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Welcome to St. John the Baptist Church

From the Pastor’s Desk frlopez 

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Often we are unable to identify the truth in our lives. Is our passion love or lust? Is our financial security greed or wise preparation? Is the raising of our children good discipline or carving them into our own image and likeness? Is our religiosity superstition or faithfulness to the tradition? Do our dreams nurture the Kingdom of God or the Tower of Babel? In other words, is it from God or is it from the Other Side? So we look about us, and because our neighbors’ lives seem little different from our own, we put into any self-help harbor that seems able to shelter us from aimless drifting.

Most of us, I suspect, wonder if there is anyone who knows the deepest truths, whether they be about life or about our world or even about ourselves. So we find ourselves gathering about Jesus, though even then some may do so half- heartedly—at times trusting that he will have some sort of answer and at other times wondering if he indeed does, yet not knowing where else to go. And so we gather, like sheep around a shepherd, simply because every other voice has been heard and found wanting. —Rev. Joseph J. Juknialis

Living God’s Word

Admittedly, there are those times when the way of Jesus can be just as frightening to us as no wisdom at all. Yet if you seek a way that offers light, test his way. In small pieces, one word at a time, one small slice of life at a time, try it out. If it does become light for you, stay with it and explore yet more of it. No one has ever come to all of holiness in a day.

God Bless You, Fr. Sergio López  




To: Priests of the Diocese of Oakland, Chancery and Cathedral Staff 

From: Reverend Larry Young, Vicar for Priests 

Subject: Clergy Appointments 

Date: July 10, 2018 

Bishop Michael C. Barber S.J. has appointed/assigned: 

Reverend Carl Arcos, Pastor, St. Michael Parish, Livermore 

Effective August 1, 2018 

Reverend Thi Van Hoang, Pastoral Administrator, Good Shepherd Parish, Livermore 

Effective August 1, 2018 

Reverend Tuan Anh Joseph Le, Parochial Vicar, St. John The Baptist Parish, San Lorenzo 

Effective September 1, 2018 

Reverend Benedict Wonganant, Parochial Vicar, St. Edward Parish, Newark 

Effective August 1, 2018 

Please mark you calendars - Fr. Thi’s thanksgiving Mass and Farewall celebration: July 31st at 6:00 p.m. followed by reception in the gym.

Por favor marque su calendario –Misa de Acción de Gracias y despedida del Padre Thi: julio 31 a las 6:00 pm seguido por una recepción en el gimnasio.

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Contact Info.

  • Address: 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo, CA 94580
  • Phone: (510) 351-5050 
  • Fax: (510) 276-0397
  • Email:  stjohnsrectory@gmail.com

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