Posts By: NewSFC

St. Patrick’s Seminary & University, 9/9

St. Patrick’s Seminary & University is pleased to announce our 2017 Gala, Saturday, September 9th on the beautiful grounds of St. Patrick’s Seminary. This very special evening features tours of St. Patrick’s historic campus, al fresco dining under the stars silent auction and an exciting raffle – all to benefit St. Patrick’s. This year’s program honors the Walk for Life West Coast founders, Dolores Meehan and Eva Muntean. Please support us by purchasing a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2017 Lexus or $25,000. All proceeds benefit St. Patrick’s Seminary towards the ongoing formation of your future priests and the upkeep of the seminary. Please make your check payable to St. Patrick’s Seminary & University.

A limited number of raffle tickets will be sold. Please check with the parish office for details; our website at; by email at:, or by calling (650) 289-3320.

Raffle and dinner tickets will be available the evening of the Gala.

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017


5:00 PM – Vespers in the Main Chapel
5:30-6:30 PM – Tours & Cocktails
6:30 PM – Dinner followed by honorees Award Presentation, Silent Auction & Raffle

Location: St. Patrick’s Seminary & University
320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Parish Gathers To Celebrate Fr. Paolo

The Parish Community gathered on June 25th to celebrate Father Paolo Gobo’s time with us and to wish him well in his new post. Jeffrey Morrison captured the scenes from the event and are seen herein.



Father Paolo extended this fond farewell:


Dear Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish,

I would like to thank the Lord for Fr. Michael Hendrickson, your pastor and all of you for your welcoming me 31 months ago, after our bishop assigned me to this wonderful, deeply committed, faith-filled Catholic community. Your unwavering dedication to the Lord and to one another through “thick and thin” has truly been an inspiration to me in our common earthly pilgrimage to follow our Lord Jesus Christ. I hope and pray that this “SFC spirit” can continue in the present and in the future with all the priests that will be blessed to serve the Lord and you at this parish. God willing, I will see you again for some parish events at SFC’s or at St. Christopher’s, or where the Lord calls us to be. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness, generosity and commitment. Thank you for the great celebration last Sunday, June 25th, in Essig Hall under the leadership of Mrs. Maile Figone and the collaboration of many parishioners who made me feel truly blessed. I will miss you indeed!


In Jesus Christ our Lord,


Fr. Paolo Gobbo

2278 Booksin Ave.

San Jose, CA 95125

(408) 269-2226

Little Black Dress goes to Breakfast at Tiffany’s – 8/26

Little Black Dress goes to Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Join us for a fabulous shopping event Saturday, August 26th, 2017. If you are a local vendor who may be interested in participating in this event, please email for an application with more details on this fabulous shopping event with approximately 150 shoppers!


Vendors/Merchants wanted! This event has always brought in approximately 150 attendees each year! If you are a local vendor who may be interested in participating in the event, e-mail for an application and please include your company name and a description of your products.

Booths are available in the Ballroom for $100.00 (space is limited!) and $75.00 in the Atrium.

Tables are 6’ with a white linen cover draped with black skirt plus two chairs. Each vendor must supply a raffle item worth $25.00.

Should all slots be filled, your check will be returned.

There is a possibility that there will be VERY LIMITED electrical access via extension cords (of which we kindly ask you to provide).

Parking validation not available, however you will be allowed to unload and load at curbside.

Teardown must be completed by 1:30 p.m.

Deadline is to RSVP August 1st, 2017.

Get Ready for Alpha! Introductory Dinner September 11!

Alpha is coming to St. Frances Cabrini!

Mark your calendars. ALPHA is coming! We begin on Sept. 11, 2017, with an Introductory Dinner.

More details to come. Contact Alicia Morales via the Parish Office.

The Alpha Series’ Friendly, Informal Environment Helps Explore Life and the Christian Faith

Alpha is your opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a relaxed, pressure free environment at St. Francis Cabrini.

If you’re finding life a little confusing and have a desire to begin again, come explore things went so wrong and how to make it right. Alpha means “the beginning” and many issues can be cleared up by participating in this free program. Typically, Alpha has around 10 sessions so plan on attending as often as you like or whenever you can.

Christians know that all of life’s problems can be answered by a clearer understanding and deeper relationship with God. Here’s your chance to start anew. The Alpha program consists of listening to a 30-minute talk on a certain subject relating to the faith and another 30 minutes in group discussion with fellow guests.

Come and see if this is what you’ve needed to get back on track. Many parishioners in our Diocese have already participated in the program and have left with a great satisfaction that carries them on through life.