We continue our very special campaign effort for the benefit of St. Paul Catholic Church. It's entitled the "Our Dream Continues - In Service to All Campaign" and has as its aim, raising the funds required to pay off our debt on the Religious Education Center and to support the Diocesan ONE Campaign
Our Minimum Goal is $600,000 which will enable us to pay off half of our existing Religious Education Center debt and to support the Diocesan ONE Campaign. A Miracle Goal of $1,000,000 has also been set which, if met, will enable us to almost completely pay off our debt
Commitment Weekend was held last weekend, May 21 & 22, when parishioners were asked to visit with volunteers in Rooms 7 & 8 of the Religious Education Center, to learn more, and make commitment decisions after all Masses.
For those people we did not connect with last weekend, our volunteers will be following up and attempting to contact members and others either in person or by phone over the next few weeks to more fully explain our campaign effort and to invite people's investment. In the ensuing weeks, we will be listing the names of all those who have done their part and made campaign gifts and commitments in a special bulletin insert we have planned. If you would like to be included on this special list, all you need to do is do your part and make your gift.
Members of the SPYM Reach Out Ministry sponsors events and activities to follow Jesus in His compassionate love for the poor and the suffering of the world. This year members of the Reach Out Ministry of SPYM visited a local care provider home to provide compassionate love for the residents during the 2016 Lenten Season. See photos here.
If you are over 60 years old and have ever had the chicken pox you might need the shingles vaccine. Shingles is an extremely painful and debilitating rash that can have severe complications. It has been called "The scourge of the elderly," and it really decreases the quality of life for senior citizens. Anyone who has had the chickenpox is at risk for getting shingles and the risk increases with age. There is a vaccine with few side effects that is available.
►Anyone who has had chicken pox can get shingles. That means 95% of adults are at risk. That’s just about all of us!
►Among those who get shingles more than one-third will develop serious complications which can drastically reduce the quality of life for senior citizens.
►More than half of older adults do not understand the seriousness of shingles and its complications. Complications increase as patients age.
►Prompt treatment is essential to control acute symptoms
►There is a vaccine that can lower the risk of getting shingles, talk with your doctor about your need for the vaccine.
Don’t wait until it’s too late! Ask your doctor if the vaccine is right for you!
Read the Health Ministry's newsletter, "The Healing Place" on the topic of shingles to learn more about this disease, its symptoms, what you should do if you get it, how you can get the vaccine and more. Read the newsletter here.
REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE:
$ 95.00 per student payable at time of registration.
$110.00 per student for non registered parents
Confirmation Fee (including retreat) $70.00
First Communion $20.00
Classes will resume in September.
English C.F.F. classes will be on Sundays.
Going to Maryhouse
Members of the SJM are going to deliver our donated baby items to Maryhouse this week. For those who gave a monetary donation a member of our ministry purchased diapers, baby bottles and assorted baby items. Thanks to your generosity we will be using several cards to make the delivery. We thank you all. God bless you for your caring hearts.
Petitions in the Mail
A few weeks ago the petitions to replace the CA death penalty with life in prison without parole, were mailed to Justice That Works. We need to wait a couple of months to see if enough signatures were gathered in California for this issue to make the November ballot.
Bottled Water Collection
Can you believe that summer is almost here? Starting next week there will be boxes in the entrance ways of the church for donated bottles of water for the homeless. As in past years members of the SJM will hand these out to homeless men and women. More information will be coming in the bulletin about our efforts to reach out to thodse who call the streets "their home."
Did You Hear the News?
In January this year Hillary Clinton accepted the backing of Planned Parenthood towards her presidential election. Planned Parenthood said it would commit $20 milliion towards Clinton's campaign. Clinton is a staunch supporter of abortion, even late-term abortion, when a developing child is capable of pain.
On April 3, 2016, on "Meet the Press" Clinton said, "The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights." Isn't it interesting that Clinton refers to an unborn child as a "person." It gives us something to think about in light of the sacredness of all life, from conception to natural death.
Knights of Columbus 2016 Scholarship Announcement -
The Knights of Columbus at St. Paul Parish are happy to offer two scholarship grants to college-bound graduating high school seniors and continuing college students. Grants of $500 and $1,000 will be awarded this year. Applicants must be active, registered parish members with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and with plans to attend an accredited university or college during the 2016-2017 school year. Applications must be completed and received at the Parish Office by May 23, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 31, 2016. A copy of the application may be downloaded here.
Coffee and Donuts -
The Knights will be hosting coffee and donuts on May 15, 22, and 29th with all the proceeds from the coffee and donuts go to support the youth of our parish.
Parish Breakfast -If you missed our May 1st breakfast, our next one will be served on Sunday, June 5th. Come to the parish hall between 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. and enjoy a great breakfast for only $4.00.
Pictures of the 2016 St. Paul Crab Feed online - see them here.
Knights Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Pictures Online - See pictures of the Food Drive in action here
Join the Knights of Columbus -
If you would like to find out more about becoming a Knight please ask any Knight, they should all be wearing name badges, or call Membership Chairman, Roger Tafoya at 916-425-5434.
The Marriage Covenant.
Family of origin and how the behaviors lerned as a child from our family of origin affect us throughout our lives.
Values and conscience
Negotiation and conflict resolution
Intimacy, sexuality and natural family planning
Balancing our lives together - how to handle the everyday tasks in marriage
Spirituality in marriage - how to live sacramental marriage relationship
The registration form is available at the rectory office or it can be downloaded from our website. Registration needs to be completed by April 21, 2016.
After they are registered, the couple will receive instruction to take an on-line FOCUS inventory (Diocesan requirement.) The FOCUS inventory, $15* per couple to be paid by the couple directly to FOCUS Inc. using a credit card (*subject to change by FOCUS Inc.)
Fees (include one workbook per couple)
- Registered parishioner: $50 per couple
- Non-parishioner: $80 per couple
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
If you have conflict with one or more class schedule please contact the UNITAS coordiinator* before registering for the course. (*Paul Pham firstname.lastname@example.org)
Classes will be held at St. Paul Church from 1 pm to 3:30 pm.
See the UNITAS 2016 Spring Marriage Preparation Brochure here.
Recent funerals or memorial Masses at St. Paul Parish -
Your prayers are requested for the families and friends of St. Paul Parish whose funerals or memorial Masses were celebrated during the 2015-2016 church year. Read the entire article for names.
Ladies, you are needed to be of service to God through service to the people around you.Did you know that the needs of others in family, parish, community, diocese and the world are met when you belong to the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA)? Your spiritual life is enhanced through the various spiritual and charitable activities of CDA. Please think of joining our court at St. Paul church. For more information contact Nellie Basquez at 916-381-1365.
|Tarps or tents||Sleeping bags|
|Baby wipes||Tampons/pads/feminine wipes|
|Hand warmers||Ground coffee and coffee mugs|
|Rain Ponchos||All day buss pases (child & adult) for school trips|
|Healthy snacks for school lunches||Dog food and pet supplies|
2016 Palm Sunday celebration,
2016 Lenten concert of Michael John Poirier
Holy Thursday events when we participated in the reenactment of the Last Supper, the washing of the feet, the removal of the Body of Christ from the Tabernacle, and the Great Vigil of Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Good Friday Outdoor Stations of the Cross,
Easter Vigil Services
Sundays - 7:30 am, 9 am, 11 am and 1:00 pm en español
(Children's Choir sings first and third Sundays of the month.)
Saturdays - 4 pm [vigil]
First Saturdays - 8 am