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9th Annual Food Festival! Join us for a FUN-FILLED day for families and foodies!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

9th Annual Food Festival!  Join us for a FUN-FILLED day for families and foodies!

Saturday, September 26 1PM-8PM and Sunday, September 27 9AM-6PM.    

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Welcoming Father Marvin-Paul Felipe in July

Posted by on May 16, 2015 in Blog, Parish News | 0 comments

Welcoming Father Marvin-Paul Felipe in July

His Excellency, Archbishop Cordilione has appointed pointed a new pastor to St. Thomas More. His name is Fr. Marvin Felipe, and he is currently the Parochial Vicar at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco. Fr. Felipe has also been named Chaplain to San Francisco State University and will assume his new role on July 1st, succeeding our beloved pastor Msgr. Labib Kobti who has served this parish for the past 12 years. We welcome Fr. Marvin and we look forward to working with him at the service of God’s people at St. Thomas...

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April 3, Good Friday Outdoor Living Stations of the Cross

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Blog, Lent | 0 comments

April 3, Good Friday Outdoor Living Stations of the Cross

Come join us in prayer in Our 6th Outdoor Living Stations of the Cross. Click for downloadable flyer...

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Pope Francis Announces Jubilee Year of Mercy

Posted by on Mar 14, 2015 in Blog, Catholic Church | 0 comments

Pope Francis Announces Jubilee Year of Mercy

Rome, March 13, 2015 (Zenit.org) Junno Arocho Esteves – During a Penitential Celebration today in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis announced the celebration of an extraordinary Holy Year dedicated to Mercy. The Jubilee of Mercy will begin on December 8th, 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and will conclude on November 20th, 2016, Solemnity of Christ the King. The Holy Father’s announcement was greeted with an applause by those present in the Basilica. “I entrust the organization of this Jubilee to the...

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March 21: St. Patrick Corned Beef & Cabbage Feast

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Blog, Feasts and Fun, Parish News | 0 comments

March 21: St. Patrick Corned Beef & Cabbage Feast

In honor of both Saint Patrick (Feast Day March 17) and Saint Joseph (Feast Day March 19), we will serving a corned beef and cabbage dinner, prepared by our dear Chef Juan, in Carroll Hall at 7 PM. Get on your green and join us for fun raising and fundraising. Tickets may be purchased in the parish office. $30 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for children 12 and under. Thank you for supporting our parish.

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Volunteering at the Food Bank

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Blog, Outreach, Young Adults | 0 comments

Volunteering at the Food Bank

Members of St. Benedict’s Young Adult Group at the San Francisco and Marin Food Bank. Thank you to everyone who came and helped prepare mixed food boxes for the seniors of SF. A total of 950 boxes were made equaling a total of 20,000 lbs of food that will be shipped to the elderly in need. Also a big thank you to our special guest Abouna (Father) Bernard.

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YOUNG ADULT “MAKING CHOICES-Dealing with Transitions” Retreat

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Blog, Retreats and Recollection, Young Adults | 0 comments

YOUNG ADULT “MAKING CHOICES-Dealing with Transitions” Retreat

Sat. March 21, 2015 (10am-4pm); for women & men (ages 18-40); at 43326 Mission Blvd. (entrance on Mission Tierra Pl), Fremont, CA 94539; Facilitators: Sisters Ingrid Clemmensen and Mary Yun; Suggested donation of $15 includes lunch, refreshments and materials (payable at the door); Register online at www.msjdominicans.org or www.bit.ly/YAretreatreg; for more info call 510-933-6335.

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Abouna Labib Kobti: “It is time to say good-bye”

Posted by on Feb 21, 2015 in Blog, Parish News | 0 comments

Abouna Labib Kobti: “It is time to say good-bye”

This past July 15th, Fr. Youssef Keikati left for Lebanon. He was assigned as a pastor of a church and principal of a school of one thousand students. It is time for me to be reassigned by my superior the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem. The six-plus-six years of service at St. Thomas More Church as your pastor has been a time of grace for me. I loved you all and will love you always and will keep you in my heart and in my prayers. Please pray for me. Obedience calls me, and I want to obey as a soldier called to service, leaving, with love and...

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Ten Things Pope Francis Wants Us to Know

Posted by on Feb 21, 2015 in Blog, Catholic Church | 0 comments

Ten Things Pope Francis Wants Us to Know

A poor Church for the poor Humility Stay close to people Never give up on God’s mercy We’re all Franciscans now We’re not an NGO Never give in to pessismism Have a sense of humor The importance of unity

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Transforming Communities through Positive Civil Dialogue

Posted by on Feb 21, 2015 in Blog, Catholic Church, Communities | 0 comments

What: Workshop on dialogue When: Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM Where: STM Church Registration fee: $10.00 (includes book) You may pre-register by March 12 (call the parish office for contact information) or you may register the day of the event. The workshop will provide a real experience in dialogue. In several formats, we will put the steps of dialogue into practice, gaining both knowledge of our own blind spots and a deeper understanding of the perspective of others. We will also explore the role of the media and...

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