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St. Frances Cabrini Men’s Club 🦃 /🎄Holiday Food Drive

On behalf of Father Galang, The St. Frances Cabrini Men’s Club is pleased to advise that we will again be sponsoring the annual SFC holiday Food Drive.

We appreciate Fr. Galang’s endorsement and support of this annual effort, and despite the trying times we are living in, continue the Parish tradition of this Holiday Event.

Due to Santa Clara County Health Directives, as well as Diocese and Parish regulations and restrictions, this event will be very different than past holiday food distributions.

First, we will only be distributing food at Thanksgiving and Christmas. There will be NO used clothing available at either event; NO toys distributed at Christmas.

Food will be distributed by a limited number of volunteers in the back parking area behind Essig Hall. There will be no assembly of food items and food boxes in the gym on either distribution day. Boxes will be put together in advance, and there will be limited volunteer opportunities to help as those dates approach. A more detailed explanation of volunteering for these events will be in the Parish Bulletin and Parish website at the beginning of November.

Our biggest concern in holding these events is the safety, health and welfare of our volunteers and guests. In order to facilitate this safe environment, we are not accepting any food donations at this time. All food items will be purchased in bulk, small groups will assemble the food items into premade boxes.

For the Thanksgiving Holiday, we would ask if you are interested or able to support this effort, our need is primarily financial. As in previous years, if you are able to donate, please make checks out to:

St. Frances Cabrini Men’s Club, and note on envelope or check, that it is designated ” Holiday Food Drive”.

The County requirements change depending on Covid-19 levels, thus there may be changes in how we distribute the Christmas food donations. Updated information on the Christmas event will be available immediately after the Thanksgiving Holiday.

On Behalf of Steve Crooks, we want to Thank you for your continuing support of the Holiday events. We know the need for help is greater than ever, and hope with your help we can meet the needs of those struggling in our community.

Thank You.

John Dahl


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Welcome to The Table of The Lord

It is like no other year, this “2020” year that no one will ever forget. As some of our community may not be aware, St. Frances Cabrini Parish recently celebrated many First Holy Communion Masses celebrating up to five student communicants daily during our outdoor 8:30am Mass. Many, but not all, of our delayed second graders in the school and Religious Education program chose to sign up during July and August before they begin their next school year.

The Pandemic, worst disease in 100 years, took us all away abruptly from our annual First Holy Communion plans. Bishop Oscar Cantu graciously deferred the Sacrament of Reconciliation until face to face Confessions could safely resume. Some families took their child to other churches that offered “Drive by Confessions” before signing up for their First Holy Communion.

Fr. Joe and Fr. Gabriel graciously received the first communicants by welcoming them to our church community on their very special day. We are so proud of the families who worked through the obstacles and kept the six feet distances, brought their chairs and wore their masks. Parents are the primary catechists of their children in faith formation. We wish to thank the families, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, extended family members and friends who supported them.

Thank you so much,

Mrs. Schenck & Mrs. Figone

Welcome to the table of the Lord…


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

Though our weekend masses are suspended due to Covid 19, we hope to have you join us for our live-streamed masses on Saturdays at 5:00pm and on Sundays at 11:00am.

Outdoor in-person daily mass is held Monday thru Saturday, 8:30am in front of the Parish Center front doors.  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 using their Sunday envelope offering by either placing it in the mail slot (to the left of the parish office front door) 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.  We have partnered with Faith Direct, a leader in church eGiving, as an option that makes your weekly church offering easier. Please visit www.faithdirect.net or call Sue Butler at 408-879-1120 X 18.

Mass intentions will be said in private by our priests. We are not able to accept requests for new mass intentions currently. Individual Confessions will be heard by appointment only at this time. 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 Faith Direct online giving please call Sue Butler at 408-879-1120 x 18. For questions on baptisms, religious education or sacrament needs for your child, call Joan Schenck, Director of Religious Education at 408-879-1120 x 14. For information on the use of our facilities, to request a mass intention or sacramental record call Jean O’Connell at 408-879-1120 x 20. To register at St. Frances Cabrini please call Maile Figone at 408-879-1120 x 24.

 

 


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Thank You to Our Sponsors

advertisersSt. Frances Cabrini wishes to thank our sponsors who make the publication of our weekly church bulletin possible. Please look to back of the last page in our weekly bulletin for these sponsors. Your consideration is appreciated!

You can also view our most recent SFC advertisers page here.


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St. Frances Cabrini: Outreach to Reach Out! 💗 update #2

Outreach to Reach Out!

“To be of service is to become bigger than the way we normally see ourselves. Our attention shifts. We set aside our preoccupation with ourselves and turn our focus outwards, towards others.”

SFC’s Outreach to Reach Out has been doing just that. As long as the needs of our parish community exist, we will be there to help. Our Outreach program has been busy this month!

We thank our SFC school families who graciously helped restock our SVdP food pantry. Because of the schools ongoing efforts to stock the pantry, our outreach program is able to bag groceries needed for the surrounding community.

A special shout out to the Gamez family who with the help of Blue Rock BBQ on June 1st, provided 50 meals to the LifeMoves program in San Jose. LifeMoves shelters mothers and their children, working with them to find solutions to homelessness. With the generous donation from the Gamez family we were also able to partner once again with Double D’s of Los Gatos the following day to provide an additional 90 meals to a local foster care program. Thank you Blue Rock BBQ! Thank you Double D’s!

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!