Evangelization Committee











Evangelization Committee Helps Grow Parish Community

The Evangelization Committee was formed to help the Parish fulfill its’ Mission Statement, which is: Worship God, Love Others, Make Disciples and Educate the Young.

  1. MANDATE: To implement Ideas or Committees to help grow the Parish & create community within the Parish
  2. MEETING TIME: 3rd Wednesday of each month; 7:00 PM; Parish Center/Dining Room
    • Maintain sub-committee of Greeters for Sunday Masses and special events
    • Provide end of Mass Videos every other month at all Masses
    • Provide Quarterly Movie/Dinner for Parish in Essig Hall
    • Conduct Monthly Class for non-Catholics, fallen away Catholics, the Lukewarm etc. to prepare for RCIA. Classes are held on 2nd Thursdays; 7:00 PM in the Parish Center
    • Conduct ‘Speaker Series’ each month–March thru November
    • Create “ministry” for all parishioners to become “involved”
    • Annual Ministry Fair–Each ministry has a booth to educate Parishioners re: their role at SFC. Held in Fall each year.

OFFICERS: Barry LeMay, Chair; Charlotte LeMay, Hospitality Chair James Sawaya, Greeter Chair; Heidi Druist, Publicity

Preparing for the Birth of Jesus: Fr.Paul Soukup Tops November Speaker Series

The Evangelization Committee of SFC presents a Monthly Speaker Series designed to educate the Catholic Faithful.

Our speaker for November will be our very own Father Paul Soukup, S.J.on Wednesday, November 20th. He will be speaking about Advent: Preparation for the Birth of Jesus.

Join us for a rosary for the country at 6:30 PM, followed by his talk at 7:00 PM concluded with a reception at 8:15 PM on the church plaza.

Recent Activities

Divine Providence the Topic September 11 at Speaker Series Presentation

The Evangelization Committee of SFC Presents: A Monthly Speaker Series designed to educate the Catholic Faithful.

Our speaker for September will be:
Brother John Mark of Divine Providence O.C.D.
Wednesday, September 11th

He will be speaking about Divine Providence What is God’s Role in my life?

Join us for a rosary for the country at 6:30 PM, followed by his talk at 7:00 PM concluded with a reception at 8:15 PM on the church plaza.

Fall Scripture Class Starts September 16, Confirm Participation by August 15

St. Frances Cabrini
Fall 2019 Scripture Class
The Bible and the Mother of God
by Brandt Pitre, Augustine Institute
We are starting the class on Monday, September 16th at 7:00 PM in the Church. All your favorite facilitators will be returning.
Brandt Pitre is the author of two classes we have already done and liked very much–1) Eucharist, last Fall and 2) Presence, this Spring!
This class is not to be confused with the Mary Class presented two years ago. It is VERY different.
Your cost is $20.00 for the Study Guide.
Please confirm your participation by August 15th. We need a commitment from you now! We will need to order books early to have them here on time!
You won’t need to pay for them until the first Class, but the Evangelization Committee does need your YES or NO by August 15th!
Thank you and God Bless you! — Charlotte and Barry
Reply by email to maryschild@icloud.com
or call (408) 379-6517

Join the Evangelization Committee for Dinner and a Movie at SFC August 17

St. Frances Cabrini Summer Movie
Saturday, Aug. 17th, 2019
Essig Hall @ 6:00 PM
Featured presentation: Bernadette (see trailer at https://youtu.be/x-K4NmP5TC4)
(included with ticket purchase)
• BBQ Tri-tip • Garlic French Bread
• Baked Beans • Tossed Green Salad
• Lemonade • Water
• Popcorn (for the movie
(No tickets will be sold at the door.)
Buy your tickets on August 10th & 11th after all Masses, at
the SFC Parish Center, or send your reservation and check to:
Hearts of Love Bookstore
2242 Camden Ave., Suite 102
San Jose, CA 95124
until August 15th
$8.00 per person; $30 per family of 4

Fr. Thomas Vendetti to Speak on Powerful Love of Jesus August 21

The Evangelization Commmittee’s Speaker Series continues August 21 at SFC with a presentation by Father Thomas Vendetti.
Fr Thomas Vendetti is originally from Rockville, MD. He joined the novitiate of the Legion of Christ in Connecticut in 1995. He studied philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome and obtained a licentiate in philosophy and bachelors in theology.
He recently completed his MA in Christian Spirituality at Fordham University in NY, focusing on the lgnatian Spiritual Exercises. Since his ordination to the priesthood in 2009 he has served in the New York Tristate area for four years as vice rector and director of development for the Legionaries’ center of philosophy in Thornwood, NY, as well as chaplain for Regnum Christi in I Manhattan. From 2013 to 2016 he was local director and chaplain for Regnum Christi in Chicago.
He is currently serving in the Bay Area as director for Our Lady of Santa Clara Retreat Center and I I chaplain for Regnum Christi.
Fr. Thomas will show you how to find spiritual, emotional, and physical healing through the power of the Holy Spirit and the sacraments. This talk is steeped in Scripture and the wisdom of the Catholic Church.

Catholicism 101 Class Underway

Come and get your questions answered at a theology class run by the St Frances Cabrini Evangelization Committee. Bring a “seeking” friend or relative to Catholicism 101 the 2nd Thursday of every month through August.

The class is offered at no charge.

The 1.5 hour class leads participants through the Four Marks of the True Church: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic faith.

For more information on the Evangelization Committee andcontact any of the officers above. New members are always welcomed.

Make your class reservation by calling 408 379 6517.

Discover the Treasures of Divine Life; Sacraments Series Begins March 11

This eight (8) class series begins March 11 at St Frances Cabrini Parish and includes a study guide and video presentation. Classes are held in the Church. beginning at 7:00 PM —Rosary at 6:40 PM
Subsequent dates will be announced as they become available.
You can pay on the 1st night. Cost is $20 and can be paid as you arrive. This new series is presented by the Evangelization Committee. We welcome new members.



Join us for Lauds (Morning Prayer)

St. Frances Cabrini Parish invites all parishioners to pray Lauds (Morning Prayer) as a community during the liturgical seasons of Lent, Easter, Advent, Christmas, and various Feast Days of the Church. It starts at 8:10 AM and ends before our Daily Mass.

According to USCCB, “The Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office, is the daily prayer of the Church, marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer.” By praying the official prayer of the Church, we are joining with the Catholics throughout the whole world by reciting same words of the Psalms and same intentions.

According to Aletia.org, “It is common to see priests or religious stop during the day to offer prayers out of a small black book. Sometimes even lay people will have that same black book and sit in the back pew of church to pray. What is it that they are praying?Priests, religious and deacons are obligated to pray daily what is called the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office. It consists of praying a set of prayers each day at different times, from morning to night. It is a prayer routine not only reserved for those consecrated to God, but also a common prayer practice for the laity.”

Aletia.org notes, “Since Vatican II the Church has continued to promote this practice and has encouraged the laity to join in this Liturgy.

Pastors of souls should see to it that the chief hours, especially Vespers, are celebrated in common in church on Sundays and the more solemn feasts. And the laity, too, are encouraged to recite the divine office, either with the priests, or among themselves, or even individually” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, 100).”


Watch a Video Presentation of First Friday Adoration

See https://www.facebook.com/sfcsjca/videos/386548945494591/



Prior Events

Recent Activities Conducted by the Evangelization Committee Are Seen Below. (click on image for more details)

Movie Night returns to SFC February 2 with a showing of Miracles from Heaven. See the official trailer at https://youtu.be/CldGTG6iVrU?t=1
Join the Evangelization Committee for dinner and a show at 6:00 PM in Essig Hall. Menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce (La Villa Deli), tossed green salad, garlic french bread, hot cider, water and popcorn for the movie.
Tickets are on sale after all masses this weekend and cost just $7 per person or $25 for a family of four. Tickets may also be purchased at the Parish Center until January 31.

January Scripture/Bible Course: The Footprints of God

Join Steven Ray as he takes you on a journey following Peter, the rugged fisherman Jesus chose to lead His Church. You will follow Peter’s path on location in Rome and the Holy Land and from Galilee to Rome to discover answers about the major role of the Papacy in the saga of salvation.

In the next journey you will follow Mary’s extraordinary journey on location in Israel, Turkey and Greece. You’ll clearly understand Mary’s Immaculate Conception, her role as intercessor, her Assumption into Heaven and more.

Next, you will sit at the feet of the apostles, as the Apostolic Fathers celebrate the Eucharist in hiding, and tremble at the suffering they endured for Jesus Christ. Retrace their steps with Steven Ray through Israel, Turkey, France and Italy.

And finally, Steven Ray will take you through Jordan, Israel, Sinai and Egypt. You’ll witness God’s power demonstrated through Elijah and Elisha, the conscience of the kingdom, as they confront the powers arrayed against them, preparing the way for Christ.

There is NO Charge for this 5 week Class

BONUS VIDEO — The Jewish Conversion story of Roy Schoeman A story that will change your Catholic Life!

There will be a 1.5 hour video presentation each night
These Classes are great from ages 12 – Adult
Class dates are January 14, 21 & 28,
February 11 & 18, 2019
at 7:00 PM in the Church

Questions? Call Charlotte or Barry at 408  379 6517

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