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 donations in the food bins located in the vestibules of each church any time until Saturday, November 23. 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. Volunteers are also needed to pack the Thanksgiving baskets on Sunday, November 24 at 8:00 AM at St. Augustine Hall. This is a fun, family-friendly packing event. Thank you for your generosity.
The Giving Tree & Wish Lists
ONLY 4 FAMILIES LEFT!
We only have 4 families left! 3 families of 4 and 1 family of 6. If you would to adopt one of these families, please contact Roxanne Rasmussen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WISH LIST SPECIALTY ITEMS
Take a look at the items listed HERE and consider selecting an item that adopted family members have on their wish lists. Deliver the purchased (or very gently used) item to the Rectory garage during the posted collection hours. It will be matched to someone who has requested that item, and has not received it. Deadline is Saturday, December 7th.
RETURN ALL (Wrapped & Bagged) GIFTS TO THE RECTORY GARAGE
Between Saturday, November 30 - Saturday, December 7. Read the date on your envelope and instructions carefully.
DROP OFF TIMES
DELIVERY DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Sunday, December 8th
Help us pack-up and send off gifts for the 400 families CCOP serves!
If you are interested in helping with any of these activities, please contact Roxanne Rasmussen at email@example.com.
CCOP thanks you for your generosity and caring for others!
Fog City Singers Concert
Saturday, November 23 @ 8:00PM
St. Augustine Church
The Fog City Singers present barbershop, folk, and choral music at their Fall Concert on November 23, exploring the human tendency to look into the heavens and wonder, "What's up?"
From Georgian chants in the 9th century to Catholic chants in the 12th, from Hindu mysticism in the East to Galilean skepticism in the West, from lunar jazz on the air to starry poetry on the page—this concert joins Sacred with Secular in a flight to the death, and beyond. You'll see:
9:00 AM @ St. Augustine Church
We encourage you to join other members of our community for Mass. We will gather on Thanksgiving morning – Thursday, November 28 at St. Augustine at 9:00 AM – to celebrate Mass. There will be a wonderful medley of “Fall” fruit not only to create environment but also to take home. Let the gratitude begin by giving greater glory to God.
Concern America Fair Trade Handicraft Sale
December 7 & 8 After All Masses
Support Fair Trade by purchasing handicrafts at the Concern America Sale following all Masses on December 7-8 in the church vestibules. These unique items make great Christmas gifts for friends and family. By purchasing these items, you will be helping disadvantaged workers in developing countries like Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico and Bangladesh 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.
Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee.
Christmas Nativity Displays
Sunday, December 8
Participate and celebrate in the wonder of Jesus' birth started by St Francis of Assisi.
St. Elizabeth Seton Chapel
Sunday, Dec 8th 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Share your family traditions by bringing your Nativities simple or unique.
Set up is Saturday Dec 7 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Contact Nancy Navarini before December 1 -firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-640-6334
Sponsored by the Italian Catholic Federation
Our Lady Of Guadalupe
The Hispanic Ministry invites you to celebrate an important day honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations will take place at St. Augustine & St. Elizabeth Seton Church.
Serenade to Our Lady of Guadalupe - St. Augustine Church
Bilingual Mass With Mariachi - St. Elizabeth Seton Church
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Light refreshments at The John Paul II Activity Center
Pilgrimage To Mexico With Fr. Fili
March 16 - 24, 2020
Fr. Fili is leading a pilgrimage to Mexico, visiting the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Plaza of the 3 cultures, Metropolitan Cathedral, Tulpetlac, San Juan de Teotihuacán and many other locations. Please see the attached flyer for all of the details.
To view the flyer, click HERE.
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. If you receive one of these emails, please mark it as spam or simply delete it. You will only receive email from Fr. Mark from his catholicsofpleasanton.org email address. Please contact our Director Of Communications, Michael Harmon, email@example.com, if 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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” drop down 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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