Monthly Archives: March 2019

The 20th Annual St. Frances Cabrini Golf Tournament Set for May 20, 2019 at Boulder Ridge Golf Club

The 20th Annual St. Frances Cabrini Golf Tournament will be held on May 20, 2019 at the beautiful Boulder Ridge Golf Club in San Jose, CA.

St. Frances Cabrini established an annual golf tournament to create a fun community-wide activity that also provides funding for projects supported throughout the SFC campus. The 2019 SFC Golf Tournament will benefit new HVAC units.

The Tournament has raised over $200,000 in the past nineteen years and provided needed resources for campus beautification projects. Last year’s proceeds were crucial for installing the new gym floor.

Find the Registration Brochure here:…/…/2019/03/Golf-Brochure-2019.pdf

Members of the Saint Frances Cabrini community are invited to tee off with friends, family, and coworkers at Boulder Ridge Golf Club.

Participants in the Saint Frances Cabrini Golf Tournament will enjoy lunch, 18 holes of spectacular golf, on course refreshments, dinner, raffle and more.

All proceeds will benefit Saint Frances HVAC Project. For more information, contact Blanche Khoshaba at (408) 377-6545 ext. 3046 or

Sponsorship Opportunities are outlined here:…/…/2019/03/Golf-Brochure-2019.pdf

About Saint Frances Cabrini School
Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic School provides an academic and faith-centered curriculum that embraces the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Parents, faculty, staff, parish and clergy work together as a community to educate, practice, and model Gospel values and the teachings of Saint Dominic. Saint Frances Cabrini has been educating Preschool through 8th grade students for over 60 years.

Diocesan Youth Retreat Registration Is Underway

Would you like to join 300+ teens for a retreat right on the lake for a week in Lake Tahoe? All high schoolers (this includes incoming freshman through outgoing seniors) are invited to join the Diocesan Youth Retreat. The dates of the retreat are Monday, June 10th – Friday, June 14th. Email our youth minister Kurt Martin for details.

Find the registration form here:

Here are scenes from Day 1 at the 2017 event:

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Catholicism 101 Class and the Four Marks of the True Church Underway

Come and get your questions answered at a theology class run by the St Frances Cabrini Evangelization Committee. Bring a “seeking” friend or relative to Catholicism 101 the 2nd Thursday of every month through August.

The class is offered at no charge.

The 1.5 hour class leads participants through the Four Marks of the True Church: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic faith.

For more information on the Evangelization Committee and its officers and events see

Make your class reservation by calling 408 379 6517.


USCCB Fast & Abstinence Rules for Lent

Lenten Fast and Abstinence rules can be seen on the USCCB page here.

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.

Members of the Eastern Catholic Churches are to observe the particular law of their own sui iuris Church.

A Reflection on Lenten Fasting is seen here.

During Lent, Roman Catholics observe abstinence and fasting:

1) Abstinence on all Fridays of Lent, as well as on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

No meat (except seafood) may be eaten on days of abstinence. This applies to Roman Catholics 14 years and older. Pregnant and nursing mothers are exempt, as are all who are ill.

2) Fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Fasting means having only one full meal to maintain one’s strength. Two smaller, meatless (except seafood) and penitential meals are permitted according to one’s needs, but they should not together equal the one full meal. Eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. Liquids are allowed to be taken between meals.

Roman Catholics from age 18 through age 59 are bound to fast. Again, pregnant and nursing mothers are exempt, as are those who are ill and those engaged in heavy manual labor.

These are the communal minimal requirements that we are to observe. Catholics are free to abstain and fast on other days of Lent as individual expressions of penitence.  Sundays, as days that mark the Resurrection of the Lord, are traditionally not days of fasting and abstinence, although individual Catholics are free to fast and abstain on Sundays if they so choose.