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



Parish Registration

July Calendar

Summer Office Hours

Memorial Day
to Labor Day

Tue – Thurs
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Worship and Liturgy Schedule

Weekend Masses
    Saturday Vigil, 5:30 PM
    Summer Sunday Mass
       Father´s Day to
       Labor Day at 9:30 AM

Weekday Masses
    Daily Morning Mass
       Tue, Wed, Thu, 8:00 AM
       Fri, 9:00 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



At A Glance

Wednesday, July 29
    Office Hours 9:00–2:00
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    10:00 AM Quilt Charmers
    7:00 PM Music Practice

Thursday, July 30
    Office Hours 9:00–2:00
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    6:30 PM Scout Mtg

Friday, July 31
    Office Closed
    9:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Women´s Share
       The Word Circle

Saturday, Aug 1
    Food Sunday
    8:00 AM Aerobics
    4:30 PM Reconciliation
    5:30 PM Mass

Sunday, Aug 2
    18th in Ordinary Time
    Food Sunday
    Blood Pressure
    9:30 AM Mass

Monday, Aug 3
    Office Closed
    7:00 PM Boy Scouts

Tuesday, Aug 4
    Office Hours 9:00–2:00
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Nursing
       Home Ministry

Wednesday, Aug 5
    Office Hours 9:00–2:00
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    10:00 AM Quilt Charmers

Thursday, Aug 6
    Office Hours 9:00–2:00
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    7:00 PM Knights´ Council
       & Dinner Meeting

Friday, August 7
    Office Closed
    9:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Women´s Share
       The Word Circle

Saturday, August 8
    8:00 AM Aerobics
    10:00 AM Craft and
       Hobby Retreat
    4:30 PM Reconciliation
    5:30 PM Mass

Sunday, August 9
    19th in Ordinary Time
    9:30 AM Mass


Annual Catholic Appeal

To date we have had $64,477 pledged of assigned goal of $77,985, which represents only 82% of our goal. We are inching closer, but we need to get to 100%! Only 36% of our families have participated to this point. Can you help us get the rest of the way?? We need all of your help!! The Annual Catholic Appeal makes it possible for us carry out our mission of energizing the Catholic faithful and communities in eastern Washington, who are united as one Church in the Diocese of Spokane.

 

Prayer for Vocations

In his letter formally appointing Fr Brian to be our Parish Administrator, Bishop Daly writes, "As you take up this new service, I pray that in and through this ministry you will grow in priestly holiness, sharing the joy and peace of the Risen Christ, His first gift to His apostles. I would also ask that you take a personal and special interest in promoting and praying for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life in our Diocese." And so we pray:

O Father, you desire all of us to be happy.
Stir up the grace of a religious vocation in the hearts
of many men and women.
Grant to them the willingness and generosity
to give of themselves, their lives, their time and their talents
to the service of Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord
and Savior, and to His Holy Church.
Amen.

 

Recycling Cabinet

You will notice that the trash cabinet in the dining room has been recommissioned and is now serving as the Recycling Cabinet. Non–recyclable trash will be collected in regular garbage cans next to the Recycling Cabinet. Please help us by using the appropriate bin when you are discarding something. Thank you!!

 

Air Conditioning!!

The long-awaited air conditioning for the sanctuary, dining room, and gathering space are about to become reality!! Fr Brian and members of the Knights of Columbus have already poured the concrete slab for the air conditioning units. Parts have been ordered and the installation will take place in the nottoo-distant future. With this installation our entire facility will have air conditioning.

 

Mary Garden

Since the new air conditioning units need to be placed where the current Mary Garden is located, it has been decided that the Mary Garden will be moved to a setting behind the church. Plans are underway to move the raised beds, build a grotto, install a water feature, and provide benches for prayer and reflection. Stay tuned for more information as this project begins to take shape.

 

eScrip Program

Want to help raise money for the St Joseph Youth Program or New Hope Resource Center? eScrip is fundraising made easy. It´s free. You can support up to three schools or nonprofits by registering store cards to earn funds for the programs you choose. You can earn money and shop online or shop locally, dine out, or book travel, and earn automatically when you shop. Thousands of merchants are giving back to help these organizations. Make sure you have registered any or all of your existing grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards to make earning automatic at more places you shop. For more information, go to www.escrip.com.

 

Catechists Needed

We are looking for outgoing, enthusiastic people to serve as teachers in our Religious Education program. Classes meet on Sunday mornings between the Masses during the school year. Curriculum and all materials are provided. Usually catechists work in teams, so you can share the work!! This is a wonderful way to have an impact on the lives of our youngest members! If you are interested, please contact Kathy Catron in the parish office.

 

Summer Schedule

The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, May 25th for the Memorial Day holiday. Beginning Tuesday, May 26th the Summer Office Hours will go into effect. The parish office will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Please be aware that our new phone system allows all phone messages to be converted to email, which are then forwarded to our personal phones. So even if we are not physically in the office, we will still be able to receive messages and respond accordingly. The summer schedule will remain in place until September 8th.

The Summer Mass schedule is as follows: (begins June 21st)
       Saturdays at 5:30 PM
       Sundays at 9:30 AM
       No Mid–Week Evening Masses
The summer Mass schedule will be in effect until September 14th.

 

Fall 2015 Pilgrimage

Father Tim has finalized arrangements with Magi Tours for another pilgrimage opportunity to Italy in the fall. Dates are set are for September 28th 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 Academia 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 are available in the gathering space as well as in the dining room. Space is limited!

 

INDIA

"SO HOW WAS INDIA?" Several people have asked about my recent trip to India, and there´s so much to share–much more than a bulletin blurb will allow, so I´ve decided to write something a bit more detailed for our parish. Click here to read the letter from Fr. Tim on India

 

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.

 


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