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Wednesday March 11th St Patrick’s @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday March 18th St Francis @ 3:30 pm
Wednesday March 25th Assumption @ 6:00 pm
Note: On these dates confessions at St. Patrick’s @ 4:30 pm are cancelled
Catholics confront global poverty – initiated by CRS and US Conference of Bishops, was the theme as hundreds of Catholic leaders met in Washington DC Feb. 10 as part of the 2015 Catholic Social Ministry gathering. They urged members of Congress to “care for people who are poor and vulnerable, such as Iraqi and Syrian refugees facing a harsh winter to promote a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine, and prioritize the eradication of poverty.” Add your voice by e-mailing your Senators and Congress woman.
Fellowship and Service will be held on March 6 at Central Christian Church, 66 S. Palouse, Walla Walla. A fellowship time with refreshments will begin at 10:30 am. The prayer service will begin at 11:00 am and end by noon. All members of the community are invited. It is sponsored by Church Women United (CWU).
With Vatican II we once again began to look at baptism as a sacrament to be celebrated in the midst of the assembly, that is, in the context of the whole community. For practical purposes the baptismal font was placed up front so the assembly could see the action. However, newer church buildings are being constructed with the font near the entrance, and within sight of the assembly, so that the symbolism of coming into the church through the waters of baptism is once again evident.
At the same time, with the font at the entrance to the church, it makes the many small fonts unnecessary, and allows us to bless ourselves with the water from the font, a closer connection to our own baptism. Each time we bless ourselves this way, it can be a conscious renewal of our baptismal commitment and an affirmation of our right and duty to worship as part of the Body of Christ called by God into an assembled people.
Soup and Fish Fry’s – Meals will be served 4:30 – 7:00pm. @ St. Francis. The first meal will be served February 20.
Hungering for the Journey: Join our parish community and more than 13,000 Catholic communities across the United States – in a life-changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your rice bowl from the foyer of the church this coming week, the first week of Lent. You can download the CRS Rice Bowl app. Remember your Lenten sacrifices change lives. The coins and bills we save by eating simpler meals help us remember to share, and really add up when we participate as a community to help those in need all over the world.
In all 82 parishes and missions in the diocese of Spokane this is ACA Commitment Sunday. By now every household in the parish has received mailings from our diocese and our pastor, asking for our participation in the ACA 1025. May each of us respond to these requests to contribute generously. Please remember that the ACA funds several important ministries and administrative needs of our Diocese. As part of our Catholic family, St. Francis exercises its shared responsibility for assuring the continuation of the mission entrusted to us by Christ. The participation of every household is critically important. Please prayerfully read the information you have received and respond generously. You may bring your envelopes to Mass and place in the collection basket or mail directly. Please make checks payable to Annual Catholic Appeal 2015.
February 20 – Fr. Ron Rolheiser’s Keeping the Paschal Mystery: 5- 7 pm in the John of the Cross room. This is a wonderful way to begin your Lenten faith formation. Discussion and a simple soup meal to follow the dvd.
February 19th – Reflect on the Sunday readings: come join others as we journey through Lent by reading, discussing and reflecting on the Sunday readings. We will meet Thursdays 1-3pm. in the John of the Cross room. Open to all. Contact Sue Logsdon for more information.
February 24th – Tuesday morning Bible study group will continue to meet 9:30am.-10:45am. in the John of the Cross room. Leo Lapke will be leading the group. The topic will be decided at the Feb. 24th meeting. Returning and new participants are welcome to attend.
March 20 & 27 – Fr. Robert Barron’s dvd – Priest Prophet and King: 5 – 7 pm in the John of the Cross room – The three marks of Jesus. Discussion and a simple meal will follow the dvd.
St. Francis is looking for someone to play the piano and/or organ with the choir at the 4:00p.m. Mass on Saturdays. If anyone is interested please contact the parish office. 525-1663
In today’s second reading, St. Paul urges the Corinthians to “do all for the glory of God.” If we follow that advice in everything we do, we cannot help but be good stewards!
4:00 pm St. Patrick’s – English
5:30 pm Assumption – English
7:00 pm St. Francis – English
7:00 pm St. Patrick’s – Spanish
7:00 am St. Francis – English
8:30 am Assumption – English
12:10 pm St. Patrick’s – English
6:00 pm Assumption – English
6:00 pm St. Patrick’s – Spanish
7:30 pm St. Patrick’s – Spanish