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Monday - Saturday: 8:30am
Saturday: 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 11:00am & 5:00pm
Holy days
8:30am, Noon, 7:00pm 
Saturdays: 4:00pm 

1650 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Fr. Luke

Dear Sisters and brothers,

It is with a heavy heart that I learned on Thursday morning of Bishop Michael Barber's letter reassigning our dear Fr. Luke to St. Teresa's parish, Oakland starting June 15, 2017. It is big loss for all of us. 

Fr. Luke has been an integral part of our Parish Community in a big way for many years. Both as our Pastoral Associate and the one in-charge of the healing ministry, he has been present to our Parish families both in ordinary as well as extraordinary times in church, in our homes and both in facilities for assisted living and at John Muir Hospital. 

His well-thought out homilies, his friendly and affectionate ways and his compassion to individuals and families in their illness will be long remembered. Over the years, Fr. Luke has ministered to many a family that has lost their loved ones. His gentle way with our children and youth  too needs a special mention here. It goes without saying that he will be missed by us. 

As a grateful Parish Community, we will gather around him and express our love, appreciation and gratitude to him for the blessing that he has been to us. We will do this after all Masses the weekend of June 10-11. Fr. Luke will be present at all masses that weekend either presiding or preaching or both. 

Please come join the entire parish the weekend of June 10-11 as we celebrate Fr. Luke and thank him for his committed ministry in our midst.May God bless him and continue to guide him in his ministry wherever it takes him. 

Finally, I invite you to hold Fr. Luke and our Parish Community in your prayers as transitions tend to be hard on individuals and communities.

With much prayers and blessings,

Fr. William Rosario

Parish Happenings

17th Day of Prayer with Fr. Padraig Greene - 9:30am Santa Sabina Center
18th Parent/Toddler Play Group - 9:30am Faith Formation Hall


Hospitality - noon in Mullen Commons Vista


Baptisms - 1:00pm Church


Bible Study Series - 7pm Mullen Commons Vista
23rd Bible Study Series - 9:15am Mullen Commons Vista
24th  Mom's Spring Series - 9:30am Mullen Commons Library
26th Senior Social - 11:00am Mullen Commons

Bible Study Series

In the Footsteps of Jesus: How to Live as a Disciple as detailed in the Gospel of Matthew

Join us for a seven week Bible Study series

Presented by Aggie Burke from the Franciscan School of Theology

May 15th and 16th sessions are cancelled due to illness.

The series next session is Monday, May 22nd at 7:00pm in Mullen Commons. Monday sessions continue June 5th and 12th .

The series is repeated on Tuesday, May 23rd at 9:15am in Mullen Commons continuing June 6th and 13th.

All are invited

Vacation Bible School

Start your summer with us!

June 11th through 16th

Explore God's Creativity in a Fun Factory.

Volunteer Form for Vacation Bible School has information for adults and students entering 6th grade and older that would like to help.

Vacation Bible School Participant Registration Form has information for children and families that want to attend the events.

Faith Formation Registration

You may register online or download a paper pdf Faith Formation Registration Form 2017-18 (40 KB) to complete and turn in to the Faith Formation Office.

Registration is now open for 2017-18 Faith Formation programs.  We begin processing registrations May 7th, 10:00am - 2:00pm in Mullen Commons Vista. The Faith Formation Office is closed the month of July, registrations can be turned into the parish business office.  These registrations will be dated and processed in August. You may register more than one child in Faith Formation programs at the same time online or on the same form. Sacrament preparation is a separate process. A Sacrament registration form is necessary for the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation. First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation forms will be sent in June to those who are eligible for this program.

The pdf Diocese of Oakland Child's Medical and Media Permission Form (97 KB) will be collected on our Registration Days. One health form can be used for multiple children in the family – just indicate which specific information belongs to which child.

All children and teens are welcome in our Faith Formation programs and should not be kept away for financial reasons.  The fees indicated on the registration form are collected to ease our expenses.  If payment at this time is a hardship, we will be happy to work it out with you.

Liz Rogers

Pastoral Associate for Parish Faith Formation

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925-939-7911 x 125

Marie Walton

Pastoral Associate for Parish Sacraments

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Here is information regarding Faith Formation Programs

Preschool meets on Sunday mornings, October to May, during the 9:00 a.m. Liturgy in order that parents may attend Liturgy in a more prayerful manner.  The program is for 3 and 4 year olds and Kindergartners.

Elementary Children in grades 1 – 5 have family based sessions. Monthly family based sessions require an adult to attend with the child. Families meet each month, October through May for two hours then receive resources to continue sharing as a family until the next month. A meal is shared at each session. Families attend that same session time each month. When completing the registration form please mark your first, second and third choices of session.  We cannot guarantee your first choice. Choices are 1st Sunday, noon-2:00pm; 1st Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm; 2nd Tuesday, 4:00-6:00pm, or 3rd Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm. 

Middle School 6th, 7th and 8th Grades sessions are Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. October through the first week of May.   

High School meets on Sundays from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., October through the first week of May.  Open to all high school students Grades 9 – 12.

Sacrament Preparation Children must be enrolled in a faith formation program for at least one year before beginning the preparation process.  If you meet the criteria please indicate on the Faith Formation registration form that you would like your child to be in sacrament preparation. Information and Sacrament Preparation registration forms will be mailed to you or you can pick them up at the Faith Formation office. For Baptism please contact Marie Walton at the Parish Office (925-939-7911, ext. 106) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, students must be 2nd grade or above. Confirmation, students must be 11th grade or above.

Family Life Ministry

Summer Campout: You can now signup for the SJV Family Life Ministry Summer Campout at the Santa Cruz KOA that will be held from the evening of July 28th through 11 am of July 30th. Click this link SignUpGenius to signup for a site. Tent sites, RV sites, and cabins are available. Click SJV Summer Campout Details for more information, including cost information.

Mentor Couple Program: The Family Life Ministry is actively launching a Mentor Couple Program. If you are a new parishioner or recently married and would like someone to journey with you as you get to know SJV, please let us know. We are also actively recruiting mentor couples. Please contact Jerry Mellin if you are interested at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (925) 787-8865. 

Senior Social:  The April Senior Social was a great success! We are planning to hold socials monthly. The May Senior Social is scheduled for May 26th, 11 - 2 pm in the Commons. Come hang out and socialize, enjoy an activity, and meet new people. Singles, widows, widowers, divorced, separated, and couples are all welcome. The cost is $5 and includes lunch. Click this link SignUpGenius to signup. You can also call the office at 925-939-7911 to sign up.

Mom's Ministry Spring Series: This spring, Family Life Ministry invites you to nurture yourself as much as you nurture others. Each meeting we'll discuss themes such as The Marriage Relationship, Our Roles as Mothers, and more. Connect, share your faith journey and offer support and friendship to other moms in different stages of life. All moms are welcome! Bring a friend! Wednesdays, May 10th and May 24th, 9:30 - 11:00 am. Mullen Commons Room 3 (downstairs). Click this link SignUpGenius to signup for one or more in the series, or call the office at (925) 939-7911. For more information please contact Kathleen Mazolewski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (949) 330-0654.

Relationship/Marriage Enrichment Series: Temporarily postponed. Stay tuned for a new date later in the year.  

Additional questions can be directed to Jerry Mellin at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (925) 787-8865. 

Blessings and Prayers

Family Life Ministry

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5th Sunday of LentPodcast
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Reflection by Charlene Abellana
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