Volume 33, Number 8 • December 16, 2014

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Christmas Message from Bishop McGrath
Posting Date: 12-16-2014
Winner of Bishop Patrick J. McGrath’s 2014 Christmas Card Contest. Design by Alexa Rojas, student at Saint Francis High School, Mtn. View.

Winner of Bishop Patrick J. McGrath’s 2014
Christmas Card Contest. Design by Alexa Rojas,
student at Saint Francis High School, Mtn.
View.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As the days grow shorter and winter rains have finally begun to fall upon our parched valley, we echo the ancient Advent invitation: “Let justice descend, you heavens, like dew from above, like gentle rain let the clouds drop it down...
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Christine Vincent joins DSJ in newly created position of Coordinator of Human Dignity and Life Ministries
Posting Date: 12-16-2014
Spend a few minutes with Christine Vincent and you will feel her passion for the Catholic Church and understand she is the perfect person for her new job. [Click here for story]

 
Faith Formation Conference: Lives the Gospel Joyfully
Posting Date: 12-16-2014
For two days the weekend before Thanksgiving, pilgrims from all over Northern California gathered at the Santa Clara Convention Center to learn, explore, embrace and to love “Living the Gospel Joyfully.” [Click here for story]

 
Giving Thanks for our blessings at Christmastime
Posting Date: 12-16-2014
The root of generosity is gratitude. Catholic philanthropy finds its roots in the Eucharist, and manifests in outreach.  [Click here for story]

 
Faith Formation: Unpacking Pope Francis
Posting Date: 12-16-2014
Ever since his election, Pope Francis has captured headlines and tugged at heartstrings. And at Faith Formation Conference 2014, his message of profound peace and love permeated every session.  [Click here for story]

 
12-16-2014 - Faith Formation Conference: Encountering Grace on the Margins
12-16-2014 - Simbang Gabi Novena in the DSJ
12-16-2014 - Pastoral Appointments [Dec'14]
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Highlights
News - Community
God’s greatest legacy to us – His Son. What will be YOUR legacy?

St. Martin of Tours Parish Celebrates 100 Years [Dec'14]

Cartagenas installed as new pastor at the Church of the Transfiguration

Music Boot Camp at St. Joseph Cathedral Basilica, San Jose

Season of Hope Cathedral Performance Series

News - In The Diocese
Christine Vincent joins DSJ in newly created position of Coordinator of Human Dignity and Life Ministries

Faith Formation Conference: Lives the Gospel Joyfully

Simbang Gabi Novena in the DSJ

Christmas Message from Bishop McGrath

Sections - Youth & Young Adults
Youth Ministry Resurgence at Our Lady of Refuge

Caritas: A Night of Renewal for Ministers of the Young Church

Sections - Catholic Schools
Resurrection Cub Scout troop do a good deed

St. John Vianney students share good wishes at VA Hospital

Canyon Heights Academy Leadership Council Recognized by O’Connor Hospital

Sports update: Saint Lawrence Academy’s Soccer Team Wins PSAL Championship Title and League MVP

Notre Dame Principal Mary Beth Riley Honored by Bishop McGrath

St. Joseph, Mtn. View’s Thanksgiving tradition

Sections - Spanish News
La Noche Antes de Navidad/The Night Before Christmas Spanglish Style

Un mensage del Obispo Patrick McGrath

Sections - Columns
MORAL THEOLOGY: The death of Brittany Maynard

News - In The Church
Groups form 90 Million Strong coalition to end death penalty in U.S.

Sections - Commentary
‘Wake up the world and reflect the joy of a faithful yes’