#GivingTuesday 2020

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As Catholics we are called to receive God’s gifts gratefully and share them lovingly with one another. December 1st we will join in the celebration of Giving Tuesday, a global day of kindness and generosity. In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that can give us hope – that together we can do extraordinary things.

You can show your generosity in a variety of ways during Giving Tuesday—whether it’s donating funds, participating in a new ministry, volunteering, or praying, every act of generosity and kindness counts! Join us online, as we gather together to raise funds, support our parishes and ministries, and share our faith on Giving Tuesday!

Layette Program – Accepting Donations – December 6

The Office of Family Life & Spirituality of the Diocese of San Jose – Annual Layette Tea Update


Layette Program flyer 2020Due to COVID-19 we are not having our Annual Layette Tea. We will be collecting your items and donations on Sunday, December 6th from 12pm to 3pm with our ‘no contact’ drop off.


Isolation Products
157 San Lazaro Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

For donation details and more information click here to view PDF.



Mother Cabrini Feast Day – Special Online Film Event

PosterJoin us for a special online film screening of Lucia Mauro’s 50-minute documentary, Frances Xavier Cabrini: The People’s Saint, in honor of Mother Cabrini’s Feast Day on Friday, November 13 at 7 p.m. (CST) and an encore presentation on Sunday, November 15 at 2 p.m. (CST).

Writer-Director Lucia Mauro (winner of the Vatican Film Festival) will participate in a Q&A with Sister Bridget Zanin, MSC, Director of Chicago’s National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini; composer Enzo De Rosa; and Gabriella Cabrini, a descendant of the Saint based in Italy.

Viewers can choose to watch the film in English, Spanish, Polish, Italian or French. To watch the film’s trailer in different languages, click here:

Individual tickets are $10, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the parish.

For Nov. 13, RSVP here.
For Nov. 15, RSVP here.


Click poster image above to learn more.

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