We are called to preserve and protect

Sunday, February 26, 2017

St. Paul had both a deep understanding and appreciation for stewardship — what it meant to be a good steward. In his First Letter to the Corinthians, our Second Reading on this last Sunday in Ordinary Time before Lent begins, Paul states eloquently, "Thus should one regard us: as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God."

Paul's understanding of what a steward was is that he manages the household of God. Managing included preserving and protecting.

We at St. Joseph the Worker Church strive to be authentically Catholic in all things as faithful stewards and teachers of the Church founded by Jesus. As Catholics, we are all called to be faithful stewards and servants of Jesus Christ, and for this we need the Church and all the guidance and sacraments she provides.

Please help us to help others through your faithful stewardship. St. Joseph the Worker Church needs and depends on your presence, prayers and financial support to continue being a vessel of God's truth, beauty, comfort, mercy, healing and hope.

Pax Christi,
Fr. Kenneth Nobrega

Ash Wednesday
Our Lenten season begins on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. In order to offer ample opportunity for our parishioners to begin Lent by assisting at Mass, St. Joseph the Worker Church will be offering four Masses with the distribution of Ashes.

Ash Wednesday Mass schedule:
7:30pm (Spanish)

Special Sunday Vigil Mass offered for healing.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
4:00pm Vigil Mass – Fr. Kenneth Nobrega

Mass intention will be offered for "healings" of all those present.

Following the Mass, Fr. Kenneth Nobrega will pray over individuals for healings and for deliverance from spiritual oppression. Please invite your family and friends.

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat
April 28-30 (English)

Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. The weekend offers a supportive, and non-judgmental environment to transform the pain of the past into love and hope. We encourage women, men and couples to attend.

Space is limited. Sign up NOW! All inquiries are completely confidential.

For Retreat Details Contact:
Kim Fuentes: 209/465-5433 or kfuentes@stocktondiocese.org stocktondiocese.org/Project-Rachel
Gloria Maldonado: 510/384-6875 or gloriamaldonado375@sbcglobal.net www.afterthechoice.org

Co-sponsored by the Diocese of Oaklands After the Choice Ministry and the Diocese of Stockton's Project Rachel Ministry.

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