PARISH FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Sunday Collections February 16 = $11,172
Faith Direct eGiving = $3,750
Total Donations = $14,922
The parish needs $16,000 weekly for operations
Year To Date Collection/FD Excess/(Shortfall) = ($2,750)
St Vincent de Paul second collection = $5,945
January 2020 Expenses for Parish = $103,457
Thank you to all who continue to support our parish through your donations.
To see the Report to the Parish on 2018 Results click on this link: Report to the Parish on 2018 Results
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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 and 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
During Lent we will have an additional Mass at 6:30 am Monday thru Friday. We will have Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 7:00 pm followed by a Soup Supper at the Pope John Paul II Center.
Our Communal Reconciliation Service is scheduled for Monday, March 9th at 7:00 pm in Church.
Registration for our Fall 2019-20 programs is closed now. Questions should be addressed to one of the following:
Religious Education in Spanish for children and adults: Scarlett Salaverria (925) 375-1066 or Scarlett@sfaconcord.org
Religious Education in English for children and adults: Nathan Cho (925) 375-1067 or Nathan@sfaconcord.org
Youth Ministry and Teen Sacraments: Kathy De Lemos (925) 375-1057 or Youth@Sfaconcord.org
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.
Our next Senior Luncheon will be Tuesday March 10th at 12:15 PM. All seniors are invited to our luncheons celebrated on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from February thru May and September thru December. The luncheon are held in the Pope John Paul II Center and all are welcome. No charge for the luncheon, but donations are accepted.
The Senior Luncheon is still looking for people to help with this ministry. If you could set up or clean up, or even prepare a meal or two, then please contact Marian Morbeto at (925) 6766158
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.
Meets in the Hospitality Room of the Church on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:00 am. The Registration Fee is $20.00 and it includes a Study Guide. Please register with the Parish Office: (925) 682-5447. Each session includes prayer, reading, discussion and snack! All Are Welcome!
We will continue the study of the Gospel of St. Matthew. This is a perfect time to join us.
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 2020 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?
Thank you for your prayers and gifts!
December Activity: • An emergency supply of food was given to 88 households (359 individuals). • Christmas Program: 45 families were adopted for Christmas with gifts or a Target gift card for the mothers to do their own shopping. • Special Assistance: Four families in crisis situations received our help ( 1PG&E, 3 Rent).
Thank You for your generous response to our Christmas appeal and for your continuing food and financial support for our ministry of service to those in need. We are also very thankful and blessed to receive assistance from the St. Vincent de Paul District Council in Pittsburg, as well as from several Catholic churches in our area. The support for St. Vincent de Paul at St. Francis is critical, as the number of neighbors in need in our community is greater than ever!
Most Needed Food Items: (baskets for donations are on the altar stairs). Apple or Grape Juice, Cheerios, Rice, Dried Pinto Beans, Masa Mix, Cooking Oil, Saltine/Graham Crackers, Jelly/Jam, Peanut Butter, Spaghetti sauces, Canned Soup, Vegetables, Chili, Tuna or Meats,Large Size diapers, laundry soap, toiletries, paper products. .
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.
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