A Note From Fr. Dan
Greetings to one and all,
Fr. Dan expressed a desire to communicate with the Catholic Community of Pleasanton. His desire to write us and share his faith journey is a wonderful gift we have been given. Below is his letter that he penned this past week. It’s “Danielson.” We pray with Fr. Dan and for him. – Fr. Paul
My dear brothers and sisters,
As most of you know, I have been ill since my fall on May 1, spending my time in various hospitals and assisted living facilities. Presently, I experience no pain but I am very weak. I live at Mercy Center in Oakland. Any visitation should be cleared with Fr. Paul as he knows my schedule of appointments with professionals and others.
I want to share with you that I am at peace and ready to go as GOD wishes. Mercifully and miraculously, my mind is clear. The one thing this confinement does give me is time to pray, including praying for you. In my prayer, I cease to be ego-centered and rather rejoice in what is happening to me. My struggles have stopped and have not come back. I surrender to Him.
I am very grateful for your many expressions of support and above all for your prayers.
God bless and transform you all.
If you have cards or letters for Fr. Dan, please drop them off at either the Rectory office or St. Elizabeth Seton office.
St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving Food Baskets
The St. Vincent de Paul Conference at CCOP is collecting NON-EXPIRED, non-perishable food for its annual Thanksgiving Food Baskets for the needy in Pleasanton. Please leave your food donations in the food bins located in the vestibules of each church any time until Saturday, Nov 17, 2018. 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 <turkeys or hams> and fresh fruit for our client families. The Knights of Columbus will deliver the food baskets. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Volunteers are also needed to pack the Thanksgiving baskets on Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 at 8am at St. Augustine Hall. This is a fun, family-friendly packing event. Thank you for your generosity.
CCOP Giving Tree
Help make this Christmas season a little brighter for needy families in our Diocese! If you are a part of a SCC, IFC or other group, consider adopting a larger family!
PICK-UP A FAMILY ENVELOPE AFTER MASS
November 10 & 11 and November 17 & 18
RETURN ALL (Wrapped and Bagged) GIFTS TO THE RECTORY GARAGE
Between Saturday, December 1 - Saturday, December 8 (One parish requires their gifts returned by Friday, December 7 please read the date on your envelope and instructions carefully)
Sunday, December 9 Help us pack-up and send off gifts for the 500 families CCOP serves! Drivers are needed!
If you are interested in helping with any of these activities, please contact Roxanne Rasmussen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch the bulletin, Facebook, Flocknote and website for future announcements and updates.
CCOP thanks you for your generosity and caring for others.
Mass For The Sick With Anointing
Saturday November 17th at 10:30 am
St. Augustine Hall
All are welcome to the Fall Mass for the Sick. Please come, along with your caregiver(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.
Please R.S.V.P. to Ruth or Dave Frankenberger (925) 846-8561
MedShare Volunteers Needed
Please join us at MedShare on Saturday November 17 from 9:00 am until noon. A group of CCOP volunteers will be sorting medical supplies at MedShare in San Leandro. MedShare provides free medical supplies to hospitals and free clinics around the world where there is great need. We are looking for 15 volunteers. For information or to volunteer please contact Marti at email@example.com or call 925-667-6169. This volunteer activity is organized by the Social Justice and Outreach Committee.
The Fog City Singers
“Journey Of Life”
St. Augustine Church 3999 Bernal Avenue Pleasanton
Saturday, November 17
Fresh off a 7th-place finish at the International Barbershop Chorus Contest in July, the Fog City Singers close 2018 with a concert featuring a cappella music about life’s major milestones. The group will present songs from the annals of childhood, on the first forays into young love, on the growth into adulthood, on the plunge into marriage and family, on the reflections through the golden years, on the poignancy of death, and on the beauty of life's entire journey from beginning to end. Two local a cappella groups—the Stanford Fleet Street Singers and Stanford Mixed Company—will join to help tell our story.
Tickets are $10 - $20 and are available through Eventbrite.
Please visit www.fogcitysingers.com to purchase tickets.
Concern America Fair Trade Handicraft Sale
December 1 & 2
Support Fair Trade by purchasing handicrafts at the Concern America Sale following all Masses on December 1st and 2nd in the church vestibules. These unique items make great Christmas gifts and would be perfect for your Giving Tree Family. By purchasing these items, you will be helping disadvantaged workers in developing countries earn a fair price for their labor. 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.
For more information about Concern America, visit www.concernamerica.org, or view this short video, Why Concern America.
After 8:00AM & 10:00AM Mass
St. Augustine Hall
The Hispanic Ministry of CCOP invites you to a Tamale Sale!! All proceeds go to benefit the Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe!
Come and join us! All are welcome! Place your order while supplies last!! If you are interested in reserving your tamales by the dozen please email Olivia Negrete at firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE Monday November 19th.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
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4001 Stoneridge Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Faith Formation Office
3999 Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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