Rev. Joseph Benedict
Rev. Joseph Benedict has been pastor of St. Joseph Cathedral Parish since July 2012. Originally a native of New Mexico, he was ordained for the Diocese of San Jose in 1997 after completing studies at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park. After serving at a number of parishes within the Diocese he completed doctoral studies in moral theology at Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley. In addition to serving as pastor of St. Joseph he is director of the permanent deacon formation program.
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Fr. Hugo Rojas
Fr. Hugo Rojas, Parochial Vicar. He was born in Tunuyan, Mendoza, Argentina and was ordained to priestly ministry on December 6, 1997. He served as a missionary for 10 years in Taiwan, in what he describes as a personally enriching experience in opening the Word of the Lord to a new people and their culture in a land that was brand new to him. Fr. Hugo arrived to our Diocese of San José in 2008 and was assigned to St. Mary’s. 5 years later and as he tells it, a wonderful experience in that community as well, Fr. Hugo – incardinated formally into our Diocese of San José he moves into a new chapter in his ministry serving our Cathedral community.
Telephone: 408.283.8100, ext. 2220
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Fr. Michael Syjueco
Fr. Michael Syjueco was born in the Philippines. He is the youngest of four children. He comes from both Filipino and Chinese heritage. A discalced carmelite for five years, he started his theological formation at Mt. Angel, Oregon. Later on, he studied for the Diocese of San Jose at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University where he received his degrees on Bachelor of Science in Sacred Theology and Masters in Divinity. He was ordained on June 22, 2013.
Prior to entering priesthood he was a college counselor, a director for student personnel services, a human resource adviser, and a training consultant.
Telephone: 408.283.8100, ext 2222
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