Parish youth, 5th grade and up, are welcome to apply for Altar Server training. Training will take place over the Summer months. Scheduling is flexible. Please call the parish office at 510.525.0876 to leave information: child/youth’s full name, parents’ names and phone numbers to reach parents. Thank you.
Companions in Ignation Service and Spirituality is a unique program that engages people 50 and older in a commitment to social justice by directly serving the poor, participating in small faith sharing groups, and daily prayer. Tapping into the power of the Baby Boomer generation, Companions has grown steadily for five years. We strive to serve the poor and vulnerable and to be a light of hope in the lives of those to whom we minister. Companions is sponsored by the Jesuits and strives to balance the call to act for justice with the desire to become closer to God. The 10-month program is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius and operates from September-June each year. Participants continually say that this program is truly transformative. Inquiry sessions: June 4, 7:00 to 8:00 pm Corpus Christi, Piedmont & June 26, 7:00 to 8:00 pm Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley. To register or for more information, please contact Jenny Girard Malley, 415.503.1310 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.igiantiancompanions.org
Sacred Heart Convent, Blackrock, Cork, Ireland
SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING WORKSHOP
The Diocese requires that all parishioners who volunteer in any ministry at the Parish receive Safe Environment Training. The training must be renewed every 3 years. In order to simplify the training process, we are required to have all volunteers on the same 3 year cycle. Hence all St. Jerome parishioners are required by the Diocesan Safe Environment Office to attend an on-site training in 2013 either at St. Jerome or at another church in the Diocese. Our on-site Safe Environment Training will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at noon in Rohan Hall. Please call the parish office at 510.525.0876 to rsvp. For a calendar of other trainings please visit www.oakdiocese.org/ministries/safe. The Safe Environment Department will review our records this year. Please help us to be in compliance. If you have any questions please call Mary at the parish office.
FAMILY FAITH FORMATION
Please register now for next year’s Sunday classes, 2013-2014, for children in grades K-8. Instruction begins on Sunday, September 15th, 2013. Family Faith Registration Forms 2013-2014 are available in the vestibule of the church, in the church office, or here on the parish website. You may return completed forms to the parish office. For more information, please call Mary Ernst at the parish office at 510.525.0876.