IN MEMORIAM OF FR. PAUL
St. Augustine Church @ 7:30 PM
The March 20th Chanticleer concert in Pleasanton is dedicated to the memory of Father Paul Minnihan, who loved fine music and who was instrumental in making it possible for this world-renowned ensemble to perform at St. Augustine Church.
Eighty years ago the caustic composer and critic Virgil Thomson described what it was like for a composer to write American music. He said, “…just be born in America and write music. It’s that easy!” But is it just that? Isn’t our American musical canvas vast? Our heritage magnificent? Spacious Skies will be a celebration of American music, from the raw, raunchy, Colonial spirit of William Billings through the backwoods of Appalachia, across the prairies and ending up in our own backyard. Barber, Rorem and Corigliano have been inspired by old worlds. Mason Bates, Peter Gabriel and Stephen Stucky have conquered newer ones. Gershwin, Weill, Blossom Dearie and the Andrews Sisters join in the musical parade as we raise our voices in song: patriotic, spiritual, sassy, romantic. Walt Whitman exclaimed, “I hear America singing.” In this program, we share his joy over and over again.
Tickets are $10 - $60 and are available through City Box Office and at the door.
Please visit www.cityboxoffice.com or call 415-392-4400.
CRS Rice Bowls Available After Mass This Weekend
Join our parish community—and more than 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl after Masses on Saturday March 2, Sunday March 3 or Ash Wednesday. During the 40 days of Lent, as companions on the journey, we will encounter our global neighbor.
Learn more at crsricebowl.org and get the app or visit the parish website.
This project is organized by the Social Justice Committee.
Oasis of Hope
A Local Solidarity Initiative
During the weekend of March 16th/17th, the Social Justice Committee will be collecting the following items for homeless people served by Livermore Homeless Refuge:
WINGS - Women In God's Spirit
St. Elizabeth Seton Chapel
4001 Stoneridge Drive
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm
All women are invited to join WINGS (Women in God’s Spirit) on Monday, March 25 at the St. Elizabeth Seton Church Chapel at 7:00 pm.
Our Speaker –”Diana Nagy” will discuss and sing, “The Journey of Life—Life is not just about destination; the beauty lies in the journey.” A popular cantor who has performed for the Pope, veterans and at other community events.
Diana Nagy breathes new life into the age-old adage, “For God and Country.” Nagy has touched the hearts and souls of people from San Francisco to the Vatican, where she was privileged to perform for Pope John Paul II, to Iraq, earning praise and appreciation from many Generals and Dignitaries for her patriotic smash hit, “Where Freedom Flies.” Nagy has taken her God-given voice to use the storytelling power of song to inspire and support our Nation. Her patriotic smash hit, “Where Freedom Flies,” a dedication to our Country and those who serve it, has captured the attention of audiences everywhere.
Diana Nagy is a local girl and can be found cantoring and singing most weekends at St. Isidore in Danville, where she has been a Music Minister for many years.
Please join us for this upcoming WINGS meeting and bring your lady friends and family members.
If you have questions, please call Sandra Ryan at 925.487.3289.
Mass for the Sick With Anointing
Saturday March 30, 10:30 AM
St. Augustine Hall
All are welcome to the Mass for the Sick. Please come, along with your care giver(s), if you or a loved one is sick or elderly and would like to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and attend a Mass that is centered on healing.
Through this anointing, Christ strengthens the faithful who are afflicted by illness, providing them a strong measure of support. Immediately following the Mass a light lunch will be served.
Vacation Bible School
June 17 – 21, 2019
9:00am - 12:30pm
REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 25!
Welcome to Roar VBS – This summer’s mane event! This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be held Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21 at St. Augustine Parish Hall from 9:00 AM-12:30 PM. VBS is a ministry for children age 4 (by June 1st) through children who are currently in 5th grade.
Each year, VBS has a theme and uses different and engaging ways for kids to learn about Jesus, experience God's love and have a blast with friends. To register, please complete the registration form
There is a lot of fun in store, so what are you waiting for? If you have any questions, contact Sharon Hanson in Faith Formation at email@example.com.
Download the registration form HERE.
Habitat for Humanity
5 Volunteers Needed
April 6, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Fremont Central Commons
Join a crew of volunteers to build affordable homes with Habitat locally. First-timers and experienced builders welcome, ages 16 and up. All materials, supplies, and instruction will be provided. Please plan to bring a water bottle, lunch, and team spirit. We build together to put our values into action, and build community with our neighbors. Located at 369 Central Ave Fremont, Central Commons gives 30 families the opportunity to own an affordable home. Sign up by April 1 at http://vhub.at/ccop or contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-989-5083; the Habitat team at volunteer@habitatEBSV.org or 510-803-3322 with questions.
SVDP Easter Food Baskets
The St. Vincent de Paul Ministry is collecting NON-EXPIRED, non-perishable food for its Annual Easter Food Baskets for the needy in Pleasanton. Please leave food donations in the food bins located in the vestibules of each church any time. Items such as packaged food mixes and dried goods (rice, pasta, beans) are appreciated. Also welcome are cereals, sandwich spreads, and other pantry staples (such as flour, cooking oil, condiments and broth). St. Vincent de Paul will purchase hams and fresh fruit for our client families. The Knights of Columbus will deliver the food baskets. Thank you for your generosity
Get On The Bus
This year, over 1,200 children will board buses and travel to prisons located hundreds of miles away from their homes to visit their mother or father. Together, these families will create a positive memory, with face painting, play time, meals and a treasured family photograph. Quite a gift for children who-through no fault of their own-are living with the stigma, fear and loss of having a parent in prison.
Get On The Bus is a simple, yet extremely effective intervention, that both ameliorates the negative impacts of parental incarceration on children AND decreases the recidivism rates of their parents upon re-entry into society. In other words, Get On The Bus is one of the best investments we can make in a state with the largest prison system in the country.
Get On The Bus needs YOU!
One way you can help is by sponsoring a child, family, bus, or the event. The Catholic Community of Pleasanton is collecting funds for and is actively involved in this ministry. Donations can be dropped at either parish office or the Faith Formation office. Your kindness means the world to the children who Get On The Bus.
If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Hanson - email@example.com? Thank you for your support!
40 Days For Life
If you’re looking for a worthwhile Lenten resolution please consider taking part in the 40 Days for Life campaign from March 6 to April 13. It requires prayer and peaceful conduct with no judgement and no offensive signs. It is not a demonstration to change laws. We hope to change hearts with the help of the Holy Spirit and perhaps offer a woman a last chance for help in a crisis pregnancy.
Vigil location: Outside Walnut Creek Planned Parenthood.
Vigil Hours: 7 AM to 7 PM daily except Sunday.
Please sign up for an hour or more at any time during the campaign. During the last Fall campaign 4 confirmed saves were made in Walnut Creek! For more information: 40daysforlife.com/walnutcreek
Stations Of The Cross
St. Augustine Church Every Friday at 7:30 PM We have the opportunity to share traditionally the Cross of Christ, led by different ministries
Signups This Weekend
Saturday, March 30, 2019
St. Elizabeth Seton
Pope John Paul II Activity Center
4005 Stoneridge Drive
To schedule your appointment, please log on to redcrossblood.org, enter the Sponsor Code: CCOP or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). By using RapidPass, you can reduce the time you spend at the blood drive by up to 15 minutes. Learn more by visiting redcrossblood.org/RapidPass. If you have questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood, please call (866) 236-3276. Identification is required.
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.
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!
St. Augustine Church
3999 Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
4001 Stoneridge Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Faith Formation Office
3999 Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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