The parish office will be closed on Thursday, December 25th and Friday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas Day holiday.
A Nourishing Way to Fight Global Poverty – Mission Dinner Community
The Mission Dinner Community meets monthly, the second Sunday of the month September-May, for a delicious home-made dinner to raise funds for global poverty causes, and to plan partnership steps with organizations that minister to the poor and underprivileged. By participating with a suggested donation of $20 per adult and $5 per child, you’ll get a great meal, meet great folks from the parish, and support great causes. Right now, our main focus is to support the Dominican parish ministering to some very impoverished, yet beautiful communities in Mexicali, Mexico. On November 9th, the Mission Dinner Community held a special fundraising dinner to support the St. Mary’s College High School immersion program trips to Haiti and Tucson, AZ to gain perspective on global poverty and immigration issues. We had a great time—the students were inspired and inspiring. Thanks to all who came, enjoyed traditional Haitian dishes, and supported the cause.
Join us for our next dinner on December 14th in Norton Hall. The dinners are casual and you can come and go at any point in the evening. We will have receipts available at the door for cash donations. The schedule of the evening:
6:00-7:00pm Appetizers (6:00-6:30pm will be business time)
If you are new to the Mission Dinner Community, please come and check us out. If you have been before and are so inclined, please consider bringing:
December 14: A-N Appetizers and O-Z Dessert
January 11: A-N Dessert and O-Z Appetizers
February 8: A-N Appetizers and O-Z Dessert (Sponsoring St. Mary’s College High School Immersion)
(Remaining 2015 Dates: March 8th, April 12th, and May 17th – no dinners in the summer months of June, July and August)
Wine has been generously donated by a parishioner. However, if you would like to share your favorite wine or beverage, feel free to do so.
For more information contact Sharon Henthorn-Iwane (heniwa2 @ pacbell.net or 510-527-5035) or contact Carolyn Tune on Mondays and Tuesdays in the parish office.
Christmas Eve Masses
Wednesday, December 24th
Family Mass with Pageant @ 5:00 p.m.
Mass in the Night @ 10:00 p.m.
(Concert beginning at 9:30 p.m.)
Christmas Day Masses
Thursday, December 25th
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.