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October 9 - November 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM St. Elizabeth Seton Church - Cry Room

The Ministry Of Mothers Sharing (M.O.M.S.) invites you to join other Christian mothers for a six-week spiritual workshop. Topics such as self-esteem, stress, personal growth, friendships, and everyday spirituality are discussed. Connect with other moms, share your faith journey, and just take an evening once a week for yourself. All Moms are welcome! Childcare will be provided.

For more information or to sign up visit

From the Pastor...

My brothers and sisters,

In my estimation, we are gradually realizing what If we are honest, then we can confess that someone’s word of praise about who we are or what we do feels quite nice. Even if it is embarrassing, it still feels good. Unlike so many of us, Jesus is not easily swayed by platitudes of praise; He’s not suspicious about them either. Perhaps I would say to you that He is indifferent toward them. Why? My friends, He’s about His Father’s business. The lofty strokes and back pats are not even on His radar. So whether the praise hoisted upon Him is meant or not, it does not change His focus. He’s focused on the Father’s will.

However, if we are not about the Father’s will, He will call us out! And that is precisely what happens in today’s Gospel (Matthew 22:15-21). The Pharisees give Him a stroke on the back but with the grin of a Cheshire cat. They want to set the trap. But Jesus is not interested in the carefully calculated game; He is focused on bringing God into full focus in the flesh! In the end, Jesus tells the Pharisees: “Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God".

(See this week's bulletin for the complete article.)

Giving Tree Volunteers

This announcement always seems way too soon, however, the Giving Tree Committee has been at work with this project for over a month already. The Giving Tree Project helps poor families in our neighboring communities who would otherwise not have a Christmas.

We have several “easy” jobs for volunteers. Help is needed to fill the envelopes for distribution on Saturday, November 8, at 9:00 AM, at St. Augustine Hall. We are looking for someone who is interested in coordinating volunteers at St. Augustine for envelope distribution. We also need help distributing envelopes after all Masses on the weekends of November 15 and 22. The final phase needs volunteers to receive gifts at St. Augustine and on the actual distribution day, December 14. Please consider one or more of these times to volunteer. For more information and to sign up, contact MaryBeth Bochner, (925) 321-9219 or Thank you!

Red Cross Blood Drive

Saturday October 25, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
St. Elizabeth Seton JP II Activity Center
Sponsored by The Knights of Columbus

Please consider giving "THE GIFT OF LIFE". Spread the word! Every single donation will help and potentially save the life of up to three patients in local community hospitals. Sign up early at Enter your zip code / sponsor code “CCOP” or
call (800) 733-2767.

Festa Italiana

Dinner, Dance and Social
Saturday, October 25, 2014
St. Augustine Hall

This is a family event hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Tickets will be on sale following all Masses.

For more information contact Stephen Natale at (925) 895-7661 or or Chuck Berardi at (925) 381-1643 or

What are you doing on Tuesday nights?

Like interacting with parishioners, clergy, and staff? Adept at data entry and Microsoft applications? Then you just might be the right person for this job! CCOP is looking for a night secretary to work at St. Elizabeth Seton on Tuesdays, 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM, and possibly do back-up on Sunday for a six-hour shift.

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