Scripture Series You are cordially invited to join us in our first Scripture Series of the year. Presenter will be Scripture scholar Fr. Tom Bonacci, C.P. It will be held in the school library 7:30-9:00 pm. Free will offering. Our yearlong Hebrew Bible Study will serve as an Introduction to the literature of the Bible. Our primary goal will be to explore the Sacred Literature of the Bible as it would have been understood in the time of its composition. These are the narratives that have influenced the history of humankind and formed the moral and religious understandings of countless peoples.
- Jan. 29 - Exploring the "pre-history" of Genesis (Chpts.1-11)
- Feb. 5 - The Abraham and Sarah Story
- Feb. 12 - The Story of Jacob and Rachel
- Feb. 19 - The Story of Joseph and his brothers
For questions contact JoAnn 510-656-2331
From the Women of St. Joseph
February 21 COME ONE, COME ALL... TO AN OPEN INVITATION LEARNING ABOUT ‘THE FUTURE OF FREMONT’ City of Fremont, Council member, David Bonaccorsi will be sharing: Planning stages of Housing and its potential impact on Fremont, Improving the traffic flow in Fremont , Changing Citywide elections of Council members to District elections. There will be Q and A after the informal presentation. Index cards will be provided for the questions. What a wonderful opportunity to show an interest in ‘our town’ of Fremont. Place: Mission San Jose Church - 43300 Mission Blvd. Time: Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7:00 pm
Memorial Mass for Father Michael Norkett
|Thursday, February 22
Fr. Michael Norkett peacefully journeyed home to God Thursday January 18th, 2018. He was a pastor here at Saint Joseph Parish, Old Mission San Jose from 1981 through 1990.
We will be having a Memorial Mass for Fr. Michael on Thursday, February 22nd at 7:30pm in St. Joseph Church. All are welcome to attend.
Please see this link
to view his many contributions through the years. Condolences can be sent to the Norkett Family c/o Diocese of Oakland, Clergy Services, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland, CA 94612
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him.
The Sacrament of Confession
Whether it has been a week, a month, a year, or decades - the Sacrament of Confession is always available to you. We have confessions on Saturdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm in St. Joseph Church. Feel free to come and take advantage of this special Sacrament that helps reconcile and heal the soul.
Habitat for Humanity
|Saturday, Feb 24
Together We Build: Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Fremont, Feb. 24, 8:30 am – 4 pm - Join a multi-faith crew of volunteers in the East Bay to build affordable homes with Habitat locally. First-timers and experienced builders welcome, ages 16 and up, on Saturday, Feb 24. All materials, supplies, and instruction will be provided. Please plan to bring a water bottle, lunch, and team spirit. We build together to end generational poverty, put our faith into action, and build friendships with our neighbors of all walks of life. Register by February 9 at: http://vhub.at/stjosephmsj
* Or contact Tori Bommarito at TBommarito@HabitatEBSV.org
SPRED & Adaptive Faith Formation
Here at St. Joseph Parish, we have SPRED (SPecial Religious Education Dept.) for adults, and AFF (Adaptive Faith Formation) for children with special needs. These two ministries are intended to help and support the children and adults with special needs. If you have a family member or know of parishioners with autism or other special needs who may need special accommodations or support to participate in parish life, faith formation, or preparing for Sacraments, please drop Sr. Cecilia an email at email@example.com
or give her a call at (510) 657-0905. Or if you would like to volunteer to help in one of these ministries, please also contact Sr. Cecilia. We need your help, and in turn, these ministries will help you and our special friends to grow in faith.
Are you dealing with the death or illness of a loved one, a divorce, the loss of a job or other life changing loss? Sharing your story with others may speed healing and lighten the burden of loss. Your story is uniquely yours, but pain is universal. Our deanery sponsored bereavement support group’s next series begins Sunday afternoon, January 28, 2018. We are meeting in the Fireside Lounge at Holy Spirit Parish, from 2:30-3:30 PM for eight consecutive Sundays. Information shared is strictly confidential. For more information, please contact Helen Campbell, 795-7958. Please join us.
- Maturing Grief - Feb-25
- Sharing memories - Mar-04
- Ritual & Healing - Mar-11
- Memorial Service - Mar-18
Lectio Divina - Living the Gospel
All are welcome to Thursday Morning Scripture Reflection on the upcoming Sunday Readings. It meets from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in Ministry House II, except for the First Thursday of the month due to Eucharistic Adoration, Please contact Sister Marcia Krause, OP, 510 502 5797 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Lenten & Easter Mass schedule
- Lenten Retreat - Feb 9 & 10
- Ash Wednesday - Feb 14
- Mass times: 8am (in the Old Mission), 12 noon & 7:30pm (St Joseph Church)
- 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
- St Joseph Table Morning Potlock - in Hall after 8am Mass
- Scripture Study Group - in Ministry House 2
- Each Tuesday 9:30am
- Each Wednesday 7:30pm
- Anointing of the Sick - March 9
- Parish Reconciliation Service - March 24
- Palm Sunday - March 25
- Procession of Palms at Sat 5:30pm, and Sunday 9am, 12:30pm, and 6:30pm Masses
- Holy Thursday - March 29
- Morning Prayer - 9am in Mission
- Mass of the Lord's Supper - 8pm in Church
- Adoration - after 8pm Mass in Mission
- Good Friday - March 30
- 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 - March 31
- Morning Prayer - 9am in Mission
- Easter Vigil - 8pm in Church
- Easter Sunday - April 1
- Mass times: 7:30am, 9am, 11am, 12:30pm, 4pm (Mandarin)
for the Lenten Easter Calendar
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Bishop's Appeal ~ Lighting the Way
For most of us, our experience of Church is at our parish. The Church is, however, much more than that. We are all called in mission to serve the Church and its people through our parish, our diocese, and universally.
The Annual Bishop’s Appeal in the Diocese of Oakland is but one way to serve our fellow parishioners and the broader community as we demonstrate our unity as Catholics of the Diocese of Oakland. We are asked to pray for our fellow parishioners, our clergy and leadership, for those who are served by the many ministries and programs offered by the Church, and for the success of the 2018 Bishop’s Appeal.
Every member of the faith community of our local Church is also asked to participate in whatever way possible by making a gift. All gifts to the 2018 Bishop’s Appeal are equally important. As responsible stewards of our faith and the many gifts that God has generously bestowed on each of us, we are asked to make a sacrificial, proportionate and thoughtful gift. Those who are blessed with more are challenged to give more, but everyone is asked to respond. Imagine what can be done in the name of our local faith community if every parishioner were inspired by “Lighting the Way” and participated in our annual Bishop’s Appeal.
While parishes rely on the financial support of parishioners through weekly offertory collections, the diocese also relies on these same parishioners to make possible the many services it provides to literally thousands of individuals each year. The Bishop’s Appeal supplies annual funding to many ministries which provide services throughout the Diocese of Oakland.
By sharing your time, talent and treasure with our sisters and brothers and our Church of the East Bay, you are making a sacrifice and returning to God a small portion of the many gifts he has given to you. By embracing “Lighting the Way” through the 2018 Bishop’s Appeal, you are contributing greatly to building up the Kingdom of God here in the Church of the East Bay.
Your Generosity in Action: The Bishop’s Appeal provides funds to offset some of the following expenses:
- Parishes and Schools in Need $913,000
- Pastoral Ministries and Services $2,031,000
- Clergy Formation and Retirement $3,511,000
- Religious Education and Formation $1,014,000