Annual Diocesan Appeal 2018 Weekly Update – April 08, 2018

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“Sharing the Joy of the Gospel, Together in Christ” is this year’s Annual Diocesan Appeal theme for the Diocese of San Jose. Every year, faithful Catholics from 54 parishes and missions within Santa Clara County, contribute generously to support common services and programs in the Diocese.

Your ADA gift enables us in our Evangelization work and outreach, particularly in the areas of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Catechesis and Faith Formation, the Hispanic Apostolate, Social Justice Ministry, the Institute for Leadership in Ministry, the Formation and Training of Seminarians and Deacon Candidates, who are our future priests and deacons, and the Ongoing Formation of those already ordained. Only your gift, combined with the gifts of others throughout our Diocese, can make all of this possible.

Please consider a gift to the ADA to help support the day-to-day services that our parishes rely on for support. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Annual Diocesan Appeal 2018 Weekly Update – March 25, 2018

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“Sharing the Joy of the Gospel, Together in Christ” is this year’s Annual Diocesan Appeal theme for the Diocese of San Jose. Every year, faithful Catholics from 54 parishes and missions within Santa Clara County, contribute generously to support common services and programs in the Diocese.

Your ADA gift enables us in our Evangelization work and outreach, particularly in the areas of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Catechesis and Faith Formation, the Hispanic Apostolate, Social Justice Ministry, the Institute for Leadership in Ministry, the Formation and Training of Seminarians and Deacon Candidates, who are our future priests and deacons, and the Ongoing Formation of those already ordained. Only your gift, combined with the gifts of others throughout our Diocese, can make all of this possible.

Please consider a gift to the ADA to help support the day-to-day services that our parishes rely on for support. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

A Message From Our Pastor – April 01, 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On Easter morning throughout the world, we join the Church as it announces the most important message of our Christian-Catholic faith: “Jesus is Risen! – He is Truly Risen as he said!” With these words we enter into the Easter Season celebration when we celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection and the great joy that Jesus has risen from the dead and has conquered sin and death. This action of love gains for us the promise of eternal life. In this year’s Gospel from Mark we hear about how the women went to the tomb early in the morning and found the stone rolled away from the entrance of where Jesus’ body was laid. The moving of the stone may have been a big worry of the women as they prepared to go and anoint the body of their Master and Lord. When they found the tomb opened, they only had to enter the tomb to see what had happened. They had to “enter into the tomb” in order to be told of the great event of the Resurrection and to experience it by seeing the empty tomb. In order for each of us to experience the Mystery of Easter in our lives today, we also have to “enter in”, in order to “see” what Jesus has accomplished for our lives. To enter into the mystery of the Resurrection, we need to allow ourselves to be transformed into true disciples of Jesus so that we are able to fulfill the Lord’s command to tell others about this truth and how we experience God’s love each day. Let us each Rejoice in the Resurrection of Christ and spread it to others as modeled by the women who went to the tomb, found it empty, enter in, and ran “overjoyed” to tell His disciples that He Is Risen from the dead! May each of us be filled with the power of this Easter, be transformed by it, and spread this Good News to others! I wish a Blessed Easter to you and your family. In Christ, Fr. Ernesto M. Orci _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Queridos hermanos y hermanas en Cristo, En la mañana de Pascua en todo el mundo, nos unimos a la Iglesia cuando anuncia el mensaje más importante de nuestra fe cristiano-católica: "¡Jesús ha resucitado! - ¡Está Verdaderamente Resucitado como dijo! Con estas palabras, entramos en la celebración de la Pascua cuando celebramos la Resurrección de Jesús y la gran alegría que Jesús ha resucitado de entre los muertos y ha conquistado el pecado y la muerte. Esta acción de amor nos gana la promesa de la vida eterna. En el Evangelio de Marcos de este año, escuchamos acerca de cómo las mujeres fueron a la tumba temprano en la mañana y encontraron que la piedra había sido quitada del sepulcro. El movimiento de la piedra puede haber sido una gran preocupación para las mujeres mientras se preparaban para ir y ungir el cuerpo de su Maestro y Señor. Cuando descubrieron que la tumba se había abierto, solo tuvieron que entrar en la tumba para ver qué había pasado. Tuvieron que "entrar en la tumba" para conocer el gran evento de la Resurrección y experimentarlo al ver la tumba vacía. Para que cada uno de nosotros experimente el misterio de la Pascua en nuestras vidas hoy, también tenemos que "entrar", para "ver" lo que Jesús ha logrado para nuestras vidas. Para entrar en el misterio de la Resurrección, debemos permitirnos ser transformados en verdaderos discípulos de Jesús para poder cumplir con el mandato del Señor de contarles a otros sobre esta verdad y cómo experimentamos el amor de Dios todos los días. Regocijémonos cada uno en la Resurrección de Cristo y difúndala a otros como las mujeres que fueron a la tumba, la encontraron vacía, entraron y corrieron "llenas de gozo" para decirles a Sus discípulos que ¡Él había resucitado de entre los muertos! ¡Que cada uno de nosotros se llene con el poder de esta Pascua, sea transformado por ella y difunda esta Buena Noticia a los demás! Deseo una bendita Pascua para ti y tu familia. En Cristo, P. Ernesto M. Orci