which embraces the teachings of Jesus Christ to foster Spiritual growth.
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The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated in community here at St. Francis . You will need to come to the Parish Office to register for Baptism date and class. Please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate and $75 registration fee. We will need the names of Godparents and whether they will attend classes with you or elsewhere. God parents must be at least 16 years , one male &/or one female per child. Must have received all sacrament and if married, must be married in the Catholic Church. Both parents must consent to the baptism and where a child is being raised by a single parent, the other biological parent must give a written consent.
Pastoral Care of the Sick
A Sunday Reflection: Satan tempts Jesus not just
with the good things of the world, but with false interpretations
of the Scripture. He takes passages
from the prophets and the Psalms and uses them to
justify a selfish and self-aggrandizing world view.
How often throughout history the sacred Scriptures
have been used to hurt, to exclude, to wage war, to
oppress! Seize power, the devil says: prove you are
God's son, take control. Jesus counters Satan with
Scriptures: refusing to focus on himself, or his immediate
needs, Jesus looks to the Father, hungers
Annual Bishop's Appeal - 2014
"Set the World on Fire" St. Ignatius' Prayer for Generosity Lord, teach me to be generous. Teach me to serve you as your deserve; to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for reward, save that of knowing that I do your will .AMEN The Annual Bishop's Appeal began last Sunday. The total budget for the Diocese of Oakland in 2014 is approximately $17 million, and of that the budget for diocesan- wide ministries and services is roughly $7 million. While income is generated to support the budget through parish assessments, rent collection on property, service fees and interest on the diocesan investment, the income does not full meet the budgetary needs for providing all diocesan level ministries, programs and services.
St. Vicent de Paul Ministry
Pantry Activity in the Month of January:
• An emergency supply of food was given to 194 households ( 742 individuals) in January. We had 14 first-time clients.
• 71 FoodMaxx cards were given to eligible families.
• Special Assistance (utility, rent, etc.) was provided for one family and one individual.
• Special thanks to the Hispanic Youth Group for your very generous food donations!
Most-Needed Food Items this Month:
Apple or Grape Juice, Cooking Oil, Dried Pinto Beans, Saltine or Graham Crackers (or any nonperishable items you wish to donate.)
Other Needs: Coats/jackets, blankets/sheets/towels, sleeping bags, diapers (size 4-5). Donations must be inspected and accepted by our volunteers during daily working hours. It is against the law to leave any donations on our doorstep.
Food Pantry Hours:
9:30am –11:30am, Monday through Friday. Please call 682-5811 for information regarding donations or to volunteer. Thank you for helping us care for the poor in our community!
Silent Retreat for Men and Women
"The Call to Holiness", a Silent Retreat for Men and Women of the Legal Profession, will take place from March 7-9, 2014 at the Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos. Father Larry Percell will be our retreat director for this mountain-top spiritual experience. Please call Anne Pettigrew at (925) 969-9614 for more information, or go to www.jrclosaltos.org to register.
St. Patrick Day Fundraiser
Annual St. Patrick's fundraising dinner to be held on Saturday March 15th, 2014 beginning at 6:00 PM in the St. Francis of Assisi -Monsignor Varni -Family Center/Gym. A traditional Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage will be served. There will be traditional Irish entertainment Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children, and family discounts are available. The grand prize for the raffle is a one week stay at a vacation home on the Oregon coast Proceeds benefit St. Francis of Assisi Church For tickets or information please contact Chuck Spink 925) 303-7464 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SFA School Alumni
St. Francis of Assisi School is in the process of building
their alumni list for an "all-class" reunion in 2015 to celebrate
50 years of education the mind, body and spirit at St.
Francis of Assisi (formerly known as Most Precious Blood). If you are an alumnus of SFA (or MPB) please go to http://www.sfaconcord.net/index.cfm?plD=6423 or go to
"Alumni" under "School Info" tab at www.sfaconcord.net) to add or update your current information. In addition, don't forget to "like" us on Facebook so you can follow our latest activities and upcoming events. Please contact your former classmates and family...we would love to include them in future celebrations!.