This week’s flowers were donated by the family of
Jimeira Ramos on the occasion of her 15th birthday.
If you wish to donate flowers, please contact Edith
Lewis for more information.
St. John The Baptist welcomes:
- Joshua Aiden Castillo Cervantes
- Matthew Evan Castillo Cervantes
- Paula Mariani Coronado
- Theresa Paola Coronado
- Mia Asbeth Figueroa Escalante
Please share the good news about St. John Catholic School
with your friends and family!
We are accepting applications now for grades PreK — 7 for
the 2017-2018 school year.
Applications are available in the school office.
Registration for the new Religious Education course will
begin on Monday, June 5, 2017. If you would like to enroll
your child, please prepare the following documents: Birth
Certificate, Baptismal Certificate and $100 contribution for
1 child, $120 for 2 children, $140 for 3 children and $160
for 4 children. This year the school days will be
Wednesday, Friday for Spanish and Sunday for English.
We will be registering from Monday to Friday from
8:30am to 6:00pm.
If you like to teach children and have the desire to give your time
to God and his Church, this is the opportunity to do it y join the
Cathecheist at the parish of San John the Baptist. For more information
call Nidia Fuentes at 510-351-5050.
For your convenience our parish office is open from 8:30 am
to 12:00 pm. And from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and closes at
6:00 pm Monday to Friday.
Many around us are on fixed incomes and find it difficult to make it
through the end of the month. For a number of our clients, we bring
them food once a month to help supplement their food budget. At
times when unexpected expenses have arisen we are also able to help
with a portion of their rent or utilities. Your generosity makes basic
human services available to families and individuals in our community.
We thank you for your support in this second collection.
Come enjoy coffee, donuts, juice and
cookies after the 7:30 and 9:30 a.m.
Masses in the Community Meeting
St. Gerard Women’s Club invites all to
BUNCO. The date is TUESDAY, AUGUST 8th and the fun begins at 7:00 p.m.
The cost is $5 per person. The prize winners receive money. Spread the word and
invite family members and friends to an
evening of fun. All ages 8 or over 90 are
welcome-it is a simple game, quickly learned. We will also have a
raffle and refreshments will be served. Look
forward to seeing you!
On August 19, 2017 St. John will have its annual Flea
Market. For more information call the parish office at
510/351-5050 or Edith Lewis at 510/276-0606.
Be here Friday, July 28, 2017
In St. John’s Gym.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m.
Come and have a good time with your friends.
Ministering to children and young people is the heart of
what Jesus calls His people to do. The mission of the Safe
Environment office is to assist the Church in creating a safe
haven for children, young people and vulnerable adults.
The risk of child abuse is greatly reduced by breaking the
silence about abuse, especially sexual abuse. Breaking the
silence is a critical first step to begin the process of education, prevention and healing.
The Diocesan Office of Victim’s Assistance offers a variety of avenues for victims and family members to report
their experiences to our Office of Victim Assistance and
to be welcomed, to receive pastoral care, and to learn about
and access much-needed services. Diocesan staff serving in
the Office of Victim Assistance believe that individuals
and communities are best served through a prompt
response to requests for help, respectful listening, attention
to their needs, and services to help them in the healing
process. If you, or someone you know would like to report
or seek help with an allegation of sexual misconduct by
clergy or diocesan employees, please contact the following:
Office of Victim’s Assistance U
Fr. Robert M. Herbst, OFM Conv
Victim’s Assistance Coordinator
Do you have a few hours either Monday, Wednesday or
Thursday to help us with light cleaning of our church? We
are looking for 4 to 6 people to do light cleaning and
upkeep for a few hours each week. We will provide the
cleaning supplies. Please contact Marina Ledezma at the
Parish office. Thank you for considering sharing your time
and talents with us.
Why is it important that we register at St. John the
Isn’t it good enough that we go to Mass?
should we bother to use the envelope system?
Registration is the official way we join a parish
Many people think that because they attend St.
John’s they automatically belong.
At times young adults who
have moved away for years think they are still signed up
under their parent’s registration.
But membership requires
signing up, formally enrolling yourself with St.
Registration is a commitment to a community, a way
to be included in the religious, social, and ministerial
activities of St. John’s.
Your registration affects St. John’s in
Census numbers can determine how many
priests are assigned to a church, what benefits and obligations
the community has to the diocese, and how Masses,
confessions, and devotions are planned and scheduled.
Registration shows you belong
It is also necessary for
certain benefits, like scheduling sacraments, obtaining
sponsor certificates, and getting donation statements for
Registering at St. John’s is a statement of faith and
confidence in the life and work of our parish.
The expense of the envelope system is cost effective.
the envelope system is a way that St. John’s can verify your
participation in weekly Mass.
If you are receiving envelopes
but not using them, please consider doing this.
Cell phones should never be used in Mass for calls or
texting. The exceptions are emergencies (big ones, not
everyday ones) and if you do use one, please walk out of
the church to do so. Also, if you are using the phone for
readings or prayers, this is appropriate, but try to be discreet.