Living the Consecration: New Archbishop Message and Resources:

https://sfarchdiocese.org/ihm

A new page on the website of the Archdiocese carries a message from Archbishop Cordileone and offers resources to help us to continue “Living the Consecration” to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In October 2017, after months of preparation, we celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary with Mass, Rosary, and procession, and joined the Archbishop in a prayer of consecration. As October 2019 draws near, the Archbishop reminds us: “For this act of devotion to bear fruit, we must continue to live out its meaning in our lives, and, in particular, must observe the practices that Our Lady requested at Fatima. I therefore encourage all of our people to regularly observe these practices of prayer, penance, and adoration.” He urges us to say the rosary, receive the sacrament of penance, and pray before the Blessed Sacrament. To read his complete message, and to find helpful information and resources, visit the website, above.

Schedule of Priesthood Discernment Dinner Meetings

Fr. Cameron Faller, Vocation Director 415-614-5602 Email: faller.cameron@sfarch.org – Website:  https://www.sfpriest.org/

The archdiocesan Office of Vocations offers two monthly meetings for men interested in discovering more about the priesthood.

These are on the First Monday in Redwood City and the First Thursday in San Francisco. The program each time consists of  Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For much more on the Vocation of the priest, visit the website, above. And you can sign up for the monthly message from the Vocation Director: This month’s reflection: “The Priesthood: Vocation of Last Resort?”

Upcoming dates for dinner meetings are:

Mondays: September 9 [second Monday], October 7, November 5, December 2 6:15 – 8:30 pm at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City.  For information or to RSVP: Fr. Tom Martin, martin.thomas@sfarch.org

 Thursdays: October 3, November 7, December 5 5:45 – 8:30 pm at Star of the Sea Church, 4420 Geary Blvd., San Francisco. For information or to RSVP, contact Fr. Cameron Faller, faller.cameron@sfarch.org

The Women’s Catholic Scripture Study of San Mateo County invites you to join us for our 2019-20 study

The Gospel According to John:
An Encounter with Grace and truth.

This 25-lesson Catholic Bible study from Turning to God’s Word focuses on grace and truth brought together in Jesus Christ as described by the Evangelist John. The biblical text emphasizes the Institution of the sacraments of the Church as the means by which Christians are purified and made holy.

We meet at St. Mark Catholic Church, Belmont on Thursdays, 09/12/19-05/07/20, (with holiday breaks), class times are 9:45AM-12 Noon. For a sample lesson of this Bible study, go to: www.TurningtoGodsWord.com and click on “TtGW”, click on “New Testament” and then scroll to “Gospel According to John” and click.

Participants prepare by reading the Bible passages and the lesson pages. (Writing responses to the questions is optional.)

For more info, please visit our website, www.cssbelmont.com. To receive an application to join us, please contact Diane Masetti at diane@cssbelmont.com, or 650-593-3681. Thank you.

 

Mass Times

Saturday Mass: 4:30 p.m.

Sunday Masses:

8:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

Daily Mass in the Chapel

8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday

First Saturday Mass in Chapel

8:30 a.m. Exposition of the Eucharist after Mass with Benediction at Noon

Holy Days: 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.   

Perpetual Help Devotion/Benediction

7:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel

Rosary: After daily Mass and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

 

 

2019-2020 Respect Life Essay Contest

Students from 1 through 12 Grades –  in Catholic schools and religious education  classes, as well as home-schooled students in the Archdiocese of San Francisco—are invited to participate. Winning students receive cash awards from $25 to $250, depending on grade level. More information at https://sfarchdiocese.org/essay-contest

ON FIRE NorCal Jam for Youth

September 14, 2019, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo
Amanda George, Young Adult Ministry georgea@sfarch.org, 415-614-5595

The ON FIRE NorCal Jam is a one-day Catholic event with concerts, talks, Mass, and more, co-sponsored by the Dioceses of Sacramento, Stockton, Oakland, Santa Rosa, Monterey, Reno, Fresno, and the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of ON FIRE with performers and presenters, including Jamie Grace, Fr. Rob Galea, Ansel Augustine, Will Hince, Rokafuerte, Manuel Jaimez, Cynthia DeLeon, and Cecilia Flores.

Tickets are available here

Grief Ministry – (8-Week Series) Begins Monday, September 16, 2019

“Moving Through the Loss of A Loved One: The Next Step” Is a focused support group being offered by the St. Pius Grief Ministry this fall. This session is intended for those who have previously attended a Grief Support group session and/or would like to participate in a support group focused on progressing through their personal grief journey.

 The session will be held on Monday evenings at St. Pius for 8 weeks beginning Monday, September 16 at 7:00pm in the Parish Center. 1100 Woodside Road, Redwood City 94061. For more information or to register, please contact the Grief Ministry at 650-361-0655 or send an email to:  griefministry@pius.org

Catholic Charismatic Renewal Annual Conference

Saturday, September 21, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral (lower floor), 1111 Gough St., San Francisco
John Murphy 650-261-0825 sfspirit.com

The Archdiocese of San Francisco Catholic Charismatic Renewal holds the 22nd annual Holy Spirit Conference on September 21 at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Doors open at 8:00 am, and the closing Mass is at 7:00 pm. Talks and workshops are in English and Spanish. The day includes Praise & Worship, Healing Service, Adoration Chapel, and Fellowship. The cost is $20 per person. Meals are also available for purchase. The closing Mass is open to the public. Speakers and special guests include Fr. Jose Maniyangat, Fr. Joseph Freedy, Horacio Trujillo, and Padre Jorge Arias. For information, visit the website, above, or contact John Murphy, above.

Take a stand for JUSTICE & LIFE for ALL this Autumn of 2019:

From September 25 – November 3 commit  to one (or more) hours weekly (or even daily!)  at the 40 Days for Life peaceful sidewalk prayer vigil in front of the abortion business  at:  2907 El Camino  Real, Redwood City.

Make this commitment by scheduling yourself online at: www.40daysforlife.com/redwoodcity  or for questions, difficulties or help,  contact Jessica (scheduler) at 650-572-1468  or  650-918-9119 (mobile) or at themunns@yahoo.co

Shadow Notre Dame Belmont

For families with 8th grade daughters, shadow dates are now open at Notre Dame High School in Belmont!  8th graders spend a day at Notre Dame, experiencing classes, lunch, and activities, and getting a taste of all that Notre Dame has to offer.  Parents will learn about the admissions process, take a tour of the school, and have their questions answered by the Director of Admissions and the Head of School.  Shadow dates run from September 24th – November

20th. Stay tuned for information regarding Open House, Information Night, 5/6th Grade Day, 7th Grade Day. To register for a shadow visit or other event:  https://ndhsb.schooladminonline.com/portal/new_inquiry

Eucharistic Minister and Lector Training

by Laura Bertone, Director of the Office of Worship, Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Training is Saturday morning, September 28 at St Mark. Exact time to be announced at Sunday masses.

This is mandatory for ALL current and new Eucharistic ministers and Lectors. Those interested in joining these ministries should register on the sign-up sheets at the back of the church starting September 7th or email Dinna Bayangos at dgbayangos@yahoo.com

Third Annual Young Adult Harvest Ball

October 5, 2019, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
St. Hilary Hall, 761 Hilary Drive, Tiburon
Amanda George, Young Adult Ministry georgea@sfarch.org, 415-614-5595

The Harvest Ball is a semi-formal young adult dance sponsored by the Archdiocese of San Francisco & the Diocese of Santa Rosa. All young adults ages 20-39, whether single, engaged, or married are welcome to attend. Come with a date or go stag! DJ Captain Falco will keep you entertained with a variety of pop, salsa, swing, and country songs. You’ll enjoy wine, cheese, desserts, and coffee as you dance the night away. We’ll even have a dance lesson to get you started. Tickets are $20 online; $30 at the door. For information, contact Amanda George, above.