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Institute for Leadership in Ministry Hosted Bilingual Mass

The Institute for Leadership in Ministry (ILM) held a bilingual Mass on October 9 at Queen of Apostles Parish. The celebrant was Father Gerardo...

Worship and Witness Merge at Saint Martin of Tours Feast

By Therese Lehane Celebrating the feast of its patron, Saint Martin of Tours, on November 11, the community of Saint Martin of Tours Parish held...

Friendsgiving, Food Sharing, Lots of Fellowship

“Food is the common denominator that brings people together,” said James Beard. It was certainly the case at this year’s Friendsgiving Dinner hosted by the...

Catholic Scouting

Robbie Ocampo, Associate Director for the Office of Youth and Young Adults for the Diocese of San José, left, joins scouts at the Catholic...

On A Firm Foundation: I Choose Gratitude

By Mary Quilici Aumack Chief Executive Officer The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County       As is our tradition, we traveled to Oregon this year for Thanksgiving. ...

The Sacred Bond

By Gregory Kepferle Chief Executive Officer Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County and President, Charities Housing A friend painted a beautifully poignant icon of a Mayan...

“Tears Heal. Hold onto Hope.”

By Kathy Fanger, Catholic Cemeteries “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4) One day I was speaking with Father Gary Thomas, Pastor...

Anchoring Ourselves Within God’s Goodness

By Rev. Ron Rolheiser, OMI Theologian, teacher, award-winning author, and President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX     What would Jesus do? For...

Pope Francis Condemns Nuclear Weapons: So Why the Silence?

By Tony Magliano Internationally syndicated social justice and peace columnist tmag@zoominternet.net     Two years ago, speaking before a Vatican sponsored international symposium titled “Prospects for a World Free of...

Holy Family Students Lend a Helping Hand for Those in Need

By Alexandra Jang, seventh grader During the month of October, Holy Family Parish hosted the Village House program in our Community Center. It was a very...