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Faith Formation Conference: Cultivating Disciples through Encounter, Dialogue, and Storytelling Witness

By Joanna Thurmann Faith Formation Conference 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center would undoubtedly make Pope Francis proud. A sampling of keynotes and workshops...

The Catholic Church in the Spotlight Again

Rev. Monsignor Francis V. Cilia Vicar General, Diocese of San Jose The release this week of the movie, “Spotlight,” chronicling The Boston Globe’s investigation into the...

PACT: Celebrating 30 Years of Community Building

  By Liz Sullivan A luncheon was held on November 13 at the Santa Clara Convention Center to celebrate 30 years of an organization that brings...

Annual Collection Benefits 33,000 Sisters, Brothers, Priests in Religious Orders

The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be held December 12-13 in the Diocese of San Jose. Now in its 28th year, the...

Catholic Cemeteries: Remembering the Dead: How Truly Alive Am I Willing...

By Rob Grant November is a curious month…sort of like a closet that would first appear to only have one “important” thing in it (Thanksgiving),...

Father Kevin Joyce’s December retreat rescheduled

Father Kevin Joyce is rescheduling the retreat originally planned for December 29-31, 2015 to June 23-26, 2016 (3 nights) at Presentation Center, 19480 Bear...

Giving and Asking for Nothing in Return: One Man’s Story of...

By Liz Sullivan Bob Coleman doesn’t think what he is doing is anything more special than someone assisting at a soup kitchen or a homeless...

First Educare Facility Opens in California, Offering High Quality Pre-School to...

The first Educare pre-school facility in California had its official ribbon cutting ceremony on October 16. Located in the Franklin McKinley School District, Educare...

2015 Simbang Gabi Novena of Masses

The Simbang Gabi, a Novena of Masses, first introduced in Mexico, was known as Misa de Aguinaldo. The Spanish missionaries brought the practice to...

Saint Julie’s Youth “Trick-or-Treat for Jesus,” Combining Witness with Worship

By Joanna Thurmann Nearly sixty youth in the Saint Julie’s Confirmation program, along with many siblings and parents, gave up their traditional Halloween to help...