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Vatican Corner 06-25-17

VATICAN CORNER Pope Francis issued a statement June 13, 2017 inviting Christians and people of other faiths around the world to celebrate the first World Day of the Poor on the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, which falls on November 19th this year. He wrote that “The...

Pastors Desk 06-25-17

Among the many wonders at the world-famous San Diego Zoo is the giraffe compound. Enclosed in a natural habitat are several of these magnificent animals. They are every bit as tall and graceful as one might imagine. But they are far more massive and muscular than...

Vatican Corner 06-18-17

VATICAN CORNER Under Pope Francis, more than ever before, the Vatican has adopted an open door policy regarding politicians, rock stars and famous people who want to meet with him, regardless of their history or personal religious beliefs. An example is the 2016...

Pastors Desk 06-18-17

Why do Catholics believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Jesus said, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” “My flesh is true...

Vatican Corner 06-11-17

VATICAN CORNER continued … After her meeting with Pope Francis, Melania Trump went on to the Bambino Gesú children’s hospital in Rome, a Vaticanaffiliated hospital where she met with children patients, prayed in the hospital chapel and laid flowers at the feet of a...

Pastors Desk 06-11-17

When the bishop’s ship stopped at a remote island for a day, he decided to use the time as profitably as possible. He strolled along the seashore and came across three fishermen mending their nets. In Pidgin English they explained to him that, centuries ago, they had...

Next Senior Group Outing 06-16-17

ATTENTION ALL SENIORS of ST. JOACHIM PARISH Our next senior group outing will be Friday, June 16th @ 11:45AM We will meet at Sizzler Steakhouse, 24107 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, 94545 Please RSVP to Selena (510) 517-3039 by June 14th. Hope you all can join us for lunch,...

Vatican Corner 06-04-17

VATICAN CORNER On his first foreign trip as president, Donald Trump met with Pope Francis at a private audience at the Vatican on May 24, 2017. Trump’s stop at the Vatican was one of many on his trip which included Saudi Arabia, Jerusalem and Bethlehem. There were...

Pastors Desk 06-04-17

An old beggar lay on his deathbed. His last words were to his youngest son who had been his constant companion during his begging trips. “Dear son," he said, “I have nothing to give you except a cotton bag and a dirty bronze bowl which I got in my younger days from...

Vatican Corner 05-28-17

VATICAN CORNER On May 12, 2017 Pope Francis traveled to Fátima, Portugal, 90 miles north of Lisbon, to canonize two Portuguese shepherd children during a Mass celebrating 100 years since the children and their cousin saw the Virgin Mary there. The children, Jacinta...

Pastors Desk 05-28-17

There have been many persons given exciting commissions in their lifetimes. There was Michelangelo's commission to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Sir Christopher Wren's commission to build St. Paul's Cathedral in London, Walter Reed's assignment to stop...

Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee of our pastor, Fr. Joseph Sebastian 06-10-17

                                                                                                                             St. Joachim parish celebrates the Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee of our pastor, Fr. Joseph Sebas an with a “Dinner Dance” on Saturday June 10th 2017...

Vatican Corner 05-21-17

VATICAN CORNER continued …The Swiss have historically been famous for mercenary soldiers. Switzerland was a poor country and its young men often sought their fortunes in other countries. The Swiss soldier had a reputation for discipline and loyalty, and they were...

Pastors Desk 05-21-17

In 1991 an Air Canada flight ran into big trouble. Passengers were enjoying an in-flight movie on the Boeing 767 when the jumbo jet's massive engines abruptly stopped. At first only those without earphones on noticed anything. However, soon it was apparent the jet was...

Vatican Corner 05-14-17

VATICAN CORNER At the Vatican on May 6, 2017, Pope Francis and the president of Switzerland, Doris Leuthard, held a cordial discussion on such subjects as: the reception of migrants, youth employment, terrorism, environmental protection and the fate of Europe. Their...

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