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Community Notes




Stages in our spiritual development:

Speak up for health care on June 18:

Sr. Helen Thompson, BVM, will present Evolution of Stages of Consciousness in Spiritual Develop- ment on Saturday, June 16, 9:30 a. m. till 3:00 p. m. at St. Albert the Great Hospitality Center, 1085 Channing Ave., PA. TMC members who heard a shortened version of this workshop in April at the Call to Action convention were strongly impressed by the clarity of Sr. Thompson’s thinking. In this expanded June 16 session, she will present a road map through the four stages of the evolution of spiri- tual consciousness, both on a Western cultural and individual level. She talks about how shifts in con- sciousness come about, and how they affect our cul- ture, our Church, and ourselves. She shows us the filters we inherit from our families and culture, and how to change these filters in our ever changing world as we move on our spiritual path. Helen Thompson is a San Franciscan and BVM Sister with a PhD in Education from the University of Chicago and a Masters of Arts in theology from the Jesuit School of Theol- ogy at the GTU in Berkeley. She was a col- lege teacher and administrator before joining the Core Faculty of the School of Applied Theology at the GTU, RSVP by June 10 to Sr. Elizabeth Avalos, (408) 569

7222, sociateabvm@mac.com. A freewill offering to cover material, travel, preparation and facility will be appreciated. Sponsored by Elizabeth


Save the date, Monday, June 18. Your presence is needed at Woodside High School to emphasize the need to fund the Health Insurance plans at a mass meeting on Health Insurance for All Peninsula Adults. 1 in 8 working-aged adults in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties don't have health insurance and now is the time to find the funding to provide it for all these adults. The mass meeting with supervi- sors Liz Kniss, Jerry Hill and Adrienne Tissier, sponsored by Peninsula Interfaith Action, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18, at Woodside High School, 199 Churchill Ave, Woodside, CA. Please come, the supervisors need to be impressed by the public support. For further information (ride sharing, etc.) please call George Chippendale at 856-6350.

Immigration meeting in Mountain View:

An Immigration Forum, "Inform, Educate and Plan", is being held on June 3rd at St. Joseph Church in Mountain View, California and Hope Streets, today, June 3 from 2:30 pm to 4 pm . The forum, hosted by Mesa de la Comunidad, will present a panel of speakers, including Mountain View Police Chief Scott Vermeer, school superintendents Barry Groves and Maurice Ghysels, Director of Office of Human Relations, Richard Hobbs, and healthcare profes- sional, Carolyn Purcell. All are invited.

Win-win with Kepler’s rebates:

Corpus Christi Sunday, June 10:

A message from Fr. Jon Pedigo/Linda Batton One Bread, One Body - Corpus Christi Sunday On this year’s Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, the Catholic Church throughout the state of Califor- nia has called each diocese to celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ with processions that highlight the Eucharistic Body of Christ and the Ec- clesial Body of Christ. We are invited in particular to recognize the enduring contribution of the immi- grant: new and old, in building up the Body of Christ, the Church. Please join participants across the diocese at noon on Sunday, June 10th at Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown San Jose for a prayer service, Eucharistic procession to the Cathedral of St. Joseph with a Benediction in the Cathedral Garden. This will be followed by a Legislative Briefing on the Current State of Immigration Reform in the Ca- thedral Hall at 1:00 p.m. by Kevin Appleby, Policy Director of Migration and Refugee Services, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

TMC earned a 2007 first-quarter rebate of $78.19— Kepler’s Community Partner donation to the Merton Center of Palo Alto. Kepler’s reports that this quar- ter has seen increased participation by its Partners, so Kepler’s has been able to send out its largest dona- tions ever to schools and non-profits in the commu- nity. Kepler’s appreciates our business and through our patronage it is able to support TMC. Remember that you must mention TMC at the register before your purchases are rung up so Kepler’s can con- tinue to donate 10% of your purchases back to TMC. So browse through Kepler’s for the perfect graduation or wedding gift, or for your own summer reading, and mention TMC at the register.

Needs net: Do you find yourself in need of a helping hand, a last minute car ride, a cat sitter, or the like? Between now and June 10, while Roberta is away, contact Bonnie at the Needs Net—(650) 838-9011.

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