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SPRED & Adaptive Faith Formation
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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 ceciliastjoseph@gmail.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.
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Age-Friendly Fremont Newsletter
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We would like to share with you a new, free publication offered by the city of Fremont. Age -
Friendly Fremont is a monthly newsletter that was developed after hearing from older adults that they would like access to local information about events and services. The first newsletter was published in September 2017 and already over 5,000 people receive a copy every month. Would you like a copy of the newsletter - email seniorcenter@fremont.gov
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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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PICTORIAL DIRECTORY NEWS!
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The New Pictorial Directory Books are out chock full of St. Joseph Parish history, liturgical and community events, portraits of parishioners, and more. If you haven’t picked up or bought your copy yet, please email Don Kaefer at donaldkaefer@gmail.com or go to saintjosephmsj.org for the form and mail it in. We still have some available. Books already purchased have been reserved.
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Anointing of the Sick and Elderly
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Saturday, June 2nd at 1pm Our traditional Anointing of the Sick and Aging will take place on Saturday, June 2nd 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
Please join our community in this celebration. I look forward to seeing you on December 1st. Should you have questions or wish to receive the sacrament at home, please call Helen Campbell, 795 -7958.
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Do You Want to Be a Sister?
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Saturday, June 9 The Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose invite single, Catholic women ages 18 through 40 to a “Come and See Day” to explore religious vocation. It will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at 43326 Mission Circle, Fremont, CA 94539 (behind the Mission). This event is free. Please register online at: www.bit.ly/discernRLife For more information, please contact Sr. Mary Yun, O.P., at mary@msjdominicans.org or at 213-760-3085.
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The Sacrament of Confession
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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.
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Bible Camp 2018 ~ Shripwrecked
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June 25-June 29 Register now for Bible Camp 2018 ~ Shipwrecked! Register/Volunteer Online: www.saintjosephmsj.org/biblecamp

Venture Onto An Uncharted Island Where Kids Survive And Thrive. Anchor Kids In The Truth That Jesus Carries Them Through Life’s Storms. 08:30 Am — 12:00 Pm (PDT) Register Online Vbspro.Events/P/Stjosephfremont. $65 Per Cast Away PreSchool? - Going Into 5th Grade Includes T-Shirt?, 1 Music Cd Per Family ,Snack, Crafts And FUN. Join Your Friends I A Fun Week. Contact Joanna Jdiazyoshioka@gmail.com Or Grace gracestjoseph@yahoo.com Volunteers Register Here Too. 6th Graders And Up. PARENTS, Teachers In Training Needed.
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Lectio Divina - Living the Gospel
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Thursday Mornings 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 sistermarci@gmail.com for more information.
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Answers to questions about Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services
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  • Q. Does the Catholic Church allow cremation?
  • A. Yes. While there is a clear preference for traditional burial, as Christ was buried in the tomb, cremation has been accepted for over forty years. Cremation should be done in accordance with the Church’s teaching in regards to the sanctity of the human body and belief in the Resurrection.
  • Q. Are Niches available at the Old Mission Cemetery?
  • A. Yes. Double and Single Cremation Niches are still available for immediate and/or pre-need purchase through Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services. In addition, CFCS provides funeral and cremation services to the community, becoming a complete resource for your cemetery and funeral needs. Monthly payment options are available, with no finance or interest charges. Whether you are interested in advanced planning or in need of immediate assistance, please call Frank at 925-784-6666
For more information about your Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services, a ministry of the Diocese of Oakland, call the Funeral Center at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery at 510-537-6600 or visit our website at www.cfcsOakland.org.
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