Monthly Archives: April 2018

FilAm Group Fosters Community by Sharing Tradition, Culture

St. Frances Cabrini Parish

FilAm Group Fosters Community by Sharing Tradition, Culture

The Filipino-American Group fosters community by sharing the Filipino tradition and culture with the SFC parish and school.

FilAm Group Fosters Community by Sharing Tradition, CultureThe SFC FilAm Group is a group of Filipino, Americans and friends who share Filipino tradition and culture with the parish community.  This is one of SFC’s fastest growing organizations. We sponsor Filipino traditions and events in the parish to promote greater understanding and friendship between the parish  various cultural groups.

The SFC FilAm Group sponsors/organizes a number of parish and school community activities:

  • Simbang Gabi at SFC – 2 days in Dec. (Advent Novena masses)
  • Easter Egg Hunt (after 9:30 Easter Sunday mass)
  • Asian Food Booth in October (at the SFC Fiesta)
  • Leads one Friday’s Stations of the Cross (during Lent)
  • Teams with MCO for one Lenten Soup Night (Cooks Filipino soup)
  • Holds the Easter Egg Hunt
  • Parish annual picnic in June
  • FilAm Family picnic for members and relatives (August)
  • Cooks one or two of the Village House meals
  • Meets approximately every other month

For more information contact FilAm officers Maria Sarmiento or Parish Council Member Lyle Adams.

Find Fellowship, Formation and Enrichment on Date Night

St. Frances Cabrini Parish

Date Night is a ministry for Engaged and Married Couples at SFC offering monthly opportunities for Fellowship, Formation and Enrichment.

Date Night typically meets one Saturday evening a month, September through May, presenting topics relevant to engaged and married couples either through video presentation or live speakers. Most evenings have fellowship time, prayer, then a presentation followed by small group discussion and/or couple-time discussion.

Most sessions are free of charge and include babysitting with RSVP.

Presentations are designed so couples can come either occasionally or every month.  Some months we concentrate on Fellowship by having social events.  Examples from past years seen below include hosting Renewal of Vows, Bocce Ball and an Advent Potluck Dinner.

Generally our attendance varies between 6-12 couples.

Key Activities:

  • Meets oneSaturday evening per month in Parish Center
  • Lead one Stations of the Cross for the Parish during Lent

Core Team:

Chris & Ann Aguilar 408-356-7642

Stephen & Caprice Hardy

Matt & Jennie Switzer

Calling New Lectors and Commentators

St. Frances Cabrini Parish

Calling New Lectors and Commentators

St Frances Cabrini Lectors Liturgical Ministry invites all parishioners 13 years or older who are interested in serving as Lectors or Commentators to step up to the microphone.

Lectors proclaim the Word of God at Mass (weekday morning, weekend, and Holy Day of Obligation masses), and Commentators lead the congregation in the Prayer of the Faithful, and also read the opening and closing announcements at weekend Masses.

Training in speaking and reading techniques using the ambo microphone is provided and must be completed before serving as readers.  Advance preparation for the readings, the week prior to when an individual is scheduled, is necessary and required.

Readers must be confirmed and be at least 13 years old.

Lectors and Commentators designate their own parameters, select their own schedule and serve as available. Qualified individuals can join this Ministry at any time of the year by contacting Edith Gallant at 408 371 9629.

Thank You St. Frances Cabrini Village House Volunteers

St. Frances Cabrini Parish

The SFC Helping Others 2018 Village House program has come to an end. Without you and our community the housing of our 15 guests would not have been possible.

It took hundreds of volunteers to fill nearly 700 tasks and countless hours of preparation and participation. With your help, the long hours, sleepless and cold nights, transportation, endless laundry, the fabulous food made this program a life changing event.

It’s always wonderful to have a community come together, learn and participate, get to know one another and share smiles and laughs. With your generous donation of time and apostolic actions you became the hands, feet, and the body of Christ.

Thanks for making a difference!

God Bless,
SFC Parish Council and the SFC Village House Core Team