Office Closed For Martin Luther King Holiday Monday 1/21/19.
Please tell all your friends and family that they are invited to visit St. John Catholic School for our annual Open House on 1/27/19 after 11:30am mass. Come meet faculty, staff, students and families and see for yourself why our school has thrived since 1952
For your convenience in preparing your tax return, a contribution statement for 2018 will be prepared at your request. Please phone the Parish Office at 510-351-5050, with your name and envelope number. Your statement will be available for you to pick up once it has been signed
The Officers and Members of St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. John's Church which to express our gratitude for your generosity at all the Masses on the Fifth Sunday. You made it possible for us to purchase more food in order to serve those in need twice a month instead of once a month as well as helping a family of 8 with their PGE. You are truly Christ's "hands" taking care of "His Sheep". May you and your family have many blessings this New Year.
We invite you to the walk for life in San Francisco, on Saturday January 26. The walk is approximately 2 miles. Pro-Life will have a bus, which will leave the parish at 9am. The cost of a seat is $ 5, if you would like to take your place, please, call Carmen Prado at 510-625-3466. Reserve a sit.
Note the offertory envelopes are ready for pick up after all weekend masses in the Gym at the trophy room. Please stop by to pick them up. Thanks for your patience.
"On Saturday, January 26, we will have a Holy Child Mass at 8:30 am in English, everyone is welcomed to bring your Holy Child, for a blessing, we will have a reception at 9 am at the community center. Please bring your favorite dish "
We are having “HOSPITALITY” in our community room after both 7:30am and 9:30am Sunday Morning Masses on Sunday January 20th and 27th. Come for coffee, cookies, and donuts and stay for the fellowship!
Thanks to all the generous people who made Christmas a Little nicer for some children. We helped 25 families by giving two gifts each to 48 children! God bless you for your generosity!
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 web- site at: oaklandwwme.org or contact Chuck & Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925- 849-5466.
Please consider remembering St. John’s Parish in your Will or Trust. Should you have questions, call Marina at the Parish Office at 510/351-5050.
The much anticipated church ceiling repairs are scheduled to start after the last mass on January 13 thru January 31. During this time we will celebrate mass in the Gym starting Jan 14. Please be patient as we complete this necesary repair.
St. Vincent DePaul and St. Johns 6th and 7th graders working together to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for both holidays.
A special thank you to the 6th and 7th graders and all the St. Vincent DePaul volunteers who put a lot of hours in to provide for our people who always need our help every year. St. Johns school did a glove and sock drive which was very successful. 55 families for Thanksgiving and 55 families for Christmas received Turkey or ham with all the trimming as well as gloves and socks. A huge thank you for St. Johns parish for always helping with donations of food and also gloves and socks. Thank you Deacon Noe and Father Joseph for blessing our food baskets.
A heartfelt and huge thank you to all the returning and first time volunteers, sponsors, choir members, and parishioners who participated in the 9th Simbang Gabi celebration on Dec. 15-23. We were blessed to have several mass presiders, including our Pastor Fr. Sergio Lopez, Associate Pastor, Fr. Joseph Le, and Deacon Noe Tuason. This celebration will not be a success if not for the many willing hearts, helping hands and feet from individuals who shared their time, talent, and treasures to observe this wonderful advent tradition. May you continue to receive the special blessings that only our Saviour, Lord Jesus Christ can give.
Pictures in the bulletin.
Majority of private school blue-ribbon winners Catholic
The Department of Education has awarded the 2018 National Blue Ribbon to more than three dozen Catholic schools. Of the 49 private schools honored, 44 of them were Catholic institutions, including schools in Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kan- sas, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. Most of the schools are administered by their respective dioceses. All of the Catho- lic schools were recognized by the Department of Education as “Exemplary High Performing Schools.”
WALK FOR LIFE JAN. 26 IN SAN FRANCISCO
Join tens of thousands of pro-lifers of all ages, races and religions at the 15th annual Walk for Life West Coast on Jan. 26 in San Francisco at 12:30 p.m. We will have a rally at Civic Center Plaza. A walk down Market Street will follow the rally from noon to 2 p.m.