Know Your Rights Information Session
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Thursday, June 29 6:30 pm St. Raymond Parish, Morgan Hall, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin
  • CCEB Oakland Service Center 510-768-3100
  • CCEB Richmond Service Center 510-234-5110
  • CCEB Concord Service Center 925-825-3099
St. Raymond Catholic Church in collaboration with Catholic Charities of the East Bay presents an immigration information session, sponsored by the Oakland Diocese Office of Life and Justice on Thursday, June 29 starting at 6:30 pm.
Pastoral Care Corner
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A long time parish couple is in need of transportation, as neither are able to drive. If you are able to help please call their daughter Linda, 916-333-9185.
Spiritual Direction
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If you are seeking ongoing Spiritual Direction or would like to make a private directed retreat, contact Sister Ingrid Clemmensen, OP, at 925.878.5803 or email ingrid@msjdominicans.org. For more information, pick up a brochure in the back of Church.
Men's Club Recognizes Parish High School Senior
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The St. Joseph Men's Club is pleased to announce that Ashley Mehta, Mission San Jose High School, has been awarded the Joseph Faria Memorial Scholarship for her exceptional leadership and service to the St. Joseph community during her high school years. Please join us in congratulating Ashley on her accomplishments and in wishing her great success as she continues her education in the coming year.
The Women & Men's Clubs Want You!
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The Women of St. Joseph and the St. Joseph Men’s Club WANT YOU!
  • Are you looking for a way to be of greater service to our parish?
  • Would you like to get to know your fellow parishioners better and grow in God’s love through charitable works?
Then the Women of St. Joseph and the St. Joseph Men’s Club are for you! Look for representatives from each club the weekend of 6/9 after all Masses! We will be available to answer ANY questions while you ENJOY our annual ice cream social!
From the mission museum: Do you sew?
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The Mission is looking for some seamstresses who might have time to help us with a special project. Our curtains in the museum three rooms are very old and have shredded. We would like to spruce things up for our summer visitors. If you can help, please call Administrator Dolores Ferenz at 510-657-1797 ext. 106
Mission Co-op Collection
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July 15th & 16th Bishop Chad Zielinski will visit on July 15th & 16th to speak about the great challenges of ministering within the most northern Diocese of the United States. He will speak particularly about having only 15 priests and the areas they must cover. Because of the vast size of the state, people in the village/bush communities sometimes do not see a priest for weeks at a time. Our villages have no connecting road system and can only be reached by plane. The Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks is the largest in the country in geographical terms. It stretches from Tok, near the Canadian border, all the way across the state to Little Diomede near the border with Russia; from Barrow on the coast of the Arctic Ocean to Chefornak south of Nelson Island it encompasses almost 410,000 square miles. Within its boundaries the diocese is home to 11,000 Catholics, 4,000 families, out of a general population of 165,500. Fairbanks is also the country's only fully missionary Catholic diocese, falling under the "Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples" the Church's international missionary wing. The diocese is among the poorest in the nation. Only eight of its 46 parishes and missions are self-supporting. The viability of these parishes depends in large measure on donors from across the country and around the world. The diocese spreads the word of its needs through its newsletter, "The Alaskan Shepherd."
Christian Vision of Hope - July 23(Sun) 1:30-2:30pm Church Hall
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In Romans 5:1-5, the Christian life is shown as moving from faith through hope to culminate in charity: "Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him . . . we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us."

Before Father Anthony's new adventure, join us to listen to his visionary message to us regarding sufferings, faith and hope. Also, we would like to send our heartfelt thanks to him. Click here for more information.Email us at SJcancer@outlook.com if you like to contribute.

SVDP needs your help
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St. Vincent de Paul is collecting school supply items such as binders, binder paper, spiral notebooks, folders, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, rulers, erasers, scissors, etc. to distribute to our clients. We plan to distribute these items starting at the end of July. So, if you are doing your spring cleaning and have some extra unused school supplies which could be donated, please send them to SVDP. Donations may be dropped off into one the SVDP plastic collection containers located behind the last pew in our St. Joseph Church. Thank you for your generosity and for helping us help those in need.
Update on Our New Parish Church
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Last June I shared with you that we had received Bishop Barber’s permission to finalize the detailed construction drawings for our new church building and complete the building permit process with the City of Fremont.

Since that time, the parish’s To Build Church committee, with the invaluable assistance of TBC member Tony Mirenda acting as our project manager, has been busy behind the scenes. The grading and landscaping plans for our new church site are nearing completion. Our design team has been updating the building drawings to incorporate construction cost savings and revisions to building and energy efficiency standards.

The parish has already received Fremont Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB), Planning Commission and City Council approval for the site plan and exterior of our new church. We will soon be submitting our updated drawings to the City of Fremont for a building permit review. This review process does not change the City approvals that we already have.

Please be aware that in the next week or so a Planning Department Courtesy Notice sign will go up on the site of our new church.

Once the City’s review is completed, the TBC committee will be putting our new church project out to bid with building contractors. This is expected to happen later this year. We have $9 million in savings at the diocese reserved for our new church. Acquiring contractor pricing will tell us the remaining amount that we will need to raise in our next parish capital campaign in order to begin construction.

The model behind the last row of pews shows our new church and the other elements of our parish Master Plan. Relocation of the rectory, a new kindergarten building for the school and purchase of land for a new gymnasium has already been completed.

When our new church is completed, the worship portion of the parish hall to be converted into parish offices and meeting spaces. This will enable us to move out of the carriage house and provide more meeting space for parish ministries.

I am so very grateful for everything so many of you have done to support our new church and parish Master Plan. This has been a lengthy journey, and I am not getting younger! But with your continued support our journey will be successful, and I look forward to the day when we will worship together in our beautiful new church.
- Fr. Manny
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