ST. JOHN CATHOLIC SCHOOL ALL YOU CAN EAT TACO DINNER
Save the date for our St. John Catholic School’s Annual "Margaritas and Must Haves" All You Can Eat Taco Dinner on Saturday, May 18th 6:00-11:00pm. Dinner, Music, Dancing, Raffles, & Auction. Tickets go on sale soon. If you’d like to donate please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How would you like to spend a weekend away with your spouse just the two of you? away from everything: the kids, job, phone, bills and house? Plan to get away to a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Marriage Encounter Weekends will be: Jun 28-30, 2019 in DANVILLE, CA and Nov 15-17, 2019 in DANVILLE, CA. For more information and/or to register for a weekend, visit our website at: oaklandwwme.org or contact Chuck & Annie at email@example.com or 925-849-5466.
BIBLE, THEOLOGY, AND RELIGION LECTURES
Save the date for our St. John Catholic School’s Annual "Margaritas and Must Haves" All You Can Eat Taco Dinner on Saturday, May 18th 6:00-11:00pm. Dinner,
Music, Dancing, Raffles, & Auction. Tickets go on sale soon. If you’d like to donate please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (SPRED)
SPRED stands for Special Religious Education for the developmentally disabled. St. John’s group was established in1999 and is for adults 22 years old and above. We are part of the Oakland Diocese SPRED who provides the training for catechists and the program sessions we use. We come together several times each month, meeting in the school, as well as attending SPRED events such as retreats and special Masses. For information call Mary Barranco, who is a leader of this group, at (510-278-5315).
Saint John is proud to announce an in-depth bible study starting May 6th organized by Deacon Noe and supported by Fr. Joseph and Fr Sergio.
The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation” by Jeff Cavins. This study goes beyond last years' study. It is a 24-session study on Monday at 7pm, that will be completed toward the end of October. The number of participants will be limited to 50 mainly due to capacity of the classroom. We will break up into small groups with facilitators to get into in-depth discussions. The cost is roughly $34.95 plus tax per work book. Please call the office for further details.
Please note that the times have been adjusted to allow for an extra morning Mass on Easter Sunday Morning. Times are: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm in Spanish.
At 12:00 noon, we begin with Stations of the Cross. Following is the Liturgy of THE LORD’S PASSION, which includes the reading of the Passion, Veneration of the cross and Holy Communion. Please try to attend the whole liturgy.
Because of your generosity at our St. Vincent de Paul Fifth Sunday Second Collection, it is gratifying to see your spirit of St. Vincent. Your donation provides shelter, food, clothing, medical care, job training to people who are often invisible in our communities. Those who are most vulnerable and at-risk need a hand up to cope with life's challenges and we thank you for your help in this endeavor
We want to thank all the children and parents who supported us with the annual raffle that we have in our program, whose purpose is to raise funds for the formation and preparation of the catechists. Thanks for your supporting and generosity. God bless you.
The Oakland Diocese sponsors Cursillo Weekends at Holy Redeemer Center in Oakland. The weekend begins on Thur. at 7:30pm and ends on Sun. after a welcome home dinner. Men's Weekend is May 2-5, 2019 - Women's Weekend is May 16-19, 2019. Please ask any of the following St. John Parishioners for more information or visit the website at http://www.oak-cursillo.org/: Louie & Mary Barranco-Greg & Michelle Gomez-Mario Cuestas-Cathy Hess- Helena Dietrich-Noe and Cora Tuason-Eric & Nay Galang-Mike Wirth=Rachel Gomez-Jennifer Molena-Lucy Lopez-Joyce De Jesus-Connie Gomez-Connie Simone-Kathy Arritola-Jim and Paulette Skooner-Ernestine Moir-Lenora Carroll-Tehani Rose-Albert and Jane camacho. We hope you'll say YES and join us for a weekend that you won't forget! The website is: www.oak-cursillo.org. St. John Cursillo Representative: Louie & Mary Barranco (510)278-5315 - email@example.com
OUR TICKET TO THE KINGDOM - St. Vincent de Paul is asking for your monetary response to "Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, you did it to me said Jesus". Corporal Works of Mercy are tangible ways in which God's love is made present to those "overlooked or ignored". It is by these works of mercy that we live out the Gospel Message and we bring good news by transforming someone's life for the better. We do it not as a "social service" or to feel good, but because in doing it we allow Christ himself to embrace our brothers and sisters in need through our St. Vincent de Paul Fifth Sunday second collection.