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The new translation of the Mass: kudos for a good transition underway

We Catholics tend to feel passionately about the way we pray for many reasons, including the meaning the words convey, the love of the familiar, the rote prayers, and the ability to meditate on the memorized when we pray. (We … Continue reading

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Introduction of new liturgical changes

Although the changes to prayers and songs at Mass aren’t officially required until the beginning of Advent this year, many parishes and other Catholic communities (such as at Mission Santa Clara) in the Diocese of San Jose have already begun … Continue reading

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Why Go To Mass?

Why should we go to Mass? That’s an age-old question that Catholic parents face year in and year out.  But it’s not just something that people must discuss with their kids; for many of us, the issue of whether or … Continue reading

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When Bad Homilies Happen (to Good Catholics)

Everyone’s a critic.  When it comes to preaching and to homilies, it has got to be tough to get up in front of the community and be inspiring and insightful if you’re under-slept, overworked, rushed or maybe even going through … Continue reading

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“Come down from the cross!”

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, and at Mass we heard the long gospel reading about suffering and death of Jesus on the cross. The place of crucifixion was next to a road leading in to the city of Jerusalem.  Visitors … Continue reading

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Getting Kids to Listen in Mass

How do you get children to not just be quiet during Mass, but also to pay attention and listen? For infants and toddlers, that’s just not always possible, hence the ubiquitous “cry room”. For preschoolers there are often childcare provisions … Continue reading

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Roman Catholic Easter Vigil and Sunday Mass in the Diocese of San Jose (Silicon Valley area)

The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose lists all of its Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Mass times online.  This comprehensive list also includes the languages in which Mass is offered in Silicon Valley or the South Bay Area: Easter … Continue reading

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Catholics Relocating to Silicon Valley: Welcome to a Wonderfully Diverse Church Community!

If you are Catholic and moving to the San Jose – Silicon Valley area, you’re in luck and we hope you’ll feel right at home. We enjoy a very vibrant Catholic community here, with lots of parishes, Masses in a … Continue reading

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