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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Rev. Victor Trinidad
I was born and raised in San Jose, California and attended St. Victor's School, Bellarmine College Preparatory, and San Jose State University where I received a Bachelors in Computer Science. I was ordained to the priesthood on June 1, 2019. The Cathedral is my first assignment.
I attended St. Patrick's Seminary & University starting 2012 and finished my theological studies at Mundelein Seminary in Illinois. During my time in seminary, I was fortunate to assist at Villa Siena Senior Living Community, O'Connor Hospital, and Milpitas Correctional Facility. I did my Pastoral Year internship at St. Lucy in Campbell. I am also a member of the Legion of Mary and Knights of Columbus. I graduated from Mundelein Seminary on May 4, 2019.
“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13).
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