To stay current regarding the status of Social Justice and Respect for Life issues being considered by our legislative bodies (both California and Federal), the following websites provide some good information: California Legislative Network (California Catholic Conference) United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Who? Me? Catholic? Why do people become interested in RCIA? Have you ever wondered about the Catholic faith or exploring the Catholic Church? If you have, consider coming to RCIA? Rite of Christian Initiation. It is a gentle process helping people who are not baptized or who have been baptized in another tradition, come to a greater knowledge of God, Jesus, the Catholic Church and its practices and beliefs. The RCIA process at Sacred Heart helps people grow in their relationship with God and learn more about what Catholics believe, how we pray, what our values are, and how we celebrate. Scripture is also an important part of the process. RCIA welcomes all seekers, including those who would like to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation and those who would like to reconnect with their faith. Sessions are held twice a month after the 9 a.m. Mass. If you would like more information, pick up one of the brochures in the back of the church. Contact Jeannine Leichner, RCIA Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408-867-3634 x 524.
Volunteer at Back to School Clothing Program Location: Kohl's in Campbell When: August 5th, 6:30 AM - 10:00 AM West Valley Community Services needs volunteers for the Back to School Clothing Program on Saturday morning, August 5th at Kohl’s in Campbell. Each Child is awarded a $100-$150 voucher to be spent at Kohl’s and a Volunteer is assigned to each child to help him\her decide what to buy. This is a quick and easy one-time volunteer event. Follow link to complete Volunteer Application Form at: https://goo.gl/forms/wwVee8GlQyvssiTo1 For more information call Eddie Diaz, Community Engagement Coordinator at: (408) 956-6115
Friday June 23rd at 7:00 PM at Sacred Heart Church Mark your calendar for a Faith and Family Night celebrating our parish's feast day. We will begin praying the Sacred Heart Chaplet at 7 PM, followed by a showing of The Day the Sun Danced. This year is the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima.
Los Gatos Saratoga Relay for Life July 22-23, 2017, 10:00 am – 10:00 am Relay for Life is a 24 hour community walk against cancer. It is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. This overnight experience is an opportunity where people from local faith communities gather to celebrate survivors, their caregivers, and to remember those individuals that lost their battle to cancer. Relay participants help raise money and awareness to support the American Cancer Society. During relay each team pledges to keep, minimally, one member walking the track for the entire 24 hours. This event is held overnight to signify cancer never sleeps and neither will the people fighting the disease Please prayerfully consider the following ways to help: Form a team of family and friends to walk the track as Team SH Provide a donation of a raffle or silent auction item or service for the event. Invite cancer survivors to join us at the track for the survivors lap which starts the event followed by a luncheon for survivors and caregivers. Register for the event at relayforlife.org/losgatossaratogaca Purchase luminaria for $10 after Mass
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RCIA .... A Spiritual Journey Throughout our lives we continually search for meaning. If you have felt a persistent emptiness and long for something more, perhaps it is time to consider what the Catholic Church has to offer. Sacred Heart has a wonderful process, the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA), to help seekers discover the wonder of God in their lives and become part of a caring faith community. RCIA is a spiritual journey for adults who have never been baptized, for those who have been baptized in another faith, and for those who would like to reconnect with their faith. Any adult is welcome to take part in this wonderful process which can lead to a greater closeness with the Lord, a greater familiarity with Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church and a greater sense of community. Join us on Sundays, June 4th, June 25th, July 9th, and July 23rd! Or for more information about embarking on a new spiritual journey in RCIA.... Contact Jeannine Leichner at email@example.com or call 408-867-3634 x 524. Persons interested in being confirmed or who are reconnecting with their faith are also welcome.
Women's Club Meeting Notice Tuesday, April 25th in Extended Care 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Join us for Roberta’s Button Jewelry Making Workshop. Bring your missing button collection and Roberta will share her vast collection with us. Other things to bring: sewing needles & different colored threads for sewing on the buttons, your own scissors AND a $5.00 Materials Fee. Pleases RSVP by Monday, April 21. Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Rose Payan The Power of the Holy Spirit: Healing and Forgiving Sunday, April 23rd at 10:30 AM in Geary Hall Have our gifts been collecting dust? Do we have gifts that are not realized or opened, because we don't know how to open them or use them? The Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles at Pentecost and gave them power, courage and willingness to open unlocked doors and proclaim the Good News. We received the Holy Spirit at our Baptism and were sealed with the Holy Spirit at Confirmation. However, have we listened to and allowed the Holy Spirit to guide us? The power of God, through the Holy Spirit, desires to bring healing to our lives and often healing begins with forgiveness. Come listen to Dr. Rose Payan lead us on a journey discovering the power of forgiveness and healing through the Holy Spirit. Dr. Rose holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, a master's degree in Elementary Education, and a BA in Speech and Language Therapy. She works for a national educational firm and was a presenter at the annual symposium of the National Association of Diocesan Liaisons to the Charismatic Renewal where she spoke on intercessory prayer, and has provided a series of workshops for the Sacramento Diocese.