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

May Calendar

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

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
    Sunday Mornings
       8:30 AM and 11:00 AM
    Summer Sunday Mass
       Father´s Day to
       Labor Day 9:30 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

    Second Wed of Month
       6:45 PM

At A Glance

Friday, May 15
    No Daily Mass
       Priests´ Retreat

    9:30 AM Women´s Share
       The Word Circle
    7:00 PM High School

Saturday, May 16
    CAPA Campaign
    Knights Informational
    4:30 PM Reconciliation
    5:30 PM Mass

Sunday, May 17
    Ascension of the Lord
    CAPA Campaign
    Knight´s Informational
    8:30 AM Mass
    11:00 AM Mass
    Noon Women´s Guild
       Spring Fling

Monday, May 18
    7:00 PM Boy Scouts

Tuesday, May 19
    7:00 AM Men´s Reflection
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Nursing
       Home Ministry
    1:00 PM Women of Grace
       Faith Study
    7:00 PM Women of Grace
       Faith Study

Wednesday, May 20
    No Daily Mass
       Bishop Daly Installation
    10:00 AM Quilt Charmers
    No Mid-Week Eve Mass
    6:45 PM Middle School
       Edge Night
    6:45 PM High School
       Life Teen Night

Thursday, May 21
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    7:00 PM Knights´ First
       Degree Exemplification
    7:00 PM Prayer Shawl
    7:00 PM Parish

Friday, May 22
    9:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Women´s Share
       The Word Circle

Saturday, May 23
    8:30 AM Aerobics
    4:30 PM Reconciliation
    5:30 PM Mass

Sunday, May 24
    Pentecost Sunday
    8:30 AM Mass
    11:00 AM Mass

Installation of Bishop Daly!

On May 19th & 20th the Diocese of Spokane will celebrate the installation of the Most Reverend Thomas Daly as our seventh bishop. Both his Installation Mass and a Prayer Service the evening before will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral. Given the restricted seating space at the Cathedral, admission will be "by ticket only." The pastors of each of the 82 parishes in the diocese are asked to choose parish representatives for the Prayer Service and the Installation Mass. Please note that there is a reception for the general public at the Cathedral´s O´Connor Hall from 3:30 to 5:30 PM on Wednesday, May 20th prior to the Installation Mass. No tickets are required for this event. In the coming weeks, please watch the bulletin and website for details about how the faithful of our diocese can follow all these special events by radio and television.

Over the course of the coming year, our parish looks forward to having an opportunity where we can welcome our new bishop. Please pray for our new Chief Shepherd as he assumes his sacred duties.

Click here to read more about Bishop Daly.

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Thomas A. Daly the seventh bishop of the Diocese of Spokane. Bishop Daly is currently the auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of San Jose. The bishop–select made a quick trip to Spokane on March 12th to hold a brief news conference and to meet the priests of the diocese. Bishop Daly will spend the next two months completing his obligations to the Diocese of San Jose. His installation as Bishop of Spokane is set for May 20th at the Cathedral. A Vigil will be held the evening prior to the Installation at which representatives of clergy, deacons, Religious and secular groups in the diocese will welcome the new bishop and join him for a time of prayer. Public receptions will follow the Prayer Vigil as well as the Installation Mass.

Bishop Daly was born April 30, 1960, and grew up in San Francisco. He has six siblings. A product of Catholic schools since he was in first grade, he graduated from what is now Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory School in San Francisco. He received his bachelor´s degree from the University of San Francisco in 1982. He entered priestly formation at St Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, CA where he completed his studies with a master´s degree in divinity. In 1996 he received a master´s degree in education from Boston College. Bishop Daly was ordained to the priesthood on May 9, 1987. He has served as parochial vicar and pastor, he has been engaged as part–time police chaplain, archdiocesan vocations director, teacher, campus minister, and chaplain to St Vincent´s School for Boys. For 19 years his ministry focused on Marin Catholic High School in San Francisco, where he eventually served as president.

On March 16, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Father Daly auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of San Jose, the first to serve in that capacity in the history of that diocese. He was ordained to the episcopacy at San Jose´s St Joseph Cathedral Basilica on May 25, 2011. The appointment also named him titular bishop of Tabalta (Tunisia in North Africa). "Into Your Hands" is Bishop Daly´s episcopal motto, reflecting his desire to trust in the guidance of Divine Providence and the intercession of our Blessed Mother.

Bishop Daly has chosen to reside at Bishop White Seminary which houses the diocese´s college–level priestly formation program.



Women´s Guild Spring Fling

On Sunday, May 17th at noon the Fellowship Circle of the Women´s Guild will be hosting their annual Spring Tea. This year we will be treated to a delicious brunch prepared by the Hospitality Circle. We will be entertained by the remarkable Mead High School Jazz choir under the direction of Mike Saccomanno. As in the past we will once again have our hat contest. The contest is optional, but if you do choose to join in the fun, you may enter your hat into one of the following categories the prettiest hat, best mother and daughter hats, the largest and the smallest hats, as well as the most unique hat. Prizes will be awarded. This year the Fellowship Circle has chosen the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery as the recipient of all funds raised through ticket sales and a raffle. Tickets for the tea are $5.00. So grab your daughter, sister, cousins, and friends and join us for an afternoon of fun.



Knights of Columbus Scholarship Contest

Once again the Knights of Columbus are sponsoring an essay contest and awarding scholarship money to the winners.

Be a member of St. Joseph Parish
Be a high school senior
Intend to go to an accredited college or university
Be enrolled in the youth program at St. Joseph Parish, or active in faith formation or other program at St. Joseph Parish.
Complete all items on the application including an essay with a minimum of 300 words.
Deadline for Completion of Application: May 20, 2015
Essay: Write an essay of at least 300 words, double spaced. The essay should discuss why you are interested in attending college, how your high school studies and being a parishioner of St. Joseph´s have prepared you to attend college. It should also discuss your long term goals as a result of attending college.


Social Justice Guatemala Book Sale

The Social Justice Committee will once again be having one of their famous Book Sales the weekend of June 26–28. If you have any books (or DVDs) to donate, you can bring them to church at any time. Proceeds from the Book Sale go directly to help the efforts of the mission work in Guatemala. Thank you for your continued support of their efforts.


Social Justice Coffee & Chocolate Sale

In conjunction with Guatemala Sunday, which is Mother´s Day weekend, the Social Justice Committee will once again be selling Fairly Traded coffee and chocolates. How about buying a little gift for Mom??


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.


Bacon, Faith, and Fellowship
Spring and Summer Schedule

The men of the parish will continue with their Friday gatherings. However, they move to a more relaxed schedule during the Spring and Summer months. They meet on the First Friday of each month for Mass at 5:45 AM. Following Mass will be a chance for fellowship, learning, and enjoying breakfast together. Contact the parish office for more information, or you can call Deacon Joe Schroeder at 590–8628. NOTE: There is no BFF on April 3rd – it´s Good Friday.



"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


Fall 2016 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!


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
3720 East Colbert Road | Colbert, Washington 99005
Phone:(509) 466-4991
Fax: (509) 466-4992