.... for your convenience our parish office
closes at 6pm Monday to Friday.
- April 2,2017
- Plate Collection: $11,645.25
- Maintenance Fund: $ 948.00
- Catholic Voice: $ 16.00
Easter Flowers: $ 993.00
April 16, 2017 (Easter Sunday) Easter Sunday
Plate Collection: $23,899.00 $21,554.00
- Holy Thursday: $ 2,400.00
- Good Friday: $ 3,856.00 (for the Holy Land)
Support FESCO (Family Emergency Shelter Coalition) in
efforts to end family homelessness in Alameda County by
joining us at our 20th Annual FESCO Shuffle Walkathon on
Saturday, May 6th. You can sponsor yourself or get your
friends and families to sponsor you. If you are unable to
attend, please consider sponsoring a walker or making a
direct financial contribution to FESCO. Your donations make
it possible for FESCO to help homeless families gain
stability and find permanent housing!
Sign up to work or to donate at
for the St. John the Baptist-San Lorenzo team! Thanks,
Sandy Pimperton 510/303-5726.
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.
Please save the date: On June 10th the St. Gerard Women’s Club will be having their Salad Bar Luncheon and Fashion Show. Enjoy a wide variety of delicious salads, socializing with old friends, making new friends, and a special surprise fashion show.
More details in the bulletin as we get closer to the date.
Calendar requests for facility usage for June, 2017 to June
be turned in to the parish office by May 5,
In a few weeks, the extra photo directories will be available
for $10.00 after the weekend Masses. It will also be the
last chance for those who had their pictures taken by Life
Touch to pick up their free copy.
Our Lady of Grace Church, Castro Valley, honors Mary in
May with two presentations.
On May 13th we will celebrate the Message and Meaning of
Fatima on the 100th Anniversary of the first apparition.
On May 20th we will consider the Immaculate Conception as
the golden thread in Franciscian Marian Devotion culminating
in the establishment of the evangelization outreach of the
Mission of the Immaculata established by St. Maximilian
Kolbe 100 years ago.
Join us from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Stack Center on Saturday,
May 13th and 20th
RSVP for the Potluck and Presentation to Jay at 510/537-
0806 or email@example.com
FIFTH SUNDAY FOR
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
APRIL 29 & 30
We, the Officers and Members of St. Vincent de Paul
Society here at St. John’s Church wish to thank you
for your continued help and prayerfully ask that you
continue that support at the Fifth Sunday, April 29 &
30. With your generous support here at St. John’s
Church, we were able to pay a month’s rent to keep
one of our clients in her apartment.
God Bless and Thank You for all you do for those
St Vincent de Paul Society
Be here Friday, April 28 , 2017 In St. John’s Gym
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Games begin at 7 p.m.
Important Cursillo News
Men’s Weekend starts May 18th
Women’s Weekend starts May 25th
Please invite someone. You’ll be happy you did.
Call Louie or Mary: 510/278-5315
This week’s flowers, were donated by Guadalupe and
Valentin Islas on the occasion of their wedding, and the
family of Dulce Maria Cardenas on the occasion of her
If you wish to donate flowers, please contact Edith
Lewis for more information.
Please consider remembering St. John in your Will
Should you have questions, call Marina at the Parish
Office at 510/351-5050.
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.
Good News! Many have seen the bricks on display and wish
to purchase one. If you are interested in purchasing a brick,
please contact Marina Ledezma in the parish office at 510/351-
If, the Lord is calling to serve His community and you wish to do so, in any of the ministries at St John, the first thing you should do is the following:
- Contact the ministry coordinator an tell him/her you want to participate in the ministry as a volunteer.
- Do the safe training, print the certificate and bring it to the coordinator or parish office.
The safety training on line address is: www.virtusonline.org the program is in English and Spanish.
After you followed those steps you are ready to be a registered volunteer at St John’s.
Any question please call the Parish Office. Thanks.
We invite you to join us for a monthly Grief Workshop
at Sorensen Chapel, 1140 B. St., Hayward . We meet each month, 2nd
Thursday. For more information call Father Padraig Greene at 510-581-
1234. A safe, faith-filled space for you to come and share your grief with
persons who truly understand what you are going through. We only
grieve over those we love.
Thank you for all you do to help out people who would like to deal with their grief.
God Bless each of you,
Location Manager FDR 3533 - Sorensen Chapel FD 126
510-581-1234 - Office. 408-813-0701 - Cell
Requesting Sunday envelopes:
Receiving the personalized envelopes is not
automatic, nor is it mandatory. You have to request
it, even if you are a registered parishioner.
Requesting is easy to do. Please go to the Rectory
and fill out a one-page form. You will be given a box of regular
blank Sunday envelopes. Your information will be added to next
year’s list, and you will receive your personalized envelopes the
following year. Envelopes are ordered in September for the
Thank you for your continued patience and on-going support of
The Finance Committee
On-Line Giving has arrived. You can now set-up Ach and credit
card transactions for the Sunday Collection.
It’s safe -It’s simple -It’s convenient
SIGN UP FOR ONLINE GIVING TODAY IN MINUTES, VISIT:
1. https://stjohnsparishslz.weshareonline.org and click on any collection.
2. Select your donation amount and frequency.
3. Enter in your account and payment information.
Every faculty you have,your power of thinking orof moving your limbs from moment to moment, is given you by God. If you devoted every moment of your whole life exclusively to His service, you could not give Him anything that was not in a sense His own already.-C.S. Lewis