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National Voter Registration Day
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September 23 In an effort to increase voter turnout, there is a national initiative to register as many voters as possible. Therefore September 23 is National Voter Registration Day. If you need to register or re-register due to moving, there are voter registration forms in the back of the church. Remember that any student who will be 18 by election day in November can register now. Eligible citizens can register online at http://registertovote.ca.gov
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St. Joseph School's 19th Golf Tournament
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Friday, October 10, 2014 - Calling All Golfers! A SJS Golf Tournament is set for Friday Oct. 10, 2014 at the Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore. All Golfers and Fun Seekers are welcome to join in the fun. The Golf Package includes: Green fees, range balls, golf cart, dinner, tee prize and souvenir. All are sure to enjoy the Raffle & festivities. Reservation deadline is Friday, September 26, 2014.

For more information or to make reservations by phone with a credit card, please call Lauri Kaefer at 510-791-1980 or eMail lkaefer@sjsmsj.org or St. Joseph School at 510-656-6525.
San Damiano Retreat
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Saturday, Sept. 27 San Damiano presents a Franciscan Spirituality retreat given by Fr. Joe Chinnici on Sept. 26-28. On Saturday, Sept. 27, Sr. Joanna Bramble, CSJ gives a day called “Everything Is Sacred.” Call, email, or visit our website: 925-837-9141, katerik@sandamiano.org, www.sandamiano.org.
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Cathedral of Christ the Light Mausoleum
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Saturday, September 27 Experience the spiritual center of our Diocese and be a part of history. The Cathedral Mausoleum, located directly below the Cathedral Sanctuary, is a unique site built for the ages and open to all of the faithful. The Cathedral Mausoleum replicates the tradition of the early Church to place the faithful at the grounds of the church. Available within the reverential and beautiful Mausoleum are a variety of interment options. Available are single and companion crypts and marble and glass front cremation niches. Frank Draschner, from Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services, will be hosting tours at the Mausoleum on Saturday Sept. 6th and Saturday September 27th at 11:00 am. He will be able to answer questions regarding advance planning and no-interest payment options. To reserve a tour space, please call Frank at 925-784-6666.
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Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz Mass Celebration
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Saturday, September 28 Please join us, The Filipino Community of St. Joseph (TFCSJ), as we celebrate the Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz, our first Filipino saint on September 28th at the 12:30pm Mass. San Lorenzo Ruiz was beatified by Saint John Paul II in Manila on February 18, 1981 and elevated to full honors of the altar by canonization on October 18, 1987 in Rome. Immediately after the Mass, a simple Filipino reception and fellowship will take place at the Parish Hall.

Youth Ministry - Register Now
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September 28 Kickoff Youth Ministry is currently accepting registrations for EDGE, Confirmation 1 and Confirmation 2. These programs are designed to enhance and build strong Catholic friendships. The programs are designed to educate and lead our young people towards the path of Christ. All registration forms are available online by on Youth Ministry. Kick-off is on September 28th at the 6:30pm Mass. For questions, please call (510)657-0905 or email: msjlifeteen@gmail.com ; sjfremont.youth@gmail.com or gracestjoseph@yahoo.com
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Faith Formation News
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You may go online to register your child for Faith Formation classes (Preschool: Ages 3, 4, 5. & Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Please go to our Web Page: www.saintjosephmsj.org, click on Faith Formation and download the registration forms and turn them into our Faith Formation office. For more information, please call Grace, Faith Formation Secretary at (510) 657-0905 or email: gracestjoseph@yahoo.com.
  • RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS - COME AND SEE- Never been baptized? Come and see how to allow Jesus Christ into your life in a deeper way. Come and learn more about the Catholic faith, and discuss and share faith around a particular topic. We meet every Sunday morning in Ministry House 2. Call to find out more about this life changing process. (510) 657-0905 or E-mail: msjfaithformation@gmail.com
  • ADULT CONFIRMATION - The Adult Confirmation program is an opportunity for Catholics who have received their Baptism and First Eucharist and want to complete their three Sacraments of Initiation. This 17 week Adult Confirmation program will start on September 17th and will emphasize the basics of Catholic teaching using appropriate adult learning methodologies. The topics include the Trinity, Sacraments, Prayer, and Morality. The last session is a mini-retreat evening of prayer, reflecting on the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays from 7pm- 8:30pm. The Confirmation celebration will take place at Christ the Light Cathedral in Oakland. Please contact us at (510) 657-0905 or email msjfaithformation@gmail.com
  • RCIA ADAPTED FOR CHILDREN: RCIC - If you have a child (7 -17 years of age) that has not been baptized Catholic, now is the time to enroll them in our RCIA for Children. Please call us at (510) 657-0905 or email: msjfaithformation@gmail.com
We are looking for excited enthusiastic women and men who would like to join our dynamic Faith Formation team. If you love our Catholic Faith and want to teach our faith to our young people, then come and join our team. We are preparing for a great year. Catechists and Aides are needed for Faith Formation Classes - Do something special for Christ and your parish. Become a Catechist or aide in our Faith Formation Program. Assistance will be provided to help you get started in this important work. If you are interested, please fill out the information below and turn into the Faith Formation office or mail slot at the Parish Office. Questions? Call (510) 657-0905 or email: msjfaithformation@gmail.com
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Annual Olive Festival
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Saturday, October 4 FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY presented by the Mission San Jose Chamber of Commerce - On the Dominican Olive Grove behind the Historic Old Mission on Saturday, October 4 from 10 am – 5 pm. The Olive Festival features food, live music, wine tasting, arts & crafts, entertainment, kids games, drawings, prizes and much more. Live music provided by:
  • The Canyon Band
  • The Squeaks
  • The Chops Big Band
Click here to see the poster or go to the Chamber website for more information: http://msjchamber.org/olive-festival/
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Walk for the Poor
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Sunday, October 5, 2014 The SVDP ministry invites you to support our sixth annual “Friends of the Poor” Walk to be held on Sunday October 5, 2014, 1:00-4:00pm at Bishop O'Dowd High School, 9500 Stearns Ave, Oakland, CA 94605. Many St. Joseph SVDP ministry members committed to help the less fortunate in our parish will be out there walking. You can support us in two ways: walk with us or sponsor a walker. Go to http://www.svdp-alameda.org/news-a-events/current-events/walk-with-us.html to sign-up. You may also deposit your donation payable to “SVDP” (memo line “Friends of the Poor Walk”) in the Sunday collection.100% of your donation is returned to St. Joseph’s SVDP ministry. Questions: Peter Oey 657-2395 peteroey@sbcglobal.net or Eleanor Chesterman 657-2758. Join us in the Walk!
Blessing of Animals
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Sunday, October 5 We will have our Annual Blessing of Animals in honor of the feast of St. Francis, on Sunday, October 5th at 2pm on the Mission Steps. Join Fr. Manny and bring your pet to share in the blessing.
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