Anyone coming to the Parish Office is required to wear a mask per Contra Costa Health Services.
New Schedule of Masses:
Churches in California may hold indoor services at 25% capacity. Churches will be allowed to restrict singing and chanting during services.
Our daily Masses Monday to Saturday morning 8:30 AM masses will be inside the Church
Tuesday 7 PM Mass in Spanish inside the Church
Saturday- 5:30 PM Sunday Vigil (English) inside the church
- 8:00 am (Spanish) in the cars in the school parking lot
- 10:00 am (English) in the cars in the school parking lot,
- 11:30 am ( English) inside the Church
- 1:00 pm (Spanish) inside the Church
- 3 pm Mass in Portuguese inside the Church
- 7pm (Spanish) inside the Church
Drive-thru Communion : 9:00 am -10:00 am and 2:00 pm-3:00 pm.
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Video recordings (no live broadcast) are also available at our St Francis of Assisi YouTube Channel, click on link below
The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses continues until further notice per Bishop Barber. Also, those who are at higher risk of COVID-19 (e.g., those who are sixty-five and older or who have underlying health conditions) are advised to continue staying at home.
Tuesday 6 pm to 7 pm Confessions and Saturday 4 pm to 5 pm Confessions will be in the Chapel.
Baptisms - Weddings - Funerals - Quinceaneras
Funerals, Weddings, Baptisms, Quinceaneras will be indoors
Masses will be transmitted on our social media Network
Easter Sunday Donations = $ 11,317
Good Friday Donations= $ 647
Total Donations for the month of March = $ 54,033
For those who can afford to, you can still mail in your donations to the church or drop them in the white drop-box outside the Parish Office. Better yet, consider donating electronically via our Faith Direct website at https://membership.faithdirect.net/CA762 - you can also text a donation to us. Text $ amount to 925-204-2211 and follow the link to complete a one-time registration. God Bless You!
Thank you to all who continue to support our parish through your donations.
03-09-2021St. Francis of Assisi Crab Grab Drive-Thru Crab Feed Saturday, March 20th, 2021 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM ( Book your pickup time and order @ sfacrab.org
St. Francis of Assisi Family Center Drive-Thru (Drive-thru counterclockwise behind the Family Center in the back parking lot)
Menu: Crab (approximately 3 pounds of fresh cooked and cleaned crab per couple) or Chicken (1/2 of a rotisserie chicken) macaroni salad, bread, cookies for dessert.
Auction: Call 925.326.1005 you will hear the current high bid for each item. If you wish to bid, leave the name of the item, your name and your bid.
1. The Village at Squaw Valley - Three night stay in a 2BR condo at The Village at Squaw Valley - $750 minimum starting bid .
2. Come Fly With Me - One-hour aerial tour for three people in a private plane - $350 minimum starting bid
Raffle: Prizes include lunch for two at Zio Fraedo's, gift baskets … $7 per ticket or 3 for $15.00, 5 for $25.00 Reservations/Orders and raffle tickets for Crab Grab Drive-Thru Pick up times must be made online @ sfacrab.org
For additional information, please contact Mike Caples Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 925-348-5876 (orders made online at sfacrab.org)
Walking with Moms
Walking with Moms in Need Pregnant and parenting moms in need are in our parishes and our neighborhoods. As Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be “islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference.” Everyone in the parish community should know where to refer a pregnant woman in need. In 2020 the Church celebrated the 25th anniversary of Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life). So, we are inspired by St. John Paul II’s call in this prophetic document to assess our efforts in building a culture of life and to increase our outreach to pregnant and parenting women in need. You are invited to help with this USCC Bishops' national program to develop a resource list of local services and agencies to actually assist any Moms in Need. Contact Liz Froelich (Respect Life Ministry) at 925-596-4350 to offer your support for this national pro-life program.
Caminando con Mamás Necesitadas
Caminando con Mamás Necesitadas En nuestras parroquias y vecindarios hay madres embarazadas y madres necesitadas. Como nos recuerda el Papa Francisco, nuestras parroquias deben ser "islas de misericordia en medio del mar de la indiferencia". Todos en la comunidad parroquial deben saber dónde hay recursos para ayudar a una mujer embarazada necesitada. En 2020, la Iglesia celebró el 25 aniversario de Evangelium Vitae (El Evangelio de la vida). Por lo tanto, nos inspira el llamado de San Juan Pablo II en este documento profético para evaluar nuestros esfuerzos en la construcción de una cultura de vida y para aumentar nuestro alcance a las mujeres embarazadas y madres necesitadas. Se le invita a ayudar con este programa diocesano y parroquial para desarrollar una lista de recursos de servicios y agencias locales para ayudar realmente a las mamás que lo necesiten.
Contactar a Liz Froelich (Ministerio de Respeto a la vida) al (925) 596-4350. Resource Numbers for Pro-Life Birthright 24 hour hotline: 1-800-5504900 for pregnancy help. Gabriel Project: 1-800-910-0191 Hope after Abortion (After the Choice): 1-888-456-HOPE (4673) or 1510-485-2574
Sadly, the Martinez shelter is still not able to welcome volunteers to serve meals or contribute food or supplies again this year. However they continue to house homeless families with the staff purchasing all
the food and preparing the dinners themselves on a small budget.
During Lent, we are accepting monetary contributions to help. Many of you have donated your time and money in the past. If anyone wishes to
do so this year, please bring monetary contributions or Costco gift cards with the amount indicated to the Parish Office, the week of March 15-20. Checks should be made out to SHELTER INC.
Thank you for your help and prayers.
Marijean and Frank Brush
By embracing Rebuild My Church, you are contributing greatly to building up the Kingdom of God here in the East Bay. We are asked to pray for our fellow parishioners, clergy, leadership, and those served by the ministries offered by the Church, and for the success of the 2021 Bishop’s Appeal. All gifts to the Appeal are equally important. As stewards of our faith we are asked to make a sacrificial, proportionate and thoughtful gift. Those who are blessed with more are challenged to give more, but everyone is asked to respond.
Imagine what can be done in the name of our local faith community if every parishioner were inspired by Rebuild My Church and participated in our annual Bishop’s Appeal. While parishes rely on the financial support of parishioners through weekly offertory collections, the diocese also relies on these same parishioners to make possible the many services it provides to literally thousands of individuals each year. Jesus Christ promised us at His Ascension: "I will be with you all days until the end of the ages." If Christ has helped you and your family, if He has been generous to you, will you consider sharing some of the blessings you have received with Christ and His Church?
Thank you for your prayers and gifts!
La Clinica located at 2000 Sierra Rd. in Concord is offering the Covid-19 vaccine to all community members 65 years or older. Do not need to be a patient of La Clinica to be eligible. All people interested are invited to call (925)363-2000 to schedule an appointment
La Clinica de la Raza localizada en 2000 Sierra Rd. en Concord, ofrece la vacuna de Covid-19 sin ningún costo para todas las personas que tengan 65 años o más. No necesitan ser pacientes de La Clinica para ser elegibles. Todas las personas interesadas pueden llamar al (925)363-2000 para hacer una cita.
The Family Center/Gym has dining capacity for up to 275 and includes tables and chairs and also room for dancing,
Includes AV system: projector with drop down screen, microphones and set-up.
Due to the mandated order received from Contra Costa County Health Services and Bishop Michael Barber, Diocese of Oakland, the Senior Luncheons have been cancelled. Please stay healthy and safe - you are in our prayers.
Religious Education YEAR 2 ONLY registration is now open for online classes. Registration packets are available in the Parish Office.
Questions should be directed to the Parish Office at 925-682-5447.
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Most- Needed Food Items: Cheerios, Oatmeal, Rice, Dried Pinto or Black Beans, Masa Mix, Cooking Oil, Apple Juice, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Saltine or Graham Crackers. Other Needs: Diapers Size 5-6, Laundry Soap, Paper Products, etc. School Supplies: We will collect donations of backpacks, binders, paper, pencils, etc., through July and August for the new school year.
WE ARE MOST GRATEFUL FOR YOUR PRAYERS, FOOD DONATIONS, AND GENEROUS FINANCIAL SUPPORT DURING THIS CRISIS!. Financial and Food Donations can be dropped off at the SVdP Office during regular hours.
We regret that we cannot accept used clothing and other donations– please take them to the SVdP Thrift Store on Contra Costa Blvd. in Pleasant Hill.
We are in need of bilingual volunteers interested in helping with home visits to families in crisis. We also need help picking up food orders from the Contra Costa Food Bank on Thursday mornings. Please call Jane (939-5978) for more information.
St. Francis Church has four “second collections” each year for the SVdP Ministry. You can also make or send a donation anytime to SVdP here at our Church. We are most grateful for your continued and very generous support.
Food Pantry Hours: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY. Closed on Tuesday and Thursday. Please call 932-5811 for information or to volunteer.
Shop or sell on eBay and support St. Francis of Assisi Church. Add us as your Favorite charity on eBay to see us as your preferred charity in eBay checkout. You will also be able to easily donate a portion of your proceeds to us when you sell on eBay AND get some of your seller fees waived and receive the tax credits. Visit our charity page today and be part of a growing eBay community that has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to thousands of charities.
Clean Air HVAC donated one of the units which would have cost us over $9,800. In addition, in 2018 Clean Air HVAC donated one of the two new heaters/ac units installed at the Parish Office which would have cost us $7,000. This represents significant cost savings for the Parish/School. Our Parish Repairs second collections helped pay for the cost of the other HVAC unit.
We are very grateful for the quality of work done by Clean Air HVAC and their continued support of our School and Parish. We wish to thank Roy Branda, one of the owners of Clean Air HVAC and a parishioner and member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. We highly recommend Clean Air HVAC to our St. Francis of Assisi parishioners and School families.
SEE THE BULLETIN ON THIS SFA WEBSITE FOR THE WEEKLY SCHOOL REPORT
St. Francis of Assisi School is a private Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Through the 8th grade Catholic school.
Our value-centered academic programs empower students to be faith - filled people, lifelong learners and problem solvers and globally responsible citizens.
Please feel free to call the school office at 925-682-5414 to schedule a tour and to get information about our academic programs.
You can also visit us on our website at: www.sfaconcord.org
Cathy VanderKlugt, Principal
Dear Friends and Parishioners of St Francis of Assisi,
Thank you for the donations of $4,000 that we just received. We cannot be more than grateful for the continuous support you give us. Your contributions continue to make the difference in the lives of many of our young men and women. Thank you so much for your generosity and support to this ministry of ours in Dodoma. We wish you many blessings. We keep you in our humble prayers!
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