The Weekly E-News

February 8, 2024

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The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prepare for a more fruitful Sunday Mass by reading the upcoming readings here.

Note: Incense is used at the 9:30 am Mass.

Scripture Reflection

Gather virtually on Zoom, Thursdays at 10:30 am to reflect on the readings for the upcoming Sunday Mass.

Meeting ID: 844 3581 2163; Passcode: Good News or save this link:  

Upcoming Events

Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, February 10

Our Vietnamese community invites you to celebrate the Lunar New Year at the 8am Mass, followed by hospitality in the Vestibule. All are welcome!

We wish everyone who celebrates the Lunar New Year

'Gong Xi Fa Cai'.

World Marriage Day

February 11

World Marriage Day is an opportunity to build a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family. This year's theme is “Love Beyond Words.”

For more resources, visit the website here.

World Day of the Sick Mass 

Saturday, February 10, at 11:00 am

@ The Cathedral of Christ the Light


The Cathedral of Christ the Light will host the 16th Annual World Day of the Sick Mass featuring "Messes des Malade," created by award-winning composer Frank LaRocca. This is a very special Mass honoring Our Lady of Lourdes featuring the Cathedral's Choir conducted by Richard Sparks. 


The Mass will be offered for those seeking God’s grace and mercy. The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be offered to those suffering from illness.

For questions regarding special needs, contact Randy Harris at [email protected].

Mass Times:

8:00 am & 7:00 pm

For Lent Fasting & Abstinence guidelines, please click here.

Basilica Lenten Opportunities & Devotions

Please click here for the flyer for more information.

What should I do for Lent?

Increase your faith this Lent using FORMED, an online service for accessing thousands of Catholic videos, audio, and eBooks On Demand anytime, anywhere. Click here for the many Lenten resources, including the ability to sign up for daily emails for short videos for adults or “Drawing Closer to God” art show for children.  (Not signed up for FORMED yet? Free to St. Joseph parishioners; register at

Parish Family Activity

February 18

A "Parish Family Activity" is offered for all families (and individuals) monthly on Sunday morning, to provide opportunities for socializing while experiencing some seasonal aspects of our liturgical life. No registration is required. Meets in St. Joseph Elementary School Learning Center,

10:45 to 11:45 am.  

Other News

Calling all the 49er Faithful!

Join us for a Super Bowl watch party!

Sunday, Feb 11 @ 2:30 pm

in Notre Dame Hall

(Game starts at 3:30)

Wear red and gold to support the 49ers.

All are welcome!

Welcome to the Family!

Patrick Bernasek (parents: Sarah and Philip, and big sister Amelia)


Noah Kleinman-Wong (parents: Charlie and Erica, and big brother Nathan)

For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.

Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers led by Mr. Meyer to Rome to sing for Pope Francis (2023)

Over winter break, Mr. Meyer’s Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers participated in the Pueri Cantores Choral Festival in Rome, Italy. The tour included singing at various parishes in and around Rome, a private audience with Pope Francis, and singing at the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary mass on January 1st in St. Peter’s Basilica. Thank you to our Parish community for supporting our St. Joseph Elementary School boys and GGBC. Many blessings to you all this year!

(--Christine Patungan/Parent)

Retreat Opportunity

March 15-17

Are you looking for a way to jump-start your prayer or spiritual life?

Do you need to get away and reconnect with God?

If so, join others at San Damiano Retreat House in Danville from March 15-17 for a silent retreat led by Ann Naffziger, MA, MDiv.

(Ann led our Advent day retreat!)

For more information or to register, please click here,

or email Ann with further questions: [email protected]

Ongoing News

Men's Monday

Power Hour

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Fr. Mario will offer a 30-minute reflection on a spiritual writing/Church document at 6:00 pm, followed by the Rosary at 6:30, and conclude with a fellowship at 7 pm.

Come for all or just a part of the evening.

Men of all ages welcome.

Tuesday Night Adult Formation

February 13

Tuesday Adult Formation celebrates Mardi Gras and explores Lent in a potluck social at 7 pm in St. Joseph Elementary School. Symbolon Series resumes Feb 20. Info at

Restoring our Legacy for the Future

If you'd like to give online, you can click here.

Contact our parish Business Manager,

Stan Schonberg, [email protected], or 510-995-9411,

if you need help signing up.

Or, pick up a pledge form available in the office or Basilica. Drop the completed form to the Parish Office or mail slot after office hours/weekends. Thank you.

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