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



November 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, Dec 5th,
       9:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Rosary
    Wed, Dec 10th, 6:45 PM



At A Glance

Monday, Nov 24
    Tree of Sharing
    7:00 PM Boy Scouts
Tuesday, Nov 25
    Tree of Sharing
    7:00 AM Men´s Reflection
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Avalon Mass
    10:30 AM Northpointe
       Mass
    1:00 PM Deacon Pat´s
       Study "The Creed"
    7:00 PM Knights Officer
       & Director Meeting
Wednesday, Nov 26
    Tree of Sharing
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    10:00 AM Quilt Charmers
    6:00 PM Mid–Week Mass
    6:45 PM Parish Social
Thursday, Nov 27
    Thanksgiving
    Office Closed
    10:00 AM Mass
Friday, Nov 28
    Office Closed
    9:00 AM Mass
    9:30 AM Women´s Share
       The Word Circle
Saturday, Nov 29
    Tree of Sharing
    Christmas Card Sale
    Coffee Sale
    8:30 AM Aerobics
    4:30 PM Reconciliation
    5:30 PM Mass
Sunday, Nov 30
    Tree of Sharing
    Christmas Card Sale
    Coffee Sale
    8:30 AM Mass with CLW
    11:00 AM Mass with CLW
    5:00 PM Keep Christ
       in Christmas
Monday, Dec 1
    Tree of Sharing
    7:00 PM Boy Scouts
Tuesday, Dec 2
    Tree of Sharing
    7:00 AM Men´s Reflection
    9:30 AM Nursing
       Home Ministry
    1:00 PM Deacon Pat´s
       Study "The Creed"
    7:00 PM Parish Council
    7:00 PM Boy Scout
       Committee Meeting
Wednesday, Dec 3
    Tree of Sharing
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    10:00 AM Quilt Charmers
    6:00 PM Mid–Week Mass
    6:45 PM Middle School
       Edge Night
    6:45 PM High School
       Life Teen Night
    6:45 PM Catholicism 101
       / RCIA Classes
Thursday, Dec 4
    Tree of Sharing
    8:00 AM Daily Mass
    6:00 PM Knights
       Christmas Party
Friday, Dec 5
    Tree of Sharing
    5:45 AM First Friday
       Madd
    9:00 AM Daily Mass
    9:30 AM Women´s Share
       The Word Circle
    9:30 AM Adoration
    4:30 PM Parent
       Night Out!
Saturday, Dec 6
    Tree of Sharing
    Christmas Card Sale
    Knight's Informational
    Food Sunday
    Rel Goods Sale
    8:30 AM Aerobics
    4:30 PM Reconciliation
    5:30 PM Mass
Sunday, Dec 7
    Tree of Sharing
    Christmas Card Sale
    Knight's Informational
    Food Sunday
    Rel Goods Sale
    BP Checks
    8:30 AM Mass with CLW
    9:45 AM K–5 Classes
       Safe Environment
       Virtus Opt-Out Form
    11:00 AM Mass with CLW
    2:00 PM New Hope
       Christmas Party


 

Keep Christ in Christmas Advent Event

The holidays are a busy time with shopping, baking, decorating, and entertaining. Take one evening as a family to remember the importance of "keeping Christ in Christmas." The Knights of Columbus and the Craft and Hobby Circle of the Women´s Guild are combining their efforts this year to present an evening of Advent celebrations. On Sunday, November 30th at 5:00 PM we will gather to dedicate the outdoor Christmas tree in song and prayer . Then we will come inside to enjoy a light supper, carol singing, and the chance to assemble your own Advent wreath. Email Davida at dcondron@dioceseofspokane.org to reserve one of the Advent Wreaths to make at this year's Keep Christ in Christmas Event.

 

Thanksgiving Schedule

On Wednesday, November 26th following the regular evening Mass at 6:00 PM, the Hospitality Circle of the Women´s Guild will host a dessert social. Take a few moments to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with your parish family.

Father Tim will say Mass at 10:00 AM on Thanksgiving morning. You can put the turkey in the oven and then come to Mass!!

Father will also be saying Mass on Friday morning, November 28th at 9:00 AM.

Please be aware that the parish office is closed both Thanksgiving and the day after.

 

Parents´ Night Out

Need one night out away from the kids to finish your Christmas shopping? We have the answer for you!! The Religious Education department and the Women´s Guild are hosting a "Parents´ Night Out." Mark your calendars NOW for Friday, December 5th. Drop your kids here at church at 4:30 PM. They will be given dinner, entertained with crafts and games, and even enjoy a movie. Pick them up by 8:30 PM. The cost? FREE!! Sign up in your kids´ classrooms as soon as possible. Call Kathy Catron at 466–4991 or email her at kcatron@dioceseofspokane.org to reserve your spot, if you have questions, or would like to help. We are looking for several youth ages 13 and over to help be station leaders.

 

Touching Safety Program

Elementary Parents,

In the Diocese´s ongoing efforts to keep kids safe, we teach a Touching Safety session in your child´s class once a year. This year the class will be taught December 7, 2014. We use The National Catholic Risk Retention Group´s Virtus Touching Safety Program.

On the RE K-5 page is an explanation of the Touching Safety Program (also found on www.virtus.org/virtus/touchingsafetyprogram.cfm). Your children will be doing Lessons 2 and 3 this year. We go on a three-year cycle so that every three years they will move into a higher grade level and learn more information that is age appropriate.

After having read the information, should you wish your child to not participate, please fill out the attached opt-out form and give it to your students´ teachers Sunday, bring it into the office or email it to dcondron@dioceseofspokane.org.

 

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.

 

New Hope Christmas Wreath Sale

New Hope Resource Center will again be taking orders for Christmas wreaths. The wreaths sell for $16 each, $6 of which goes to New Hope to help their clients with energy bills, buy gas for their vehicles so that they can make it to medical appointments, or for assistance during a crisis. The wreaths will be on sale in the gathering space following all the Masses this weekend, Nov 8-9 as well as next weekend, Nov 15-16. The wreaths will be available for pickup here at St Joseph after December 2nd.

 

Knights of Columbus Christmas Card Sale

The Knights of Columbus will once again be selling their beautiful Christmas cards following all the Masses beginning November 15th. The sale will continue until December 7th. These cards are beautifully made and all portray a religious message. Remember, Jesus is the reason for the season!!

 

Advent Day of Recollection

On Saturday, December 13th Father Tim will present an Advent Day of Recollection beginning at 10:00 AM. The day will include prayer, reflection, an educational presentation, and lunch. The retreat will end by 2:00 PM. This is a wonderful way to take a bit of time away from the hustle and bustle of the season and focus on the real meaning of Advent and Christmas. Contact the parish office for more information.

 

Parish Reconciliation Service

The Parish Reconciliation Service in preparation for Christmas is scheduled for Tuesday, December 9th at 7:00 PM. Several priests from around the diocese will be here to help Father Tim hear confessions.

 

Summit View Tree of Sharing Project

Once again, the Youth Group of our parish has taken on the Summit View Tree of Sharing project. Summit View is an apartment building sponsored by Catholic Charities. These low income families look forward to this service project all year. You will notice that the Tree of Sharing is up in the lobby. As a parish, we adopt the entire apartment building and provide Christmas gifts for everyone, as well as food vouchers. Some tags are for items needed to host the party at Summit View. Please take a tag (or two) and help the teens of the parish put all these gifts together. Every tag represents one gift item. Gifts need to be wrapped and returned to church ter than Sunday, December 7th. Please make sure to attach the original tag to the outside of the wrapped package. Thank you in advance for your generous support of this service project!! If you have questions, you may call the parish office at 466-4991 or Mary Bloom at 465-4540. The Summit View Party is scheduled for Saturday, December 13th from noon until 3:00 PM.

 

Technology Classes Coming Soon!!

Davida Condron, who has an Associate´s Degree in Information Science, will be presenting a series of computer classes for the "technologically–challenged." Beginning Thursday, Dec 4th at 1:00 PM, Davida will teach such things as: Lingo Basics, cleaning your computer, saving and sending pictures, using your I-Pad, Facebook, and using your smart phone. There is no charge for these classes. Everyone is welcome, bring your equipment and your questions! This will be a hands on class!

 

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