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.
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:
6:00-7:00 p.m. Appetizers (6:00-6:30pm will be business time)
7:00-8:00 p.m. Dinner
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:
(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 Mondays and Tuesdays in the parish office.
There will be a Lenten penance service on Tuesday, March 24th starting at 7 p.m..
Several priests will be available to hear confessions.
The Parish Playgroup is starting up again for a new crop of families! If you have young children, please join us 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 9:00—11:00 a.m., on the school playground.
We will move to Norton Hall in the event of inclement weather.
Stations of the Cross & Lenten Soup Suppers will be held every Friday of Lent, after the 5:30 p.m. Mass.
There will be a training workshop for Eucharistic Ministers on Saturday, March 28th at 10:00 a.m. in the church. We will introduce new Eucharistic Ministers and review the procedures and answer any questions. The workshop should last about an hour. All Eucharistic Minsters are encouraged to attend. We will make lists of names and phone numbers to help with substitutions. Please plan to join us.
To celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life and National Catholic Sisters Week, your Dominican Sisters here at St. Mary Magdalen wish to invite you to view “The Dominican Stories Project” downstairs after the 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Masses on Sunday, March 8th, while you are enjoying your coffee and donut.
We invite you to pray for all Consecrated Persons during this Year of Consecrated Life:
God our Father, we thank you for calling men and women to serve in your Son’s Kingdom as sisters, brothers, religious priests, consecrated virgins, and hermits, as well as members of Secular Institutes. Renew their knowledge and love of you, and send your Holy Spirit to help them respond generously and courageously to your will. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Who are Women Religious?
They serve God through a diversity of ministries. Some live cloistered lives in contemplative prayer, while others work on the frontlines of global change, striving to improve various aspects of society, from environmental change to healthcare reform to human rights issues. All find ways to make the world a better place. They may have had a positive impact in your life through their work in your community, even if you didn’t know they were women religious. We invite you to learn more and get to know the sisters near you!