St. Joan of Arc Church
2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd. • San Ramon, CA 94583-1630
Phone: (925)830-0600 Fax: 925-830-5059
www.sjasr.org parish firstname.lastname@example.org
July 21/22, 2012
Rev. Raymond Zielezienski
Rev. Ian Mendoza
Deacon Hock Chuan Oey
Deacon Ruben Gomez
Saturday, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 a.m.
First Saturday of the month
Holy Day Masses
6:00, 9:00 a.m.
12:10 and 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday mornings 9:00 a.m.
Exposition of the
Blessed Sacrament To Be Christ for Others
First Friday of the month
7:00 p.m. As Christ is for Us
(unless otherwise noted)
“Learn it, Live it”
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Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Putting ourselves in another person’s shoes is at the heart of morality. Compassion toward others
is impossible as long as we keep ourselves at the center of everything. Everything looks different when we
see the world through the eyes of others – especially when we look through the eyes of Christ.
Jesus saw the world with the eyes of a shepherd. Jeremiah 23:1-6 describes that shepherd as one
who risks and gives his own life to save the sheep. Our responsibility as Christians is to care for those around us who
are in need whatever it costs us.
We hear in our Gospel from Mark 6:30-34, that even when Jesus was tired, he could not turn his back on the
crowds of people that followed him wherever he went. His own physical and spiritual needs always took second place
to the needs of others. He met every demand that was made on his love and help.
There are basically two ways of looking at the people around us. We can either see them as companions or as
competitors. If we see them as competitors, they stand in the way of our own happiness. If we see them as
companions, our happiness is always wrapped up in their happiness.
Phone: 925-830-0600 Sacraments
Hours: Monday thru Thursday SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: Held Sundays—Please allow
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 8 weeks for preparation. Contact the parish office for more
Rev. Ray Zielezienski—Pastor x223 SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION: Preparation for teens
email@example.com begins in Grade nine; please contact the Youth Ministry
Rev. Ian Mendoza—Parochial Vicar—x226 Office. Adults (over 18) please contact the Parish Office.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: The bride, the groom or
YOUTH MINISTRY OFFICE their parents must be registered parishioners of St. Joan.
Grades 7-12 The couple must also meet with a priest or deacon at least
six months prior to the proposed wedding date.
Fax: 925-830-5059 SACRAMENT OF THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK:
Email: YouthOﬃce@sjasr.org For anyone experiencing chronic illness or preparing for
medical treatment, surgery, long-term care, etc., please
Bob Cummings—Youth Ministry Director x234
firstname.lastname@example.org call the Parish Office to arrange an appointment with a
priest. Also celebrated in the communal form on the 1st
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE Saturday of each month at the 9am Mass.
CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (R.C.I.A.):
For individuals interested in becoming Catholic, and for
Fax: 925-830-5059 adult Catholics who have not received Eucharist or
Email: REOﬃce@sjasr.org Confirmation please contact the Parish Office.
Hours: Monday thru Thursday 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Maureen Tiffany—Director x229
email@example.com EUCHARIST TO THE SICK OR HOMEBOUND
CYO OFFICE If you or someone you know
Basketball: firstname.lastname@example.org would like to receive the Eucharist at home,
please call our Parish Office at 830-0600
or Deacon Hock Oey at 804-6790
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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time SACRIFICIAL GIVING
July 22nd Mass Intentions
Weekly goal: $26,000
Saturday, July 21 July 15th Collection:
9:00 AM Communion Service Envelope Users $ 10,439.00
5:30 PM Fraxides Veloria + Loose Checks $ 2,879.00
Sunday, July 22
Loose Cash $ 2,198.00
7:30 AM Arturo Mercado +
9:00 AM Lucy Mary Ashing + OTHER* $ 5,430.00
10:30 AM Brandon August Total Sunday Collection $ 20,946.00
12:00 PM Members of our Parish Excess (Shortfall) $ (5,054.00)
Monday, July 23 Other includes EFT, Employee Giving Campaign,
9:00 AM Joe Maddox + On-Line Banking
Tuesday, July 24
9:00 AM Mr. Wheeler + Next weekend’s 2nd collection will be for the support of
Wednesday, July 25 our parish St. Vincent de Paul conference. There will
9:00 AM Araceli Felicidario + be envelopes in the pews. We are very grateful for your
Thursday, July 26 contributions to the 2nd collection on the fifth Sunday of
9:00 AM Sheila Coleman + past months. In this difficult economy there have been
Friday, July 27
9:00 AM Bob Mengebier + many requests for help by families and individuals. Your
Saturday, July 28 donations make it possible for us to assist them. We thank
9:00 AM Communion Service you in advance for your continuing generosity on the fifth
5:30 PM Carol Butitta + weekend in July.
Sunday, July 29
7:30 AM Gloria Badalewski +
9:00 AM Tom Grimm + St. Joan of Arc Will sponsor the
10:30 AM William Boteju +
12:00 PM Roque Umali + St. Mary’s Dinner for Seniors
Sunday, July 29
Prayers for those who are sick or suffering: The dinner menu and sign ups for volunteers are posted
Elfi Ashouri, Stanley Zielezienski, Clare Dowling, in the vestibules of the church. St. Mary’s Shelter is in
Roberta Ambrose Sotelo, Janet Bertolero, Ann Otis, need of toiletry items such as shampoo, soap, shaving
Mary Roberts, Pavlic Khoudian, Nicholas Policar, cream etc. Donations may be dropped off in the parish
Melanie Macleod, Verla Pelley, Christine Covington, office or the parish kitchen by July 29.
Patrick and Mary Ann Martin, Mary Beth Kramer, Jack
DiLiegro, Mylene Ayuste Garcia, Elfi Ashouri, Patricia
Frick, Conrado Villon, Remedios Geraldo, Catherine Hall,
Kara Hofmann, Elsie Nunag, Julie Realiza, Carolyn
Pray for our deceased: Margaret Mahoney, Sunday, September 30
Rose Chael 1:00 to 5:00 pm
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
in Ordinary Time
Monday: Mi 6:1-4, 6-8; Mt 12:38-42 July 22, 2012
Tuesday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Mt 12:46-50
Wednesday: 2 Cor 4:7-15; Mt 20:20-28 Question for Adults: “ What do you do to rest so
Thursday: Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13; Mt 13:10-17 that you can return to work refreshed?”
Friday: Jer 3:14-17; Mt 13:18-23
Saturday: Jer 7:1-11; Mt 13:24-30 Question for Child: “ When will you take time to stop
Sunday: 2 Kgs 4:42-44; Ps 145; Eph 4:1-6;
and pray this week ?”
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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
Office Hours Help Needed
Religious Ed Summer
Catechists are needed for
Office Hours 9AM—3PM
Please call the office before
you come in. With vacations
If you love children and can
there maybe be sometime
when there is no one in the give one hour of your time,
RE Office. Thank you for please contact the RE Office.
understanding. Phone We need help at every grade
messages will be checked. level. You do not have to be a
professional teacher. You can
make a difference in the life
REGISTRATION of the children in the parish
2012-2013 just by sharing your love of
Forms are due God and your neighbor.
If you have not returned
your forms please do so
as soon as possible. If
you need forms, please
contact or come into the
RE Office during Christ Has No Hands and Feet
business hours. but Yours….
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YOUTH MINISTRY OFFICE Next Youth Mass
925-830-4720 Sunday, Sept. 9th
YouthOffice@sjasr.org 5:30 pm
EDGE and LIGHT: FORMS DUE NEXT WEEK - AUGUST 1st.
Registration and Medical Release Forms
can be found on website under Youth Ministry or
call our office for more information.
EDGE Service Project
Come make tie blankets for our Prayer Shawl Ministry
We make tie blankets to give to members of our community who need
to be wrapped in our love, support and prayers.
Every Monday morning in July
9:30 - 11:30 in MPR
Incoming 7 & 8th graders and friends
Upcoming Service Opportunities
Signup at www.signupgenius.com/go/faith5
Saturday, August 4th - 8:00 - 11:00 Trip to Contra County Food Bank.
Help sort food at the food bank.
Saturday, August 11th - 8:00 - 1:30 Provide Bags of Love (bag lunches)
to the poorest of the poor in San Francisco with Cityteam International.
Last LIGHT Movie Night
Monday, July 23 - Come join us for our last movie night
of the summer in the MPR.
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Living Stewardship Now
Look at your life and try to add up how you spend your week. How much time is
devoted to God, family, work, and service? Do you rest and relax or just change
activities? What are your time-wasters?
We hear stories all the time about people in a parish saying, “let others do the work of the
Church (parish). I’ve been giving for so long. Now, it is time for others to step up.”
In today’s Gospel, Jesus had planned to slip away from the crowds for a few moments of peace and a
little rest. When He saw the people gathered, however, He put His needs aside to meet the needs of
others. Sometimes, as good stewards, we are called to do the same, no matter how long we’ve been
involved and how much of our treasure we have given.
“Returns with Increase…” VBS
The children in VBS earned
enough money to contribute to
the purchase of over 700, mosquito
nets for the people of Mali.
Thank you to the 200+ teen volunteers and
50+ adult volunteers who made VBS a
great experience for 450 children!
~Prayer ~Formation ~Outreach ~Returns with Increase
ALTAR SERVER OF THE MONTH
1. What do you like best about being an altar server? - I like helping to serve the church
and being a part of mass. I feel that it helps bring me spiritually closer to God.
2. What other activities have you done at St. Joan of Arc.? - I have been a V.B.S.
counselor for four years now. I was part of the LIGHT youth ministry group last year and will be again
3. How has serving at liturgies changed the way you view the Mass, the sacraments, etc.? - Serving
has taught me new things about mass. I have learned that to consecrate the bread and wine to make them
the body and blood of Jesus Christ that it is not just the blessing that consecrates it. It is the story the
priest tells along with it about the last supper. Without the story it can not be transformed into the body
and blood of Jesus Christ.
4. What are your outside interests, (i.e. favorite class, sports, musical instrument, etc.)? - Outside of
altar serving I am a Boy Scout. I've been a Boy Scout for five years. I also run cross country and track for
Cal High. Practice has already started for Cross Country in the fall of this year.
5. What is your favorite memory as an altar server? - My favorite memory of being an altar server
was serving at the Easter Vigil for the first time. It was a great experience and that is why I try to do it
6. How long have you been an altar server? - I have been an altar server since third grade and I'm
going to be a Sophomore so that's... 7 years.
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Hike and Mass with Fr. Ian and Fr. Ray
Saturday July 28, 2012 9AM Juniper Campground Mt. Diablo
To those who wish to carpool, meet at St Joan of Arc lower parking lot by the
MPR and be ready to leave at 8:15 AM sharp. We will car pool to Mt Diablo
south entrance and up to the Juniper campgrounds, which is just below the
summit. Non-carpool can go straight to the picnic area at Juniper Trail. We will
begin with a mass at 9AM at the Juniper Campground picnic area.
After mass, Fr. Ian and Fr. Ray will lead a hike from the Juniper campground to
the summit via the Juniper trail. This is an easy two-mile round trip hike to the
summit. We will have shuttles available to people up the summit to do the
around the top hike/walk which has great views and informational plaques
along the way.
Those that do not wish to participate in the hike can remain at the site and enjoy
the views until the hiking party returns. Upon returning to the campground, there
will be a no host picnic.
Those attending should bring their own lunch, water and a light folding chair.
Mt Diablo charges a day use fee of $10 per vehicle. Maps with driving directions will be handed out at the entrance.
Questions? Email email@example.com or call Ely Torres 925.353.8249
Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality is
a unique program, affiliated with Santa Clara University
and the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley. We
respond to the thirst of many Catholics to deepen their
spiritual life while giving of their time and talent in
service to those in need. Our mission is to enrich the
experience of people over 50, committed to community
service, through a 10-month program of prayer and
Ignatian spiritual reflection.
We are currently recruiting for new participants in the
2012-2013 Program which begins in September.
For more information contact:
Joe or Angela Rivello, St Joan of Arc Parishioners
925 828 2025
or Jenny Girard Malley, Program Director
Please visit our web
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Welcome! To all the children Baptized at St. Joan of Arc Parish the 2nd Quarter
April, May, June
Alcantara, Logan Lamburt, son of Lamburt and Joy Jazmin, Khaleo Rey, daughter of Jerrod and Erykah
Antiniw, Alexis Nicole Outlaw, daughter of Michael and Kelly, Logan James, son of Jason and Caroline
Althea Marie Kerry, Quinlan Gus, son of Gus and Kimberly
Antonio, Madison Faith, daughter of Jason and Fides Loisel, Taylor Grace Marion, daughter of Michael and
Bjork, Derek Alan, son of Ryan and Kari Jennifer
Cabral, Jethro Figuroa, son of Jose Roy and Roda Lucas, Azireyah Jaylene, daughter of Ferdinand and Erykah
Cassara, Reese Marie, daughter Daniel and Rebecca Maldonado, Daniel Jorge, son of Jorge and Therese
Castillo, Chayce Kayden Cruz, son of Harold John McCollum, Brianna May, daughter of Brandon and Melissa
and Marie Faye Medel, Zoey Claire, daughter of Justin and Angelena
Childress, Jackson Alexander, son of William and Laura Nash, Kyle Joseph, son of Patrick and Michelle
De Leon, Christiana Noelle, daughter of Carlos and Grace Pelayo, Isabella Katherine, daughter of John and Lisa
Mary Puth, Dominick Kaden, son of Kenneth and Edith
Estrellado, Reese Isabella, daughter of Maynard and Rosa, Nolan Joseph, son of Michael and Maria
Stephanie Sastry, Lianna Isabelle, daughter of Manos and Alejandra
Fanelli, Nathan Michael, son of Michael and Jacqueline Sequin, Anthea Rombano, daughter of Allan and Rowena
Gilroy, Emily Catherine, daughter of Matthew and Jennifer Aileen
Gonzales-Castro, Chloe, daughter of Ritchie and Ethelle Stewart, Benjamin William, son of Mark and Rocio
Jaquias, Kaden Rhyz, son of Kelvin and Roela Varela, Joel Ernesto, son of John and Lana
Tiny Treasures NAME THAT PROGRAM!
Parents and Grandparents can enjoy
“January Adult Education Workshops”
talking to one another while interacting
with their child or grandchild. Thursdays
The winner of the $25 Starbucks Gift
10:00 a.m. in Classroom 3
July Card will be announced after August
26 Water Craft 1st.If you have not had the chance to
submit your ideas there is still time!
Questions: Call Sabrina at 456-0569 Good Luck!
SAVE THE DATE...OCTOBER 6TH
St. Joan of Arc
The auction event of the year is coming to San Ramon! What do Salvador Dali, Buster Posey
and Marilyn Monroe have in common? All will be up for auction at the St. Joan of Arc Food
& Wine Fest on October 6. The auction at the event will be unlike any other auctions you may
have experienced. Featured items will include exquisite, limited edition artwork (think Dali,
Picasso, Chagall and many lesser known, but equally original artists), signed sports and
entertainment collectibles (Montana, Posey, Ruth...need we say more!), fabulous designer
jewelry and ladies accessories, unique home décor, exotic getaways and much more. Come join
us for a great evening of auctions, libations, food and fun!
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St. Joan of Arc
SVdP “Friends of the Poor Walk”
The Contra Costa County Friends of the Poor® Walk will be held on Saturday,
September 29, 2012 at the St. Isidore, Danville grass field/track, 8-11 am.
What’s Involved in the FOP Walk/Run?
The Friends of the Poor Walk/Run works the same way as other charitable walks/runs. You sign up, receive
a pledge form, invite your friends/family/associates to sponsor you, and then participate on the day of the
How to Register: You can register for the 5K, (3.1 miles), Contra Costa Walk by going to
www.svdpfriendsofthepoorwalk.org and identifying your beneficiary walk as #645, (St. Joan of Arc)
or ID #222, (District Council of Contra Costa County). If you cannot walk yourself, please go on-line and
support a walker, (under “Find a Walker” type in Carondelet Students Kerianne Hunt or Morgan Castelein)
participating in the Contra Costa Walk, #222. The WALK EVENT is: CA Danville: St. Isidore Church Grass
Field/Track. This identifies WHERE you are walking, it does not impact your donation.
AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP PEOPLE OF LIFE
4 MONDAY EVENING OF THE MONTH “A baby is God’s opinion
Please join us for our monthly gathering of parents, that life should go on.”
grandparents, family and friends of those with autism spectrum disorders.
MONDAY, July 23rd – 7 – 9 PM Consider making a donation of your
Parish Office Conference Room time, talent or treasure to the Gabriel
Sue Walsh – firstname.lastname@example.org - 820-2140 Project, the Bay Area Crisis Nursery,
or to a family in need in.
Summer Drop-In Grief Sessions
The St. Joan of Arc Grief Ministry is offering 2 “drop-in” sessions this summer.
July 24 and August 14
Location: St. Joan of Arc Church Conference Room
2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon 94583
When: Tuesday Evenings - Sign in Starts at 6:45pm
Sessions are from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Topics: July 24th Baby Steps on Your Healing Journey
August 14th Hope for Tomorrow
A er the sessions there will be me for refreshment and socializing.
The death of a loved one is unlike any other loss, whether it comes sudden and tragic
or with warning and preparation.
This is me and a place where you can honor your grief.
For information you can call:
Susan @ (925)830-1737 or Kathy @ (805)338-5320
These sessions are open to all, regardless of religious affiliation.