Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Vino & Vespers - November 17, 2006

Vino & Vespers

Vino & Vespers gives busy people of faith a place to pray simply (you don’t have to plan a thing!), eat and drink well (you don’t have to bring any food), and talk candidly about faith, church, and real life (you don’t have to prepare any lesson plans or make any handouts!).

Gather with others who love the Church, and spend an evening with three of God’s best gifts: prayer, food, and conversation. We’ll begin with Evening Prayer followed by an intimate conversation with our guest speakers about faith and daily life as we savor delicious desserts and fine wine.

Our guest speakers for this evening are

Board Members of the
North American Forum on the Catechumenate

Rev. James Field
Sr. Sheila Finnerty, GSIC
Sr. Miriam Malone, SNJM
Mr. Jim Schellman (Executive Director)
Ms. Vicky Tufano
Rev. Richard Vega
Mr. Nick Wagner

The mission of this international organization is the full implementation of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults in all parishes. The Forum strives to teach parish ministers how to initiate new persons into the Catholic Church in such a way that all the faithful are renewed in their faith.

Come discuss why almost 500 adults were baptized
into the Catholic Church in the Diocese of San Jose last year,
and why so many more are still seeking the Catholic Church
as their spiritual home. What does the Church offer them?
What does your faith and life offer them?

Vino & Vespers are interactive evenings that feature prominent Catholics talking about how they live their faith through the real events of contemporary life in the Silicon Valley. Young adults over 21 and those very much over-21 are especially invited.

Vino & Vespers
Friday, November 17, 2006, 7:30 pm
Casa Maria Conference Center
200 Prospect Avenue, Los Gatos, 95030
$5 suggested free will donation

Please RSVP at or 408-983-0126

Click here for a PDF flyer that you can print.

Driving Directions to Casa Maria Conference Center from Downtown San Jose:

  • 280 N toward San Francisco
  • HWY 17 S toward Santa Cruz
  • Exit HWY 9 (Los Gatos-Saratoga Road). Get into left lane immediately.
  • LEFT at the first stoplight which is University Avenue.
  • Take University to the end where it forms a T with Main Street. LEFT on Main Street.
  • Go to the first stoplight which is College Avenue and turn RIGHT (there’s a sign for “Novitiate” on the corner of College and Main).
  • Go one block to the top of the street and turn RIGHT at Villa Avenue (follow the signs for “Novitiate”).
  • Go 0.6 miles up the hill. When you see the Jesuit Novitiate and Winery on your right, turn LEFT onto Prospect Avenue.
  • Go 0.1 miles and turn LEFT at the sign for "Sisters of the Holy Names Main Entrance." Parking will be in the lot on your left. The Chapel entrance is in the building to your right.