Sunday Collections, May 13 = $8,455
Faith Direct eGiving = $3,000
TOTAL Donations = $11,455
Year To Date SHORTFALL = ($16,235)
The parish needs $16,000 weekly just to meet expenses
January - April Expenses for Parish = $410,005
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.
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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.
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
A emergency supply of food was given to 104 households (456 individuals) in the month of March, and to 80 households (346 individuals) in April. FoodMaxx gift cards were given to 57 eligible families in March and to 51 families in April. Special Assistance (utility, rent, etc.) was provided for two families in March and four families in April.We are grateful for your generous financial support which enables us to help those who come to us in very desperate situations. We welcome three new SVdP volunteers: Margarita Hernandez, Ana Daysi Pineda, and Sofia Wikstrom. Most Needed Food Items Every Month: (baskets for donations are on the altar stairs) Apple or Grape Juice, Cheerios, Canned Soup, Vegetables, Fruit, 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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