聖荷西華人天主堂 ... all are welcome
時間：3/14/2015 9:00AM – 5:00PM
地點：St. Clare Parish Hall (941 Lexington St. Santa Clara, CA 95050)
A Field Trip with Jesus at St. Clare Church
When: Saturday 3/14/2015, 9:30am – 4:30pm, (check-in 9:00am, late pick up 5:00pm)
Where: St. Clare church Lower Church
With the beginning of Lent we have began again a new period of prayer and deliberation for the annual renewal of our Pastoral Council. For this year we would like to have the nomination of at least three new candidates, please pray to the Holy Spirit to give us the lay leaders that we need. In a few days we will give more details of this process.
We are already in the fifth week of the 2015 Annual Diocesan Appeal, we are all call to participate. If you do not have received your envelope by mail you can find one in the table at the main entrance of the Church, please prayerfully consider your pledge. We are near of the diocesan goal but not yet in our own community goal. The last year 47 families were present, we need the participation of all.
During this holy time of Lent our Diocese is holding "The Light is on for you" , a campaign to promote the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Beginning February 25th until April 1st, on every Wednesday, all the Parishes of our Diocese will be open from 6pm to 8pm to offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
活動從二月廿五日至四月一日每周三晚上 6 點 至 8 點 在各聖堂舉行.
Dioceses throughout the world have been asked to provide input for the Synod on the Family. The Diocese of San Jose has developed a survey to assist in this effort. This is a significant opportunity to express the issues and challenges that confront contemporary Catholic families. Please take some time this week to complete the survey. The survey can be accessed through the diocesan website in English, Spanish and Vietnamese at www.dsj.org/synod2015 until March 12, 2015.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter - An amazing weekend away with your spouse.
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The Lord, Shepherd and Host
The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I lack
In green pastures he makes me lie down;
To still waters he leads me;
He restores my soul.
教宗的話 為真正受苦的人祈禱 / 梵諦岡電台
歐神父的話 戰勝冷漠無情的全球化 / 歐維禮神父
我們的信仰 彌撒中的詠唱 / 禮儀組
共融共享 奉獻生活年 / 黃崇文譯自The Valley Catholic
壽徵坤德 / 類思
超越世代與文化的長者 / 周麗鵬，李曉英
與聖女大德蘭一起「凝視」天主 / 明昭
你選哪一條路？ / 余愉
我得自將臨期避靜的收穫 / 李苗麗
折起來的一頁書─聖母「默存於心」 / 曾慶導神父譯
原罪─福傳的跘腳石 / 張錚錚
福傳典範──懷念樓美娟女士 / 玉梅
祈禱的各種方式 / 玉梅
神的愛有多大？ / 小編
返鄉祭祖 / 李鳳珍
說寬心的話 / 小德蘭福傳之友
天主的專線電話 / 網路
書海拾貝 《擘餅》白曼神父談祈禱 / 網路
答：當然網上捐款記錄較容易，也可以省了財務組的工作負擔。我們建議若是網上奉獻宜由銀行帳戶提取較佳， 若由個人信用卡支付，團體有額外 3-4% 的手續費。若方便每年或每半年開一張支票也是可行的好方法。
答：請到網站上取得付款表格， 填妥後由負責小組長簽核，交由財務組出納。我們每月第一，三周彌撒後在小辦公室開支票， 儘快的將大家的墊款給付。若有預付定金等， 亦循同樣管道處理。
Q: Will we receive documentation of our contributions to SJCCM for tax purposes?
A: Yes. SJCCM will provide a letter at the end of each January summarizing your contributions for the prior calendar year.
Q: Which payments made to SJCCM are not eligible for a tax deduction?
A: Amounts paid to SJCCM for tuition (Sacred Heart School), purchases of gift certificates (Ranch 99, Marina), as well as any other amounts paid for which goods or services were received are not eligible for a tax deduction.
Q: What about amounts donated for Mass offerings?
A: Every parishioner can request Mass offering for any particular intention. Donations are entirely optional and are tax deductible if you complete the "Mass dedication form" and include it along with your donation.
Q: Is it better to donate online or via check each week?
A: Online donations are easier for SJCCM to administer as it reduces the workload for our volunteers. We would recommend that it be set up using a direct debit from your bank account each period, since SJCCM has to pay 4% of each credit card donation as a service fee. A semi-annual or annual donation via check is also very efficient.
Q: How do we determine SJCCM's budgets?
A: In June and July of every year, each of SJCCM's working groups proposes a budget for its activities for the upcoming year. The budgets are reviewed and approved by our priest, pastoral council, and finance council.
Q: What happens if expenses for a certain activity or line item exceeds budget?
A: If expense for a certain activity or line item exceeds budget by $500 or less, then it requires the approval of the priest. If the budget is exceeded by more than $500, the approval of the pastoral and finance council is required.
Q: What is the process for obtaining reimbursement of expenses from SJCCC?
A: You can obtain an expense reimbursement form from the SJCCM website. After you complete it, attach receipts documenting the expense (no receipt is necessary if you are obtaining payment for a deposit) and obtain the approval signature of the appropriate team/activity leader. The Finance team processes reimbursements after Mass on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month (we are located in an office in the nun's former residence at the corner of Washington St. and Lexington). Please bring completed forms there for reimbursement.
Q: How are SJCCM's Finance operations administered?
A: The Finance team is comprised of three teams (Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Financial Statements). The teams meet on the last Sunday in January, April, July, and October to review finance performance and discuss issues regarding finance.
Q: How do we contribute to the ADA each year?
A: During February through April of each year, we have the ADA (Annual Diocesan Appeal). The funds raised as part of the ADA are used by our diocese for pastoral work, training of clergy and laity, care of retired clergy, as well as for the administration of the diocese. The 2014 ADA target for SJCCM is $7,280, and any amounts raised in excess of the target will be returned to SJCCM for general use. Father Olivera will provide everyone with a letter and donation envelope for the ADA.
Q: What about second collections?
A: Every year, the diocese will designate the purposes and dates of our second collections (typically once a month). Donations can be made to SJCCM, and we will forward the contributions to the designated groups.