The parish office will be closed on Monday, October 12th in observance of the Columbus 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
The Mission Dinner Community gathers to fellowship, enjoy a great meal and raise funds for global poverty causes, primarily supporting our sister Dominican parish, Santa Maria de Guadalupe in Mexicali, but also occasionally raising funds for other compelling causes. We take the summer off. The next dinner will be on Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 6-8pm in the Parish Hall. We will have a visit from Father Miguel Rolland, pastor of our sister parish and a parishioner leader Dona Maria Teresa Bastidas. Please come and show our guests a warm welcome! You may read Father Miguel’s most recent letter in the News and Events Section. You may contact Sharon Henthorn-Iwane at 510-527-5035 or Carolyn Tune in the church office on Mondays and Tuesdays.
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.
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.
Concert Oct. 16th at 8:00 PM
$15/Seniors and Students
Free – Children
Nobody turned away for lack of funds
Guy Fishman, Cello
Suite no.1 in G for unaccompanied violoncello, BWV 1007, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
V. Minuet I & II
Suite no. 2 in d for unaccompanied violoncello, BWV 1008, Bach
V. Minuet I & II
Suite no. 4 in E-flat for unaccompanied violoncello, BWV 1010, Bach
V. Bouree I & II
Guy Fishman, baroque cello
Guy Fishman is principal cellist of Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society, which is celebrating its 200th year of continued performance, making it the oldest arts organization in the US, and one of the oldest in the world. Mr. Fishman will perform three of Bach’s magisterial suites for unaccompanied cello on a baroque instrument made in Rome in 1704.