The Valley Catholic

Inside This Issue | May 2021

Unity in Our Diversity

On a Saturday afternoon in 2004, the Institute for Leadership in Ministry’s (ILM) first-year students were in class listening to a presentation on Filipino culture as part of the day’s topic: the Ethnic Cultures of the Diocese.

Gazing Back and Looking Forward

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.