The Valley Catholic

Inside This Issue | May 2021

Gazing Back and Looking Forward

By Monsignor John Sandersfeld | May 2021


When the Archdiocese of San Francisco established 25 parishes from 1951-1981 to meet the needs of faith-filled people in the rapidly growing Santa Clara County, it gave each pastor 20 acres of land, a loan, and a charge to form communities with newly-draw

Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders



With the Gold Rush in 1849, the population of Santa Clara County grew rapidly, resulting in the need for both religious and educational institutions in the Santa Clara Valley.