St. Agnes Twenty - Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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St. Agnes Catholic Community
A Perpetual Adoration and Stewardship Parish
Twenty
Twenty--Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
We Thank Our
Dedicated Members of
Just Faith
October 19, 2014
PARISH OFFICE 3966 Chestnut Ave. Concord, CA 94519
Tel: (925) 689-0838 Fax: (925) 689-7899
Office Hours: 9:00am - Noon * 1:00PM - 4:30pm, M-F
Website: www.stagnesparish.net * E-Mail: [email protected]
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MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday Vigil: 5PM
Sunday: 7AM, 9AM, 10:45AM & 5PM
Daily Mass in the Chapel at 8AM
Monday - Saturday
(Communion Service on Wed.)
Confessions: Saturday 3:30PM
PASTORAL STAFF
Parochial Administrator
Rev. Fr. Johnson Abraham
[email protected]
Business Manager
Marlene McCann
[email protected]
Director of Religious Education
Lila Rutkowska
[email protected]
Secretary-Religious Education
Donna Cassianos
[email protected]
Director of Music Ministry
May Hembrador
[email protected]
Liturgical Musician
Lily Melendrez
Youth Ministry Coordinator
Linda D’Souza
[email protected]
Office Secretary
Cecilia Humann
[email protected]
Pastoral Council President
David Wood
[email protected]
Living My Faith by Donna Walton
My first ministry was as a college student spending a summer in central
Mexico with a group called Amigos Anonymous. Over 100 students from
the Bay Area formed around ten projects; all working with the local clergy.
We lived with families, attended daily Mass, worked during the day on projects and home visiting, and constantly socialized with the Mexican people
and each other. The quiet feeling that I had during early morning Mass was
one of being connected to God, doing His will, and absolutely enjoying
every minute of it.
Of course I met my husband Jack Walton during this time, and there I
found a spiritual partner who also was searching for ways to implement
Christ’s gospel. The themes of Mexico, speaking Spanish, sharing the Eucharist and social justice have continued throughout our lives.
At St. Agnes, our son was invited in 1988 to go to Tijuana to build homes
with a group of churches sponsored by the First Christian Church in Concord. On returning after spending Easter week, his first words were “I’m
going back next year.” Our daughter followed, and soon Jack and I were
involved too. This is one ministry that has been a steady activity for our
family. Every year we start with a new group and always the high school
students, the other adult sponsors and the people of Tijuana find ways to
touch me deeply, renew my faith, and realize how important it is to reach
out to help others.
Another ministry at St. Agnes that has been instrumental in my spiritual
journey is Just Faith. Sharing thirty Wednesday evenings discussing social
justice writings and issues and working on projects together, made us a very
close group of friends. Whether we are selling Fair Trade Coffee, having
breakfast with the men at the Michael Chavez Labor Center, or sponsoring
the Lenten Soup Suppers, I can always count of these friends to bring me
new spiritual insights and supportive prayers.
The newest ministry that I have been involved in is St. Vincent de Paul. It
is such a privilege to be able to help out those in our own community who
are in such need. Every visit begins with a prayer with the family we are visiting. Then when we are able to help them, knowing our parish has provided us with the funds to do so, it feels like we are doing Christ’s work.
SCHOOL OFFICE
3886 Chestnut Ave., Concord
Tel.: (925) 689-3990
Office Hours: 7:30 - 4:00 M-F
Every ministry in my life is a gift. One brought me my husband; another
helped me to be closer to my teenage children; friendships have developed
from each of them; but mostly, they have all brought me closer to God.
Principal: Jill Lucia
[email protected]
Secretary: Ana Kelley
[email protected]
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The Book of Remembrance
Wheelchair Sunday
The Book of Remembrance will be in the church
during the month of October. Parishioners are invited to enter the names of their loved ones to be remembered on All Souls Day and the Mass of Remembrance.
Since 2003, the Knights of Columbus have helped to provide over
30,000 brand new wheelchairs all
over the world, to children, teens,
and adults in need of mobility, but
who could not afford a wheelchair. Please join the
Knights of Columbus, Fr. Johnson, and Chris Lewis
(son of MDA National Chairman, Jerry Lewis), to
learn how $150 can sponsor and deliver a free wheelchair to someone in need. “Wheelchair Sunday” Saturday November 8th and Sunday November 9th.
Any Parishioner who has experienced the death of a
family member, loved one or friend whose service
WAS NOT held at St. Agnes Church AND would
like their name added to our Mass of Remembrance
Scroll, please call Sharon Ouimet at 685-1361.
All Souls Day Remembrance Envelopes
During the month of November, masses will be celebrated in our parish for the souls of all the departed,
especially those whose names are mentioned on the
All Souls Day Remembrance envelopes or in the Remembrance book, located in the back of the church.
All Souls Day envelopes are available in the vestibules and in the parish office. Our Parish Mass of
Remembrance will take place November 8 at 10 am.
Next weekend, after all Masses members of the St. Agnes Knights of Columbus will be in the back of the
church with information about who
the Knights are and how you can
join. If you are not able to stop by our table today, please join us, Thursday, October 30th at 7 pm
in Cauchi Hall to learn more about the Knights of
Columbus. Please bring your family with you.
Refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP to: David Wood at:
[email protected] (925) 207-0270
Mass of Remembrance
Our Parish Mass of Remembrance will take place on
Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10:00 am. This special liturgy is for all members of St. Agnes community who have experienced the death of a family member, a loved one or friend.
Or, Ron Artale at [email protected]
(925) 827-3713
FAIR TRADE SALES OCTOBER 25 and 26!
Every person has basic human rights and dignities,
and we all have the responsibility to respect that
right and dignity and work for economic and social
justice for those who are marginalized from society.
Here's a ONE STOP SOCIAL JUSTICE OPPORTUNITY for you: Purchase a product from the
Fair Trade Table AND write a letter to your Congressman at the Bread for The World Table to reduce world hunger. Your concern means a lot to
those whose rights are trampled on -- the poor.
Thank you for your support.
Your are invited to bring a photograph, holy card or
memorial folder of your loved one to be placed on
one of the memorial tables.
A simple reception will follow in the parish hall.
If you have any questions, please call Sharon Ouimet
at 685-1361 or Pat Weisinger at 685-2394.
BLESSING OF THE PUMPKINS
On Sunday, October 26, all of the
children are invited to wear their
church friendly Halloween costumes
to 9:00 am Mass and bring their
pumpkins for a special blessing.
Stewardship Corner
Sunday Collection for
October 12, 2014 $ 10,546.
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CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
SUN
Oct 19
MASS INTENTIONS
7:00AM
Jim Clarke - Repose
For the people of St. Agnes, living and deceased
3:00PM
Confirmation Sessions
Classrms.
9:00AM
5:00PM
LifeTeen Mass
Church
10:45AM Neal Coenen - Repose
6:00PM
LifeTeen Social
Cauchi Hall
5:00PM
Conchita Norona Diaz - Repose
8:00AM
11:00AM
5:00PM
6:30PM
7:00PM
7:00PM
7:00PM
Chapel
A.R.
Classrms.
G.P.
Classrms.
Youth Room
8:00AM
Natividad Palicte - Repose
Kathleen York - Repose
7:00PM
Mass
Liturgy Com. Mtg.
Faith Formation Class
Women’s Guild Mtg.
Faith Formation Class
Monday Night Movie
Knights of Columbus
Mtg.
Edge
TUE
Oct 21
8:00AM
7:00PM
7:00PM
7:00PM
Mass
CYO Parent Mtg.
Building and Grounds
Life Teen
Chapel
Church Hall
A.R.
Cauchi Hall
8:00AM
Felisa Crusit - Repose
WED
Oct 22
8:00AM
7:00PM
Communion Service
Jim Gill Band Practice
Chapel
Church
8:00AM
For the people of St. Agnes, living and deceased
THU
Oct 23
8:00AM
9:00AM
6:00PM
7:00PM
7:00PM
7:30PM
7:30PM
Mass
Scripture Sharing Mtg.
Children's Choir Prac.
CYO Mtg.
Stewardship Mtg.
Adult Choir Practice
Fil-Am Cursillo Mtg.
Chapel
A.R.
Music Rm.
G.P.
A.R.
Church
E.X.
8:00AM
Moonsang Leo Lee - Repose
FRI
Oct 24
8:00AM
6:45PM
Mass
Divine Mercy Chalet
Chapel
Chapel
8:00AM
Lilia Diokno - Repose
SAT
Oct 25
8:00AM
8:30AM
9:00AM
Mass
Lector Practice
Work Party
Fair Trade Sales
After Mass
Shepherds Field
Olive Woodcrafts
Sales after Mass
Chapel
Church
All Grounds
8:00AM
Tomas Legaspi, Sr. - Repose
Keith Slingerland - Repose
Kathleen York - Repose
5:00PM
Chong Ipapo - Repose
Teresita David - Repose
7:00AM
Carmine Pacchetti - Repose
9:00AM
Eleni Giannoutsos Kassianos - Repose
Sofia Veran - Special Intention
MON
Oct 20
SUN
Oct 26
Church Hall
Cauchi Hall
Fair Trade Sales After
All Masses
Shepherds Field Olive
Woodcrafts
Sales after Mass
10:45AM For the Judilla Family - Special Intention
Elaine Tuazon - Repose
Conchita Norona Diaz - Repose
5:00PM
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For the people of St. Agnes, living and deceased
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PLEASE PRAY FOR HEALING
JoAnn Lee
Trevor Ludlow
Joseph Mallon
Evelyn Martin
Mathew Ouimet
Ed Palma
Andrew Palmer
Gelacio Pangilinan
Rose Potavin
Amador Rodriguez
Gina G. Rubin
Stella Ruybalid
Stan Rygh
Maria San Miguel
Louie Sison
Fred Taylor
Connie Torrisi
Juner Valencia
Ronald Yancey
Ron Artale
Camille Bainbrigde
Betty Baltazar
John Bedecarre
Maureen Brophy
George Conlow
Lynda Conlow
Nancy Cotter
Nancy K. Cox
Henry De Graca
Sal Escano
Junita Estrellas
Louis Ferrari
Brooklyn Foley
Francisco Garcia
Theresa Gartner
Josephine Grove
Jax Grundmann
Ed Jaoquin
PARISH CENSUS AND OUTREACH
PROJECT STARTS IN NOVEMBER
Father Johnson and the Pastoral Council have
initiated a process to update our parishioner family records. We are calling this the “Census and
Outreach Project.” During the month of November, binders with an alphabetical listing of
our current parishioners and their contact information (name, address, phone number, email)
will be placed at the Welcome Desk. We are
asking every Parishioner to stop by after Mass to
verify their information and update where appropriate. Once this step is complete, changes will
be entered into our Parish Data System.
The “Outreach” part of the project will begin in
January, when we will invite volunteers to help
us contact (first by phone and then, if necessary,
by mail) those parishioners who did NOT verify
their information during the November phase of
the project. Volunteers will attempt to determine the status of the parishioner or family.
Have they moved? Are they unable to attend
Mass due to illness? Is their absence from our
parish temporary or permanent? With this information, we will be able to have confidence our
records are accurate and we may even be able to
help some parishioners reconnect with St. Agnes.
Magnificat
A Ministry to Catholic Women
Prayer Breakfast
Saturday, November 22, 2014
9:30am - 12:30pm
Concord Hilton
1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord
Magnificat is honored to welcome Most Reverend
Michael Barber of the Diocese of Oakland. To make
your reservation or for any questions, please call
Maribel at 925-788-7762 or send an email to
[email protected]
Please be assured the information you provide
will NOT be sold to groups unaffiliated with St.
Agnes or used for dinner time “robo-calls.” This
data is for our church records so we can stay in
touch with you. After all, you and your family are
an important part of our St. Agnes family!
Golden Jubilee Memorabilia
is available for purchase at the
Ministry Center office during
Regular weekday hours.
Memory Books
Wine Glasses
Coffee Mugs
T-Shirts S-XL
FAMILY
$35.00
$5.00
$6.00
$10.00
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes
the whole world in which we live.
—Bl. John Paul II
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SPIRITUAL OPPORTUNTIES FOR PRAYER
OCTOBER, THE MONTH OF
THE HOLY ROSARY
DAILY MASS IN THE CHAPEL
Monday - Saturday at 8:00 AM. (Communion Service on Wed.)
PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION - Chapel 24/7
Contact Dick or Kaaren Duckart 925-676-8248 for scheduling.
During the month of October, we will
be reciting a decade of the rosary before
each weekend mass as we honor Mary,
Queen of the Rosary. Please come early
to join us in prayer.
FOR ADULT LEARNING
SCRIPTURE SHARING - Thursday mornings at 9:30 in the Ministry Center.
FOR MINISTRY
PRAYER TREE - a ministry of people who pray specifically
for those who are ill. Please notify the parish office if you or a
member of your family are in, or going into, the hospital.
Shepherds Field Olive Woodcrafts
for sale October 25 & 26.
A group from the Holy Land, Bethlehem & Jerusalem, will be selling religious articles after Masses on
behalf of the Christian Catholic families in Bethlehem. These families work in small shops to produce
religious articles from olive wood that represent the
Christian Art of the Holy Land. Sales will be used to
help and support the Catholics in the Holy Land and
to encourage them not to migrate.
HELPING HANDS: Please call Marie Frisbie (925) 676-6028
MARTINEZ SHELTER MEALS
Please call Yvonne Mennel: 925-200-6716 or [email protected]
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL MINISTRY
Please contact the Waltons at (925) 825-7931 or
[email protected]
MINISTRY TO THE SICK: Please call Naomi (925) 798-5592
COME JOIN US AS WE BUILD HOMES
AND A CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY!
EFT Provider is Changing to FAITH DIRECT
We are starting the process to change our EFT provider to FAITH DIRECT. All Parishioners who
have been making contributions via e-giving, and
wish to continue making their plate collection donations using e-giving, will need to enroll in FAITH
DIRECT. A letter, with a Faith Direct enrollment
form, has been mailed to your residence. Enrollment forms can be completed either online, or given
to Marlene McCann in the Ministry Center.
Parishioners who are not currently making donations
via e-giving will be given the opportunity to enroll in
Faith Direct later this month. A letter, with an enrollment form, will be sent to your residence. Enrollment forms will also be available in the vestibules
or at the Ministry Center the last week of October.
Any questions regarding e-giving, or Faith Direct,
may be directed to Marlene.
There is still time to join our high school and college
age youth and adult sponsors as we plan for our
homebuilding trip to Tijuana April 4-11, 2015. Our
next meeting is Mon., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., St. Agnes
Church Hall. For more information, contact Jack &
Donna Walton at [email protected] or 925 212
7679 or 925 825 7931.
Feed the Future Initiative
Send a postcard to your senator or congressman asking for help to pass a new bill which will greatly help
reduce hunger in the world. Watch for post cards
and suggested notes on October 25 & 26 provided
by the Just Faith committee as we celebrate Bread
for the World Sunday.
LOOK WHO’S TALKING
When money speaks
the truth is silent.
—Russian proverb
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