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Fremont Homeless Navigation Center
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Workshops: Wednesday, Aug 15 and Saturday, Aug 24 The City of Fremont has declared a "Shelter Crisis" because the number of homeless persons in our city is growing. Our homeless population has increased 27% since 2017. As one of the strategies to help solve this growing homeless crisis the city is working to locate a Housing Navigation Center in the City.

A Fremont Housing Navigation Center, which will be operated by Bay Area Community Services (BACs), will provide a clean, safe, calm and flexible environment that allows homeless persons to rebuild their lives and intensely focus on finding stable permanent housing. The center is modeled after the City of Berkeley's successful Housing Navigation (STAIR) Center, also perated by BACs. The program as an 82% success rate in placing homeless participants into permanent, sustainable housing. The Fremont Navigation Center will provide outreach services, up to six months of housing for 45 homeless adults (From Fremont and the Tri-Cities), one meal a day is provided in addition to a communal kitchenette, storage for personal belongings, 24/7 onsite staff, hygiene services (toilets, showers, and laundry), health and wellness services, employment/benefit assistance, substance abuse services, intensive case management and Housing Navigation Service.

Members of faith communities who work to serve the most vulnerable in our community and who may already be familiar with the many needs of the homeless population, are invited to participate in an upcoming workshop on the Navigation Center, and share your experiences in serving the homeless population. Two workshops will be held, as follows: Wednesday, August 14 from 5:30-8:30pm and Saturday, August 24 from 10am-1pm at Harbor Light Church, 4760 Thornton Ave. Check out our website www.fremont.gov/navigationcenter
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Serve the Poor with St. Vincent de Paul
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Saturday, August 24 Our St. Vincent de Paul ministry invites parishioners to join us on Saturday, August 24th, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to prepare and serve lunch at the SvDP Free Dining Room in Oakland. This is a gratifying and humbling experience you will not regret. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. We will carpool from St. Joseph’s. Contact Nancy Dorighi 657-7543 or ndorighi@comcast.net to sign up.
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COME AND SEE - Explore the Catholic Faith
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Do you ever ask yourself...
  • What is the meaning of my life?
  • How can i become a part of something bigger than myself?
  • How can I be a better person?
  • Does God have something to say to me?

Come and see...

as we explore the answers to these and many other questions like them. For almost 2000 years, people have turned to the Catholic Church to enrich their lives. Through the Sacraments of Initiation, Jesus Christ offers a life that is everlasting; a life beyond this one. Come and see! Join us and begin your journey through the RCIA. Inquiry Sessions are ongoing.

If you or if you know of anyone who is interested in the Catholic way of life, please invite them to come and see! For more information, please call the RCIA office at 510-270-8051 or send an email to rciastjoseph@yahoo.com. Come and see!

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults for Children

Not an adult (under age 17) and seeking the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist for your child? The RCIA’s Children’s Catechumenate is the process for a child becoming Catholic. Parents or guardians should contact the Faith Formation office by calling 510-657-0905 or email Sister Bernadette Nguyen at bernadettestjoseph2018@gmail.com or Grace Lichauco at gracestjoseph@ yahoo.com

Confirmation

But, what if I’m already Catholic but I just need Confirmation complete my initiation? - If this describes you and you are an adult (over 18 years of age), St. Joseph Parish offers a 4-week program to prepare you for the Sacrament of Confirmation! These sessions offer in-depth knowledge of the four pillars of our faith: our Belief as expressed in our Creed (holding on to faith), the Sacraments (expressing our faith), our Way of Life (living faith), and Prayer (praying faith). The reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is held at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland in early February (date to be determined). For more information, please call please 510-270-8051 or email adultconfirmationsjmsj@gmail.com about this transformative program!
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Mission Co-op Appeal
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August 24 & 25 Father Pius Arattukulam, a priest from the Diocese of Alleppey will be visiting the parish on August 24th & 25th to share the missionary experience. The diocese of Alleppey is so grateful to you for giving us this opportunity to share the mission of Christ. Located in Kerala State, on the southwest coast of India, Alleppey has a Catholic population of 166,870 of which 70% are very poor traditional fishermen who live on meager income from their daily catch. The Diocesan social services and other ministries work hard to support the Lord’s less fortunate to her level best. Last year, in the month of August, they experienced a devastating flood which left a lot of damage to the area. The Diocese played a major role in the emergency and continue to support the poor that are affected by the flood. Some of the major projects are repairing and reconstructing houses, assisting families who lost their homes, helping children with educational aid, etc. The Diocese invites you to join in helping out the poor and affected people with your generosity. Contributions from the CO-OP will help our housing project.
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Old Mission Gift Shop Sales Clerk Opening
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High School (age 16 and above) or college students would find this position for a first job an excellent place to start. Work every other weekend from 9:45am to 5:15pm. Immediate opening. No experience necessary as we will train you. Stop in between 10am and 5pm and fill out an application and we will call you for an interview. Join our friendly team!

Historic Old Mission San Jose Museum, 43300 Mission Blvd., Fremont.
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Catholic TV & Radio
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Take Relevant Radio with you by downloading the FREE mobile app! The #1 Catholic Radio App Stations listed online at relevantradio.com

Catholic TV and radio is a great resource. Try it, you might love it. EWTN is carried on Comcast Ch. 229, AT&T Ch. 562, Dish Satellite Ch. 261, and DirectTV Ch. 370. You can also stream live online at www.ewtn.com Catholic Radio is available in a number of formats - our local station is 1260AM - Immaculate Heart Radio, or stream live at ihradio.org. You can also download apps to your smartphone and stream Catholic Radio live - check out your apps market/shop to see what's available.
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St. Joseph School - ENROLLING NOW FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
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Educating Service Minded Leaders Since 1960 - The SCHOOL with a MISSION - St. Joseph School is now enrolling students from Transitional Kindergarten to Eighth Grade. St. Joseph School is a diverse and vibrant school community welcoming students and families from all religious backgrounds. Our program offers a challenging curriculum, aligned with California Common Core Standards with emphasizing English Language Arts, Math, NGSS aligned Science, Social Studies and Religion. Our students test scores are among the nation’s highest. Please visit the school’s website for more information. www.stjosephschoolfremont.org Call the school office to set up a tour TODAY! (510) 656-6525
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Calling All Women!
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Saturday, September 7 Magnificat SOTI, a Ministry for Catholic Women invite all to join them at their Prayer Breakfast Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 9:30 -12:30 - Crowne Plaza 45 John Glenn Drive, Concord, CA - Please join us for a morning of Praise, Prayer, and Inspiration from our speaker author Jess Echeverry. Her testimony as a Catholic convert and a survivor of violence who learns to forgive and love is compelling and uplifting! Through God’s grace and healing she has turned her past into loving help for others. Men are always welcome to attend! Tickets are $33/$40 after Aug 31st. For more information: https://magnificat-ministry.net/ca-walnut-creek Email Magnificatsotirsvp@gmail.com for reservations or call Kim Sullivan at 925-683-8220 for any questions.
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Call to protect our common home
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The California Catholic Conference (CCC) has issued its Pastoral Statement on the fourth anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' with a two-fold vision in mind: To animate and energize the implementation in California of what Laudato Si' calls us to do, and to offer a dynamic teaching and evangelization tool for our Catholic faith community and beyond, especially for young people. Resources in Spanish and English are available at https://www.cacatholic.org/care-for-our-common-home
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CARE OF CREATION MINISTRY
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Calling All Stewards of the Earth! - Marking the fourth anniversary of Pope Francis' landmark social encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si, the Catholic bishops of California issued their statement on threats to the state's many ecosystems, inviting the church community and all Californians to contribute to the ecological well-being of our state. Our parish is responding by establishing a parish "Care of Creation” ministry. Our stewardship of the earth which is entrusted to us, is a way to engage in God's act of creating and sustaining the planet for generations to come. If you share this concern for the future of the earth, we welcome you to join us! Contact either: Sister Marcia sistermarci@gmail.com Adrienne ecoaes@comcast.net or Toni toni@shellen.com - We welcome you to join the team!
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