EVENTS THIS WEEK 
 
Monday 5/27
Flame of Love Rosary – 6:00 pm, Chapel
 
Tuesday 5/28
Legion of Mary – 8:30 am, PCMR#1
Disciples of Jesus – 5:30 pm, PCMR#1
 
Wednesday 5/29
Rosary Club – 3:15 pm, Chapel
Lord Teach Me To Pray – 6:30 pm, PCMR#3
Spanish Bible Study – 7:00 pm, PCMR#1
 
Friday 5/31
Spanish Children’s Choir – 6:30 pm, Church meeting room
 
Sunday 6/2
Youth Ministry – 1:00 pm, Parish Center
 
 
 
PILGRIMAGE TO EUROPE  
Experience the splendors of Eastern Europe with the Passion Play of Oberammergau. Fr. Renier, together with Fr. Carlo Tejano of St. Mary’s, will be leading a pilgrimage August 7-17, 2020, with stops in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Munich. For a brochure and more information, please call/visit the parish office or email fr.renier@stjosephvacaville.org. This is your last chance to experience the world-famous Passion Play of Oberammergau until 2030!!!
 
RCIA PROGRAM
If you are an adult who would like to be baptized or enter into full communion with the Catholic Church, RCIA is the program for you. The next RCIA classes will begin on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, in preparation to receive the sacraments at the Easter Vigil in 2020. For more information, contact the parish office.
 
BASIC FORMATION
Are you in need of basic formation? Would you like to work towards your basic catechist certification or basic ministry certification? The Office of Family and Faith Formation is offering basic formation courses throughout our diocese. Join us at the Pastoral Center in Sacramento, Sacred Heart Parish in Red Bluff, Holy Spirit Parish in Fairfield, and St. Joseph Parish or St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Auburn. Do not miss out on the opportunity to learn more about your faith! For registration and information visit www.scd.org/ basicformation.
 
 
SVDP HAWAIIAN RAFFL
Tired of the cold, rainy weather? Next weekend after the Masses members of St. Vincent de Paul will be selling raffle tickets for a trip to Maui. With your purchase of a $10 ticket, you are entered to win a trip valued at $3,500. Ticket sales will benefit the charitable works of St. Vincent de Paul.
 
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 
MEN: Are you ready to make a change? If you’re too busy to participate in the Knights of Columbus activities right now, but want to be a member, on-line membership is for you! California communities need strong Catholic men to answer the call to lead with faith, protect our families, serve others and defend our values.    For over 130 years, Knights of Columbus have stood up for the Church, served the least among us, and strengthened our parishes. The world needs more committed Catholic men to answer the call.   WILL YOU ANSWER? All practical Catholic men, 18 years and over can join the Knights of Columbus on-line in a simple streamlined process: eMembership available at www.knights.net. Find out about what Knights do in California at www.californiaknights.org.
 
 
SPANISH BIBLE STUDY
You are invited to participate in Spanish language Bible Study, which has as its goal to help you to better know the message of Christ in your life and thus have the necessary tools to grow not only in knowledge but above all in a closer relationship with the person of Christ. Our meetings will take place on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in PCMR#1. Classes will begin on Wednesday, March 13. You can sign up with Mrs. Teresa Figueroa (707-301-8785 or terebfigueroa@gmail.com) or after Spanish Mass on Sundays. We ask that you bring your Bible, Catechism, and a notebook to the class with you. The classes will be in Spanish.
 
PRE-CANA MARRIAGE PREPARATION
The next series of Pre-Cana marriage preparation classes will begin on July 22. This five-week series of classes facilitates dialogue and prayer prior to a couple’s wedding. The class satisfies the marriage preparation program requirement in the Diocese of Sacramento. The cost is $75. To register, please contact the parish office.
If you have not yet begun the process of planning your wedding through the parish office, please do so before signing up for the class. Keep in mind that this process should begin at least six months prior to your desired wedding date. Baptism certificates for the bride and groom issued within the last six months should be brought to the first appointment with the priest.
 
ROSARY CLUB
Come pray the Rosary with your parish community. Opportunities to pray the Rosary are available at the following times:  Weekdays before morning Mass (M, Tu, Th, F at 6:20 am) Mondays at 6:00 pm (Flame of Love) Wednesdays at 3:15 pm – Rosary Club Saturdays before morning Mass (7:30 am)
Sundays before Mass at 4:30 pm (in Spanish)
 
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.
 
K of C RECRUITMENT
We are happy to announce that St. Joseph the Protector Council is holding its Annual Recruiting Drive during the weekend of March 30th and 31st. Knights will be available after every Mass in the Narthex, to explain the many benefits of membership, how to become a Knight, and how you can serve your GOD, Church and Parish Community. At 2:00 pm Sunday, the Knights will welcome you into the Brotherhood following a brief ceremony. So if you are a Catholic Gentlemen now is the time to take the next step!
Look for the blue name tags and ask a Knight about the organization and how to become one.
 
INFO SESSION – COMMUNION TO THE SICK & HOMEBOUND
Do you have 1 1/2 hours once a month after 10 am Sunday Mass to take Eucharist to fellow parishioners who can’t come to Mass? Come and hear how St. Joseph ministers, under the direction of our priests, meet this growing need in our parish. If you reflect and decide to join this ministry, orientation, training, materials and mentoring will be provided. SATURDAY, MARCH 30 at 9:00 am in Church Meeting Room. For more information, contact Pat Chavez 447-0292.
 
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
St. Joseph Parish is seeking a part-time (25 hours/week) administrative assistant. Duties of this position include greeting visitors, answering phones, scheduling use of church facilities, coordinating sacraments and events, and maintaining organized files and records. Ideal candidate should have good organizational and communication skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office, and experience working in an office environment. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.
If interested, please pick up application materials in the parish office or visit stjv.org/employment
 
NOTRE DAME SCHOOL NEWS
Notre Dame School is having a busy March. We began Lent with a beautiful Ash Wednesday Mass. Students and their families are engaged in almsgiving using Rice Bowls; these collections will benefit Catholic Relief Services. Our Academic Decathlon team did well in diocesan competition earlier this month. Spring Robotics is getting underway, and Girls’ Basketball is having good success. Please check our out website at www.notredamevacaville.org and click on the Facebook link to see many school happenings. Alumni have their own Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NDSVACAVILLEALUMNI/ Applications are being accepted for Grades TK – Grade 7. If you are considering Notre Dame School for your child and would like a tour, please call (707) 447-1460. Application information can be found on the website also.
 
PILGRIMAGE TO EUROPE
Experience the splendors of Eastern Europe with the Passion Play of Oberammergau. Fr. Renier, together with Fr. Carlo Tejano of St. Mary’s, will be leading a pilgrimage August 717, 2020, with stops in Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Munich. The cost is $4,399 per person which includes roundtrip airfare from San Francisco, first class/select hotels, first class (Category 1) admission tickets for the Passion Play, most meals, comprehensive sightseeing with an English-speaking guide and more!! For a brochure and more information, please call visit the parish office or email fr.renier@stjosephvacaville.org. Space is limited. Book now to avoid disappointment! This is your last chance to experience the worldfamous Passion Play of Oberammergau until 2030!!!
 
CATHOLIC CHARITIES PILGRIMAGES
Catholic Charities of California is excited to be hosting walking pilgrimages in Spain along the Camino de Santiago and in Italy along the Via Francigena, as well as non-walking pilgrimages visiting early Christian monastic sites in Ireland and colonial Catholic churches in Cuba! These pilgrimages will change your life and support the work of Catholic Charities of California. Please join us for an informational meeting on November 17th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 350 Stinson Ave., Vacaville, 95688, at 10:00 am.
To RSVP for the meeting or for more information regarding the pilgrimages, please go to our website at www.CatholicPilgrimage.com, contact CCC at pilgrim@catholiccharitiesca.org, or call (916) 706-1539 Ext. 12.