As Father Ismael has said in his letter for the past few weeks, we as a Parish are working with Catholic Charities to help our refugee family to settle in and feel welcome to the USA and fulfill their dreams. My brothers and sisters, I am asking all or you to please pray for this family, as they go through this transition to their lives. If you are willing to help support this family, here are some of the things we are still in need for them:
1. We are looking for a house or an apartment to rent for them.
2. We are collecting lamps, TVs, and games for the children (age 7-17)
4. Bath towels and toiletries.
5. Gift card to purchase food, clothing, shoes & socks.
I ask if you are planning to donate or give them something, that you contact the Parish Office (925) 682-5447 and let us know what you have for them, so that we do not duplicate too many items. Thank you in advance for your prayers and support for this family that is in need.
Food Pantry Activity for the Month of March. An emergency supply of food was given to 99 households (442 individuals). Food Maxx gift cards were given to 35 eligible families. Special Assistance (utility, rent, etc. ) was provided for two families.We have a family who desperately needs a reliable vehicle. Please call Jane (939-5978) if you would like to donate through SVdP.
Most Needed Food Items Every Month: (donation baskets are on the altar stairs) Apple or Grape Juice, Cheerios, Chicken Noodle or Vegetable Soup. Canned Corn, Tuna or Meats, Saltine or Graham Crackers, Cooking Oil, Rice, Dried Pinto Beans, or any non-perishable, non-expired items you wish to donate. We continue to need, and very much appreciate paper grocery bag donations.
Food Pantry Hours: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY. Closed on Tuesday and Thursday.
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The Parish is now accepting requests for Fund Raisers for our new AV/Sound System for the Family Center/Gym from your groups for the 2017 Season. If you or your group wants to request an evening or afternoon to host a fund raiser, please call the Parish Office and send in your request to the Attention of the Facility Manager as soon as possible.
Construction is now underway to install a new traffic signal at Oak Grove and Smith Lane. The construction will be ongoing over the next few months on Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. Please be careful when entering and exiting our parking lots