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October 21, 2012
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Place For Youth assists youth who are “aged
out” of foster care and don’t have a job or a place to
live. Our Community Gift this week — 5% of today’s
collection — goes to First Place for Youth.
This Week At Newman
THIS SUNDAY AT NEWMAN
9:15 am Playgroup Program
9:15 am Faith Formation (K-8)
11:00 am Faith Formation (Sr. High)
2:00 pm Praise and Worship Team Rehearsal
6:00 pm Student Dinner
7:30 pm AA Meeting
THIS WEEK AT NEWMAN
Monday, October 22
12:10 pm Overeaters Anonymous
1:00 pm Writing Group
7:00 pm Rosary Group
7:00 pm Jägerstätter Film Viewing
7:30 pm Meditation Group
8:00 pm Seekers Leadership Meeting
Tuesday, October 23
1:00 pm Tuesday Theology
7:30 pm Seekers
7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday, October 24
7:00 pm Student LGBT
7:30 pm Student Rosary
7:30 pm RCIA/Homecoming
Thursday, October 25
7:30 pm Emmaus Group
Friday, October 26
12:10 pm Overeaters Anonymous
5:00 pm Praise and Worship Team Rehearsal
6:30 pm Chun Jin Ahm
7:30 pm AA Meeting
Saturday, October 27
8:30 am Marriage Preparation
9:00 am Conversations Among Women
3:30 pm Reconciliation
AnnouncementsCONVERSATIONS AMONG WOMEN will once again convene on Saturday, Oct. 27th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Hecker Room. Come hear Kaya Oakes talk about her latest book, Radical Reinvention: An Unlikely Return to the Catholic Church. Despite her frustration with Catholic conservatism, she realized the only way to find harmony—in her faith and her personal life—was to confront the Church she had left behind. This is a story of transformation, not only of Kaya’s from ex-Catholic to amateur theologian, but ultimately of the cultural and ethical pushes for change in the Christian world. Please bring a potluck pastry, fruit, or savory snack item to share. For further information call Ellen Augustine at 510-428-1832 or email email@example.com.
NEW MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION COMMISSIONED! On Monday, Oct. 8th Father Al Moser conducted a commissioning rite to welcome the 10 new ministers. Congratulations to the following parishioners who completed the four session training class: Synequeen Alasa-as, Marlon Blake, Anna Costello, Anthony Galace, Ann Heslin, Adriana Lopez, Veronica Marquez, Patricio Marquez, Gabriela Rodriguez, Edward Rosa and Kyle Shackleford.
NONVIOLENT PEACEMAKING GROUP The Nonviolent Peacemaking Group invites you to join us for a viewing of a new film “Franz Jägerstätter" on Monday, Oct. 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Jägerstätter, an Austrian farmer, devoted husband and father, and devout Catholic, was executed in 1943 for refusing to serve in the Nazi army. Beatified in 2007, this saint of our time is an inspiring example to all who struggle to follow the nonviolent Jesus.
MEMORIAL MASS There will be a special remembrance mass for Janusz - a parishioner who was a regular at the 12:10pm daily mass. Janusz, whose full name is Robert McKinley, died on October 4th. The memorial mass will be at 12:10 p.m. mass on Wednesday, Oct. 24th. So come a little early, and let's share recollections and memories of Janusz.
ATTENTION KNITTERS AND NON–KNITTERS Do you like to knit? Crouchet? Want to learn to knit and help the homeless or less fortunate? We are starting a group here at Newman, in conjunction with His Hand and Feet Ministries, to knit scarves hats and much more for our friends in need in the community. We would like to gauge interest with a meeting here at Newman Sunday, Nov. 4th after the 9:30 a.m. mass. If you would like to be a part of this project, even simply by donating yarn or other materials, please contact Linda at (510) 967-3676 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
HATIAN ARTS AND CRAFTS Barbara Wander will again be selling Haitian Arts & Crafts after all the Masses on November 3rd & 4th. As always, all of the proceeds will go to Haiti. In the past, your Newman purchases have helped pay tuitions and food for many students as well as earthquake rebuilding.
INTERESTED IN DEEPENING YOUR PRAYER LIFE? Have you ever wanted to make the 30-day Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius but simply could not get away for that long? The 19th Annotation Retreat of the Spiritual Exercises is another way to experience this gift of St. Ignatius. This is a journey, through prayer, in which a deeper, more intimate relationship with God is experienced. Please contact Antoinette (Toni) Betschart at 510 502-1256 if you wish to learn more about the 19th Annotation or have questions.
NEWMAN HALL YOUNG ADULT GROUP (YAGGIES) Whether you have been involved with the Yaggies for years, or you are new to the area and interested in meeting new people, we hope you can join us for as many events as possible! Sunday, October 21st, 6:00 p.m.: Mass & Munch. Our popular monthly dinner is back for October! We will gather for the 5 PM mass and then walk to a nearby restaurant for dinner. Plan to meet us either in the chapel at 5 p.m., or outside the Newman center at 6 p.m
NEWMAN FICTION GROUP We will meet on Thursday, November 8th, at 7:00 p.m. at Newman to discuss How it all Began by Penelope Lively. In December we will discuss The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. . For further information or to receive e-mail notices of our meetings, email Michael at email@example.com.
ST. THERESA SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE Looking for a quality grammar school education for your children? Come visit St. Theresa School. Our Information Night is Thursday, Nov. 15th at 7 p.m. We offer P.E., Spanish, Art and Technology as part of our dynamic curriculum. We have SmartBoards in all of the classrooms and a new Events Center/Gym! For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our school website at www.sttheresaschool.org.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS Oct. 22nd will see the Diocese of Oakland’s first-ever Wedding Anniversary Mass, to coincide with the Diocese’s own 50th Anniversary. Fr. George Mockel will celebrate mass at 4:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in downtown Oakland, including a renewal of wedding vows, for couples celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 (or more) years of marriage. Reception to follow in the conference center. For more information or registration, go to www.anniversarymass.info
SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR 2013 CORAZON Corazon is a non-profit organization that helps build community in impoverished areas of Northern Mexico, with the building of homes, education, and training. The 2012 Corazon mission trip was a resounding success with the high school, college, and adult parishioners from Newman Holy Spirit and St. Augustine’s. We are seeking volunteers early for the 2013 Corazon mission set for April 26-28th. Hopefully this will allow more time to set the date in your calendar, complete the paperwork, and fundraise for this rewarding event. There are already 30 volunteers from St. Augustine parish committed for Corazon 2013! Please contact Robert Englund at 510- 910-1620 or Robskyi@aol.com if you have questions. I hope you will consider this transformative work.
A smile costs nothing, but gives much. It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so mighty that he/she can get along without it, and none is so poor but that he/she can be made rich by it.
A Smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business, and is the countersign of friendship. It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and it is nature’s best antidote for trouble. Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of not value to anyone until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he/she who has no more to give.