Society of Saint Joseph

Bishop Patrick J. McGrath has instituted the first-ever Legacy Society for the Diocese of San Jose.

DEFINITION : The Society of Saint Joseph is comprised of Catholic men and women who, understanding the call to protect and preserve our faith for future generations, have made a commitment to name their local parish, a Catholic elementary school, the Diocese of San Jose, or any ministry of the Diocese as beneficiaries of a gift (of any size) in their wills or trusts, retirement accounts or life insurance policies.

We are grateful for these extraordinary gifts that come to the Church after the donors' lifetime, bearing witness to the faith and ministries they supported and cherished during their life. Their legacy of support makes our Catholic institutions stronger, sustainable and better equipped to reach future generations with our message of faith, hope and love.

Submit the Legacy Intention Form to let us know about your legacy gift. This information is completely private and revocable. Email your completed form to or mail it to 777 N. First Street, Suite 490, San Jose, CA 95112.

Legacy Intention Form

Bring this Sample Bequest Language to your estate planning lawyer to include the Foundation or other beneficiaries in your will or trust.

Sample Bequest Language

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