Blessing of the palms: 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 a.m. Masses @ Church Plaza
9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., & 1:00 p.m. Masses @ Parish Hall
MON: 3/25/18 Mass at 8:00 a.m.
TUES: 3/26/18 Mass at 8:00 a.m.
WED: 3/27/18 Mass at 8:00 a.m.
Representation of Our Lord's Supper & Washing of the Feet- Parish Hall
6:00 p.m. - Spanish
Mass of Our Lord's Supper
7:00 p.m. - Bilingual
The Great Vigil
8:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (Eng)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Stations of the Cross
(outside church-weather permitting)
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
5:00 p.m. - Spanish, 7:00 p.m. - English
EASTER VIGIL MASS
At Dusk approximately - 8:00 p.m. - Bi-lingual
African Americans have always practiced medicine, yet for many years prejudice has obscured their accomplishments. From antebellum time to the 20th century pioneers have faced a challenging journey. Regardless of the difficulties they faced, early African Americans in medicine became skilled practitioners paving the way for subsequent generations of physicians, surgeons and nurses.
Dorothy Celeste Boulding Ferebee (1898-1980)
She started her own medical clinic in an impoverished neighborhood of Washington D.C. following the completion of here medical training in 1925, A member of several civic organizations and with impressive education credentials, Ferebee dedicated her life to lowering the mortality rate among African American communities in the South. She succeeded Mary McLeod Bethune as president of the National Council of Negro Women in 1949 and she founded the Women’s Institute, which advocated for providing women with adequate health care.
Louis T. Wright (1891-1952)
He became the first African American appointed to the surgical staff at Harlem Hospital in 1919. He immediately protested the poor conditions present and to work improving patient care standards and the professionalism of the staff. Writing to the NAACP magazine Crisis in the 1930’s Wright challenged those who believed that African Americans harbored more diseases than the rest of the population. He continued to work at the Harlem Hospital until 1949, where he also became an expert on head injuries and served as the resident of its medical board.
Rebecca J. Cole (1846-1922)
She became the second African American woman to receive an M.D. degree in the United States. ( Rebecca Crumpler M.D. graduated from the New England Female Medical College three years earlier in 1864.) To overcome gender and racial barriers, Rebecca trained in allfemale institutions run by the first generation of female physicians who graduated around mid century. To gain clinical experience she worked at Elizabeth Blackwell’s New York Infirmary for Women and Children. Beginning here and continuing throughout her career, colleagues praised her impressive clinical skills along with her tact, ability and energy for her work.
Fasting & Abstinence
All persons 14 years and older are obliged to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent: Everyone from 18-59 is obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Voluntary fasting on other weekdays of Lent is highly encouraged. Fasting is generally understood to mean that one full meal may be eater. Two other small meals may be eated but together they should not equal a full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted but liquids are allowed.
When health or ability to work would be seriously affected neither fasting or abstinence is obliged. Airport workers, travelers and others while on board ships or airplanes are dispensed from the laws of fasting for the duration of their journey.
Other forms of fasting include abstinence from alcoholic beverages, television, video games, the internet and social media is spiritually beneficial and strongly encouaraged.
The Knights are hosting a Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 9-14.
The event will take place Jan 14, 2018 in the parish hall at 1:30pm.
Be sure to complete an application—this can be found in the main vestibule of the church, or go on the church website for an online application. Proof of age is required.
Contact Brent Baginski at (916)-502-5637.Application is available on the parish website. Download the application here.
Mon December 24th Christmas Eve
8:00am Daily Mass
3:30pm Children’s Play
Tues. December 25th—Christmas Day
1:00pm Spanish Mass
Mon: December 31st—New Year’s Eve
Tues Jan. 1st—New Year’s Day
11:00am English Mass
1:00pm Spanish Mass
The Hispanic community of St. Paul extends a cordial invitation to all members of this parish, to the celebration of the Virgin de Guadalupe on December 12th.
The celebration begins with the traditional Mañanitas at 6:00 am and a short reenactment of the history of the apparitions of the Virgin. At the end you are invited to go to the parish hall where we offer coffee, chocolate and bread.
The evening, Mass will be at 6:00 p.m. During the mass children will offer flowers to the Virgin. At the end of Mass you are invited to head over to the parish hall where we will be offering some appetizer. There will be some dance (folklores) during the reception.
Thank you for your participation.
Annually various St Paul Ministries are called together to lead and prepare our parish community during Advent. To prepare ourselves as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas as well as the return of Jesus at the second coming.
You too, have the opportunity to join fellow parishioners during these nine days of prayer, worship, and fellowship in waiting, watching, and celebration. The nine-day Novena starts on December 15th; Novena at 6:30pm, Mass at 7:00pm, with a festive reception following each evening.
The origin of the Advent Novena “Simbang Gabi” traces its roots in Mexico when in 1587 the Pope granted the petition of Fray Diego de Sorio, to hold Christmas Mass outdoors as the Church could not accommodate the large crowd. During olden times the pre-dawn mass is announced by the ringing of the church bells.
The Advent Novena tradition of Simbang Gabi continues to this day. It is a significant moment not only because it strengthens relationships among family members, but also because it is the time when our faith is intensified. It is a spiritual preparation for Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.
To see the flyer click here.
Questions? Call the parish office 381-5200
Thank you to all who participated in our annual Christmas Bazaar. Thank you also to all who came, purchased some of the goodies, and enjoyed the food which was offered. Hope to see you all next year!
Loaves and Fishes have made a request for the following items. All can be delivered to the warehouse at 1351 North C St, Mon-Fri 7:00am to 3:00pm. You can also leave your donations at the rectory office and we will be glad to take them to Loaves and Fishes for you.
Dog food and pet supplies to help our guests and pets —pet food, collars, carriers, blankets, etc.
As the guests enter the Loaves and Fishes area there are so many stories of love, danger, pain and suffering, hope and strength. Loaves and Fishes has created a new website where you can read first hand accounts of the stories that take place daily at Loaves and Fishes.
Please visit: http://stories.sacloaves.org to start.
Have you ever thought about becoming a Sister? Do you seek a new path? Are you listening to your heart? Single Catholic women ages 18-40 are invited to a Reli- gious Vocation Discernment Retreat with the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul October 26/27 I Los Altos Hills, (Bay Area). If you would like to know more about attending this prayerful and reflective discernment retreat contact Sister Lisa Laguna D.C. at (650)/949- 8890. 213-210-9903 or email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or learn more atwww.Daughters-Of-Charity.com.
October Meeting Notes:
The meeting opened with a prayer for :When we Struggle with the Church”
St. Paul parish proceeded with the presentation from Radio Santissimo Sacramento: Night of Praise on October 27, 2018. It was a concert for a cause and all the songs were spiritual. The Blessed Sacrament was exposed after the event.
St. Lorenzo celebration was well attended. Bishop Weigand was the main celebrant.
Fr. Abraham Chacko and his group will be using the church for Mass on Sunday afternoons from 4:30- 5:30pm.
The final report on the finances of the last Parish Festival was given by Dale Yamamoto.
The SMUD retro fit is ongoing at the present time.
Fr. Joyle suggested movable or portable book shelves for the Glory and Praise books at the back of the pews near the wall. All the music books, Spanish missal and binders will be placed on the racks to keep the pews clean and tidy.
Instructions will be given to those parishioners receiving the Vocation Cross and Ministers to the Sick and Homebound. They are encouraged to sit up front.
Guidelines and instructions will be posted by Fr. Joyle.
Fr. Michael Vaughan is the newly appointed Vicar General for the Diocese of Sacramento. He is also the dean of Southern Suburbs Deanery.
Roger Tafoya invited all veterans and their families to attend Mass on November 10 at 9:00am There will be a special blessing for past and present veterans
The meeting concluded with a final blessing by Fr. Joyle, the next meeting will be November 19.
Sundays -Room 1 - From: 10:00am to 1:00pm
In the rectory office during office hours.
We are sorry, the Spanish classes are filled up.
What is Being Knight of Columbus All About?
The Knights of Columbus, founded by Fr. Michael J. McGivney in 1882 in an effort to aid families suffering the loss of their sole support breadwinner, is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Our Founding Principles are Charity, United, Fraternity, and Patriotism.
This is who we are if you were to look us up on the internet. But I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you a more personal description of what being a Knight is all about. I was born Catholic, went to church every Sunday and completed my Sacraments, thinking this is all I needed to do in order to be a “Good Catholic”. It wasn’t until I got married and lost my first wife to cancer that I learned what it really meant to be Catholic. When my wife died, I had two young children ages 2 and 5 that I had to raise on my own. Needless to say, the experience left me lost and confused. I got more involved in the church thinking I could find something to replace what was lost. I became a Lector and found some solace in proclaiming the Word of God.
But one day, another Lector came to me and asked if I had ever thought about being a Knight of Columbus, as he could sense I was missing “something”. I agreed and proceeded to go through our membership ceremony during which I was overtaken by the words I heard. I discovered that by being a Knight I actually became a better Catholic because I acted to aid and support those around me. That was 20+ years ago.
We put action into our faith by supporting not only our Church, but our Communities. We don’t do it to be recognized. We do it because it is what’s needed and what is right as a true Catholic gentleman. You will find Knights everywhere; whether it’s in our Parish Council or any number of our Parish Ministries. But we’re more than that. We aid our communities as well. Last week, you saw Knights collecting donations for individuals with intellectual disabilities. This month we’ll be providing Thanksgiving Baskets for 200 families. We support our Veterans, our priests, our seminarians. We support life in all its stages. We provide scholarships for our youth to go to college. And much more!
I encourage all men, aged 18 and older to get involved. You will find it rewarding in so many ways. Please reach out to any of our Knights to find out how you can become a better Catholic by becoming a Knight. Please stop by our information table outside to find out more or contact our Membership Chairman, David Rangel at (760) 985-5374 or email@example.com if you have questions.
Thank you and God bless you. David Rangel
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 their name badges, or call Roger Tafoya at (916) 936-3810
This year's successful Crab Feed was held last February. To view and downlaod photos click here:
2018 Crab Feed Photos
If you would like to find out more about becomng a Knight please ask any Knight, they s h o u l d all be wearing their name badges, or call Roger Tafoya at (916) 936-3810.
Abortion Hurts Women!
January 27, 2018 will mark the 14th Anniversary of the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco. We invite you to join us at what has become one of the most even filled Catholic weekends in the Bay Area.
The Walk will begin at the Civic Center Plaza at 12:30pm, and, after the rally will proceed down Market Street towards Justin Herman Plaza. Before the Walk, Archbishop Cordileone welcomes you to Mass at 9:30am at St. Mary’s Cathedral
Click here to see photos os past years Walk by St Paul Parishioners
Baseball. Beer. + Bishop Soto
Saturday, July 28 4pm at Raley Field
All young adults (18-39) are invited for a special Q&A with Bishop Jaime Soto. Enjoy a drink* in the Beer Garden, make new friends, get to know Bishop, and watch the Sacramento River Cats face the Iowa Cubs! Stay for the FREE fireworks after the game!
* Must be 21+ to be served alcohol. Please drink responsibly.
Only $20! All tickets purchased by Friday, July 6 will receive a FREE Diocesan pint glass at the event!
For more information CLICK HERE!
Questions? Contact Lindsey West at 916-733-0151 or LWest@scd.org
All Souls Envelopes can be found at the back of the church. If you would like to write the names of your deceased loved ones on the envelope and return it, all envelopes will remain on the altar for the month of November
The Bereavement Ministry provides desserts and salads to supplement food the family provides at receptions following the funeral of members of their families. The ministry is reaching out to parish members to join with this ministry and help provide the desserts and salads need- ed for these receptions.
Volunteering to help requires providing a dessert, or salad to feed approximately 5 people
Members are normally only solicited to provide food once a month.
The support volunteers providing food are greatly ap- preciated by the families of deceased members, and is a vital part of the corporal work of mercy to bury the dead.
If you would like to join this vital ministry please call the rectory office (926)381-5200.
The Gabriel Project ministry at St Paul’s parish is a community-based ministry that helps pregnant mothers and their unborn children.
Currently we are assisting an expecting mother from our Florin community who needs baby supplies for a soon to arrive baby Boy. We are collecting items such as:
Donations can be placed in the playpen located in the vestibule the weekend of October 8th and 9th or can be brought to the Gabriel Project’s baby shower we will have for our expecting Mom on October 14th at 12:30 pm in the St Paul’s Religious Education Center Classroom #1.
You are invited to help welcome the Mom and her soon to be born baby and enjoy refreshments that will be provided.
Please be part of our effort to help those in need! God Bless you.
For more information please contact Henry Loret de Mola at (916) 280-5033.