Holy Rosary Rally at the Park,
The Rally is scheduled for Oct 16 (Saturday) at 12:00 noon. It will be at the Ygnacio Valley Park, 901 Oak Grove Road.
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish will be participating in a parish-wide survey! Please Read.
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish will be participating in a parish survey called Disciple Maker Index (DMI) conducted by the Catholic Leadership Institute, as commissioned by the Diocese of Oakland! We need your help!
Please help us by participating in a 10-15 minute survey online.
• Online: go to https://portal.catholicleaders.org/d/kg2x02
We are trying to get the highest response rate possible. This information will be invaluable to our Pastor (Father Ismael Gutierrez) and our various ministries as we plan for the future and strive to be the best disciples we can be. We will receive the results this spring/summer at which time we will share what we have learned with the entire parish.
If you prefer a paper copy, you may pick up a paper copy of the survey after daily and Sunday Masses starting October 14. They will be located by the Hospitality Room. Once the printable version of the survey becomes available, we will provide the link. To submit the completed paper survey, please drop it off at the designated box located in the church foyer (during masses) or the Parish Office (outside mass times, during its office hours). To make special arrangements for getting a paper copy, please contact Olga Urias at (925) 375-1068
Bishop Barber has released a pastoral letter encouraging people to return to Mass and announced the suspension of the dispensation from attending Mass effective Aug. 15, 20
Tuesday 6 pm to 7 pm Confessions and Saturday 4 pm to 5 pm Confessions will be in the Chapel.
Baptisms - Weddings - Funerals - Quinceaneras
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?
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 first 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