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TEDxSaintFrancis brings messages of empathy, community

by Michele Tjin  Thirteen Lancers took the stage recently to share their personal stories at the student-led TEDxSaintFrancis,...

In the Presence of God

On Friday, February 28, the Office of Youth and Young Adults, in collaboration with Queen of Apostles Parish, hosted “Coram Deo.” Coram...

Five Wounds Portuguese National Parish serves as a beautiful setting for...

With a majestic and historical background, the 100-year-old Five Wounds Portuguese National Parish recently was the romantic setting for a performance by...

Tardeada Juvenil Con Cristo

By Lupita Vital La tarde del sábado, 29 de Febrero, 2020. Se llevo a cabo la primer Tardeada Juvenil Con...

Diocese of San José Celebrated Black History Month

By Chris Elias  Photography: Melissa Nyuiadzi and Mawuko Nyuiadzi   February is Black History Month, a month-long celebration where we recognize the...

Rite of Election

On March 1st and 2nd , our Diocese joyfully celebrated the Rite of Election at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph. As we commit to prayer this Lent, let us pray in particular for the now “Elect”...

Tree Planting at Our Lady of Refuge: Partnering for the Care...

By Marita Grudzen, Co-Chair of Stewards of Our Common Home  Committed to helping fulfill Pope Francis’ teachings in Laudato Si’, the...

Preguntas y Respuestas sobre la Cuaresma y las Prácticas Cuaresmales

P. ¿Por qué decimos que hay cuarenta días en la Cuaresma? Cuando contamos todos los días desde le Miércoles de Ceniza al Sábado Santo, son 46 días.  R. Podría ser más exacto decir que hay "cuarenta días de ayuno dentro de la Cuaresma". Históricamente, la Cuaresma ha variado de...

Questions and Answers about Lent and Lenten Practices

Q. Why do we say that there are forty days of Lent?  When you count all the days from Ash Wednesday through...

Remembering Fr. Paul Goda, S.J.: Faithful servant to our Lord through...

By: Lee Campbell, Associate Director of Restorative Justice – Diocese of San José    Father Paul Goda, beloved priest, law professor...