Thanks to the generosity and support of our community, last weekend students from St. John Catholic School presented the parish with a donation of $5,000.00 to go towards the church renovation project.
We also want to share a sincere thank you to all those who participated in and attended the St. John Catholic Parish and School Fall Festival! It was wonderful to see so many happy families throughout the weekend. We were even treated to wonderful performances from our community as well as our clergy. We offer much gratitude toward and appreciation for the festival committee who made such a special weekend event possible, specifically the leader of the operation, Ms. Juanita Velasquez. It is a gift to have such acts of volunteerism bestowed upon our community, and we are entirely grateful.
Last Sunday October 7th, during children’s mass, Father Sergio Blessed the kids who attended to the special celebration dedicated to them the first Sunday of each Month.
WHY IS OCTOBER THE MONTH OF THE ROSARY?
October 7th is the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, sometimes referred to as the Feast of the Holy Rosary. The day was dedicated by St. Pius V who credited a victory over the invading Turks to the intercession of Mary through the rosary.
See "TIPS to pray the rosary everyday" in the bulletin
Supporting and assisting people with intellectual disabilities have been an ongoing program supported by the Knights of Columbus for many years. Your Parish Knights of Columbus, council 3518, will conduct intellectual disabilities “tootsie Roll” Fundraisers after the Saturday 4:30pm and Sunday 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30am masses, the weekend of October 20th and 21th. 100% of the proceeds will go to the diocesan SPED. Special religious Education for the (Intellectually) disable.
Thank you St. John Community for another marvelous festival. We had a wonderful time enjoying music, testing great food and spending time together. Thank you to all our volunteers for making this festival possible. A special thanks to Juanita and her team for directing the festival. Due to some plumbing issues, we ended our festival early. A complete festival report will be published soon. Due the shortage of raffle tickets sold we were not able to award the 1st raffle prize. 2nd prize, $1,000 Maria Lens . 3rd prize, $600 Patricia Forsythe. Race prize, $50
God is calling all those interested in serving as Eucharistic ministers for the St. John Parish, the 4:30pm Saturday Mass is especially in need of your talents, but all Masses will welcome you, if interested, please see Father Joseph at the parish’s office. Tel: 510 351 5050, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to announce that repairs and upkeep to the parish convent are almost complete. Therefore, we will be moving our administrative offices to our new location in the next few weeks.
Please be on the look out for more information including an open house and tour of our new offices
Please join the legion of Mary and thousands of American across the country for a public square rosary to pray for America. This event will be held on Saturday October 13. 2018 at 12m at the Mervin Morris park across the street from Arroyo high School. For more information please contact aimee haigh (510 ) 289 9843
The Officers and Members of St. Vincent de Paul Society wish to praise and thank you for your donation at the Fifth Sunday Collection, September 30th. Your help gives hope to the hopeless and every cent goes to those in need, whether it be for food, shelter or utilities. May God Bless the Parish Community of St. John's Church
English and Spanish parent formation classes will begin in October 21 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm and in October 28 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Please be on time. Look out for more details coming up
We have created a new e-mail address specifically for bulletin announcements. If you are a ministry coordinator and would like to announce about your next event, please submit the activity information to:
Friday is the cut-off for submission for the announcement to be in the following Bulletin.
Graduates of Catholic schools are notably different from Catholic children not in parochial schools in four important areas.
1. Fidelity to Sunday Mass and a keener sense of prayer
2. Maintaining pro-life attitudes, especially on the pivotal topic of abortion
3. The personal consideration of a religious vocation.
4. Continued support for the local church and community
Next encuentro phase is action by parishes, Dioceses
Nearlly 3,000 hispanic ministry leaders have gone back to their parishes and dioceses to share the ideas and fruits of the conversations that look place at the Firth National Encuentro in Grapevine, Texas. And as the phase of the multiyear process reached completion, the next phase is armed at putting into practice the lessons learned and bear fruits.
See picture in the bulletin:Some of the 50 delegates from the Diocese of Oakland join Rev. Alexander Castillo, left, episcopal delegate of the diocese for de V Encuentro , as the V encuentro Opened Sept. 20