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International Festival September 21, 2014
Our International Festival will be celebrated on Sunday, September 21, 2014 All are invited to come and share good food, fun and friendship with others here at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 860 Oak Grove Road, Concord, CA 94518
A volunteer with the Caring Hands program related what it means to her to have someone visit: "When you come to see me, I don't look any different on the outside. You can't see inside of me, but when you come to visit, I feel much better on the inside! Thanks" This is what Caring Hands' volunteers do; they help seniors "feel better on the inside"! They enable seniors to remain independent and in their own homes. They provide friendship and combat days of isolation and loneliness. Volunteer hours are flexible. Please consider attending the next Caring Hands training on Sept. 26th at John Muir WC. Call Linda Groobin at (925) 952-2999 for more information or visit www.johnmuirhealth.com/caring hands.
Upcoming Respect Life Event
St. Francis of Assisi Respect Life committee will be presenting a "Journey of Life" exhibit as the October Respect Life event. It will be held in the Hospitality Room the first weekend in October to promote the culture of Life. The US Bishops' theme this year is "Each one of us is a masterpiece of God's Creation."
Diocese of Oakland Capital Campaign – Reclaiming Christ's Mission Together
“As a diocesan faith family, we celebrate the recent appointment of our fifth Bishop, the Most Reverend Michael Barber. After much thought, prayer, and consultation with his priests and other advisors, Bishop Barber has made the decision to lead the faithful in an ambitious endeavor to provide the means for the Diocese to strengthen and stabilize the Diocese's long-term financial footing, increase funding for parish projects and needs, and to demonstrate sound stewardship over the gifts the Diocese has already received.
The faithful of the Diocese are being invited to join Bishop Barber in the Reclaiming Christ's Mission Together Campaign. The funds raised in this first-ever diocesan wide campaign will generate the financial means needed to further our mission throughout the East Bay, and secure a solid financial foundation for our future. Through this effort, we can renew, strengthen, sustain and expand ministries to those who are most in need, building a foundation for a continued vibrancy in the local Church for generations to come.
We know this is an ambitious undertaking, however, we believe it is attainable through the
support of all members of our diocesan family. As stated by Bishop Barber: "If we are filled with the Holy Spirit as we minister, as we bring our message, our people will respond."
St. Francis of Assisi Church will be hosting several receptions for parishioners to come and learn all about this important effort and how it will benefit the Diocese and our own parish. More information will be provided over the next several weeks.
Through liturgical gatherings, faith formation, and the grace of the Holy Spirit, we confidently live out the Gospel message
in service to the community and to the Diocese of Oakland.