• hands Caring Hands Reception Ministry

    In 2001, members of the Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) organized its members to provide “Caring Hands” for families dealing with the loss of a loved one. Until December 2016, the ICF provided and hosted receptions for families and friends after a Funeral or Memorial Mass.

    Now, the wonderful work of Caring Hands is transitioning to become a ministry provided by the parish, now called Caring Hands Reception Ministry.

    There are many opportunities for our parishioners to contribute to this rewarding ministry, and are asking YOU to consider participating. When arranging for a reception, we shall need assistance to plan and procure goods, to set-up Borromeo Hall, to serve our families and guests, and, finally, to clean up. We definitely have a job for everyone!

    The first task of the Caring Hands Reception Ministry is to enlist volunteers to chair the procurement, set-up, serving and clean-up subcommittees. Once chairpersons are in place, we can build separate committees. This will not necessarily involve a large time commitment as receptions will be scheduled with a minimum of 3 days notice.

    Any questions or suggestions may be referred to Donna MacKay (650-575-6471) or Chris King (650-868-6803).

    “Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4