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Vatican Corner 5-31-15

  continued…After years of prayers by Catholic nuns and controversy among American Indian groups, Pope Francis has decided that while visiting the United State in September, he will canonize as a saint, Junípero Serra, the Spanish priest who founded nine California...

Pastor’s Desk 5-31-15

The late Cardinal Cushing told of an occasion when he was administering last rites to a man who had collapsed in a general store. Following his usual custom, he knelt by the man and asked, "Do you believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit?" The...

Vatican Corner 5-24-15

Continued ... Pennsylvania artist Neilson Carlin was selected by the organizers of the 2015 Philadelphia World Meeting of Families Congress to create a portrait of the Holy Family to serve as the icon for the event. His four-by-five-foot oil on canvas painting depicts...

Pastor’s Desk 5-24-15

Once, a mother took a five- year-old son with her to a concert by Ignace Paderewski, the great Polish pianist. The mother and her son got their seats close to the stage. Then the mother met her old friend and got involved talking with her. She failed to notice that...

Vatican Corner 5-17-15

Continued … A 135,000 square foot media hub is being prepared in Philadelphia with all its cable feeds, workstations, translators and coffee for the expected 5,000 to 7,000 journalist who will cover the Pope’s visit and the World Meeting of Families event. In the past...

Pastor’s Desk 5-17-15

While Fr. Antony is on vacation we are printing a past article that Father had written. A Pastor once traveling in a plane describes a beautiful episode. It was a long fight and there was the sign of a storm and all were asked to fasten their seat belts. Then, after a...

Vatican Corner 5-10-15

Continued… Archbishop Chaput says that when Pope Francis comes to Philadelphia for two days at the end of September, his pastoral mission will have a dual purpose. The Pope’s participation in the closing of the World Meeting of Families conference is one key element...

Pastor’s Desk 5-10-15

While Father is on Vacation, we are printing a past Mother’s Day Pastor’s Desk — Happy Mother’s Day!! My mom only had one eye. I hated her.... She was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students and teachers to support the family. There was this one day during...

Vatican Corner 5-3-15

Continued… Archbishop Charles Chaputsay that he will probably be riding with the Pope in the “Pope mobile, “but one thing is certain, even though he has a Pennsylvania driver’s license, he’s not expecting to be asked to drive the Pope through town. As far as where the...

Pastor’s Desk 5-3-15

Some years ago in the city of Belfast in Northern Ireland, the members of one of the large Presbyterian churches decided to undertake a religious census among some 2000 homes in their district. When the results were in, the pastor of the church found himself seated at...

School Festival—SJS Super Hero’s

School Festival—SJS Super Hero's Friday  ~ May 1st 6:00 PM -9:00 PM Tons of Games Video Truck Great Food Saturday ~ May 2nd 11:00 AM—4:00 PM TONS of GAMES GREAT FOOD ENTERTAINMENT   COME JOIN US FOR A GREAT...

Vatican Corner 4-26-15

vatican corner Continued…  Archbishop Chaput of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia says that so far church organizers have raised $33 million of their $45     million goal for the World Meeting of Families event, of which Pope Francis will be attending the closing...

Pastor’s Desk 4-26-15

One census taker went to the home of a rather poor family in the mountains of West Virginia to     gather information. He asked the mother how many dependents she had. She began, "Well, there is  Rosie, and Billy, and Lewella, Susie, Harry, and Jeffrey. There's...

May 2015 Dance

ST. JOACHIM EVENTS COMMITTEE Invites you to their “Reaching Out 2015” Fundraising Dinner Dance Event Please join us on Saturday, May 30, 2015 At St. Joachim’s Church Gym 21250 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward Tickets: $35  –   Dinner at 7:00 PM Dancing until Midnight Please...

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