Holy Name Society

The Holy Name Society is a fraternal and social organization of men of the parish dedicated to support of the school and the church. Members support a wide variety of parish functions including running Bingo on Saturday nights for the benefit of the Parish. The society had its origin in the Council of Lyons in 1274. Members attend Mass and receive Holy Communion in a body so that the true faith and vitality of the Catholic Church will enable them to set an example for all men to live a moral Christian life. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Holy Name Room. [top]

Communion and Liberation

Communion and Liberation is a Catholic lay movement whose purpose is to educate its members to Christian maturity and to collaborate in the mission of the Church in all spheres of contemporary life. The name Communion and Liberation expresses the conviction that the Christian event, lived in communion, is the foundation of the authentic liberation of man. We meet each Wednesday from 7:30 ~ 8:30 p.m. in the the SJC School Art Room to read an educative text and compare it to our own experience so that we understand how faith is integral to our lives, not something added on. This weekly catechesis is called School of Community. We are currently reading the book "The Religious Sense" by Msgr. Luigi Giussani. For more information, please see the calendar listings and contact Yvonne Fernández by email to . Information may also be obtained at [top]

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus are Catholic gentlemen committed to exemplifying charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism, and to defending the priesthood. The Order, which was founded in 1882, is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The St. Francis of Assisi Council, # 4981, encompasses four parishes, including Saint Joseph of Cupertino. The Knights of Columbus run the Monday night Bingo for the benefit of the Parish. Business meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Council Hall. For more information, contact the Grand Knight at:

Knights of Columbus Council 4981
10201 Imperial Ave, Suite 3, Cupertino, CA 95014, or call
Ed Johnson at 408/296-8146.

Information may also be obtained from the Web sites: and [top]

YLI, Young Ladies′ Institute

The YLI is an organization for Catholic women dedicated to the Christian principles of charity and love. Membership is open to all women from age 16 upward. The main goals are cultural as well as educational, emphasizing spirituality and community. The active chapter at Saint Joseph of Cupertino is Maureen, #136.

Some of the YLI activities include:

  • Day of Recollection
  • Masses for members and families
  • Perpetual Novenas
  • Quarterly and annual group communions
  • Rosary before each meeting

YLI members make layettes for needy mothers and support handicapables, the men’s rotating shelter, the education of seminarians (golden jubilee burse), and other charities.

YLI holds fundraisers such as the annual salad/bingo luncheon. Much of this fun is shared with their families at a variety of annual events: St. Joseph’s Table, Men’s Night, Barbeque Night, and the Christmas dinner and party.

YLI meets in the St. Joseph of Cupertino parish community center on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. If you wish to join the group or just gain additional information, please call Carolyn O'Connor at 408/733-3710 or drop in for one of their meetings.

Information may also be found at [top]