St. Joseph School's 24th Golf & Gala
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Monday, October 7, 2019 - St. Joseph School is proud to host the 24th Annual Golf Tournament at The Club at Ruby Hill. We cordially invite you to participate in this year’s tournament to be held on Monday, October 7, 2019. Your day of play includes lunch, dinner, raffle, and silent auction. Your support as a golfer, sponsor, or post-tournament diner, will help to repair and update our playground area and equipment. Your play helps our play! For more information, please pick up a flyer at the back wall of the church or visit www.stjosephschoolfremont.org

To register visit www.sjsevents.org
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Altar Servers
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We are seeking young members of our parish community to serve as Altar Servers. Must have received First Communion and be in the 4th grade. If interested, please contact Fr. Mark at 510 656-2364 ext. 111
Marian Conference
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Saturday, October 11-12 With Mary, We Trust in God's Mercy Celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary. Register today for the 2019 Marian Conference on October 11-12 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church 500 Fairview Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513 (925) 634-4154 marianconference.ihmbrentwood.com Talks on the Eucharist, Divine Mercy, Parenthood and Social Justice, Praise and Worship, Candlelight Rosary Procession, Blessed Sacrament, Marian Shrine (Prayer Room) For more information www.ihmbrentwood.com - click the Conference link.
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!
CRS Response in the Bahamas to the Devastation of Hurricane Dorian
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The Bahamas is reeling from the catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane Dorian, which struck and hovered over its northern islands from September 1-3, 2019, with winds between 185 mph and 220 mph, causing massive devastation. The hurricane’s 12-15 inches of rainfall, and storm surges at 18-23 feet above sea level washed away and collapsed buildings, telecommunications, infrastructure and homes. The northwestern Bahamas islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, as well as the surrounding cays, were hardest hit. 70,000 people were left homeless and thousands are trying to get off the most severely impacted islands since most of their property and possessions were destroyed. As of Sept. 11th, over 50 people died and with hundreds still reported missing, the death toll is expected to continue to rise significantly. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is coordinating with partners on the ground and have emergency staff in the region to support relief efforts. Donations will provide affected families with essential relief, such as food, emergency shelter and safe water. CRS is prioritizing local purchase and cash programming to support recovery of the local market. Prayers and financial contributions are badly needed for the victims of this tragedy. To make a donation for CRS’ relief efforts in the Bahamas go to their homepage at www.crs.org - For further information, contact the diocesan CRS office at mmckimmey@cceb.org or 510-768-3176. To support the Hurricane Dorian disaster relief efforts of Catholic Charities please go to www.cceb.org
Bishop's Appeal ~ Rebuild My Church
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Our goal: $72,000 Pledged/Received: $41510.07
Percent to Goal: 57.65% Thank You!

To donate, visit www.oakdiocese.org/giving

For most of us, our experience of Church is at our parish. The Church is, however, much more than that. We are all called in mission to serve the Church and its people through our parish, our diocese, and universally.

The Annual Bishop’s Appeal in the Diocese of Oakland is but one way to serve our fellow parishioners and the broader community as we demonstrate our unity as Catholics of the Diocese of Oakland. We are asked to pray for our fellow parishioners, our clergy and leadership, for those who are served by the many ministries and programs offered by the Church, and for the success of the 2019 Bishop’s Appeal.

Every member of the faith community of our local Church is also asked to participate in whatever way possible by making a gift. All gifts to the 2019 Bishop’s Appeal are equally important. As responsible stewards of our faith and the many gifts that God has generously bestowed on each of us, 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. The Bishop’s Appeal supplies annual funding to many ministries which provide services throughout the Diocese of Oakland.

By sharing your time, talent and treasure with our sisters and brothers and our Church of the East Bay, you are making a sacrifice and returning to God a small portion of the many gifts he has given to you. By embracing “Rebuild My Church” through the 2019 Bishop’s Appeal, you are contributing greatly to building up the Kingdom of God here in the Church of the East Bay.

Your Generosity in Action: The Bishop’s Appeal provides funds to offset some of the following expenses:
  • Parishes and Schools in Need $913,000
  • Pastoral Ministries and Services $2,031,000
  • Clergy Formation and Retirement $3,511,000
  • Religious Education and Formation $1,014,000

Visit www.oakdiocese.org/giving for more information or call the
Office for Mission Advancement at 510-267-8358

Bereavement Support
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Begins Sunday afternoon, September 22 All of us experience heart-rending losses during our lives. These are not limited to deaths but also to loss of a job, health, a broken relationship, a home, a pet. Are you coping with such a loss? You are not alone. We all grieve differently, but pain is universal. At our support group, you will meet others who are also mourning a loss and be able to listen or express your feelings in a safe, confidential, and non-threatening environment. Through prayer and sharing, burdens may be lightened and hearts start to heal. Our deanery support group will meet for 9 weeks starting on Sept. 22, 2:30 - 3:30 PM in the Fireside Lounge at Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd. This series will run for 9 consecutive Sundays. The topics are as follows:
  • 9/22 Sharing the story of your grief
  • 9/29 As you deal with your loss
  • 10/6 Anger & Regrets
  • 10/13 Consolation – Sharing a special reading
  • 10/20 Maturing Grief
  • 10/27 Sharing Memories
  • 11/03 Grieving During the Holidays
  • 11/10 Ritual & Healing
  • 11/17 Memorial Service
The Mass ~ DVD series
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You are invited to participate in the Bishop Robert Barron (Word on Fire) widely acclaimed DVD-based series on the Mass
  • Receive in-depth insight into the Mass,
  • Reflect on its meaning and apply it to your life.
  • Engage through reflection and sharing.

The 6-session series begins on September 15, 2019, meets monthly, (generally on the 3rd Sunday of the month) and will end on March 15, 2020.
  • Meeting Dates: 9/15/2019, 10/20/2019, 11/17/2019 , 1/19/2020 , 2/16/2020, 3/15/2020
  • Location: School Library on the St. Joseph Parish/Old Mission San Jose campus
  • Format: Each lesson will be 90 minutes long, from 10:30 AM -12 PM. The DVD lesson is for 20-25 minutes, then discuss in small groups and share questions that relate to your life.
Each participant will use a Study Guide - Workbook. ($20) These books will be available for you. If there is a financial hardship, pay what you can afford.

To register call/text (510.304.4298) Dn. Dick Bayless or email him at (bayless2002@comcast.net) or contact Sister Marcia email (sistermarci@gmail.com) or call/text (510.502.5797).
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Adult Spirituality Series
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St. Joseph Parish Adult Spirituality 2019-2020
  • Scripture background for upcoming Sundays - Sister Marcia facilitator—Tuesday mornings 9:30-11:00 Ministry House II beginning September 10
  • Scripture Evenings with Michael Galvan: Wednesday 7:30- 9:00 PM Ministry House II
  • Lectio Divina: Praying with the Sunday Readings. Thursday mornings 9:00-10:30 Ministry House II beginning September 12
  • NEW Centering Prayer: A quieting of our being and consent to God’s presence and action in our lives. Introduction: S. Catherine Marie Bazar, OP - Beginning September 10 Ministry House II - Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:00 PM
  • Mass Series with Bishop Robert Barron: Monthly Sunday morning 10:30-12 Noon - September 15, first session in School Library
  • Men’s Prayer Group: 6:30 AM Wednesday mornings, Parish Hall
For information contact Sister Marcia Krause, OP 510-657-0905 or Helen Campbell 510-795-7958
Lectio Divina - Praying with Scripture
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Thursday Mornings


“Lectio Divina (DIVINE READING) challenges us to hear the words of Sunday Scripture with an open, receptive mind and heart so that our lives might better reflect Gospel living. It helps us to be open to the divine presence within and to the Spirit of Jesus who wants to guide us on our journey.

  • St. Joseph Parish/Old Mission San Jose MINISTRY HOUSE II
  • Thursday Mornings 9-10:30 AM SEPT. 12, 2019-MAY 14, 2020
  • All scripture readings are provided
Contact: S. MARCIA, ADULT SPIRITUALITY COORDINATOR, 510 502-5797 or sistermarci@gmail.com
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