From the Office of the Bishop

I am following up on a message that Father Jon Pedigo sent at Christmas regarding the Muslim-Catholic Community Event of Support and Friendship that will be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16, at Noon at Saba Islamic Center (4415 Fortran Drive, San Jose).

We will be gathering with leading imams for prayer and dialogue. This will be the first of a number of meetings to express mutual understanding, support and friendship between the Muslims and Catholics. Food will be provided.

I invite the Catholic community to participate in a pilgrimage from the parking lot of Our Lady Star of the Sea (1385 Michigan Avenue, Alviso) to the Saba Center. I would be grateful if you could extend this invitation to your parishioners.

For further information, please contact Jon at

 With every best wish and kind regard, I remain, 

Sincerely yours,

Patrick J. McGrath
Bishop of San Jose