Autism and Special Needs Support Group
We are a group of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers and interested parties who gather on the fourth Tuesday of the month for support, education, and sharing. We share our love, joys, and challenges in a completely non-judgmental and confidential setting.
Christian Family Movement
Christian Family Movement (CFM) is a national network of small groups of Catholics and their families. Parents meet regularly in one another’s homes. Through the use of lessons that pertain to everyday life, and group discussions, Christian values are reinforced and families are encouraged to reach out in service to others. Time commitment each month is 3-6 hours for adult meetings and family socials. Contact: Annette Altamirano Email: email@example.com Phone: 925-206-0189
(By invitation of the Pastor) The Finance Council’s mission is to make the finances of the parish transparent to all parishioners, ensure that the parish finances are sound, and put in place proper controls according to Diocesan policy and procedures. Time commitment is approximately 2 hours a month. Contact: Ken Young; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Collection (Quarterly)
Food collection occurs on a quarterly basis and is facilitated by Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Youth Ministry.
The St. Joan of Arc Giving Tree is an annual outreach ministry. It takes place between the first and third week of Advent. Our first meeting is in September. Jobs involve being a liaison for agencies, cutting out ornaments and stringing and labeling the ornaments. There is also the sorting of gifts and driving gifts to the agencies.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is an international fraternal and service organization for Catholic men. The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families, and young people. Membership in the K of C is open to practicing Catholic men who are at least 18 years old. Contact: Don Fong, Grand Knight, email: donfong123@comcastnet, Website: https://kofc9206sr.wixsite.com/kofc9206
Loaves and Fishes
The mission of Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa County is to provide community0-based food programs and partner services that focus on basic needs. With thousands of volunteers, they serve over 170,000 meals each year. According to the Contra Costa Times, they are one of the most cost-effective charitable organizations in the Bay Area and are second only to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties for efficiency. St. Joan of Arc volunteers serve at Martinez and Pittsburg soup kitchens and help prepare meals at Pittsburg Central Kitchen. We welcome new volunteers to serve with us. This is a great way to make a difference in our county, meet new friends in the parish and bring Christ to others. Contact: Angela Rivello Email: email@example.com Phone: 925-828-2025
We are a visionary and consultative body that meets monthly and is represented by 9 parishioners, a staff member, and our Pastor. The Council acts on behalf of our Pastor to garner/assess Parish feedback and collaborates in the creation of the strategic plan for the Parish. Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated for a vacant position. Those selected for that year by the Pastor begin their three-year term in June.
St. Vincent de Paul
Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis, aware that service to our brother and sister in need is in fact, an encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. The St. Joan of Arc Conference helps in caring for the physical needs of those in
Contact: Frank Wnuk: firstname.lastname@example.org