Thanksgiving is next week and time is running out!
While you are planning your Thanksgiving holiday, it is important to remember those in our community who need your food contributions now for their Thanksgiving Baskets.
Food That Is Needed
NON-EXPIRED, nonperishable food: Canned tuna, canned chicken, fruit, vegetables and soup are appreciated. Cereal, snacks, packaged food mixes and dried goods such as rice, pasta and beans are also welcome.
Where To Bring Donations
Please leave your food donations in the food bins in the vestibules of each Church any time until Saturday, NOVEMBER 18th.
Donations can also be brought DIRECTLY to Room 15 in St. Augustine Hall during the following times:
Tuesday, November 14th until 9:00 pm
Wednesday, November 15th: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 16th: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, November 17th: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 18th: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
St. Vincent de Paul will purchase turkeys and fresh fruit for our client families. The Knights of Columbus will distribute the food baskets to local families on Sunday November 19th.
Thank you for your generosity!
CCOP Conference of St. Vincent de Paul
Toys for Children
The Catholic Detention Ministry is collecting toys primarily for children of the inmates at Santa Rita Jail. Any excess toys will be brought to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland as well as to the children of migrant workers. The toys are for children ages 0-12 and need to be NEW and UNWRAPPED. There will be bins in the vestibule of both churches. The bins will be picked up on Thursday December 14 (last day for donations) and brought to the jail. The children will be receiving the toys the weekend of December
For More Information contact Richard Denoix at (925)-367-5833.
Christmas Nativity Display
Participate and celebrate in the wonder of Jesus' birth started by St. Francis of Assisi!
St. Elizabeth Seton Chapel
Sunday, December 10th
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Share your family traditions by bringing your Nativities, simple or unique!
*Set up is Saturday Dec 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact Nancy Navarini before December 3 firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-640-6334.
Sponsored by the Italian Catholic Federation
Help make this Christmas season a little brighter for needy families in our Diocese
HELP ASSEMBLE THE FAMILY ENVELOPES FOR DISTRIBUTION
Saturday, November 4th, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - St. Augustine Hall, Rm. 16
PICK UP A FAMILY ENVELOPE AFTER MASS
November 11th & 12th and November 18th & 19th
RETURN ALL (Wrapped and Bagged) GIFTS TO THE RECTORY GARAGE
Between Saturday, December 2nd - Saturday, December 9th (One parish requires their gifts returned by Friday, December 8th – please read the date on your envelope and instructions carefully)
Help us pack-up and send off gifts for the 500 families CCOP serves! Drivers are needed! Sunday, December 10th
If you are interested in helping with any of these activities, please contact Roxanne Rasmussen at email@example.com.
CCOP's Social Justice Ministry invites you to practice your faith this Christmas season.
Fair Trade Concern America Craft Sale
The weekend of December 2nd & 3rd, fair trade handicrafts from Concern America will be on sale in the church vestibules. These items make great Christmas gifts and would be perfect for your Giving Tree Family. Concern America is an international development and refugee aid organization that assists impoverished communities and refugees in developing countries to improve their living conditions, in part by supporting cooperatives that produce handmade crafts. Sponsored by the CCOP Social Justice Committee.
For more information about Concern America, visit www.concernamerica.org.
Learn more about the women of Las Abejas de Acteal and Mujeres Sembrando la Vida by watching our 20-minute documentary Weaving Together Our Stories. In the film you will hear about their struggles and their moving stories of hope through their weaving.
Weaving Together Our Stories
Young Adult Ministry Dance
Saturday, December 2, 2017
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM PST
St. Augustine Catholic Church
Welcoming all Young Adult Catholics to our second Christmas Dance. Last year was a big success! This year we hope to see you all again for one joyful night of fun! Suggested donation of $10. Proceeds will be given to Claire's House, a home of love, hope & healing for exploited children in the Bay Area. Refreshments will be
provided. Attire is semi-formal.
Enrollment for the Detention Ministry at Santa Rita Jail is open during the month of May. This is the only opportunity for the entire year to join in a group of women and men visiting inmates, bringing them the gospel message of God’s enduring mercy and love. Comprehensive training will be provided by the jail and the Catholic Detention Ministry. You must be 18 or older to volunteer. For inquiries, contact Richard Denoix at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Military Peer Support Group
Veterans share life challenges and opportunities with other veterans the 3rd Wednesday of each month at St. Augustine's Rectory conference room from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Contact Dom Pietro for additional information at (925) 462-4665 or e-mail email@example.com. All ages are welcome.
Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ as He is present in the consecrated host. Because, as Catholics, we believe that Christ is truly and substantially present in the Eucharist, the Blessed Sacrament is given the same adoration and devotion that is accorded to Christ.
During Eucharistic Adoration, we "watch and wait", we remain "silent" in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist ... In its fullest essence ... Eucharistic Adoration is "God and Man reaching out for each other, at the same time!"
Come join us for Eucharistic Adoration at St. Augustine and St. Elizabeth Seton. This is a great opportunity during these hectic times to sit quietly in prayer and meditation … to clear our minds of all of life’s busyness and be present to Our Lord.
ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH
1st Friday Every Month
9:00 AM–11:30 AM
Coordinator: Ernie (925) 846-7831
Last Friday of Each Month (Spanish)
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Coordinator: Ernesto (925) 640-1595
ST. ELIZABETH SETON CHAPEL
Mondays and Wednesdays
12:45 PM – 6:30 PM
Coordinators: Linda (925) 462-0974
Sharon (925) 462-8625
Safe Environment Training
The Diocese of Oakland announces our affiliation with VIRTUS; an internationally known and well respected best practices platform for Safe Environment training. This training is available online and live, in Spanish and English. It is a comprehensive and multi dimensional training that specializes in assisting churches and religious organizations in creating safe environments for children. Its mainstay course, Protecting God's Children, assists the Church in its efforts to recognize and stop sexual abuse. Training is mandatory for all who minister, first before starting work or volunteering and then every 3 years thereafter.
To register for VIRTUS and either an online course or an onsite live training at www.virtusonline.org.
Do You Shop at Amazon.com?
If you shop at Amazon.com, a percentage of your spending on almost everything you purchase can go to supporting The Catholic Community of Pleasanton. Simply click on the CCOP website link or bookmark it to use it every time you shop. It is a simple and easy way to support your parish! Please see the link and more details about the program HERE.
The Hospital Ministry currently has openings on the third Tuesday and third Wednesday of the month. This involves a once-a-month commitment of 2-3 hours. You would visit Stanford Health/Valley Care Hospital to deliver the Eucharist to Catholic patients. We provide training and job shadow opportunities. There are also openings for the fifth Wednesday, fifth Friday and fifth Saturday. These dates usually occur no more than 4-5 times per year. The most repeated comment about this ministry is how very rewarding it is. If you have questions, please contact Pam Campion at (925) 846-6460 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy Bankhead at (925) 447-6375 or email@example.com.
Our focus is on where you as an individual are in your job search today. We address those issues you need direction on today and on job search guidance, resource information, networking, inspiration and support in a safe environment. We welcome anyone in need of help with job search to join us. Meetings are held on the 1st Monday each month at 7:00 p.m. at St Elizabeth Seton Church in Room B. Join our Linkedin Group: Employment Connection CCOP or contact Mike at (925) 462-9765.
RCIA: Come & See
Are you feeling like you might want to experience full initiation into the Catholic Faith? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process that adults complete to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Now is the time. Please contact Matt Gray at (925) 202-5425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving Made Easy
Make your Arise & Build, Sunday and Special donations via your Credit Card or Bank Account Go to the CCOP Website – select the “Giving” or “Capital Campaign” dropdown menu Click on the “Enroll and Update Account” box select donation type and choose One Time, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly or Annual frequency. If your credit card changes, please remember to update your account information.Thank you!
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Pleasanton, CA 94566
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4001 Stoneridge Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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