Change in Parish Leadership effective July 1
From the Diocese of Oakland Clergy Services office:
Rev. Geoffrey Baraan will transfer from Pastor of St. Anne, Union City to become Pastor of St. Joseph, Pinole effective July 1, 2016.
Rev. Rosendo (Jun) Manalo, currently Parochial Vicar, St. Francis of Assisi, Concord will become Parochial Administrator of St. Anne, Union City effective July 1, 2016.
2016-2017 Faith Formation Program (CCD) Registration
EARLY REGISTRATION of NEW STUDENTS – We are NOW ACCEPTING registrations for 2016-2017 Faith Formation Program (Grades 1-8). Click here for the Registration Packet. You may mail, fax, email or drop-off your completed form to the Faith Formation Office or Parish Office. For more info, please call our office 510-471-7766 ext. 20- 21 or email: email@example.com .
Confirmation 2016-2017 Registration
St. Anne Youth Ministry held two registration meetings last week for the 2016-2017 Confirmation Preparation Program. These meetings were for all those who are currently in Youth Ministry and have completed at least their first year of high school.
If you missed the meetings and are interested in signing up for the 2016-2017 Confirmation Preparation Program, please contact Jim Soltau at the Youth Ministry Office at firstname.lastname@example.org .
St. Anne Parish Festival: Saturday and Sunday July 30-31
This year our St. Anne Parish Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday July 30-31, 2016 to coincide with the celebration of the Feast of St. Anne. It’s the last weekend of July and it’s our annual celebration as a community here at St. Anne Parish. To kick off this year’s festival, there will be an outdoor Mass and Procession on Saturday at 8 am presided by Fr. Geoffrey. This year’s festival promises a lot of fun events, food, and activities, so make sure to mark your calendars and join us.
See the Weekly Bulletin for the latest information and information on how to contact the festival committee.
Festival Raffle Tickets
The festival raffle tickets were mailed out to all 4,000+ families last Tuesday May 17th. We have enclosed 10 raffle tickets worth $50. Most of our festival income is from the raffle, so please be generous and help by buying the tickets or selling them to your relatives and friends. Checks should be made out to “Saint Anne Festival”. Please place the check and ticket stubs in the enclosed addressed envelope and return the envelope as soon as possible, either mailing it or dropping it in the collection basket at Mass. If you need more tickets, you can either call the parish office at (510) 471-7766 to have them mailed to you or pick them up at the office.
For the first time in our long festival history, we are raffling a brand new 2016 Honda Civic as a grand prize. 2nd prize is an Apple MacBook Pro 13, 3rd prize is a 55” Flat Screen TV, and 4th prize is $250.00 cash. Plus consolation prizes. You can win one of these exciting prizes just for a cost of $5 per ticket. What a bargain!!! The festival committee will start selling tickets after each Sunday Mass beginning on May 22nd.
"We Are the World" is our festival theme for this year. We will have dances from different parts of the world. This will be an exciting year for our festival entertainment.
If you would like to participate in this year’s festival entertainment, please contact Lorna Veluz. Book your spot early with Lorna because time-slots go quickly.
Party at the Festival
We are adding more exciting events this year to our festival. We call this “Party at the Festival”. If you are thinking of celebrating your child’s birthday or parents’ wedding anniversary, why not do it here during the festival weekend? We will reserve the tables for 20 people as a minimum for the dining canopy for 3 hours. For more details, see or call Sonny Mamaril. So reserve now for your space. The goal of this event is to bring more people outside our parish to see our fun festival.
Booth Sponsors & Volunteers
The parish festival is now accepting festival donors and sponsors. There are many ways to support our festival. You can donate a gift card/certificate, food, prizes, or your time. You may also donate for the rental of booth for a minimum of $100.00.
If you have a business or are working with a company who would like to showcase their products and be able to talk to prospective clients, a donation of $400.00 will get you a booth for that weekend. Booths are limited to 20, so get your booth for your company as soon as possible.
The Festival Committee is now signing up volunteers for Food, Concession, and Game booths. We also need more male adult volunteers for more muscle on the recycling team to help our lady recycle team members. Volunteer sign-up sheets will be in the front of the church and the church patio starting at all the Masses in July. For those of you who attend Logan HS, it’s a great way to get community service points. So please stop by our volunteer sign up tables outside on the patios starting in July and volunteer your time!
Participants Needed for Research Study: The Relations between Acculturation, Well-being, and Cognition in Filipino Americans
Palo Alto University is conducting a study to learn about the relations between Acculturation, Well-being, and Cognition in Filipino Americans. You can participate in this study if you self-identify as a Filipino or Filipino American adult in the United States who is age 18 years or older, and can read and speak English. It will take about 60-75 minutes to complete a few questionnaires and to take a memory test. Individuals who participate in the study will be given a $15 gift card.
Available testing days include Saturday, June 4 (Classroom 106) and June 18 (Classroom 104) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please call ahead to make an appointment or to request an alternate day and time.
In addition to criteria listed above, potential participants must not have any of the following:
Parish Registration Form
If you are new to the parish or if your information has changed, please
download and fill out the parish registration form and drop it off at the parish office. If you do not receive the Catholic Voice and offertory envelopes, then you probably need to turn in a registration form.
Call for Liturgical Ministerscomplete the form and drop it off in the weekly collection or at the parish office.
Roman Missal, Third Edition
Since the end of Vatican II, bishops and theologians have been looking at the Latin texts of the Roman Missal and re-translating them to conform more closely to it’s origins. After nearly fifty years of research, debate, and prayer the Vatican has approved the Third Translation of the Roman Missal. These changes took effect the first week of advent (November 27, 2011). The structure of the mass remains unchanged in the new edition of the Roman Missal. However, almost every prayer in the Mass has been re-translated from Latin to English; some prayers now recited by memory will need to be relearned. For more information, see: