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Weekdays
Monday - Saturday: 8:30am
Weekends
Saturday: 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 11:00am & 5:00pm
Holy days
8:30am, Noon, 7:00pm 
Reconciliation
Saturdays: 4:00pm 

1650 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Fr. Luke

Dear Sisters and brothers,

It is with a heavy heart that I learned on Thursday morning of Bishop Michael Barber's letter reassigning our dear Fr. Luke to St. Teresa's parish, Oakland starting June 15, 2017. It is big loss for all of us. 

Fr. Luke has been an integral part of our Parish Community in a big way for many years. Both as our Pastoral Associate and the one in-charge of the healing ministry, he has been present to our Parish families both in ordinary as well as extraordinary times in church, in our homes and both in facilities for assisted living and at John Muir Hospital. 

His well-thought out homilies, his friendly and affectionate ways and his compassion to individuals and families in their illness will be long remembered. Over the years, Fr. Luke has ministered to many a family that has lost their loved ones. His gentle way with our children and youth  too needs a special mention here. It goes without saying that he will be missed by us. 

As a grateful Parish Community, we will gather around him and express our love, appreciation and gratitude to him for the blessing that he has been to us. We will do this after all Masses the weekend of June 10-11. Fr. Luke will be present at all masses that weekend either presiding or preaching or both. 

Please come join the entire parish the weekend of June 10-11 as we celebrate Fr. Luke and thank him for his committed ministry in our midst.May God bless him and continue to guide him in his ministry wherever it takes him. 

Finally, I invite you to hold Fr. Luke and our Parish Community in your prayers as transitions tend to be hard on individuals and communities.

With much prayers and blessings,

Fr. William Rosario

Parish Happenings

May  

22nd

Bible Study Series - 7pm Mullen Commons Vista
23rd Bible Study Series - 9:15am Mullen Commons Vista
24th  Mom's Spring Series - 9:30am Mullen Commons Library
26th Senior Social - 11:00am Mullen Commons
29th Parish Office - closed
   
June  
3rd Eucharistic Adoration - 9:00am Mullen Commons Library
3rd & 4th Hospitality - after all Masses in Mullen Commons Vista
10th & 11th Receptions for Fr. Luke - after all Masses in Mullen Commons Vista
   

Bible Study Series

In the Footsteps of Jesus: How to Live as a Disciple as detailed in the Gospel of Matthew

Join us for a seven week Bible Study series

Presented by Aggie Burke from the Franciscan School of Theology

The series next session is Monday, June 5th at 7:00pm in Mullen Commons. Monday sessions end on June 12th .

The series is repeated on Tuesday, June 6th at 9:15am in Mullen Commons. The last session is June 13th.

All are invited

Vacation Bible School

Start your summer with us!

June 11th through 16th

Explore God's Creativity in a Fun Factory.

Volunteer Form for Vacation Bible School has information for adults and students entering 6th grade and older that would like to help.

Vacation Bible School Participant Registration Form has information for children and families that want to attend the events.

Faith Formation Registration

You may register online or download a paper pdf Faith Formation Registration Form 2017-18 (40 KB) to complete and turn in to the Faith Formation Office.

Registration is now open for 2017-18 Faith Formation programs.  We begin processing registrations May 7th, 10:00am - 2:00pm in Mullen Commons Vista. The Faith Formation Office is closed the month of July, registrations can be turned into the parish business office.  These registrations will be dated and processed in August. You may register more than one child in Faith Formation programs at the same time online or on the same form. Sacrament preparation is a separate process. A Sacrament registration form is necessary for the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation. First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation forms will be sent in June to those who are eligible for this program.

The pdf Diocese of Oakland Child's Medical and Media Permission Form (97 KB) will be collected on our Registration Days. One health form can be used for multiple children in the family – just indicate which specific information belongs to which child.

All children and teens are welcome in our Faith Formation programs and should not be kept away for financial reasons.  The fees indicated on the registration form are collected to ease our expenses.  If payment at this time is a hardship, we will be happy to work it out with you.

Liz Rogers

Pastoral Associate for Parish Faith Formation

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Marie Walton

Pastoral Associate for Parish Sacraments

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Here is information regarding Faith Formation Programs

Preschool meets on Sunday mornings, October to May, during the 9:00 a.m. Liturgy in order that parents may attend Liturgy in a more prayerful manner.  The program is for 3 and 4 year olds and Kindergartners.

Elementary Children in grades 1 – 5 have family based sessions. Monthly family based sessions require an adult to attend with the child. Families meet each month, October through May for two hours then receive resources to continue sharing as a family until the next month. A meal is shared at each session. Families attend that same session time each month. When completing the registration form please mark your first, second and third choices of session.  We cannot guarantee your first choice. Choices are 1st Sunday, noon-2:00pm; 1st Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm; 2nd Tuesday, 4:00-6:00pm, or 3rd Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm. 

Middle School 6th, 7th and 8th Grades sessions are Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. October through the first week of May.   

High School meets on Sundays from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., October through the first week of May.  Open to all high school students Grades 9 – 12.

Sacrament Preparation Children must be enrolled in a faith formation program for at least one year before beginning the preparation process.  If you meet the criteria please indicate on the Faith Formation registration form that you would like your child to be in sacrament preparation. Information and Sacrament Preparation registration forms will be mailed to you or you can pick them up at the Faith Formation office. For Baptism please contact Marie Walton at the Parish Office (925-939-7911, ext. 106) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, students must be 2nd grade or above. Confirmation, students must be 11th grade or above.

Family Life Ministry

Summer Campout: You can now signup for the SJV Family Life Ministry Summer Campout at the Santa Cruz KOA that will be held from the evening of July 28th through 11 am of July 30th. Click this link SignUpGenius to signup for a site. Tent sites, RV sites, and cabins are available. Click SJV Summer Campout Details for more information, including cost information.

Senior Social:  The June Senior Social is scheduled for June 30th, 11 - 2 pm in Mullen Commons. Come hang out and socialize, and meet new people. Optional activities are being planned after lunch for those who are interested. Examples include a Book Club, Games, a Walking Club, and more. Singles, widows, widowers, divorced, separated, and couples are all welcome. The cost is $5 and includes lunch. Click this link SignUpGenius to signup. You can also call the office at 925-939-7911 to sign up. Mark your calendars for the Senior Socials for the remainder of 2017: June 30, July 21, August 25, September 22, October 27, and November 17.

Mom's Ministry: Our very successful spring series just concluded on May 24th. Stay tuned for more announcements. Family Life Ministry invites you to nurture yourself as much as you nurture others. Meetings discuss themes such as The Marriage Relationship, Our Roles as Mothers, and more. You will have a chance to connect, share your faith journey and offer support and friendship to other moms in different stages of life. Stay tuned as announcements will be made on this website. If you would like more information, you can contact the ministry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Mentor Couple Program: The Family Life Ministry is actively launching a Mentor Couple Program. If you are a new parishioner or recently married and would like someone to journey with you as you get to know SJV, please let us know. We are also actively recruiting mentor couples. Please contact Jerry Mellin if you are interested at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (925) 787-8865. 

Additional questions can be directed to Jerry Mellin at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (925) 787-8865. 

Blessings and Prayers

Family Life Ministry

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5th Sunday of LentPodcast
by Fr. Luke homilist
Reflection by Charlene Abellana
Date: 4/2/17
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