September Is Ministry Signup Month
As many of you know, our parish cannot support the large number of ministries and eight weekend Masses without your help. For example, the eight weekend Masses require approximately 1,000 individual ministers – assuming each minister serves once per month! Ministry sign-ups will take place during the month of September.
You can sign up as follows:
Dn. Gary Wortham
Director of Liturgy
St. Vincent de Paul CCOP Conference Update
The following is a recap of how we have helped our clients in the last 2 months with the last 5th Sunday funds the parish graciously provided our conference in July.
Kids Against Hunger Packing Event
Jesus and Buddha Working Together To Change The World!
Maryknoll, the Chua Pho Tu Hayward Buddhist Community and the Catholic Community of Pleasanton are teaming up to pack food for kids in our world who are starving.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 | 10:00am to 11:30am
Place: John Paul II Activity Center - 4001 Stoneridge Drive Pleasanton, CA 94588
Cost: $20 per person to participate
We Will: Watch a short video about the children who receive food from KAH, work in groups to package meals that will be shipped to hungry children & enjoy a simple vegetarian lunch after the packing event.
For more information visit www.KAHbayarea.org
Please RSVP by September 24, 2018 to Matt Gray or Kris East
Matt Gray: firstname.lastname@example.org - (925) 202-5425
Kris East: email@example.com - (510) 276-5021
Children 8 and older may join in but must be able to participate for the entire time!
In partnership with Kaiser, John Muir Health, and Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley.
Participate in wellness screenings from health professionals including blood pressure, diabetes and foot care and hear from health educators about preventative health care.
By appointment only. Please contact 925.931.5383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general questions, please contact 925.328.1515.
Pleasanton Senior Center
5353 Sunol Boulevard
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Knights Of Columbus Membership Drive
Knights of Columbus is not just a fraternity name— it is a brotherhood of Catholic gentlemen who each play a part in improving the world around them, one community at a time.
As brother Knights, we stand together in faith, dedicated to uphold the principals we cherish while lending support and strength to our parish, our families, and our fellow Knights. Our members serve our pastor, priests, parish community, and our neighbors in need. You may have seen men in blue shirts involved in many parish activities and outreach programs.
CHARITY: Charity is the first and foremost virtue of a Knight. It is the cornerstone upon which our organization rests.
FAITH: Faith is our guide. We support vocations, seminarians, postulates, our Church and Faith
COMMUNITY: Our programs enrich our Parish and assist the less fortunate in our Pleasanton Community
FAMILY: Our programs strengthen and support families and marriages
YOUTH: We help today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders with civic and religious responsibilities.
Support your Parish and Community.
Come join us and see what a difference you can make in the world.
If interested, please contact the Knights of Columbus Membership Director Darren Medeiros.
NOW YOU CAN JOIN ONLINE!
Thanksgiving Mass For Healthcare Providers
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Mass: 10:00 am
Mass Celebrant: Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ
Reception and Mental Health Resource Fair: After Mass
The Cathedral of Christ the Light
2121 Harrison St., Oakland, CA 94612
We thank & honor those in physical, mental & spiritual healthcare professions, caregivers & those who support them. We encourage all who provide healthcare services, direct and administrative, to attend this multicultural Mass as we celebrate your energy, dedication, and generosity.
To download the flyer, please click HERE.
Join Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers for a Missionary Discipleship Formation
This program provides Catholic ministers and educators the knowledge, skills, and resources to better help their communities go forth as agents of encounter and positive Christian change.
Date: October 6th & 7th from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Maryknoll Center Los Altos 23000 Cristo Rey Drive Los Altos, CA 94024
Cost: Donation $40 for Sat only, $60 for both days, and $95 both days with housing Saturday.
Contact Carolyn Trumble for more info 650-386-4440 or email@example.com or Kris East 510-276-5021.
For more information, please click HERE.
Statements From Pope Francis and Bishop Barber About The Abuse Crisis
Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis To The People of God
Statements From Bishop Barber
40 Days For Life
From September 26 to November 4, our community will take part in 4 Days for Life. It requires peaceful conduct with no judgments and no offensive signs. It is not a demonstration to change laws. With the help of the Holy Spirit we will change hearts and perhaps offer a woman a last chance for help in a crisis pregnancy.
Vigil Location: Outside Walnut Creek Planned Parenthood
Vigil Hours: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily, except Sundays
Please sign up for an hour or more at any time during the campaign! For more information, call Lou Santero at (925) 846-5124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register go to: 40daysforlife.com/walnutcreek
WINGS 2nd Annual Women’s Tea
Saturday, October 13
1:00 - 3:30 PM
St. Augustine’s Hall
3999 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton
$20.00 suggested donation
Invite a girlfriend and join us for a special afternoon! We are blessed to have Roberta Gonzales speak to us on how the Goodness and ‘Greatness of the Lord’ has allowed her to move forward in faith and confidence as an instrument of God’s love amongst the dire adversity of life, struggles and the deaths of loved ones.
Space is limited - Tickets will go on sale after Masses starting September 22-23. Or, pre-order by emailing email@example.com with the number of tickets you would like to purchase, your name, who you want to be seated with and your contact information.
Maryknoll Gospel Reflection
Gather with the Maryknoll Affiliates and friends to reflect on the Sunday Gospel reading in light of Pope Francis’ call to missionary discipleship. This is a sacred time to share our faith journeys, our hopes, our fears and to pray in a safe and welcoming space. We’ll meet on Wednesday, September 26th at 7:30PM, Room A, St Elizabeth Seton. Please contact Kris East at (510) 276-5021 for more information.
Rooting, Uprooting & Re-planting: The Filipino Experience of Moving from Home (Philippines) to Home (Oakland Diocese, Bay Area)
Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Catholic Christian Evangelization in the Philippines here in the Diocese of Oakland on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9 AM to 3 PM at St Isidore Church in Danville, CA.
Mass in honor of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila will be celebrated in the morning. Bring your family. This is a free event and lunch will be served.
Date and Time
Saturday, September 29, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
St. Isidore Catholic Church
Monsignor Cardelli Activity Center
440 La Gonda Way
Danville, CA 94526
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
To register, please click HERE.
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
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
4001 Stoneridge Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Faith Formation Office
3999 Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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