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Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz Mass Celebration
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Saturday, September 22 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 22nd at the 5:30pm 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.

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Niles Beer & Wine Train
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Saturday, September 29 - The Niles Canyon Wine Train is on September 29th 2018 from 1pm to 3 pm. The cost is $50 per person and a ticket fee of $5.50 for a total of $55.50 each. The Saint Joseph's Men's Club is making an effort to organize a group of people, September 29th, Departs Sunol Depot 1:00pm and returns at 3PM - 6 Kilkare Rd, Sunol CA 94586. 21 & over, please no children, pets, or personal food and beverages allowed. Contact Chris at: (510) 557-8000 or chrisjeremiah@gmail.com
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Thanksgiving Mass for Healthcare Providers
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Saturday, Sept 29 The annual Thanksgiving Mass for Healthcare Providers will be celebrated Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison Street, Oakland. We encourage all who provide healthcare services, direct and administrative, to attend this multicultural Mass as we celebrate your energy, dedication, and generosity. A reception and mental health resources fair will follow the Mass.
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Register for Faith Formation & Youth Ministry
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FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION 2018 - 2019 IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!

YOUTH_MINISTRY REGISTRATION 2018 - 2019 IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!
Registration packets may be dropped off or mailed
Faith Formation & Youth_Ministry Office:
43148 Mission Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539
(510) 657-0905

Faith Formation & Youth_Ministry Office Hours:
  • Monday - Wednesday, 9:00 am-3:30pm
  • Thursday, 9:00am - 1:30pm.
  • Office closed: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
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A note from Sr. Mary Virginia ~ past principal of St. Joseph School
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Thursday, October 4th - In March of 2000, I spent some time at an orphanage in Mexico called Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (Spanish for “our little brothers / sisters” and commonly called NPH). It was a profound experience for me to witness the powerful impact of this charity on the lives of hundreds of children. NPH is an international, Catholic-based program begun by an American priest in the early 1950s. The residents of NPH range from pre-school age through high school. NPH serves children at nine sites in Mexico, Latin and South America, and the Caribbean. Lives are transformed because of NPH! Hope, joy, security, love and a future are made possible for vulnerable children!

My time at NPH was to visit friends, a Bay Area couple, Eileen and Jim Shydlowski and their two young children. The family was offering a few years of service (similar to a Peace Corp experience) living and working at NPH. Eileen and Jim are hosting a fundraising event on October 4th in Sunol, CA. Students from NPH will be dancing at this event. Since this is so close to St. Joseph’s, I’m hoping that many of you will be able to attend. Wine and appetizers will be provided. There is no cost to attend, but donations will be accepted. If you cannot attend, you can donate at their website (www.nphusa.org) or send checks to Eileen Shydlowski, 1361 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050. For more info, contact Jim and Eileen at shydlowski@sbcglobal.net

Una Noche Bajo Las Estrellas (A Night Under the Stars) Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 - 6:00-8:00pm Nella Terra Cellars 505 Sheridan Rd. Sunol, CA 94586
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Anointing of the Sick and Elderly
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Saturday, October 6th Our traditional Anointing of the Sick and Aging will take place on Saturday, October 6th at 10:00AM. Our morning will consist of Mass, Anointing of the Sick and a time for Luncheon and fellowship. Please remember that the sacrament of the sick may and should be celebrated by:
  • all who experience a need for healing in their lives
  • are of advanced age
  • are scheduled for serious or major surgery
  • have taken "a turn for the worse" or develop a new sickness even though the person has received the sacrament before
Please join our community in this celebration. We ask that you please RSVP today to Helen Campbell, 510-795-7958 for adequate food preparation. I look forward to seeing you on October 6th.
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Mass to Honor First Responders and their families
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Sunday, October 7 10:00 am - The Cathedral of Christ the Light, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland - All first responders and their families are cordially invited to attend the Blue Mass at The Cathedral of Christ the Light. Every day, lives are saved and touched by first responders. This interfaith service will honor all those women and men who serve the citizens of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, as well as remember all those who lost their lives in the line of duty in the past year. A luncheon will follow in the Event Center; advance reservations are required. Seat and take-out lunch reservation coming soon.
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Annual Olive Festival
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Saturday & Sunday, October 6-7 The 17th annual Olive Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday – October 6th and 7th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Presented by the Mission San Jose Chamber of Commerce, this year’s event will be one to remember! Food – Live Music – Entertainment – Arts & Crafts – Kids Games – Beer & Wine – Drawings – Prizes. Check out our nearly 30 vendors featuring everything from olive oil and Kettle Korn to olive wood carvings. Bring your families! We are located right behind the Old Mission in the Dominican Sisters’ olive grove.

Live Music Line-Up:
Saturday
  • Sheela’s Bollywood
  • Across Party Lines
  • MSJ High School Band
  • Wadaiko Newark Taiko
  • Hula Moves
Sunday
  • Dixie Dominus
  • Dream Achievers Band
  • Kalau Kanes
  • Wadaiko Newark Taiko
  • Tehani Dancers Fitness Girls
Go to the Chamber website for more information: http://msjchamber.org/olive-festival/
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Mental Health First Aid
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Do you minister to youth in your church? Are you a parent or caregiver of a teen? If so, you're invited to our next Youth Mental Health First Aid course. Just like CPR training, Mental Health First Aid trainings empowers adults who engage with adolescents to respond compassionately and directly when a youth experiences a mental health challenge or spiritual crisis. Coordinated by Catholic Charities of the East Bay, registration is required, but free ($175 value), thanks to Project AWARE community funding. A schedule of trainings and other details are available at bit.ly/CCEB-MHFA. For more information, contact Nesi Wills at fwills@cceb.org or 510-290-6103.
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Pastoral Care
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A pyx is the small, circular flat container in which the Blessed Sacrament is carried to those unable to attend Mass. If you have borrowed a pyx from the sacristy and are no longer using it, please return it to the sacristy. Thanks - Helen 510-795-7958
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