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Go, therefore, and make disciples of all people... (Matthew 29:19)
Proclaim the Gospel to every creature...(Mark 16:15)



Parish Registration

June Calendar

Summer Office Hours

Memorial Day
to Labor Day

Tue – Thurs
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Worship and Liturgy Schedule

Weekend Masses
    Saturday Vigil, 5:30 PM
    Summer Sunday Mass
       Father´s Day to
       Labor Day at 9:30 AM

Weekday Masses
    Daily Morning Mass
       Tue, Wed, Thu, 8:00 AM
       Fri, 9:00 AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation
    Saturday 4:30 PM
       Also, by Appointment

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
    First Fri of Month
       9:30 AM to 9:00 PM



At A Glance


Friday, July 3
    Office Closed
    9:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Adoration of
       The Blessed Sacrament
    9:30 AM Women´s Share
       The Word Circle

Saturday, July 4
    Food Sunday
    8:30 AM Aerobics
    4:30 PM Reconciliation
    5:30 PM Mass
    6:30 PM Fr. Brian
       Meet and Greet

Sunday, July 5
    14th in Ordinary Time
    Food Sunday
    BP Checks
    9:30 AM Mass
    10:30 AM Fr. Brian
       Meet and Greet

Monday, July 6
    Office Closed
    7:00 PM Boy Scouts

Tuesday, July 7
    Office Hours 9:00–2:00
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Nursing
       Home Ministry

Wednesday, July 8
    Office Hours 9:00–2:00
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    10:00 AM Quilt Charmers

Thursday, July 9
    Office Hours 9:00–2:00
    8:00 AM Daily Mass

Friday, July 10
    Office Closed
    9:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Women´s Share
       The Word Circle

Saturday, July 11
    8:30 AM Aerobics
    10:00 AM Craft &
       Hobby Retreat
    4:30 PM Reconciliation
    5:30 PM Mass

Sunday, July 12
    15th in Ordinary Time
    9:30 AM Mass

Monday, July 13
    Office Closed
    7:00 PM Boy Scouts

Tuesday, July 14
    Office Hours 9:00–2:00
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Nursing
       Home Ministry

Wednesday, July 15
    Office Hours 9:00–2:00
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    10:00 AM Quilt Charmers

Thursday, July 16
    Office Hours 9:00–2:00
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Prayer
       Shawl Ministry

Friday, July 17
    Office Closed
    9:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Women´s Share
       The Word Circle

Saturday, July 18
    8:30 AM Aerobics
    4:30 PM Reconciliation
    5:30 PM Mass

Sunday, July 19
    16th in Ordinary Time
    9:30 AM Mass


Meet & Greet for Father Brian!

Brian Sattler

Join us after each Mass the first weekend of July (4th–5th) for a meet–and–greet reception for our new Parish Administrator, Fr Brian Sattler. Light refreshments will be served, thanks to our wonderful Hospitality Committee of the Women´s Guild.

What is a Parish Administrator??
When the announcement was made of Fr. Brian Sattler´s appointment as Parish Administrator, it created some confusion for many people. Parish Administrator is simply a formal designation by the Church that one has all the duties and responsibilities of pastor, but the designation means that there is usually a year of transition for those who are first being named pastor. Fr. Brian has all the faculties of a priest and pastor and will be a very good fit for St. Joseph´s. Another misconception is that this is simply a temporary assignment; it is not–Fr. Brian should be serving this parish for the next several years.

 

Annual Catholic Appeal

To date we have had $64,477 pledged of assigned goal of $77,985, which represents only 82% of our goal. We are inching closer, but we need to get to 100%! Only 36% of our families have participated to this point. Can you help us get the rest of the way?? We need all of your help!! The Annual Catholic Appeal makes it possible for us carry out our mission of energizing the Catholic faithful and communities in eastern Washington, who are united as one Church in the Diocese of Spokane.

 

Cookie Bakers Needed!

Each July the Knights of Columbus sponsor a community service activity at the Sprague Lake Rest Stop on I–90 furnishing travelers with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, lemonade, and cookies free of charge. Most everyone gives a cash donation which is used to help fund other Knights´ activities. This project is only successful because of the dedication of the cookie bakers in the family! Last year 60 families baked approximately 500 dozen cookies! Are you interested in helping out with this project?? If so, please contact Scott Charleboix at 768–9997 for details. Thank you in advance to all the cookie bakers!!

 

Water Damage

As many of you already know, we suffered a bit of water damage during Monday evening´s storm. Hail piled up in the small courtyard between the sanctuary and the east wing hallway, which impaired proper drainage of the heavy rains. The carpets in the east wing hallway were saturated, as well as the water at the base of the altar, and the hallway outside the kitchen. Thankfully, the Boy Scouts were in the building when this all happened and they made contact with parishioners in very short order. We were able to get on the problem immediately, which is very lucky indeed. We are in the process of drying out all the carpets, which will then be cleaned. We thank all those who chipped in on very short notice to help clean up the damage. Please be patient as we work through this issue. All part of living in the great northwest!! Click here to see pictures of the damage

eScrip Program

Want to help raise money for the St Joseph Youth Program or New Hope Resource Center? eScrip is fundraising made easy. It´s free. You can support up to three schools or nonprofits by registering store cards to earn funds for the programs you choose. You can earn money and shop online or shop locally, dine out, or book travel, and earn automatically when you shop. Thousands of merchants are giving back to help these organizations. Make sure you have registered any or all of your existing grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards to make earning automatic at more places you shop. For more information, go to www.escrip.com.

 

Silver Rose Rosary

As Catholics, we are called to be a people of life and a people for life. The challenge before us is to teach the world that the life of each human being, unique and unrepeatable, begins at the moment of conception and ends by natural death. To accomplish this we turn to the Blessed Virgin Mary, through whom the Word was made flesh. Through Mary, under her title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, we seek the grace and strength to bear witness to the reality that every human life is sacred, a gift from God. We take this opportunity to commend ourselves to our Mother, seeking the strength to pro–claim the gospel of life, in season and out of season, until respect for the sanctity of human life is restored throughout the world. Join us on Thursday, June 25th at 7:00 PM for the recitation of the Silver Rose Rosary.

 

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Join your fellow parishioners for an evening at the ballpark. Mark your calendars now for Friday, July 17th at Avista Stadium and watch the Spokane Indians take on the Tri–City Dust Devils. The first pitch will be thrown at 6:30 PM. Tickets for the upper box seats are $11 each. This evening is also a Dollar Family Feast Night. Many items at the concession stand will be $1!! What better way to spend a summer evening?? If you are interested in attending, click below to reserve family tickets, email the parish at stjoseph@cet.com, or call the parish office.. We need to give them a final count on Friday, July 10th.

 

New Hope Benefit Concert and Auction

Mark your calendars now for the upcoming concert and auction at New Hope on Sunday, July 12th. The auction opens at 5:30 PM. Just in Tine will be performing at the outdoor pavilion beginning at 6:00 PM. This event will take place at Colbert Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Colbert Rd and Highway 2. Do you have an item or two you could donate to the auction? You may contact Ron Hoxie at 435–2427 for more information, or to donate items.

 

Life Line Screening Event

On Wednesday, July 22nd and Thursday, July 23rd we will host a Life Line Screening Event here at the parish. A wide variety of health screening tests will be available. There is a charge for the screening based on which tests you have performed. Preventive health screenings are an effective way to identify hidden disease risk. For many people, getting screened is the first step in early intervention to prevent potential health events later in their lives. It helps people understand their risks so that they can consult with their own doctors and take the right steps towards a healthier future. Many people are at risk for stroke and heart disease, but experience no symptoms. Early detection and control can prevent major consequences down the road. Generally, vascular screening is recommended at age 50; however if you have diabetes or a family history of stroke or heart disease, talk to your doctor about getting screened at age 40. Insurance coverage for these services varies from policy to policy. Life Life will provide you with a detailed receipt that can be submitted to your insurance company.

There will be more information in the coming weeks regarding which tests will be available and the cost associated with each. Watch the bulletin and the parish website for more information and to learn how to sign up.

 

Summer Schedule

The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, May 25th for the Memorial Day holiday. Beginning Tuesday, May 26th the Summer Office Hours will go into effect. The parish office will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Please be aware that our new phone system allows all phone messages to be converted to email, which are then forwarded to our personal phones. So even if we are not physically in the office, we will still be able to receive messages and respond accordingly. The summer schedule will remain in place until September 8th.

The Summer Mass schedule is as follows: (begins June 21st)
       Saturdays at 5:30 PM
       Sundays at 9:30 AM
       No Mid–Week Evening Masses
The summer Mass schedule will be in effect until September 14th.

 

Fall 2015 Pilgrimage

Father Tim has finalized arrangements with Magi Tours for another pilgrimage opportunity to Italy in the fall. Dates are set are for September 28th through October 7th with two primary centers of travel: the first of which is Rome–where we will have the opportunity to be present for the Wednesday morning audience with Pope Francis, tour the Vatican museums and the primary churches of Rome: St. Peter´s, St. John Lateran, St. Paul Outside the Walls, St. Mary Major as well as the Roman Forum and ancient sites around the city. The second center for travel will be Orvieto–from there we will have an opportunity to visit Florence and see the Duomo–visit the great art in the Academia and Uffizi; we will also have a day in Assisi (currently scheduled on the 5th–the day after the Feast of St. Francis). Mass will be celebrated each day and opportunities to deepen our prayer lives along the way in incomparable settings. Flyers are available in the gathering space as well as in the dining room. Space is limited!

 

INDIA

"SO HOW WAS INDIA?" Several people have asked about my recent trip to India, and there´s so much to share–much more than a bulletin blurb will allow, so I´ve decided to write something a bit more detailed for our parish. Click here to read the letter from Fr. Tim on India

 

Mysterious Yellow Envelopes

Ever wonder what the yellow envelopes are for? Under the leadership of Bishop Bernard Topel in the late 1950´s, the Diocese of Spokane entered into an agreement with the Diocese of Solola in Guatemala to share spiritual, material, and human resources. In 1966 the Bishops of Spokane and Solola reaffirmed their relationship via a ministerial covenant. Your donations through the yellow envelopes or online at Parish Pay allow our parish to make regular monthly payments which support the Ixtahuacan Youth Group program, students in Ixtahuacan attending school and seminary, and the operation of the Marian Center, which is used for religious education and other parish gatherings. Without our donations these programs would not exist for the people of Ixtahuacan. Please remember our friends in Guatemala when planning your charitable giving.

 

Ministry Sign-Up

Please prayerfully consider how your gifts might be used in this new year.

 


First Sunday of Every Month

Food Sundays

Food Sundays

The Knights of our parish have teamed up with the Social Concerns Committee to help feed the hungry of our area. The first Sunday of each month is now Food Sunday, and the Knights will be collecting food and donations at all Masses that weekend.

 

Religious Goods Sale

After Every Sunday Mass Proceeds from the sale of Religious Goods pay for the host and wine. The mission of Women´s Guild is to build community among the women of our parish through spiritual, social and charitable activities. We welcome ALL parish women, not just members of our circles, to join in our socials, fundraising events and outreach projects.

 

Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure

Our Parish nurses will test your blood pressure after each Sunday Mass in the conferance room.


St. Joseph Parish
stjoseph@cet.com
3720 East Colbert Road | Colbert, Washington 99005
Phone:(509) 466-4991
Fax: (509) 466-4992