THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS is an advisory body for the Pope. It is described in the Code of Canon Law as "a group of bishops who have been chosen from different regions of the world and meet together at fixed times to foster closer unity bet- ween the Roman Pontiff and bishops, to assist the Roman Pontiff with their counsel in the preservation and growth of faith and morals and in the observance and strengthening of ecclesiastical discipline, and to consider ask pertaining to the activity of the Church in the world."
This year, it was scheduled to take place 3–28 October 2018 and have as its theme "Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment". Its stated aim is to "accompany young people on their way of life towards maturity so that, through a process of discernment, they can discover their life project and realize it with joy, opening the encounter with God and with men, and actively participating in the building up of the Church and society".
Picture in the bulletin.
Supporting and assisting people with intellectual disabilities have been an ongoing program supported by the Knights of Columbus for many years. Your Parish Knights of Columbus, council 3518, will conduct intellectual disabilities “tootsie Roll” Fundraisers after the Saturday 4:30pm and Sunday 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30am masses, the weekend of October 20th and 21th. 100% of the proceeds will go to the diocesan SPED. Special religious Education for the (Intellectually) disable.
God is calling all those interested in serving as Eucharistic ministers for the St. John Parish, the 4:30pm Saturday Mass is especially in need of your talents, but all Masses will welcome you, if interested, please see Father Joseph at the parish’s office. Tel: 510 351 5050, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to announce that repairs and upkeep to the parish convent are almost complete. Therefore, we will be moving our administrative offices to our new location in the next few weeks.
Please be on the look out for more information including an open house and tour of our new offices
English and Spanish parent formation classes will begin in October 21 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm and in October 28 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Please be on time. Look out for more details coming up
We have created a new e-mail address specifically for bulletin announcements. If you are a ministry coordinator and would like to announce about your next event, please submit the activity information to:
Friday is the cut-off for submission for the announcement to be in the following Bulletin.
Thursday, November 1st. Is All Saints Day, a holy Day of obligation
Mass times will be:
8:30am English 12:00 noon English 7:00pm Spanish
Friday, November 2nd. Is All Souls Day
Mass times will be
This is also 1st Friday with Eucharistic adoration 9:00am—7:00pm You are invited to bring photos of diceased loved ones to place on the memorial table
Please take them with you after the Mass
WE WELCOME TO THE FAMILY:
- JOSHUA MANUEL CRUZ GONZALEZ
- GAEL JOSE CHAMPAGNE GONZALEZ
- DALEYZA RODRIGUEZ OCHOA
WHO WERE BAPTIZED RECENTLY
This week we celebrated our first Student of the Month: Shamrocks are students who learn about and actively live the Catholic Faith. We celebrate: Julian Silva - Pre-K, Lorenzo Lopez - K, Milastella Murillo - 1st, Alvina Garcia - 2nd, Marina Beers - 3rd, Isabella Tapia -4th, Arianna Chacon - 5th, Jamie Amond - 6th, David Perez - 7th, Emiliano Carbajal - 8th.
On October 26th at 8am in the community meeting room the school will be hosting a Coffee Chat with the Principal. If you’d like information about our school, upcoming events, or just would like to take some time to chat with school parents please email email@example.com to rsvp. Please join us on at 9:30am mass on 10/28 as our 6th and 1st grade students will be leading the mass and singing in the choir.
Rev. Tom Uzhunnalil, SDB, who spent 557 days in captivity in Yemen, was welcomed to the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland on Sept. 30, which marked its 10th anniversary.
Pictured in the bulletin: Father Uzhunnalili is in vestments, to the right of Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ. At the cathedral, he was met by Missionaries of Charity who serve in the Diocese of Oakland and the Archdiocese of San Francisco, as well as Carmelite sisters who serve on this side of the bay, above. At left, Father Uzhunnalil, left, concelebrated the Mass, as did his longtime friend, Rev. George Alengadan, pastor of St. Joseph Basilica of Alameda.