St Joseph Men’s Club Parish Family Camp
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From Thursday, July 19 The St Joseph Men’s Club is sponsoring a parish wide family camp. It will be held over an extended weekend from Thursday, July 19, to Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the Bushay Recreation Area at Lake Mendocino near Ukiah. The Men’s Club has covered the cost of the campsite. We can take up to 100 people and 26 vehicles. If you are interested, contact Chris Jeremiah, chris@usjeremiahs.com or 510-557-8000, with the number of adults/children and vehicles you wish to bring and the days you plan to attend. Registration will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. Food will be arranged with Chris on some basis of bring your own or group cooking. This is a water recreation area so bring boats, canoes, inflatables, kayaks, etc. If your boat requires a trailer, let Chris know to accommodate parking.
Ministry of Consolation
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Sundays 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.
  • Memorial Service - Jul-22

From Sister Cecilia
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I thank God that I was called to St. Joseph Parish four years ago to minister to the children and families in our St Joseph Faith Formation program. It has been a great blessing and tremendous joy for me.

When I first came to St. Joseph Parish, I became captivated by the name, “Mission San Jose.” Right away, I came to see that I was here not just to take care of the Faith Formation Program, but I was here to continue carrying out the Special Mission that God had entrusted to our beloved Saint Joseph. That mission has been carried out by many dedicated people here at St. Joseph parish for more than two centuries (since 1797). I was and still am fascinated by this great mission. As I would drive here each day and exit the 680 freeway and take the Mission Blvd exit to St. Joseph Parish, I was always reminded that, “I am here on earth for a reason, and at this time in my life I am called to carry out the Mission of Saint Joseph with all the wonderful people at St. Joseph community.” This new perspective has given me a bigger vision and an inner joy. It really has opened my heart to learn, pray, grow and carry out the ministry here at St. Joseph parish these past four years to the best of my ability.

Now my Religious Congregation has assigned me the position of Vocation Director of our Congregation to reach out and help young women discern their call to a vocation and to help with the formation of our young sisters. I humbly ask you to keep me and our young people in your daily prayers so that our youth and young adults today will continually seek God and dedicate their lives to serve God and the Church, especially, those called to the priesthood and religious life. Thank you for your prayers. Be assured that I will keep you in my prayers as well.

I will be here at St. Joseph Parish until the end of July. Sister Bernadette Yen Nguyen, L.H.C. (Lovers of the Holy Cross) will take my place as the Faith Formation Coordinator effective August 1, 2018. She is very excited to start her journey with you here at St. Joseph Parish. Please give her your warm welcome when you see her.

As I am taking on my new ministry, I want to express my deep gratitude to Father Manny, our wonderful pastor, and each one of you for your warm welcome, love, prayers and support during my past four years here at St. Joseph Parish. Thank you to all our priests, deacons, sisters, staff, catechists, teachers, parents, children, friends from special needs programs, all members of different ministries and all of you parishioners for ministering with me and to me, and for allowing me to minister to you while I have been here. It has been a great blessing for me in praising, worshiping and honoring God at Masses, parish events and different ministries with all of you. You have given me wonderful memories and experiences that have enriched my life in many ways. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

I pray that your life will be enriched and transformed for the glory of God as you continue to carry out the Mission of Saint Joseph that has been entrusted to you. May God bless you and watch over you and your loved ones.

Thank you!

With love and God’s blessings,
Sr. Cecilia

Cafe in July
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After 6:30pm Sunday Mass In the month of July, St. Joseph Prymer Youth Ministry will be hosting a Cafe Fellowship event immediately following the 6:30pm Mass on Sunday evenings. Come by, enjoy a beverage and food, and fellowship with other parishioners. Each Sunday will feature something different. All are welcome!
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.
Making summer plans? Plan to discern God’s will for love in your life!
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The Dominican Nuns of Corpus Christi Monastery in Menlo Park, California are hosting a Come and See Day on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Single, Catholic women between the ages of 18 and 38 years are invited to learn more about discerning God’s call and to experience a taste of the life of a cloistered Dominican nun. There is no cost for the day and breakfast and lunch are provided. To learn more or to register contact Sister Joseph Marie, O.P. at vocations@opnunsmenlo.org or visit www.opnunsmenlo.org. For those outside the San Francisco Bay Area, the nuns have limited accommodations for overnight guests, but they fill quickly! Contact them to confirm availability before registering online.
SVDP needs your help
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St. Vincent de Paul is collecting school supply items such as binders, binder paper, spiral notebooks, folders, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, rulers, erasers, scissors, etc. to distribute to our clients. So, if you are doing your spring cleaning and have some extra unused school supplies which could be donated, please send them to SVDP. Donations may be dropped off into one the SVDP plastic collection containers located behind the last pew in our St. Joseph Church. Thank you for your generosity and for helping us help those in need.
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.
Register for Faith Formation & Youth Ministry
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Registration packets may be dropped off or mailed
Faith Formation & Youth_Ministry Office:
43148 Mission Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539
(510) 657-0905

Faith Formation & Youth_Ministry Office Hours:
  • Monday - Wednesday, 9:00 am-3:30pm
  • Thursday, 9:00am - 1:30pm.
  • Office closed: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Adult Faith Formation
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Now Available! Rejoice & Be Glad by Pope Francis

This letter from Pope Francis is both challenging and encouraging— challenging because it’s a call to holiness, and encouraging because no matter who you are, holiness is possible! The pope invites each of us to a new way of living: seeing the dignity of each human being, experiencing God’s presence in our world, and living holy and happy lives in our mission as disciples of Jesus. As Pope Francis tells us, “We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love, wherever we find ourselves.” If you’re married, you can be holy by caring for your spouse. If you’re employed, you can practice holiness by working with integrity. Treating your neighbors with kindness is another way you can become the person God created you to be. Every experience of our lives can be a step along our path to growing in holiness. Here is a roadmap for practical holiness in today’s world that will transform you and make a difference in the lives of those around you. We have a limited supply of books that can be purchased ($5) through St. Joseph Parish/Old Mission San Jose Faith Formation Office or contact Sister Marcia for further information: 510 502-5797.
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