16.09.04 Weekly Announcements for the week of September 4, 2016


The kingdom of God is not a matter of eating or drinking, but of justice, peace, and the joy that is given by the Holy Spirit
 —Romans 14:17

A Daily prayer with Pope Francis
for his intentions for the month of August
God, our Father, I offer you my day. I offer you my prayers, thoughts, words, actions, joys, and sufferings in union with the Heart of Jesus, who continues to offer Himself in the Eucharist for the salvation of the world.  May the Holy Spirit, who guided Jesus, be my guide and my strength today so that I may witness to your love.  With Mary, the mother of our Lord and the Church, I pray for all Apostles of Prayer and for the prayer intentions proposed by the Holy Father this month.  Amen.

Prayer for the Centrality of the Human Person

That each may contribute to the common good and to the building of a society that places the human person at the center.

Prayer for Living the Gospel: Mission to Evangelize
That by participating in the Sacraments and meditating on Scripture, Christians may become more aware of their mission to evangelize.


Weekly Quote from the Department of Evangelization
 “Teamwork is the ability to work as a group toward a common vision, even if that vision becomes extremely blurry.” - Anonymous

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to Mr. John Daly and Sonoran Roofing who donated material and labor to reroof our chapel, which developed a leak at the end of the winter season this year.  Because of their generosity our chapel is now covered with a new TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin single-ply roofing membrane) roof.


The Second Collection for the Weekend of September 3/4
is for Catholic Faith Formation here at Holy Family
It is through your continued financial support of Catholic Faith Formation that allows us to continue to pass on the beauty and fullness of our faith to young and old alike who desire to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.
As always, thank you for your kind and generous support of our parish.  May our Lord continue to bless your generosity.
I would like to invite of you to once again review our weekly offertory report for last weekend.


Weekly Goal $12,000
July 31 $8,305.00
August 7 $10,761.00
August 14 $9,857
August 21 $8,479.00
August 28 $10,505
YEAR TO DATE $87,188
Goal-to-Date ( 9 weeks) $103.500
Varience-to-Date $-16,312
Annual Goal (51 Weeks) $586,5000.00
No Second Collection on 8/28 $0

And now I would like to extend a very sincere thank you to each of you who increased your financial support of our parish.  Through your generosity we have approached the level of financial support we should be near for the last weekend of each month.  It is the responsibility of each of us to contribute to the financial support of our parish which is vital to the strength and vitality of our parish and our ability to be the presence of Christ in Citrus Heights that we are called to be.  Please continue to prayerfully consider your financial support of our parish. 
Although we continually work to maintain a balanced budget and are always looking for ways to keep our expenses at a minimum, we find ourselves approaching a time where this may not be enough.  As your business manager of Holy Family parish, I invite each you to continue to prayerfully consider your level of financial support for our beloved parish and the good works our Lord has called us to do in His name.
Once again, thank you for your kind and generous support of our parish.  May our Lord’s blessings descend upon you as the dewfall and fill your hearts with His peace.
Your servant in Christ,
Deacon Mark Holt

Knights of Columbus
Pancake breakfast this Sunday morning in the community center after the 8:30 mass.  Come join us for a great breakfast complete with full-hearted hospitality and fello

The Second Collection for the Weekend of September 10/11
is for the Legacy Fund here at Holy Family
Through your generous support, this fund is used to cover the expense of major repairs and maintenance of our aging parish facilities.
As always thank you for your tremendous support of our parish.  Your support of the Legacy Fund allowed us to replace our old ice machine in the Fine Arts building a couple of weeks ago.  The old ice machine had been having difficulties for a long time, but we were able to nurse it along until a couple of months ago when if just finally gave up.  The new one came it at a little over $3,000 and will produce over 300 lbs. of ice in a 24-hour period.  The new ice machine is welcome news to all of the ministries who rely on having ice available and were having to haul it over from the community center.
In the coming weeks we expect to begin the process of re-roofing the rectory.  It has needed a new roof for the last several years and we have postponed it for as long as was possible, but the time has come when we cannot put it off any longer.  The anticipated expense of a new roof could have been as high as $40,000.  Through the diligence of Fr. Enrique, our Finance Council, and the generosity of the contractor, we may be able to keep that expense below $30,000.  I anticipate being able to share more information with you in the coming weeks as we conclude negotiations.
It is with sincere gratitude that we thank you for the support of our Legacy Fund and pray that our Lord will continue to bless your generosity.

Ministry Assignments For This Weekend Of September 3/4

4:30 Mass     8:30 Mass  
Altar Servers: Lectors:   Altar Servers: Lectors:
Lauren Cannon Loretta Claycomb   Alexander Winters Clare Curran
Zachary Cannon Sandy Wyatt   Justin Zara Cathy Sucharski
Noah Yonka     Victoria Fragnito  
      Michael Fragnito  
6:30 Mass     10:00 Mass  
Altar Servers: lectors:   Altar Servers: Lectors:
        Pedro Garcia
        Alicia Delgadillo
      12:00 Mass  
      Altar Servers: Lectors:
      Samuel Tumiati Carlyn King
      Carmen Lloyd Serephina Torres
      Nicole Vasquez  
      Annalise Wolf  
      6:00 Mass  
      Altar Server: Lectors:
      Kevin Daria Charles Kava
      Joanna Daria Patricia Sanchez
      Travis Jackson  
      Katie Jackson  

Ministry Assignments For The Weekend of September 10/11

4:30 Mass   8:30 Mass  
Altar Servers: Lectors: Altar Servers: Lectors
Katelyn Spencer Leane Etcheverry Gabriel Eilhardt David Reuter
Max Gee Patricia Sanchez Mariiianna Matista Cathy Sucharski
Katie Jackson   Mathew Matista  
Travis Jackson   Nicole Vasquez  
6:30 Mass   10:00 Mass  
Altar Servers: Lectors: Altar Servers: Lectors:
    12:00 Mass  
    Altar Servers: Lectors:
    Rebecca King Youth Ministry
    Katherine King Youth Ministry
    Lucas Vang  
    Jonathan King  
    6:00 Mass  
    Altar Servers: Lectors:
    Kay Cosper Nancy Hoffman
    Ale Cosper Bonnie Johnson
    Lucas Cosper  
    Seraphina Torres  

Quick Links

New and/or updated information
This Week's Bulletin
Weekend Ministry Schedule
September 12     An OPEN INVITATION to all of our Catholic women 18 and older
September 16         On Fire Norcal Jam 2016
September 23-24    Ministry Days 2016
September 24         40 Days for Life – Rosary, Vigil Mass and Kick-Off
September 28         40 Days For Life Prayer Vigil Begins
September 30         Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat – Spanish (Retiro de Sanación
                           después de un aborto)
October 7-9            Retrouvaille – Marriage Recovery
October 12             Red Mass
October 14             Veterans Conference at Christ the King Retreat Center
October 15            Dia de Discernimiento/A Day Of Discernment With The 
                           Dominican Contemplative Nuns of Corpus Christi Monastery


September 4           Knights of Columbus Breakfast
September 4           Squires Meeting
September 5             The Parish Office Will Be Closed
September 8           Find Help, Discover Hope, Experience Healing
September 10         Women’s Council Annual Spaghetti Dinner
September 10         Knights Of Columbus: 2nd & 3rd Degree
September 12          An OPEN INVITATION to all of our Catholic women 18 and older
September 13         Bishop Barron’s Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues
September 14         Let Us Pray: Introduction to Liturgy, Worship & Prayer
September 15         Naturalization screening & consultation workshop
September 16           On Fire Norcal Jam 2016
September 23-24      Ministry Days 2016
September 24         The Friends of the Poor Walk
September 24         40 Days for Life – Rosary, Vigil Mass and Kick-Off
September 28         40 Days For Life Prayer Vigil Begins
September 30          Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat – Spanish (Retiro de Sanación
                            después de un aborto)
October 2              Flu Shot Clinic
October 7-9            Retrouvaille – Marriage Recovery
October 7-9           Religious Vocation Discernment Weekend Retreat
October 12             Red Mass
October 14             Veterans Conference at Christ the King Retreat Center
October 14-October 16    Catholic Scouting
                                      Ad Altare Dei & Mary, the First Disciple Retreat
October 15         Dia de Discernimiento/A Day Of Discernment With The 
                        Dominican Contemplative Nuns of Corpus Christi Monastery
October 22-23                  Holy Family Fall Festival


Holy Family School: Mr. Rucker
A Call to Service: Are You Called To The Ministry Of Music?
Calendar Requests
Faithful Citizenship
Easter's Catholic Book's and Gifts
Acts of Mercy


Bereavement Support Group Meetings
Catholic Ladies Relief Society:  This week's food item is; CRACKERS
Holy Family School: Box Tops for Education 
Knights of Columbus:
2nd & 3rd Degree Presentation
ATTENTIONS SQUIRES: Meeting, Sunday, September 4
Mark October 2nd on your calendar.
Lector Schedule: August, and September
Mercy Center Auburn: Ongoing series
Mercy San Juan Medical Center Guild
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Religious Articles Store News:

Respect Life:
        Natural Family Planning
        Resources for end of life concerns
Women’s Council: Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Youth Ministry: Summer Schedule
          Meeting Hours

Nothing listed at this time


Pastoral Assistance for Victims of Sexual Abuse
Citrus Heights Ride
Counseling Services 
West Slope Recovery


Holy Family School: A note of Welcome and invitation from Mr. Rucker our Principal
Dear Holy Family Parish,
It is with great excitement that we prepare for the upcoming school year, which begins on Monday, August 15th! It has been a quick summer for many of us, and we are excited to be back and to continue our ministry work with Father Enrique and Father Santiago – and all of you. Your continued support and prayers are always appreciated.
At this time, I would also like to extend an invitation to everyone in the parish to save the dates of October 22nd and 23rd, which will be the dates for our newly reinstated Holy Family Fall Festival. We will have food, games, drinks, activities, music and much, much more. There is truly something for everyone, and we would like to have everyone come and support the school and the other ministries that are directly involved in this wonderful event. You will hear more about the event as it draws nearer, but mark your calendars now. You won’t want to miss it.
Lastly, if you know someone (or maybe yourself ) that practices the faith and has children that do not attend Holy Family Catholic School, please encourage them to speak to either Father Enrique or myself at the school about the possibility of enrolling at our parish school. It is our goal to serve all of those within our parish community that desire a Catholic education for their children.
I can be reached by phone at 722-7788 or by email at: jrucker@holyfamilyca.org
God Bless,
Josh Rucker – Principal, Holy Family Catholic School

Holy Family Conference of St Vincent de Paul
Thanks to all who came to our fundraiser at Leatherby's this month.  It was wonderful to see so many faces from Holy Family coming to support us!  
Our next event will be The Friends of the Poor Walk on Saturday, September 24th.  The walk will be held at St Francis High School this year.  You can get in your exercise that day while raising money for those in need in our parish.  We will be providing more information in an upcoming bulletin announcement.

A Call to Service: Are You Called To The Ministry Of Music?    
“Among the many signs and symbols used by the Church to celebrate its faith, music is of preeminent importance.  The quality of joy and enthusiasm which music adds to community worship cannot be gained in any other way.”  This excerpt from the document Music in Catholic Worship demonstrates the importance of the ministry of liturgical music. Music is never the focus of the celebration – it is an essential part of the way in which we celebrate. It is not the only source of joy and enthusiasm to the worshiping community, but its power and effect are unique.    
For over sixty years, Holy Family Parish has been blessed with people who have made the commitment to serve the parish as ministers of music. Cantors, choir members, musicians, directors, librarians, and those who assist in the planning and presentation have all given of themselves to enhance the liturgy and promote the participation of the whole community. These women and men, girls and boys, have been given gifts by the Father that they graciously return in the celebrations of the Church.
Before you know it, our parish Music Ministry will be feverishly preparing for the liturgies of Advent and Christmas! As always, we invite those of you who have considered participating and those of you who are new to the parish to join us in this blessed ministry. We are always looking for new choir members, and we are actively searching for those with experience as a choral directors, cantors, organists or other accompanists. If you are interested in participating, please call the Parish Music Director, John Wihl at 215-3459 or jpwihl@bigphred.com , or call the Parish Office at 723-2494.
Come, join us in "addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart!" Ephesians 5:19

Calendar Requests
If you or your ministry need the use of the parish facilities for any parish event please turn in a calendar request form for your event or meetings.  The request form can be down loaded by clicking here
After completing and signing the request form you can either bring it to the office, mail it to the office or scan it and e-mail it to holyfamilychurch@surewest.net

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
Our nation faces political challenges that demand urgent moral choices. This event will seek to help Catholics form their consciences in accordance with the truth so we can make sound moral choices in addressing these challenges.
This event will be offered in Spanish and English with two speakers from the California Catholic Conference: Steve Pehanich and Sandra Palacios. To register, please call the parish offices.
For more information, please contact Ana Ibarra at (530) 605-3197 or
St. Thomas the Apostle: (530) 533-0262
St. Joseph: (530) 243 -3463

Catholics Care. Catholics Vote. Participate in political life.  In their statement on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, the U.S. Catholic bishops remind Catholics about the call to participate in political life. "In the Catholic tradition," they write, "responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation" (no. 13). Visit
today to read the statement, watch videos, and access other great resources.
Other resources can be found by visiting http://www.scd.org/social_service_ministry/faithful-citizenship.html

Easter's Catholic Books And Gifts is trying to move to 6916 Sunrise Blvd.
It has been brought to our attention that due to unforeseen complications, beyond their control, in their move to their new location in Citrus Heights, the opening of Easters has been severely delayed. As you might imagine, this lengthy delay now threatens their ability to remain in business.
We are fortunate to live in a community that has a Catholic bookstore. For many of us Easters has become an integral part of our lives, an extension of our families as we have come to rely on them for dependable resources concerning our faith and our faith formation, for gifts for members of our family on those important occasions of our lives.
Please click here for a letter from Fr. Pepka concerning the plight of Easter's Catholic Books and Gifts.
You are invited, as members of our local Catholic Community, to help preserve this valuable resource.  You can help Easter’s cover the expenses of their overhead, while they await approval from the City of Citrus Heights, by visiting Easter’s  GoFundMe page at http://gofundme.com/eastersbooks
We invite you to keep Easter's in your prayers as they patiently navigate through the lengthy process of inspections and permits.
Please take a moment to view their website:  http://eastersbooks.com/

Looking for ways to get your youth engaged in the community“
Be the ME in Acts of Mercy.”
Acts of Mercy- Sacramento
is an unprecedented partnership of non-profit, religious and civic organizations that will work together during April 2016 to collect donations and perform service projects that will benefit more than 50 charities, and tens of thousands of individuals.
Individuals and Youth Groups can “Be the ME” by collecting food and non-food items that are tailored for the specific needs of a 501(c)(3). Donations will also include furniture and durable goods for the needs of an increasing refugee population.
TO SIGN UP: Go to https://www.justserve.org/ , create a username and password, then Search for “Acts of Mercy –Sacramento DONATION PROJECT”. VOLUNTEER with a non-profit organization.
The JUSTSERVE website will send out informational emails describing the project in detail. Donations will be gathered during April and dropped off on April 30th (8 am to 3 pm) at the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services 1951 Bell Ave, Sacramento.
There will also be an interfaith prayer service with Bishop Cotta on Saturday, April 30 from 8:30 to 9 am at the Sacramento Food Bank for those involved in the campaign. All are welcome.
For more information, contact John Watkins at jwatking@scd.org.
Click here for informational flier on how to get connected.


September 8     Find Help, Discover Hope, Experience Healing
Suffering from a divorce, separation or end of a relationship?
Divorce Care is a program that can help you through this troubling time by offering you tools, coping skills and support from people who understand and care. The 13-week series, held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Library of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, 4450 Granite Drive in Rocklin, begins on September 8th and runs through December 15th. The $30 cost is for the workbook.
To register or if you have questions contact Corinne Lalanne at 916-765-1936 or clalanne@sbcglobal.net
Click here for flyer

September 10     Women’s Council Annual Spaghetti Dinner
The Holy Family Women's Council will be holding their annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, September 10. 
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults
                $5 for kids 6-12 years old.
                Kids 5 & under eat for free.
Tickets can be purchased from council members or contact Lara Parks at 757-7995 to reserve tickets.
Come join us for an evening of family fun and a great meal!

September 12   An OPEN INVITATION to all of our Catholic women 18 and older
The Holy Family Catholic Ladies Relief Society, Chapter 11(CLRS #11) invites you to a treat in Saint Joseph’s Hall. Please, join us on Monday evening, September 12th at 6:00 P.M. for an enjoyable super we will provide for you.
You are invited to join us for good conversation at a table set with good food with good people. This open meeting allows you to “come and see” how we work with our hands and our hearts here in the neighborhood of Holy Family Parish. Our contact information is always in the parish bulletin so you can reach our president Beverly Westbrook.

September 13   Bishop Barron’s Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues
Join Holy Family Mother’s Ministry in this 9 week fall study by Bishop Robert Barron on Tuesday mornings, 9:15 a.m. (Fellowship) with study from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the RCIA room of the Holy Family Church Community Center. Our study begins September 13th and ends November 8th.  Pride, envy, anger, sloth, gluttony, avarice and lust are all patterns of sin that can bring dysfunction and unhappiness into our lives. Father Barron will give us practical tips to combat each of these vices with the Seven Lively Virtues we find and cultivate through our relationship with Jesus Christ. Please email Jessica at jlendewig@gmail .com
to reserve your study materials (available at our first meeting)
The cost of the study is $20.

September 14   Let Us Pray: Introduction to Liturgy, Worship & Prayer
Six classes starting Wednesday Sept. 14, 10:30 – 12:00 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima Church, 615 Vine Ave, Roseville
So often, when it comes to liturgy, the reason we do things is because, well, that’s the way we’ve always done them!  But what does the Church actually teach about the Mass?  More importantly, why?  This 6-part class will cover the basic teachings of the Church on liturgy, music and prayer. The course will draw from Sacred Scripture, Vatican II, the Catechism and recent Popes.  Free.
If interested, please reply via email: jcavanagh@scd.org
or call 916-733-0221
Click here for informational flyer

September 15   Naturalization screening & consultation workshop
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (a Catholic Charities of Sacramento Member Agency), in partnership with McGeorge School of Law and the Mexican Consulate is hosting free DACA and Naturalization screening events on September 15 and September 22. Please see the attached fliers for more details or visit.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 (6:00 pm)
McGeorge Student Center
3200 Fifth Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817
Thursday, September 22, 2016 (6:00 pm)
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

3333 Third Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95817
Prior reservation required! For reservation or more information, call 916 340-6080 or email clsmcg@paci_c.edu.
Click here for informational flyer

September 16   ONFIRE Norcal Jam 2016
Join 4000 other teens from 9 dioceses throughout northern California for the biggest youth ministry kick-off of the year! Don’t miss LIVE performances from up-and-coming Christian artists WAL and Joe Melendrez and be inspired by awesome speakers: Leah Darrow, Fr. Augustino Torres, Thomas Awiapo, Fr. Mark Wiesner, Lucia Zamora, and Rhyan Ramirez. Not to mention some of the best features of Six Flags catered only to ONFiRE attendees: all-you-can-eat lunch and 2 hours of exclusive night rides. This is one party you don’t want to miss. This event always sells out; get your tickets today: onfirenorcal.com
Click here for flyer

September 23-24      Ministry Days 2016
Looking for practical advice or to be re-inspired in your ministry? Join us for the Diocese of Sacramento’s Ministry Days 2016! Anyone involved in ministry or with the desire to enter into ministry is invited and encouraged to come! Workshops range from Family and Respect Life to Safe Environment training and Mentoring Youth, all centered around the Year of Mercy and the Church’s global theme “Merciful Like the Father”. As we continue to celebrate the Year of Mercy, the Diocese has also teamed up with St. Vincent de Paul in offering the “Walk for the Poor” experience for all Ministry Days attendees and with Radio Santísimo in celebrating their 5th anniversary on-air in service to Sacramento. Keynote speakers and special guests include: Jack Jezreel, Thomas Awiapo, Alejandro Bermudez, Samia Zumout, Jesse Manibusan, Douglas Archer, and Carlos Canseco and Elsy Acatitla. For more information and to register, please visit www.ministrydays.com. Hope to see you there!
Click here for flyer

September 24   40 Days for Life – Rosary, Vigil Mass and Kick-Off
Bishop Myron Cotta will celebrate our Diocese’s Opening Mass for the 40 Days vigil on Saturday, September 24th at St. Philomene Parish in Sacramento at 5:30 pm. The Rosary will be prayed at 5:00 pm. A spaghetti dinner kickoff will follow immediately afterward in the St. Philomene school gym. Everyone is invited to attend and priests are invited to concelebrate with Bishop Cotta.

September 28   40 Days For Life Prayer Vigil Begins
The Fall 40 Days for Life prayer vigil begins on September 28 in hundreds of cities around the world, including several in our Diocese. Christians will pray and offer assistance on the sidewalk, Monday - Friday, from September 28th to November 6th. This life-saving, peaceful, prayerful ministry is endorsed by Bishop Soto who encourages all Catholics to participate. By God's grace over 11,700 women worldwide have changed their minds, choosing LIFE for their children rather than abortion because of people praying at the sidewalk.
A flyer in English and Spanish for the Sacramento vigil is attached. The Sacramento vigil will be held at 1442 Ethan Way, along the public sidewalk of the abortion business parking lot on Hallmark Drive, across from the state fairgrounds. Other 40 Days for Life locations within the Diocese of Sacramento include Redding, Chico, Vallejo, and Fairfield. Please visit 40daysforlife.com for more information about each site.

September 30   Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
                        Spanish (Retiro de Sanación después de un aborto)

¿Conoce usted a alguien que está sufriendo, y está llevando en secreto esa carga después de un aborto? ¿Que no ha sido capaz de perdonarse a sí mismo, que siente vergüenza? ¿Esa persona es usted? ¿Un ser querido? En este Año de la Misericordia, le invitamos a que participe en el Retiro del Viñedo de Raquel, del 30 de septiembre al 2 de octubre de 2016. Este retiro es patrocinado por la Diócesis de Sacramento y se ofrecerá en español. Venga a disfrutar de este retiro de sanación en el cual encontrará compasión, sanación y la infinita misericordia de Dios. Abierto a todos los hombres, mujeres, parejas y miembros de la familia tocados por un aborto. El costo es de $ 175 por persona. Ayuda financiera disponible. Para obtener más información, visite nuestro sitio web:
http://www.scddec.org/post-abortion-care Para hablar con alguien de forma confidencial, por favor llame al (916) 733-0161 o por correo electrónico projectrachel@scd.org. Todas las consultas y la participación en el retiro son estrictamente confidenciales.


October 2   Free Flu Shot Clinic Coming Again To Holy Family
Safeway Pharmacy will be giving Free Flu Shots October 2, 2016, 9:00am to 12:00pm, in ST JOSEPH HALL in the COMMUNITY CENTER. It is free for those without insurance. If you have insurance Safeway will bill your insurance with no cost to you.
PLEASE Note: Kaiser patents have to see their own doctor…that is a Kaiser Policy, sorry.
The sign –up sheets will be in front of the church in the Vestibule.
Any questions or concerns please call Elaine Norwood (916) 783- 0453.
Elaine Norwood

October 7-9      Religious Vocation Discernment Weekend Retreat
Have you ever thought about becoming a Sister? Single Catholic women ages 18-40 are invited to a prayerful and reflective Religious Vocation Discernment Weekend Retreat with
The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul,  
October 7-9, 2016,
Los Altos Hills, CA.
For reservations and more information contact Sister Lisa Laguna, D.C.,   650/949-8890, 213-210-9903, or email srllaguna@doc1633.org  

October 7-9          Retrouvaille – Marriage Recovery
Is your marriage in trouble – miserable - dead? Would you like it to come alive? Retrouvaille can give you the communication skills you need to relate to one another in a better, more respectful and emotionally mature way. The next weekend in Sacramento is October 7 - 9. For more information call (800) 470-2230 or visit http://www.helpourmarriage.com


October 12      Red Mass
The Most Reverend Jaime Sotto, Bishop of the Diocese off Sacramentto, Invites & Encourages All Attorneys, Judges & Public Officials to Attend The Annual Red Mass At 5:15 p.m., Wednesday, Octtober 12, 2016.
(Dinner to follow at the Sutter Club (1220 9th Street, Sacramento, CA)
Honoring Judge Robert C. Fracchia, Presiding Judge, Solano County Superior Court
Contact Jessica Miller at: jmm@jgrlawfirm.com for more information
Click Here for flyer

October 14        Veterans Conference at Christ the King Retreat Center
Support-Our-Veterans Conference: “Journey Together with Confidence”, Friday, October 14th, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at Christ the King Retreat Center, Citrus Heights.  Speakers will be Msgr. James Kidder, and distinguished guests.
Cost $50.00 (by 10/05/16)/ person. 
Contact  Dr. Tran at the St. Francis Development Institute at sfdinstitute@gmail.com, or (916) 505-6288.
Click here for flyer and registration form

October 14-Octtober 16 Catholic Scouting
Ad Altare Dei & Mary, the First Disciple Retreat
During the weekend scouts can work towards these prestigious awards. Scouts must be 13 years or older. Space is limited to 40 Boy Scouts and 40 Girl Scouts. Sign up now to reserve your spot. Cost is $55 inc ludes lodging, food and some supplies.
Questions: Jon Kantola, Event Chairman: troop115.sm@gmail.com
Registration & Information at
Please click here for flyer for the Boy Scouts
Please click here for flyer for the Girl Scouts

October 15        A Day Of Discernment With The Dominican Contemplative Nuns of Corpus Christi Monastery
GOD IS CALLING YOU!  A vocation – marriage, priesthood, religious life, etc. - is a call to love and every baptized person has one!  But perhaps you’re feeling a tug to give your heart to Jesus exclusively, sitting at His feet like Mary Magdalene, or perhaps you’ve wondered what life is like as a cloistered nun?  If you’re a single, Catholic woman between the ages of 18-38 years, we invite you to spend a day of discernment on October 15, 2016 with the Dominican Contemplative Nuns of Corpus Christi Monastery in Menlo Park, CA.  Catch a glimpse of the same hidden life of love that has been lived at the heart of the Church and the Dominican Order since St. Dominic founded the first community of Dominican nuns in 1206. 
For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Sr. Joseph Marie, O.P., at vocations@nunsmenlo.org,
or visit our website at http://nunsmenlo.org/discernment-days/.
There is no cost to attend the event. Space is limited and fills fast!


¿Te has preguntado cómo es la vida de una monja? ¿Estás llamada a una vida de oración y un profundo deseo de amor y servicio? Las monjas dominicas del monasterio de Corpus Christi ubicadas en 215 Oak Grove Avenue en Menlo Park, CA tendrán un día de Discernimiento para mujeres solteras, entre edades de 18-38, el 15 de octubre de 2016. Para reservar tu lugar o para mayor información comunícate con la Hermana Joseph Marie OP en vocations@nunsmenlo.org o visita nuestro sitio web en: http://nunsmenlo.org/discernment-days/. El día comienza con la Santa Misa a las 8:00 am, seguido por Oficio Divino, Adoración, Rosario, Conferencias e historias vocacionales dadas por nuestras monjas y frailes dominicos. El evento es gratuito. El spacio es limitado y llene rápido.


October 22-23     Holy Family Fall Festival
The school extends an invitation to everyone in the parish to save the dates of October 22nd and 23rd for our newly reinstated Holy Family Fall Festival. There will be food, games, drinks, activities, music and much, much more.  There is truly something for everyone, and we would like to have everyone come and support the school and the other ministries that are directly involved in this wonderful event. You will hear more as it draws nearer, but mark your calendars now. You won’t want to miss it.


Bereavement Support Group Meetings
Bereavement Support Group Meetings for adults experiencing the loss of a loved one are held at Mercy San Juan Medical Center 6501 Coyle Ave., Carmichael, on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., in the conference room on the main level across from the Russell elevators.  Sessions are facilitated by staff chaplains.  No registration required.  No cost. For more information, contact the Spiritual Care Services department (916) 537-5098, or email: Matt.Sanders@DignityHealth.org.

Food Donations for the CLRS Closet
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The food closet is always in need of paper and plastic bags.  Please leave them in the gray tubs at the entrances to the church.  Please remember dairy products or fresh/frozen meat should not be put in the food bins.  Please drop off canned or packaged (unopened) products only.  Thank you so much for your support.  ALSO, THE GREY TUBS ARE TO BE USED FOR FOOD DONATIONS ONLY.  PLEASE DO NOT DISCARD TRASH IN THESE GREY TUBS.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Holy Family School:  Box Tops For Education 
Parishioners and Supporters of Holy Family Catholic School, Box Tops 4 Education and Labels for Education are a great opportunity to help support your parish school and require minimal effort on your part.  Please remember to clip the box tops and labels from many of your favorite items (Ziploc Bags, Campbell Soup, Duncan Hines, Kleenex, cereal boxes, etc.) and put them in a plastic baggie in the container provided near the chapel entrance.  If you have a specific class or student you would like to support, please so indicate on the baggie.  Every little piece adds up to help our children.

Knights of Columbus:

2nd and 3rd Degrees will be presented at Our Lady of Grace School, West Sacramento, on Saturday, September 10. This is open to all our 1st Degree Knights. The Ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. and finishes 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be served at no cost to candidates.  We plan to carpool from Holy Family (meet at 8:00 a.m.) for the drive to West Sacramento. Please RSVP no later than Monday, August 29, to:
Bob at 786-3334
Gene at 989-5889
Victor at 342-0128
Ed at 206-3963
Click here to view our awesome squires at work.

There will be a Squires meeting on September 4 from 11:30a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
All Catholic boys from 10-18 are invited!!
Join us for a Knights pancake breakfast and help clean the tables!!
October 2               Squire Appreciation Day
ATTENTIONS SQUIRES: You are cordially invited to attend the second annual Squires appreciation day from 10am—3pm.  Click here for the informational flyer

535 Sacramento Street
Auburn, CA 95603

Mercy Center is designed to serve individuals, groups, religious organizations of diverse faiths, and non-profit organizations. In the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Center is a place of hospitality with a special mindfulness toward providing quiet and solitude so needed in our culture of ongoing distractions. Below is a list of our ongoing series.
Oasis Days of Prayer & Contemplation (varying themes - see website for details)
First Tuesday of Each Month - 9:15 to 2:30pm
Days of Prayer, Reflection & Teaching (see website for dates)
Facilitator: Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
Reading & Praying the Bible at the Beginning of the 21st Century (see website for dates)
Facilitator: Deacon Charles “Red” Cheever

Mercy San Juan Medical Center Guild
Come join us!  Add a new and interesting facet to your life.  Mercy San Juan Medical Center Volunteer Guild is a  nonprofit group of  men and women who spend  time every month guiding, assisting, comforting, and encouraging  patients and their families in the hospital.
We  help by:  streamlining patient registration, escorting visitors,  selling those much needed gifts, assisting the worried families of surgery patients,  soothing infants, as  well as collecting and distributing  clothing to patients as needed.
 We  work to raise money to fund;  scholarships  for students and  adults working toward their medical education,  buy specialized equipment, and  assist in the  Annual Breast Cancer Survivor Tea.
We also gather to enjoy  4 luncheons annually.   Come be a part of Mercy San Juan Medical Center’s Volunteer Guild.  If you are interested, call Carol Lee ( 916-965-3479).
Unfortunately, we are strictly a volunteer group and working with us does not open a door to employment in the hospital.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Our Prayer Shawls are made to wrap someone in prayer. If you know a person who is very ill, someone who is grieving, someone who needs to know that God is with them? These prayer shawls are made for them.
If you have yarn which you would like to give to make these shawls, please leave it in the parish office. Thank you

Religious Articles Store News
We now have copies of the September monthly Magnificat available for sale in the store.   In addition to the daily readings, there are interesting profiles of saints, teaching of the Catholic Church and reflections on Scripture passages. At $4 a copy this is the best deal in town.
The Religious Articles Store is still looking for volunteers to help after the 4:30 pm mass and after the Sunday, 12:00 pm mass. This requires no more than 15 minutes of your time after the mass. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Maris Will or the parish office.  You may also stop by the store after the 9:00 am mass to sign up. Students needing community service hours are welcome. Training will be provided. Thank you!

Natural Family Planning

(NFP) is a unique form of fertility education. NFP is moral, natural, healthy, modem and a scientifically reliable method of family planning.  These methods teach married couples how to identify and understand their combined signs of fertility to help them achieve and/or avoid a pregnancy.  Our program is offered thru Dignity Health's Fertility Care Services. For further information, please call 733-6256.

Resources for End of Life Concerns
          Letter from Bishop Soto to the Diocese on advent of physician-assisted-suicide
                    Catholic End of Life Teaching, English
                    Catholic End of Life Teaching, Spanish
                     FAQ about End of Life Care, English
                     FAQ about End of Life Care, Spanish
                    Assisted Suicide: What is at Stake?
                   Excerpts from A Catholic Guide to Critical End of Life Decisions
                   To Live Each Day with Dignity
                   Pastoral Guide to End of Life Decisions, English
                   Pastoral Guide to End of Life Decisions, Spanish
                   A Catholic Guide to Critical End of Life Decisions

Women’s Council Annual Spaghetti Dinner
The Holy Family Women's Council will be holding their annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, September 10. 
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults
                $5 for kids 6-12 years old.
                Kids 5 & under eat for free.
Tickets can be purchased from council members or contact Lara Parks at 757-7995 to reserve tickets.
Come join us for an evening of family fun and a great meal!

Worldwide Marriage Encounter 
Sacramento/Reno Area 

Do you wish you could talk about something besides all the stresses in your life?  Do you wish you could share all your hopes and dreams without feeling any guilt.  We have the answer.  A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend gives you the time and tools to revitalize romance, deepen communication, and nourish the spirituality in your marriage. 
Weekend dates for 2016 are:   
October 7-9 in Reno, NV.
November 4-6 in Sacramento.
IT IS NOT TOO LATE OR TOO EARLY TO REGISTER, CALL NOW! For more information, visit our website at: http://www.sacramentowwme.org or contact Terry & Janet at applications@sacramentowwme.org or
916-489-3464. Early registration is highly recommended

Youth Ministry  
Check out these pictures!

Check out our Youth Group!!
Help support our Youth Ministry through your donations of usable clothing & shoes, bed linens, purses, belts, and scarves.
ReUse it also accepts: Toys, Books, Jewelry, Housewares, Small Appliances Electronics (working or not)
They cannot accept: Cans/Bottles, Scrap Metal, Items That Don’t Fit in the Donation Box, Items that need repair, Hazardous Waste
The ReUse It drop box is open and available 24/7 for your gently used donations in support of our Youth Ministry

join our FB group for up to date info or questions.

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Pastoral Assistance for Victims of Sexual Abuse
the Diocese of Sacramento provides pastoral care to persons who have suffered sexual abuse by members of the Catholic clergy and other Catholic Church workers.  Plwase call toll-free at 866-777-9133 if you are seeking assistance in coping with this tragic situation.  Assistance is available in English and Spanish

Counseling Services 
USC Telehealth is a large online mental health clinic under the USC School of Social Work.  They have been serving the State of California for the past three years focusing on serving including adolescents, adults, families, seniors, and the military.  They are a large ongoing referral source for the American Cancer Society, weSpark, Lupus Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis, Catholic and other religious affiliations, and many other California non-profit organizations.  These services are free of charge.   For additional information, please click here

Citrus Heights City Ride
Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT), in partnership with the city of Citrus Heights, operates a new shuttle service for travel in Citrus Heights for everyone called "City Ride." City Ride offers curb-to-curb service to any destination within the boundaries of the city of Citrus Heights and Mercy San Juan Medical Center on Coyle Avenue in Carmichael, and Kaiser Medical Offices on Riverside Avenue in Roseville.
City Ride connects passengers to all destinations throughout the City of Citrus Heights including shopping centers, restaurants, movie theaters, community centers, parks, schools and medical facilities from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. The service is open to the general public, and regular RT Basic and Discount fares apply
Hours of Operation: 7:00 am—7:00 pm
Click here for a PDF of the "City Ride" informational brochure

West Slope Recovery 
West Coast Recovery is a not for profit, abstinence based, six bed men’s residential program. One of our goals is to work with men to break free from their addiction to drugs and alcohol or what is referred to as substance use disorders.  Please look West Slope recovery up on the internet at www.westsloperecovery.org and on our face book page West Slope Recovery.  For more information please call 530-621-1925.