Holy Name Society - St. Christopher School of San Jose, California

Parish Information

St. Christopher Parish
Church Address:
1576 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
Mailing Address: 2278 Booksin Avenue, San Jose CA 95125-3101
Church Phone: 408-269-2226
Church Fax: 408-269-2784
Convent Address: 2304 Booksin Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
Convent Phone: 408-265-1962

Sunday 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Weekday 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m.
Reconciliation: Saturday: 3:30-4:15 p.m. and by appointment

Parish Staff
Pastor: Rev. Msgr. James Walsh
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Paolo Gobbo
Secretary: Gina Park and Gayle Blackford
Administrator: Chuck Blalock
Community Ministry: Nancy Melander
Catechetical Director: Sr. Felicia Gross, OSF
Religious Ed.: Assistant Lisa Leto
Sacramental Coordinator: Anne Wood
Youth Ministry: Tim Melander
RCIA : Sr. Sharon Skain, SNDdeN
Pastoral Services: Loretta Pfaff
Liturgy Office: Sue Pershon

Parish Ministry Contacts
Holy Name Society - Brian Christensen 408-316-1414
Ladies Guild - Jennifer Wolfe 408-626-8922
Young Adults - Tina & Todd Bowers 408-452-5592
Over 50's Club - Carmen Martin 408-723-7140
M.O.M.S. Group - Angela Cerrito 408-445-0443
RCIA - Sr. Sharon Skain 408-269-2226 x137
Small Faith Communities - Sr. Sharon Skain 408-269-2226 x137
Bible Study - Sue Proost 408-264-2602
Religious Education - Sr. Felicia Gross 408-264-8764
Youth Religious Education - Tim Melander 408-265-3230
Outreach Ministry - Nancy Melander 408-269-2226 x132
Pastoral Care - Loretta Pfaff 408-264-5114
Liturgical Ministry - Sue Pershon 408-269-2226 x124
Mom's Spirituality Group - Laurie Stewart 408-287-2873

St Christopher School General Information
School Address: 2278 Booksin Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
School Phone: 408-723-7223
School Fax: 408-978-5458
Year Founded: 1955
Grades: K-8
School Principal: Cathy Parent
School Vice Principal: Anne Ivie
School Administration: Sr. Kieran O'Connor

Philosophy Statement
The St. Christopher School philosophy is based on the belief that a Catholic education is developed in a parish school, supported by a faith community. Parents are the primary educators of their children. The development of Catholic citizens is the joint responsibility of the parents , the school, and the Church. The fulfillment of developing the whole child - the ideas, the attitudes, the habits, the values and the principles – can be achieved through a quality Catholic education, which centers around the message of Jesus. Recognizing the potential of the students for leadership, they are encouraged to appreciate their own self worth, continue to develop their talents and become aware of their responsibilities to God, self and our global society.

Mission Statement
In the tradition of the Sisters of the Presentation, the mission of St. Christopher Parish School is to create a Catholic environment which encourages a sense of responsibility to God, self, family and community. Centered around the message of Jesus, in partnership with the parents, faculty and staff, the potential of each child is fostered, challenged and developed. An environment is provided which fosters a love of learning, self-confidence and life-long learning skills.

Student Learning Expectations

Spiritual Development

A faithful person who:
• Understands the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
• Lives the gospel message through personal action and community service
• Recognizes the values of participating in a faith-filled community which holds Eucharist and prayer at its center
• Receives and lives the sacraments
• Makes good moral judgments

Personal and Social Development

A responsible person who:
• Is committed to personal growth
• Demonstrates good sportsmanship and respect for others
• Believes in the rights of all people
• Appreciates diverse cultures
• Believes in social justice
• Has an awareness of environmental and global issues

Academic Development

A conscientious person who:
• Uses critical, logical, and creative thinking skills
• Communicates effectively when speaking and writing
• Reads and analyzes materials effectively
• Has a foundation to communicate in a second language
• Utilizes technology as an effective learning tool
• Has developed strong study skills
• Has mastered academic subjects required for high school
• Is a life long learner

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