Advertising Sales: Ads are designed in the Parish Office by Sharon Charlton using art, information and logos provided by the ad purchaser. Please contact Fritz Spotleson at 707-292-6992
Bulletin Article and Event Ad Submissions:
Complete this auto-fillable form by clicking HERE and submit your request to the Parish Office at SOV@sonic.net no later than two weeks before you’d like it in the bulletin, and six seeks before your event.
Contact Mike O’Callaghan
Sam Jones Hall Meal Teams: Help provide and/or serve dinner to the homeless at Sam Jones Hall
Contact Jackie Kenilvort
Christmas Give Away Program: Annual food and gift-card giveaway holiday party, including Santa Claus and his elves, for those in need in our area.
Contact Barbara Spotleson or Sr. Joanne Abrams
Doughnut Sunday: Supported by Green Acres Manor and sponsored by the Parish Men’s Club, it is hosted by teams of various parishioners. It takes place the first Sunday of every month.
Contact Jim Warman
Event Set-Ups: Setting up tables and chairs at the Msgr. Fahey Parish Center for luncheons, funeral receptions, dinners, speaker events, fund raisers, etc. as needed.
Contact Jim Warman
Finance Council: Advises the Pastor pertaining to all financial matters of the parish. Its members are appointed by the Pastor and meet 6 to 7 times a year.
Contact Msgr. Pulskamp 707-539-6262
Flower Committee/Decorations: Provides the floral decorations for our liturgical services at Easter, Christmas and throughout the year. Currently, members assume the responsibility for a weekly flower/plant arrangement for the month assigned to them. A second collection is taken at Mass twice a year to help cover expenses.
Contact Dennis Ciecko
Also contact the Parish Office for more information 707-539-6262
Home Visitors: Star of the Valley’s Eucharistic Minister Home Visitors bring Communion to those in our community who are too sick to come to church for Mass on the weekends. Our volunteers share their faith, compassion, and the support of the parish community with those in our parish who are homebound. It is always in Jesus’ name that we visit.
Contact Cristina Wadsworth or Sr. Joanne Abrams
Kid Street Lunch: Our Neighbor-to-Neighbor program supports Kid Street School students by providing weekly lunches.
Contact Rosalie Bulach
Librarian: Our fireside library is located inside the Msgr. Fahey Parish Center. It has hundreds of books, CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes that can be borrowed on the honor system, and is open during week days, 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Contact Frances Waska
Marthas: Women’s Club volunteers set the tables at the parish center for lunch and dinner events. They welcome anyone that can help with this task.
Contact Marilyn Brown or Esther Dolan
Contact Sr. Joanne Abrams
Men’s Club: In June of 1983, a Men’s Club came into existence under the chairmanship of the late and much loved Charlie O’Callaghan. This organization, which welcomes all men and friends of the parish, works for the good of the parish family. Its aim (like that of the Women’s Club) is to create a vigorous, vital, living and active community. This club sponsors and co-sponsors many parish activities, spiritual, social and charitable. Its purpose is twofold: supporting the parish, and building an involved community. Luncheons with guest speakers and social dinners are held throughout the year. Volunteers actively assist in many services to individual parish members. All men of the parish are invited to join and participate in the activities and fundraising.
Contact Men’s Club President
Neighbor-to-Neighbor: This program provides ongoing food assistance from “Nick’s Pantry” (housed in our Msgr. Fahey Parish Center) for those in need. The annual Christmas Giveaway Program invites about 200 families, including almost 500 children, to receive food, Safeway and Target gift cards. Weekly lunches are provided for the Kid Street School, parishioners provide and serve dinner to the homeless at Sam Jones Hall in Santa Rosa, and two rooms at Catholic Charities Family Support Center are sponsored. Donations are requested and occasional collections are taken at Masses for these activities. Volunteers are needed to assist clients in Nick’s Pantry and at the Christmas giveaway.
Contact Pete Hardy
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotion: A novena to Our Lady under this beautiful name was started in our church in 1989. This devotion is held on Tuesday mornings after Mass. All are invited.
Contact Magda Shelton
Parish Event Bulletin Advertising: Click on the link below to access the form you can fill in on your computer.
Parish Maintenance: This ministry is an integral part of the Parish Finance Council. It identifies and budgets for both major and minor maintenance issues involving repairs, additions, and replacements of parish furnishings. Responsibility includes seeking contractor bids when necessary and volunteers when appropriate to accomplish the work. The ministry supervises both contractors and volunteers. Areas covered include janitorial, landscape and irrigation maintenance and termite services as well as carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and fire sprinkler repairs, replacements and inspections. The ministry is also responsible for long range planning and budgeting related to the physical facilities of the Parish.
Contact Don Baum, Ed Schudel, or Don Shelhart
Pastoral Council: Canon Law requires that all parishes have an active Council. The Pastoral Council advises and works with the Pastor on all aspects of parish life. It is composed of nine members (10, including the Pastor) and meets 6 times a year. Members of our parish are invited to attend.
Contact Msgr. Pulskamp 707-539-6262
Security: Men and women of the parish secure the church and also ensure that the Parish Center is secured each evening. These volunteers are scheduled to serve one week per year.
Contacts Jim Warman or Joe Lash
Thursday Scripture Group: This group reads, studies, meditates and discusses the readings for the Sunday Mass. Attendance is open to all. A contemporary spiritual book selected by the group is read and discussed. Meetings are held every other Thursday. During Lent and Advent they are weekly.
Contacts Pat Sack or Carole Kilgariff
Wedding Liaison: The Wedding Liaison handles every aspect of the arrangements for a couple to be married in our church. This includes having the necessary wedding documents and authorizations from church authorities to the actual moment the wedding takes place.
Contact Blanche Kaiser
Welcome Committee: We welcome those new to our parish and assist them in their transition to a new parish family. New parishioners will have the full support of our faith community. Appropriate orientation and informative literature will be distributed. A welcome dinner is hosted once per year for new parishioners.
Chairs Drew & Kar Hofmann
Contact the Parish Office for more information 707-539-6262
Women’s Club: The Women’s Club sponsors and coordinates many social and charitable efforts. A directory is printed and distributed annually. All women and friends of the parish are invited to join and participate. On March 26, 1982, 36 women gathered after Mass in the bottling room of St. Francis Winery to form an organization that would become known as the Star of the Valley Women’s Club. Their reason was to promote a family spirit and serve the needs of the parish. To make it vital and caring, its first president was the capable and talented Agnes Kolling. While the principal reason for its existence is not financial, the Women’s Club has generated a significant amount of money for the parish.
Contact Women’s Club President