关于我们 About SJCCM
卅多年前，我们只是一群台湾出来的教友，在蓬勃发展的硅谷求学就业。为了想在异文化中继续保持信仰，于是就成立了读经小组，邀请过往的神父不定期地为我们主持弥撒。当时并没有要成立自己教会的想法，因此我们大都仍在住处附近堂区参加主日弥撒，偶而教友聚会，也不觉得再需要什么。直到天主安排了美籍耶稣会士Fr. Ed Malatesta马爱德神父来到我们当中，我们才尝试把团体正式组织起来，在教区登记，并以St. Clare 做为本堂。圣荷西第一任主教杜缅任命已经从台湾辅仁大学退休多年的陶雅谷神父来做我们的辅导。之后,由顾光中神父辅灵指导跨过二十多春秋, 团体日渐壮大。期间,各功能性组织包括有各区组读经班，儿童道理班，高中及大専青年组，圣咏团，礼仪组，信仰讲座，圣城通讯月刊，中文学校等等也蓬勃发展, 除了举办过圣神同祷会，圣母军，基督活力运动，夫妇恳谈会，更新运动（Renew) 等等, 我们也参与硅谷华人社区的活动, 包括湾区华运会，抗癌接力，还有教区举办的Catechetical Convention。圣荷西华人天主教会的名字因此传开。之间我们也办了几次对外大型布道，有些失联的教友也因此回到羊栈。在梵谛冈二次大公会议以后虽然教会鼓励教友积极参与堂区事务，但是像我们团体这样落实运作，以教友为领导中心，以神父为灵修辅导的堂区管理模式还是少见。这样运作方式我们持续了廿九年，直到二零一二年教区提升我们团体为 mission 之后，才转回教会法典要求的模式，那就是由本堂神父带领 Pastoral Council来管理整个教会的运作。自此,由阿根廷籍欧维礼神父为首任本堂,继续带领湾区华人天主教友尽福传牧灵之本份。
30th Anniversary Documentary Video
Thirty years ago, we, a group of Catholics from Taiwan, came to this booming Silicon Valley. We studied and settled down here. In order to keep our faith, we established our Bible study group and invited priests from time to time to our group. While most of us went to local churches for Sunday Mass regularly, we did get together once a while. At that point, we didn’t have further thoughts about the future until God sent us Fr. Ed Malatesta, an American Jesuit. We then tried to organize the community and officially registered with the Diocese. St Clare became our parish. Bishop Duman of San Jose Diocese assigned Fr. Tao, who retired from Fu Jen University in Taiwan years ago, to be our spiritual director. Then Fr. Matthew Koo was assigned to be our Chaplain and guided us for over twenty years. The community grew every day. Functional ministries were gradually established: bible study groups, catechetical ministry, youth group (Watermark group), choir, liturgical group, seminars/retreats, Holy City monthly magazine, Chinese school, as well as Legion of Mary, prayer group, etc. We not only held programs like the Cursillos in Christianity, Marriage encounter, Renew program, we were also involved in various local Chinese community activities, i.e. Silicon Valley Chinese Olympic, Cancer Relay, and Catechetical Convention. “San Jose Chinese Catholic Community” started to expand. We also held several major evangelization meetings and helped some Catholics come back to church. The church encouraged lay people to be involved in parish affairs after Vatican II. It was rare to have a group like ours with a management model where the lay people were the center of the leadership. We kept the same operating management model until the community was changed to San Jose Chinese Catholic Mission in 2012. We then went back to the standard management model based on the cannon law, where Parish priests lead the Pastoral Council in order to manage and operate the church. Since then Fr. Oliver from Argentine have led us as our first parish priest.
主保圣人 OUR PATRON SAINT
Our Father in Heaven, you entrusted from the beginning our Savior and Mary his Holy Mother, to the care or St. Joseph. By the help of his prayers may our Church continue to serve its Lord, Jesus Christ, who lives, and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.
欧维礼神父 FR. CARLOS ALBERTO OLIVERA
About Our Pastor
Father Carlos Alberto Olivera was born in the city of San Luis, Argentine in 1959. He grew up in a typical Catholic family, where he experienced the loving presence of God during his childhood. His father was a bank clerk, and his mother was an elementary school teacher. He has six younger brothers and sisters.
He began to experience the call of God to priesthood when he was near twelve years old. At the age of fifteen, during a spiritual retreat, he clearly discerned his vocation.
MINISTRIES AND GROUPS
Bible Study Groups
Bible studies are a way to bring us closer into the life of Christ and the Catholic faith. The more we learn about God from the writings of the Bible, the more we learn about our beliefs, celebrations, and rituals that make up our faith. We have various bible study groups with different locations and languages.
Liturgical Ministry & Choir
Liturgical ministry is performed by volunteers of the church community. Some duties include:
- Altar servers and acolytes
- Ministers of Holy Communion
Catechetical ministry is an important way for the Catholic church to carry out its mission of evangelization. We teach and inform the community and those new to the faith about Christ’s teachings. Ways to participate:
- Teach CCD (religious education) grades 1-12
- Teach RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
- Enroll your kids in CCD through our Sacred Heart School
SJCCM MINISTRY CHART
堂区歷史 SJCCM HISTORY
Started the second Renew program
“Follow Me” Outreach Evangelical meeting
The 5th Cursillos in Christianity
Started the first Renew program
Started community outreach service
The 3th Cursillos in Christianity
Started News Letter publication
Started monthly magazine (Holy City) in October.