Sunday Collections, April 15 = $10,584
Faith Direct eGiving = $3,980
TOTAL Donations = $14,564
Year To Date SHORTFALL = ($12,980)
The parish needs $16,000 weekly just to meet expenses
January - March Expenses for Parish = $315,807
To see the Report to the Parish on 2017 Financial Results click on this link: Report to the Parish on 2017 Financial Results
Thank you to all who continue to support our parish through your donations.
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We are in great need of new Sacristans here at St. Francis of Assisi. Some of the Sacristan duties include assisting the Priest by preparing the Church before Mass and then cleaning the sacred vessels after Mass. Training will be provided. If you are interested in helping in this most important role, please contact the Parish Office or let one of our Priests or Sacristans know you would like to volunteer.
We have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every first Friday of the month following the 8:30 am mass until Noon in the Chapel and again from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. All are invited.
The Annual Bishop’s Appeal is underway. The Theme this year is “Lighting the Way”. Starting March 4th, there will be envelopes in the Church for your pledge or donation which should be made directly to the Diocese of Oakland with checks made out to "Bishop's Appeal". This helps support vital diocesan ministries and services provided by the Bishop’s Appeal. Consider a gift or pledge proportional to your means. Your gift makes a difference!
Our next Senior Luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8th at Noon in the John Paul II Center. All seniors are welcome. Come and join other parishioners for a lovely luncheon and companionship!
An emergency supply of food was given to 102 households (410 individuals) in January and to 86 households (352 individuals ) in February. Food Maxx gift cards were given to 35 eligible families in January and to 29 families in February. Special Assistance (utility, rent, etc.) was provide for two families in January and for three families in February.
For the last year our food statistics have decreased markedly, most likely due to the dire immigration and housing situations. On the other hand, “Special Assistance” requests are increasing. Among those, so far this year we have helped one client get emergency dental treatment, and two families who received shut-off notices of water or electricity service. We also partnered with SVdP at St. Agnes and others with financial help for a family with six children who were evicted from their home. We are most grateful for your continuing generosity which enables us to assist t
Most Needed Food Items Every Month: (donation baskets are on the altar stairs) Apple or Grape Juice, Cheerios, Chicken Noodle or Vegetable Soup. Canned Corn, Tuna or Meats, Saltine or Graham Crackers, Cooking Oil, Rice, Dried Pinto Beans, or any non-perishable, non-expired items you wish to donate. We continue to need, and very much appreciate paper grocery bag donations.
Food Pantry Hours: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY. Closed on Tuesday and Thursday.
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