Volunteers Needed for Habitat for Humanity
Please join us to build a home for a deserving family in Martinez on Saturday, June 16th from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM. Adults and teens 16 years and older are welcome. With your help we can fulfill the dream of home ownership for low-income, hard working families in Alameda. For information or to volunteer please contact Diane Cowart at firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 989-5083. You can also sign up at https://eastbay.volunteerhub.com/lp/CCOP/
For more information, please visit the parish web page for Habitat For Humanity.
This volunteer activity is organized by the Social Justice Committee.
Social Justice Committee Update
The Social Justice Committee wishes to thank parishioners for their generous support of the following programs:
Fair Trade Easter Sale
Total sales were $5,832. After expenses, a donation of $984 was made to SERRV, one of our Fair Trade partner organizations for the past 10 years. SERRV reported the following results for 2017:
CRS Rice Bowl
During this year’s Lenten season CCOP parishioners generously contributed $7,218. Of these funds, 25% will be used to alleviate hunger and poverty in our own community and 75% to support CRS programs around the world including:
Over 300 packages of underwear and socks were donated and sent to St. Mary’s. The center also takes new and gently used clothing items for men, women and children. Jackets, blankets, sleeping bags and personal hygiene items are always welcome. The Social Justice Committee is looking into expanding our collections for those in need during the next Lenten season.
Requests for Mass Intentions
A wonderful way to honor and remember your loved ones is to offer a Mass intention. The 2018 Mass Intention Calendars (July - December) will open for reservations on June 11 at:
St. Augustine Rectory Conference Room
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday – Friday 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Elizabeth Seton Office
Monday – Friday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday – Thursday 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Polenta & Chicken Cacciatore Dinner
Italian Catholic Federation - Branch 285
Saturday, June 2, 2018
St. Augustine Church Hall
3999 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton, CA
Doors Open: 6:00 PM Dinner: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $25.00 Adults
$10.00 Children (10 and under)
Reservations required Limited Seating
RSVP by: May 29
Contact: Christine (925) 462-3704
Fabulous Prizes & Authentic Italian Food
Proceeds Benefit Tri-Valley Scholarship Program and Other ICF Charities
Enrollment period for the Detention Ministry at Santa Rita Jail is now through the month of May. This is the only opportunity for the entire year to join a dedicated group of women and men who visit inmates and bring them the gospel message of God’s enduring mercy and love. This is a rewarding ministry and a wonderful way to cultivate and to share God’s love with others. 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 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!
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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