Volume 33, Number 1 • August 19, 2014

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Bishop offers thanks to detention ministry, Restorative Justice volunteers
Posting Date: 08-19-2014
Bishop Patrick J. McGrath addressed those who attended the Restorative Justice dinner at the chancery offices, here with Sister Maryann Cantlon who directs the program. [Click here for story]

 
Annual Education Appeal for scholarship assistance set for Sept. 6-7 in parishes
Posting Date: 08-19-2014

The Annual Education Appeal collection will be taken up in parishes Sept. 6-7 to raise funds for the tuition assistance program of the diocesan Department of Education.
The Diocese of San Jose educates over 16,500 students in 29 elementary and seven high schools in Santa Clara County.
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Linda Batton honored for service to DSJ
Posting Date: 08-19-2014
Bishop Patrick J. McGrath presented Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Award to Linda Batton (center), joined by Linda’s granddaughter Alyssa Smith, and son Erik Axtell.

Bishop Patrick J. McGrath presented Pro
Ecclesia et Pontifice Award to Linda Batton
(center), joined by Linda’s granddaughter
Alyssa Smith, and son Erik Axtell.

Linda Batton, who recently retired as diocesan Director of Social Ministries, was honored at the end of July with the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Award, presented by Bishop Patrick J. McGrath on behalf of the pope who makes the award to lay people for their service to the Church. [Click here for story]

 
Faith Formation Conference set for Nov. 21-22
Posting Date: 08-19-2014
The ninth annual Faith Formation Conference will take place Nov. 21-22, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The Diocese of San Jose will join with the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Dioceses of Monterey, Oakland and Stockton to host the conference, themed to Living the Gospel Joyfully/Viviendo el Evangelio con Gozo.  [Click here for story]

 
Celebrating Catholic ministry through endowments
Posting Date: 08-19-2014
By Mary Quilici Aumack
In this wonderful valley, Catholic ministry takes many forms. At its heart is the parish community. Parish life offers the opportunity to fill our spirit with God’s abundance of love and mercy.
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08-19-2014 - Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal honorees
08-19-2014 - St. John Vianney School to celebrate 60th anniversary
08-19-2014 - Clergy appointments…. [8-19-14]
08-19-2014 - St. Julie Parish celebrates, looks back on 40 years
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Highlights
News - In The Diocese
Annual Education Appeal for scholarship assistance set for Sept. 6-7 in parishes

St. John Vianney School to celebrate 60th anniversary

Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal honorees

News - Community
Serra International convention attracts attendees from U.S., world

Sections - Catholic Schools
Presentation debate team takes national spotlight

Sacred Heart Nativity Schools name new president

Sections - Young Adults
Volunteer youth minister shares Life Teen experience

Sections - Spanish News
La Diócesis de San José invita a rezar por las víctimas de la violencia

News - In The Church
Like good shepherd, Church must seek out, help abused, says survivor

Pope meets sex abuse victims, says clergy actions cloaked in complicity

News - Nation/World
Papal visit to South Korea: Legacy of martyrs, lay leadership lives on

Sections - Immigration/Human Trafficking
Humanitarian border crisis calls for compassion, action

Bishop McGrath calls for compassion, aid for immigrants at state border

Unaccompanied children need community’s help