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Welcome to St. John the Baptist Church

From the Pastor’s Desk frlopez 

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I share with you this reflection,

Traveling by plane these days calls for careful preparation. One airline recently posted notice that if your bag weighs more than fifty pounds, there is an additional fee of fifty dollars. Add in the restrictions on carry-on baggage: no liquids more than three ounces, no bags beyond a certain size. It encourages you to travel light.

Jesus is issuing his own travel instructions to those he chose to work with him. First, he gives them “authority over un-clean spirits” (Mark 6:7), a sharing in the authority the Father has given him for the work of spreading the gospel that the reign of evil is over and the reign of God is beginning.

Then, Jesus gets practical: Take nothing but a walking stick—to be used in climbing hills, driving off wild animals, or pushing away snakes found on the paths. No food, no sack to hold extra clothing—not even a second tunic—or to carry off anything from the towns you visit, and no money! Permission granted to wear sandals.

Finally, when you get to a place, do not look for the most comfortable lodging, take what comes first and be content there. The focus is clear: Stay on message—God’s kingdom is at hand. Repent and believe. And show it in action: Deliver the sick and possessed from what burdens them. If people don’t like the message? Move on.

Over two thousand years later, Jesus, risen Lord, continues to call ordinary folk. Back then it was some fishermen, a tax collector, a political activist; now it’s workers from every way of life, every profession and job. People raising families, singles, the elderly, anyone willing to confess that God is at work in our world, that evil will not have the last word, and that all creation finds its deepest meaning in Christ.

—James A. Wallace, C.Ss.R.

Living God’s Word

Let us pray that we will recognize where God wants us to do the work of spreading the news of God’s kingdom.

God Bless You, Fr. Sergio López  




To: Priests of the Diocese of Oakland, Chancery and Cathedral Staff 

From: Reverend Larry Young, Vicar for Priests 

Subject: Clergy Appointments 

Date: July 10, 2018 

Bishop Michael C. Barber S.J. has appointed/assigned: 

Reverend Carl Arcos, Pastor, St. Michael Parish, Livermore 

Effective August 1, 2018 

Reverend Thi Van Hoang, Pastoral Administrator, Good Shepherd Parish, Livermore 

Effective August 1, 2018 

Reverend Tuan Anh Joseph Le, Parochial Vicar, St. John The Baptist Parish, San Lorenzo 

Effective September 1, 2018 

Reverend Benedict Wonganant, Parochial Vicar, St. Edward Parish, Newark 

Effective August 1, 2018 

Please mark you calendars - Fr. Thi’s thanksgiving Mass and Farewall celebration: July 31st at 6:00 p.m. followed by reception in the gym.

Por favor marque su calendario –Misa de Acción de Gracias y despedida del Padre Thi: julio 31 a las 6:00 pm seguido por una recepción en el gimnasio.

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Contact Info.

  • Address: 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo, CA 94580
  • Phone: (510) 351-5050 
  • Fax: (510) 276-0397
  • Email:  stjohnsrectory@gmail.com

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