From Karen Glen, Ministry Coordinator
The Khan family is settling in quite well now. The children have all begun school and have completed their medical exams as well. The family is residing in Concord where they have friends from their home area in Afghanistan. There are still many ways to help with their assimilation into the United States. A list of needed items and opportunities to help have been listed on a sign up genius document created by the Janine Kovac. You can access the list to find ways that you can help. If you have any questions
please contact Karen Glen, Ministry Coordinator or April McNeely at the Parish office for more information.
FAMILY FAITH FORMATION:
Registration for Family Faith Formation has begun. Classes meet from 910-10:10 am, between the 8 am and 10:30 am Mass. Ongoing Faith Formation is an important part of raising your children in the Catholic Faith. Our program covers children from Kindergarten through 8th grade. The Family Faith Formation registration forms are available in the vestibule of the church. The calendar for the year is also available on this form, as well as on our DOWNLOADABLE FORMS page of this website. Or call the Parish office for more information.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD has resumed. Parent Volunteers
are needed to help make this program a success. To sign up to help
with the program please visit the link: Children’s Liturgy of the Word.
This year we are asking all parents to fill out an information form for their family.
Please pick one up in the back of the church and return it to Karen Glen,
Ministry Coordinator, if your children are attending CLW on Sunday mornings.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS:
Will take place on September 30th @ the 10:30 am Mass. Everyone is invited to bring their pets to the Mass and receive a blessing for them. Please make sure that you make whatever accommodations might be necessary for your pets, i.e. a crate, a leash, a blanket, a basket, a jar, etc. A special collection of items will be taken to benefit our local animal shelter.
MOM AND DAD’S GROUP:
Inviting all small children (3 and under) and their parents to join in
forming a Mom and Dad’s group. This is in the beginning organizational
stage, so day and time has not yet been determined. For more information
please contact Kristina Smith at her email: email@example.com
Are you interested in learning more about becoming a Catholic? Have you received the Sacraments of Baptism or First Holy Communion and desire Confirmation? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Inquiry has begun, but it is not too late to join us. We meet on Wednesdays at 6:45 pm in the Parish Rectory. Please contact Karen Glen firstname.lastname@example.org, Jay Mitchell email@example.com or Andy Hartzell firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Liturgical Ministers Needed: We are inviting all to consider serving in a liturgical ministry. We have a great need for Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Acolytes and Ushers/Greeters. Why not serve while you are already here? For more information please contact Karen Glen, the Ministry Coordinator @ email@example.com or call the Parish office @ (510) 653-8631.
Please visit our Social Justice page to read our weekly column, Joy of the Gospel: Social Justice Corner. For more information about any of our projects and ministries, please contact Karen @ (510) 653-8631 or firstname.lastname@example.org