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

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