Address: 580 E. Jackson Street, San Jose, CA 95112

(408) 294-2440

Liturgy Ministry

Holy Cross Parish Liturgy Ministry helps make mass and special mass organized. The ministry includes, Eucharistic, Liturgy Committee, Music, Lectors/Readers, Collection Counters, Alter Servers and Ushers.


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Eucharistic ministers assist the priest in distributing Communion at all of the Masses. They may also bring the sacrament to the sick, homebound, or those in convalescent homes.

  • Bro. Raul Ochoa, C.S. (5:00PM Mass) (408) 294-1310
  • Josephine Locquaio (8:30AM Mass) (408) 272-8621
  • Ramon Lopez (10:00AM Mass) (408) 998-4273
  • Sonia Peneyra (11:30AM Mass) (408) 259-3032
  • Caterina Ventimiglia (1:00PM Mass) (408) 297-8257
  • Guadalupe Hernandez (6:00PM Mass) (408) 298-8370

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This committee helps to plan the celebration of the parish liturgies. They listen to parishioners’ experiences of liturgy, evaluate them, and strive to make all aspects of the community’s worship as meaningful as possible.

  • Parish Office (408) 294-2440

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Music, such a significant part of worship, can involve parishioners in a variety of ways. Being a part of the seasonal choirs, playing an instrument, or leading as cantor are specific opportunities available. This ministry involves three English choirs, two Spanish Choirs and one Italian Choir. This ministry is performed at weekly Sunday Masses and during special celebrations during the year.

  • Joe & Rose Villegas (5:00PM Choir) (408) 297-9210
  • Aaron Curioca (10:00AM Choir) (408) 292-6644
  • Clement Santiago (11:30AM Choir) (408) 318-2152
  • Virginia Sacci (1:00PM Choir) (408) 923-0251
  • Pedro Contreras (6:00PM Choir) (408) 283-9348

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Lectors assist at the Mass and other liturgies in proclaiming the Word of God in the readings. They also present the prayers of the faithful and parish announcements, indicating the important role of the laity in the liturgy.

  • Ramon Lopez (408) 998-4273
  • Sonia Peneyra (408) 259-3032

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Parish members show stewardship through the weekly collection at Mass. Rotating groups of parishioners count the collection each week. This is to assure accuracy and accountability.

  • Fr. Livio Stella, C.S. (408) 294-2440

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Those who received first Communion already are welcome to participate in the liturgy by serving with the priest at Mass. This is an important involvement for our younger members of the Parish. Training is provided by an adult minister.

  • Fr. Livio Stella, C.S. (408) 294-2440

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Ushers / Welcoming Committee 
Greeters create a hospitable environment before Mass by welcoming people with a smile as they enter the church, making them feel at home.
Ushers are primarily responsible for making people feel welcomed at Mass and assisting them in finding seating. They also assist with the offertory collection, processional direction, and distributing bulletins. It is the responsibility of this committee to make sure the missalettes are in order for the next Mass, the bulletins are in place, etc…

  • Fr. Livio Stella, C.S. (408) 294-2440

Sacraments Ministry

Supporting the Parish sacraments preparation.


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Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the spirit and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. The Baptism Preparation Team helps parents and godparents prepare for their child to receive this holy sacrament. Through God’s grace, this team helps class participants deepen their understanding and commitment to not only be the first teachers of their children, but the best teachers of their children in the ways of our faith.

  • Gloria Flores (English) (408) 298-4378
  • Aaron Curioca (Spanish) (408) 292-6644
  • Salvador Medina (Spanish) (408) 251-2820

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Married couples assist as team members in the preparation meetings for engaged couples by giving presentations on the sacrament of marriage and a wide spectrum of issues which enhance and deepen love for each other and our gracious God.

  • Parish Office (408) 294-2440

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Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a experience designed to give married couples the opportunity to learn a technique of loving communication that they can use for the rest of their lives. It’s a chance to look deeply into their relationship with each other and with God. It’s a time to share their feelings, hopes and dreams with each other.

The Marriage Encounter is designed in such a way that both priests and religious can participate fully. The principles of love, commitment and effective communication translate quite readily to the relationship between a priest and his parish or any group to whom he ministers as well as to a religious community.

  • Richard & Theresa Rieve (408) 266-1561

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This Movement intends to discover, live and transmit family Christian values, for example: marriage as a vocation, the saving strength of the Sacrament of Matrimony, the importance of Christian faith in the life of the family, the family as a domestic church passing their faith to future generations. It is this family based Movement that evangelizes the family and from the family.

  • Sergio & Catalina Renteria (408) 995-6152

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Ministers to the Sick go to those who are confined to their homes, nursing homes, or hospitals. They sometimes bring communion or just spend time in prayer and fellowship with these individuals. Ministers to the Sick foster a living link between the Body of Christ at Holy Cross and our parishioners who are unable to attend parish celebrations.

  • Bro. Raul Ochoa, C.S. (5:00PM Mass) (408) 294-1310
  • Josephine Locquaio (8:30AM Mass) (408) 272-8621
  • Ramon Lopez (10:00AM Mass) (408) 998-4273
  • Sonia Peneyra (11:30AM Mass) (408) 259-3032
  • Caterina Ventimiglia (1:00PM Mass) (408) 297-8257
  • Guadalupe Hernandez (6:00PM Mass) (408) 298-8370

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This group offers prayers, sympathy, and spiritual support to parishioners who have recently lost a loved one. This support program helps the bereaved to cope with the grief of losing a loved one.

  • Joe & Rose Villegas (408) 297-9210
  • Joe & Zeny Villaluz (408) 287-4032
  • Griselda Cervantes (408) 279-6282

Youth/Children Ministry

Providing support to the Faith Formation and creating Youth Groups for the school aged children of Holy Cross.


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Being a catechists is a great privilege. Catechists are called by God to help young children, youth and adults to grow in their faith and have a deeper relationship with God. Classes meet on Saturdays and Sundays beginning September and conclude at the end of May. Catechists also have a responsibility to continue in their faith formation both spiritually and intellectually. It is highly recommended that all catechists should become certified by attending Faith Beyond 2000 during June and July.

  • Bro. Raul Ochoa, C.S. (408) 294-1310

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The mission of the Youth Ministry Program is to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person and to foster responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community. Still a project to become reality in our Parish.

  • Parish Office (408) 294-2440

Adult Ministry

Providing support to the Faith Formation and creating Youth Groups for the school aged children of Holy Cross.


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Is a program for adults who have been baptized in the Catholic Church but have not received the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation or for adults of another faith who want to join our faith. If you would like to be part of the R.C.I.A. team you must be a person who is willing to share your faith journey with others, be open minded, non judgmental and be open to the spirit. The R.C.I.A. classes begin in the 2nd week of October until May. The English classes meet every Tuesday night at 7:00 PM – 8:30 P.M. and the Spanish R.C.I.A. meet every Sunday morning from 11:15 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

  • Bro. Raul Ochoa, C.S. (408) 294-1310

Social Ministries

Providing support to the Faith Formation and creating Youth Groups for the school aged children of Holy Cross.


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This committee will organize different events throughout the year concerning health. The committee will propose a plan of action as soon it is organized.

  • Joe & Rose Villegas (408) 297-9210
  • Antoinnette Martinez (408) 586-9523
  • Guadalupe Gaytan (408) 274-5997

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This committee of volunteers help other fellow parishioners who need help to fill up forms, respond to official letters, immigration matters, income tax and referral to many other services available in the area.

  • Ramon Lopez (408) 998-4273
  • Salvador Medina (408) 251-2820

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This committee will take the responsibility to prepare and serve the sandwiches to the poor during the weekdays. The plan of action will be prepared as soon as the committee is formed.

  • Parish Office (408) 294-2440

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This committee invites all parishioners to proclaim the Good News through active participation in programs that serve those in need. They also seek to educate parishioners to the Catholic Social Teachings based on Vatican II and those of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Council… “to shape a society more respectful of human life and dignity, and more committed to justice and peace”.

  • Ramon Lopez (408) 998-42738

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This group offers prayers, sympathy, and spiritual support to parishioners who have recently lost a loved one. This support program helps the bereaved to cope with the grief of losing a loved one.

  • Joe & Rose Villegas (408) 297-9210
  • Joe & Zeny Villaluz (408) 287-4032
  • Griselda Cervantes (408) 279-6282

Parish Movements

Join the movements at our parish for a fulfilling and faithful life.


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The Cursillo Movement is a movement of the Catholic Church. The name Cursillo is Spanish, meaning short course, and is often associated with a 3-Day weekend – which is only one aspect of the Cursillo Movement. The proper name is Cursillo de Cristiandad (short course of Christianity). There is much more to the Cursillo Movement than just a 3-Day weekend. The Cursillo Movement can assist each of us in developing a deeper understanding of what it means to be fully Catholic by being fully Christian.

  • Amy Matudio (408) 272-8719

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This Movement intends to discover, live and transmit family Christian values, for example: marriage as a vocation, the saving strength of the Sacrament of Matrimony, the importance of Christian faith in the life of the family, the family as a domestic church passing their faith to future generations. It is this family based Movement that evangelizes the family and from the family.

  • Sergio & Catalina Renteria (408) 995-6152

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The Neo Catechumenal Way is a way of formation, based on a tripod , “Word of God, Liturgy and Community”, and tries to lead people to a more mature Faith, in communities within the Parish. It is a charisma in the Church that calls us to conversion.

  • Jorge Martinez (408) 292-5285

Parish Environment

Supporting the parish buildings and facilities.


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This committee have the responsibility of taking video and pictures of the parish activities to share with the community members and to organize the archives of the Parish with these two items.

  • Joe Villaluz (408) 287-4032
  • Salvador Medina (408) 251-2820

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These volunteers oversee the care and improvement of the buildings and grounds of our parish community. It is composed of parishioners with expertise in the area of building and grounds. It is a volunteer committee. If you would like to like to offer your expertise, please call the rectory.

  • Victor Tinoco (408) 453-8553
  • Joe Villegas (408) 297-9210
  • Salvador Medina (408) 251-2820

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This committee will take care of the preparation of any bulletin prepared for special occasions.

  • Parish Office (408) 294-2440

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Formed by computer experts to maintain the website of the parish and the existing parish network.

  • Ruben Regucera (408) 923-1545
  • Don Stringari (408) 270-7017
  • Ramon Lopez (408) 998-4273

Community Building

Support and creating a social environment and fun activities at the parish.


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For many people BINGO may not be seen as a ministry, but it really is. For many parishes, and we are one of them. Bingo is a source of income. If you are dedicated, outgoing, like to work with computers and most of all likes to meet people, join us every Monday from 5:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

  • Bro. Raul Ochoa, C.S. (408) 294-1310
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