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.