Are you interested in being part of the Youth Mass Celebration? Every 3rd Sunday of each month at the 2:00 p.m. Spanish Mass, we have the youth coordinate the Mass celebration, from lectors to helping with the collection, its a wonderful to be more involved in our community and give ourselves to God.
For more information contact Erika Perez at 510-731-7725
Are you inspired to serve our Lord and His Church with your time and talents? Become an altar server at our church. All students in third grade and above who have received First Holy Communion can attend the training. New altar server training will be held on Wednesday March 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the church. We especially need servers for 4:30 and 7:30 Masses. Contact Ruth Rubalcava for more information at 510 278-0902.”
All Lectors are invited to join a mini-retreat (English) on Monday Mar. 25, from 7pm-8.30pm, at the small chapel in the first floor of the convent building. See you all ! (Juan Magdaraog and Fr. Joseph.)"
ST. JOHN CATHOLIC SCHOOL
We were recently visited by Oakland Diocese's Assistant Superintendent, Jocelyn Pierre-Antoine, to honor two St. John Jr. High students. Our two students were two of the top three selected out of the entire diocese for submitting artwork for the diocesan Christmas Card. Congratulations runner up Tiffany Nguyen and first place winner Alexys Martinez Becerra.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available on Thursday, April 4, at 7:00 pm at St. John. There will be 8 priests for individual confessions in English and Spanish.
The Finance Council along with our Pastor would like to thank you for your financial support. Have you consider giving electronically?
A few of the benefits of using electronic giving
If you leave your checkbook at home, no worries, your donation will be automatically transferred to the parish according to your wishes.
If you use a credit card that allows you to earn points, you can make a deposit to our church while earning points to your account.
Your funds are protected, since it is automatically transferred to our parish, it is safer and more secure.
When you go on vacation or are unable to attend Mass, your financial support is consistent.
It is environment friendly because it saves trees since it is electronic. You will be able to manage your account throughout the year and print an end-of-year tax statement at your convenience.
Signing up is easy and completely free for you. Go to our church website www.stjohnsparishslz.org and click on “ONLINE GIVING” It’s that easy!
Devotion and Prayer Ministries
The Legion of Mary The Legion of Mary is an international association of Catholics who work for their own sanctification and the sanctification of all with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mediatrix of all Graces. We have total 27 members of both groups (English and Spanish). For English group we meet every Tuesday at 10:00am – 12pm in the community meeting room. The Spanish group meets every Wednesday at 7pm same place. We visit homebounds, convalescents, hospitals.. bringing communion to the sick. We also gather together every other Sunday for pilgrim Virgin praying the Rosary at the family which our Lady visits. Once in a while we have our door to door evangelization in our city and neighborhood...If you feel called to be member of our ministry, for English, please contact Yolanda Anderson at 510 276-3054. For Spanish contact Ana Luisa Canales at 510/395-0692.
CATHOLIC IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION INITIATIVE CONFERENCE
The Center for Migration Studies and the Diocese of San Jose are hosting the 2019 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference from March 11-13, 2019 in Santa Clara. Speakers include Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco and Bishop Oscar Cantú of San Jose. More information is at http://cmsny.org/event/2019-ciii/. The conference fee is $125 for all three days and includes meals during the conference program. For those who indicate financial need, we are also happy to offer discounts and fee waivers. If you would like to request a discount or waiver, please email email@example.com
St Vincent de Paul is asking for your monetary response to "Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me - 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.
1. The Guadalupano Ministry invites you to accompany them to pray the Rosary every 12th of each month at 7:00 pm in front of the image of the virgin that is outside the church.
2. We already began on Sundays to take the image of the virgin to ask for priestly vocations. Families that want to take her a week to their home can register with María Luisa Torres or they can call 510-938-7612.
3 All those who would like to be part of this ministry are also welcome.