Young Adults Ministry Plans for Summer 2019 Announced

Cabrini Young Adults is the young adult ministry of St. Frances Cabrini Parish in San Jose, CA. We are a community of young adult Catholics seeking to grow in our faith through fellowship, common prayer, service, and physical activities. All events open to young adults 18-34 and take place in parish center unless otherwise noted. Email us at cabriniyoungadults@gmail.com |Find us on Facebook: St. Frances Cabrini Young Adults.

For more information on the Young Adults Ministry see https://sfcabrini.org/organizations/young-adults-group/

Middle School Diocesan Retreat Slated for August

The Middle School Diocesan Retreat that will be held August 5th – August 8th

The Middle School Diocesan Youth Retreat (MSDYR) is open! MSDYR is a four day retreat for all incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students of the 2019-2020 academic school year aimed at cultivating a transformational encounter with Jesus Christ. Our hope is to enrich the catholic imagination and deepen the bonds of friendship through the means of beauty, fellowship, and the sacraments.

How to Register Youth for MSDYR
**Parents of prospective MSDYR teen participants must fill out the registration on their behalf**
• MSDYR Youth Registration Link in English: http://bit.ly/MSDYR2019ENG
• MSDYR Youth Registration in Spanish: http://bit.ly/MSDYR2019SPA
• Populate the necessary registration fields and submit your payment


If you are utilizing the paper registration option ( http://bit.ly/MSDYR2019PAPER), send your completed registration form enclosed with your payment to the Diocese of San Jose (1150 N. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95112 | Attn: Robbie Ocampo)

Scenes From the 2018 MSDYR; 2019 Registration Underway

The Middle School Diocesan Youth Retreat 2019 is scheduled for Monday, August 5th through Thursday, August 8th at Mission Springs Conference Center in Scotts Valley, CA. We are confident that the multitude of middle school teens across our diocese will be greatly blessed by the work of the Holy Spirit present amidst the retreat.

Here are scenes from last year’s event.

Additional details regarding registration are found on our Facebook page below.

MSDYR 2018 Middle school retreat San Jose Diocese

Take Time To Look Back on the 2019 FilAm Easter Egg Hunt

It’s time to take a look back at the 2019 SFC Parish Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Filipino American Group.

The Filipino American Group would like to thank everyone who donated plastic eggs and candy.

We filled up more than 7,000 eggs and made more than 200 kids happy because of your generosity.

Special thanks to our Fil-Am bunnies, the kids and their parents, and of course, Nikki, Sue, Jean, and Fr. Michael for their support.

Music Credit: Always Be My Unicorn — Freedom Trail Studio

See https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx6kpgiQkDkN1UnK5GaATGw

For more information of the Filipino American Group seehttps://sfcabrini.org/organizations/filam-group/

See the 2019 Easter Egg Hunt at https://bit.ly/2QDEZvb


SFC Parishioners Honored at Saint Pius X Awards Banquet

In early May 2019 the Diocese of San Jose held the 49th annual “Saint Pius the X Awards Banquet” at the Villa Ragusa in Campbell.
Supporting Catechetical Ministry in our own parishes we show our appreciation of our hard working catechists.
These men and women intentionally dedicate their lives to spreading the Gospel to children, youth, young adults, RCIA, music ministry, Sacrament preparation, and much more.
The program consisted of a delicious dinner followed by awards going to many of volunteer catechists within the DSJ Churches that joined in the event this year.
All awards were presented by our new Bishop Oscar Cantu. Bishop Patrick McGrath and many parish priests were in the audience.
Father Gabriel and Joan Schenck joined in the celebration and are very proud to say that the following parishioners were honored:
Grace Triunfante and Lisa Koen both received a five year award for all their work with “The Children’s Liturgy of the Word” program on Sundays at the 9:30 am Mass.
The 25 year award was presented to former professional teacher, Linda Brady, who finds it is a rewarding experience to bring children towards a closer relationship with God. An original Red Barner, making her Sacraments here, Linda enjoys giving back to SFC parish children.
Special recognition for 35 years award was presented to four of our Cabrini volunteer catechists. John and Jennifer Donnelly can be seen and heard weekly at the Saturday
5:00 PM Mass, Sunday 9:30 AM Mass, plus Praise and Worship on First Fridays, Masses for funerals, First Communions, Confirmations, weddings and much more. Together they lead their family in music ministry and with other musicians and singers year after year.
Donna Tkach has taught Baptism Preparation classes for 21 years, followed by teaching RCIA, and currently preparing older children for first communion. Donna also led adult Bible studies for 35 years and still does. She loves informing both children and adults of the wonders of the Catholic Faith.
Margie Schillage, another Red Barner, enjoys teaching her 5th grade students and feels that they have such an innate love for God. She has a wonderful gift of spreading the
Good News to her students and feels a strong connection that manifests after class feeling touched by the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Truly, St. Frances Cabrini has been blessed with these hard working, faith-filled Catholics giving their best to our parish children, teens and adults.
For more on the SFC Religious Education Program see https://sfcabrini.org/ministries/religious-education/

Young Adults Group To Meet, Discuss Christus Vivit This Summer

The St Frances Cabrini Young Adults Group presents a Summer 2019 study program of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation: Christus Vivit. Join the Young Adults at any or all of the sessions planned.

The Study Group kicks off June 19 and will also gather on June 26, July 10, July 17 and July 24. Sessions begin at 7:00 PM with Evening Prayer followed by Discussion at 7:30 PM and a Social at 8:30 PM. We welcome new members ages 18 to 39.

Pope Francis writes: “With great affection, I address this Apostolic Exhortation to all Christian young people.It is meant to remind you of certain convictions born of our faith, and at the same time to encourage you to grow in holiness and in commitment to your personal vocation. But since it is also part of a synodal process, I am also addressing this message to the entire People of God, pastors and faithful alike, since all of us are challenged and urged to reflect both on the young and for the young. Consequently, I will speak to young people directly in some places, while in others I will propose some more general considerations for the Church’s discernment.

I have let myself be inspired by the wealth of reflections and conversations that emerged from last year’s Synod. I cannot include all those contributions here, but you can read them in the Final Document. In writing this letter, though, I have attempted to summarize those proposals I considered most significant. In this way, my words will echo the myriad voices of believers the world over who made their opinions known to the Synod. Those young people who are not believers, yet wished to share their thoughts, also raised issues that led me to ask new questions.”

A copy of Pope Francis’ Christus Vivit can be seen at  https://bit.ly/2WHYm8a  

For more information on the SFC Young Adults Group, see https://sfcabrini.org/organizations/young-adults-group/