FORMS DUE AUGUST 1st. - St. Joan of Arc Parish

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					                                  St. Joan of Arc Church
                                  2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd. • San Ramon, CA 94583-1630
                                    Phone: (925)830-0600            Fax: 925-830-5059

                                                  July 14/15, 2012
Rev. Raymond Zielezienski

Rev. Ian Mendoza
      Parochial Vicar

Deacon Hock Chuan Oey
Deacon Ruben Gomez
    Permanent Deacons

       Vigil Liturgy
      Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

     Weekend Masses
 Sunday, 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 a.m.
          12:00 p.m.

      Weekday Mass
           9:00 a.m.

       Healing Mass
  First Saturday of the month
            9:00 a.m.

     Holy Day Masses
        6:00, 9:00 a.m.
      12:10 and 7:00 p.m.

      Saturday, 4:30 p.m.

    Communion Service
 Saturday mornings 9:00 a.m.
                                        Our Mission…
    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,
                       There is no way we could buy half of what we purchase unless we were convinced that we need
              these things to make us happy or successful. If we have a bigger kitchen we will be happy. If we have a
              new car we will be happy. If we have lots of money in the bank we will be happy. If only we had more,
              we will be happy. In truth, we need very little to live a good life.
                   In our first reading from Amos 7:12-15, we hear that the prophet suffered the same fate of all
prophets. He was not welcome because he challenged the status quo. He was warned to take his act elsewhere. But
Amos knew that he needed to obey God rather than men.
         In our Gospel from Mark 6:7-13, we hear that Jesus sent out his disciples and urged them to travel light. Pack
no bags, carry no food, and take along no money. All they really needed was the truth and power of God. If they took
these things with them, the other lesser needs would take care of themselves.
        We want so many things, but what we want and what we need are two different things. We pile up possessions
far beyond what we need to survive and to thrive. We need to ask the Lord to give us a new sense of our real needs and
help us meet those needs in honest and prudent ways. It is then that we will find true happiness.
Fr. Ray

                   PARISH OFFICE
    Phone:       925-830-0600                                                  Sacraments
    Fax:         925-830-5059
    Hours:       Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday                  SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: Held Sundays—Please allow
                 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.                         8 weeks for preparation. Contact the parish office for more
                 Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
                 Friday Closed                               SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION: Preparation for teens
                                                                begins in Grade nine; please contact the Youth Ministry
              Rev. Ray Zielezienski—Pastor x223
                                                                Office. Adults (over 18) please contact the Parish Office.
           Rev. Ian Mendoza—Parochial Vicar—x226             SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: The bride, the groom or
                                    their parents must be registered parishioners of St. Joan.
             YOUTH MINISTRY OFFICE                              The couple must also meet with a priest or deacon at least
                                                                six months prior to the proposed wedding date.
                      Grades 7-12
    Phone:       925-830-4720                                SACRAMENT OF THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK:
    Fax:         925-830-5059                                   For anyone experiencing chronic illness or preparing for
    Email:                            medical treatment, surgery, long-term care, etc., please
                                                                call the Parish Office to arrange an appointment with a
           Bob Cummings—Youth Ministry Director x234            priest. Also celebrated in the communal form on the 1st
                                                                Saturday of each month at the 9am Mass.
                                                             CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (R.C.I.A.):
                      Pre-School-Gr. 6
                                                                For individuals interested in becoming Catholic, and for
    Phone:   925-830-4710                                       adult Catholics who have not received Eucharist or
    Fax:     925-830-5059                                       Confirmation please contact the Parish Office.
    Hours: Monday thru Thursday 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
                                                                       EUCHARIST TO THE SICK OR HOMEBOUND
                Maureen Tiffany—Director x229
                                                                            If you or someone you know
                      CYO OFFICE                                     would like to receive the Eucharist at home,
                                                                      please call our Parish Office at 830-0600
                                                                         or Deacon Hock Oey at 804-6790
San Ramon, CA                                                                                                Page Three

                  15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
                    July 15th, Mass Intentions               SACRIFICIAL GIVING
                                                             Weekly goal: $26,000
   Saturday, July 14
   9:00 AM         Communion Service                         July 8th Collection:
   5:30 PM         Danny Moffett +                           Envelope Users            $ 14,008.00
   Sunday, July 15                                           Loose Checks              $ 3,432.00
   7:30 AM         Juliana Luna +                            Loose Cash                $ 2,206.50
   9:00 AM         Frank Barry +                             OTHER*                    $ 5,430.00
   10:30 AM        Members of our Parish
                                                             Total Sunday Collection $ 25,076.50
   12:00 PM        John Noble +
                                                             Excess (Shortfall)        $    (923.50)
   Monday, July 16                                           Other includes EFT, Employee Giving Campaign,
   9:00 AM         Joan Fahey +                              On-Line Banking
   Tuesday, July 17                                          July 1st Total Collection $ 23,895.00
   9:00 AM          John Isbell +                            Excess (Shortfall)           (2,105.00)
   Wednesday, July 18
   9:00 AM         Mike Carter Family
   Thursday, July 19
   9:00 AM         Antoinette Fanelli +
   Friday, July 20
                                                                                          SAVE THE DATE!
   9:00 AM          Roger Donlon +                                                        August 18, 2012
   Saturday, July 21
   9:00 AM          Communion Service
   5:30 PM           Fraxides Veloria +                                  St. Joan of Arc Parish
   Sunday, July 22
   7:30 AM          Arturo Mercado +                                       Fashion Show &
   9:00 AM          Lucy Mary Ashing +                                   Adobo Dinner Dance
   10:30 AM        Brandon August
   12:00 PM        Members of our Parish
                                                              Sponsored by Simbang Gabi Ministry and
   Prayers for those who are sick or suffering:                        Knights of Columbus
   Elfi Ashouri, Stanley Zielezienski, Clare Dowling,
   Roberta Ambrose Sotelo, Janet Bertolero, Ann Otis,
   Mary Roberts, Pavlic Khoudian, Nicholas Policar,
   Melanie Macleod, Verla Pelley, Christine Covington,
   Patrick and Mary Ann Martin, Mary Beth Kramer, Jack
   DiLiegro, Alastair and Joyce Harrison, Mylene Ayuste
   Garcia, Elfi Ashouri, Patricia Frick, Conrado Villon,
   Remedios Geraldo, Catherine Hall, Kara Hofmann, Elsie
   Nunag, Julie Realiza                                             Sunday, September 30
   Pray for our deceased: Cynthia Jinayon                              1:00 to 5:00 pm

                                                                                     Fifteenth Sunday
           READINGS FOR THE WEEK                                                     in Ordinary Time
                                                                                          July 15, 2012
 Monday:        Is 1:10-17; Mt 10:34 — 11:1
 Tuesday:       Is 7:1-9; Mt 11:20-24                        Question for Adults: “How do you know when you’re
 Wednesday:     Is 10:5-7, 13b-16; Mt 11:25-27
 Thursday:      Is 26:7-9, 12, 16-19; Mt 11:28-30            following Christ and living his teachings faithfully ?”
 Friday:        Is 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8; Mt 12:1-8
 Saturday:      Mi 2:1-5; Mt 12:14-21                        Question for Child: “What good thing might God be
 Sunday:        Jer 23:1-6; Ps 23; Eph 2:13-18; Mk 6:30-34   asking you to do right now?”
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                      RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE

            REGISTRATION FOR 2012-2013
   Registration Forms for the next school year have been
   mailed to all families who were registered in our program
   last year and to all who called and requested forms.
   If you did not receive the forms, please contact the
   RE Office. Forms are due back as soon as possible.
   The sooner you return your forms the better your chances
   of getting the day and time for a class that works for your

                  FYI—Registration Forms
              Can be returned to us in several ways:
  1) Drop into the Book Depository slot just outside the
  Religious Education office
  2) In-box located just inside the Religious Ed Office
  3) US Mail

      VBS Final Report                       Office Hours
   As of this printing, we still do     Religious Ed Summer Office hours
    not have the final number of
                                      Please call the office before you come
         nets purchased for           in. With vacations there maybe be
      children in Mali, Africa.       sometime when there is no one in the
        803 nets is our goal.         RE Office. Thank you for understand-
                                      ing. Phone messages will be checked.
SAN RAMON, CA                                                             Page Five

                        YOUTH MINISTRY OFFICE       Next Youth Mass
                             925-830-4720             Sunday, Sept. 9th
                           5:30 pm

                        2012/2013 Registration
                Information and forms have been mailed. If you did not
                receive forms and would like them, you can find the
                Registration and Medical Release Forms under Youth
                Ministry on the website or call our office for more


                 EDGE Tie Blanket Service Project
        Come make tie blankets for our Prayer Shawl Ministry
                 Every Monday Morning in July,
                       9:30 - 11:30 in MPR
              Incoming 7 & 8th Graders and friends

                   The absolutely fabulous, super-fun

       Saturday September 22, 9:45 a.m.—5 p.m.
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                                                                  Living Stewardship Now
                                    Pick a ministry that really appeals to you. If training is not provided, ask the leaders
                                    to help you get up to speed. Decide to serve for a least one year, and serve that
                                    year faithfully.

            2nd Annual
            4th of July

              Many thanks to our Float Committee who worked so hard in allowing
              St. Joan of Arc to participate in our Danville 4th of July Parade! Your
            commitment to this project was truly appreciated by all those who were
            able to join Fr. Ray and Fr. Ian to celebrate the birthdate of our country.
                                       God Bless America!

                           FOOD FOR FRIENDS SUNDAY
                        NEXT COLLECTION: WEEKEND OF JULY 21-22
Thanks to your generosity nearly 200 bags of groceries, as well as cash and food certificates were donated for the seven ministries
that we support. St. Joan of Arc Parishioners, thank you very much! Please remember to pick up bags the weekend of July 14-15
and return them on Saturday or Sunday, July 21-22nd. If no one is distributing bags at the Mass you attend, you’ll find them on the
counters in the vestibules. If you forget to bring your donation or cannot be at Mass on Food for Friends Sunday, you may put your
donation inside the cabinets that line either of the main entry ways. Suggestion lists for non-perishable food items are attached to
the bag, indicating special needs for the month, such as cereal, canned goods, flour, corn meal, peanut butter, oil, pasta, and soups,
along with other items suitable for school lunches. Grocery store gift cards or cash donations are always welcome.
May the Lord continually bless you for your generosity to the recipients of Food for Friends!

     Many parishioners have expressed interest in joining
     Guess Who's Coming To Dinner. Now                                  St. Joan of Arc Will sponsor the
     we are extending the deadline for sign ups to make
     sure that those who are busy with summer plans have                 St. Mary’s Dinner for Seniors
     a chance to register. Ministry Sunday will take place
     in late August so we will keep registrations open until                    Sunday, July 29
     early September. Remember - these dinner groups are           The dinner menu and sign ups for volunteers are posted
     open to all ages and couples are grouped by interests         in the vestibules of the church. St. Mary’s Shelter is in
     and age.                                                      need of toiletry items such as shampoo, soap, shaving
                                                                   cream etc. Donations may be dropped off in the parish
                Today’s 2nd Collection                             office or the parish kitchen by July 29.
           Catholic University/Latin America
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                                       ST. JOAN OF ARC
                                  CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
             The 7th Annual St. Joan of Arc Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament
                       to benefit St. Mary’s Center of Oakland will be held on
         Monday, July 23 at the Crow Canyon Country Club.
                Sign-up at
                  $160 per player includes lunch, dinner, beverages, goodie bag, awards
                             and a hole-in-one prize of a 2012 Toyota Prius.
                                             $40 dinner only.
                                    Raffles will be held during dinner.

                                             SAVE THE DATE...OCTOBER 6TH
                                                         St. Joan of Arc
                                                   ART AUCTION
             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!

                                                        ST. VINCENT DE PAUL NEWS
                     During the month of June, St. Joan of Arc members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society helped a
                     total of 23 people, providing them $6565.00 in financial aid for food, gasoline, household
                     utilities, furniture, transportation and housing costs. We are very grateful to you for your
                     contributions to our ministry on the 5th Sundays of the months. Your generous donations help
        make it possible for us to assist people in this difficult economy.
        The 2nd collection on the 5th weekend of this month, July 28 and 29, will be taken up for the support of our
        parish St. Vincent de Paul conference. There will be envelopes in the pews. We thank you in advance for
        your continuing generosity on the fifth weekend in July.
        St. Vincent de Paul Society also accepts the donation of vehicles (running or not), RVs, campers, and boats.
        Call 1-800-937-7837 to arrange for this and advise them that you are donating for St Vincent de Paul of St.
        Joan of Arc in San Ramon. They will take care of all paper work and next-day pick-up of your donation.

                                                     PEOPLE OF LIFE
                       “It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”
                                                                                   George Washington
                              Please pray for protection of religious freedom throughout the world.
SAN RAMON, CA                                                                                         Page Nine
 St. Joan of Arc – Save the Date: SVdP Friends of the Poor Walk

The Friends of the Poor® Walk is a unique fundraising effort organized
nationally and locally by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. It allows community
members across the country to simultaneously participate in a nationwide event
to raise awareness of the challenges faced by the poor and raise funds for the
100% of all funds raised in Contra Costa County will remain in the county to assist our neighbors by
providing meals in our Free Dining Room, supply food in our neighborhood Food Pantries, provide medical
care in our Free Medical Clinic, provide job training for the recently incarcerated, addicted or homeless, and
provide furniture and clothing to families referred by our neighborhood Conferences or County social service
agencies. You can identify your contribution to go directly to the St. Joan of Arc St. Vincent de Paul
Conference, (ID # 645), or your donation can be earmarked for countywide programs, (ID# 222).
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 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.

                     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.

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