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St. Frances Cabrini: Outreach to Reach Out! 💗 update

Outreach

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Outreach to Reach Out!

It has been a little over 2 months since a mandate from the Diocese of San Jose temporarily suspended all masses, gatherings, & events and with that, SFC’s doors quietly closed. But our hearts did not! This community is rich in spirit and determination! Our SVdP Outreach program is working behind the scenes; always keeping an ear open to those in need and for those whom we wish to thank.

On May 13th, SFC’s SVdP partnered with Blue Rock BBQ in providing delicious bag lunches for staff at Good Samaritan Hospital. Thank you front and center staffers!

On May 18th, 100 meals provided by Blue Rock were delivered and handed out to those at the Camden Acute Center. Thank you Blue Rock BBQ!

SFC’s SVdP Outreach continues to help with groceries. If you know of families in need, please call SVdP. If you are able to donate to sustain this important ministry of serving those during these difficult times, reach out!

Call SFC’s SVdP Outreach at 408-412-1926 or email sfcsvdp@gmail.com if you are in need of groceries or if you can help us with a donation to provide groceries.

We are here to help!

Stay Safe, Stay Connected!

🔔🔔🔔 May Update: Masses, Anointing, Reaching Parish Staff & Priests

Though our regularly scheduled weekday and weekend masses are suspended due to Covid 19, we hope you will join us for our 5pm live-stream mass on Saturdays 5:00pm and on Sundays at 11:00am.  We encourage parishioners to remain connected to their parish community and to pray for each other as we all face different challenges with the Shelter-in-Place. The Diocese of San Jose continues to livestream Sunday Masses in various languages. Information on these Masses and other spiritual resources are provided by going to dsj.org/coronavirus.

We encourage our parishioners to continue their Sunday envelope offering by either placing it in the mail slot (to the left of the front door) at the parish office or by U.S. post. Your support of our parish is needed and appreciated as we look for ways to best serve our parishioners at this time. Your Sunday Offertory sustains this parish. If you wish to sign up with Faith Direct, a leader in church eGiving, please visit www.faithdirect.net

Mass intentions will be said in private by our priests. We are not able to except requests for new mass intentions currently. Individual Confessions will be heard by appointment. Please call 408-879-1120 and follow the prompts to reach one of our priests.

For Anointing of the Sick where one is at home and in danger of death, please call the SFC emergency line at 408-912-0440. For Anointing of the Sick where one is in danger of death at Good Samaritan Hospital, call the DSJ emergency line at 408-345-2445. Please state the nature of your request and be sure to leave a callback number when calling either of the emergency lines.

Reaching Parish Staff and Priests

If you have questions about Sacramental Certificates or for questions about Faith Direct online giving, please call Sue Butler, parish office secretary at 408-879-1130. For questions on baptisms, religious education or sacrament needs for your child, call Joan Schenck, Director of Religious Education at 408-377-2125. For general questions, call 408-879-1122 and press the star key to leave a message for Jean in the general mailbox. Messages left on the 1122 line will be listened to and returned by day’s end.

We are here to serve you to the best of our ability during this unprecedented time. Please hold your parish community in prayer and keep the faith as we look to being back to normal operations as soon as possible. Visit www.dsj.org for valuable information and resources as well as Santa Clara County’s Public Health website at www.sccphd.org/cv19Coronavirus for FAQ ‘s and up-to-date information.

The parish office, although closed until further notice, is monitoring emails and incoming calls. Mail is checked every day. Should you choose to drop your offertory envelopes in the mail slot at the parish office door, be sure to push your envelope all the way in through the mail slot to the left of the glass door. It will drop to a basket we have in place.

We are constantly reviewing our prevention measures and are guided by the recommendations of the local and state health officials, The Diocese of San Jose, the Centers for Disease Control, and the U.S. Catholic Bishops. We want to assure you of the steps we are taking to keep our parish and school community healthy.

Please visit St. Frances Cabrini’s Facebook page at Facebook/sfcsjca as well our weekly bulletin here on our website to read about your parish community.

Please, Stay Safe and Stay Connected.

 

St. Frances Cabrini: Outreach to Reach Out! 💗

St Frances Cabrini Outreach

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St. Frances Cabrini may look quiet at the front but behind the scenes, we have been busy!

On April 20th, St. Frances Cabrini’s St. Vincent de Paul Outreach alongside SFC’s Ladies League and Men’s Club partnered with The Garrett in Campbell to thank our front-line workers at the Stanford Blood Center in Campbell. On May 1st, Double D’s Sports Grille joined SFC in providing 50 box lunches to a local foster care center. On May 2nd, 90 box lunches were delivered to elderly residents in Los Gatos.

It is a small part of a larger picture that can see St. Frances Cabrini delivering food and lunches to those in need. If you or someone you know would benefit from having groceries, please, reach out!

For the month of May, we have a wonderful opportunity to pair with elementary, middle grade, and high school-age children at local schools, providing them and their families with a bag of groceries.

Coming up, Blue Rock BBQ has graciously come on board to make sure the staff at Good Samaritan Hospital are provided lunch.

Donations are welcome and appreciated! If you can donate to sustain this important ministry of serving those during these difficult times, reach out!

Call SFC’s SVdP Outreach at 408-412-1926 or email them (sfcsvdp@gmail.com) if you are in need of groceries or if you can help us with a donation to provide groceries.

We are here to help!
Stay Safe, Stay Connected!