PARISH FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Sunday Collections July 16 = $7,777
Faith Direct eGiving = $3,858
TOTAL Donations = $11,635
The parish needs $16,000 weekly just to meet expenses
Year To Date SHORTFALL = ($35,322)
Mission Cooperative second collection = $6,095
January to June Expenses for Parish = $587,118
To see the Report to the Parish on 2017 Financial Results click on this link:
Report to the Parish on 2017 Financial Results
Thank you to all who continue to support our parish through your donations.
The second collection for Parish Repairs will be on July 28 and 29.
St Francis of Assisi School welcomes children to its new Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program. This will be the first year of this innovative new program that has as its goals: Provide a well-rounded program to address the needs of
children; Seek a partnership between school and home; Promote growth socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically and spiritually; Enrich Faith Formation; Help prepare for Kindergarten and beyond! If you have a child, grandchild, friend, or neighbor who is turning age 4 by September 1st, please encourage them and their parents to explore this exciting option to begin their educational journey. Those that apply before July 13th will receive $100 off their registration fee. Visit SFACONCORD.org for more information, or call the school office at 925-682-5414.
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St Francis of Assisi School, accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association, is accepting application for the 2018-2019 school year. The school embraces it Mission, “ Inspired by our patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi, in collaboration with the Parish, community, parents, and students, our school celebrates an environment which is dedicated to providing quality faith-based Catholic education in a safe and nurturing environment for students in grades K-8. Our value-centered academic programs empower the students with the skills to be faith-filled people, life-long learners and problem solvers, globally responsible citizens, and effective communicators,” Contact the school office at 925-682-5414 to schedule a tour today!
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.
During the summer months, we will be experiencing a shortage of lectors available for the 5:30 evening Mass on Sundays. It looks like none of our youth lectors for that mass will be available this summer, so if at all possible, please volunteer to pick up an extra mass during the summer months. To all Parishioners, please consider becoming one of our lectors! Training is one on one and since all of you know how to read, and hopefully love scripture anyway, what’s to stop you! Usually the commitment is about once per month. For further information or to sign up, please contact Carmen Scholl at firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 944-5970. God bless!
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.
On Father’s Day, the parish blessed a new statue located in the Baptistery area of the church, the “Sleeping St. Joseph”. This devotion is a favorite of Pope Francis, where St. Joseph is shown in the sleeping position. The faithful place their petitions under St. Joseph so that he might “sleep on it” and bring our requests before God. This practice will continue our pledge to pray for our parishioners. Write your prayer request out and place them under the Sleeping St. Joseph image. While you sleep and work St. Joseph will intercede for you to our Heavenly Father for your needs. "I have great love for Saint Joseph, because he is a man of silence and strength. On my table I have an image of Saint Joseph sleeping. Even when he is asleep, he is taking care of the Church!” - Pope Francis
On Friday, August 10th from 9am to 2pm with lunch provided at FC/Gym, the Chicago Youth Missionaries will be here sharing games, talks and catholic lessons to spark enthusiasm about our faith. Both English and Spanish speakers are welcome. You must sign up with Kathy D. at Youth@SFAconcord.org or by calling (925) 375-1057.
REGISTRATION FOR ALL FAITH FORMAITION, RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND SACRAMENT PROGRAMS WILL BEGIN IN AUGUST. ALL INFORMATION WILL BE IN THE BULLETINS IN JULY.
A vibrant group of youth missionaries from Chicago, accompanied by their pastor will be visiting our parish. They will interact and evangelize at our parish. Come for discussion, witness talks, interesting topics related to our
Faith. This will be a great opportunity to learn about your faith, share your faith, and meet our visitors. Free and open to all adults 18+. Refreshments will be provided; no sign-up is required to attend. Come and bring a friend! Snacks provided between language sessions.
Friday, August 10th, 2018 in the Gym
7 to 8 pm, English Track
8 to 9 pm, Spanish Track
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.
We have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every first Friday of the month following the 8:30 am mass until Noon in the Chapel and again from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. All are invited.
The Annual Bishop’s Appeal is underway. The Theme this year is “Lighting the Way”. Starting March 4th, there will be envelopes in the Church for your pledge or donation which should be made directly to the Diocese of Oakland with checks made out to "Bishop's Appeal". This helps support vital diocesan ministries and services provided by the Bishop’s Appeal. Consider a gift or pledge proportional to your means. Your gift makes a difference!
Food Pantry Activity
An emergency supply of food was given to 88 households (356 individuals) in the month of May. Food Maxx gift cards were given to 52 eligible families. Special Assistance (utility, rent, etc.) was provide for six families.
We are grateful for your generous financial support which enables us to help those who come to us in very desperate situations.
SVdP is planning to collect SCHOOL SUPPLIES for the children of our clients for the up-coming school year. Stores begin advertising sales in July (Target, Big Lots, etc.) on backpacks, hard cover binders, paper, pencils/
pens/crayons/color pencils, etc. If you would like to help them with this project, please bring your donation to the church baskets or to SVdP food pantry by Aug. 1st.
Most-Needed Food Items: (baskets for donations on the altar stairs) Apple or Grape Juice, Cheerios, Canned Soup, Vegetables, Fruits, Chili, Tuna or Meats, Saltine or Graham Crackers, Rice, Dried Pinto Beans, Cooking Oil, Masa Mix or any (non-expired) items you wish to donate.
Food Pantry Hours: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY. Closed on Tuesday and Thursday.
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