Weekly publication for timely communication with St. Perpetua Parish community



Building a vibrant, welcoming, and missionary

parish community centered in Jesus Christ

May 25/26

Dear Parishioners and Friends,


We believe in one God: Father, Son and Spirit. Ours is a Trinitarian religion. 


The Trinity is the source of our faith as well as the goal of our lives. We long to live for all eternity the life of the Trinity.


The Trinity is for us the model towards which we strive as a community: free individuals with total equality in complete unity. 


In the 1986 document of U.S. Bishops, Economic Justice for All it states: 


Christians look forward in hope to a true communion among all persons with each other and with God. The Spirit of Christ labors in history to build up the bonds of solidarity among all persons until that day on which their union is brought to perfection in the Kingdom of God. Indeed Christian theological reflection on the very reality of God as a trinitarian unity of persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—shows that being a person means being united to other persons in mutual love.


Our relationship to God, is not a formula, a dogma, a creedal statement, or a metaphysics that demands our assent. God is a flow of living relationships, a trinity, a family of life that we can enter, taste, breathe within, and flow through us.


As Ron Rolheiser succinctly puts: The biggest misunderstanding that we have that block us from properly knowing God are not those of formal dogma, but those of a culture of individualism that invite us to believe that we are self-sufficient, that we can have community and family on our own terms, and that we can have God without dealing with each other. But God is community—and only in opening our lives in gracious hospitality will we ever understand that. 


Amen.  


Peace and good, 

+Fr. Jimmy

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Mass Schedule


Saturday: 5:00 p.m.


Sunday: 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.


Daily Mass (M, T, Th, F): 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday: 9:15 a.m.


SECOND COLLECTION: Catholic Communications


WATCH MASS LIVE


Children's Bulletin ages 3-6

Children's Bulletin ages 7+


Bringing Home the Gospel (reflection on Gospel reading)

Mass Intentions

5/29 at 9:15am: Ashley Dias (Dec.)

5/30 at 9:00am: Rene Toro Lozada (Dec.)

6/1 at 5:00pm: Brendan Davenport (Sp. Int.)

6/2 at 9:30am: Jenny Watson (Sp. Int.)

6/7 at 9:00am: Julie Richardson (Dec.)



-John Hession Funeral- June 14 at 11:45am

-Jerry Cole Funeral- June 21 at 3:00pm

-Laura Stinson Memorial- July 25 at 10:30am (Chapel)

Together We Pray for the Sick

Karl Anderson, Nico LeClerc, Ysabel, Edouard and Anne Lagache, Jinx Abbot, Rosaura Ramirez, Vince Riggio, Thomas Lauck, John Keeling, Andrew Ness, MJ Eschen, Tom Rochford, Helen McKennon, Jerry Cole, Larry Kuhn, Gary Hevener, Aggie Malanca, Mary Kelley, Linda McSwain, Patricia Galindo, Mary Ann Mason, Maynard Clark, Larry Monin, Joan West, Mary Kuhn, Jo Kerner, George Kalvass, Tony Roensch

Reflection on Sunday Readings

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity


I’ve always liked this feast. I love thinking of the ways that I am more than just one person in my life, that all of my different titles represent vital pieces of my identity. I am, for example, Ben’s wife, my parents’ daughter, my siblings’ sister, my cousins’ cousin, my nieces and nephews’ aunt. I am all of those titles, and I’m probably a little different with each of my beloved relatives.


I am also a friend, a student, a teacher, a reader, a writer, and a parishioner. I love being all those things. I can’t imagine a happy life without any one of them.


The earliest Christians---as early as Paul himself, whose profound transformation took place sometime in the mid-40s---were just praying and acting on instinct. There was no catechism, no papal decree to instruct them in what to believe. Paul, Silas, and Barnabas traveled thousands of miles, sailing dangerous waters in rickety boats, walking over treacherous terrain (complete with snakes, as Paul found out at Malta) in order to preach one thing: Jesus Christ, and him crucified, and raised, and living in us through the Holy Spirit.


It wasn’t a hard leap for the New Testament writers to move towards the understanding of God as Three. They intimately knew the Father through their lives steeped in the stories of the Old Testament. They were dedicated to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, and they depended every day on the comfort and inspiration of the Holy Spirit.


It just makes sense that the God in whose image we are created would be more than one Person. We all are.


Which Person of the Trinity do you feel closest to at this point in your life?


Kathy McGovern ©2024 www.thestoryandyou.com

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament



Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament


Every Friday 9am-2:30pm (Church)

Devotion to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Bishop Barber's 2024 Appeal



The Bishop's Appeal helps further Christ's mission in our diocese.

Learn more about it by visiting the website:


 oakdiocese.org/bishops-ministries-appeal

Business Manager Job Opportunity

Wendy Levich is retiring as our Business Manager after six+ years. The position is 25 hours per week and includes health benefits. If you are interested please email Fr. Jimmy at [email protected] The job would start June 17th.


Business Manager Job Overview


  • Oversee Parish facility maintenance function, including outside vendor management and bid review
  • Manage Parish financial accounting system and financial reporting function. Candidate should have at least five years of Quickbooks experience
  • Prepare and submit periodic Diocesan and outside agency information and reports
  • Liaise with Parish committees, parishioners, and St. Perpetua School
  • Support Pastor in Parish personnel management activities.

Grief Workshop

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, please join us on 


Saturday, June 15th at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Francis Room


for a Grief Workshop. Come together to share the journey and learn some tools to help you carry your grief. For registration or questions, please contact: Tadd Sibley[email protected] 


“When the shore seems far away

and you cannot see beyond this day,

come away with Me to a place of stillness and tranquility”.

Outreach News

Thank You!


The volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Concord, were very grateful for the groceries collected and delivered last Sunday. The need continues to grow, with costs rising in any areas, especially food, so the shelves at the food pantry don’t remain stocked for long. Thank you for remembering the “need” when shopping and supporting the monthly food collections.


***Monthly Shelter Meal***


The monthly meal for the shelter in Concord was prepared by chefs Monica Chappell and Mary King on Saturday, May 11th. They planned a Cinco de Mayo theme with beef fajitas, Spanish rice, pinto beans, chips and salsa. The meal was delivered to the shelter by Pete Callahan & his wife. We are certain the meal was enjoyed by very enthusiastic folks at the shelter.

Our thanks to the volunteers for their dedication to this very special ministry.


***Monthly Food Collection Transportation Needed***


We are trying to supplement our drivers by adding a few more volunteers that may have an interest in assisting at our monthly food bag collections and deliveries. The monthly food drives are usually held on the 3rd Sunday of the month. We are looking for volunteers, with a vehicle such as an SUV, that can deliver the food to the benefitting agency for the month.


St Vincent de Paul (SVdP): Loading the food donations after the 11:30 mass on Sunday, followed by delivery directly to the agency in Concord.


Monument Crisis Center (MCC): Loading the food donations after the 11:30 mass on Sunday with delivery of food to the agency in Concord on Monday morning 9:00 – 10.30am.


The upcoming Food Drive dates are: MCC – June 22/23; SVdP – July 20/21


Thank you for considering this need. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact either Sandi - [email protected] or DeeDee – [email protected].


*** Outreach Bulletin Board - UPDATES ***


  • Monument Crisis Center Spring Newsletter
  • Loaves & Fishes Spring Newsletter


  • Agency Galas /Events:
  • Monument Crisis Center – June 8 - Taps & Tacos
  • Loaves & Fishes – June 11 – Drive Out Hunger Golf Tourney & September 7–The Big La Bocce


CLICK HERE for current Agency Galas / Events, Agency Newsletters

Women's Ministry

St. P's Women's Ministry presents our


Summer Session



Tuesdays 7-8pm

June 11- July 16, 2024

St. P's Hall


CLICK HERE for details

Message from the Social Justice Committee

Food for thought about sustainability:

Only 1 in every 10,000 products is designed with the environment in mind!


While we can’t solve all the problems related to recycling and plastic use, we can educate ourselves, our families and spread the word to others. To expand our minds and the way we view the products we use, CLICK HERE, for 2 activities for you and your family/friends to enjoy.


Keep in mind that your actions will support the sustainability of our Common Home, Mother Earth and the impact on climate and people.


Check back next week for the answers!! Have fun!


Activity Source: Practical Action (https://practicalaction.org/schools/ ) Note: 6R’s are the 6 key things designers should think about when designing products to be as sustainable as possible.

Ministry Opportunities

Perpetuan Pearls

  • We give "Perpetuan Pearls" to Mary Terjeson, Dee Dee Hansen & Sandi Gritzer for their tireless collection of food for the Outreach community. They make it so easy to do a drive through drop off!
  • We give "Perpetuan Pearls" to Andrew Berkes, who personally hosted a candlelight event in their honor! You really made the students feel special.
  • "Perpetuan Pearls" to Maryellen Judson, who volunteers to lead the Rosary every Thursday after Mass.

Sacred Sorrows

Sacred Sorrows, a non-profit organization ministering to mothers and grandmothers who have lost a child is offering a one day program at San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville entitled,


 'An Afternoon of Remembrance and Reflection, The Shape of Things to Come"

Sunday, June 9th

2 PM - 5 PM


A comforting program that welcomes all grieving mothers and grandmothers - no matter how long (or how recent) it's been since your loss. The afternoon will conclude with a Memorial Mass in honor of our loved ones. Please visit the events section on our website for more information and to register:  https://www.sacredsorrows.org/event-details/san-damiano-june-2024-afternoon-of-reflection-remembrance