Northern California Fire Relief Collection
We will have a second collection on the weekend of November 18 and 19 for the Northern California Fire Relief Collection as requested by the Diocese of Oakland. Please be generous.
Thanksgiving Day Mass
OUR MASS ON THANKSGIVING DAY IS AT 10:00AM ONLY. PLEASE BRING YOUR BREADS AND WINES FOR A BLESSING ON THAT DAY.
The Parish Office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24th for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. We wish all our parishioners a Blessed and Safe Holiday surrounded by family and friends.
The Parish Office will be closed every Tuesday from 11 am to 1:00 pm. this is to allow the staff to hold meetings and their prayer groups
at a set time and date each week. thank you for your understanding.
Thanks to all who so generously donated to the Gabriel Project at Masses on Respect Life weekend. Gabriel Project Co-coordinators Clare Finley and Liz Lara are very grateful to the support
offered and the interest indicated by parishioners. Soon our parish will be an official Gabriel Project parish with a new sign at the entrance of the church driveway in English and Spanish. Clare may be contacted for more information at 702-280-4599 and Liz Lara (for Spanish-speaking parishioners) at 925-487- 2736.
The Gabriel Project will have a bake sale on Sunday, December 3rd from 8am to 1PM in the Hospitality Room after Mass. You are invited to stop by and see what they have to offer.
We say the Rosary each morning at 8:15am just before our 8:30am Mass. All are welcome to come and pray with us. We also have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Monday evening at 7:30pm in the Chapel. During this month of May - Mary’s month - come and join with others. The world does need our prayers. Everyone is invited!
We are in great need of new Sacristans here at St. Francis of Assisi. Some of the Sacristan duties include assisting the Priest by preparing the Church before Mass and then cleaning the sacred vessels after Mass. Training will be provided. If you are interested in helping in this most important role, please contact the Parish Office or let one of our Priests or Sacristans know you would like to volunteer.
In November, we will have a Book of the Dead (October 29th through November 17) for you to write in the names of your deceased family members and friends to be remembered at Mass throughout the month of November.
The parish is also looking for new Ushers at Sunday and Holiday Masses. if interested call the Parish Office at 925-682-5447 and leave your name and phone number.
This Friday, November 3rd is First Friday and we will have Adoration following the 8:30 am mass until Noon in the Chapel and again from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. All are invited.
Thanksgiving is on its way and we will again be offering a FREE Thanksgiving Dinner for those who would like to dine with their St. Francis of Assisi family. We will be conducting sign-ups after every Mass beginning the weekend of Oct 28. The dinner is free but we need to know how many are coming so we can prepare enough food. Donations and helpers are needed. We need cooks,
servers, and clean up volunteers for Wednesday and Thursday. We also need donations of certain food items, and paper goods as well as cash donations. If you can help with this worthwhile event, please sign up after Mass or call Janice at 510 853-9458 (for English) or Vicky at 925 285-2458 (for Spanish).
Our next Senior Luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12th at Noon in the John Paul II Center. All seniors are welcome. Come and join other parishioners for a lovely luncheon and companionship!
We greatly appreciate your generous financial donations in the quarterly second collections for SVdP, especially at this time of year. We are now in the process of signing up low income families for our annual holiday programs: Thanksgiving turkey & food distribution and the “Adopt-A-Family” for Christmas program.
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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