Monthly Archives: November 2018

Quan Kok Selected for the Saints in the City Santa Teresa Award

Congratulations to Quan Kok on his selection for the Saints in the City Santa Teresa Award. It is given to one youth from each parish who has carried the torch of discipleship with fearless faith, enduring hope and bountiful charity.

Quan has been an altar server since the age of 9 years, and is now our number one Altar Server at St. Frances Cabrini. He is the assistant trainer for Fr. Michael with the altar servers and has been our Master of Ceremonies for Easter Vigil and other major liturgical celebrations. Every Sunday you can find him playing the piano at the 9:30 AM Family Mass. Quan is a senior in a Home Schooling High School and was elected Treasurer of its student council.

The Saints in the City Banquet is an opportunity for all of the leaders of the Diocese of San Jose to honor our youth who have carried the torch of discipleship with fearless faith, enduring hope and bountiful charity.

Each parish and high school selects one youth as their 2018 honoree. We recognize each of these young heroes and honor their commitment to the Great Commission and their eager response to the New Evangelization.



Alpha 2018 Wrap Up

The 3rd annual Alpha Course has now come to its completion. It was another successful year and our guests have either formed a relationship with Christ or renewed their relationship with Him. They have also discovered the wonders of the Holy Spirit.

Alpha would not be able to be a success without the help of our Cabrini community. Thank you to the Ladies League, the SFC’s FILAM and Assyrian groups, Blue Rock BBQ, Raquel Carranza, and Maile Figone for preparing delicious meals for our team and guests. Thank you to all our Alpha team members (Raquel Mendoza, Sam
Nicholas, Jennifer and Erin Donnelly, Darin, Jenny, and
Linda McGinnes, and Stacey Montes) for being dedicated
disciples of Christ and helping to spread the Good News.
Please contact Alicia Morales
or call 408-857-0523 if you are interested in participating
next year.

You can also learn more about Alpha on the SFC Website at

ICF Branch 191 and SFC Announce Liz Donaldson Memorial Parish Lunch Ministry Fund

Liz Donaldson was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Parish for over 40 years and the Italian Catholic Federation, Branch 191 for 29 years.

Liz’s passion was helping those in need. For this purpose, Liz coordinated, along with the Parish Staff, The St. Frances Cabrini Parish Lunch Ministry Program. She oversaw the preparation of all lunches which are distributed daily to those in need.

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We, the members of Branch 191, have established a fund for this purpose in memory of Liz. All donations will be used to continue this special program.

Checks may be made payable to “ICF BR 191” and send check to ICF BR 191, c/o Mary Rossetto, 1954 Bernice Way, San Jose, CA, 95124. An acknowledgement will sent to the family of Liz Donaldson.

Thank you for supporting the Parish Lunch Ministry.


Thank You Volunteers!

“It always warms my heart to see we feed the needy” Gloria Salas (and we do Gloria – everyday!) Gloria was walking up to the parish office where she saw a gentleman being given a lunch at the back door. Some days we get several folks coming to the back door. Not as much in winter but come they do and all year ‘round.

The lunches we give out to anyone who is hungry started as a grassroots brown-bag lunch program with a package of lunch meat and a loaf of bread to pull a few sandwiches pulled together. It is now a full-on production and one done out of love and commitment from the ladies lovingly referred to as the “The Real Housewives of SFC” These ladies are a true testament to Time, Talent and Treasure. At one time a call to Liz Donaldson would in turn result in a call to Mary Rossetto who comes to take inventory of what is needed to go shopping.

Donations fund these shopping excursions to Cash and Carry, Smart and Final and parts unknown where deals can be had to get the most bang for the buck. Where do the bucks come from? The Assyrian Community, The Men’s Club, ICF Branch #191 in general but now with the added funds that come from a monthly drawing at the ICF monthly meeting where the funds raised from this drawing are donated to the lunch program and with anonymous donations, we are able to have a well-rounded brown bag lunch for anyone in need. It warms our hearts too Gloria! A warm thank you to Marilyn Aguilar, Mary Blanco, Raquel Carranza, Pam Ellis, Frieda Flocchini, Cecelia Herrera, Mary Lanier, Linda LaRosa, Kay Oliver, Evelyn Revels, Jim Revels, Mary Rossetto, Eleanor Roth, June Sohn, Frankie Such and Grace Wilkinson and a fond remembrance of Liz Donaldson who we are quite sure is still holding court.

MCO 2019 Crab Feed Date Set for January 26

Proceeds Benefit Educational Scholarships
Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.
No Host Bar from 6:00 p.m. (full bar available)
Dinner from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
DJ Dancing from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Raffle Drawing from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Dinner Includes: Crab, Pasta Bolognese, Garden Salad, Bread, Dessert, Coffee and 2 wine, beer or soda tickets!
Ticket donation: $55 adults, $25 children (under 12)
After January 14, Ticket Donations $60 adults, $30 children (under 12)
For information, call Alicia Morales at (408) 857-0523
Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Proceeds Benefit Educational Scholarships
Please make checks payable to MCO
Last day to mail in reservation form is January 18, 2019
Mail to: Alicia Morales, c/o SFC Parish Center
Sorry, No Refunds
Name __________________________________
Phone ___________________
Address________________________________________Number of adults: _________ x $55.00 ($60.00 after January 14)
Number of children: ________ x $25.00 ($30.00 after January 14)
Check amount $_____________
Tables of 12 persons are available. Please call or mail this form to reserve your table: (408) 784-6643
Please notify us if you would like to sit with specific individuals.