Sunday Collections August 13 = $8,569
Faith Direct eGiving = $3,460
TOTAL Donations = $12,029
The parish needs $16,000 weekly just to meet expenses
Year To Date SHORTFALL = ($33,582)
January to July Expenses for Parish = $680,612
St Vincent de Paul second collection August 13 = $2,670
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.
Wednesday, August 15th is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and we will have a Mass at 7:00PM (bilingual) on that day in addition to the 8:30am morning Mass.
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. Visit SFACONCORD.org for more information, or call the school office at 925-682-5414.
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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.
SATURDAY AUGUST 25TH FROM 9AM to 5PM CAR WASH IN THE BACK PARKING LOT (SCHOOL-YARD) .
The moneies collected will be sent to the people in Guatemala who are suffering from the aftermath of the volcano eruption. Thank you.
Religious Education in Spanish for children and adults: (925) 375-1066 or Scarlett@sfaconcord.org
Religious Education in English for children and adults: (925) 375-1067 or Nathan@sfaconcord.org
Youth Ministry and Teen Sacraments: (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.
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 83 households (346 individuals) in the month of July. Food Maxx gift cards were given to 54 eligible families. Special Assistance (utility, rent, etc.) was provided for three (3) families.
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.
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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