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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
Mon – Thurs
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fridays
9:00 am to 12:00 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

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
       Share the Word
Saturday, Aug 30
    4:30 pm Reconciliation
    5:30 pm Mass
Sunday, Aug 31
    RE Registration
    9:30 am Mass
       Summer Mass Time
Monday, Sept 1
    Labor Day
    Office Closed
    7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday, Sept 2
    7:00 am Men´s Readings
       Reflection
    No Daily Mass
    9:30 am Nursing
       Home Ministry
Wednesday, Sept 3
    No Daily Mass
    10:00 am Quilt Charmers
Thursday, Sept 4
    No Daily Mass
    7:00 pm Prayer Shawl
       Ministry
    7:00 pm Knights Council
       Dinner Meeting
Friday, Sept 5
    5:45 am 1st Friday Mass
    9:00 am Daily Mass
    10:00 am Adoration
    10:00 am Women´s
       Share the Word
Saturday, Sept 6
    Food Sunday
    RE Goods Sale
    4:30 pm Reconciliation
    5:30 pm Mass
Sunday, Sept 7
    Food Sunday
    RE Goods Sale
    Blood Pressures
    8:30 am Mass
    11:00 am Mass
    12:00 pm K–5 RE
       Open House
    2:00 pm Middle School
       Kick–Off Event
    5:00 pm High School
       Kick–Off Event
Monday, Sept 8
    7:00 pm Social Justice
       Meeting
    7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday, Sept 9
    7:00 am Men´s Readings
       Reflection
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    9:30 am Nursing
       Home Ministry
    12:00 pm BINGO!
Wednesday, Sept 10
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    10:00 am Quilt Charmers
    6:00 pm Mid–Week Mass
    6:45 pm Rosary
Thursday, Sept 11
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    7:00 pm Knights 4th
       Degree Meeting
Friday, Sept 12
    9:00 am Daily Mass
    10:00 am Women´s
       Faith Sharing
Saturday, Sept 13
    4:30 pm Reconciliation
    5:30 pm Mass
Sunday, Sept 14
    8:30 am Mass
    9:45 am K–5 Classes
    11:00 am Mass


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!

 

Women´s Guild Save The Date!

The Women´s Guild is running in circles (but in a great way)! We´ve expanded our opportunities for service and fellowship by creating circles of interest that meet independently, but are a part of the St. Joseph Women´s Guild. We´re ready to share this exciting ministry with every woman of the parish!

Save one of these dates for us, and come explore the circles already in place (there are more than a dozen) or start one of your own! The Hospitality Circle is treating us to delicious food and drink at each event.

Sat, Sept 27th at 6:30 pm (appetizers, wine, coffee, tea)
Sun, Sept 28th at 9:30 am (breakfast)
Sun, Sept 28th at 12:00 pm (brunch)

 

Fall Mass Changes

Sunday, September 7th, our mass schedule returns to its normal times: 8:30 and 11:00 am, please make note of the change!

In addition, there is a change in our DAILY Mass schedule as well: we have moved the Friday morning Mass time to 9:00 a.m. to better accommodate our homeschool families, as well as allow Fr. Time to celebrate Mass prior to the Presbyteral Council and Council of Consultors meetings that take place on Fridays. As well as on the first Friday of each month, Father Tim will say Mass at 5:45 AM followed by a Men´s Faith Sharing group, (formerly TMIY!)

There are currently no opportunities on the north side of Spokane for an evening Mass, so we will offer one here! We are also introducing a Wednesday evening 6:00 p.m. Mass beginning on September 10th! This will give our community the opportunity mid–week to be renewed in prayer at an evening Mass. These Masses will also precede other events and educational programs that we can offer to the whole parish.

Our Middle School Edge program and our High School LifeTeen programs will be offered Wednesday evenings as well. Both of these programs emphasize the importance of participation in Eucharist and this will be another way to pray for our youth.

 

Holy Land Pilgrimage Meeting

The Pilgrimage gathering will take place at 6:45 pm on Wednesday, September 10th, after the evening Mass. After much delay, we will finally be able to gather and anticipate together our upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land. There has been a great deal of movement on the international front, but as we have said, the pilgrimage sites are safe! Further updates will be made on the 10th! Please join us for a social and entertaining evening. Please bring a simple appetizer to share.

 

Friday Morning Men´s Faith Sharing

The men of the parish will once again be gathering on Friday mornings for a time of prayer, learning, and breakfast! This group (formerly known as That Man Is You!) will begin meeting on Friday, Sept 26th at 5:30 AM. Father Tim will be leading the sessions which will serve as a kind of Catholicism "brush up.". Some of the information will be familiar, and some will be brand new. On the first Friday of each month, Father Tim will say Mass for this group (and anyone else who wants to join) at 5:45 AM followed by the "class" and then breakfast. Every other Friday of the month, the men will meet at 5:30 AM. A free–will offering is taken up each week to help offset the cost of breakfast. Contact the parish office for more information, or you can call Deacon Joe Schroeder at 590-8628.

 

Priest´s Convocation

Each year the priests of the diocese spend a few days with each other at the convocation, a time to reflect on developments in the life of the diocese and the life of the Church. This year, the topic is based on pastoral challenges to family life. You may remember that Pope Francis has called for an international synod of bishops in 2015 to discuss and reflect on the challenges facing families in our world, and his comments regarding communion for those who are divorced and re–married. Cardinal Walter Kasper wrote in his article in the Inland Register earlier this year, that the Church must do much more education and pastoral outreach to those who struggle in these situations. Just to be abundantly clear, as a Church which must be a ´field hospital´ for the suffering, Eucharist is the quintessential healing sacrament in the Church, and those who are suffering and struggling need it most!

The priests will gather from Tuesday through Thursday, please pray for us, as we will be praying for you and for our diocese each day.

 

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.

 

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