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Treasure from Our Tradition
When we imagine the disciples cowering behind locked doors on the first Easter, it is a matter of the greatest urgency that the doors get opened. They are not locked in as if in prison; rather, they have chosen to marinate in fear. Both the lock and the key stand on their side of the door, in their control. Christ breaks through this significant barrier with a message of "Peace." The risen Lord's word propels them through the door and along the path leading to the consoling image of the community living in harmony in the first reading today. What do we pray for in our tradition? More than anything else, we pray for peace. Every Mass is an earnest prayer for peace with God, with self, with neighbor, and for peace in the world. Yet, curiously, the peace Christ offers is deeper than the mere absence of conflict. Our tradition treasures the memories of saints who were remarkably open to Christ's gift of peace even in the maelstroms of history. St. Edith Stein and St. Maximillian Kolbe, martyrs of the Holocaust, are but two examples. At the eye of a fearful storm, they stand as witnesses to the power of Christ's rising in our lives.
Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Reclaiming Christ's Mission Together
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Concord
Donor Status Report as of 2/2/2015
Parish Goal: $836,046
Funds pledged: $647,838
% of Goal: 78%
Total # of Donors: 218
If you have not had an opportunity to make your pledge, please complete one of the pledge envelopes available in the Church pews or in the Parish Office.
12-Day Pilgrimage to Italy
Fr. Ismael Gutierrez and Deacon Chuck Palomares Call Deacon Chuck on 925 939-0481 invite you to join them October 8-19, 2015 on a 12-day pilgrimage to Italy plus Paris
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St. Vincent de Paul
Emergency supply of food was given to 182
households ( 725 individuals) in January. We had
15 first-time clients.
• 96 FoodMaxx cards were given to eligible families.
• Special Assistance (utility, rent, etc.) was provided for two clients.
Most-Needed Food Items this Month: Spaghetti Sauce, Cheerios, Canned Peaches or Pears, Chicken Noodle or Vegetable Soups, Canned Tuna, Canned Corn, Cooking Oil, Rice, Dried Pinto Beans, Saltine or Graham Crackers (or any nonperishable items you wish to donate.)
Food Pantry Hours: 9:30am –11:30am, Monday through Friday.
Please call 682-5811 for information regarding donations or to volunteer. Thank you for your ongoing support for our outreach program!