聖荷西華人天主堂 ... all are welcome
25 and 50+ Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration
February 14, 2015 2PM / 二零一五年二月十四日 下午兩點
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph
80 South Market Street, San José
Dear Bereavement Ministers,
Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed the Christmas season and are back, eager to serve in your various bereavement ministry roles. We are so encouraged in learning how you have taken the knowledge and ideas from the training series and are personalizing them to fit the needs at your parishes. Your ministry is so important in assisting families who experience the deaths of loved ones-before, at time of death, and their grieving journeys thereafter.
This past summer, we had a very inspiring retreat with fifty people attending from all across the community with the intention of listening to Pope Francis apostolic exhortation: The Joy of the Gospel. The Pope calls the whole church to a missionary renewal, to move out of our comfort zones and go forth to reach out the whole world with the joy of the gospel. He calls us to "a pastoral and missionary conversion..." He urges us to be "permanently in a state of mission".
耶穌對門徒們說：「你們不要謀求吃什麼，喝什麼，也不要憂 愁掛心，因為這一切都是世上的外邦人所尋求的，至於你們， 你們的父知道你們需要這些。你們只要尋求他的國，這些自會 加給你們。」（路十二：22-30）
Seek His Kingdom
Jesus said to his disciples, “Do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not worry anymore. All the nations of the world seek for these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these other things will be given you besides.” (Luck 12:22-30)
編者的話 天主所造樣樣好 / 徐琪
教宗的話 良心省察 抵制罪惡 / 梵諦岡電台
歐神父的話 福音的喜樂 / 歐維禮神父
我們的信仰 禮儀年之聖誕週期 / 禮儀組
為得心靈醫治的基本準備祈禱文 / 王敬弘神父
封面故事 得與失 / 香湘
共融共享 福音的喜樂 / 編輯組
三步五祝福 / 彤管
動心的一句話 / Lily
勇敢地起來行動吧 / 單媛媛
兒子帶領我信主 / 文怡
投石問路 / 克云
家庭─2015年世界傳訊日主題 / 黃崇文譯
走過生命 / 扈佩清
天人交戰 / 安邦
YES─開啟廣闊世界的鑰匙 / Joy
在浪裡 / 惠紋
主的神在那裏，那裏就有自由 / 疏效平
中半島團體十三週年慶 / 余愉
書海拾貝 《與教宗對話》 / 編輯組
網路版 我們吳家門 / 吳明潔
一生的追求 / 小童
答：當然網上捐款記錄較容易，也可以省了財務組的工作負擔。我們建議若是網上奉獻宜由銀行帳戶提取較佳， 若由個人信用卡支付，團體有額外 3-4% 的手續費。若方便每年或每半年開一張支票也是可行的好方法。
答：請到網站上取得付款表格， 填妥後由負責小組長簽核，交由財務組出納。我們每月第一，三周彌撒後在小辦公室開支票， 儘快的將大家的墊款給付。若有預付定金等， 亦循同樣管道處理。
Q: Will we receive documentation of our contributions to SJCCM for tax purposes?
A: Yes. SJCCM will provide a letter at the end of each January summarizing your contributions for the prior calendar year.
Q: Which payments made to SJCCM are not eligible for a tax deduction?
A: Amounts paid to SJCCM for tuition (Sacred Heart School), purchases of gift certificates (Ranch 99, Marina), as well as any other amounts paid for which goods or services were received are not eligible for a tax deduction.
Q: What about amounts donated for Mass offerings?
A: Every parishioner can request Mass offering for any particular intention. Donations are entirely optional and are tax deductible if you complete the "Mass dedication form" and include it along with your donation.
Q: Is it better to donate online or via check each week?
A: Online donations are easier for SJCCM to administer as it reduces the workload for our volunteers. We would recommend that it be set up using a direct debit from your bank account each period, since SJCCM has to pay 4% of each credit card donation as a service fee. A semi-annual or annual donation via check is also very efficient.
Q: How do we determine SJCCM's budgets?
A: In June and July of every year, each of SJCCM's working groups proposes a budget for its activities for the upcoming year. The budgets are reviewed and approved by our priest, pastoral council, and finance council.
Q: What happens if expenses for a certain activity or line item exceeds budget?
A: If expense for a certain activity or line item exceeds budget by $500 or less, then it requires the approval of the priest. If the budget is exceeded by more than $500, the approval of the pastoral and finance council is required.
Q: What is the process for obtaining reimbursement of expenses from SJCCC?
A: You can obtain an expense reimbursement form from the SJCCM website. After you complete it, attach receipts documenting the expense (no receipt is necessary if you are obtaining payment for a deposit) and obtain the approval signature of the appropriate team/activity leader. The Finance team processes reimbursements after Mass on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month (we are located in an office in the nun's former residence at the corner of Washington St. and Lexington). Please bring completed forms there for reimbursement.
Q: How are SJCCM's Finance operations administered?
A: The Finance team is comprised of three teams (Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Financial Statements). The teams meet on the last Sunday in January, April, July, and October to review finance performance and discuss issues regarding finance.
Q: How do we contribute to the ADA each year?
A: During February through April of each year, we have the ADA (Annual Diocesan Appeal). The funds raised as part of the ADA are used by our diocese for pastoral work, training of clergy and laity, care of retired clergy, as well as for the administration of the diocese. The 2014 ADA target for SJCCM is $7,280, and any amounts raised in excess of the target will be returned to SJCCM for general use. Father Olivera will provide everyone with a letter and donation envelope for the ADA.
Q: What about second collections?
A: Every year, the diocese will designate the purposes and dates of our second collections (typically once a month). Donations can be made to SJCCM, and we will forward the contributions to the designated groups.