Saint Joseph of Cupertino Parish

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St. Joseph of Cupertino Parish
Exterior view of St. Joseph of Cupertino Parish Church in Cupertino
St. Joseph of Cupertino Parish is located in San Jose, California
St. Joseph of Cupertino Parish
St. Joseph of Cupertino Parish
37°19′27″N 122°01′55″W / 37.324204°N 122.032001°W / 37.324204; -122.032001Coordinates: 37°19′27″N 122°01′55″W / 37.324204°N 122.032001°W / 37.324204; -122.032001
Location 10110 North De Anza Boulevard
Cupertino, California
Country  USA
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website www.stjoscup.org
History
Founded April 12, 1953
Founder(s) Rev. Msgr. Philip Ryan
Dedication Joseph of Cupertino
Dedicated August 2, 1953
Relics held In the chapel
Events Feast Day of St. Joseph of Cupertino, Confessor (September 18)
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Administration
Deanery Deanery 5
Archdiocese Archidioecesis Sancti Francisci
Diocese Dioecesis Sancti Josephi in California
Province Ecclesiastical province of San Francisco
Clergy
Bishop(s) The Most Rev. Patrick Joseph McGrath
Dean Rev. Fr. Chris Bransfield
(St. Martin of Tours Parish)
Vicar(s) Rev. Fr. Normandy Segovia
Rev. Fr. Peter Seimas
Honorary priest(s) Rev. Msgr. Joseph Milani
Pastor(s) Rev. Fr. Gregory Ng Kimm
Deacon(s) Dcn. Ron Hansen
Laity
Director of music Dan Morris
Organist(s) Lothar Bandermann
Parish administrator Free Draga

Saint Joseph of Cupertino Parish is a territorial parish serving Latin Rite Catholics in Cupertino, California, United States. The parish is named for Joseph of Cupertino, and had its origin in a small wooden chapel at the Villa Maria retreat located in Stevens Creek Canyon (Stevens Creek was known in Spanish as Arroyo San José de Cupertino). Villa Maria was the country home of the Jesuit fathers of Santa Clara University, who purchased the 320 acre (1.3 km²) tract in 1873. Shortly thereafter, Brother Tom Cunningham cleared the land for orchards and vineyards and built a simple frame chapel of redwood, 18 by 25 feet (5 by 8 m), in the mission style, with buttresses and towers.[1]

The parish moved to a location near the center of Cupertino, on De Anza Boulevard. The parish is now a part of the Diocese of San Jose in California. The pastor is Father Gregory Kimm.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St. Joseph of Cupertino Parish History". Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  2. ^ "St. Joseph of Cupertino Clergy". Retrieved 2010-05-02. 

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