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837 Tennent Ave. Pinole, CA 94564
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2100 Pear Street - Pinole, CA 94564
510.741.4900 FAX: 510.724.9185
1961 Plum Street, Pinole, CA 94564
510.724.0242 FAX 510.724.9886
This Week's Bulletin Letter 

The following is the letter published in the most recent St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pinole weekly bulletin. You may click on one of the buttons at right to access this week's bulletin, previous bulletin letters, and the previous bulletins dating back to 2011.

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Reclaiming Christ's Mission Together Campaign Update

Our parish has pledged $184,577.00 to date. Thank you very much to all who have made a pledge and/or contribution, and to all who have helped to organize this campaign. We are just over 20% of our parish 4-year goal of $908,615.00. We are off to a good start, and beginning this week we will maintain a weekly report of our progress, which you will find under our Faithful Stewardship column where we report the results of our weekly collection. In order to give perspective to what may appear to be a daunting goal, please consider the following breakdown:

Our parish has 4,058 active registered families. Our parish goal is $908,615.00

$5.00 per month per family for 4 years = $973,920.00 (surpassing our goal by over $65,000.00)

To date, 30 families have made a pledge/contribution bringing us to $184,577.00

One family pledged $50,000, 1 family pledged $36,000, 1 family pledged $24,000, 2 families pledged $12,000, 1 family pledged $10,000, 2 families pledged $5,000, 1 family pledged $4,800, 4 families pledged $3,000, 1 family pledged $2,400, 1 family pledged $2,000, 1 family pledged $1,992, 3 families gave & 2 pledged $1,000, 1 family pledged $960, 1 family gave $500, 1 family gave $250, 3 families gave $200, $30 was given anonymously, 1 family gave $25, and 1 family gave $20. These 30 families (less than 1% of our registered families) have pledged/contributed over 20% of our goal.

Twenty-five percent (25%) of all donations to this campaign, up to our parish goal, will come back to our parish for improvements, such as handicap accessible doors to the main entrances of our church building, as well as handicap accessible ramps and bathrooms, new furnaces and air conditioning; an adoration chapel, additional parking, a larger parish hall, etc. 50% of all donations exceeding our parish goal will go to our parish.

No contribution/pledge is too small. The pledge envelopes offer suggested contributions from $3,000 to $50,000, but a pledge of $5 per month for four years or a one-time contribution of $240 from each family will put us well over our goal, allowing us to do our part for the diocese of Oakland and many good things for ourselves. To those who are able to donate more, please remember that our campaign is based on every family making an equal sacrifice, not an equal gift. St. Paul writes in his second letter to the Corinthians: “For you know the gracious act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich. Not that others should have relief while you are burdened, but that as a matter of equality your abundance at the present time should supply their needs, so that their abundance may also supply your needs, that there may be equality. As it is written: ‘Whoever had much did not have more, and whoever had little did not have less’” (2 Cor. 8:9,13-15).

Thank you for your prayerful consideration, and thank you to the 30 families who are so generously leading us in this campaign.

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  • These “proto-martyrsâ€� of Rome were the first Christians persecuted en masse by the Emperor Nero in the year 64, before the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul.Nero was widely believed to have caused the fire that burned down much of Rome in the same year.  He blamed the fire on the Christians and put them to death, many by crucifixion, being feeding to the wild animals in the circus, or by being tied to posts and lit up as human torches.These martyrs were called the “Disciples of the Apostlesâ€� and their firmness in the face of their gruesome deaths were a powerful testimony that led to many conversions in the early Roman Church.

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