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The “Gift within the Gift”

Giving thanks has been called “the gift within the gift.” In the Gospel account of the healing of the lepers (Luke 7:11-19), although all...

Paul Miner Joins Diocese as Director of Social Justice Ministries

By Liz Sullivan For Paul Miner, commitment to faith is a commitment to the family values he grew up with in Davenport, Iowa. Miner was recently...

New CRS President/CEO Sean Callahan Visits Santa Clara University

Faith. Action. Results. Armed with this message, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the organization’s new president and CEO Sean Callahan visited the Diocese of San Jose...

Diocesan Commissioning of Simbang Gabi

Diocesan Commissioning of Simbang Gabi will be held on Dec. 12 at Saint John the Baptist Church in Milpitas, to be presided by Bishop...

Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving

By Kathy Fanger Parish Outreach Coordinator Let all your works give you thanks, O Lord, and let your faithful ones bless you. (Ps. 145:10) In a few...

Rest in Peace, Brother Robert Carberry, CSC

Resident of Notre Dame, Ind., Brother Robert Carberry, CSC, passed away on October 17. A religious Brother of the Congregation of Holy Cross, he...

Collection Helps Aging Sisters, Brothers and Priests in Religious Orders

Catholics in the Diocese of San Jose will have the opportunity to “give to those who have given a lifetime” as part of the...

Saved Three Times by Catholic Agencies

By Adelene Gallego Ramos Linh Pham was rescued by Catholic agencies three times in his life. Now an elder in the Vietnamese American community in...

Feeding the Hungry Hearts

By Gregory Kepferle CEO, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County and President, Charities Housing Development Corporation “Everybody has a hungry heart.” Bruce Springsteen’s song captures the...

Donor Advised Fund Match – An Impetus for Gratitude

Marie Galetto Marketing & Grants Program Manager It’s commonly understood that there is a close connection between gratitude and generosity. Those who are grateful for the...