Ordinary Times Season
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: St. Callistus Fundraiser Brunch, September 19
Reservations are being taken through September 15th for the Fundraiser Brunch. You may select the 9/19, 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. seating. All members of your party must provide their selected menu items. Also go to our Events page for more info.
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.
09/03/21: Activity Reminders and New Info. (M-Sa Church door open until 2pm)
Parishioners, here are some reminders for today and the next few weeks: 1) Adoration until 3pm today, 1st Friday, 9/3; ... New Items: Weekly Mass Intention now found at www.saintcallistus.org/mass-schedule.
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 19TH - 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
1st Reading: Wisdom 2:12, 17-20
2nd Reading: James 3:16-4:3
Gospel: Mark 9:30-37
In today's gospel, Jesus asked His disciples a question that they did not, or perhaps could not, answer. Why? Because, to their shame, they were discussing who among them was the greatest. The truth of the matter is that the power game is not over, and a lot of people are still very much hooked to it.
The evil one knows that humility is the key to holiness and true greatness. That is why he specializes in using pride, his greatest instrument for the destruction and perdition of persons. The temptations connected to pride are strong, and often they are effective because they are subtle and hidden. We all must be very honest and open. Yes, honesty is the first cousin of humility.
It is pride that causes quarrels and divisions. It is pride also that prolongs these unnecessarily. The road of humility leads to freedom and unity. Do you have any troubled or burdensome relationship in your life right now? Be little and be humble like a child, and you'll experience peace.
Sept. 23 is the Feast of St. Padre Pio, one of our renowned and powerful modern-day saints. Padre Pio lived a life of humility, hiddenness and littleness. He shared in the cross of our Lord, and he diligently ministered to his people. Let us ask Padre Pio to make all of us more humble toward God and to each other. Humility is the key that will open the doors that lock us up and prevent us from really reaching out to God and to each other.
Lord help me to remove my foolish pride so I can always be at your side. 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