From Fire, By Water: An Evening with Sohrab Ahmari

On Saturday, May 4th, come join us for an evening with Sohrab Ahmari as he recounts his pivotal conversion story, as told in his most recent book, From Fire, By Water.
His books will be available for purchase at the event.

6:00pm Doors Open, Reception
7:00pm Talk by Sohrab Ahmari
8:15pm Book Signing

“Sohrab Ahmari is emerging as one of the finest minds and writers of his generation,
and the story of his conversion recounted here will stay with the reader for a very long time.” 

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, from the Foreword

Sohrab Ahmari was a teenager living under the Iranian ayatollahs when he decided that there is no God. Nearly two decades later, he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church.
In From Fire, by Water, he recounts this unlikely passage, from the strident Marxism and atheism of a youth misspent on both sides of the Atlantic to a moral and spiritual awakening prompted by the Mass. At once a young intellectual’s finely crafted self-portrait and a life story at the intersection of the great ideas and events of our time, the book marks the debut of a compelling new Catholic voice.


About
Sohrab Ahmari is an Iranian-American journalist, editor, and author of nonfiction books. He is currently the op-ed editor of the New York Post and a contributing editor of the Catholic Herald. Previously, he served as a columnist and editor with the Wall Street Journal opinion pages in New York and London, and as a senior writer at Commentary magazine. Ahmari co-edited the 2012 book Arab Spring Dreams, an anthology of essays by young Mideast dissidents. Ahmari’s book, The New Philistines, a polemic on how identity politics are corrupting the arts, was released on October 20, 2016 from Biteback Publishing. In January 2019, Ignatius Press published his spiritual memoir, From Fire, by Water, about his conversion to Roman Catholicism.

Vigil of All Saints

Mass Schedule:

6:30am Mass
8:00am Mass

Vigil Masses on Wednesday, October 31st
5:00pm Mass
6:30pm Mass (Español)
8:00pm Mass

Novena of Our Mother of Perpetual Help at 7:30pm.
No Mass of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.


We are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses.

Please join us in preparing for the Feast of All Saints with a vigil on October 31st after the 8pm Mass.

The vigil will include:

  • Readings from the Saints
  • Office of Compline (Sung Night Prayer)
  • Procession with a chanted Litany of the Saints
  • Benediction & Adoration
  • Relics display

All are welcome!


In honor of the Solemnity of All Saints, you can enter our one-day “Saint Sticker Sweepstakes” and win one of three pairs of saint stickers! The drawing will be at 3pm on November 1st, 2018. Be sure to share our website with your friends as well!

Enter here: https://app.randompicker.com/enter/562444×55410

Many thanks to Blue Scooter Press Etsy Shop for the beautiful stickers!

Work of Mercy: Feed the Homeless

To obtain the volunteer forms and receive the details of the event location, please email olopyoungadults@gmail.com

Our Lady of Peace Young Adults Group has committed to going the FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH to cook and serve breakfast to the homeless. Since our first Work of Mercy of Feeding the Hungry in March was such a great success and we were able to share the love of Christ with over 150 homeless persons, we have decided to continue on a monthly basis.

The dates in 2018 are: May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2.

Generally, we will would like at least 10 volunteers each time we go.

Schedule:
5:00 am- Arrive and cook breakfast (at least 6 people)
6:00am- The serving volunteers arrive (at least 4 more people)
6:30-7:30 am- Breakfast is served
7:30-8:00 am- Clean up

If this is your first time volunteering, we ask that you complete and sign a code of conduct, and volunteer agreement to turn in when you arrive Sunday. Please email the OLOP Young Adults Core Team at olopyoungadults@gmail.com to obtain these forms!

This only needs to be completed one time so if you have already filled one out, you will not have to fill it out again. On that day volunteers must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, long pant/skirt and shirts with sleeves (no tank top/sleeveless tops and long hair should be worn back. Furthermore, for those planning on volunteering for more than 8 hours each month, the shelter asks that we provide them with records of our TB test results, which has to be less than two years old.

If you can’t come but would still like to help, you can always donate money to support the Young Adults Group when they provide food as well as cooking. Monetary donations can be dropped off at the Our Lady of Peace Parish Office or given to Mother Bon Secours. Please make donations payable to Our Lady of Peace with a memo to the Young Adults Group.

Theology on Tap: “Go and Announce the Gospel of the Lord!”

Come join young adults from around the diocese to hear Fr. Martin Prado, IVE, give a talk on the topic: “Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord!”

7:00pm Fellowship and drinks
7:30pm Talk begins

Theology-on-Tap SV (Silicon Valley) is an opportunity for young adults (ages 21-39) to explore issues and topics that relate to the Catholic faith in a fun and casual environment. No need to RSVP and NO admission cost!

We host various talks by both religious and lay speakers to encourage thoughtful discussions and a deeper understanding of the faith, and we operate in complete fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

Visit us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/TOTSiliconValley

Work of Mercy: Feed the Homeless

To obtain the volunteer forms and receive the details of the event location, please email olopyoungadults@gmail.com

Our Lady of Peace Young Adults Group has committed to going the FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH to cook and serve breakfast to the homeless. Since our first Work of Mercy of Feeding the Hungry in March was such a great success and we were able to share the love of Christ with over 150 homeless persons, we have decided to continue on a monthly basis.

The dates in 2018 are: May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2.

Generally, we will would like at least 10 volunteers each time we go.

Schedule:
5:00 am- Arrive and cook breakfast (at least 6 people)
6:00am- The serving volunteers arrive (at least 4 more people)
6:30-7:30 am- Breakfast is served
7:30-8:00 am- Clean up

If this is your first time volunteering, we ask that you complete and sign a code of conduct, and volunteer agreement to turn in when you arrive Sunday. Please email the OLOP Young Adults Core Team at olopyoungadults@gmail.com to obtain these forms!

This only needs to be completed one time so if you have already filled one out, you will not have to fill it out again. On that day volunteers must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, long pant/skirt and shirts with sleeves (no tank top/sleeveless tops and long hair should be worn back. Furthermore, for those planning on volunteering for more than 8 hours each month, the shelter asks that we provide them with records of our TB test results, which has to be less than two years old.

If you can’t come but would still like to help, you can always donate money or food to bring. Ideally, we would like to bring pancake mix, breakfast sausage links, eggs, and milk. Monetary donations can be dropped off at the Our Lady of Peace Parish Office or given to Mother Bon Secours. Please make donations payable to Our Lady of Peace with a memo to the Young Adults Group.

Theology on Tap: “Modern Martyrs, Christians in the Middle East”

Fr. Emanuel Martelli, IVE will be giving a talk on “Modern Martyrs, Christians in the Middle East”.

7:00pm Fellowship and drinks
7:30pm Talk begins

Theology-on-Tap SV (Silicon Valley) is an opportunity for young adults (ages 21-39) to explore issues and topics that relate to the Catholic faith in a fun and casual environment. No need to RSVP and NO admission cost!

We host various talks by both religious and lay speakers to encourage thoughtful discussions and a deeper understanding of the faith, and we operate in complete fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

Visit us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/TOTSiliconValley

Theology on Tap: “Christians, Unite and Conquer”

Summer Series Theology on Tap begins on Wednesday, June 20th.

7:00pm Fellowship and drinks
7:30pm Talk begins

Theology-on-Tap SV (Silicon Valley) is an opportunity for young adults (ages 21-39) to explore issues and topics that relate to the Catholic faith in a fun and casual environment. No need to RSVP and NO admission cost!

We host various talks by both religious and lay speakers to encourage thoughtful discussions and a deeper understanding of the faith, and we operate in complete fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

Visit us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/TOTSiliconValley