Confessions: Saturdays 4 -5 pm and Tuesdays 6 -7 pm.
Confessions/confesiones 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, and Quinceaneras will be indoors
PARISH FINANCIALS - 2022:
The total collection for the month of October was $ $ 66,721
The total operating Income through October was $ 970,860
The total operating Expense through October was $ 898,180
2022 YTD Excess (shortfall) =$ 72,680
Thank you all for supporting our Parish with your contributions
God Bless You!
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!
02-22-2022Missionary Sisters Servants of the Word • English bible Study sessions with the missionary sisters are every Saturday from 9:30-11 am in St. Francis's office. Please bring a bible and notebook
• Youth group (high school students only) meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 pm
• Young Adults (18-30) meets every Friday from 7-8 pm
• Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament every Thursday from 5-8 pm in the parish chapel.
• Please contact the sisters at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• Las hermanas misioneras les invitan a pasar una tarde agradable con su familia aprendiendo sobre cómo vivir la cuaresma en familia el sábado 26 de febrero a las 6:30pm en el salón San JP II
• Las clases de biblia con las hermanas misioneras se están ofreciendo en dos diferentes horarios: lunes y miércoles de 5:00pm a 6:00pm en el Salón de Hospitalidad o de 7:00pm a 8:00pm en la biblioteca de la escuela. Traiga su cuaderno de apuntes y su Biblia
• El grupo de adolescentes del grado 9 al 12 (high school) se reúne todos los jueves de 7-8:30pm en el salón San Juan Pablo II.
• El grupo de jóvenes adultos (edades de 18-30) se reúne todos los viernes de 7-8:30pm en la casa de Asís.
• El grupo de niños de 8-11 años se reúne todos los sábados de 10-11:30am en la casa de Asís.
Message from Bishop Michael C. Barber, S.J.
It is time once again to ask for your help in carrying out our mission of service in the Diocese of Oakland. The annual Bishop’s Ministries Appeal helps with the expenses of vital ministries and programs throughout the Diocese. With your support, we are making a difference, even in these challenging times.
This year, the theme of the Appeal is Feed my Lambs, Feed My Sheep, which was Jesus’s command to baptized Christians, to serve and care for his flock, helping more people to come to know God’s love and mercy. We cannot complete this work God has given us without your support.
Again this year, I ask you to consider making a special commitment – a one-time gift or a pledge payable over a period of time – to help us minister to the needs of those in our Diocese. May I count on your sacrificial support once again?
To give online. Please visit www.oakdiocese.org/bishops-ministries-appeal
For households that receive The Catholic Voice, Appeal envelopes were included in the March issue, received this week.
Please use the envelope in the Church pews to submit gifts/pledges (submit to parish or mail to chancery).
You may have received Bishop’s Appeal letter from the Diocese to encourage you to give for the major programs of the Diocese of Oakland. Our parish goal is $47,700. We are at 38% of the goal. Please pray about this and if you are able, support the work that furthers Christ’s mission in our Diocese. Thank you for your prayers and gifts!
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.
There will be a Senior Luncheon usually on the Second Tuesday of the month at 12:00 in the John Paul Room. Please join us for a delicious lunch and fun social time. If you have questions please call Caroline Pereira at 925-381-4321 or Mayte Munoz at 925-305-9240. Thank you
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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 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,
Dear Friends in the Lord, Re: Gratitude for Your Financial Support to Our Underprivileged Students at St. Ignatius Prep and Primary School – Dodoma, Tanzania. Kindly note that reference is to the above caption! Greetings of peace in these troubling moments of the Covid-19 pandemic! On behalf of the parishioners at the “Blessed Maria Theresa Ledochowska Parish in Dodoma Tanzania, I thank you for the Sunday July 11 fundraise you had for our underprivileged students at “St. Ignatius Prep and Primary School. Through Madam Janet Money, the parish business manager, we received the donation of US $ 6,275. Our heartfelt gratitude for this generous donation! May God continue to bless for your generosity! May the works of your hand continue also to prosper! More than thirty students are going to benefit from this donation, covering their school fees. It has been over 15 years since we entered in this wonderful cooperation and twinning. Many children have benefited from this support. The first recipients graduated from universities last year and they may start contributing to the good of the nation this year! It is wonderful to note how your donations have transformed the lives of many young men and women who otherwise could not have gone to school, or have a better education that could impact their future lives. We keep you in our humble prayers, thanking God for this wonderful collaboration and twinning. May God continue to bless you all for your enormous generosity and support to our neediest students! Lots of prayers and blessings!
Fr. Sossy, SJ Luyembe Sossy, SJ St. Charles Lwanga Parish, P.O. Box 2019-80200, Malindi, Kenya. Mobile: +254-745-739 586; +255-784-278 600