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Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
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Friday – Sunday, April 28 - 30 - Gloria Maldonado 510-384-6875 gloriamaldonado375@sbcglobal.net - The Diocese of Oakland will host a Rachel’s Vineyard weekend healing retreat the weekend of April 28 - 30. Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats and Post-Abortion? Healing groups offer hope, help, and healing for the soul in a loving, supportive environment, and result in life-changing transformations. Confidential sign-ups for women, men, and couples are happening now. Don't delay your healing and renewal in Christ any longer! To register or find out more, contact Gloria Maldonado, see above, or visit AfterTheChoice?.org
Attention All High School Seniors
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The St. Joseph Men's Club encourages high school seniors to apply for the Joseph Faria Memorial Scholarship awarded annually for contribution and service to the St. Joseph Parish/Mission San Jose community. Applications for the scholarship must word-processed and printed using this downloaded form from the St. Joseph Parish website. Deadline for submission is Friday, April 28.

Click here for a copy of the application
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Pastoral Care Corner
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As you may be aware, our parish family annually assists at least one ABODE family in their transition from the shelter to permanent housing. We recently provided the deposit & household goods for a family. As such, our fund for rental deposit/moving assistance and our supply of household goods is depleted. We are in particular need of small dining tables and chairs, chests of drawers, captain's beds (drawers under), trundle beds, bunk beds, twin and queen bed frames, linens, plate and bowl sets, and plastic glasses. Funds to provide deposit assistance and purchase new mattress sets and other necessary household items are also needed. If you are able to help, please call Helen Campbell at 795-7958. Checks can be made payable to St. Joseph Church with the memo line reading "Rehousing Assistance", placed in an envelope marked "Abode rehousing assistance" and placed in the Sunday collection or left at the Parish office. God bless you for your attention to our brothers and sisters in need!
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First Time Eucharistic Minister Formation
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Sunday, April 30 COME AND SEE: The Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EM) performs a great service to the Church by distributing Holy Communion to God’s people. It is an honor and a privilege to serve the Church in this capacity, and of course, requires careful preparation on the part of the EM. An Initial Formation session will be held for new EMs on Sunday, April 30, 2017, directly after the 12:30 Mass (approximately 1:30 pm) in St. Joseph Church. If you feel called to this Ministry, please join us for this initial Formation training. If you have any questions, please email Bill Ramos, EM Coordinator, at billramos@ymail.com or call 510.289.1300. Come and See!
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Live-in Caregiver Needed
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Live-In Caregiver Needed Woman seeking live-in caregiver, with a valid driver's license, Fremont location. Please contact Genie Provencio at 921-8214 if interested.
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Join us for the DVD Series - Catching Fire, Becoming Flame!
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Saturdays starting April 29 Please join us for the DVD Series featuring Father Albert Haas, OFM "Catching Fire, Becoming Flame!". This series will help you find the tools and kindling to prepare for the spark of God in your life - and let it fan into flame.
  • Session 1: Saturday, April 29, 4-5:15PM in Ministry House II
  • Session 2: Saturday, May 6, 4-5:15PM in Ministry House II
  • Session 3: Saturday, May 13, 4-5:15PM in Ministry House II
Click here for a flyer for this event.
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Movable wall information
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As some of you may already be aware, our movable wall is not currently operating. We have had a technician come in and after inspection and his initial work he found that he has to do extended maintenance on it to get it operating again. Unfortunately, this will take some time to complete - approximately 4-6 weeks. Until then, and at the direction of Fr. Manny, we are not to move the wall from its current place - which is between the St. Vincent de Paul office door and the table and chairs storage room. We know many groups will be affected by this, but it is necessary to not have the wall moved from it's current location or touched until the maintenance is complete on this - this is for safety and to not disturb the maintenance already being performed on the wall. We ask that any groups that are affected try to work out a solution for your particular group until this is fixed. Please let Matthew in the Parish Office know if you need to reschedule an event because of this.

Thank you all for your understanding and assistance here at the Parish and for working with the Parish Office and one another.
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Lectio Divina - Living the Gospel
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Thursday Mornings Group Scripture Prayer ~ Lectio Divina: praying with the “ear of your heart” to hear God through the Sunday readings . Passages are provided. Thursday mornings 9-10:15 AM in Ministry House II of the Parish. Join us on these dates: Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 9, 16, 23; March 16, 23; April 13, 20, 27; May 11, 18. For more information contact: S. Marcia Krause, OP 510 502-5797
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Cancer Support Group
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Sunday, May 21 Resources from HERS Breast Cancer Foundation - Dr. Vera Packard, Executive Director, earned her Medical degree in Brazil and specialized in breast diseases. She works with many patients and families. She will tell us more about HERS's resources (such as lymphedema garments and wigs). She is also writing a book about how to positively cope with changes. All men and women are welcome to learn about these valuable resources. Come join us from 12:30-1:30pm on Sunday, May 21 in the St. Joseph School Classroom 7.
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Bereavement support
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Sundays Are you dealing with the death or illness of a loved one, a divorce, the loss of a job or other life changing loss? Sharing your story with others may speed healing and lighten the burden of loss. Your story is uniquely yours, but pain is universal. Our deanery sponsored bereavement support group’s next series begins April 30th, meeting in the Fireside Lounge at Holy Spirit Parish, from 2:30 – 3:00 Sunday afternoon. Information shared is strictly confidential. For more information, please contact Helen Campbell, 795-7958. Please join us.
  • Sharing the Story of Your grief - Apr-30
  • As You Deal with Your Loss - May-07
  • Anger - May-21
  • Regrets - May-28

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