Diaconate Journey …. Changes Lives

On May 20, 2017 we met at Alemany High School. Our next class will be May 27th at Alemany High School. (Please click here to read all of our experiences of the bi-monthly  Deacon formation classes) The class today involved discussions on what impact ordination would have on us as a couple and a family as well as changes in our lives that we have experienced over the past five years of formation.  We also wrote letters to each other sharing what …

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I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me

 “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me. I was ill and you comforted me, in prison and you came to visit me. I assure you, as often as you did it for the least among you, you did it for me.”  — Matthew 25:35-40 Support our local immigrant community- Do you want to do something to help …

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Living in a Stressful World: Part Two

Click here to watch Fr. Roy Pereira, S.J. presentation on Are you and your cellphone inseparable? The Neuroscience of addiction: Research presented through music     Click here to see the flier

Diaconate Journey Continues…. May 6th – 34 more days until ordination

Hi, Below is our latest blog … May 6, 2017 we continue our diaconate journey…Today we had a speaker, Sr. Mary Dominic, from the Metropolitan Marriage Tribunal with the focus being on annulments. (Please click here to read all of our experiences of the bi-monthly  Deacon formation classes) One of the focus areas of an annulment is the baptismal state of the individuals. This area is also of interest for those going through R.C.I.A. In order for a baptism from another faith to …

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Diaconate Journey – Jay and Candy Retreat

April 27th through May 3rd we continued our diaconate journey… Below is a summary of our retreat. We greatly appreciate your prayers.  Please know that you were in our prayers as well. (Please click here to read all of our experiences of the bi-monthly  Deacon formation classes) On April 27, 2017 we met at the Mary & Joseph retreat center prior to ordination. Our next class will be May 6th at Alemany High School. There are only four formation classes prior to …

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May and June 15 – Prayers for Children

May  and June 15, 2017. “A hundred years from now, it will not matter what type of job I held, what type of house I lived in or what kind of car I drove, but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child” Anonymous. Today as we rejoice in the many graduation ceremonies from kindergarten to college – we know we have made a difference in the life of a …

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Funeral, The Rite of Christian Burial

Recently Deceased and Funeral Information

Just like baptisms and marriages, so at death: The rites of a community serve several purposes. They convey a great deal about how death is understood in the group, and about what relationship there is between the living and dead. They may also convey the meaning of this individual’s life. The rites will handle the time of transition from life with this person present in the community to life with this person absent. This recognizes that death ordinarily brings a group-family, neighborhood, church-into a different way of being. Changes like this are always difficult. They may challenge the existence of the group itself, or at the least call people to new roles and new understandings.

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