If you recently moved into the neighborhood and have been attending our parish, we would love to invite you to pick up a registration form located on the table in the back of the church next to the hospitality table. You may drop it off in the collection basket at your convenience.
Our Music Director, April McNeely, will be offering music classes on how to read music. They will be held on Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the church. Please contact April for more information, (510) 504-4784 or email@example.com
EBI Parking Lot Project
The Parish Council has approved the EBI lower parking lot improvement project, and work has begun. We will try to limit any inconvenience to our parishioners, and will provide updated information as we receive it. We appreciate your patience and prayers.
Wednesday, July 19th RCIA Inquiry Begins – Are you interested in learning more about becoming a Catholic? Have you received the Sacraments of Baptism and First Holy Communion and desire Confirmation? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Inquiry begins July 19th . Please contact Karen firstname.lastname@example.org or Jay Mitchell email@example.com for more information.
Wednesday, July 19th at 5:30pm Parish Ice Cream Social welcoming RCIA, in the Rectory. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Sunday, August 27th Annual Feast Day Celebration — 110th Anniversary of our Parish! Please save the date to enjoy children’s games, BBQ and potluck. There will be NO 8 a.m. or 6 p.m. Mass on this special day.
Mass Changes – On the weekend of Saturday, August 26th & Sunday, August 27th there will be a change to our regular Mass schedule to bring everyone together to celebrate the 110th Anniversary of our Parish. The Saturday 5 p.m. Mass will take place as usual after Reconciliation at 4pm. Sunday there will be only one Mass at 10:30 am followed by the Celebration Festival. There will not be an 8 am or 6pm Mass on Sunday, August 27th .
Safe Environment for Children Project – It is once again our cycle for training all ministry volunteers in the Safe Environment Project. The Diocese is using a new program that will be shared with all volunteers this fall. Please look for more information from your ministry leader over the next few months.
Broader Community Events
Volunteer with the Mercy Brown Bag Program!
Varying Locations throughout Alameda County
Contact Nicole St. Lawrence 510-534-8547, ext. 369
Help the Mercy Brown Bag Program of Mercy Retirement and Care Center, distribute groceries to low income seniors. They serve almost 5000 seniors at distribution sites throughout Alameda County. The distributions last 1 – 2 hours, and they have a variety of positions that could use your help, such as registering clients, filling bags, or unloading our trucks. We are also looking for volunteers who speak Cantonese and/or Mandarin. They can also use clerical help at times when they do not have distributions. To find out more about Mercy Brown Bag Program call Nicole St. Lawrence, see above, or visit mercybrownbag.org.
Diocesan Summer of Retreats June – October
Cast into the Deep with God. This summer, through October, the Diocese is offering 10 retreats for all adults 18-39. Each retreat is a different price, length, and theme to meet your needs. All you have to do is pick one! Visit SummerOfRetreats.org to learn more about these exciting opportunities to encounter God.
San Damiano Retreat Center Retreats
710 Highland Dr., Danville 925-837-9141 firstname.lastname@example.org SanDamiano.org
Francis & the Cosmic Christ (Silent Retreat) July 23 – 28
Franciscan Hermitage Experience (Silent Retreat) July 28 – 30
Working with Dreams and the Life of the Spirit August 4 – 6
LEO Center ESL
English as a Second Language Classes for ALL Levels
St. Columba’s Church 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Low Cost. Provides help with Written Citizen Test, Written Driver’s Test & Job Applications
Recurring Parish Events
Monthly Rosary for Peace
Our Social Justice Ministry welcomes you to pray the Rosary for Peace on the 1st Sundays of each month. Rosary for Peace begins at 9:15 a.m. on the following days in 2017: JAugust 6th, September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd.
Weekly Morning Prayer on Thursdays — currently on Summer break. Will resume on August 3rd
Our Morning Prayer Service is held every Thursday at 7:45 a.m., for approximately 25 minutes prior to daily Mass. Please join us for quiet times of centering prayer, a brief reflection, shared petitions, and all framed with simple music. All are welcome! If you would like more information, please contact Susan Schaeffer at email@example.com or (415) 935-1729.
Is your rosary sitting in a drawer, broken and need of repair? Contact Suzy Arnhart before or after the 10:30 am Mass, and she will gladly repair it free of charge. You can also contact the Parish Office (510) 653-8631.