Posts By: Robert Citelli

ICF Frank Guidace Memorial Bocce Tournament Set for July 13

The 17th Annual Frank Guidace Memorial Bocce Tournament is set for July 13th and we hope to have 12 teams or more.
The Tournament Schedule is as follows:
8:30 AM – Coffee/Donuts/Registration
9:00 AM – Tournament Start
12:00 PM – Lunch included with entry fee
1:00 PM – Resume Tournament Finals
• 8 – 12 team maximum, 2 or 3 team minimum play
• 4 person teams
• Round Robin, 3 – 4 games per team minimum play
• Time limit on game, 45 minutes (so all can play)
• Abided by the U.S. Bocce Western Open Rules
• $50.00 fee per player
• $15 fee for lunch “non-players” & all volunteers
• Prizes for 1st Place $170.00, 2nd Place $90.00 and 3rd Place $50.00
• Perpetual trophy
Mail Payments: ICF Bocce Tournament 2853 Via Carmen, San Jose CA 95124 with checks payable to ICF Branch 191
Deadline to enter is July 5, 2019

Religious Education Wrap Up: Thank You Catechetical Team!

The Religious Education Program has now ended the 2018 – 2019 school year!
It’s been a busy year and ending with an explosion of big changes coming our way for next year!
Thank all of our hard working catechetical team: Grace Triunfante, Lisa Koen, Trang Tran, Melissa and Matt Shafer, Joann Allegretti, Michelle and Kelly Dodds, Donna Tkach, Mary Ellen Poirier, Margie Schillage, Jancy Vincent, Sue Keller, Pedro Aguilar, and Linda Brady. Not to mention the teens that regularly helped us with CLOW on Sunday mornings — Shannon and Aiden Miranda, Leona and Max Sawaya, Kelly and Michael Dodds, and Nick Metz.
We have already met our new Bishop Oscar Cantu, as he confirmed 82 Confirmandi from SFC school & ReligiousEd. on May 4th. Fr. Michael Hendrickson and Fr. Gabriel celebrated First Holy Communion this past May 18th for 66 young students. Fr. Michael will be leaving us, and we wish him all the best at his new assignment at St. Mary’s in Gilroy. This July 1st we will have a new Pastor, Fr. Joe Galang, let’s give him a warm welcome!
Certificates & Photos From Sacrament Masses are Coming
Our certificates and photos from the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion will be ready very soon. Just see and ask us at the 9:30 am Mass.
Registration for 2019 – 2020
Registration for the new school year will begin in mid-September, classes begin the first Wednesday of October — October 2nd, from 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM in the school.
Have a great summer and be sure to keep Christ in it, by going to visit him at Church.

Youth Ministry Summer 2019 Schedule Announced

The Summer 2019 Schedule of Events is now available and Middle School and High School students are encouraged to attend SFC’s Youth Ministry programs.

A complete schedule is seen here. 

Other Notable Dates

  • Youth Mass (5:30 PM mass)
    • Date: August 25th
  • Youth Ministry Welcome Back BBQ
    • Date: August 25th
    • Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    • Location: Parish Garden
  • High School Youth Ministry Kickoff
    • Date: September 8thTime: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    • Location: Parish Center


  1. How do I know which events are for the high schoolers and which are for the middle schoolers?
    1. This schedule is color coded. Events in red are just high school. Events in blue are just for middle school. Events in green are for either group.
  2. What are the grades that are considered high school and middle school?
    1. During the summer, high school is considered outgoing 8th graders – outgoing seniors and middle school is considered outgoing 5th graders – incoming 8th
  3. How do I RSVP for these events?
    1. Email our youth minister Kurt Martin at

*St. Frances Cabrini has the right to change any dates or times for any activity.

It all kicks off in June with these events:





eGiving with Faith Direct

Many of you are aware and take advantage of the convenience of electronic giving to our parish and we are grateful for that.
We believe it is time to upgrade to a more streamlined online provider for our eGiving needs through Faith Direct.

For those of you who have yet to join us in giving online, I strongly encourage you to do so.

Here’s why:
Faith Direct enables parishioners to make your Church contributions through either direct debit from your checking/savings account or through your credit/debit card. No more writing checks or searching for envelopes on the way out the door. Now you can apply the convenience of direct debit to your parish offerings in much the same way as you may now use it to make your mortgage, car, or tuition payments.

Faith Direct also offers you personalized offertory cards to replace your envelopes for the collection basket.

Please join me in enrolling by responding to the mailing you will receive or visit ( to enroll securely online.

God Bless You!
Rev. Michael Hendrickson

SFC’s American Heritage Girls, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts Honored

On March 31, 2019 The Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls held a Catholic Religious Recognition Ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph. The theme for the prayer service was called “Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ”, and the Donnelly Family played the music. We were pleased to have Coadjutor Bishop Oscar Cantu be the main celebrant along with Deacon Richard Noack and Fr. Paul Soukup, Chaplain.

For St. Frances Cabrini Parish Scouts the following scouts made us proud:

The American Heritage Girl Scout Awards, Family of God Medal, for ages 7-9 yrs, was earned by Madeline Schussman, and I Live My Faith Medal Award for ages 9-11 yrs, was earned by Vanessa Schussman, both of AHG CA0319.

The Light of Christ program is to help the BSA Cub Scouts develop a personal relationship with Jesus. Guillermo Torres and Frederick Ibanez, Jr. of SFC Cub Scout Pack 334.  The Parvuli Dei program helps youth explore a wide range of religious activities earned by Stephen Druist of SFC Cub Scout Pack 334.

The Ad Altare Dei program helps equip the middle school Scouts to take his or her place in the world as a maturing Catholic. Adrian Resayo and Robert Jackson, both of BSA Troop 390, earned this emblem. Pope Pius XII high school age program provides young people a chance to discuss with each other spiritual concerns at this stage of their life, it took over six months to earn.

John Michael of Tp 340, Daniel Barton of Tp 577, and Nicholas Metz  (All SFC Alumni or next month will be!); Henry LeDeit of Tp 577, and Brett and Eric Ellison of T390 all earned this emblem. The Circle of Faith Award, having completed at least 4 religious programs, was earned by John Michael, Daniel Barton, Nicholas Metz, and Brett & Eric Ellison brothers of St. Lucy Parish.

The BSA Eagle Scout Award was earned by Michael Citrigno!

The Saint George award is the National award given by a Diocese for a recipient’s outstanding contribution to the spiritual development of Catholic youth. This was presented to Catherine Murphy for her constant leadership in BSA Tp 390 since 2013. She was trained last summer at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico  as well as representing Region 11. Catherine is a long-time parishioner here at SFC, is a Lector and Extra Ordinary Minister of Communion here too. She and her husband, Stephen Murphy, are proud parents of young adults, Niamh and Christopher, also SFC Alumni.

Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to Scout Leaders: Joan Schenck, Angela Michael, Claudia Schussman and Catherine Murphy.

Congratulations to all our Scouts and Scouts and dedicated Scout Leaders!