Mind, Body, Spirit (Elder Group): Monthly
This is a lively gathering full of love, support, senior-friendly activities, and healthy, tasty treats. It’s open to “senior” parishioners and is held on the second Friday of each month, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Community Building. Each month’s activities include activities for the mind, healthy foods for the body, and prayer for the spirit.
Grief Workshop: November
The BeFrienders sponsor an annual Grief Workshop before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Families whose loved ones have passed away during the past year (or years past) are encouraged to attend. The workshop provides participants an opportunity to reflect on the loss in a safe, compassionate, and prayerful setting.
Click here for information about the Grief Workshop scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon in the Bailey House.
Call Therese at 408-294-8953 ext. 316 for more details.
Giving Trees: Advent
Closely associated with our Care Facilities Ministry and Food Box Program, the Giving Trees are a program during Advent to anticipate Christmas for the residents of the convalescent homes and food box recipients. Parishioners are invited to take a tag from the “giving” trees, purchase the desired items, and return the wrapped gift with the tag attached in time for Christmas delivery. Volunteers deliver the gifts to the designated facility. We try to see that each resident receives a gift.
Memorial Mass: November 2nd, 2019
Each year we celebrate the lives of those we love who are no longer with us. This Mass is hosted by the BeFrienders and all are cordially invited to attend.
This year the mass is at 10am and there will be a reception to follow in the Community Building.
Welcome Breakfast: Spring and Fall
The Welcoming Ministry, along with the parish staff and priests, host two catered dinners each year to welcome new parishioners. We gather in the Community Building on selected Sundays after the 11:30am Mass, share a meal, introduce the staff, and pray a blessing over these newest members of our community.