Sacrament of Reconciliation
Every Saturday 3:00 p.m.
Mass Schedule for Christmas
4:30 p.m. Family Mass (English)
- 6:30 p.m. Evening Mass (Español)
- 11:00 p.m. Midnight Mass (Bilingual)
- 7:30 a.m. Mass
2:00 p.m. Misa en Español
4:30 p.m. Mass (English)
- 6:30 p.m. Evening Mass (Español)
January 1st - Soleminity of
Mary Mother of God
- 7:30 a.m. Mass
- 9:30 a.m. Mass
- 11:30 a.m. Mass
- 2:00 p.m. Misa en Español
St. John The Baptist welcomes:
- Leonardo Jacob Carbajal
- Conor Patrick Cole
- Paulina Guadalupe Cortes Pinto
- Annette Gomez Meza
- Isaias Martinez Jr.
- Amymadeline Sanchez Vivaldo
- Ivanova Berlinda Ama’diz Torres Torrez
- Naleah Kattilina Zahmara Torres Torrez
- Rey’ Antonio Juaking Torres Torrez
You all are invited to participate in LAS POSADAS. This is
a beautiful tradition from the Hispanic Communities.
Also, it is a very good way to prepare our hearts to receive
JESUS in Christmas. Come and participate with your
family! Every night from the 15
to the 23
at 7:00 p.m. in
Your annual box of donation envelopes are available for
pick up after all the masses on Saturday 12
10 and Sunday
11. Please take an extra few minutes to come pick them
up. Thank you
Please SAVE the DATE, the nine
day novena masses on
23rd, 2016 at 5:30 a.m.. We are still in need of
sponsors for December 20th
Please contact Naomi at
8156 if interested.
Thank you very much.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
- All Saints Church Hayward, CA - 7:00 p.m.
- St. Anne’s Church- 7:30 p.m.
- St. Clement’s Church 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
- St. Joachim’s Church Hayward, CA - 7:00 pm
St. John is looking for several people with financial or business background that can offer assistance with grant writing for the future development of the new property.
Please call and ask for Larry Pitzen at 501/351
The members of St. Gerard Women’s Club are hold-
ing their Christmas Bake Sale and Raffle after the 4:30 p.m. Mass on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17th, and after all the Masses on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18th, with a Continental Breakfast. There will be a raffle after the 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass. Be sure to check out our Trinkets and Treasures table. All proceeds go to St. John’s Church. For more information contact Brenda Silva @ 510/276-8745, Cheryl Hoffmann @ 510/278- 2906 and Ernestine Moir @ 510/537-7232.
As our Advent Outreach we set up a “Giving
Tree” in the church main entry. It has “ornament” tags requesting gift items for needy
children in our parish community.
PLEASE! If you take a tag, you must bring the wrapped gift by the dates listed on the back of the tag.
To the landscaping group and all my wonderful volunteers:
As we approach the end of 2016, I wish to express my
heartfelt thanks for all your hard work on behalf of St. John.
During the past five years it has been a joy to work with all
of you and we really have accomplished so much. I wish you
all a wonderful holiday season.
May God bless you all,
We need Eucharistic Ministers for Sunday Mass; especially
the 4:30 p.m. Mass. Please contact Deacon Noe Tuason at
the Parish Office at 510/351
There will be no BINGO NIGHT during the month of December.
The next BINGO event will be Friday, January 27, 2017 in St. John’s
Doors open at 5 p.m. - Games begin at 7 p.m.
Anyone who had their family picture taken and has not picked up the directory, please come to the church office on Sundays
11:00 am to 1:00 pm or Monday to Friday 9:00 am. to 12:00 pm. or 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
All are welcome to the Inquiry Group. Our meeting day has changed. We will now be
meeting on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. in the Religious Education office at the back of the rectory building.
Adults interested in becoming Catholic or in receiving confirmation and first communion please join this inquiry group. For
more information, please contact Kathleen Kennedy at 510/351-5050 or e-mail her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flowers for this week were donated by the community of St.John,
If you would like to donate flower arrangements
contact Edith Lewis.
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.
Please consider remembering St. John in your Will
Should you have questions, call Larry at the Parish
Office at 510/351-5050.
Good News! Many have seen the bricks on display and wish
to purchase one. If you are interested in purchasing a brick,
please contact Larry Pitzen in the parish office at 510/351-
If, the Lord is calling to serve His community and you wish to do so, in any of the ministries at St John, the first thing you should do is the following:
- Contact the ministry coordinator an tell him/her you want to participate in the ministry as a volunteer.
- Do the safe training, print the certificate and bring it to the coordinator or parish office.
The safety training on line address is: www.virtusonline.org the program is in English and Spanish.
After you followed those steps you are ready to be a registered volunteer at St John’s.
Any question please call the Parish Office. Thanks.
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.
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
We invite you to join us for a monthly Grief Workshop
at Sorensen Chapel, 1140 B. St., Hayward . We meet each month, 2nd
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