FAITH FORMATION SESSIONS (for all grades: PreK through Grade 12) resume on Wednesday, November 29th at the usual time (6:00-7:15 p.m., Tabor Hall/Fireside Room).
A little reminder: The Catechetical Ministry Faith Formation Program invites all the children, youth & their Catechists to bring into their classes on Wednesday, November 29th -contributions of “new” toys, games, etc. (for girls & boys of all ages, including “teens”) that will go into our parish Community Ministry “Christmas Gift Baskets.”
Thanks very much!
COFFEE & DONUTS SUNDAY is every First Sunday of the Month after both of our morning Masses to coincide with the monthly birthday blessings given at each Mass!
Come for fellowship after the 9:00am & 10:30am Masses in the Vestibule area and outside the front area of the church.
December 3rd will be hosted by the Italian Catholic Federation (ICF).
Thank you to those parishioners who supported the ICF Sees Candies Fundraiser— Candy orders will be ready for pick up after the AM Masses on Sunday, December 10th.
Any questions, call Donna Pfaff.
“OPEN YOUR HEART” Reflections of Pope Francis
Three Tuesday Afternoons: December 5, 12, 19, 2017
Church of the Transfiguration’s “Fireside Room” (1:00-3:00 p.m.)
Although no registration or sign-up required, in order to assist with planning (handouts, etc.), please RSVP to: Paula Ramos, Director of Faith Formation at: email@example.com or(408) 823-3522
CMO ANNUAL 2017 CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!
We invite parishioners to participate and help us in the final preparation activities:
Weds. Dec. 6th at 6:00pm: Gift Wrap Party in Tabor Hall.
Thursday, Dec. 7th at 10:00am: Set Up for the Christmas Give Away in Tabor Hall
Saturday, Dec. 9th at 10:00am –12 Noon is theChristmas Give Away.
Help needed during and after event at 12 noon to clean up.
As always, your generosity is greatly appreciated. For any questions in regard to this project, please contact Paula Ramos at 408- 823- 3522 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you in advance for all of your support!
Blessings, Lorraine Sellarole & Donna Taber
(CMO Christmas Gift Coordinators)
PARISH ADVENT & CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS
Friday, December 8th is the
Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Mass will be celebrated at 9:00am & 6:00pm
Weds. December 13th is our Parish Reconciliation Service
in the Church at 6:30pm.
There will be an opportunity for private individual confessions.
Sunday December 17th at 6:00pm is a Christmas Music Concert in the Church hosted by our brothers and sisters from the Manna & Salwa Community (formerly Melkites). Dinner follows at 7:30pm in Tabor Hall.
Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24th
Mass will be 6:00pm
Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25th
Masses will be at 9:00am & 10:30am
New Year’s Day Mass, Solemnity of Mary,
Mother of God, Monday, January 1, 2018
Mass will be at 9:00am
Aid for Disaster Victims
Our hearts and prayers go out to the families that have lost loved ones and to all who have lost their homes from the recent hurricanes and earthquakes.
Our prayerful and financial
support is urgently needed.
Many thanks, in advance, for your kindness and generosity.
You can donate to help those in need via Catholic Charities:
Bishop McGrath Statement on Rescinding of DACA
By Diocese of San Jose on September 5, 2017
We echo the sentiments of the Bishops of California and the United States in expressing our disappointment with the decision to rescind DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). We call upon Congress to pass laws that protect these young people, many for whom the United States is the only place they have ever known.
We also ask Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform, to fix our broken system and, in so doing, to place the unification of families as a priority.
Working with Catholic Charities, the Diocese of San Jose will continue to offer outreach, support and encouragement to all who are affected by policies and laws that touched so many of our people.
I conclude by quoting today's statement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: "As people of faith, we say to DACA youth - regardless of your immigration status, you are children of God and welcome in the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church supports you and will advocate for you."
Bishop Patrick J. McGrath
From the Office of the Bishop
From the USCCB website:
USCCB President and Domestic Justice Chairman Call for Prayer and Unity in Response to Deadly Charlottesville Attack
WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, are calling on all people of goodwill to join in prayer and unity today in response to yesterday's violent protest and deadly attack in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Full statement follows:
"As we learn more about the horrible events of yesterday, our prayer turns today, on the Lord's Day, to the people of Charlottesville who offered a counter example to the hate marching in the streets. Let us unite ourselves in the spirit of hope offered by the clergy, people of faith, and all people of good will who peacefully defended their city and country.
We stand against the evil of racism, white supremacy and neo-nazism. We stand with our sisters and brothers united in the sacrifice of Jesus, by which love's victory over every form of evil is assured. At Mass, let us offer a special prayer of gratitude for the brave souls who sought to protect us from the violent ideology displayed yesterday. Let us especially remember those who lost their lives. Let us join their witness and stand against every form of oppression."
Our Community Ministry (CMO) “Clothes Closet” needs YOU!
We are currently in urgent need of volunteers who can help on
Wednesdays from 10 am-1 pm. Training is available.
If you are able to offer your assistance –once or twice a month--
(or more if you like)- please contact Paula Ramos as soon as possible
at: email@example.com or (408) 823-3522
Thanks very much for your consideration!
Pray the Rosary
Sunday 5:00 p.m. Mass
In addition to our regular Sunday morning Masses at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.,
we now have a Sunday afternoon 5:00 p.m. Mass in the Arabic language (with a little bit of English).
Fr. Fady Chidiac, SJ, a Jesuit priest from Santa Clara University will be presiding at this weekly mass which officially began on 1/15/17.
Ministry to the Sick & Homebound
MINISTRY TO THE SICK & HOMEBOUND- Caregivers minister to people at special
and difficult times in their life journey. When aging or ill parishioners cannot come to
church, Church of the Transfiguration reaches out to the homebound and anyone who
is sick, infirm or convalescing, through the presence and care of our parish
Caregivers: CHRISTINE BLANK, GRACE BROWN, DINAH NICOLETTA.
For additional information or to schedule regular visits with one of our Caregivers, please
contact Paula Ramos, Director of Faith Formation at: (408) 823-3522 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Note: We are IN NEED of volunteers who can serve in
this special Ministry to the Sick & Homebound. Training is available. If you would
Adult Faith Formation
50th Anniversary Prayer
Honoring Our Past
Embracing Our Future
As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our parish,
we offer you praise and thanksgiving
for the many blessings you have given us.
We honor those who have served this community.
We ask for the grace and the gifts of the Holy Spirit,
as we continue to be servants to one another
and to our parish.
Fill us with renewed hope and courage
as we embrace the future
and dedicate our parish to your service.
We glorify you by using our gifts,
working together and building the Body of Christ.
We ask this in the name of your Son,
Jesus Christ, our Lord.