The Kingdom of God is Within You – Luke 17:21

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Bulletins & Notices

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August 28, 2016 – Special Transition Edition
August 21, 2016 – Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 14, 2016 – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 7, 2016 – Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Intentions

Mass intentions will be updated here soon. The schedule is also posted at the entrance to the church.

Events and Dates

September 1, Thursday at 5:30 pm Agape Evening “Catholic Olympics” [*]
September 4 Canonization of Mother Teresa, Founder of Missionaries of Charity
September 15 Registration for First Communion and Confirmation open until this date.[*]

Please see the bulletins [*] for important details.

Goodbye from Fr Emil

I never expected to say goodbye to you so soon but that day is now here. This is my last weekend here before I go to be the pastor at San Carlos Cathedral in Monterey. I know there is sadness when departing but today I invite you to celebrate. To celebrate how much we accomplished together in the last six plus years… to celebrate the many ministries we have in our “little parish.” To celebrate our love for God and the friendships which we forged during this special time. Dear OLMC parish – thank you for everything: for welcoming me six years ago, for your support and love. Heartfelt thanks for every single moment I spent with you! Please keep praying for me as I do for each one of you. It is my hope that we will continue to treasure our faith and friendship. Much love, Fr. Emil.

Welcome Fr Russo and Fr Higgins

Until the Bishop finds a permanent pastor, Fr Michael Russo, a retired priest, will be helping us. Fr Russo lives now in our diocese and is already helping other parishes. He has been a teacher for a long time at St Mary’s in Moraga. Fr Donald Higgins needs no introduction, since he has been helping us before. Fr Higgins will be in charge with the daily Masses while Fr Russo will take care of weekends and other events such as baptisms, weddings, etc. If needed, Fr Emil will come from Monterey and help with the transition. We have a wonderful team of parishioners who are helping, such as Gail Quinnan (office and liturgy), Pat Dowd (Parish Council Chairman), John Finn, and Rebecca Bayless, our bookkeeper. Heartfelt thanks for your dedication and commitment to this church!

Period of Transition; Spanish Mass Canceled

Please be patient with our volunteer staff until the new pastor will be appointed. Till then feel free to contact the parish by phone or email and we will do the best we can to respond to you. Please notice that office meetings are by appointment only.

Until a permanent pastor will be appointed, the Spanish Mass will be canceled. It was very difficult to find a priest celebrate the Mass in Spanish. Fr Scott, unfortunately, cannot help on a regular basis. The Hispanic community is encouraged to attend the other Masses here.

Faith Formation Registration

Parents can register their children for our First Communion; also high school students can register now for the sacrament of Confirmation. Registration forms are available at the entrance of the church. First Communion and Confirmation are two year programs and once registered, you don’t have to register again for the second year. Registration will be open until September 15. Please know that along with the registration form we need the following documents (copies): birth certificate, baptismal certificate, first Communion certificate for Confirmation, and the sacramental fee. We do not accept partial registrations so you need to have all these documents. Margaret Lopez, our First Communion Director, will be the main coordinator. Registrations can be submitted to us after each weekend Mass.

Catechists Needed

We are in dire need for catechists to teach our children in First Communion program. Will you be willing to share with our little ones the story of our faith and the traditions of the Church? Will you be willing to sacrifice 1.5 hours a week to do that? We have about 30 classes per year. Materials are provided. Please consider becoming a catechist. Give it a try and see how rewarding this ministry is.

Manna Ministry Needs YOU

Team Four has a critical shortage of volunteers for its Manna Ministry obligations. Please volunteer, it’s only about one hour of a Saturday morning every two months. Contact John Finn at 408-315-3097 (phone or text) if you can make time.

Agape Evening, Thursday September 1

We are so excited about this new ministry where we welcome families with children and teenagers and have 1.5 hours of upbeat music, learn about our faith in a fun way and dine together. PARENTS WITH CHILDREN & TEENAGERS please consider coming; just contact Lindsay Beery at lindsaymariebeery@gmail.com and let her know how many people will attend. The theme of our second event will be: Catholic Olympics and for sure we will have tons of fun. Everyone is welcome. We will start at 5:30 pm and will be finished by 7:00 pm.