Ordinary Times Season
09/25/21: Start of Mission Alignment Process (MAP) Survey
The Diocese of Oakland and all of its parishioners are being invited to participate in an inspired Mission Alignment Process. This process will help our diocese align all of our great resources and people to where they are most needed. The ultimate goal is to support evangelization in each parish and to assist us all in becoming missionary disciples.
The process for us at St. Callistus begins October 14 ...
09/19/21: September 19 through October 2 Significant Dates and Info to Note
Sunday, September 19 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Seatings, St. Callistus Brunch Fundraiser
For those who are participating with this event, please bring your receipt, as well as each seating party member to bring a vaccination card or negative test result within the past three days. Masks are a must upon entering the Parish Hall. Monday, September 20, the Rectory Office will begin accepting Mass Intentions for 2022. Donation amount starts at $10 per intention.
09/05/21: Upcoming September Events
Here are St. Callistus' important dates to remember/upcoming September events: Monday, September 6, Happy Labor Day to all! Our Rectory Office is closed this day. Thursday, September 9 - 10:30 a.m., Funeral Mass for Gilbert Estrada, Sr. Sunday, September 25 & 26, Ministry Fair Date Change - Please consider joining a ministry to enrich your life. Note the dates September 18 & 19 were removed from this event.
LATEST DIOCESE/COUNTY COMPLIANCE
In compliance with the new order issued August 2, 2021 for all Bay Area Counties, masks are required indoors, regardless of vaccination status, effective midnight August 2, 2021.
SEPTEMBER 26TH - 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
1st Reading: Numbers 11:25-29
2nd Reading: James 5:1-6
Gospel: Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48
In today's gospel, Jesus stresses the need for radical conversion: "If your hand causes you to
sin, cut it off." In other words, we must put a stop to sin and not just keep on sinning. All too often, we put off and postpone our conversion. Conversion is here. Conversion is now.
Lessons from COVID-19
1. Life is short
2. Death is sure
3. Jobs are temporary.
4. Health is wealth
5. Tomorrow is not promised
6. Eternity is at hand
7. Only God can save.
"Cut clean, and cut now." This is a very good advice for all of us. What are those things, people, thoughts, values and
desires that imprison us? May the Lord cut us loose and set us free from sin, and make our hearts light again.
God's love is greater than all our sins. God's mercy is broader and deeper than we can imagine. Yes, we are loved by God more than we know or realize and more than we allow ourselves.
Prayer: Lord, I need you. Come into my life. Set me free from sin by the power of the Holy
Spirit. Lord, forgive me. Lord help me. Lord, have mercy on me. Amen
10:00 AM, 9:30-Rosary
8:30 AM Devotional Prayer
9:00 AM Mass
HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION
9:00 AM and 7:00 PM
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
30 minutes before each Sunday Mass
Other times by Appointment