The second Thursday of October meant Bishop Patrick J. McGrath’s annual “State of the Church” Address before those gathered at the Catholic Professionals monthly breakfast meeting at Three Flames Restaurant in San Jose.

Before an attentive crowd, the Bishop outlined some of the events that have happened in the Diocese of San Jose (DSJ) since he last spoke to the group in September 2016.

Here are two of them:

  • The Diocese ordained two priests last June – Father Khoa Vu and Father Gabriel Lee.
  • And DSJ moved its seven seminarians from Saint Patrick’s University and Seminary in Menlo Park to University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Ill. The Bishop said the move to Mundelein, as the seminary is known, was 18 months in the making.

“They are dedicated to the principles of the Second Vatican II,” he said. “And those of course are the principles of the Diocese of San Jose as well. They are off to a good training of our priests.”

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