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.
- MANDATE: To implement Ideas or Committees to help grow the Parish & create community within the Parish
- MEETING TIME: 3rd Wednesday of each month; 7:00 PM; Parish Center/Dining Room
- KEY ACTIVITIES:
- 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
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.
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
Join the Evangelization Committee for Dinner and a Movie at SFC August 17
Fr. Thomas Vendetti to Speak on Powerful Love of Jesus August 21
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
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
Recent Activities Conducted by the Evangelization Committee Are Seen Below. (click on image for more details)
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
2018 Ministry Fair
Other Recent Speakers
Adoration Chapel Restored 2018