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Walk for Life West Coast 2020
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Saturday, January 25th Join fellow Catholics and Pro‐Lifers from all over California and beyond as we stand up for the littlest among us at the 16th Annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on January 25, 2020. There will be Mass at 9:30AM celebrated by Archbishop Alexander Sample at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The rally begins at 12:30PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, and the Walk down the city’s Market Street begins at 1:30PM. Last year’s Walk drew 50,000 + people.

For complete information about the Walk, visit www.walkforlifewc.com
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Altar Servers
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We are seeking young members of our parish community to serve as Altar Servers. Must have received First Communion and be in the 4th grade. If interested, please contact Fr. Mark at 510 656-2364 ext. 111
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Catholic Schools Week
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January 26th through February 1st Catholic Schools Week is the annual observance of the important role Catholic schools play in educating America’s young people. The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2020 is Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service. We at St. Joseph School would like to invite you to join us Sunday, January 26th for a celebration of our school during the 9:00 morning Mass. This will be followed by an Open House at the school from about 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

St. Joseph School is a Dominican affiliated school. Applications are now available for the 2020-2021 school year. Saint Joseph School is at 43222 Mission Blvd. Fremont, CA 94539 (510)-656-6525 or www.stjosephschoolfremont.org
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A Scout is Reverent - Scout Sunday 2020
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Sunday, February 2 Attention all cub scouts, boy scouts, brownies, girl scouts and leaders, you are invited to participate in the 9 AM Scout Sunday Mass on Sunday, February 2, 2020. We invite all current and former youth and adult leaders to wear their uniforms and to participate in this national event. Please gather in uniform 15 minutes before Mass in the back of the church to process in with the celebrant. Please contact Skip Phair for more information. 510-557-5907 jfphair@yahoo.com
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Immigration Information
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The Catholic Immigration Support Network (CISN) creates open, common spaces for learning, preparation, protection and advocacy. Both immigrant and non-immigrant parishioners are called to participate in this effort to help build a resilient and strong faith community that honors and supports one another. www.oakdiocese.org/immigration
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Historic Spanish Organ concert in Old Mission San Jose
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Saturday, February 8 Old Mission San Jose, 43300 Mission Blvd., Fremont, will host a free organ concert given by Ronald McKean, St. Joseph Parish music director, on February 8th, 2020 entitled “Lo Sagrado y Lo Profano” (The Sacred and the Profane). Mr. McKean, explores the dualism of sacred and secular Spanish Organ music of the 17th century. In this concert, you will hear pieces that represent battles, dances and chant-based works. His pre-concert talk begins at 7PM. The ensuing 7:30PM concert in the inspiring Old Mission Church will be followed by a Spanish Tapas reception in the Mission museum.
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Join “Friends of the Mission”
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Are you looking for meaningful and satisfying volunteer opportunities? How about joining “Friends of Mission San Jose”? We need people of many different skills and interests to help sustain and to enhance our historic beloved Mission. Do you love gardening or fixing things, or do you have business skills like marketing? Are you good at organizing, fund-raising, or event hosting? Or are you a motivated worker who likes to take a task to completion? Join “Friends of Mission San Jose.” You may volunteer as your schedule allows doing what you love most. Contact Gary and Nancy Dorighi, gdorighi@comcast.net, 510-657- 7543. Don’t have time to help just yet? Consider a donation to Mission San Jose at www.missionsanjose.org/donate
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Free legal representation
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Catholic Charities is offering free legal representation for those interested in becoming U.S. citizens. Interested individuals can call 925.825.3099 to make an appointment for the first or third Tuesdays of each month. For more information, contact Deanna Salazar at 925.771.8254 or dsalazar@cceb.org
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Worldwide Marriage Encounter
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Give your marriage a well-deserved vacation. Plan to go on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend and come back with a marriage that is refreshed and full of energy! The next Marriage Encounter Weekends include: Feb 21-23 in Danville, CA. For more information and/ or to register for a Weekend, visit our website at: www.oaklandwwme.org or contact Chuck & Annie at applications@oaklandwwme.org or 925-849-5466.
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Bishop's Appeal ~ Rebuild My Church
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Our goal: $72,000 Pledged/Received: $49995.07
Percent to Goal:69.38% Thank You!

To donate, visit www.oakdiocese.org/giving

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 2019 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 2019 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 “Rebuild My Church” 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 “Rebuild My Church” through the 2019 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

Visit www.oakdiocese.org/giving for more information or call the
Office for Mission Advancement at 510-267-8358

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