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Reclaiming Christ's Mission Together
This Weekend, October 18th and 19th, Is Commitment Weekend!
Our Reclaiming Christ's Mission Together Campaign Commitment Weekend takes place this weekend here at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Please consider your pledge to the campaign today. If you have not had an opportunity to make your pledge, please complete one of the pledge envelopes available in the pews and place it in today's collection.
Why is Pledging Vital?
- A pledge allows you to make a continuous sacrifice that adds up to a significant contribution over a period of time.
- A pledge makes payments less of a burden than a one-time gift.
- A pledge gives the parish and Diocese an accurate estimate for future planning.
Your pledge is a statement of your intent to give to the best of your ability. Keep in mind that while no pledge is too small or too large, it should have some relationship to how generous God has been to you and your family.
Thank You from Respect Life Ministry
Respect Life Committee thanks the parishioners for taking the walk through the Journey of Life. We want to thank Father Ismael for suggesting that our committee create the video which was shown as Father's homily. It celebrated St. Francis and reverence for God's creation highlighting how Catholics effect this respect for Life through the Sacraments. Parishioners can bring unwrapped baby gifts to church on Sundays in October to continue the Respect Life theme. They will be offered to St. Vincent de Paul and Birthright families.
The Health Ministry will provide flu shots on Sunday, October 26th from 8:00am to 1:00pm in the Hospitality Room. People with Medicare will be covered without charge, Medicare will be billed. ( You must bring your Medicare Card). The cost for all others is $25. Those having private insurance will receive a receipt to present to their insurance company for possible reimbursement. People unable to pay the $25 may be full or partially covered by the Health Ministry for the cost of the Flu shot. Everyone is welcome!.
As we mentioned in earlier bulletins, we were planning on having a Thanksgiving meal here at St. Francis of Assisi. You are invited to join us for a Free bountiful Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving Day ( Nov. 27th) after our Mass at 10:00am . Dinner will be served from 12-3pm. Sign Ups for this meal will begin on October 18th & 19th after weekend masses. You may also email your RSVP to Liza French at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign Up Required.
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.