Our Clergy


Fr. Justin T. Le 

Born August 7, 1972in Tân Định’s Parish, Saigon, Vietnam, Fr. Justin T. Le is the youngest of a family with seven children. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University, a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from Saint Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, a Master’s Degree in Divinity and a Master’s Degree in Theology from Saint Patrick’s Seminaryin Menlo Park, California. He was ordained a priest by Bishop Patrick J. McGrath on May 23, 2009 for the Diocese of San Jose. After ordination, he was assigned as Parochial Vicar at Saint Mary’s Parish in Los Gatos. In July 2011, he was appointed as 7thpastor of Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church in Milpitas. In the diocese of San Jose, Fr. Justin has also served within various diocesan organizations as chaplain of the Catholic Professionals Club, advisory board member of the Catholic Foundation and vice chair of the Diocesan Priests’ Council. In July 2017, he was appointed as Dean of Deanery 4 in the diocese of San Jose. Beginning July 1, 2018, Bishop Patrick J. McGrath appointed Fr. Justin as 9thPastor at Saint Maria Goretti parish.



Fr. Tim Lyons

Fr. Tim Lyons was born August 23, 1977, and grew up the youngest of five children in Portland, Maine.He was taught in Catholic grade schools and high school, and attended Franciscan University of Steubenville for a year before deciding to volunteer as a missionary. He entered the seminary in 1997. His training for the priesthood lasted thirteen years, studying in Connecticut, New York, Rome, and on periods of internship in San Jose and Sacramento. He was ordained on December 24, 2010, and since has served as chaplain of Canyon Heights Academy, as director of Our Lady of Santa Clara Retreat Center. He has a M.A. in Educational Leadership from the University of Notre Dame. On November 1, 2019, Bishop Oscar Cantú has appointed Fr. Tim Lyons to be parochial vicar of St. Maria Goretti Parish in San Jose.

Fr. Dat Luong 

Fr. Dat T. Luong was born on April 27, 1982 in My Tho, Vietnam. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 17. After finishing high school, he felt a call for priesthood. With a lot of support and encouragement from family and friends, he entered the seminary to pursue his vocation. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy at San Jose State University and a master’s degree in Divinity at Saint Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, California.  He was ordained on June 1, 2013 by Bishop Patrick J. McGrath for the Diocese of San Jose. He served as parochial vicar at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church in Palo Alto (2013-2016) and Our Lady of Refuge Parish for 2 years (2016-2018). Beginning July 1, 2018, Fr.Datis appointed parochial vicar at Saint Maria Goretti parish.


Fr. Eric Piczon

Fr. Eric Piczon was born in the Quezon City, Philippines and lived in Metro Manila for 21 years. After graduating from De La Salle University Manila with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, he immigrated to the San Jose, California in 2000 with his family. He worked in the retail business a Fry’s Electronics and then at Sprint PCS before entering St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park in 2011. In 2017, he became part of the first batch of seminarians of the Diocese of San Jose to transfer at Mundelein Seminary in Illinois. Fr. Eric Piczon was ordained on June, 2018, and he was assigned at Saint Leo the Great Parish, San Jose, as a Parochial Vicar. Part of his ministry is to serve the English and the Hispanic community of the parish.