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



July Calendar

Office Hours
Tue – Thurs
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Worship and Liturgy Schedule

Weekends
    Saturdays, 5:30 pm
    Sundays, 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

Monday, July 21
    7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday, July 22
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    9:30 am Nursing
       Home Ministry
Wednesday, July 23
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    10:00 am Quilt Charmers
Thursday, July 24
    8:00 am Daily Mass
Friday, July 25
    9:00 am Daily Mass
    8:30 am Habitat
       For Humanity
    10:00 am Women´s
       Faith Sharing
Saturday, July 26
    4:00 pm Reconciliaion
    5:00 pm Mass
Sunday, July 27
    9:30 am Mass
Monday, July 28
    7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday, July 29
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    9:30 am Avalon Mass
    10:30 am Northpointe
       Mass
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
Monday, Aug 4
    7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday, Aug 5
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    9:30 am Nursing
       Home Ministry
    7:00 pm Boy Scout
       Committee Meeting
Wednesday, Aug 6
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    10:00 am Quilt Charmers
Thursday, Aug 7
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    7:00 pm Prayer Shawl
Friday, Aug 8
    9:00 am 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


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

 

Knights Sprague Lake Rest Stop
Cookies Are Needed!

Once again this year, the Council will be assisting motorists at both the eastbound and westbound Sprague Lake Rest Stops on Interstate 90. They will be there Fri, July 25th through Sun, July 27th from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. If you are driving I—90 that weekend, come by and say "Hi" to your fellow parishioners!

As in the past, this is a real team effort with the Knights and their wives participating at the Rest Stop itself and with the baking of over 500 dozen cookies to be given away free, along with coffee, lemonade, hot chocolate, and tea. The donations they receive for this effort go towards the many other Service Projects the Council performs during the year.

You can help the Knights by baking some cookies and bringing them to the church for us to put in the freezer for that weekend! Please seal 2 cookies in a Ziploc™–like snack size bag and then place 1 dozen cookies in a gallon size Ziploc™ bag. You can deliver them to us anytime over the next 3 weeks. The office is open Tue-Thurs 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. You can also bring them to church on the weekend and a Knight will gladly take them and put them in the freezer. Happy Baking!!

 

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