January Adult Faith Formation
Why We Do What We Do At Mass
For some Catholics, Mass is comfortable because of its “routine.” At the same time, that “routine” is downright boring for others and doesn’t do ANYTHING to keep them motivated. For both groups, the larger question, “What are we doing at Mass?” goes unanswered. Or if answered, the common response is, “that’s the priest’s job.”
Today, religious ignorance – regardless of religion or denomination – is no longer acceptable. If we cannot explain why Mass IS different than other Christian services, then we have missed the essence of our identity. Catholics need to be formed to understand the central mystery of our identity. That is revealed and shared at Mass.
We shall unpack the Mass, explain the Mass, and focus particularly on the responsibility that we all have – especially those who are not ordained – as the laity. There will be homilies and formation opportunities for learning and conversation.
Two sessions per week
Every Sunday @ 12:30 PM St. Elizabeth Seton Church
(Child care provided)
Every Thursday @ 7:30 PM St. Elizabeth Seton Church
January 27 & 31: Introductory Rites
February 3 & 7: Liturgy of The Word
February 10 & 14: Liturgy of The Eucharist
February 17 & 21: Communion Rite and Concluding Rite
50th Annual Crab Feed & Silent Auction
Hosted by the Knights of Columbus
Saturday, February 9
St. Augustine Hall
Doors open at 5 pm for Silent Auction Preview
No Host Cocktails 5 pm - 7 pm
Dinner 7:00 pm
Dancing 9:00 pm
Cost $55 per adult or child
Dinner includes crab*, pasta, green salad and rolls
*Substitutions will be made if crab is not available.
*Steak only available upon request when tickets are purchased. No exchanges at the door.
We are excited to announce that you are now able to purchase your tickets online through our secure website!
When checking out, please be sure to include a note located directly under the total amount on the checkout page indicating your seating preference (hall or side room). If you wish to sit with another party, please also tell us the party's last name. Seating is limited. We will do our best to accommodate your seating request.
If you prefer to purchase tickets by mail, please send a check payable to "Knights of Columbus 6043" to:
3935 Redwood Court
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Tickets must be purchased by February 3rd. No tickets will be sold at the door
W.I.N.G.S. (Women In God's Spirit)
Women of all ages and stages of life are invited to join WINGS at the Catholic Community of Pleasanton to seek and deepen their faith, and grow in their relationship with God and one another. Each meeting includes: wonderful guest speakers, small group sharing, and fellowship and refreshments. We meet one or two Monday evenings a month through April from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church Chapel.
Our next speaker is Lisa Tolido, who will discuss Setting Goals for the New Year on Monday, January 7, from 7 p.m. She will examine the value of setting goals, using one’s God-given strengths to fulfill His plan for us, and trusting in God to achieve these goals. Lisa is a wife, mother and parishioner at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Livermore. She has lead several women’s ministries for 10 years, and founded Be Strong Ministries.
The next WINGS meeting will be Monday, January 28.
Meeting sessions are independent of each other; so if you are unable to attend one or more, please do not let it hinder you from joining WINGS. For more information, please contact Sandra Ryan at 925.487.3289 visit our page by clicking HERE.
A Musical Twist on the Classic Game!
Saturday, January 26, 2019
St. Augustine Church Hall
Doors open immediately after 5:00 p.m. Mass. Bingo games start at 7:00 PM. Admission $5.00 per person (includes 6 Bingo games!)
Dinner options available.
This event SOLD OUT last year!
Reserve your spot now!
Questions? Call Kim Schnall: (925) 474-2775 or email Lien-Thi de la Pena at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a family event!
All are welcome!
Sponsored by The Catholic Community of Pleasanton Faith Formation Office.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry would like to thank Sandy Rowney of Knit This, Purl That for the beautiful yarn valued at $955.28 that she donated to us as she packed up boxes to move her store to 358 South Livermore Ave., Livermore, CA 94550. Our ministry will use this high quality yarn to fashion prayer shawls, hats, scarves, baby blankets, and face cloths for those in need of our handiwork. We feel truly blessed! Joanne Lenigan & JoAnn Matone, Prayer Shawl Coaches.
Donations For The Silent Auction
Hidden Treasure In Closets
The Knights of Columbus have been accumulating prizes for their Silent Auction during their Crab Feed on February 9. If your household is like most, there’s an item in your closet gathering dust for one reason or another. Please consider converting your dormant treasure to a needy person’s “hope or need” by donating it to this event. They are also seeking airline miles to attach to a prize already donated by generous parishioner of a week in Hawaii. Contact: Lou Santero 925-846-5124 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 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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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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and make Him better known."
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