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



March Calendar

Office Hours
Mon – Thurs
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fridays
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Worship and Liturgy Schedule

Weekend Masses
    Saturday Vigil, 5:30 PM
    Sunday Mornings
       8:30 AM and 11:00 AM

Weekday Masses
    Daily Morning Mass
       Tue, Wed, Thu, 8:00 AM
       Fri, 9:00 AM
    Mid-Week Mass
    Wed, 6:00 PM
    First Friday Mass
       1st Friday, 5:45 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

Rosary
    Second Wed of Month
       6:45 PM



At A Glance

Thursday, Feb 26
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    6:30 pM Knights Officer
       & Directors Meeting
    7:00 PM Sacred Marriage

Friday, Feb 27
    5:30 AM Bacon, Faith,
       and Fellowship
    9:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Women´s Share
       The Word Circle
    6:00 PM Stations of
       The Cross
    6:30 PM Knight´s Lenten
       Fish Fry

Saturday, Feb 28
    Lenten Food Sunday
    Rel Goods Sale
    8:30 AM Aerobics
    4:30 PM Reconciliation
    5:30 PM Mass

Sunday, Mar 1
    2nd Sunday in Lent
    Lenten Food Sunday
    Religious Goods Sale
    BP Checks
    8:30 AM Mass with CLW
    9:45 AM K–5 Classes
    11:00 AM Mass with CLW

Monday, Mar 2
    7:00 PM Boy Scouts

Tuesday, Mar 3
    7:00 AM Men´s Reflection
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Avalon Mass
    10:30 AM Northpointe
       Mass
    1:00 PM Women of Grace
       Faith Study
    1:00 PM Deacon Pat´
       Creed Class
    7:00 PM Boy Scout
       Committee Meeting
    7:00 PM Women of Grace
       Faith Study
    7:00 PM Play Practice

Wednesday, Mar 4
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    10:00 AM Quilt Charmers
    6:00 PM Mass
    6:45 PM Middle School
       Edge Night
    6:45 PM High School
       Life Teen Night
    6:45 PM Catholicism 101
       / RCIA Classes

Thursday, Mar 5
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:00 AM PEO
    6:30 pM Knights´ Council
       & Dinners Meeting
    7:00 PM Prayers
       Shawl Ministry

Friday, Mar 6
    5:45 AM First Friday
       Mass & B.F.F.
    9:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Women´s Share
       The Word Circle
    9:30 AM Adoration
    6:00 PM Stations of
       The Cross
    6:30 PM Knights´ Lenten
       Fish Fry

Saturday, Mar 7
    Lenten Food Sunday
    Rel Goods Sale
    8:30 AM Aerobics
    4:30 PM Reconciliation
    5:30 PM Mass
    6:30 PM Berens´
       Anniversary

Sunday, Mar 8
    3rd Sunday in Lent
    Lenten Food Sunday
    Rel Goods Sale
    BP Checks
    8:30 AM Mass with CLW
    9:45 AM K–5 Classes
    11:00 AM Mass with CLW
    5:30 PM RE K-5 Pizza Social



Lent

Lent begins this year on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18,
and ends on Thursday, April 2, followed by the Sacred Triduum, April 2-5

Click here for Lenten Regulations

 

Lenten Schedule of Activities

On all the Fridays of Lent there will be Stations of the Cross at 6:00 PM. Following the Stations dinner will be available. The first three Fridays will feature a good old fashioned Fish Fry with all the fixin´s, provided by the Knights of Columbus! The last three Fridays we will enjoy a simpler meal of soup and bread, provided by St Joseph´s Women´s Guild. Join us all 6 Fridays of Lent!!

 

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

 

RE K - 5 FREE! Pizza Night

Come join the RE K-5 for a pizza family game night, Sunday, March 8th at 5: 30 PM. Enjoy pizza, soda and water, open to all registered RE K-5 students and their families!. There will be sign up sheets in each classroom so we know how many pizzas to order! Hope to see all K-5 families there!

 

Rice Bowls for Catholic Relief Services

We have received the paper Rice Bowls for use by families during Lent. They will be available in the gathering space the weekend before Lent begins. The Rice Bowl program was begun by Catholic Relief Services 40 years ago. Catholics in the United States wanted to respond to famine in Africa. Could we feed the hungry through Lenten prayers, fasting and almsgiving? The answer was yes, and it came in the form of a small cardboard box. 40 years later, CRS Rice Bowl is your way to help our brothers and sisters in need each Lent.

This is a great activity for the whole family. Throw in your loose change each day and see how much you can collect for the neediest of the poor.

 

First Eucharist and Confirmation Registration

Confirmation and First Eucharist will be celebrated on Friday, May 1st 2015, at 6:30 PM.

Open to all 2nd graders (and older children and youth who haven´t yet celebrated the Sacrament of First Eucharist or Confirmation).

Sacramental preparation classes will begin on Thursday, March 19th at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary with Fr. Tim. There will be six evening sessions, Thurs Mar 19th, 26th, and Wed, April 1st. We will be taking Spring Break week off and resume classes on Thursday evenings, April 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 7:00 PM.

The Confirmation and First Eucharist Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 1st at 6:30 PM. Please plan on arriving about 5:45 PM that evening.

 

Lenten Reconciliation Service

Join us on Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00 PM for our Lenten Reconciliation Service. Several priests from around the diocese will be on hand to help Father Tim hear confessions.

 

Parish Auction Cancelled

Please be aware that the Parish Auction has been cancelled for this year. We will plan for one next Spring!

 

Wisdowmworks for Seniors

Join Sr Roberta Lamanna and Sr Rosemary Thielman on Monday, March 23rd for another installment of Wisdomworks for Seniors. We are anxious to hear all the sisters´ stories from their time in Africa! The theme this time is Praying our way through eldering. The session lasts from 9:30 AM until noon. To register for Wisdomworks, click here

 

The Camino Walk

Each year 100,000 people walk to Santiago de Compostela in North–west Spain. They take many routes following in the footsteps of pilgrims of the middle ages. The most famous route is the Camino FrancÚs a journey of 778 kilometres from the border of France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela. Join parishioner Kathy DeRosier on Saturday, March 21st following the 5:30 PM Mass for a presentation about her experiences doing the Camino Walk.

 

Bacon, Faith, and Fellowship

The men of the parish gather on Friday mornings for a time of prayer, learning, and breakfast! This group (formerly known as That Man Is You!) meets on Friday mornings at 5:30 AM. Father Tim is leading the sessions based on the men of Scripture. A free-will offering is taken up each week to help offset the cost of breakfast. BFF will resume on Friday, Feb 6th for First Friday Mass at 5:45 AM. This session will continue for eight weeks, ending right before Holy Week. Please note that BFF will meet just once a month from May through September. They will gather for First Friday Masses and then meet for breakfast, etc. Contact the parish office for more information, or you can call Deacon Joe Schroeder at 590-8628.

 

Fall 2016 Pilgrimage

Father Tim has finalized arrangements with Magi Tours, and we will be offering 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!

 

Women of Grace Faith Study Program

We are pleased to offer the Catholic women´s faith study program entitled Women of Grace, based on the book Full of Grace, Women and the Abundant Life, by Johnnette Benkovic, who hosts the Women of Grace series on EWTN. The study encourages women to explore the influence God calls her to be, and offers the spiritual tools necessary to live their lives through the growth of knowledge of our faith, scripture and spiritual life. Some of the themes this study explores are prayer, obedience, wisdom, Eucharist, renewal and courage. The cost for this study is $20 for the book and study guide. Please join us on Tuesdays, beginning February 10th, at either 1:00 PM or 7:00 PM. (This date has changed from Feb 3rd.) You may sign up for this study in the dining room following Mass. If you have any questions, please contact Jewel Smalley at 879-3048, or Priscilla Bradley at (307) 630-0622.

 

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. Click here to learn more and sign up.

 


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