Jubilee for Catechists
Amos castigates religious people who, “comfortably complacent” (6:1, 5), ignore the unfolding collapse of culture, nation, religion (6:6). In Jesus’ parable, such complacency becomes the rich man’s undoing. He neither hurt nor harmed Lazarus, neither denied him leftovers nor ordered him removed. That is Jesus’ devastating point. The rich man did nothing wrong to Lazarus; he just did nothing at all good for him. Only in death, separated by “a great chasm” (Luke 16:26), could the rich man finally see Lazarus, whom he had failed to see in life, right before his eyes. Like the rich man’s “five brothers still in my father’s house” (16:27–28), we who are alive in the Church still have time to see that same Someone, Jesus, lying neglected right at our door—and time to do something. Who, specifically, concretely, practically, is Lazarus in my life? What can I do for that Jesus-in-the-flesh during this Jubilee Year of Mercy?
Any adult interested in the Sacrament of Confirmation is invited to attend one of the following information meetings: St. John’s Religious Education Office Sunday, October 9th at 1:00 p.m.Tuesday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Grace in the Religious Education office in Castro Valley Wednesday, October 12th at 7:00 P.M. Sunday October 16th at 1:00 p.m.
St. John The Baptist welcomes:
Aylin Zuleyka Becerra
- David Contreras, Jr.
- Angel De La Cruz Jr.
- Allison Sarahi Esquibel Sanchez
- Sophie Herrera
- Aaron Lomeli
- Cruz Enrique Rosas
- Jessica Salvador
- Thalia Agueda Villa Cardenas
Plants are needed to sell at the parish Fall Festival. Your donations will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a million and we’ll see you there.
Yolanda Anderson, Legion of Mary
Looking for donations of jewelry, household and religious items, room décor, purses and accessories, etc. No furniture or clothing.
Bring your items to the meeting-room on Thursday/Friday, September 29/30, from 9:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
Call Mary at 278-5315 for information or pick up
The Filipino Booth has always been a big contributor to the festival, and this year is no exception! You are welcome to join the Filipino Food Booth for their annual Lumpia Wrapping Day on Saturday, September 24th, 9 a.m. in the Community Meeting Room.
Never rolled a Lumpia? No worries! We have folks that will show you how!
We are inviting you to participate by donating baked goods such as cookies, cakes, pies, brownies for the Cake Booth.You can bring your cakes, etc., at the Kitchen-side of the Gym between Noon and 2pm on Friday, September 30th or anytime on Saturday, October 1st, same place.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brenda Silva at 510-276-8745.
Thank you for your help!
Brenda Silva, Chairperson
Much in life is shaped by life’s necessities: paying the mortgage, buying groceries and
getting the kids to school. But, there is so much more to life that we shape in the way we participate in our social relationships. We learn by doing and our children learn by observing us being involved in the well-being of others.
Michael F. McCarthy, Grand Knight
The Mystery Bus Trip will be Monday, September 26th,
7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for a fee of $62.00.
- Luncheon Menu
- #1 -Top Sirloin Steak
- #2 -Teriyaki Chicken
- #3 -Grilled Atlantic Salmon
- #4 -Porcini Mushroom Raviolis
Write check to St. Gerard Women’s Club and indicate your
luncheon choice on your check memo. Mail to Pat Brown,
582 Empire St., San Lorenzo, CA 94580.
Board the bus at Elio’s restaurant parking lot along Washington Blvd. and Floresta in San Leandro.
For information call Pat at (510)481-0813.
The next opportunity to attend a Cursillo weekend at Holy
Redeemer for men is October 20th-23rd and for Women is November 3rd–6th. Call Louie at 278-5315 for more information
Please remember to turn in your Festival raffle tickets as soon as possible.
Please remember to park in the designated parking stalls only. Rectory garage area needs to be kept clear for priests to use, especially in the event of emergency calls.
Thank you for your cooperation.