WALK FOR LIFE WEST COAST 2020 ~ JANUARY 25, 2020
Join your fellow parishioners as we travel to San Francisco for the Walk for Life West Coast 2020 on Saturday, January 25. Last year’s Walk drew 50,000+ fellow Catholics and Pro-Lifers from all over California and beyond. For complete information about the Walk, visit www.walkforlifewc.com.
8:00 AM: Bus departs St. Mark church for St. Mary’s Cathedral.
9:30 AM: Mass celebrated by Archbishop Alexander Sample from Portland, Oregon followed by a 0.6 mile walk to the Civic Center.
12:30 PM: Rally at Civic Center followed by Walk to the Embarcadero where we will meet our bus.
3:45 PM: Arrive back at St. Mark parking lot.
There will be no charge to ride the bus. Sign-up to ride in the back of the church. We suggest that each person bring water and something to snack on since we will be gone most of the day. There is food available for purchase at the rally.
“SWEATS” COLLECTION FOR HOMELESS
Ladies Guild is collecting gently used clean MEN’S SWEATPANTS and SWEATSHIRTS for those in need served by Catholic Worker House and its twice weekly shower program. If you are replacing or cleaning out closets please bring any clean still wearable sweats and leave in the workroom to the right of the altar.
The need for men’s sweats is the greatest but we also accept ladies and children’s; as well as coats or jackets. Collection dates will be the weekends of January 19 and 26.
Archbishop to Celebrate Mass for World Day of the Sick
Saturday, February 8, 11:00 am
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is the principal celebrant at a special Healing Mass celebrating World Day of the Sick, at which the Anointing of the Sick will take place. All are invited. The event is sponsored by the Order of Malta. The Knights of Malta say:“Bring a friend who is sick, and experience a ‘special time of prayer and sharing, of offering one’s suffering for the good of the Church and of reminding everyone to see in his sick brother or sister the face of Christ’.” The theme for this year’s Day of the Sick is the words of Jesus: “Come to me all who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28). Mass will be live-streamed on the website, above. For complete information on the Order of Malta, visit their website.
Catholic Charismatic Renewal First Friday Mass
Friday, February 7, 6:30 pm
St. Timothy Church, 1515 Dolan Ave. San Mateo
Alex Miranda 650-402-6911, SFSpirit.com.
This month, the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Archdiocese of San Francisco offers a First Friday service in San Mateo County: 6:30 pm assembly; 6:45 Rosary; 7:00 Praise and Worship; 7:30 Holy Mass, with healing service and hospitality to follow. Celebrants are Fr. Jorge Arias, Fr. Raymund Reyes, and Fr. Andrew Ibegbulem. All are welcome.
The Catholic Charismatic Renewal has various events throughout the year, including a First Friday evening Mass each month, at different parishes throughout the archdiocese. In March, First Friday Mass will be at St. Patrick Church in San Francisco. For complete information, visit SFSpirit.com.
MOSAIC TV: Who and What Are Permanent Deacons?
Sunday, February 2, 5:30 am KPIX television Channel 5, CBS Bay Area
Many Catholics are not familiar with the permanent diaconate. The office of deacon has its roots in the earliest days of Christianity. (St. Stephen, the very first martyr, was a deacon). But the re-founding of this clerical order after many centuries is very recent:The permanent diaconate in the United States was established in 1968, and in just fifty years the number of deacons in the U.S. has grown to more than 18,000.
On this edition of MOSAIC, Deacon Michael Ghiorso, Director of Diaconate Ministry and Life for the Archdiocese, discussed the roots of and reasons for this unique vocation of Catholic service. Past episodes of Mosaic are archived and viewable at sfarch.org/ mosaic-tv.
Annual Superbowl Fundraiser
The Youth Group will join thousands of churches nationwide in our annual Superbowl fundraiser held on Superbowl Sunday weekend. We just ask that you donate a dollar – or more if you choose! – to the soup pots that the teens will hold at the exits. They have chosen to donate the funds to the Australian Wildfire Relief. Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!