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Faith Formation- Update

Dear Families,

Happy 100th Birthday of Pope John Paul II (May 18th 2020)

Now more than ever your parish needs your help,

we ask that you consider giving online. The online donation system that we use is safe, secure and convenient. You can use credit cards, debit cards or direct transfer from your bank account. Help us fulfill the needs of our Parish:

To register:

To Quick Give:

The Diocese of San Jose - Celebrates the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Sí

“Let us join together for the care of our common home”

Faith Formation K-8th Sunday Sessions:

As most of you know our Sunday Faith Formation Session are done for this school year. Registration will begin in late August for next year. Please check our website, parish bulletin or Mass announcements for updates. Our Sacramental Preparation session such as RCIA (baptism for adults), RCIA adapted for children (baptism for over 7 years), First Eucharist (2nd grade and up)  and Confirmation (8th grade and up) classes will continue to meet until the end of May. The Faith Formation Office will be closed from June 15th until August 15th, 2020.

FORMED is now available to all SJPMV parishioners.  If you haven't heard of it yet, this is a video streaming service run by the Augustine Institute, kind of like Netflix but offering faith-based programmings.  Individual subscriptions are $10/month, but you can sign up for free by looking up "St. Joseph Mountain View" in the sign up link

So, use it well!

1. On your browser, go to to create a new account.

2. Under "Find your Parish or Organization", look for "St Joseph Mountain View" and select our church from the drop down list.  "Click Next".

3. Enter your name and your email address.  Click "Sign Up".

The Singing Priest - Compass ABC Documentary

A Documentary about Fr. Rob Galea and @frgministry as broadcast on Australian national television on the 10th of May 2020 on ABC TV.

Ways to Celebrate Mass

Link to livestream 10:00 a.m. Sunday Masses at Saint Joseph Parish, can be found on the parish website: or FaceBook page (St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church).

Link to livestream Diocesan FaceBook page, at 11:00 a.m. (one Sunday in English – one Sunday in Spanish)

We are looking forward to the day when we can celebrate the sacraments of initiation TDB.

May = Mary

May devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary refer to special Marian devotions held in the Catholic Church during the month of May honoring the Virgin Mary as "the Queen of May". These services may take place inside or outside. A "May Crowning" is a traditional Roman Catholic ritual that occurs in the month of May.

May Mother Mary:

Why Catholics Call Mary Their Mother:

Immaculate Mary: