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



February Calendar

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

Worship and Liturgy Schedule

Weekend Masses
    Saturday Vigil, 5:30 PM
    Sunday Mornings
       8:30 AM and 11:00 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

Rosary
    Second Wed of Month
       6:45 PM



At A Glance

Friday, Jan 30
    Fr Tim in India
    No Daily Mass
    Guatemala Book Sale
    9:30 AM Women´s Share
       The Word Circle

Saturday, Jan 31
    Fr Tim in India
    Guatemala Book Sale
    Mardi Gras Tickets!
    Food Sunday
    Rel Goods Sale
    8:30 AM Aerobics
    4:30 PM Reconciliation
    5:30 PM Mass

Sunday, Feb 1
    4th in Ordinary Time
    Fr Tim in India
    Mardi Gras Tickets!
    CAPA Campaign
    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

Monday, Feb 2
    Fr Tim in India
    7:00 PM Boy Scouts

Tuesday, Feb 3
    Fr Tim in India
    No Daily Mass
    7:00 AM Men´s Reflection
    9:30 AM Nursing
       Home Ministry
    1:00 PM Deacon Pat´s
       Study "The Creed"
    1:00 PM Women of Grace
       Faith Study
'     7:00 PM Women of Grace
       Faith Study
    7:00 PM Play Practice
    7:00 PM Boy Scout
       Committee Meeting

Wednesday, Feb 4
    Fr Tim in India
    No Daily Mass
    10:00 AM Quilt Charmers
    6:45 PM Middle School
       Edge Night
    6:45 PM High School
       Life Teen Night

Thursday, Feb 5
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    1:00 PM Tech Classes
    6:30 PM Knight´s Council
       Dinner Meeting
    7:00 PM Prayer Shawl
       Ministry

Friday, Feb 6
    5:45 AM First Friday
       Mass
    9:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Women´s Share
       The Word Circle
    9:30 AM Adoration

Saturday, Feb 7
    8:30 AM Aerobics
    4:30 PM Reconciliation
    5:30 PM Mass
    6:30 PM Mardi Gras

Sunday, Feb 8
    4th in Ordinary Time
    Fr Tim in India
    CAPA Campaign
    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
    2:00 PM Women´s Guild
       Game Day


Lent

Lent begins this year on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18,
and ends on Thursday, April 2, followed by the Sacred Triduum, April 2-5

Click here for Lenten Regulations

 

Mardi Gras

Come celebrate with us, Saturday, Febrary 7th afte the 5:30 Mass. There will be live music, delicious food and drink, and crafts for the kids! $1.00 tickets are on sale now! (13 and under are free) Your tickets enters you in a 50/50 raffle drawing and fives you two beer/wine coupons! This is one of our Parish´s favorite community events! Hope to see you all there!

 

New Liturgical Banners and Vestments

You will notice that we have exquisite new banners and vestments for use during Ordinary Time. These beautiful pieces were made especially for us by the very talented people at Bramante Studios in Canada. About half the cost of these items was raised at last year's auction. Another sizeable amount came to us as memorial contributions in honor of Father Tim´s mother, Jeanne Hays, who passed away this past summer. Thanks to all those who contributed to make it possible for us to purchase such beautiful pieces. They certainly add a new dimension to our worship space.

 

Father Tim´s Vacation

On Friday, January 16th Father Tim will leave for India. He will return to the parish on February 5th. There will not be daily Mass, nor wednesday evening Mass, nor Catholicism 101/RCIA during his absence. His normal weekly Mass schedule will resume on Thursday, February 5th at 8:00 AM. Please pray that he has safe travels!

 

Women´s Guild Game Day

Join us for a fun afternoon of games. We will be playing Bunco, pinochle and bridge. You do not need to know how to play Bunco in order to join us, this is the easiest game to play, just roll and win. For the ladies who know and enjoy card games we´re going to set up a few tables so you can play your favorite games! Join us on Sunday, January 25th at 2:00 PM.

 

Couples Enrichment Evenings

Join us for an upcoming event centered around marriage enrichment and ballroom dancing with Angie and Jason Malone. Couples will meet for six sessions from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on Thursday nights in February and March (12th, 19th and 26th both months). Through the DVD study series, Sacred Marriage, couples can participate in a variety of ways and also learn the art of dancing, specifically the Foxtrot and East Coast swing. Author Gary Thomas uncovers how your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and each other. Cost is $20 per couple with a limit of 20 couples. Sign up on the bulletin board in the gathering space or by calling the parish office or Natalie Schroeder. For questions or scholarship assistance contact Joe or Natalie Schroeder at 467-6981.

 

Fall 2016 Pilgrimage

Fr. Tim has recently been in contact with Magi Tours,and we will be offering another pilgrimage opportunity to Italy in the fall. Dates are set are for September 29th 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 Academy 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 will be available shortly!

 

Women of Grace Faith Study Program

We are pleased to offer the Catholic women´s faith study program entitled Women of Grace, based on the book Full of Grace, Women and the Abundant Life, by Johnnette Benkovic, who hosts the Women of Grace series on EWTN. The study encourages women to explore the influence God calls her to be, and offers the spiritual tools necessary to live their lives through the growth of knowledge of our faith, scripture and spiritual life. Some of the themes this study explores are prayer, obedience, wisdom, Eucharist, renewal and courage. The cost for this study is $20 for the book and study guide. Please join us on Tuesdays, beginning February 3rd, at either 1:00 PM or 7:00 PM. You may sign up for this study in the dining room following Mass. If you have any questions, please contact Jewel Smalley at 879-3048, or Priscilla Bradley at (307) 630-0622.

 

Guatemala Book Sale

On January 31st & Feb 1 st 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. 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 will continue with his Catechism class on the Creed in February, due to a surgery he will need in January. Please keep him in your pryaers.

 

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.

 

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.

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