Knights of Columbus (KOC)
Faith, Family, and Fraternity make up the foundation upon which the Knights of Columbus stands. The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic Men's organization whose purpose is to promulgate the Faith. The goal and objectives of the Knights are to work in the community and provide opportunity for personal leadership development and sharing in the apostolate for the Catholic Church.
They visit the aged, provide Christmas food baskets to the poor, support other year-round food programs, religious vocations, the Pro-Life movement, mentally handicapped, and grant school scholarships. They also give to special needs of our parish. Contributions are raised through an annual Christmas Breakfast, sale of Entertainment Books, Christmas Cards and other special events. Social activities include a family barbecue and special dinners during the year. Meetings take place on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM.
Legion of Mary
With Jesus’ Mother as our patroness, the Legion of Mary is made up of caring adults who perform spiritual and corporal works. The members visit and bring Communion weekly to our parish homebound, assisted living homes and Board and Care homes. Monthly Masses are celebrated at local convalescent homes. Young at Hearts, senior citizens event is held the 3rd Tuesday. The Legion meets every Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM in the Conference room in the Parish Ministry Center.
Evenings of Recollection for Women (2nd Tuesday at 7:30 PM)
A monthly opportunity to reflect on your everyday life in light of basic Christian principles. Geared to help you refresh your spirit and strengthen your resolve to do good.
The evening of recollection consists of two spiritual talks given by a priest, a class given by a member of Opus Dei, and the opportunity for Confession and spiritual direction.
Respect Life (RL)
The Respect Life Ministry under the direction of the Pastor and Oakland Diocese seeks to help Catholics understand value and live out the Catholic vision of respect for life.
Respect Life Ministry carries out its work in four areas:
Natural Family Planning (NFP)
RL Elizabeth Ministry
Spiritual Adoption Program
Write for Life
Referrals for Volunteer Opportunities
Homes for pregnant women
Baby Shower for single mothers
Post Abortion Counseling
Crisis Pregnancy Counseling
RL Shawl Senior Care Advisor
Visitation to Elderly
While the Respect Life ministry chiefly addresses the issues of abortion, euthanasia and capital punishment, it collaborates with other diocesan departments in addressing broader social justice issues. In embracing a consistent ethic of life, we are attentive to the Gospel’s all-encompassing vision of respect for life, even as we deliberately devote our efforts and attention to a more focused agenda.
The Respect Life ministry seeks to serve a broad base of people, including Catholic laity, Christians of other denominations and others in the local community; clergy, religious and seminarians; students, educators, health care workers and counselors; pregnancy help agencies and other social services.
St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVdP)
This is an international organization, which also exists in our parish. It gives material assistance to the troubled and needy who come to us in our parish for help. The Society is set up to provide food, clothing and furniture, and to fill other needs on an emergency basis. Membership is open to men and women. The baskets in the entrance of the church are for your donations of non-perishable food and are located there all year long. A second collection is taken up on the fifth Sunday of the month to fund this ministry in our parish.In addition, we also maintain a Family Outreach Program, which adopts families in need and helps them to become self-sufficient. You do not need to be a SVdP member to help with Adopt a Family program.
Safe Environment for Children Program
Every Diocese is implementing The Charter for the Protection of Children and Youth. The Policy of the Diocese of Oakland is on their website http://www.oakdiocese.org/safe/safeindex.htm. Our Bishop has mandated individual parishes sponsor training for Catechists, Teachers, RCIA Teams, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Choir Members, Musicians, Ushers, Volunteers and anyone who has contact with children on parish property.
Every three years (previously taken in our Diocese) or all new adult volunteers not yet completed the training must either attend a Safe Environment Training Class for free, or take the training on-line at www.shieldthevulnerable.org. The cover the cost on-line fee is $5.00, before October 31st or $15.00 after October 31st, payable to St. Isidore Parish. Return your completed certificate with attached check to the parish, school or faith formation office. For all those who cannot take the training on-line, there will be a scheduled Safe Environment Training sessions at St. Isidore Church. For dates on Free Training Workshops see our bulletin, go to http://www.oakdiocese.org/safe/workshops.htm or ask your Ministry Chairperson.
Young Ladies Institute (Y.L.I.)
Young Ladies Institute is open to all Catholic Women. It is one of the foremost organizations for Catholic women of all ages in the western United States. YLI promotes the work of the Church, supports the education of seminarians, encourages greater spiritual growth of individual members, participates in charitable projects, sponsors scholarships, builds lasting friendships and enjoys social activities. Their meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 7:30 PM.
Italian Catholic Federation (ICF)
The I.C.F. is a society of Catholics of Italian descent. Any member of the family may join; parents, grandparents, children, uncles, and cousins of any age. I.C.F. is a family-oriented organization. The only condition for membership is that the candidate be in communion with the Church. Although most of the members are Italian by birth or descent, they may also be of non-Italian extraction. I.C.F. raises funds for Italian earthquake victims, scholarships for high school seniors, seminary burse to provide for future priests, a victim of violent crime who is paralyzed permanently and Cooley Anemia research. I.C.F. celebrates their Italian Heritage to cherish their ancestry and culture. This organization also participates in various parish ministries. Some social activities include: dinner-dance, picnic, Communion Sunday Mass and a polenta dinner (“Delizioso!”). I.C.F. meets the Third Monday of the monthat 7:30 PM.
St. Isidore Boy Scouts
It is the purpose of the Boy Scouts of America to provide for boys an effective program designed to build desirable qualities of character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop their personal fitness, thus to help in the development of American Citizens.
St. Isidore Girl Scouts
The Girl Scout Program is girl-driven, reflecting the ever-changing needs and interests of today’s girls. Girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Girls learn the importance of personal responsibility, the value of goal-setting, the spirit of teamwork, and the thrill of accomplishment.
Catholic Youth Organization- CYO
St. Isidore Parish main interest of the CYO program is to sponsor, organize and run Youth Basketball, Track & Field, Cross Country and School Volleyball. Approximately 850 boys and girls and 160 coaches participate in the basketball program. 150 boys and girls participate in the track program, and 30 children participate in Cross Country. The participants in the program range in age from eight years through junior high school. The coaches are all volunteers.
For more information see website or phone 362-1927
- CYO Basketball
- CYO Girls Volleyball
- CYO Track and Cross Country