The Valley Catholic

Inside This Issue | September 2021

“Being on the Journey"

By Sharon L. Miller, BSN Director, Cathedral Social Ministries, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County | September 2021


Stan Fitzgerald of San Jose was honored earlier this year as a finalist for the national Catholic Charities 2021 Volunteer of the Year Award.

Choose Life by Caring for Creation

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service | Photos by CNS photo/Ueslei Marcelino, Reuters | September 2021


The recent extreme weather events and natural disasters show humanity is now paying the price of how it has been treating creation, said a joint message by three Christian leaders, including Pope Francis.

Discovering Purpose, Focus, and Confidence in Ministry

By Burt Welsh, 2021 graduate from the Institute for Leadership in Ministry (ILM) this year, member of the RCIA Team at St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, and in his first year of the Advanced Lay Leadership Formation Program of the Diocese of San José. | September 2021


When people ask me what my ministry is, I tell them RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).