Interfaith Blood Drive
Pope John Paul II Activity Center
Saturday, July 20 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Blood supply drops to very dangerous levels in the Summer months and this is your timely opportunity to give when the need is greatest. Sign up in advance online at www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code “interfaithcommunity” (no separation) where it asks for a sponsor code and then look for our July 20th CCOP event date. Sign-up tables will also be available after all masses June 29th and 30th. Any questions contact Chuck Deckert at email@example.com.
2nd Annual Meal Packing Event
What: Spend just two hours 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 & Where: 10:00 AM Saturday August 17, 2019 @ St. Augustine Hall
Who: Adults and children 8 years and older.
How: Sign up after mass on July 27th & 28th. This year we need both your time and treasure and each adult volunteer will be asked to contribute $20 to cover the cost and transportation of the food packed. Children under 18 years of age will only need to contribute their time if they sign up after mass.
Or sign up online by CLICKING HERE
For more information, please contact Lisa Schibler via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 925-989-6282.
Please join us at MedShare on Saturday July 27th from 9:00 a.m. until noon. A group of CCOP volunteers will be sorting medical supplies in San Leandro. MedShare provides free medical supplies to hospitals and fee 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.
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. THESE EMAILS OR TEXTS ARE NOT FROM FR. MARK. PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND. You will only receive email from Fr. Mark from his catholicsofpleasanton.org email address. If you receive one of these emails, please mark it as spam or simply delete it. Please contact our Director Of Communications, Michael Harmon, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.
River Cruise With Fr. Mark
Go on a Danube River Cruise October 18-25, 2019 with Fr. Mark! Rates include all on-shore excursions to see beautiful, scenic towns in Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Optional pre-cruise land tour in Prague can be arranged. Only two cabins available. For more information, see the attached flyer or to book a cabin, please contact Mel Chiong at 925-895-5610 or mel@StrumHumAdventures.com.
Download the flyer HERE.
Translation of The Lord's Prayer
Recently, the media have reported that Pope Francis has changed the text of the Lord’s Prayer. I’ve had a few questions about the change and when we were going to make it. Here is a definitive response from the FDLC (Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions):
TRANSLATION OF THE LORD’S PRAYER
On June 6, the secular media reported that Pope Francis “changed” the text of the Lord’s Prayer from “lead us not into temptation” to “Do not let us fall into temptation.”
Pope Francis rightfully stated that God never leads us into temptation.
Not surprisingly, I have received many calls and e-mails asking when the “new translation of the Lord’s Prayer” should be implemented. As many of you know, a new translation of a liturgical text will not be announced through the secular media. What happened? Many of the news outlets reported on a translation in Europe and erroneously extended it to the United States.
The conference of bishops in Italy had recently approved an Italian translation to the Roman Missale, terza edizione. Pope Francis approved this edition and was explaining his approval of the new translation of the Lord’s Prayer and the theology behind it. (In other languages, too, the phrase better translates into “do not let us fall into temptation.”)
In 2010, the USCCB voted to keep the traditional translation of the Lord’s Prayer in the English translation of the Roman Missal, third edition. They even retained “thy” and “thou” because the words were most familiar to the faithful. Until you hear otherwise, this remains the official translation for the dioceses of the United States. There are no plans at this time to revisit that translation.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.
Putting Your Faith Into Action
If you are looking for opportunities to put your faith into action in service of those in need, please contact the Social Justice Committee at email@example.com to find out more about our work and the programs we sponsor and organize.
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.
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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Pleasanton, CA 94566
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