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Vatican Corner 12-03-17

VATICAN CORNER Pope Francis celebrated the first ever World Day of the Poor in St. Peter’s Basilica on November 19, 2017. There were between 6,000 and 7,000 people attending Mass, and about 4,000 of them were poor people who had been the invited special guests. Those...

Pastors Desk 12-03-17

Years ago, when 20th Century Fox advertised in the New York papers to fill a vacancy in its sales force, one applicant replied: "I am at present selling furniture at the address below. You may judge my ability as a salesman if you will stop in to see me at anytime,...

Bulletin 12-03-17

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Vatican Corner 11-26-17

VATICAN CORNER Vatican Press Office announced on November 9, 2017 that Pope Francis has decided to put a stop to the sale of cigarettes and tobacco in its duty-free stores. The reason given was that the Holy See “cannot be cooperating with a practice that is clearly...

Pastors Desk 11-26-17

The black man standing in the arena was an affront to Der Fuehrer's authority. The scene was the 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin, Germany. The black man was Jesse Owens of The Ohio State University representing the USA. He was aptly called "the fastest human alive."...

Bulletin 11-26-17

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Thanksgiving Day Masses

Thanksgiving Day Masses 9:00 AM — English Mass ~~~~ 11:00 AM — Misa en español You are invited to bring your bread or other items for your Thanksgiving Dinner to be blessed at the Thanksgiving Mass.

Vatican Corner 11-19-17

VATICAN CORNER On All Souls Day, October 2, 2017, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the World War II Neptuno American War Cemetery 38 miles south of Rome. It is the site where 7,860 American soldiers are buried, the majority of which died in the liberation of Sicily...

Pastors Desk 11-19-17

Antonio Stradivari was born in Cremona, Italy, in 1644. Because Antonio’s voice was high and squeaky, he did not pass the audition for the Cremona Boys’ Choir. When he took violin lessons, the neighbors persuaded his parents to make him stop. Yet Antonio still wanted...

Bulletin 11-19-17

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“The Light of Christmas” November 30, 2017 at 7PM

Come and enjoy a program of Christmas Carols presented by the St. Joachim Music Ministry and the St. Joachim School Choir “The Light of Christmas” November 30, 2017 at 7PM Gymnasium Tickets are available from all Music Ministers and the Rectory Office Ticket Price:...

Next Senior Activity 11-17-17

Hello All Seniors!! Our next senior activity will be Friday, Nov 17th at 11:45 PM in the Joachim Hall.. Come enjoy some pizza, salad and horse racing!! Please R.S.V.P. to Selena (510) 517-3039 Don’t forget to bring your spare change  

Vatican Corner 11-12-17

VATICAN CORNER On October 26, 2017, in an office in the Vatican, Pope Francis held a 20 minute video interview with the six astronauts currently orbiting the Earth 250 miles high in the International Space Station (ISS). The ISS is the most complex international...

Pastors Desk 11-12-17

In April, 1988 the evening news reported the sad story of a photographer who was also a skydiver. He had jumped from a plane along with several other skydivers and filmed the group as they individually dove out of the plane and opened their parachutes. As the video...

Bulletin 11-12-17

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ALL ALTAR SERVERS Saturday, November 11, 2017

ATTENTION ALL ALTAR SERVERS Our next monthly meeting will be the altar server on Saturday, November 11, 2017 We will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Mass and meeting will follow. Agenda Overview of Incense & Candle Procession Schedules for November and December Please...

Vatican Corner 11-05-17

VATICAN CORNER From a recent study of cat genes that span the last 9,000 years, scientist found that wild cats and domestic cats of the past had no major genetic differences. Therefore, scientists think that cats domesticated themselves. They think cats came to live...

Pastors Desk 11-05-17

A man, returning from a business trip, was met at the airport gate by his wife. They walked from the gate together and were standing waiting for the baggage to be unloaded. An extremely attractive stewardess walked by. Suddenly, the man came to life. Beaming, he said...

Bulletin 11-05-17

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Bulletin 10-29-17

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Vatican Corner 10-29-17

VATICAN CORNER Things not to do when visiting The Vatican / Rome (continued) Don’t expect to get tap water at your restaurant table. Most locals and visitors buy inexpensive bottles of water when dining out, either acqua natural or acqua frizzante (sparkling). Roman...