Fr. Jeff Fernandes

Fr. Jeff Fernandes

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I was ordained to the priesthood on June 7, 2014 in this Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph. My first parish assignment was at St. Francis of Assisi in the Evergreen area. This is my second parish assignment. I was born in Manila, Philippines  to Sesinando Q. Fernandez and Janet J. Fernandez, the eldest of five siblings. My family migrated to the United States in 1991. Since then we’ve resided here in San Jose. I had my primary and secondary schooling at St. Joseph’s Academy in Las Piñas City, home of the Bamboo Organ, enshrined in the parish church of St. Joseph.  I started college in Manila but was not able to finish because of us moving to the United States. I worked in the disk drive and electronic industry in the valley two weeks after our arrival while studying to finish my associate degree at Mission College in Santa Clara. I helped my family before finally deciding to pursue my vocation to the priesthood. I finished my Bachelors Degree in Philosophy and Divinity at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University, in Menlo Park. But since settling in San Jose, I have been a part of the life of the Diocese since 1993, serving in different capacities in the parishes of St. John the Baptist and St. Elizabeth in Milpitas. I have served since then as Episcopal Master of Ceremonies for Bishops DuMaine, McGrath and Daley. I belong to the third group of graduates of the Institute of Leadership in Ministry.  This is just a slice of my life. I am grateful to the Bishop for this new assignment at St. Joseph’s Cathedral Basilica parish and for the warm welcome from those I have already had the privilege to meet. I look forward to knowing the people of God in this parish community and sharing the gifts of God that I bring.  As we journey together in the Lord, keep me always in your prayers and rest assured of my prayers for you as we

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