EVENTS THIS WEEK 
 
Monday 2/18
Flame of Love Rosary – 6:00 pm, Chapel
Pre-Cana class – 6:30 pm, PCMR#1
 
Tuesday 2/19
Legion of Mary – 8:30 am, PCMR#1
Disciples of Jesus – 5:30 pm, PCMR#3
Knights of Columbus – 7:00 pm, PCMR#1
 
Wednesday 2/20
Rosary Club – 3:15 pm, Chapel
Spanish Bible Study – 7:00 pm, PCMR#1
RCIA – 7:00 pm, Church meeting room
 
Thursday 2/21
Adult Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm, Church
Spanish Choir Rehearsal – 7:00 pm, PCMR#3
 
Saturday 2/23
Confirmation Retreat – 9:00 am, Parish center
 
Sunday 2/24
Youth Ministry – 1:00 pm, Parish center
 
 
FAUSTINA PRODUCTION:
Faustina, the moving, live production performed by actress Jennifer Pagano and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Friday, February 15 at 7:00 pm. Experience firsthand the life and message of Saint Faustina whose personal encounters with Jesus have inspired a world-wide devotion to Christ’s Divine Mercy. This drama also brings audiences a riveting modern story that makes Divine Mercy remarkably relevant and urgent for our world today. The program is filled with all the elements of professional theater, runs 90 minutes, and is suitable for ages 13 and up. Admission will be: $10/ticket; $25/Family of 4 or more and $5/Ages 18 and under. For additional information, contact St. Mary’s Parish at (707) 448-2390 or alicia@stmarysvacaville.com.
 
ST. JOSEPH FEAST & FAMILY DAY
Mark your calendars, St. Joseph parishioners, for St. Joseph Feast and Family Sports Day, on March 17 after noon mass. Come join Fr. Renier, Fr. Juan Carlos, and fellow parishioners for a game of basketball and volleyball. Let us celebrate with our families and friends. Please bring your favorite dish to share for potluck. Sign ups will begin February 16th and 17th after the masses.
 
SUPPORT GROUP
Next Saturday, February 16 the monthly support group will be held at 10:00 am in the church meeting room. This group provides a space for healing from grief and other types of pain. All are welcome.
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
SUSPENSION OF THE CHALICE
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has reported that the incidence of flu and flu-like illnesses is widespread and has reached a level requiring that we enact preventive measures to mitigate the possibility of infection at Mass. In order to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone, Bishop Soto has issued the following directives: 
 
The use of the Communion cup is suspended temporarily.  Receive the Body of Christ in the hand (although receiving on the tongue is permitted)  Do not shake hands. Offer the sign of Peace to those around you with a simple nod, saying “peace be with you.”  Do not hold hands during the Our Father. 
 
Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion are reminded to cleanse their hands with an alcohol-based antiseptic before and after administering Holy Communion. This also applies to those who take Holy Communion to the home-bound.

The obligation to attend Mass on Sunday and other Holy Days does not apply to those who are sick. If you are sick, stay home and take of yourself. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. And pray for those who are sick. The administration of Holy Communion in both kinds will resume as soon as the Bishop deems it safe and prudent to do so.
 
FOOD DRIVE
Next weekend, February 9-10, will be our monthly food drive for St. Mary’s Food Locker. Please remember to bring your donations of canned and nonperishable food items to help those in need in our community. Monetary donations are also accepted. Thank you!
 
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)
 
WORLD MARRIAGE DAY
On Saturday, February 9, 2019 Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at a special 11:00 am Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in which married couples will receive a special blessing and have an opportunity to renew their marital commitments. An informal reception for couples and their families will follow. Special certificates will be given to couples celebrating milestone anniversaries (10, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 50+). If you are interested in attending this free event, please register (names and anniversary year) at www.scd.org/wmd. For more information call the Office of Family and Faith Formation at (916) 733-0177.
 
ENGAGING CATECHIST SERIES
Attention Catechists of the Diocese of Sacramento! The third session of the Engaging Catechist Series is on Thursday, February 7th, 2019. The topic will be Reconciliation and First Communion. This is an excellent opportunity to gather with fellow Catechists to share ideas, ask advice, and connect! Register now at : www.scd.org/catseries.
 
BOOK SERIES
Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Center for Education & Spirituality present: Spiritual Guides for Today – The Return of the Prodigal Son, a 4-Part Book Series on March 7, March 14, March 21, and March 28 from 1:00 -2:30 pm. Cost: $10 per session. Group size is limited. Register early. Dominican Sisters Motherhouse Library – 43326 Mission Circle (entrance off Mission Tierra) Fremont, CA 94539.
 
GABRIEL PROJECT CRAFT GROUP
Do you know how to crochet, knit, or do Tunisian work, or would you like to learn? Join us! Gabriel Project is sponsoring a group just for you!
We will start working on baby blankets every Monday from 11:00 am-1:00 pm at St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Room 7 starting on February 4, 2019. Materials will be provided. Bring your hands, bring your heart.
To register or for more info contact Rocio Moreno at (916) 599-6704 or Yolanda Martinez at (707) 567-9130.
 
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Today’s Gospel acclamation tells us, “The Lord sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives” (Luke 4:18). You can help Christ in this mission by supporting the St. Vincent de Paul Society, which helps those in need right here in Vacaville. Please drop your donations into the wooden boxes in the narthex. Thank you for your generosity.
 
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.
 
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.