The word of God is a seed. We need to nurture the ground of our lives to allow the seed to grow and bear fruit within us. Plan to attend our parish study of the Gospel of Mathew, Thursdays at either 9:15–10:45 a.m. or 7:00–8:30 p.m. JAN 19 to APR 20, 2017. The program includes individual study with resources provided, as well as weekly prayer and small-group discussions followed by a wrap-up lecture. Please bring your favorite Bible translation. You will find registration forms in the vestibule of the church. You can also print out a registration form by clicking on the link below, fill it out and drop it in the collection basket or return it to the Parish office. For more information contact Fr. Rafal Duda at email@example.com or 925 682-5447 x. 30 Bible Study Registration Form
Some people have questions about the Catholic Faith and the priests here at St. Francis of Assisi have offered to answer these questions.
If you have a question, please submit it to the Parish Office or drop it in one of the collection baskets at mass. We will try and answer your questions in the order we receive them.
Join us for our annual Crab Feed on Saturday January 21st in the Family Center/Gym. No host bar opens at 6:300 pm and dinner is served at 7:30 pm. Menu includes crab or chicken served with pasta, salad, garlic bread, dessert, coffee and tea. Bottled water, soda, wine and beer are available for purchase. Cost is $50 per person for crab or $30 per person for chicken and youth 12 and under are $25 each. Chicken must be ordered in advance with the advance purchase of your reserved tickets. Raffle and lots of auction items to bid on. Bring your own crab cruncher, baby fork and favorite dipping sauce. Sponsored by the St Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus Council 13179. Tickets are being sold after weekend Masses by the Knights of Columbus. You can also contact Chuck Spink for tickets or to reserve a table : firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 691-5678.
The Parish is now accepting requests for Fund Raisers for our new AV/Sound System for the Family Center/Gym from your groups for the 2016 - 2017 Season. If you or your group wants to request an evening or afternoon to host a fund raiser, please call the Parish Office and send in your request to the Attention of the Facility Manager as soon as possible.
Our next Senior Luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, February 14th at Noon in the St. Pope John Paul II Center. All seniors are welcome. Come and join other parishioners for a lovely luncheon and companionship!
Food Pantry Activity for the month of December:
• An emergency supply of food was given to 112 households (524 individuals) in December.
• Christmas Food Program—90 families received a turkey or chicken (donated by Raley’s/Nob Hill) and a Food Maxx or Safeway gift card.
• Christmas Adoption Program—52 families (162 children ) were adopted with gifts or Target gift cards.
• Christmas for Everyone– A carload of toys and clothing collected at St. Francis was transported to Martinez where thousands had dinner and received gifts on Christmas Day.
• Special Assistance (utility, rent, etc. ) was provided for two families.
Thank you and may God bless you for your generous support for the holidays and throughout the year!
New Food Pantry Hours: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY. Closed on Tuesday and Thursday.
Construction is now underway to install a new traffic signal at Oak Grove and Smith Lane. The construction will be ongoing over the next few months on Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. Please be careful when entering and exiting our parking lots