St. Gerard Women’s Club invites you to their Salad Bar
Luncheon and Fashion Show, “Hats Off to Fashions,”
showcasing Vintage attire by the models from “Good Will
Bags.” This event will take place on Saturday, June 10,
2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. John’s Church
Hall, 264 E. Lewelling Blvd., San Lorenzo.
The Salad Bar Luncheon starts at Noon with runway show
to follow. There will be door prizes, and bag raffle. Cost
for admission is $15.00. To order tickets in advance, call
Eva Lowe at 510/586-0376. Tickets will also be sold at the
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.
.... for your convenience our parish office
closes at 6pm Monday to Friday.
Sign ups for Friday, June 2nd for First Friday Adoration of
the Blessed Sacrament are available at the exits of the
Please sign up and spend one hour in the presence of the
Most Blessed Sacrament, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
This week’s flowers were donated by the families of
the children receiving their First Holy Communion.
If you wish to donate flowers, please contact Edith
Lewis for more information.
We would like to invite anyone who is interested in participating
in our festival to our first meeting, May 24th in the
community meeting room at 6:00 p.m.
St. John's Church has a job opening as follows: The
Maintenance / Custodian will provide overall maintenance
and upkeep of the rectory, church, convent and
grounds. This person will conduct regular walk through of
the facility to identify maintenance, safety and security
projects to be addressed. For an application or more details
contact the parish office and ask for Marina Ledezma.
Bingo Night this May has been cancelled, but will
resume in June. We look forward to seeing you next month.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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