Saint Vincent de Paul
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St. Vincent de Paul Collection Next Week! The Second Collection for St. Vincent de Paul will be on the weekend of November 29th. Through your generosity, you have made it possible for the St. Vincent de Paul members to serve and help the homeless and needy in our own neighborhood. Please consider continuing this help by supporting the upcoming collection. Your faithful generosity in serving the needy in our area is very much appreciated. Thank you and may God bless you. For more information click here
From Catholic Charities
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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 puts you in touch with local Social Service Agencies that help with Homelessness, Counselling, Healthcare, Domestic Violence and many other needs. Go to www.faithinactionoakdiocese.org and help your neighbor!
From The Filipino Community
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Save the date: December 19th, Saturday at 6:00am at Mission San Jose. Preparation for SIMBANG GABI (DAWN MASS) is now in motion. Learn and enjoy the beauty of our traditional Tagalog Liturgical and Christmas songs. We welcome anyone who would like to join our talented choir. Please email Grace at gracestjoseph@yahoo.com or call (510) 789-9103.
St. Joseph Men's Club Meeting
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December 1 The Men’s Club of St. Joseph is having their upcoming meeting on Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00pm. All men of the Parish are welcome to hear from our guest speakers, Chuck Bellavia and Paul Unpingco discussing what the Knights of Columbus is all about. Please join us at 7pm for our social time of pizza and beverage followed by this informative discussion. Any questions, please contact Don at donaldkaefer@gmail.com.

Our upcoming Men's Club events:
  • Men's Club Meeting, Elections, Speaker TBD - Dec-01
  • Men's Club Christmas Party - Dec-05
  • Board Turnover Meeting - Dec-15
  • See the Men's Club page for more news - Jan-01

Anointing of the Sick and Elderly
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Friday, December 4 at 1pm Our traditional Anointing of the Sick and Aging will take place on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 1pm. Our afternoon will consist of Mass, Anointing of the Sick and a time for refreshments 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
The need for healing may be physical, emotional and/or spiritual. If you have questions contact Helen Campbell at 795-7958.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
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Thursday, Dec 3 Every Thursday before the first Friday of the month, our Parish has Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament located in St. Joseph Church. All are welcome to join fellow adorers and spend some time before the Blessed Sacrament, our Lord Jesus Christ, this coming Thursday. Share in this reverent & fulfilling event. Adoration begins after the 8am Mass and concludes with Evening Prayer & Benediction at 5pm.
Young Adult (18-35) Advent Twilight Retreat
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Saturday, December 5 5:00pm-9:30pm Personally Encounter Jesus through the lens of Advent and Jubilee Year of Mercy. Share in sessions, dinner, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharistic Adoration. Co-sponsored by St. Joseph Parish and the Center for Education and Spirituality. Facilitated by Fr. Anthony Le, Sister Ingrid Clemmensen, and Sister Marcia Krause at the Dominican Sisters Motherhouse and Chapel 43326 Mission Blvd. Fremont, CA. RSVP by November 30 at http://bit.ly/2015YATwilightRetreat or call (510)933-6360. $15 gratitude offering.
Want to participate in the Christmas Eve Children's Mass?
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Mondays Christmas Eve Children's Mass — 4PM & 6PM

If you have children (grades 1st thru 8th) who may be interested in participating in the gospel liturgy on Christmas Eve, please contact Laura Wells as laurawells@sbcglobal.net or 510-329-8834 for information. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin Tuesday afternoon November 10 and continue on the following Tuesdays (Nov. 17, Dec 1, 8, & 22); between 3:00 - 4:30 for the 4PM Mass, and 5:00 - 6:00 for the 6PM Mass AND on Monday Dec. 14; between 6:00-7:30PM.
Parishwide Advent Retreat ~ Walking Through Advent to Christmas
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Monday to Wednesday, December 7-9 Join us Monday, December 7th to Wednesday, December 9th for our Parish-wide Advent Retreat featuring our Retreat Master, Fr. Jeff Finley at 7:30pm in St. Joseph Church.

As usual our Parish Retreat is followed by our Parishwide Reconciliation Service on Thursday, December 10th at 7:30pm. Please join us!
Carols of Christmastide Concert
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Saturday, December 12 St. Joseph/Old Mission San Jose Music Ministry Presents Carols of Christmastide Music of the Advent/Christmas Season. Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 7:30pm in the church. Celebrating the Christmas season with the many styles and cultures of our diverse community in peace and harmony. Treat your family and friends to an evening of festive music and a reception following the concert.

For more information call 510-656-1055 or email Ron McKean at ronaldstjoseph@yahoo.com. Admission and parking are FREE! A 'free will' offering will be taken during the performance. Visit our web site at http://music.saintjosephmsj.org/
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