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A HUGE THANK YOU to all who attended or in some way supported our Fall Festival. Thank you Sponsors, Vendors, food and game booth operators and workers, Gary Carlucci and the Pasta dinner crew, workers behind the scenes, and others too numerous to name.
See Festival Pictures

Two Great Classes For Seniors:
Young at Heart: Fitness and Strength Training (9:00–10:00 AM)
A Heart of Wisdom: Faith Sharing and Learning (10:15 – 11:00 AM).
Seniors 60+ are invited to participate in one or both of these opportunities in the New Hall. Mondays and Wednesdays.
To sign up for one or both of these FREE classes, call Joyce Teixeira in the parish office, 524-7421.

The Catholic Social Services Guild invites you to join us in supporting seniors in Stanislaus County. This fun group was founded in 1975 by Marie Gallo, who saw that there was a need for funding services to seniors in our County. The commitment of the CSSG is to provide funding for the Catholic Charities Homemaker Program, which provides services to allow low-income, frail and at-risk seniors to remain safely in their homes. Please consider joining this wonderful organization, which provides social and spiritual fellowship to all of its members. For membership information please call 578-4338.

Social Justice Ministry Corner Encounter Lent
Join our faith community—and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl in the back of the church starting today, and don’t forget to download the CRS Rice Bowl app! May these 40 days better prepare us to encounter ourselves, our neighbors and our God.

Mass And Anointing Of The Sick
March 4, 2017, 10:00—11:30 am
St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1813 Oakdale Rd., Modesto. This special Holy Mass of Anointing is for all baptized Catholics who are homebound, in poor health, advancing age and their caregivers. Hosted by: St. Joseph’s Health Ministry and Militia Immaculata
(209) 551-4973 www.stjmod.com

Our St. Vincent de Paul Society has an ongoing need for canned chicken, Hamburger, Tuna, Chicken Helper, canned meals, canned fruits, boxed side dishes, and pancake mix and syrup. Your help is greatly appreciated and goes directly to the many people we help each week. Thank you for your generosity.


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Lent begins Ash Wednesday, March 1
(A day of fasting and abstinence).
Ashes will be distributed during the following liturgies:
8:00 AM Mass
9:00 AM Liturgy of the Word
12:15 PM Liturgy of the Word
6:00 PM Mass
7:30 PM Mass (Spanish)


This Lent you’re invited to friendship with the saints and other holy people through the words of a most extraordinary Jesuit priest, Fr. James Martin. Come join our adult book/video study of My Life with the Saints, featuring a dozen men and women who have changed the life of the author and will inspire you as well. In this award winning book, Fr. Martin chronicles his lifelong friendships with St. Francis, Thomas Merton, St. Therese of Lisieux, Dorothy Day, St. Peter, St. Joan of Arc, and more!
Filled with fascinating tales, Fr. Martin’s funny, vibrant, and stirring book invites readers to discover how saints guide us throughout our earthly journeys and how they help each of us find holiness in our own lives. Participants on this Lenten journey can choose from Wednesday evenings (7:00–8:30) in room 7 of the school or Thursday mornings (9:30–11:00) in the New Hall.
There will be seven sessions in all, beginning March 1st, 2nd. Books are available in the office for $16. To sign up for this insightful opportunity, call Joyce Teixeira in the parish office, 524-7421.

With the Sisters of the Cross Boys & Girls Age: 15-30. Just come and see… Saturday, March 11, 9:00 am—4:00 pm. Old St. Stanislaus Church, 709 J St., Modesto
Questions? Call Sisters of the Cross: (209) 526-3525

All Junior High and High School students are invited to
LIFE NIGHT—that’s the name for our regularly scheduled gathering on Saturday nights from 6:30—8:00 pm in the hall. Life Night is a place for our your to belong in community and to deepen their faith. It’s a relaxed evening filled with awesome activities, small groups, and food. Check us out!
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Life Nights: February 25, March 4, 11.
Young adults are also welcome to be part of the Core Team. This can be your chance to share your own faith and to participate in bringing our youth closer to God. Any questions? Give a shout out to Ozzy Ramirez, Youth Minister, at 524-7421 or oramirez@olfmodesto.com.
It is because of benefactors like you, through the Bishop’s Ministry Appeal, that we are able to continue the ministries of the Diocese in educating and forming our children in the faith, caring for the needs of the poor, developing Hispanic leaders, educating our seminarians, promoting youth and young adult ministries, training deacons, supporting the Bishop in carrying out his duties, and all other ministry good works supported by the Bishop’s Ministry Appeal.

MARCH 18, 2017
St. Mary’s High School, Stockton.
View our registration booklet online or call your parish office for a registration booklet.
Hope to see you there!

Think About Being A Priest!
Come to a Vocations Discernment Evening for prayer, dinner, a priest’s vocation story and time for any questions you have.
Friday, February 24, 2017 5:30pm.
All Saints Parish, 4040 McKenna Dr. Turlock. Call or email Fr. Cesar Martinez to sign up. VocationsDirector@stocktondiocese.org 209-463-1305

Come And See!
Is God calling you to be a Sister?

Visit us! See how we pray, how we live in community and give ourselves to God for the service of those who are poor.
Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul—Religious Vocation Discernment Retreat, March 10-12, 2017 Los Altos Hills, CA.
For single Catholic women ages 18-40.
Sr. Lisa Laguna, D.C. srllaguna@doc1633.org, 650-949-8890, 213-210-9903, daughters-of-charity.com/retreats

You Can Help Your Marriage – 25% of surveyed couples say they are ‘Happily Married’. For everyone else, there is Retrouvaille. Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue … or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille helps couples rebuild their marriages at any level of difficulty. For information, or to register for the Modesto Retrouvaille Program beginning with a Weekend on Mar.10-12, 2017, visit the web site at www.HelpOurMarriage.com, email Modesto@RetroCA.com, or call 209-232-5315.

We pray to God to continue to pour the Holy Spirit into our hearts so that we can love with God’s own love, when our own ability to love fails us. We pray that we can grow into that full maturity that we see in Jesus, who prayed for his enemies from the cross.

Can You Spend One Hour With Me?
Jesus asked His Apostles, “Could you not keep watch with me for one hour?” This is a beautiful way to spend quiet time in the presence of our Lord. Hours for exposition are: 12 noon to 5:00 pm, Thursdays.




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Are you a registered parishioner?
Have you moved, changed phone numbers, or had other changes since registering?
Help us to keep our records up to date by letting us know when changes happen—call the parish office at 524-7421 or go to the
Update Form page to change your address. Do you consider yourself a member of the parish? If you do, but have not registered, please do so. Please call the parish office at 524-7421. Periodically we mail out information and would hate to have you miss out on what is happening because you haven’t let us know you are part of us. Help us to be a more welcoming parish

For security our parking lot gates will be closed at 8:15 am on school days. The sliding gate between the old hall and Church will remain closed. If you are attending weekday morning Mass we ask that you please park on the street or the parking lot in front of the school.

NEVER leave any valuable items in your car that can be seen. If you’re going to leave something in the trunk or other areas that are out of sight, place them there before you arrive. There are people who watch and wait for any opportunity to break into cars. Our security cameras are good, but they can’t stop a break-in. Also, please don’t leave bicycles parked without locking them. Purses, bags, and backpacks should never be left unattended-even while going to communion. Sadly, there are people who look for opportunities. Don’t be a victim!


Parish Information

Mass Schedule

Holy Days
7:30 pm Vietnamese Vigil
8:00 am, 9:00 am (school)
12:15 pm English
6:00 pm English
7:30 pm Spanish
Sacrament of Penance
Saturdays  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Monday-Friday 8:30am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Parish Office: 524-7421
School Office: 524-4170
Email: school@olfmodesto.com
Religious Education: 491-3462
RCIA: 491-3468
Youth Ministry: 524-7421

Saturday Anticipated Mass
5:00 pm English
6:30 pm Spanish
8 am, 10 am and 6 pm English
12:00 Noon Spanish
3:30 pm Vietnamese
Daily Mass

8:00 am (Monday-Saturday) English
6:30 pm (Tuesday & Thursday) Spanish

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