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Proclaim the Gospel to every creature...(Mark 16:15)



July Calendar

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, Aug 1st,
       9:30 am to 9:00 pm



At A Glance

Wednesday, July 30
    8:00 am Daily Mass
Thursday, July 31
    8:00 am Daily Mass
Friday, Aug 1
    5:45 am First Friday
       Mass
    9:00 am Daily Mass
    10:00 am Women´s
       Faith Sharing
    10:00 am Adoration
       of the Blessed
       Sacrament
Saturday, Aug 2
    Food Sunday
    Rel Goods Sale
    4:00 pm Reconciliaion
    5:00 pm Mass
Sunday, Aug 3
    Food Sunday
    Rel Goods Sale
    Blood Pressure Check
    9:30 am Mass
       Summer Mass Time
Monday, Aug 4
    7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday, Aug 5
    7:00 am Men´s Reflection
    No Daily Mass
    9:30 am Nursing
       Home Ministry
    7:00 pm Boy Scout
       Committee Meeting
Wednesday, Aug 6
    No Daily Mass
    10:00 am Quilt Charmers
Thursday, Aug 7
    No Daily Mass
    7:00 pm Prayer Shawl
Friday, Aug 8
    No Daily Mass
    8:30 am Habitat
       For Humanity
    10:00 am Women´s
       Faith Sharing
Saturday, Aug 9
    4:00 pm Reconciliaion
    5:00 pm Mass
Sunday, Aug 10
    9:30 am Mass
       Summer Mass Time
Monday, Aug 11
    7:00 pm Boy Scouts
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
    4:00 pm Reconciliaion
    5:00 pm Mass
Sunday, Aug 17
    9:30 am Mass
       Summer Mass Time
Monday, Aug 18
    7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday, Aug 19
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    9:30 am Avalon Mass
    10:30 am Northpointe
       Mass


Father Tim on Vacation

Beginning Monday, August 4th Father Tim will be on vacation. He will return to the parish on Tuesday, August 19th. In his absence we once again welcome Father Paul Cochran. Please Note: There will be no daily Mass while Father Tim is on vacation.

 

Help for our neighbors!

The community of Riverside, just north of Chattaroy, was one of the areas hit hardest by last Wednesday afternoon´s storm. Countless trees were knocked down, destroying property and tearing down power lines, and displacing more than 40 families living at Riverside Village Mobile Home Park. Our own parishioner, Lynne Watkins, explained that it looks like a war zone. Families won´t leave their homes because of heavy looting, and as of this week, 7 days after the devastating storm, they still do not have power or water. Monday, Lynn and her husband, Bob Watkins, and John and Kathy Weidinger, provided dinner for the residents, and fed over 80 people. Thank you for your generosity! If you want to donate time to help the clean up, provide food or other belongings to the community, or money to help the residents, please call the office on Tuesday. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!

 

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.

Thank You From Fr. Tim

I am deeply grateful, as is my whole family, for the outpouring of support, prayer and love from the community here at St. Joseph´s on the death of my Mom. The journey is all–too familiar for us these days, and most of us will have to enter into the world of dementia, Alzheimer´s disease and other age–related illnesses at some point or another. Your support has been wonderful! My mother lived a very private life, but a very grace–filled and blessed life. I was privileged and grateful to be able to share some of her life with those who attended her funeral Mass on Tuesday in the homily. As most of you know, I seldom write out homilies word for word–mostly because the Holy Spirit gets involved along the way, and I can´t keep to the script! However, for homilies that strike as close to home as this one did, there is a script of sorts. For those of you who may be interested, please click here to read it. As one person told me, "it explains a lot about who you are."

Thank you again, for your prayers and support!
Fr. Tim and family

 

Pilgrimage Gathering!

Many people have been concerned or wondering about our pilgrimage plans due to the recent violence in the Middle East. After discussions with John Brady, the owner of Magi Travel, at this point in time, there aren´t any additional concerns for our pilgrimage group. We sometimes imagine that the Middle East is a cohesive and united place––it never has been and it never will be until Christ returns! The violence that has occurred is not in Lebanon nor is it in Israel. A sense of geography is helpful here, and it will be one of the things we–ll discuss when we gather together for our first pre–Pilgrimage meeting. Further details on our gathering will be e-mailed to participants in the next couple of days! Please pray for all of us, and for peace to prevail in the mid–east.

 

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, will be sending 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