Mass Update All Masses are back indoors at their regular Schedule.
Attendance at Mass.
Please be aware that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass does not apply to those who are ill, especially those who suffer from contagious disease. Long before this pandemic, the Church has always recognized that there are “serious” or “grave” reasons that prevent Catholics from attending Mass. For example, if a person is sick or homebound, or living/visiting areas of the world where access to the Mass is limited, or a situation arises that prevents travel (snowstorm or flat tire), such persons would not be bound by the obligation.
In the case of this pandemic, serious or grave reasons would include:
• Anyone who is sick, symptomatic, or has been recently exposed to the coronavirus. Protecting the health of others is an act of Christian charity and our moral duty to one another.
• Anyone with significant health risk factors that requires them to avoid public spaces, or if you care for someone with significant risk factors.
• Anyone who cannot attend Mass through no fault of their own, for example, a parent caring for a sick child, or if the priest is sick.As always, you are reminded to use common good sense in the reception of Holy Communion during the annual cold and flu season as well.
Drive-in Communion will no longer be at service. We encourage parishioners to take the Holy Communion to their loved ones if is necessary.
To View St Francis of Assisi Facebook Mass videos live or past recordings, click on the link below - you do not need a Facebook account to view these videos. When you click on the link, a pop-up comes asking you to sign in or join Facebook. Simply scroll down to the bottom of the pop-up and click “not now.”St Francis of Assisi Facebook Mass Video
Video recordings (no live broadcast) are also available at our St Francis of Assisi YouTube Channel, click on the link below St Francis of Assisi YouTube Channe
Confessions/confesiones Tuesday 6 pm to 7 pm Confessions and Saturday 4 pm to 5 pm Confessions will be in the Chapel
Baptisms - Weddings - Funerals - Quinceaneras Funerals, Weddings, Baptisms, Quinceaneras will be indoorsMasses will be transmitted on our social media Network
The total operating Expense through November was $ 751,159
Total Collection for the month of November was $73,065
Total Collection for the month of October was $65,070
Total Collection for the month of September was $53,069
https://membership.faithdirect.net/CA762 - you can also text a donation to us. Text $ amount to 925-204-2211 and follow the link to complete a one-time registration. God Bless You!Parish News
By embracing Rebuild My Church, you are contributing greatly to building up the Kingdom of God here in the East Bay. We are asked to pray for our fellow parishioners, clergy, leadership, and those served by the ministries offered by the Church, and for the success of the 2021 Bishop’s Appeal. All gifts to the Appeal are equally important. As stewards of our faith we are asked to make a sacrificial, proportionate and thoughtful gift. Those who are blessed with more are challenged to give more, but everyone is asked to respond.
Imagine what can be done in the name of our local faith community if every parishioner were inspired by Rebuild My Church and participated in our annual Bishop’s Appeal. While parishes rely on the financial support of parishioners through weekly offertory collections, the diocese also relies on these same parishioners to make possible the many services it provides to literally thousands of individuals each year. Jesus Christ promised us at His Ascension: "I will be with you all days until the end of the ages." If Christ has helped you and your family, if He has been generous to you, will you consider sharing some of the blessings you have received with Christ and His Church?
You may have received Bishop’s Appeal letter from the Diocese to encourage you to give for the major programs of the Diocese of Oakland. Our parish goal is $47,700. We are at 38% of the goal. Please pray about this and if you are able, support the work that furthers Christ’s mission in our Diocese. Thank you for your prayers and gifts!
The Family Center/Gym has dining capacity for up to 275 and includes tables and chairs and also room for dancing,
Includes AV system: projector with drop down screen, microphones and set-up.
There will be a Senior Luncheon usually on the first Tuesday of the month at 12:00 in the John Paul Room. Please join us for a delicious lunch and fun social time. If you have questions please call Caroline Pereira at 925-381-4321 or Mayte Munoz at 925-305-9240. Thank you
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Most- Needed Food Items: Cheerios, Oatmeal, Rice, Dried Pinto or Black Beans, Masa Mix, Cooking Oil, Apple Juice, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Saltine or Graham Crackers. Other Needs: Diapers Size 5-6, Laundry Soap, Paper Products, etc. School Supplies: We will collect donations of backpacks, binders, paper, pencils, etc., through July and August for the new school year.
WE ARE MOST GRATEFUL FOR YOUR PRAYERS, FOOD DONATIONS, AND GENEROUS FINANCIAL SUPPORT DURING THIS CRISIS!. Financial and Food Donations can be dropped off at the SVdP Office during regular hours.
We regret that we cannot accept used clothing and other donations– please take them to the SVdP Thrift Store on Contra Costa Blvd. in Pleasant Hill.
We are in need of bilingual volunteers interested in helping with home visits to families in crisis. We also need help picking up food orders from the Contra Costa Food Bank on Thursday mornings. Please call Jane (939-5978) for more information.
St. Francis Church has four “second collections” each year for the SVdP Ministry. You can also make or send a donation anytime to SVdP here at our Church. We are most grateful for your continued and very generous support.
Food Pantry Hours: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY. Closed on Tuesday and Thursday. Please call 932-5811 for information or to volunteer.
Shop or sell on eBay and support St. Francis of Assisi Church. Add us as your Favorite charity on eBay to see us as your preferred charity in eBay checkout. You will also be able to easily donate a portion of your proceeds to us when you sell on eBay AND get some of your seller fees waived and receive the tax credits. Visit our charity page today and be part of a growing eBay community that has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to thousands of charities.
Clean Air HVAC donated one of the units which would have cost us over $9,800. In addition, in 2018 Clean Air HVAC donated one of the two new heaters/ac units installed at the Parish Office which would have cost us $7,000. This represents significant cost savings for the Parish/School. Our Parish Repairs second collections helped pay for the cost of the other HVAC unit.
We are very grateful for the quality of work done by Clean Air HVAC and their continued support of our School and Parish. We wish to thank Roy Branda, one of the owners of Clean Air HVAC and a parishioner and member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. We highly recommend Clean Air HVAC to our St. Francis of Assisi parishioners and School families.
SEE THE BULLETIN ON THIS SFA WEBSITE FOR THE WEEKLY SCHOOL REPORT
St. Francis of Assisi School is a private Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Through the 8th-grade Catholic school.
Our value-centered academic programs empower students to be faith-filled people, lifelong learners problem solvers, and globally responsible citizens.
Please feel free to call the school office at 925-682-5414 to schedule a tour and to get information about our academic programs.
You can also visit us on our website at: www.sfaconcord.org
Cathy VanderKlugt, Principal
Dear Friends and Parishioners of St Francis of Assisi,
Dear Friends in the Lord, Re: Gratitude for Your Financial Support to Our Underprivileged Students at St. Ignatius Prep and Primary School – Dodoma, Tanzania. Kindly note that reference is to the above caption! Greetings of peace in these troubling moments of the Covid-19 pandemic! On behalf of the parishioners at the “Blessed Maria Theresa Ledochowska Parish in Dodoma Tanzania, I thank you for the Sunday July 11 fundraise you had for our underprivileged students at “St. Ignatius Prep and Primary School. Through Madam Janet Money, the parish business manager, we received the donation of US $ 6,275. Our heartfelt gratitude for this generous donation! May God continue to bless for your generosity! May the works of your hand continue also to prosper! More than thirty students are going to benefit from this donation, covering their school fees. It has been over 15 years since we entered in this wonderful cooperation and twinning. Many children have benefited from this support. The first recipients graduated from universities last year and they may start contributing to the good of the nation this year! It is wonderful to note how your donations have transformed the lives of many young men and women who otherwise could not have gone to school, or have a better education that could impact their future lives. We keep you in our humble prayers, thanking God for this wonderful collaboration and twinning. May God continue to bless you all for your enormous generosity and support to our neediest students! Lots of prayers and blessings!
Fr. Sossy, SJ Luyembe Sossy, SJ St. Charles Lwanga Parish, P.O. Box 2019-80200, Malindi, Kenya. Mobile: +254-745-739 586; +255-784-278 600