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

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September Calendar

Office Hours

Mon – Thurs
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
1:00 PM to 4:00 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

Monday, Aug 31
    Office Closed
       Edward Majeski
    9:30 AM Women´s Guild
       Director Meeting
    7:00 PM Boy Scouts

Tuesday, Sept 1
    Office Hours 9:00–2:00
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
       Germaine Cole
    9:30 AM Nursing
       Home Ministry

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

Thursday, Sept 3
    Office Hours 9:00–2:00
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
       Craig Condron
    7:00 PM Prayer Shawl

Friday, Sept 4
    Office Closed
    9:00 AM Daily Mass
       Walker Liere
    9:30 AM Women´s Share
       The Word Circle
    9:30 AM SJFS

Saturday, Sept 5
    Food Sunday
    8:00 AM Aerobics
    4:30 PM Reconciliation
    5:30 PM Mass
       Dorothy Schweiger

Sunday,Sept 6
    23rd in Ordinary Time
    Food Sunday
    BP Checks
    9:30 AM Mass
       Marilyn Hartmeier

Monday, Sept 7
    Labor Day
    Office Closed
       Jim & Bridget Condon
    7:00 PM Boy Scouts

Tuesday, Sept 8
    7:00 AM Men´s Reflection
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
       Jim & Adele Conley
    9:30 AM Nursing
       Home Ministry
    12:00 PM Bingo
    7:00 PM Boy Scout
       Committee Meeting

Wednesday, Sept 9
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
       Rev. John Condon
    10:00 AM Quilt Charmers
    7:00 PM Rosary
    7:00 PM Book Circle
    7:00 PM Weed N Feed
       Circle Meeting

Thursday, Sept 10
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
       Rev John Condon
    7:00 PM Prayer Shawl
    7:00 PM Parish Council

Friday, Sept 11
    9:00 AM Daily Mass
       Madeline Durkin
    9:30 AM Women´s Share
       The Word Circle
    9:30 AM Adoration
    9:30 AM SJFS

Saturday, Sept 12
    Knights´ Informational
    Guatemala Sunday
    Coffee & Chocolate Sale
    8:00 AM Aerobics
    4:30 PM Reconciliation
    5:30 PM Mass
       Dr Gregory Chinn
    6:30 PM Women´s Guild
       Circle Fair

Sunday,Sept 13
    24th in Ordinary Time
    Knights´ Informational
    Guatemala Sunday
    Coffee & Chocolate Sale
    8:30 AM Mass
       Dillon Kirkland
    9:30 AM RE K–5 Classes
    9:30 AM Women´s Guild
       Circle Fair
    11:00 AM Mass
    12:00 PM Women´s Guild
       Circle Fair

2015 Washington Wild Fires

Catholic Charities is assisting with supplying the shelters for evacuated families in the Twisp and Omak areas. Due to the difficult logistics of getting physical items to the affected areas, material donations are not needed at this time. Your financial contributions will be used in the local communities affected to help those in need near the fires. Click here to read how to help.

"As you know, the 2015 wildfire season continues to devastate unprecedented numbers of acres all across Washington State. Last week, a Catholic Charities team and I went to Twisp, Brewster and Omak. We had a convoy of trucks with blankets, towels, food and water. We also brought prepaid Visa gift cards for families to get diapers, medications and gas for travel.

The roads are difficult to navigate with many closures and blockages, however the Catholic Charities box truck filled with supplies was allowed to pass in all spots, as the need for aid to get through was obvious. We witnessed the hard work of Fr. Pedro and Fr. Luta as they continue to do everything possible to serve and support their communities. Other incredible pastors such as Fr. Jeff Lewis in Chewelah, Fr. Tyler Smedley in Colville and Republic and Fr. Jake Morton in Omak/Nespelem are also facing difficult challenges with growing fires. Please keep them and their parishes in your prayers.

The need will remain great in these communities for weeks and months to come even after the fires are out. Last year, we witnessed incredible generosity from within our Diocesan family during the wildfire season and provided aid to so many victims. I have no doubt we will be able to do the same this year! Financial donations to the Catholic Charities Spokane Wildfire Relief fund will allow us to serve people in crisis right now and families in need of counseling, case management and housing for weeks and months to come."

Rob McCann, Catholic Charities Spokane

Donations can be made online through Catholic Charities at
or mailed to Catholic Charities
Spokane c/o PO Box 2253 Spokane, WA 99210-2253
Checks can be made payable Attn: 2015 Wildfire Relief.
Please notate Wildfire Relief on the memo line of all checks.



RE K-5 Registration

We´re only 4 short weeks out from the new Religious Education year! Our catechists are meeting Sunday, August 23rd after Mass to start making their plans for the year.

We have opened RE Registration on the website at and have also placed registration sheets in the Gathering Space. We are excited for the coming new year!


Regular Schedule Resumes

Please be aware that we will return to our regular weekend Mass schedule the weekend after Labor Day. Masses on Sunday morning will be at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM.

Office hours for the parish return to normal following Labor Day. Beginning Tuesday, September 8th the office will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.


Know, Love, and Serve – KLS
Evangelization Program

As part of the diocesan wide KLS program we want to invite our friends and neighbors to come and worship with us. Over half of our friends and neighbors are unchurched. The first and most important step to reaching them is for each of us to personally invite them to attend Mass with us! The next step is to invite others through advertising. Marketing is not something that priests or deacons study during their formation. Therefore, we are looking for parishioners with experience in advertising and marketing to help us develop a professional and well thought out program. Questions we need to explore include: Should we do a direct mail campaign? Should we use billboards? Should we use radio or TV? What about newspaper ads? Can we utilize the internet and social media? What other options do we have? Do you have experience or background in this area? Are you interested in helping determine what kind of program we should use? If so, please join us for a one hour meeting on Tuesday, September 1st at 7:00 PM in St Francis´ Fellowship Hall. An effective evangelization program will have an effective advertising component. We are ALL called to spread the Gospel! If you feel you have something to contribute to this effort, please join us on September 1st.


Italy Pilgrimage

Father Tim is having a pre–trip meeting for all those who are making the pilgrimage to Italy at the end of September. Gather here on Tuesday, September 15th at 7:00 PM. Father will go over the information you need for a successful trip: what to pack, where to meet, things to expect, etc. Wine and antipasto will be served. Buon viaggio!!


Family Faith Formation

We are beginning a new faith formation experience for the whole family! Starting this Fall, following the 8:30 AM Mass, we will have contemporary Christian Music in the Sanctuary before the childrens´ Religious Education Classes. Fr. Brian will then lead a series of learning lectures for the parents, and any other adults who want to go deeper into our rich Catholic heritage, ending in small group sessions in the St Francis fellowship hall.

Attend either Mass, and stay late, or come early for this fun new worship service. Look here and on the website or more information. Contact Alisa Kostecka at 509–710–7559 to learn more how you can help grow this new and exciting ministry here at St. Joseph!


Mass Intentions

You will notice that we now denote in the weekly bulletin who the Masses are being offered for each day. Offering Mass for a special intention is a long standing tradition in the Catholic Church. It is usually considered that special graces are obtained for whom the Mass is said. Masses are offered for many reasons: for the souls in purgatory, in remembrance for someone who is deceased, or even in honor of a birthday. If you would like to have a Mass said for someone, go to the Parish Office. They will help you with the dates and times which are available. Cards are then given to you so that you can mail them to whomever you choose to so they may also participate in the Mass. The stipend or offering given, signifies the sacrificial nature of giving of something of yourself to associate more intimately with Christ who offers himself in the Eucharist. Mass Stipends are $10 (requested) per Mass request.


New Crucifix and Tabernacle

Father Brian received overwhelming support from the people of the parish to move forward with the plan to complete the sanctuary by purchasing a new tabernacle to be installed behind the altar in the sanctuary. Additionally, a new crucifix has been commissioned which will feature a corpus that matches our statues in size, color, and style. It will be about three months for these items to be delivered and installed. The tabernacle that is currently in the chapel will become our tabernacle of repose where the Blessed Sacrament is placed when the sanctuary is used for purposes other than liturgy. Thanks be to God!


Annual Catholic Appeal

To date we have had $64,827 pledged of assigned goal of $77,985. 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.


Prayer for Vocations

In his letter formally appointing Fr Brian to be our Parish Administrator, Bishop Daly writes, "As you take up this new service, I pray that in and through this ministry you will grow in priestly holiness, sharing the joy and peace of the Risen Christ, His first gift to His apostles. I would also ask that you take a personal and special interest in promoting and praying for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life in our Diocese." And so we pray:

O Father, you desire all of us to be happy.
Stir up the grace of a religious vocation in the hearts
of many men and women.
Grant to them the willingness and generosity
to give of themselves, their lives, their time and their talents
to the service of Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord
and Savior, and to His Holy Church.


Recycling Cabinet

You will notice that the trash cabinet in the dining room has been recommissioned and is now serving as the Recycling Cabinet. Non–recyclable trash will be collected in regular garbage cans next to the Recycling Cabinet. Please help us by using the appropriate bin when you are discarding something. Thank you!!


Air Conditioning!!

The long-awaited air conditioning for the sanctuary, dining room, and gathering space are about to become reality!! Fr Brian and members of the Knights of Columbus have already poured the concrete slab for the air conditioning units. Parts have been ordered and the installation will take place in the nottoo-distant future. With this installation our entire facility will have air conditioning.


Mary Garden

Since the new air conditioning units need to be placed where the current Mary Garden is located, it has been decided that the Mary Garden will be moved to a setting behind the church. Plans are underway to move the raised beds, build a grotto, install a water feature, and provide benches for prayer and reflection. Stay tuned for more information as this project begins to take shape.


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


Catechists Needed

We are looking for outgoing, enthusiastic people to serve as teachers in our Religious Education program. Classes meet on Sunday mornings between the Masses during the school year. Curriculum and all materials are provided. Usually catechists work in teams, so you can share the work!! This is a wonderful way to have an impact on the lives of our youngest members! If you are interested, please contact Kathy Catron in the parish office.


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!



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