We will have our annual procession for Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, Dec. 8th. It begins at Cambridge Park at 11am and travels down Oak Grove Road to arrive for the 1:00PM Mass.
PARISH FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Sunday Collections December 1 = $11,106
Faith Direct eGiving = $4,615
Total Donations = $15,721
The parish needs $16,000 weekly just to meet expenses
Year To Date SHORTFALL = ($30,579)
January - October Expenses for Parish = $1,000,092
Thank you to all who continue to support our parish through your donations.
To see the Report to the Parish on 2018 Results click on this link: Report to the Parish on 2018 Results
The 2019 Bishop's Appeal continues. You will find envelopes in the baptistery area of the Church that can be used to make a one time donation or a pledge. Mail your envelope to the Diocese of Oakland or drop it in the collection basket. The goal established by the Diocese for St. Francis of Assisi this year is $47,700.
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Our value-centered academic programs empower students to be faith - filled people, lifelong learners and 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
Registration for our Fall 2019 programs is closed now. Questions should be addressed to one of the following:
Religious Education in Spanish for children and adults: Scarlett Salaverria (925) 375-1066 or Scarlett@sfaconcord.org
Religious Education in English for children and adults: Nathan Cho (925) 375-1067 or Nathan@sfaconcord.org
Youth Ministry and Teen Sacraments: Kathy De Lemos (925) 375-1057 or Youth@Sfaconcord.org
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.
Our next Senior Luncheon will be Tuesday December 8th at 12:15 PM. All seniors are invited to our luncheons celebrated on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from February thru May and September thru December. The luncheon are held in the Pope John Paul II Center and all are welcome. No charge for the luncheon but donations are accepted.
The Senior Luncheon is still looking for people to help with this ministry. If you could set up or clean up, or even prepare a meal or two, then please contact Marian Morbeto at (925) 6766158
On Monday, December 2nd, the Parish will hold its Advent Penance Service at 7:00PM in Church. We will have extra priests to help with your Advent Confessions. THERE WILL BE NO CONFESSSIONS ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD.
The street Masses for Our Lady of Guadalupe begin on December 3rd at the 7:00PM Mass. We will have our annual procession for Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, December 8th to arrive for the 1:00PM Mass.
The celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8th) is moved to December 9th. It is not a HOLY Day of Obligation this year.
Meets in the Hospitality Room of the Church on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:00 am. The Registration Fee is $20.00 and it includes a Study Guide. Please register with the Parish Office: (925) 682-5447. Each session includes prayer, reading, discussion and snack! All Are Welcome!
We will complete the study of the Gospel of St. Luke and begin the study of the Gospel of St. Matthew. This is a perfect time to join us.
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING DATES THE SERIES WILL NOT BE HELD – NOV. 26 and DEC. 24 and 31.
October Activity - an emergency supply of food was provided for 106 households (431 individuals) Special assistance (rent, utility, etc.) as provided for one family in October. Due to a severe shortage of funds, two other families were referred to other SVdP conferences in our area for assistance.
Most Needed Food Items: (baskets for donations are on the altar stairs). Apple or Grape Juice, Cheerios, Rice, Dried Pinto Beans, Masa Mix, Cooking Oil, Saltine/Graham Crackers, Jelly/Jam, Peanut Butter, Spaghetti sauces, Canned Soup, Vegetables, Chili, Tuna or Meats,Large Size diapers, laundry soap, toiletries, paper products. .
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.
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