Our Clergy


Fr. Justin T. Le 

Born August 7, 1972 in 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. 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. 


Fr. Pedro Tejeda

Father Pedro was born in Jalisco, México. He has two brothers and one sister. They live in San Rafael and
Santa Rosa, California.
He entered to the Seminary when he was 18 years old. He studied at the Diocesan Seminary in
Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. He was ordained as a priest on May 5, 1984. He served in the Diocese of
San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco, in the Archdiocese of Oaxaca, and in the Diocese of Tenancingo in
México. He came to United States in 2018. His first assignment in United States was our St. Maria
Goretti Parish where he served for two years. Then he was assigned to Sacred Heart Parish for two years.
Now he is coming back to our church as Parochial Vicar.
“The Christian vocation has born from the Spirit that animates the whole Body of Christ. There are a
diversity of gifts and a variety of charisms, but only One Body and One Spirit (l Cor 12,4-13). I want to
be a promoter of unity and collaboration, since they give a sense of cohesion, identity, unity and
belonging. “God who created you without you, will not save you without you” (Saint Augustine). The
body is built on the sum of its members, so stewardship is essential to strengthen our mission.
God has called me; God will accompany me in the tasks that he has entrusted to me.”