• SJSU Catholic Newman Center

  • Interior newly renovated!!!


    300 S. 10th Street, CA 95112

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    Although the Newman Center is currently closed due to the Covid-19 Shelter in Place, SJSU Newman Student Association will still meet virtually this semester. Please check below for more details.

  • All current and new Newman members, please fill out this form so we can update the database of Newman members!


    Study or hang out

    with your Newman Community virtually this semester!

    Livestream Mass:

    Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph invites Spartans to attend virtual mass every Sunday at 11:30 A.M. Please visit the cathedral's Facebook for the Livestream:


    In regards to the Newman Center and Chapel:

    Our Newman Center and Chapel will be closed until further notice.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please be assured of our prayers.


    However, we will still meet virtually this semester.

    We will be posting about our virtual ministry events regularly. Please see our Instagram: @sjsunewman and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SJSUNewmanCenter for more information. God bless!

    In Regards to Masses across the Diocese of San Jose:


    Hello Spartans,

    To Our Community in Diocese of San Jose:

    Santa Clara County, together with the greater Seattle area, has been at the epicenter of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the United States. Over the past few weeks, our Diocese of San José has followed the guidance of Santa Clara County health officials in responding to the presence of the virus. The Governor of California has weighed in recently requesting that no gatherings assemble with more than 250 persons. In my recent discussions with county health officials, I have been told that we have reached the exponential phase of the epidemic, with the number of those testing positive for the virus expected to rise dramatically.

    As a Diocese, our top priority remains the health and safety of our families, children, and the vulnerable of our community. In addition, I am requesting that all parishes, missions, and chapels in the Diocese of San José suspend all public Masses beginning Saturday, March 14, until further notice. Baptisms, weddings, and funerals may be celebrated but should be limited to immediate family. Faith Formation classes also should be suspended until further notice. All parish gatherings are being suspended until further notice.

    With the preceding in mind, I have issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time for all Catholics in the Diocese of San José.

    Though public Masses are being suspended, I encourage parishioners to remain connected to their parish community and to pray for each other. The Diocese and several parishes will continue to livestream Sunday Masses in various languages. Information on these Masses and other spiritual resources are provided on our Diocesan Response to Coronavirus webpage at dsj.org/coronavirus.

    During this difficult time, I ask that our priests, deacons, religious, and parish staffs remain attentive to the needs of shut-ins, the elderly, the sick, and the vulnerable through creative outreach. Priests will remain available for individual confessions and urgent pastoral needs, including the anointing of the sick (Last Rites). I also encourage our parishes to reach out to parishioners through phone campaigns, social media, and other methods.

    We are profoundly saddened that we are not able to celebrate the Eucharist as community, but we are reminded that Christ always remains with us, especially in times of uncertainty such as these. Be assured of my continued prayers for you and your families.

    Yours in Christ,

    Bishop Oscar Cantú

  • Spring 2021 Events!! (listed from Newest to Oldest)

    Come Join Us for Our Upcoming Virtual Events!

    *Please see Groups and Meetings down below for weekly events*

    St. Joseph: Our Spiritual Father

    3/18/21 @ 4:30 PM

    Our Church is currently in the special “Year of St. Joseph.” We are all called to unite in prayer to invoke St. Joseph’s intercession and practice living his virtues. Many of us have heard about St. Joseph before, but we are still yearning to learn more about him. Please join us for a talk about St. Joseph by Fr. Victor.

    Temptations in the Modern World

    3/11/21 @ 4:30 PM

    Many of us struggle with various temptations throughout our day, and sometimes we wish that we know some methods to resist these temptations. Fr. Gary Thomas, mandated exorcist of the Diocese of San Jose and pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, will help give a presentation on Temptations in the Modern World. He will point out the temptations that many young adults currently face and how to combat these temptations. As always, we will have a Q & A session afterward for anyone who has any questions.

    Power of Confession

    3/4/21 @ 4:30 PM

    We hope you all have been having a blessed Lenten season. During Lent, we often hear about repentance and the sacrament of reconciliation. Sometimes we hesitate to go to confession and wonder “What happens in confession? Why do I need to go to confession? What can confession do for me? ”   Fr. Dat Luong from St. Maria Goretti Parish will help give a talk on the power of confession and the significant role the sacrament plays in our lives. We will have a Q & A session after the talk so if you have any questions regarding confession, this week is your chance to have them answered!

    The Power of the Rosary

    2/25/21 @ 4:30 PM

    Many of us have prayed the rosary before, but sometimes we wonder “What is so special about the rosary? Why should we pray it?” Fr. Anthony Nguyen will help give a talk on the power of the rosary and what makes the rosary such a special form of prayer.

    Invitation to Love and Serve

    2/18/21 @ 4:30 PM

    We are excited to have Fr. Andrew C. Nguyen, the diocese of San Jose’s vocation director, come back and help give a talk titled “Invitation to Love and Serve”. Fr. Andrew will be exploring the love in marriage life vs the love in religious life in his talk. As always, you will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the talk.
  • Groups and Meetings

    *Meeting virtually on Zoom, Please Contact Us for the Zoom Link*

    Weekly Group Rosaries

    Tuesdays @ 4:30 PM

    Let us come together to start or strengthen our relationship with Christ and offer up our personal intentions to Him. Through the mysteries of the rosary, we are able to meditate on the life of Christ through the divine intercession of the Our Beloved Mother The Virgin Mary. This allows us to grow in faith and in our understanding of the faith, increasing in holiness and virtue, and avoiding sin.

    Newman Student Association Weekly Meetings

    Thursdays @ 4:30 PM

    New to the faith? Old and full of mold? Rediscover Christ and His love for us. Join us as our guest speakers fascinate us with exciting topics that we could help us with our daily lives and for virtual socials where we play games and and build friendship. Please check our social media for specific meeting details.

    Weekly Group Divine Mercy Chaplet

    Fridays @ 3:00 PM

    Come join us as we offer the whole world and any personal intentions to God's Divine Mercy through the chaplet and meditations by St. Faustina. Jesus said to Saint Faustina, "The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and especially at the hour of their death."

    Bible Study


    Bible study is an important way of understanding the Catholic Faith. The more we can understand the inspired writings in the books of the Bible, the more we understand the beliefs, celebrations and rituals of our Faith. Come join us.

  • Sacramental Preparation for Adults

    If you are an adult 18 and older and would like to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, or First Holy Communion, please contact Fr. Joseph at St. Joseph's Cathedral at:

    Parish Office Number: (408) 283-8100

    Email: joseph.benedict@dsj.org

  • Sacraments

    Sacrament of Confirmation

    Confirmation is the sacrament by which Catholics receive a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Through Confirmation, the Holy Spirit gives them the increased ability to practice their Catholic faith in every aspect of their lives and to witness Christ in every situation.

    Please pray for our Newman brothers and sisters as they prepare themselves to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

    Sacrament of Reconciliation

    Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ.




    “Each person must discover his or her own personal vocation and respond to it with generosity.”— Pope John Paul II

    Have you ever wondered what you're called to do in life? Need some help with your discernment?

    Please Contact Fr. Andrew C. Nguyen about Vocations @


  • The Newman Team

    Fr. Joseph Benedict

    Interim Director

    Thi Nguyen


    Minh Nguyen

    Vice President

    Joseph Yang


    Gillann Mae Buena


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  • Special Thanks to

    Diocese of San Jose

    Newman Connection

    SJSU Associated Students