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December 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
    Saturday Mass, 5:30 PM
    Sunday Mass,
       8:30 AM and 11:00 AM

Weekdays
    Tue, Wed, Thurs, 8:00 AM
    Wed, 6:00 PM
    Fri, 9:00 AM
    1st Friday, 5:45 AM
       First Friday of Month

Sacrament of Reconciliation
    Saturday 4:30 PM
       Also, by Appointment

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
    Fri, Jan 2nd,
       9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Rosary
    Wed, Jan 14th, 6:45 PM



At A Glance

Thursday, Dec 18
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    1:00 PM Davida´s Tech
       Classes
    7:00 PM Prayer Shawl
       Ministry

Friday, Dec 19
    5:30 AM Bacon, Faith,
       and Fellowship
    9:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Women´s Share
       The Word Circle
    9:30 AM Adoration

Saturday, Dec 20
    8:30 AM Aerobics
    4:30 PM Reconciliation
    5:30 PM Mass

Sunday, Dec 21
    4th Sunday of Advent
    8:30 AM Mass with CLW
    11:00 AM Mass with CLW

Monday, Dec 22
    7:00 PM Boy Scouts

Tuesday, Dec 23
    7:00 AM Men´s Reflection
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Nursing
       Home Ministry

Wednesday, Dec 24
    Nativity of our Lord Vigil
    3:30 PM Vigil Mass
    5:30 PM Vigil Mass
    12:00 AM Midnight Mass

Thursday, Dec 25
    Nativity of our Lord
    10:00 PM Christmas Mass
    Office Closed

Friday, Dec 26
    Office Closed

Saturday, Dec 27
    4:30 PM Reconciliation
    5:30 PM Mass

Sunday, Dec 28
    Feast of the Holy Family
    8:30 AM Mass with CLW
    11:00 AM Mass with CLW

Monday, Dec 29
    7:00 PM Boy Scouts

Tuesday, Dec 30
    7:00 AM Men´s Reflection
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Avalon Mass
    10:30 AM Northpointe
       Mass
    7:00 PM Boy Scout
       Committee Meeting

Wednesday, Dec 31
    Solemnity of Mary Vigil
    6:00 PM Vigil Mass

Thursday,Jan 1
    Solemnity of Mary
    Holy Day of Obligation
    10:00 PM Christmas Mass
    Office Closed

Friday, Jan 2
    Office Closed
    9:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Women´s Share
       The Word Circle
    9:30 AM Adoration

Saturday, Jan 3
    Food Sunday
    Rel Goods Sale
    4:30 PM Reconciliation
    5:30 PM Mass

Sunday, Jan 4
    Epiphany Sunday
    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


Christmas Mass Times

Christmas Eve
3:30 PM and 5:30 PM
Midnight Mass

Christmas Day
10:00 AM


 

Advent Wreath Recycling

For those of you who crafted an Advent Wreath at the Keep Christ in Christmas Event, please be aware that the Recycling Circle of the Women´s Guild is collecting the metal forms that were used to make the wreaths. When you are finished with your Advent wreath, please bring the empty form back to church. The ladies will store them and keep them for next year´s event. There will be a bin in the lobby for this purpose.

 

Parish Christmas Tree

You will notice a new Christmas tree in the Dining Room. It looks a little bare! The Women´s Guild are asking that each family bring an ornament to hang on the tree. Choose one of your favorite ornaments from your collection, or maybe get one that reflects your family best. It will be fun to look at all the different styles. It will truly become our parish Christmas tree!

 

No Religious Education or Youth Group

Please be aware that there will be no Religious Education classes for Kindergarten through Grade 5 for the next two weekends: December 21st and December 28th. Classes will resume on January 4th at 9:45 AM.

Youth Group meetings for Middle School and High School will not be held for the next two weeks: December 24th and December 31st. Youth Group will resume on Wednesday, January 7th following the 6:00 PM Mass. Enjoy your vacation!!

 

Ministry Sign Up for Christmas Masses

The sign up sheet for Christmas Masses for Lectors, Altar Servers, and Eucharistic Ministers is located in the Sacristy. Please sign up to serve at one or more of the Christmas and New Year´s Masses. There are still a few spaces available! We appreciate your continued willingness to serve the community as Liturgical Ministers. Thanks!!

Health & Fitness Speaker

On Tuesday, January 13th at 7:00 PM, we are having a nutritionist speak on healthy eating topics, nutrition, vegetarian cooking, and GMOs. Mary Sandall teaches at WSU. This is open to the entire parish. Please RSVP to Kathy Kestell at 466–6110 or Peggy Ellingson at 464–1102 so that we can set up enough chairs.

 

Guatemala Book Sale

On January 24th & 25th the Guatemala Committee of our parish will once again hold their Book Sale. This is a great opportunity to pick up several books for a fraction of the cost of getting them elsewhere. The Book Sale also encourages us to clean out our book shelves and donate the used books to the sale. When you are putting things away after Christmas take a few moments to purge your book collection. There will be bins in the lobby for books. All the funds collected during this sale go directly to help our mission in Guatemala.

 

Free Technology Classes

Davida Condron, who holds an Associate´s Degree in Information Science, is offering free weekly technology classes. This class is free of charge and open to anyone in the parish. This week´s class will focus on pictures: how to organize your pictures, how to store them, and how to email them and post them to social media. Please bring your laptop computer or tablet for hands on learning. Davida will take time after class to answer specific questions. Join Davida and the group at 1:00 PM every Thursday afternoon in the St John´s room.

 

Deacon Pat´s Catechism Class: The Creed

Deacon Pat is continuing on with his Catechism class on the Creed. This class meets on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 PM. If you have not been involved in the class so far, fear not!! Deacon Pat says it is not too late to join in!

Dec 16    Chapter 9       Receive the Holy Spirit
Jan 6       Chapter 10     The Church: Reflecting the Light of Christ
Jan 13     Chapter 11     The Four Marks of the Church
Jan 20     Chapter 12     Mary: The Church´s First & Most Perfect Mother

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.

 

Health & Fitness Self–Defense

On Feb 21st from 10:00 am to 11:30, Dominic Rahn will present a women´s self defense class. This is open to only 20 people on a first come, first serve basis. Please RSVP to Peggy Ellingson atpegerdh@hotmail.com or call 464–1102 to get on the list.

 

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