Holiday Outreach

During Advent, we make an extra effort to help make the Holidays a time filled with hope and joy for people in need. A ‘Giving Tree’ is placed in the Sanctuary during the week of Thanksgiving, and gifts are delivered to the Parish Hall several days before Christmas, where volunteers sort and bag the items.

Christmas 2016 our parish supplied gifts and food certificates to 38 families, mainly at St. Mary’s Center in Oakland. Catholic Charities also received many gifts from our parish that were used in their ‘Joybell’ give-away.

In addition we were able to send checks to the following organizations:  Mercy Center Brown Bag Program ($1500); Catholic Charities of the East Bay ($500), Elizabeth House ($250), and St. Vincent de Paul ($250).