Abode Project
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Thanks to your unfailing generosity, St. Joseph’s very recently provided a set of bunk beds, 2 captain’s beds, 3 twin bed frames, bedding, chests of drawers, rocking chairs, lamps, and sundry other household goods for a start-up shelter for women and children 3mos. to 10 years. The shelter is in need of cribs and clothing for infants 3 months old to children 10 years old. We now have storage room for beds, particularly captain’s beds and bunk beds, and chests. These items are particularly requested as storage space is a problem in most cases. Our cupboard is in need of dish sets, glass sets, bakeware and cookware in good condition and cooking utensils. We are also in the process of assisting a homeless veteran establish his own living space in conjunction with Abode. The green and gold collection box is under the table behind the last pew to receive small items. For large items, please contact Helen Campbell, 795-7958.
A Prayer for Autism Awareness Month
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Loving God, Bless today in special ways all the children, adults and families who see the world through the window of autism. May Your Spirit burn bright in them and all who celebrate and honor the richness of our diversity during this Autism Awareness month of April. Grant us, O Lord, the wisdom to see your image reflected in all of our differences, and to recognize the unique gifts we each have to offer. May the doors of ministry in our Church continue to open wide in welcome to all of God’s family. We ask this in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.

If you have a family member with autism or know of parishioners with autism or other needs requiring special accommodations or support in order to participate in parish life, please drop Sr. Cecilia an email at ceciliastjoseph@gmail.com or give her a call at (510) 657- 0905. Or if you feel the call or interest in being a Catechist to help with our Special Religious Education for adults (SPRED Ministry) or Adaptive Faith Formation Program for children (AFF Program), please also contact Sr. Cecilia.
April is Donate Life Month
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April is Donate Life Month. When Zak Pappachan first spoke to the congregation, Zak was at the beginning of end state renal failure. He is one of many who have an urgent need for donated organs.

You can help many like Zak who need help by adding your name to the donor registry at http://donatelifecalifornia.org/ . Anyone can be a potential organ donor regardless of age, ethnicity, or medical history. Please keep them in your prayers this month.
Wedding Coordinator Volunteers Needed!
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The St. Joseph Parish / Old Mission San Jose Wedding Ministry is in need of volunteers! If you would like to help engaged couples receive the Sacrament of Marriage please call Stephanie Koller at 510-770-9944. Thank you!
Joseph Faria Scholarship Applications
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High school seniors are encouraged to apply for the Joseph Faria Memorial Scholarship awarded annually by the St. Joseph Men's Club. Application forms and criteria can be obtained from Youth Ministry in the Faith Formation Office (Ministry House I). Deadline for submission is May 5.
St. Joseph Men's Club Meeting
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Tuesday, May 5th The men of the parish are invited to the Men's Club monthly meeting on Tuesday night, May 5th, from 7 to 9 PM in the parish hall. Guests are welcome to attend and sample our fare of pizza and beverages. For further information, contact Don Kaefer at donaldkaefer@gmail.com or 510-791-1980.

Other upcoming Men's Club events:
  • Youth Award Scholarships - May-03
  • Meeting, Speaker, PG&E, "Local Gas & Electric Projects" - May-05
  • Grade 4 Mission Walk BBQ - May-08
  • Board Meeting - May-19

From the Dominican Sisters
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Wednesday, April 15 You are invited to join in The Joy of the Gospel - Where we Pray, Read and Discuss Pope Francis’ teaching 7:00-8:30 PM - There are 2 remaining sessions Wednesday, April 15, 2015 and Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Dominican Motherhouse Upstairs Parlor enter at Main College Entrance co-Facilitators are Sister Ingrid Clemmensen, OP & Sister Marcia Krause, OP - Due to high demand additional Copies of Pope Francis’ exhortation The Joy of the Gospel may be obtained at the Dominican Motherhouse sessions or at Faith Formation.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 Young Adult (18-40) Spring Retreat: “Living Life at the Speed of Love, Come and be “Alive in the Holy Spirit” The reflection answers the question: Why do some people claim to experience God’s love deeply, while others feel so distant from God that they even wonder if God exists? 9:15am-3:30pm at the Dominican Motherhouse, 43326 Mission Blvd. Fremont, CA 94539; Suggested Donations $15 (lunch included); Facilitator: Sister Rebecca Shinas, OP; Register www.msjdominicans.org or 510-933-6335
2015 Parish-wide Talent Show
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Saturday, May 9 Calling all performers, entertainers, singers, musicians!!! Come share your talents with the St. Joseph community as we bring back a fun and popular event: The St. Joseph Talent Show! The event will be held on May 9, 2015 at 7:30pm in the parish church. Parishioners of all generations will come and share their gifts, all the while fostering and celebrating the talent of our great church community here at St. Joseph. If you are interested in performing, please sign up for an audition at http://bit.ly/StJosephJam or call Jon at the Faith Formation office 510-657-0905.
Know Someone in Need?
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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 resources will put you in touch with local Social Service Agencies that can help with issues of Homelessness, Counselling, Healthcare, Domestic Violence and many other needs our people may have. Go to www.faithinactionoakdiocese.org and help your neighbor.
Good News Notice!
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You are invited to join us for our latest Scripture Series: Easter Reflections from the Acts of the Apostles - Fr. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P. - Presenter Place: Holy Family Convent, 159 Washington Blvd. On Mondays - Time: 7:30-9:00 pm.
  • April 13: The Acts of the Apostles as an Easter Proclamation (Preparing for Pentecost Then and Now)
  • April 20: Momentous Turning Points in The Acts of the Apostles (The Holy spirit as "Obstacle" and Guide)
  • May 4: The Passion of Paul in the Plan of Luke (The Holy Spirit Out-poured on the World - Peter's Easter Proclamation Affirmed)
  • May 11: Why Does the Acts of the Apostles concludes as it does? (The Acts of the contemporary Church continues on its pilgrim way.)
Free will offering. For questions: 510-656-2331 Jo Ann
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