Welcome! Ndi nàasu asũsũ Igbo ñnonu!
San Jose Igbo Catholic Community is a vibrant Christian community based in San Jose, California. We profess the Catholic religion and worship our Lord in Igbo language. Our church, Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, is a welcoming environment where all Igbos and friends across the Bay Area and beyond gather in service to God. Our monthly worship and gathering allows us to cultivate a lasting fraternal Igbo Catholic community, and in the process, promote and foster our Christian values.
The San Jose Igbo Catholic Community is a chapter of the Igbo Catholic Community, USA (ICCUSA), with branches throughout the United States of America. Under diocesan guidelines, each chapter serves the pastoral needs of members and through liturgy, promotes the Igbo Christian culture, traditional values, and religious faith. We provide a caring village for our children and young adults to grow and learn through positive interaction with their peers under the guidance of parents, dedicated laity, and our Igbo priests. Children experience and develop Christian attitudes and behaviors of self-discipline, respect and responsibilities expressed by the community.
Our activities include Baptismal services, youth education for Mass servers, adult and youth retreats, and support for the bereaved. We invite you to come and worship with our community at our monthly Sunday Mass!
The Igbo mass is celebrated on the second Sunday of each month at 12:30pm at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. God's words are proclaimed in Igbo language during our services, which also feature Igbo liturgical hymns and charismatic songs accompanied by authentic Nigerian instruments.
A potluck follows every monthly mass service.
Our mission is to establish, nurture, and promote a thriving Igbo Catholic community in San Jose and neighboring cities in Northern California Bay Area. We share the richness of our culture within the parish and the diocese at large, and strive to pass on our Catholic Igbo culture and values to our children so that they can reach their full potential in life and become strong moral leaders.
DIOCESE OF SAN JOSE
Our host parish, St. Francis of Assisi, belongs to the Diocese of San Jose which is coterminous with the boundaries of Santa Clara County and includes fifteen cities/townships and some un-incorporated areas under county jurisdiction. The Diocese of San Jose belongs to the Ecclesiastical Province of San Francisco.
IGBO CATHOLIC USA
The Igbo Catholic Community of San Jose is a chapter of the Igbo Catholic Community in the United States of America (ICCUSA). Under diocesan guidelines, ICCUSA serves the pastoral needs of its members and promotes Igbo Christian culture, tradition, values, and religious faith through our liturgy.
Igbo Mass Schedule
Every 2nd Sunday of the month
in the Gathering Space,
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
5111 San Felipe Road
San Jose, CA 95135
Bulletins & News
• Monthly Bulletins
• Gospel Reflections
• Special Prayer