Thanks from Hidden Treasures at the Parish Festival to all
who supported our sale by donating great
helping with set up, working the sale, and by making pur-
chases, we are most grateful for a very successful event!
Our profits were over $1,600.00!<p>
The Knights will be offering Tootsie Rolls at
the entrances of the church after all Masses,
to raise funds for
religious education and clothing needs of the intellectually
disabled in our parish. Thank you for your generosity
This week’s flowers were donated by the Ibarra family in celebration
of Ana Maria Ibarra
If you wish to donate flowers, please contact Edith
Lewis for more information.
Attention ALL St. John Catholic School Alumni... You are cordially invited to our 65th Anniversary Social & Open House on Saturday, October 28th, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Join us for a drink, a tour, and a trip down memory lane. This event is exclusively open to SJCS Alumni and Guests only. Please rsvp with your name and year you last attended SJCS to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. JOHN CELEBRATES OUR LADY OF FATIMA
LET US ALL PRAY THE ROSARY
s Parishioners are more committed to living the life of their faith than just attending Mass every week
and we believe in building a community of compassion and service to our neighbors. The
St. Vincent de Paul
works hard to make sure that the basic needs of all our neighbors are met and that no one is hungry. Together, all of us at St. John can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. Please help us in this important
mission with the second collection on October 28
f you are interested, please submit your contact information to Marina Ledezma at email@example.com, or
make an appointment at the church office.
Must have a valid business license, worker
insurance and able to provide a formal proposal to St.
s Church and must be BONDED.
Be here Friday, October 27, 2017 In St. John’s Gym
Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m.
Catholic Relief Services-along with partners like Caritas-have been responding in Mexico following its 7.1 magnitude earthquake, by focusing on shelter repairs and immediate relief to vulnerable families in isolated areas. For the multiple countries affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria, CRS, is working closely with local governments and partners by providing shelter, water and critical supplies, including tarps, tents, and hygiene and kitchen kits to affected families.
Your prayers and financial support are requested. To assist with the rescue efforts and to provide emergency supplies, visit crs.org.
Ministering to children and young people is the heart of what Jesus calls His people to do. The mission of the Safe Environment office is to assist the Church in creating a safe haven for children, young people and vulnerable adults. The risk of child abuse is greatly reduced by breaking the silence about abuse, especially sexual abuse. Breaking the silence is a critical first step to begin the process of education, prevention and healing.
The Diocesan Office of Victim’s Assistance offers a variety of avenues for victims and family members to report their experiences to our Office of Victim Assistance and to be welcomed, to receive pastoral care, and to learn about and access much-needed services. Diocesan staff serving in the Office of Victim Assistance believe that in-dividuals and communities are best served through a prompt response to requests for help, respectful listening, attention to their needs, and services to help them in the healing process. If you, or someone you know, would like to report or seek help with an allegation of sexual misconduct by clergy or diocesan employees, please contact the following:
Office of Victim’s Assistance
Fr. Robert M. Herbst, OFM Conv
Victim’s Assistance Coordinator (510)267-8373
We invite you to join us for a monthly Grief Workshop
at Sorensen Chapel, 1140 B. St., Hayward . We meet each month, 2nd
Thursday. For more information call Father Padraig Greene at 510-581-
1234. A safe, faith-filled space for you to come and share your grief with
persons who truly understand what you are going through. We only
grieve over those we love.
Thank you for all you do to help out people who would like to deal with their grief.
God Bless each of you,
Location Manager FDR 3533 - Sorensen Chapel FD 126
510-581-1234 - Office. 408-813-0701 - Cell
Do you have a few hours during the
weekday to assist our handyman with
light projects in the church? We are
looking for a couple volunteers to do
light painting, upkeep of facility, some gardening and miscellaneous handyman tasks for a few
hours each week. We will provide the supplies. Please contact Marina Ledezma at the Parish Office. Thank you for
considering sharing your time and talents with us.
Please consider remembering St. John in your Will
Should you have questions, call Marina at the Parish
Office at 510/351-5050.
On-Line Giving has arrived. You can now set-up Ach and credit
card transactions for the Sunday Collection.
It’s safe -It’s simple -It’s convenient
SIGN UP FOR ONLINE GIVING TODAY IN MINUTES, VISIT:
1. https://stjohnsparishslz.weshareonline.org and click on any collection.
2. Select your donation amount and frequency.
3. Enter in your account and payment information.
Every faculty you have,your power of thinking orof moving your limbs from moment to moment, is given you by God. If you devoted every moment of your whole life exclusively to His service, you could not give Him anything that was not in a sense His own already.-C.S. Lewis
Requesting Sunday envelopes:
Receiving the personalized envelopes is not
automatic, nor is it mandatory. You have to request
it, even if you are a registered parishioner.
Requesting is easy to do. Please go to the Rectory
and fill out a one-page form. You will be given a box of regular
blank Sunday envelopes. Your information will be added to next
year’s list, and you will receive your personalized envelopes the
following year. Envelopes are ordered in September for the
Thank you for your continued patience and on-going support of
The Finance Committee
Please remember to park in the designated parking stalls only. Rectory garage area needs to be kept clear for priests to use, especially in the event of emergency calls.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Why is it important that we register at St. John the
Isn’t it good enough that we go to Mass?
should we bother to use the envelope system?
Registration is the official way we join a parish
Many people think that because they attend St.
John’s they automatically belong.
At times young adults who
have moved away for years think they are still signed up
under their parent’s registration.
But membership requires
signing up, formally enrolling yourself with St.
Registration is a commitment to a community, a way
to be included in the religious, social, and ministerial
activities of St. John’s.
Your registration affects St. John’s in
Census numbers can determine how many
priests are assigned to a church, what benefits and obligations
the community has to the diocese, and how Masses,
confessions, and devotions are planned and scheduled.
Registration shows you belong
It is also necessary for
certain benefits, like scheduling sacraments, obtaining
sponsor certificates, and getting donation statements for
Registering at St. John’s is a statement of faith and
confidence in the life and work of our parish.
The expense of the envelope system is cost effective.
the envelope system is a way that St. John’s can verify your
participation in weekly Mass.
If you are receiving envelopes
but not using them, please consider doing this.