St. John The Baptist welcomes:
- Kaiden Joseph Whiteaker
- Brea Julysa Yumul
This week’s flowers were donated by the family of
Naian Monserrath Hernandez on the occasion of her
If you wish to donate flowers, please contact Edith
Lewis for more information.
For your convenience our parish office is open from 8:30 am
to 12:00 pm. And from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and closes at
6:00 pm Monday to Friday.
FOR AUGUST ONLY!
The office will be open on the following dates
From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
For CCD registrations
Registration for the new Religious Education course will
begin on Monday, June 5, 2017. If you would like to enroll
your child, please prepare the following documents: Birth
Certificate, Baptismal Certificate and $100 contribution for
1 child, $120 for 2 children, $140 for 3 children and $160
for 4 children. This year the school days will be
Wednesday, Friday for Spanish and Sunday for English.
We will be registering from Monday to Friday from
8:30am to 6:00pm.
Volunteer to serve the homeless
Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
From 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Contact Tom Vierra (510)276-8597
Sign-ups for Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Volleyball, and Cross
Country will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, August
30th and 31st, from 6:30 to 8pm in the school, Rm. 15.
of registration is $150.00 ($75 for cross country), uniform
deposit is $65.00, and service deposit is $40 (deposit checks
post-dated for February 5, 2018, please).
If not a student at
St. John Catholic School, birth certificate copy and proof of
residence (utility bill) are needed. Hope to see you there!
If you like to teach children and have the desire to give your time
to God and his Church, this is the opportunity to do it y join the
Cathecheist at the parish of San John the Baptist. For more information
call Nidia Fuentes at 510-351-5050.
Please see pictures in the bulletin.
All parishioners who are engaged in any parish ministry must complete the training by October 31, 2017.
You can train online: www.virtusonline.org or register for a live training at the same link. Registration on the Virtus
platform is required for online or live trainings. If you choose a live training, you may train at any parish offering a
live training at this time.
St. John will have live training sessions on:
- Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 9:15 am (English)
- Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 1:00 pm (Spanish)
- Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 7:00 pm (English)
- Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 9:15 am (Spanish)
All classes will be held in the Community Meeting Room. You must pre-register for the live training: for instructions.
If you need assistance please call Helena Dietrich at (510)339-3976 or for Spanish call Mario Cuestas at (209)815-
Do you have a few hours either Monday, Wednesday or
Thursday to help us with light cleaning of our church? We
are looking for 4 to 6 people to do light cleaning and
upkeep for a few hours each week. We will provide the
cleaning supplies. Please contact Marina Ledezma at the
Parish office. Thank you for considering sharing your time
and talents with us.
We invite you to join us for a monthly Grief Workshop
at Sorensen Chapel, 1140 B. St., Hayward . We meet each month, 2nd
Thursday. For more information call Father Padraig Greene at 510-581-
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
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.
Be here Friday, August 25, 2017
In St. John’s Gym.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m.
Come and have a good time with your friends.
Do not leave early. We should stay to the end of the recession and the hymn that accompanies it, if there is one. While there are certainly exceptions to this guide- line, most who leave early don’t need to and ought not to.
Pray after Mass, if you feel called to do so. It is a good custom, though not required, to offer a prayer of thanks- giving after Mass is over.
Leave quietly. We encourage you to visit with others, once you are outside of the main sanctuary of the church, so you won’t disturb others who want to stay and pray.
Good News! Many have seen the bricks on display and wish
to purchase one. If you are interested in purchasing a brick,
please contact Marina Ledezma in the parish office at 510/351-
Please share the good news about St. John Catholic School
with your friends and family!
We are accepting applications now for grades PreK—7 for
the 2017-2018 school year.
Applications are available in the school office
Please consider remembering St. John in your Will
Should you have questions, call Marina at the Parish
Office at 510/351-5050.
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.
Boxed Lunch will be on sale for $8.00 from 8:30 am
to 12:30 pm after the Sunday masses on August 27,
2017 at the Gathering space.
Lunch will include pansit (noodles), lumpia, rice, and