Wednesday, October 4 @ 7:00 PM
St. Augustine Church
Theme: Come, Holy Spirit
Sponsored by our Confirmation Teens
In this time of war and instability throughout the world, we invite you to join us for an evening of Taizé prayer. Taizé is a quiet, meditative prayer sung in common. The songs are short phrases that we sing repeatedly so that the words may enter our hearts. The songs may be sung in many different languages, reminding us that the Gospel is for all the world and we are all God’s people. Taizé prayer also includes a short reading, prayers of intercession and an opportunity to adore the cross. Prayer ends in silence, and we go out to love and be of service: Taizé prayer is offered for the whole world.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
Praying For An End To Abortion
The Fall 2023 40 Days for Life Campaign will be taking place from September 27 to November 5. This campaign involves 40 days of visible, public, prayer vigils outside a Planned Parenthood center or other abortion facility in the community. It is a peaceful and educational presence, with no offensive signs. Those who are called to stand witness during this vigil witness to the sanctity of life and send a powerful message to the community about the tragic reality of abortion. 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.
Local Vigil Location: In front of Planned Parenthood, 1357 Oakland Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA
Local Vigil Hours: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM daily except Sunday. (Minimum of 2 people for each one-hour time slot.)
Information on the world-wide 40 Days for Life effort can be found at www.40daysforlife.com.
Please consider signing up for an hour or more at the Walnut Creek location any time during the campaign at www.40daysforlife.com/walnutcreek.
BLESSING OF THE PETS
Sunday, October 8 @ 2:00 PM
St. Augustine Grotto
In Honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of all animals – great & small, we will provide blessings to individual pets and in memory of beloved pets that have passed away. Please join us for the Annual Blessing of the Pets. Dogs, cats and other creatures, small and large, furry and non-furry – all are welcome! We can’t wait to meet the special members of your family! If your pet is sick, or cannot come, please bring a picture to be blessed! All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier for everyone’s safety.
INTERFAITH BLOOD DRIVE
Pope John Paul II Activity Center
Saturday, October 14
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Blood supply is at dangerous low levels, especially this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges in the U.S. blood supply. The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in over a decade, posing a concerning risk to patient care. They will also be testing for COVID-19 antibodies with all blood donations.
Now is your chance to give the gift of life!
Any questions, please contact Chuck Deckert at
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
The CCOP Knights of Columbus Council 6043 is having a membership drive. Knights will be at all St. Augustine’s Masses on October 14 and 15 and at St. Elizabeth Seton 11am Mass on October 15. Please stop and talk with one of the Knights that will be in the vestibule of each Church during these days. If you are interested in serving your Parish…Come and see! If you are interested in serving your community…Come and see! If you are interested in growing your Faith…Come and see! Come and ask your questions, get more information, then sign up to start the process of becoming a Knight.
Email Knights of Columbus Council 6043 for information: email@example.com
Visit the Knights of Columbus Council website to see what we do: https://www.kofc6043.org/
CRECE SOCCER GEAR DRIVE
October 8th & 15th
The St. Paul Chong Korean Catholic Community Sunday School is organizing Soccer Gear Drive for CRECE Soccer Program in Oakland. CRECE is a grassroots organization, whose mission is to organize and educate the Latino immigrant community to improve its social, economic and cultural conditions.
When: October 8th & 15th
Items: New or gently used soccer cleats, balls, socks, clothes
Drop Off Bins: St. Augustine Vestibule
Collected items will be donated to Soccer Kids & Soccer Program @ CRECE in Oakland (creceeastbay.wordpress.com/)
Women In God's Spirit
A Welcome to WINGS: Meet & Greet Coffee Social
Visit with friends and meet new friends
Opening Day: Thursday, October 5
9:30 am at St. Charles Borromeo-Borromeo Hall, 1315 Lomitas Avenue, Livermore
Join us for light refreshments and fellowship.
Register your membership. Treasurer Maddy Maffei will be available to take your registration form, cash or check payable to St. Charles Borromeo in the amount of $30.00 with WINGS written on the memo-line.
We look forward to welcoming you and learning and growing alongside you as we journey through: Changing Lives by Making a Difference.
Questions: Janet Schott 925-373-9346 or Cindy Kline 925-724-7636
Registration Form Can Be Found Heredrive.google.com/file/d/1uTGKYS_K2Wp7pSZTw9KHSvFchrZ6g6Bt/view
2023 PUBLIC ROSARY RALLY CRUSADE
PLEASE JOIN US!
Please join the Legion of Mary for 2023 Public Rosary Rally Crusade. Our nation is in great need of public prayer, repentance ,and conversion. We ask our God to save America through the Rosary of His Most Holy Mother.
Please Join us in praying for our nation on October 14, 2023 at NOON. The local Public Square Rosary will be at:
3755 Stoneridge Drive
Please contact Nelly Strawn for more information (510) 816 -8300
TOOTSIE ROLL DRIVE
October 7 & 8 After All Masses
The Annual Kevin Gourley Memorial Tootsie Roll Drive will be held October 7 & 8 after all Masses. This annual drive supports people with disabilities from the local area. There will be members of the Knights Of Columbus at every exit after Mass. Please give generously and thank you for your help! Every little bit(e) counts!
10th Anniversary Celebration
Dinner, Social & Raffle
Saturday, October 21
St. Augustine's Church Hall
This year we will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of our Festa Italiana!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM No-Host Cocktails
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Authentic Italian Dinner
Dinner Includes Antipasto, Penne Pasta in Marinara Sauce, Chicken Parmigiana, Caesar Salad, Italian Bread and Italian Dessert
Children 12 and Under: $10.00
All dinners must be placed via the 6043 Council's website at
For additional information please contact:
Stephen Natale at 925-895-7661 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chuck Berardi at 925-381-1643 or email@example.com
Orders taken until Wednesday October 18, 2022
Make sure not to miss this great event!
The Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California has set a definitive deadline of September 11, 2023, for survivors of clergy sexual abuse to file claims in the Roman Catholic Bishop of Oakland’s (RCBO’s) chapter 11 case. Information regarding the claim filing process can be found at https://www.kccllc.net/rcbo/info/12282
CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY FILING
Diocesan Response To The Harm Caused By Clergy Sexual Abuse
“On March 16, I wrote to you about the impact on our diocese of a state law (AB 218), which allowed time barred or expired claims of child sexual abuse to be filed by alleged survivors.
“Today, I am informing you, after considerable consultation and much prayer, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Oakland (RCBO) has filed for bankruptcy.
“We made the filing because we believe this process is the best way to support a compassionate and equitable outcome for survivors of abuse, while ensuring we continue to provide the essential services and support so crucial to our parishioners and communities.”
Bishop Barber's full letter, of May 8, 2023, as well as FAQs, in English and additional languages, with diocesan response to the harm of clergy sexual abuse can be accessed HERE.
NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL
Our world is hurting. We all need healing, yet many of us are separated from the very source of our strength. Jesus Christ invites us to return to the source and summit of our faith—his Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist. Watch the video to learn more about the exciting journey ahead and how you can be a part of it!
To learn more, please visit: https://www.eucharisticrevival.org/
Once again, 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. There were a number of reports today in particular.
THESE EMAILS OR TEXTS ARE NOT FROM FR. MARK. PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND.
If you receive one of these emails, please mark it as spam or simply delete it. If you receive one of these texts, simply delete it. Response only encourages more attacks.
You will only receive email from Fr. Mark from his catholicsofpleasanton.org email address. He will not text you directly.
Please contact Michael Harmon, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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.
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