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



August Calendar

Office Hours
Tue – Thurs
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Worship and Liturgy Schedule

Weekends
    Saturdays, 5:30 pm
    Summer Sunday Mass,
       9:30 am

Weekdays
    Tue, Wed, Thurs, 8:00 am
    Fri, 9:00 am

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

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
    Fri, Sept 5th,
       9:30 am to 9:00 pm



At A Glance

Tuesday, Aug 12
    7:00 am Men´s Reflection
    No Daily Mass
    9:30 am Nursing
       Home Ministry
Wednesday, Aug 13
    No Daily Mass
    10:00 am Quilt Charmers
Thursday, Aug 14
    No Daily Mass
    7:00 pm Knights Program
       Planning Meeting
Friday, Aug 15
 Feast of the Assumption
    No Daily Mass
    8:30 am Habitat
       For Humanity
    10:00 am Women´s
       Faith Sharing
    7:00 pm Mass
Saturday, Aug 16
    Knights Informational
    4:30 pm Reconciliaion
    5:30 pm Mass
Sunday, Aug 17
    Knights Informational
    RE Registration
    9:30 am Mass
       Summer Mass Time
Monday, Aug 18
    7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday, Aug 19
    7:00 am Men´s Reflection
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    9:30 am Avalon Mass
    10:30 am Northpointe
       Mass
Wednesday, Aug 20
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    10:00 am Quilt Charmers
    7:00 pm Knights First
       Degree Exemplification
Thursday, Aug 21
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    7:00 pm Prayer Shawl
       Ministry
Friday, Aug 22
    9:00 am Daily Mass
    10:00 am Women´s
       Faith Sharing
Saturday, Aug 23
    4:30 pm Reconciliaion
    5:30 pm Mass
Sunday, Aug 24
    RE Registration
    9:30 am Mass
       Summer Mass Time
    10:30 am Cathechist
       Retreat & Meeting
Monday, Aug 25
    7:00 pm Women´s Guild
       Meeting
    7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday, Aug 26
    7:00 am Men´s Reflection
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    9:30 am Avalon Mass
    10:30 am Northpointe
       Mass
Wednesday, Aug 27
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    10:00 am Quilt Charmers
    7:00 pm Knights First
       Degree Exemplification
Thursday, Aug 28
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    7:00 pm Knights Officer
       & Director Meeting
Friday, Aug 29
    9:00 am Daily Mass
    10:00 am Women´s
       Faith Sharing
Saturday, Aug 30
    4:30 pm Reconciliaion
    5:30 pm Mass
Sunday, Aug 31
    RE Registration
    9:30 am Mass
       Summer Mass Time


Religious Education Registration Open

Classes will begin on Sunday, September 14th from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM. Children age 4 through the 5th grade are welcome to register for the K–5 Program. 6th through 8th graders will enroll in the Edge Middle School program. 9th through 12th Graders will register for Life Teen Nights.

Tuition for 2014–2015
$30 for one child
$60 for two children
$80 for three children
$100 max for a family

If you have any questions or comments regarding the K-5 Program, please contact Kathy Catron at 509–466–4991, or by email at stjoseph@cet.com. K-–5 will meet Sunday mornings between the Masses, 9:45 to 10:45.

For more information or questions regarding the Edge and Life Teen Nights, please contact the office or talk to Fr. Tim. Time and dates will depend on the new Youth minister´s schedule. We are still in the discernment process for a youth minister. Please continue to pray for this program!!


Program Registration

 

K–5 Open House

On Sunday, September 7th the K–5 Religious Education program will host a Back–to–School Open House. Following the 11:00 AM Mass all the classrooms will be open and the teachers will be on hand to welcome the students and their parents. Plan to take the time to stop by your child´s classroom and meet the teachers and helpers. They will be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding religious education and sacramental preparation. We are excited for the new academic year to begin and can´t wait to share our excitement with all of you! Registration will also be available during the Open House. Refreshments will be served.

 

Youth Group Kick-Off Event!!

This will be the 10th Kick–Off Party at the Condron´s Sunday, September 7th. We´re not sure who our Youth Minister is, but we do know we need to gather and celebrate our Youth with this fun annual event! Please call the office if you can help Davida coordinate this event, any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

Middle School Party for Grades 6–8 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM
High School Party for Grades 9–12 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Consent forms are available on the Youth Page, please download and turn into the office or bring to the party!

 

Father Tim on Vacation

Following this weekend, I will be away from the parish through August 19th, I will need a few days to bring some closure to my mother´s estate and then I plan a week´s vacation. Please know of my, and my family´s, deep gratitude for your kindness, prayers and support during this month, I will be keeping you all in prayer while I am away.

 

Men´s Reflection

The Tuesday´s Men Reflection group took the month of July off, but will be starting up again this Tuesday, August 5th. Every Tuesday morning beginning at 7:00 AM the men of the parish meet to pray and to reflect on the readings for the upcoming Sunday. The session lasts about an hour, allowing for the 8:00 AM Mass attendance, afterwards. (Except for when Fr. Tim is on vacation and we do not have Mass). We meet in St. Martin´s Room, which is next door to the parish office. All men of the parish are welcome and encouraged to participate!! If you have any questions, please call the office at 466-4991.

 

Vestments and Church Banners for Ordinary Time

As you may have heard, Father Tim has commissioned the production of some new banners and vestments for use during Ordinary Time. They will be made for us by a company in Canada called Bramante Studio. During the auction nearly $4,600 was raised by people in attendance. If you would like to contribute to this cause, please make checks payable to St Joseph Parish and note "vestments" on the Memo line. If you would like to see what the vestments may look like, you can visit their website at bramante.com and look under the Foliage Collection. Thank you!!

 

Dave Ramsey´s Financial Peace University

Let Dave Ramsey show you how money really works from budgeting and dumping debt to building wealth and charitable giving in his proven classes. Mike Kight is willing to teach another series of classes if there is enough interest. Classes would begin in the fall. Please contact the parish office if you are interested in the nine week class. The cost is $99 per family.

 

Safe Environment Annual Update

If you are currently one of our volunteers and have completed your Safe Environment training in the past, it is now time to take your annual update test. You can access the test on the diocesan website at dioceseofspokane.org. Click on Protecting Our Children and choose Annual Online Update. Davida Condron, our Safe Environment Coordinator, has sent out an email in early August with a reminder to take your test. The email will include your assigned ID number. If you would like to take the test now you can call the office and we can get the ID number for you. Thanks for taking care of this. The deadline is October 1st.

 

Friday Mass Schedule Change

When Fr. Tim arrived here at St. Joseph´s three years ago, our daily Mass schedule was: Tuesday through Thursday at 8:00 a.m. and Friday at 9:30 a.m. This schedule had been in place for quite some time and enabled our Friday morning community to include the home schooled families. This did necessitate cancelling several Friday morning Masses throughout the year due to the Bishop´s schedule (and Father Tim´s!!)for Presbyteral Council and Council of Consultors. Beginning in July, we will be moving our Friday morning Mass time to 9:00 a.m. to accommodate both schedules. Please note the changes!

 

Prayer Chain

If you have a prayer request for yourself, a family member or friend, please email stjoseph@cet.com or call the office at 509-466-4991. We send out all prayer requests by email daily.

If you would like to receive the prayer requests, to add them to your morning and or evening prayers, please email us at stjoseph@cet.com and ask to be put on our EMail Prayer Chain.

 

 

Habitat for Humanity

Our Parish is furnishing labor to help build homes in Deer Park. We are currently completing the roof, fascia and soffit work on one home and we´ll soon be roofing and siding the exterior to get it completely closed in. At the same time we are putting trusses in place on a second home. Our goal is to get both homes closed in before the snow flies so that we can work on the inside of these homes during the winter months.

 

Coffee and Donut Ministry

Please note we are no longer scheduling servers for the 11:00 AM Mass time slot. We just don´t have any volunteers to help with this ministry at that time. We will continue to leave the donuts out and the coffee plugged in for a while. Davida and Jeannie will clean upon Monday mornings. If you and your family would like to start scheduling for the 11:00 AM Mass, please contact the parish office at 466-4991.

 

Ministry Sign-Up

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

As in any community, it takes many people to ensure that all the programs and activities run smoothly. We are always in need of new people to help out with Religious Education. Duties may include teaching the little children, being a classroom helper, working with the youth group, or helping to organize activities. We always need more people to help out as Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Sacristans, and Altar Servers. We also have a serious need for more volunteers in the Coffee and Donuts Ministry. We have already had to cancel this ministry at the 11:00 Mass, and the 5:30 Mass is not far behind!! If you can help in any of these capacities, or have any questions, please call the parish office at 466-4991. We would love to hear from you!

 


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