Monday, January 03, 2005

Classifieds: Seek and Ye Shall Find

Job Available: Payroll Administrator
The Personnel Office of the Diocese of San Jose has an immediate opening for an experienced payroll professional. This challenging position offers a wide variety of duties including data entry, management reporting, and month end reconciliation. 2-5 years experience, ADP-PC for Windows, and strong communication and organizational skills required. Please fax your resume to 408-983-0203 or email it (no attachments please) to as soon as possible.

Available: Musician
Regina Mercado (St. Albert the Great parish, Palo Alto) is available as a substitute pianist or cantor. Please place her on your substitute musicians lists. May also be available on a regular basis. Contact information: 415-215-5629.

Special Event: Workshop on Islam
The Knights of Columbus, with the Social Justice committee of St. Elizabeth Parish, has invited Fr. Jose Rubio, Director of the Diocesan Office of Inter-Religious Affairs, to present "Islam 101" on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 8 pm at St. Elizabeth (750 Sequoia Drive, Milpitas). Fr. Rubio will provide basic information for a better understanding of Islam. The intent, in the ecumenical spirit of Vatican II, is to work toward more than just tolerance, but rather, toward acceptance, and, eventually, cooperative activities with other cultures and religions in our community. Our peace and security in today's world, locally and nationally, not to mention our Christian charity, demands a better understanding of Islam. The presentation will be followed by questions and answers. Please bring questions! This is a free presentation. To RSVP and for more information: Andy Wang, Peace and Justice Liaison for St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 408-946-2605 or

Special Event: Benefit Concert
The music ministers of Holy Family parish invite you to a benefit concert to raise funds for their church's renovation. The concert will be held on Friday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 23 at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Family church (4848 Pearl Avenue, San Jose). It will be a time of great music and an opportunity to sing praises to our wonderful God.

Special Event: Concert
To all choral conductors: You are cordially invited to participate in the inaugural Pueri Cantores Festival and Mass in San Jose, CA., bringing together singers ages 7-18 from the five Bay Area dioceses. The date of the festival is February 26, 2005. Bishop Patrick McGrath will celebrate the Mass and Patrick Flahive, noted American children's choral conductor, will direct the singers. Participants will sing as one large, combined choir of several hundred choristers--a sound your singers will never forget! The repertoire is varied and accessible. The beautiful Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph (80 South Market Street, San Jose) offers one of the most resonant settings for music and worship in Northern California. All parish and school choirs and encouraged to attend! Please click here for more information and to register your singers for this event.