The parish office will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
Know someone in need? Not sure how to help? Check out “Faith in Action,” the new Catholic Social Services Directory created by your Catholic Charities of the East Bay. This online resource can be accessed on your smartphone or your home computer and will put you in touch with local Social Service Agencies that can help with issues of homelessness, counselling, healthcare, domestic violence and many other needs our people may have.
Go to www.faithinactionoakdiocese.org and help your neighbor!
A new session of ENDOW is starting on Thursday, September 17th, 7:00—9:00 p.m. in Parish Hall (close to the stage). We will be covering God Is Love (Deus Caritas) by Pope Benedict XVI. Endow is a Catholic educational program that brings women together to discover their God-given dignity and to understand their role in humanizing and transforming society.
To learn more, contact Kirby Hoberg at
kannekimber @ gmail.com or (214) 684-8656.
Registration is online at www.endowgroups.org
Parishioners are invited to join the Small Christian Community on Fridays, immediately following the 8:00 a.m. Mass, in the parish office Conference Room for coffee and group discussion of the following Sunday readings. Please contact the parish office for more information.
Sunday, December 6th at 5:00 PM
Community Christmas Concert
Family Mass Adult Choir and the Madeleine School Choirs with Amici Brass Quintet
$20 General/ $15 Seniors and students/Free Children under 18
Tickets Sold at the Door only
Sunday, December 13th at 7:00 PM
Parish Christmas Concert with the 11:00 AM Schola Magdalena with a string Baroque Ensemble
Featuring the music of 17th Century Italian Nuns
20 General/ $15 Seniors and students/Free Children under 18
Tickets Sold at the Door only
Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony and lust: these “seven deadly sins” are patterns of dysfunction that keep us separated from God and ultimately lead to unhappiness. Join us as we embark on Fr. Robert Barron’s exploration of these seven sinful patterns and also learn how practicing countervailing virtues can break the cycle of sin.
Beginning October 22, 2015, Marni Gonzalez and Cat Nielsen will offer the Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Lively Virtues program in Norton Hall. The Parish will order the study kits (approx. $14.95 + shipping and handling). To find out more information, please contact Cat Nielsen via email at catcn @ 2c-nrc.com, see the flyers posted in Norton Hall and the vestibule, or call the parish office to sign up.
Our introductory meeting for R.C.I.A. was held on Sept. 22, but it’s not too late to join us! If you are…
• Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith
• Considering becoming a Catholic
• An adult Catholic interested in being Confirmed
…then R.C.I.A. may be for you.
R.C.I.A., the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a journey of inquiry, instruction, prayer, and discernment, for those seeking a relationship with Jesus Christ through the Catholic Church. Within a warm and welcoming community, R.C.I.A. prepares men and women to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Holy Communion, and Confirmation) and to enter into a new life in Christ through His Church.
For more information, please contact Eva Marie Notti at evamarienotti@ gmail.com
We meet on Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 p.m., in Norton Hall.
To enter the Lifetouch Directory Sign-up website, please click the link above.
Come have dinner November 21st after the 5:30pm Mass (in Norton Hall)!
We’re a group of fellow parishioners who gather to eat, learn and support poverty and justice-related causes such as our sister parish (Parroquia de Santa Maria de Guadalupe) in Mexicali. We’d love to have you for dinner!
Mission Dinner Community Calendar:
Saturday, November 21st: Focus- Mexicali Parish
Sunday, December 13th: Focus- Mexicali Parish
Sunday, January 17th: Focus- St. Mary’s Immersion Program
Sunday, February 21st: Focus- St. Mary’s Immersion Program
Saturday, March 12th: Focus: Mexicali/Fr. Miguel visit