Holy Week Mass Schedule

Holy Thursday
5:30 PM St. Francis – English
7:00 PM Assumption – English
7:00 PM St. Patrick – Bilingual

Good Friday
3:00 PM St. Francis – English
6:00 PM St. Patrick – English
7:00 PM Assumption – English
7:30 PM St. Patrick – Spanish

Easter Vigil
7:30 PM St. Francis – English
7:30 PM St. Patrick – English
8:00 PM Assumption – English
10:30 PM St. Patrick – Spanish

Easter Sunday
Masses as usual

Stewardship Reflection: April 20th Easter Sunday

Very early in the morning after the Sabbath, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body with precious oils. The reward of this good and conscientious steward was to be among the first to know that Jesus had been raised from the dead! Alleluia!

Catholic Daughters—A Mad Hatter Tea Party

April 26, at 11:30 am in St. Pat’s Blanchet Hall. Tickets, $15. All proceeds benefit charities of Walla Walla. Hats are optional, but prizes will be given out for the best hats. Ginny, 522-3470 or Kay, 876-2351.

Assumption parish Library has just acquired 50 CDs

Our parish Library has just acquired 50 CDs from Lighthouse Catholic Media. They cover a wide spectrum of our Catholic faith from many of the Church’s most prominent apologists and clergy. Many thanks to Patti Konen, who contributed these CDs.

Marian Celebration at Assumption

Marian Celebration at Assumption on May 3rd, 9-1 pm. Presentation on Mary by Fr. David; A Living Rosary. Mass, with Crowning of the Blessed Mother, followed by a potluck luncheon. Everyone is welcome.

CRS RICE BOWL – Alleluia!

During the past six weeks, our parish community has prayed, fasted and given alms with a special focus on the poorest members of our global community. Our lives were touched by stories from Kenya, Guatemala, The Philippines, Malawi, Haiti and the United States. Through our Lenten prayers and donations we have touched the lives of millions of people served by Catholic Relief Services, our representative to the poorest communities in the world. Please return your Rice Bowl next week and place it in the collection basket during offertory. Thank you for your generosity.

Know, Love & Serve Results: St. Patrick

The following are the top 5 DREAMS (Goals) that St. Patrick parishioners (English) identified in their survey and the parish event for Know, Love & Serve.

1) Parish Community i.e. active welcoming committee, more parish social events

2) Education/Faith Formation – provide a vibrant k – 12 Rel. Ed./youth ministry, active spiritual formation for adults, continue to support Catholic school education,

3) Outreach become a community that is more aware of our responsibility to Catholic Social Teaching,

4) Collaborative Leadership dream of pastoral/clerical leadership working with laity, hire a lay parish administrator to free up the pastor, strengthen parish committees, transparent and clear a communication between committees, clergy and to parishioners.

5) Liturgy & Worship – have life-giving liturgies i.e. – celebrants with a charism to enhance worship, who give clear and loud homilies that relate all age groups, vibrant music, Liturgy Committee, training for all liturgical ministers, encourage more liturgical volunteers.

Meet Other Mothers

Is an opportunity for mothers to meet other Catholic moms who are committed to faith, family, motherhood and service to our community. Mothers meet each first Friday of the month at 9:30am in the Assumption Parish Hall to discuss Dr. Kevin Vost’s book “Unearthing Your Ten Talents” and to socialize. Children are always welcome. For more info contact Helen Didelius at 540-0521 or helendidelius@yahoo.com.

Annual Catholic Appeal: St. Francis

At the present time the Annual Catholic appeal 2014 is being conducted in all 82 parishes and missions in the Diocese of Spokane. The goal for our parish this year is $32,031. The most recent report indicates that 38.78% of our parish’s households have responded with 41.56% of our goal. With a total donated to date of $13,313.00 A “Thank You” to those who have contributed to this year’s Appeal. May each of the remaining households respond as generously to Bishop Cupich’s appeal for participation in the ACA 2014. The success of this year’s Appeal is critical to carrying out the mission of the church. Please remember that the ACA supports several important ministries and administrative needs of our Diocese. We Need Your Help!

Stewardship Reflection: April 13th, Palm Sunday

“The Lord God has given me a well-trained tongue, that I may know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them,” says Isaiah in today’s first reading. The gifts God has given us are likewise given for the good of others. How am I using my gifts?

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Speak to your child or youth about how to protect themselves against abuse, how to report it and how YOU, as parents, grandparents, or concerned citizens can prevent it from happening. For more information go to the Diocesan Web Site – dioceseofspokane.org, and look under ‘Protecting Our Children’ for more information.