EVENTS THIS WEEK 
 
Monday 9/24
Flame of Love Rosary – 6:00 pm, Chapel
 
Tuesday 9/25
Legion of Mary – 8:30 am, PCMR#1
Disciples of Jesus – 5:30 pm, PCMR#1
 
Wednesday 9/26
Rosary Club – 3:15 pm, Chapel
RCIA – 7:00 pm, Church meeting room
Spanish Bible Study – 7:00 pm, PCMR#1
 
Thursday 9/27
RCIA for Children – 5:30 pm, PCMR#2 & 3
 
Sunday 9/30
Couples for Christ – 1:30 pm, PCMR#1, 2 & 3
Youth Ministry – 1:00 pm, Parish Center
 
SAN LORENZO RUIZ
This weekend at our 5:00 Saturday Mass, we celebrate San Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino saint.   All are invited to join in our potluck reception following the Mass.   St. Lorenzo Ruiz was born around 1600 in Manila. He was a laymen educated by the Dominicans, a husband and father of 3 children. After being accused of murder, he traveled with a group of Dominican priests to Japan, where Christians were facing persecution. The group was tortured in an effort to make them renounce their faith, but they refused and were martyred. According to accounts, St. Lorenzo Ruiz’s last words were, “I am a Catholic and wholeheartedly do accept death for God. Had I a thousand lives, all these to Him I shall offer. Do with me as you please.” He was canonized on October 18, 1987.   St. Lorenzo Ruiz, pray for us!
 
Music Coordinator St. Joseph Parish in Vacaville is seeking a part-time (25 hours/week) Music Coordinator. This individual will provide direction and accompaniment to our music ministry at Sunday and Holy Day Masses, as well as select songs for liturgical celebrations and lead rehearsals for choirs of various age groups. He/she should be proficient in playing the piano and able to lead other musicians in a prayerful setting. The ideal candidate will have a BA in music and knowledge of the Catholic liturgy.
 
Custodian/Maintenance Worker
St. Joseph Parish is seeking a part-time (30 hours per week) Custodian/Maintenance Worker. This person will perform general maintenance tasks as well as provide custodial support. Skills in carpentry, plumbing and other related areas are beneficial. Please pick up application materials in the parish office or call (707) 447-2354 with any questions. The Food Drive held last weekend for St. Mary’s Food Locker collected 627 food items. Thank you for your generosity toward those in need in our community!
 
ROSARY CLUB
Children, parents and grandparents: We invite you to join us to say the Rosary at 3:15 pm in the chapel every Wednesday. We also recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy starting at 3:00 pm, prior to the Rosary. Join us and be a friend of Jesus!
 
CFC KIDS
We are inviting all children ages 4 to 12 to join our St. Joseph CFC Kids Ministry. We gather once a month for fun activities and games; worshipping God through singing; meeting new friends and growing spiritually with them as we share and pray together. Next gathering: Sunday, September 16, 1:30pm to 3:30 pm at PCMR #1. For questions/inquiries, email or text our coordinators: Jennifer Kiser, Rubie Ann, Noel & Ella Fontamillas at cfckidsvacaville@gmail.com – 707-980-2942. Like us on Facebook: CFC Kids For Christ Vacaville Chapter.
 
COMMUNION TO THE SICK & HOMEBOUND
The increasing number of requests for Communion from our parishioners who cannot attend Mass due to illness, age, etc. is outstripping our current resources. Do you have 1 to 2 hours once a month to take Communion to a fellow parishioner?? Please consider serving Our Lord and His people in Homebound Ministry. Training and materials provided. For more info please contact Pat Chavez-447-0292 or parish office at 447-2354.
 
EMHC MINISTRY
We are looking for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. The volunteers for this ministry distribute the Body and Blood of Christ to their fellow parishioners at Mass. For more information about joining this ministry, please visit us at the EMHC table after Mass in the Narthex.
 
 
SEEKING CATECHISTS
We are looking for new catechists and catechists assistants for the 2018-2019 Faith Formation year. Do you want to share your love of our faith with the next generation? If so, sign up to be a catechist or assistant. Classes take place on Wednesday afternoons and materials are provided. For more information, contact Jerome at je-romeb@stjoseph-vacaville.org.
 
 
FAITH FORMATION BEGINS!
Classes begin on this Wednesday, September 5!
Please meet at Notre Dame School at the scheduled start time of your class.
Parents are asked to stay for the duration of the class on the first day. Please see the class schedules in the narthex!
Any questions, please contact Jerome at jeromeb@stjoseph-vacaville.org
 
RCIA FOR CHILDREN
Is your child older than six years old and not yet baptized? RCIA adapted for children will begin this fall. The program will bring those between the ages of 7 and 17 into the full-ness of the Catholic Church. As with RCIA for adults, catechumens will receive the sacraments at the Easter Vigil in the spring. Registration is now open in the parish office. For more information call the parish office or email Jerome at jeromeb@stjoseph-vacaville.org.
 
 
RCIA
Are you considering joining the Catholic Church or learning about the teachings of the Catholic Church? Do you want to be Baptized, receive First Communion, and Confirmation in the Catholic Church? If the answer is YES, then join us in the RCIA — the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings, experience of Church, and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. You are welcome to participate with your questions, your insights, and your faith story in a warm accepting setting. RCIA classes will begin Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Church Meeting Room and continue through May 2019. All are welcome! Call Dennis or Edith Tremethick at 707-392-0543, email tremethicks@att.net, or go to website http://stjv.org/r-c-i-a/for more information.
 
 
CUSTODIAN POSITION
St. Joseph Parish is seeking a part-time (10 hours per week) Custodian. This person will provide janitorial sup-port to the church facilities and should have knowledge of cleaning supplies and techniques. For more information or for an application, please visit the parish office or email melissav@stjoseph-vacaville.org.