Cup Ministry Suspended/Hand Contact

The flu season has come early this year. The California Dept. of Public Health reports that the incidence of flu and flu-like illnesses has reached a level requiring that we enact preventive measures to mitigate the possibility of infection at Mass.
Bishop Soto has issued the following directives:
• The use of the Communion cup is suspended temporarily.
• Receive the Body of Christ in the hand
• Do not shake hands. Offer the sign of Peace to those around you with a simple nod, saying “peace be with you.”
• Do not hold hands during the Our Father.
• The obligation to attend Mass does not apply to those who
are sick. If you are sick, stay home and take of yourself.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

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St. Vincent de Paul Needs:Hamburger Helper & Canned Beans

       Each week the St. Vincent de Paul Society distributes food to the needy. To supplement every first Sunday, the SVDP food collection replenishes the food bank each week by letting you know what item or items to add to your grocery list. This is to contribute in feeding the hungry through the community food bank run by our St. Vincent de Paul Society.
       St. Joseph's Church has joined the food drive and shall be collecting the same NON-PERISHABLE food items each week. There is a box in the vestibule for these items.
   For more information call (530)926-3061.

This week’s items are:
Hamburger Helper & Canned Beans

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Ongoing Arise Program

     Our Arise Together in Christ Program takes place during the daytime class on Thursdays at 9am in the church.
     Our evening class is on Mondays at 7 PM in the hall. This is a great opportunity to develop a closer relationship with Christ as we enter into the advent season.
      I truly hope to see you there.
      Deacon Ed

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Prayer List

Your prayers are requested for these Parishioners and Friends

Angie Pigoni Barbara Entsisle
Oralee Floria Marilyn Birkett
Barbara Crownover Lori Wise
Barbara J. Ferguson Janet Renon
Penny Davis Jim Mathews
Marian Bryant Sarah Bryan
Randy Bertolucci John McAvoy
Ted Lockett Joe Bonchonsky
Jean Marie Sylwanowicz Joe Spini
Nellie del Nero Kitty Lyons
Sandy Zan Ed Flynn
Rebecca Weston Robert & Cathy Neptune
Lyn Lockett Steve Smith
Rita Heikura Gerardo Rodriguez-Coronado
John Dell'Amico  

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