Parishioners: please take the Vatican Survey on marriage and family life.
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Wreaths are going fast! Christ the King’s Cub Scout Pack 401 will be selling fresh Christmas wreaths after masses this weekend. Next weekend Boy Scout Troop 401 will be selling wreaths after masses (Saturday, Dec. 14th and Sunday Dec. 15th). Our fresh wreaths from Oregon are decorated with pinecones and a beautiful handmade bow with ribbon of your choice. Wreaths are $20. Sales help Scouts earn money for camp.
Simbang Gabi – Everyone is invited to join in the celebration of Simbang Gabi, a Filipino 9-day novena, in anticipation of the birth of Jesus, at Christ the King from December 16th to the 24th. Schedule is as follows: mass at 6:00 pm in the church, except for December 16th and 19th, which will be held in the gym. December 24th mass will be held early morning at 6:00 am, followed by breakfast in the Parish Hall. Simbang Gabi is being sponsored by the Filipino Society of Christ the King. For additional information, please contact Rudy Bautista (372-6227) or Imelda Santos (825-2317).
Have a Say in Which Groups will Receive the Jan Collection! This month’s Faith in Action meeting will be a listening session to decide which groups that are requesting money this year will receive a piece of our annual January Justice Collection. Thursday December 12th at 7pm the 8 groups hoping to receive a slot will each make a 5 minute presentation. After the presentations the Steering Committee will hold a listening / Question and Answer Session to get as much input from the parish and Faith in Action group as possible before taking it to a vote. If you want to have a say on where your money goes come and make your voice heard. Requesting money are the Oakland Catholic Worker, Shelter Inc, Monument Crisis, the Awe project, Job Networking Ministry, What If? Foundation, PICO Rwanda, and The Trinity Center. This is an Open meeting and anyone is welcome.
The Little Blue Books are available for Advent. They are free of charge but a donation of $1 would be appreciated to help defray the cost. Thank you.
St. Joseph Sunday Missals for 2014 are available at the Parish House. A donation of $3 is requested to help defray the cost.
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Ministry to traveling Catholics - For nationwide Mass times and location: internet www.Masstimes.org
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for Declan Deane,
by John F. Deane