FR. FILI 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION & FAREWELL CELEBRATION!
Please join us in celebrating Fr. Fili's 25th Anniversary of Ordination, thanking him for his service to our parish community and wishing him well in his new assignment! On Sunday, June 4, we will begin with the Sunday 4:00 PM Mass at St. Augustine Church with a reception immediately following in St. Augustine Hall.
Wednesday, June 7 @ 7:00 PM
St. Augustine Church
In this time of war and instability throughout the world, we invite you to join us for an evening of Taizé prayer. Taizé is a quiet, meditative prayer sung in common. The songs are short phrases that we sing repeatedly so that the words may enter our hearts. The songs may be sung in many different languages, reminding us that the Gospel is for all the world and we are all God’s people. Taizé prayer also includes a short reading, prayers of intercession and an opportunity to adore the cross. Prayer ends in silence, and we go out to love and be of service: Taizé prayer is offered for the whole world.
KIDS AGAINST HUNGER MEAL PACKING EVENT
TVKCC (Tri-Valley Korean Catholic Church) & CCOP invite Parishioners to reach out and spend just 1 ½ hours packing meals for hungry children in partnership with Kids Against Hunger. Thank you for your heartfelt response to our packing events with KAH in the past year.
Kids Against Hunger is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide nutritious food to impoverished children and families. They organize meal-packing events where volunteers assemble meals for hungry children all over the world. Visit https://kahbayarea.org/ for more information.
What: Spend just 90 minutes helping to pack meals for hungry children.
Why: Jesus said “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
When: Saturday, June 24 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Where: Kids Against Hunger, 1258 Quarry Lane, Unit H, Pleasanton. Contact KAH at 925-400-7201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who: Adults and children 10 years and older.
To Register: Join A Packing Event (kahbayarea.org)
Reservations are a must! For more information contact Lisa Schibler at email@example.com or phone 925-989-6282.
ST. CATHERINE'S SCHOOL NEEDS CHROMEBOOKS
If you have a Chromebook that you aren't using, please consider supporting St. Catherine’s School in Uganda. St. Catherine's School is a high school near Kampala City, Uganda. Fr. Luke started this school with his family in January 1997 to help disadvantaged children get an affordable and integral education. Their students come from poor families. Over the years, Fr. Luke has involved friends in the United States in providing scholarships to deserving students. Many lives have been touched and among their former students are two priests!
If you have a Chromebook you would like to donate to St. Catherine's, please contact Michael Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 POVERTY SIMULATION
Saturday June 24: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
St. Joan of Arc, Gym
2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd. San Ramon, CA 94583
St. Joan of Arc Parish in San Ramon is hosting a Poverty Simulation. Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families. But unless you’ve experienced poverty, it’s difficult to truly understand. The Poverty Simulation bridges that gap from misconception to understanding. The simulation is an interactive immersion experience. It sensitizes participants to the realities of poverty. It is not a game. It is based on real Community Action clients and their lives.
During the one-day Poverty Simulation, you will take on the identity of someone. You will work together with your 'family' (not your real family, but a family of other role-players like you at the event) to live a month in poverty.
The agenda will include:
If you have any questions, please email Gina Camp at email@example.com or Rosemarie McKenney at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is room for 80 participants at this Poverty Simulation.
Are you ready for this experience? Please sign up by Thursday 6/8/2023. CCOP parishioners should note "CCOP" in the Comments field when they sign up. Here is a Signup Genius link to get involved: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044eaea82fa2fd0-20231#/
CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY FILING
Diocesan Response To The Harm Caused By Clergy Sexual Abuse
“On March 16, I wrote to you about the impact on our diocese of a state law (AB 218), which allowed time barred or expired claims of child sexual abuse to be filed by alleged survivors.
“Today, I am informing you, after considerable consultation and much prayer, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Oakland (RCBO) has filed for bankruptcy.
“We made the filing because we believe this process is the best way to support a compassionate and equitable outcome for survivors of abuse, while ensuring we continue to provide the essential services and support so crucial to our parishioners and communities.”
Bishop Barber's full letter, of May 8, 2023, as well as FAQs, in English and additional languages, with diocesan response to the harm of clergy sexual abuse can be accessed HERE.
NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL
Our world is hurting. We all need healing, yet many of us are separated from the very source of our strength. Jesus Christ invites us to return to the source and summit of our faith—his Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist. Watch the video to learn more about the exciting journey ahead and how you can be a part of it!
To learn more, please visit: https://www.eucharisticrevival.org/
Once again, along with many other parishes in the Oakland diocese and beyond, CCOP continues to be targeted by scammers impersonating Fr. Mark via BOTH email and text messages, asking for money, gift cards or simply a response. There were a number of reports today in particular.
THESE EMAILS OR TEXTS ARE NOT FROM FR. MARK. PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND.
If you receive one of these emails, please mark it as spam or simply delete it. If you receive one of these texts, simply delete it. Response only encourages more attacks.
You will only receive email from Fr. Mark from his catholicsofpleasanton.org email address. He will not text you directly.
Please contact Michael Harmon, email@example.com if you have any questions.
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.
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