Operation Rice Bowl
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Friday, April 3 As part of our faith community’s Lenten observance, we will participate in Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program, Operation Rice Bowl. We encourage you to participate in Operation Rice Bowl at home with your family and loved ones. Please take a rice bowl from the display in the center of the Church. Through our participation in Operation Rice Bowl, we put our faith into action; our prayers and alms help people in need around the world. Learn more about Operation Rice Bowl at http://orb.crs.org/

Rice bowls will be collected on Good Friday, April 3.

2015 Lenten & Easter Mass schedule
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  • Stations of the Cross - Every Friday during Lent
    • 6pm Soup in Hall
    • 7pm each Friday in Lent in the Old Mission
  • St. Joseph's Feast Day - March 19
    • Mass - 8am in Old Mission
  • Scripture Study Group - in Ministry House 2
    • Each Tuesday 9:30am
    • Each Wednesday 7:30pm
  • Anointing of the Sick - March 20
    • Mass - 1pm in the Church
  • Parish Retreat - March 23-24 Four sessions:
    • Monday, March 23: 9-10am & 7:30-8:30pm
    • Tuesday, March 24: 9-10am & 7:30-8:30pm
  • Parish Reconciliation Service - March 25
    • 7:30pm in Church
  • Palm Sunday - March 29
    • Procession of Palms at Sat 5:30pm, and Sunday 9am, 12:30pm, and 6:30pm Masses
  • Holy Thursday - April 2
    • Morning Prayer - 9am in Mission
    • Mass of the Lord's Supper - 8pm in Church
    • Adoration - after 8pm Mass in Mission
  • Good Friday - April 3
    • Morning Prayer - 9am in Mission
    • Stations of the Cross - 12pm in Church
    • Our Lord's Passion with Veneration of the Cross - 8pm in Church
  • Holy Saturday - April 4
    • Morning Prayer - 9am in Mission
    • Easter Vigil - 8pm in Church
  • Easter Sunday - April 5
    • Mass times: 7:30am, 9am, 11am, 12:30pm, 4pm (Mandarin)

Click here for a copy of the 2015 Lenten/Easter Calendar

Click here for resources to help us on our Lenten journey
News from the Mission Gift Shop
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First Communion season and St. Joseph Parish Confirmation time is fast approaching. Your Mission Gift Shop is stocking up with beautiful gifts, communion prayer books, rosaries, crucifixes, picture frames and albums as well as jewelry to serve your needs. More arriving daily. Stop in and see our selection. If we don't have what you want there is still time to order it. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds support the daily operation and upkeep of the Mission Church and Museum.
St. Joseph Men's Club Meeting
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Tuesday, April 7th The men of the parish are invited to the Men's Club monthly meeting on Tuesday night, March 3rd, from 7 to 9 PM in the parish hall. The guest speaker is Bob Loew, "A Holy Land Pilgrimage". Guests are welcome to attend and sample our fare of pizza and beverages. For further information, contact Don Kaefer at donaldkaefer@gmail.com or 510-791-1980.

Other upcoming Men's Club events:
  • Easter Vigil Reception - Apr-04
  • Men's Club Meeting, Bocce Ball Night - Apr-07
  • Board Meeting - Apr-21
  • Faith Formation Breakfast - Apr-25

Grief Support Group
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Sunday, April 12 Are you in pain over the death of a loved one, a broken relationship, loss of health, career or satisfying work loss, loss of home or pet? You are not alone. We all grieve differently, but pain is universal. At our support group, you will meet others who are also mourning a loss and be able to listen or express your feelings in a safe, confidential, and non-threatening environment. Through prayer and sharing, burdens may be lightened and hearts start to heal.

The next meeting of the Bereavement Support Group will be held on Sunday, April 12th, 2:30 - 3:30 PM in the Fireside Lounge at Holy Spirit Church, 37588 Fremont Blvd. Please join us.
TFCSJ Dinner Dance
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Saturday, April 25 The Filipino Community of St. Joseph would like to invite you to our Dinner Dance fund raising event on Saturday, April 25 at 7pm-12 midnight at St. Joseph Church parish Hall. Elegantly casual or semi-formal. Please contact any committee members or Grace Lichauco at 510-789-9103 or gracestjoseph@yahoo.com to purchase your tickets.
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Tuesdays We are calling all those who believe they may have an interest in joining the Catholic faith. Meetings will continue weekly through June 2015. This meeting may benefit those who have no experience in any faith tradition, as well as those who, for whatever reason, have stopped practicing their Catholic faith. All are welcome. For more information contact Deacon Dick at rbaylessi090@comcast.net or 510-304-4298.
International Festival ~ 2015
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Sunday, June 7 St. Joseph’s International Festival is being planned for June 7th, 2015 behind Old Mission San Jose. That's just 66 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 49 seconds to go! Mark your calendars now for a fun weekend of delicious food, music, and activities. For more information please contact JoAnna Diaz Yoshioka jdiazyoshioka@gmail.com
Bible Camp Fun at St Joseph Church
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Everest VBS: Welcome to Everest: Conquering Challenges With God’s Mighty Power

Each day, kids participate in small groups, called Climbing Crews, and discover practical ways to hold on to God’s mighty power! Not only will they experience exciting Bible adventures but they’ll also watch for God in everyday life through something called God Sightings™. You and your kids will discover that God is active in our lives and that his fingerprints are everywhere!

Everest is filled with epic Bible-learning experiences kids will see, hear, touch, and even taste! KidVid Cinema shares real stories of real kids who rely on God’s power to face life’s challenges! Plus, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats keep everyone on the move.​

The Bible Camp will be held June 22, 2015 to June 27, 2015 from 9:00am to 11:55am. For more information see: http://www.saintjosephmsj.org/BibleCamp or contact JoAnna Diaz Yoshioka jdiazyoshioka@comcast.net or 510-304-1220
The Capital Campaign is underway
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The “Building a People of Faith” Capital Campaign is underway and every family is asked to participate. If you would like to learn more, please click here or contact Ashley Weerpass, Coordinating Committee Chair, for more information. aweerpass@att.net
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