San Damiano Retreat
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San Damiano Retreat Center 710 Highland Dr., 925-837-9141, ext. 315 katerik@sandamiano.org or www.SanDamiano.org offers the following retreats:
  • Dec. 30-Jan. 1: New Year’s Retreat “The Sign of God is that You Will Travel Where You Didn’t Plan to Go, and You Will Not Travel Alone” with Fr. Rusty Shaughnessy OFM
  • January 11-13 The Divine Embrace (Silent Directed Retreat) with Fr. Rusty Shaughnessy OFM & Spiritual Direction Team
  • January 11-13 “Charting a New Course with Purpose & Meaning,” a trauma recovery retreat led by Tom Gorham and the staff from Options Recovery
  • Taize service is offered on Wednesdays, Dec. 19, 7-7:45pm
Senior's Holiday Celebration
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Friday, January 11h, 2019 - Our annual seniors holiday celebration will be held Friday, January 11th, 2019. The festivities will commence with Mass at 11am followed by luncheon and entertainment. Reservations are required for this event. Please RSVP to Helen Campbell at 510- 795-7985 by Monday, January 7th.
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Have you new or gently used bedding or kitchen equipment that you are replacing? If so, we need them for the families coming out of ABODE shelters into their own homes. Our storage is bare of full sized sheet sets and blankets/quilts of any size and chests of drawers. We also particularly need kitchen tools, pot sets, glass sets and bowl sets, plus small/dropleaf or expandable kitchen tables and chair sets. Our parish family has provided household goods for 3 families so far this year. Donations are gratefully received! Your continued generosity makes our participation in this project possible. Thank you for your loving hearts! Please call Helen Campbell at 510-795-7958 if you have a question or concern.
Immigration Information
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The Catholic Immigration Support Network (CISN) creates open, common spaces for learning, preparation, protection and advocacy. Both immigrant and non-immigrant parishioners are called to participate in this effort to help build a resilient and strong faith community that honors and supports one another. www.oakdiocese.org/immigration
Lectio Divina - Living the Gospel
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Thursday Mornings All are welcome to Thursday Morning Scripture Reflection on the upcoming Sunday Readings. Our first session begins on Thursday, January 17. It meets from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in Ministry House II, except for the First Thursday of the month due to Eucharistic Adoration, Please contact Sister Marcia Krause, OP, 510 502 5797 or sistermarci@gmail.com for more information.
Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services
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Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services (CFCS) is seeking Managers, Sales Associates (Family Service Advisors), Funeral Directors (Family Service Directors), Funeral Assistants, Preparation Employees and Administrative Assistants. View all current openings: http://www.cfcsoakland.org/about-us/job-opportunities/. If you, or someone you know, might be interested, please contact Bill Clark for more information - bclark@thinkhr.com
Wildfire relief
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Parishioners are encouraged to contribute to the Catholic Charities USA campaign which is supporting those suffering from the wildfires in our state. Visit www.catholiccharitiesusa.org to contribute. Checks can be sent to Catholic Charities USA, attn: California Wildfires, 2050 Ballenger Ave, Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Walk for Life West Coast 2019
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Saturday, January 26nd Join fellow Catholics and Pro‐Lifers? from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the littlest among us at the 15th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on January 26, 2019. There will be Mass at 9:30AM celebrated by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The rally begins at 12:30PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, and the Walk, down the city’s Market Street, begins at 1:30PM. Last year’s Walk drew 50,000 + people.

For complete information about the Walk, visit www.walkforlifewc.com or call 415-658-1793.
Word on Fire series
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You are invited to participate in the Bishop Robert Barron (Word on Fire) DVD based series on the Mass.

This is an opportunity to learn about the Mass in-depth and to reflect on its meaning and apply it to our lives. We have selected the Word on Fire series by well known Bishop Robert Barron of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Some details about this series:
  • It begins on October 28, 2018, meeting monthly and will end in April 2019. We will meet usually the 3rd Sunday of the month.
  • Dates: 10/28, 11/28, 12/16, 1/20/2019, 2/17/2019, 3/17/2019, 4/28/2019
  • Location on the St Joseph Parish/Old Mission San Jose campus to be announced.
  • Each lesson will be 90 minutes long, beginning at 10:30am and ending at 12pm
  • The format is: Watch the DVD for 20-25 minutes, break into small grous to discuss it and share two questions that apply to your life
  • Group size limited to 8-10 persons plus a group facilitator
  • Each person will need a Study Guide - Workbook ($20). If there is a financial hardship, pay what you can afford.
The series is intended to engage each perticipant through reflection and sharing.

To register call/text 510-304-4298 Dn Dick Bayless or email him at bayless2002@comcast.net or contact Sister Marcia at sistermarci@gmail.com or 510-502-5797.
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The Capital Campaign is underway
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The “Building a People of Faith” Capital Campaign is underway and every family is asked to participate. If you would like to learn more, please click here or contact Ashley Weerpass, Coordinating Committee Chair, for more information. aweerpass@att.net
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