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Fondo Feature - Honor Ride


7/23/2014 by John Erdag
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This week we’ll explain a little about the various OC Fondo rides. With everybody in mind, 5 different routes have been designed to support all ages and abilities:

  • OC Bambino Fondo is a 1 mile loop for the littlest riders. Perfect for tricycles, big wheels and little red wagons, this is a great route for young children to
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Fondo Feature


7/13/2014 by John Erdag
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This week starts a new column dedicated to our parish bike ride, the OC Gran Fondo, which is scheduled to take place on October 4, 2014 at Mike Ward Community Park here in Woodbridge. Most of you are familiar with this event, but some of you may not be, so today’s article will explain the basics of what the Gran Fondo is.
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Home Away From Home - Germany


7/12/2014 by John Erdag
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Don’t we just love showing our summer vacation pictures to all of our friends? And since we’re going to Sunday Mass wherever we are, all of us could easily take pictures of the churches we’re visiting on our vacations. This fun bulletin section titled “Home Away From Home” has been created for all of us to share our ...

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Home Away From Home


7/12/2014 by John Erdag
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Don’t we just love showing our summer vacation pictures to all of our friends? And since we’re going to Sunday Mass wherever we are, all of us could easily take pictures of the churches we’re visiting on our vacations. This fun bulletin section titled “Home Away From Home” has been created for all of us to share our ...

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What It Means to be Catholic Today – Boy Scout Troop 691


7/1/2014 by John Erdag
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Hopefully you have seen the flag that is on the Announcement Board in the Church Vestibule. A few months ago, our Boy Scout Troop 691 led by Ryan Lantin worked hard to collect and deliver magazines, snacks and other personal articles to a US military squadron based in Afghanistan. That squadron was soon deployed into a successful combat ...

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What It Means to be Catholic Today – WORSHIP at the Stations of the Cross


6/11/2014 by John Erdag
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Another example of WORSHIP is meditating on the Stations of the Cross. The Stations of the Cross is a devotion that allows us to witness Jesus’ passion and death. At each station we prayerfully contemplate Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection. We use the stations to help sense the sights, sounds, and smells of the scenes, as though...

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Stewardship Sighting – Mary's Shelter


5/29/2014 by John Erdag
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In early May, the Right to Life Ministry led by John and Tana Jimenez hosted a parish-wide baby shower for Mary's Shelter.  Our parishioners donated diapers, formula, blankets, clothing and cash to help care for the young mothers and babies in need. Last week we received a nice note from Christine Abedini, the shelter’s director ...

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Stewardship Sighting – Silverius M Leo


5/24/2014 by John Erdag
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Take a look at the above picture of Silver. Obviously done by an amateur. That’s because I couldn’t get him to take a picture of himself! Many of us know what a true artist Silver is as a photographer. He is also very generous in donating his time and talent to our parish any time there’s a need for pictures. And you’ve ...

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What It Means to be Catholic Today – Meditation Group


5/15/2014 by John Erdag
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There’s an old saying, “You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour.” Meditation is an effective form of WORSHIP that allows us to just sit with God. It’s about quieting the mind from our own distractions and allowing our hearts to open to God. There’...

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​What It Means to be Catholic Today – Alzheimer's Mass


5/10/2014 by John Erdag
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Recently, a special Mass was held at SJN for over 60 Alzheimer’s sufferers and their care givers. WORSHIP plays such an important role throughout our lives and, for the Alzheimer’s sufferer faith is often one thing that remains when almost everything else has been robbed by the dementia. Medical experts tell us that there is much ...

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What It Means to be Catholic Today – Veronica


5/4/2014 by John Erdag
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The Holy Thursday Mass is called the Mass of the Lord’s Supper and is where we celebrate the institution of the Eucharist. At this Mass, the Church chooses to WORSHIP the Eucharist through John’s Gospel account of Jesus the Servant washing the feet of the disciples. Through this gesture, our Lord revealed to us the connection between ...

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​What It Means To Be Catholic Today - A Poor Church For The Poor


4/17/2014 by John Erdag
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This year, Pope Francis has reminded us of the importance of tending to the poor in our community. His Lenten message stressed a call to action from us to be tangible protectors of each other and for us to become a “poor church for the poor”. Poverty and homelessness in Orange County is almost epidemic and affects whole families as ...

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What It Means To Be A Catholic Today - Good Friday before Easter


3/31/2014 by John Erdag
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It is getting close to the end of Lent and with Holy Week here I’m excited about the hope of Palm Sunday and, especially, the joy of Easter. During this Lenten Season, I have started bringing Communion to prisoners in jail. To me, the real joy of Easter has already begun by seeing these outcast people, in this most dismal environment, ...

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What It Means to be Catholic Today – Examen


3/23/2014 by John Erdag
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Reflecting upon how we are living up to our Baptismal promises is our prominent task during the time of Lent. We participate in spiritual exercises, penitential liturgies, times of fasting and abstinence, confession and acts of mercy to renew and strengthen our faith and devotional disciplines. Our goal is to leave Lent a stronger person of faith ...

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What It Means to be Catholic Today Jacki Malec & Charles Doche


2/6/2014 by John Erdag
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It’s a good bet that some time in our lives, every one of us has been challenged by some type of career situation. Whether it was trying to figure out what career we wanted to get into, wondering how to find the perfect job, or maybe even at some point facing unemployment, we’ve all had our lives impacted by work. And often we’ve ...

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July 2014
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1 Library
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

ESL Bible Study (Amato)
Location: FFC 5
Time: 9:30am

Bible Study (Erdag)
Location: Library
Time: 5:30pm

Bible Study (White)
Location: Conference Room
Time: 5:30pm

Holy Hour-Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
Location: Church
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Charismatic Prayer Group
Location: Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

Journey Rosary & Discussion
Location: Hall Loft
Time: 8:00pm

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2 Library
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

VBS Setup
Location: Full Hall
Time: 9:00am

Youth Drop-In
Location: Youth Center
Time: 3:00pm

Knights of Columbus Business Mtg
Location: Full Hall
Time: 6:30pm

Life Teen Core Team
Location: Youth Center
Time: 7:00pm

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3 Bible Study (Natalizia)
Location: Library
Time: 7:00am

Library
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

VBS Setup
Location: Full Hall
Time: 9:00am

Youth Drop-In
Location: Youth Center
Time: 3:00pm

SJN Charismatic Prayer Group
Location: FFC Rm 4&5
Time: 6:00pm

Life Teen Band Practice
Location: Youth Center
Time: 6:30pm

Legion of Mary Praesidium
Location: Hall Loft
Time: 7:00pm

Bible Study (Irion)
Location: Hall Conference Room
Time: 7:30pm

Journey ~ Rosary
Location: Library
Time: 7:30pm

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4 VBS Setup
Location: Full Hall
Time: 9:00am

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5 VBS Setup
Location: Full Hall
Time: 9:00am

Divine Mercy Cenacle
Location: Youth Center
Time: 2:00pm

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6 Library
Location: Library
Time: 8:00am -1:45pm

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
Location: Hall
Time: 8:30am -12:30pm

Rite of Welcome for Baptism (during Mass)
Location: Church
Time: 12:30pm -1:30pm

Church History Class
Location: Hall Conference Room
Time: 1:45pm

Life Night
Location: Full Hall & Youth Center
Time: 3:30pm

Lifeteen Band Practice
Location: Full Hall & Youth Center
Time: 3:30pm

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7 VBS
Location: Full Hall & FFC rooms
Time: 9:00am

Morning Meditation
Location: Youth Center
Time: 9:30am

Youth Drop-in
Location: Youth Center
Time: 3:00pm

Baptismal Preparation
Location: Hall Conf Room
Time: 7:00pm

Bible Study (Natalizia)
Location: Library
Time: 7:00pm

Evening Meditation
Location: Chapel
Time: 7:00pm

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8 Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -7:30pm
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Library
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

VBS
Location: Full Hall & FFC rooms
Time: 9:00am

Women's Bible Study (Greco)
Location: Hall Conf Room & Youth Center
Time: 9:15am -11:00am

ESL Bible Study (Amato)
Location: FFC 5
Time: 9:30am

Bible Study (Erdag)
Location: Library
Time: 5:30pm

Bible Study (White)
Location: Conference Room
Time: 5:30pm

Sharing the Harvest SVdP/Core Team
Location: Hall Loft
Time: 6:00pm

Filipino Group Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 7:00pm

Charismatic Prayer Group
Location: Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

Journey Rosary & Discussion
Location: Hall Loft
Time: 8:00pm

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9 Library
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

VBS
Location: Full Hall & FFC rooms
Time: 9:00am

Youth Drop-In
Location: Youth Center
Time: 3:00pm

Bible Basics
Location: Circle of Faith Courtyard
Time: 6:00pm

Life Teen Core Team
Location: Youth Center
Time: 7:00pm

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10 Bible Study (Natalizia)
Location: Library
Time: 7:00am

Library
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

VBS
Location: Full Hall & FFC rooms
Time: 9:00am

Youth Drop-In
Location: Youth Center
Time: 3:00pm

Life Teen Band Practice
Location: Youth Center
Time: 6:30pm

Legion of Mary Praesidium
Location: Hall Loft
Time: 7:00pm

Bible Study (Irion)
Location: Hall Conference Room
Time: 7:30pm

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11 Bible Study (Chronley)
Location: Library
Time: 7:00am -8:00am

VBS
Location: Full Hall & FFC rooms
Time: 9:00am

Bible Study (O'Dea)
Location: Church Loft
Time: 9:15am -11:00am

Healing Mass
Location: Church
Time: 7:00pm

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12 Legion of Mary Junior Praesidium
Location: Hall Conf Room
Time: 10:00am

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13 Journey ~ Donuts
Location: Courtyard
Time: 7:00am

Library
Location: Library
Time: 8:00am -1:45pm

RCIA
Location: Church Loft
Time: 9:00am

Bible Study (O'Toole)
Location: School Room 4
Time: 11:30am -1:00pm

Legion of Mary ~ Patricians
Location: Front Hall
Time: 11:40am

Baptisms
Location: Church
Time: 1:30pm

Church History Class
Location: Hall Conference Room
Time: 1:45pm

Life Night
Location: Full Hall & Youth Center
Time: 3:30pm

Lifeteen Band Practice
Location: Full Hall & Youth Center
Time: 3:30pm

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14 ESL Summer School
Location: FFC Rooms 2 & 3
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Morning Meditation
Location: Youth Center
Time: 9:30am

Bible Study ESL
Location: FFC Room 3 & 5
Time: 11:00am

Youth Drop-in
Location: Youth Center
Time: 3:00pm

Bible Study (Natalizia)
Location: Library
Time: 7:00pm

Evening Meditation
Location: Chapel
Time: 7:00pm

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15 ESL Summer School
Location: FFC Rooms 2 & 3
Time: 9:00am

Library
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Women's Bible Study (Greco)
Location: Hall Conf Room & Youth Center
Time: 9:15am -11:00am

Bible Study (Erdag)
Location: Library
Time: 5:30pm

Bible Study (White)
Location: Conference Room
Time: 5:30pm

Holy Hour-Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
Location: Church
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Charismatic Prayer Group
Location: Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

Journey Rosary & Discussion
Location: Hall Loft
Time: 8:00pm

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16 ESL Summer School
Location: FFC Rooms 2 & 3
Time: 9:00am

Library
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Youth Drop-In
Location: Youth Center
Time: 3:00pm

Bible Basics
Location: Circle of Faith Courtyard
Time: 6:00pm

Knights of Columbus Officers
Location: Hall Conf Room
Time: 7:00pm

Life Teen Core Team
Location: Youth Center
Time: 7:00pm

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17 Bible Study (Natalizia)
Location: Library
Time: 7:00am

Library
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Youth Drop-In
Location: Youth Center
Time: 3:00pm

SJN Charismatic Prayer Group
Location: FFC Rm 4&5
Time: 6:00pm

Life Teen Band Practice
Location: Youth Center
Time: 6:30pm

Bible Study (Gomez)
Location: FFC Rooms 1, 2 & 3
Time: 6:45pm

Legion of Mary Praesidium
Location: Hall Loft
Time: 7:00pm

Bible Study (Irion)
Location: Hall Conference Room
Time: 7:30pm

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18 Bible Study (Chronley)
Location: Library
Time: 7:00am -8:00am

Bible Study (O'Dea)
Location: Church Loft
Time: 9:15am -11:00am

Filipino Bible Study
Location: FFC Rm 3
Time: 7:00pm

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19 Legion of Mary Junior Praesidium
Location: Hall Conf Room
Time: 10:00am

K of C: A Knight Under the Stars
Location: Full Hall
Time: 6:00pm

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20 Filipino Breakfast
Location: Front Hall
Time: 6:00am

Library
Location: Library
Time: 8:00am -1:45pm

Blessing for Expectant Parents
Location: Church
Time: 10:30am

Legion of Mary Teaching Series
Location: Front Hall
Time: 11:00am

Bible Study (O'Toole)
Location: School Room 4
Time: 11:30am -1:00pm

Rite of Welcome for Baptism (during Mass)
Location: Church
Time: 12:30pm -1:30pm

Church History Class
Location: Hall Conference Room
Time: 1:45pm

Life Night
Location: Full Hall & Youth Center
Time: 3:30pm

Lifeteen Band Practice
Location: Full Hall & Youth Center
Time: 3:30pm

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21 ESL Summer School
Location: FFC Rooms 2 & 3
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Morning Meditation
Location: Youth Center
Time: 9:30am

Bible Study ESL
Location: FFC Room 3 & 5
Time: 11:00am

Youth Drop-in
Location: Youth Center
Time: 3:00pm

Baptismal Preparation
Location: Hall Conf Room
Time: 7:00pm

Bible Study (Natalizia)
Location: Library
Time: 7:00pm

Evening Meditation
Location: Chapel
Time: 7:00pm

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22 ESL Summer School
Location: FFC Rooms 2 & 3
Time: 9:00am

Library
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Women's Bible Study (Greco)
Location: Hall Conf Room & Youth Center
Time: 9:15am -11:00am

ESL Bible Study (Amato)
Location: FFC 5
Time: 9:30am

Bible Study (Erdag)
Location: Library
Time: 5:30pm

Bible Study (White)
Location: Conference Room
Time: 5:30pm

Holy Hour-Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
Location: Church
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Charismatic Prayer Group
Location: Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

Journey Rosary & Discussion
Location: Hall Loft
Time: 8:00pm

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23 ESL Summer School
Location: FFC Rooms 2 & 3
Time: 9:00am

Library
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Youth Drop-In
Location: Youth Center
Time: 3:00pm

Bible Basics
Location: Circle of Faith Courtyard
Time: 6:00pm

Life Teen Core Team
Location: Youth Center
Time: 7:00pm

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24 Bible Study (Natalizia)
Location: Library
Time: 7:00am

Library
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Youth Drop-In
Location: Youth Center
Time: 3:00pm

SJN Charismatic Prayer Group
Location: FFC Rm 4&5
Time: 6:00pm

Life Teen Band Practice
Location: Youth Center
Time: 6:30pm

Bible Study (Gomez)
Location: FFC Rooms 1, 2 & 3
Time: 6:45pm

Legion of Mary Praesidium
Location: Hall Loft
Time: 7:00pm

Bible Study (Irion)
Location: Hall Conference Room
Time: 7:30pm

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25 Bible Study (Chronley)
Location: Library
Time: 7:00am -8:00am

Bible Study (O'Dea)
Location: Church Loft
Time: 9:15am -11:00am

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26 Parish Prayer Meeting
Location: Church Loft
Time: 9:05am -10:05am

Legion of Mary Junior Praesidium
Location: Hall Conf Room
Time: 10:00am

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27 Donuts ~ Corazon
Location: Courtyard
Time: 7:00am

SVDP Monthly Food Drive
Location: Courtyard
Time: 7:00am

Library
Location: Library
Time: 8:00am -1:45pm

RCIA
Location: Church Loft
Time: 9:00am

FFC Classes
Location: FFC rooms 1,2,3,4,5, A & B
Time: 9:45am

Bible Study (O'Toole)
Location: School Room 4
Time: 11:30am -1:00pm

Baptisms
Location: Church
Time: 1:30pm

Church History Class
Location: Hall Conference Room
Time: 1:45pm

Life Night
Location: Full Hall & Youth Center
Time: 3:30pm

Lifeteen Band Practice
Location: Full Hall & Youth Center
Time: 3:30pm

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28 ESL Summer School
Location: FFC Rooms 2 & 3
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Morning Meditation
Location: Youth Center
Time: 9:30am

Bible Study ESL
Location: FFC Room 3 & 5
Time: 11:00am

Youth Drop-in
Location: Youth Center
Time: 3:00pm

SVDP Food Packing
Location: Back half Hall
Time: 3:30pm

Bible Study (Natalizia)
Location: Library
Time: 7:00pm

Evening Meditation
Location: Chapel
Time: 7:00pm

Finance Council
Location: Church Loft
Time: 7:00pm

Middle School Ministry
Location: Youth Center
Time: 7:00pm

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29 ESL Summer School
Location: FFC Rooms 2 & 3
Time: 9:00am

Library
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Women's Bible Study (Greco)
Location: Hall Conf Room & Youth Center
Time: 9:15am -11:00am

ESL Bible Study (Amato)
Location: FFC 5
Time: 9:30am

Bible Study (Erdag)
Location: Library
Time: 5:30pm

Bible Study (White)
Location: Conference Room
Time: 5:30pm

Holy Hour-Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
Location: Church
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Charismatic Prayer Group
Location: Chapel
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

Journey Rosary & Discussion
Location: Hall Loft
Time: 8:00pm

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30 Library
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Youth Drop-In
Location: Youth Center
Time: 3:00pm

Bible Basics
Location: Circle of Faith Courtyard
Time: 6:00pm

Life Teen Core Team
Location: Youth Center
Time: 7:00pm

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31 Bible Study (Natalizia)
Location: Library
Time: 7:00am

Library
Location: Library
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Youth Drop-In
Location: Youth Center
Time: 3:00pm

SJN Charismatic Prayer Group
Location: FFC Rm 4&5
Time: 6:00pm

Life Teen Band Practice
Location: Youth Center
Time: 6:30pm

Bible Study (Gomez)
Location: FFC Rooms 1, 2 & 3
Time: 6:45pm

Legion of Mary Praesidium
Location: Hall Loft
Time: 7:00pm

Bible Study (Irion)
Location: Hall Conference Room
Time: 7:30pm

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