Join us on Sunday, June 11th at 11:30AM in the Assumption Parish Hall. Tracy Gyllenhammer, the area coordinator for the diocese of Spokane, will be present in the Assumption Hall (after 10:30am Mass) and available to answer any questions about the New Woman’s Ministry. All are welcome! For more information, call a local contact: Lisa Mckeirnan-301-8071 Jacquie Roach-520-7737 or Elaine Bluhm -386-5434.
Our parish code is CE6DCX. Watch on formed.org!
Thank you to all of you who advertise in our bulletin! Your sponsorship makes it possible for us to print our bulletin, in color, at no cost to our parishes! Make sure and visit those establishments and thank them with your patronage. If YOU would like to advertise in our bulletins call Jaime at the Catholic Printery at 509-388-6362.
Have you been wanting to take a weekly hour of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament?
We have 2 openings (and others need a second adorer.)
- Thursday evening: 11 – 12 PM
- Friday morning: 6:00 – 7:00 AM
Contact one of us and we will get you signed up.
A sad farewell to Fr. Ratuiste and Fr. Kuttner, and a warm welcome to Fr. Smedley and Fr. Soler from the Serra Club of the Blue Mountains. Wonderful contributions to the spiritual life in our parish and schools are always made when priests come to us. How grateful we are for their pastoral care; their holy vocation. We pray for each one of them, that their faith journey with Christ may continue to be be strengthened by the Holy Spirit, and filled with confidence and peace. May the blessings of Almighty God be upon them now and forever.
Thank you for your support of our vocation ministry!
Have a beautiful and safe summer.
The DeSales Class of 2017 is ready to conquer the world! Congratulations, Good Luck, and God Bless!
- Andrew Anderson, University of Idaho, Forestry and Recreation Management
- Katie Ankrom, WSU, Electrical Engineering and Business Management
- Kaylee Brown, Columbia Basin College, Special Ed with Minor in Health/Phys Ed, playing Softball
- Max Buckley, EWU, Computer Science
- Patrick Elmenhurst, WWCC, EMT Training
- Shawn Fazzari, WWCC, Diesel Technology
- Alicia Haider, Gonzaga University, Pre-Medicine, Human Physiology, French Minor
- Hannah Klein, WWCC, Undeclared (plans to pursue singing, music, vocal performance)
- Jake Kohler, WWCC, Water Ecology
- Celeste Langley, WWCC, Pre-Vet Studies
- Zachary Leahy, Carroll College, Business and Management, playing Football
- Natalia Maiuri, WWCC, AA in 1 year (beginning in summer school), then transfer to MSU, Nursing
- Leslie Munoz, University of Washington, Zoology, Animal Science, Oceanography
- Daniel Ness, EWU, Engineering
- Skylar Olson, Gonzaga University, Biology Major, Minor in Business, Pre-Med
- Allison Smith, EWU, Chemistry, Mathematics, STEM
- Chandler Siedler, EWU, BS in Technology/Construction, Minor in Criminal Justice
- Hannah Teklemariam, WWCC, Nursing
Congratulations! All of our parishes made their goals for the ACA!
Pope Francis: “A way has to be found to enable everyone to benefit from the fruits of the earth, and not simply to close the gap between the affluent and those who must be satisfied with the crumbs falling from the table, but above all to satisfy the demands of justness, fairness, and respect for every human being.”
Guatemala Mission: Last Sunday, June 4, supporters of the Guatemala Mission, talked about what a big difference the support of St. Patrick’s, St. Francis, and Assumption churches, along with other churches in the Diocese of Spokane, have made in the lives of the Mayan Indians living in Nahuala, Solala, Guatemala. Saturday, June 10, they spoke at the evening Masses. Dr. Joe & Donna Wujek, Dr. Pat & Lisa Sharkey, Chris Pinney, & Don Schwehr, have volunteered there; our financial support has made possible a pre-school, religious education, a radio station, emergency disaster relief, medical assistance, and helped support Father Baronti, seminarians, an elementary school, etc. In order to be able to continue our support, more contributions are needed. In the pews are envelopes with a pledge form attached. Please consider making a life-changing monthly or quarterly pledge for an amount of your choice. Leave your pledge in the baskets at entrances to the churches.
At 11:30 am Sunday, June 11, at Assumption, President of the Guatemala Commission from Spokane, Patt Perlman will present a power point and slide show about the people and projects of the Mission. Refreshments! All are invited!
PREPARES: Also speaking Sunday, June 11, 11:30 at Assumption, will be Tracy Gyllenhammer from Catholic Charities in Spokane. “PREPARES…provides services to pregnant women, fathers, and their families by walking the journey from the conception to their child’s fifth birthday.”
A beautiful quilt will be raffled off in June to benefit the Guatemala Mission. The quilt will be on display at Assumption and St. Francis, June 10,11 and at St. Pat’s, June 25.
Rice Bowl Update: St. Francis collected a total of $227.54 for a grand total from the 3 parishes of $1577.80! Those all over the world in need of a hand up because of difficult circumstances, thank you!
Carpenters needed to help make huts for the homeless: The WW Alliance for the Homeless needs volunteers to help build snowproof huts. Contact Beth Call, 529-0216, email@example.com. Donations to help buy materials are also most welcome, WWAH, PO Box 3431, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
BMAC Mobile Food Bank: July 13, 5-7 pm, bagging, 3 pm. Assumption parking lot. NEEDED: volunteers, awnings for shade. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Tri-Parish Garden: Contact email@example.com to volunteer.
Immigration & Refugee Legal Services: Call Catholic Charities, 509-455-4961, to make an appointment. Also Wendy Hernandez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 525-2034.
St. Ephrem was a Poet, teacher, orator, and defender of the faith. Ephrem is the only Syrian recognized as a doctor of the Church. He took upon himself the special task of opposing the many false doctrines rampant at his time, always remaining a true and forceful defender of the Catholic Church. Born in Nisibis, Mesopotamia, he was baptized as a young man and became famous as a teacher in his native city. When the Christian emperor had to cede Nisibis to the Persians, Ephrem fled as a refugee to Edessa, along with many other Christians. He is credited with attracting great glory to the biblical school there. He was ordained a deacon but declined becoming a priest. Although he was not a man of great scholarship, his works reflect deep insight and knowledge of the Scriptures. It is said that his poetic account of the Last Judgment inspired Dante. He wrote hymns against the heretics of his day. He would take the popular songs of the heretical groups and using their melodies, compose beautiful hymns embodying orthodox doctrine.
Ephrem became one of the first to introduce song into the Church’s public worship as a means of instruction for the faithful. His many hymns have earned him the title “Harp of the Holy Spirit.” Ephrem preferred a simple, austere life, living in a small cave overlooking the city of Edessa. It was here that he died around 373. franciscanmedia.org
Christ has Risen! Truly He has risen!
“When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them.“ The fire from heaven descended upon the disciples on the fiftieth day following Christ’s resurrection.
The word “Pentecost” is derived from the Greek word meaning “fifty.” Hence the name of today’s feast. The visible fire, of course, was simply an external manifestation of the invisible gift that kindled the hearts of the faithful—the Holy Spirit. When Christ ascended into heaven, he promised his disciples saying: “Behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” This promise is fulfilled in the gift of the Holy Spirit. Through the gift of the Spirit the Divine Presence of Christ comes to dwell in the soul of the believer.
The outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost is often considered to be the true birthday of the Church. Though many blessings had been bestowed upon the disciples by Christ before that day, the fullness of his gift was only made present with the descent of the Holy Spirit. Three effects are clearly seen blossoming forth from this Gift in the life of the Church.
First, at Pentecost, the once timid and fearful disciples who had hidden in the upper room are filled with “power from on high” and boldly proclaim the Gospel throughout the world. They embrace hardship, torture, and death. In this way the message of truth reaches all peoples, inviting them into union with Christ through his mystical body, the Church.
The Spirit not only inspires the faithful to proclaim the Gospel and union with Christ; it also effects this union. The Apostles and their successors, by anointing and the laying on of hands, impart the gift of the Holy Spirit to those who accept faith in Christ. This gift of the Holy Spirit makes us one and makes us members of the mystical body of Christ, the Church.
In addition to forming the Church and strengthening believers in proclaiming the Gospel, the Holy Spirit is also our pledge of eternal life. As the great St. Augustine said: “There is no gift of God more excellent that this. It alone distinguishes the sons of the eternal kingdom and the sons of eternal perdition.” The Spirit is a purifying fire that transforms us from within. He makes us sons and daughters of the Most High.
As sons and daughters of God, we then join together in prayer and praise, taking for our own the beautiful hymn Veni, Creator Spiritus: “Come, Holy Ghost, come, from thy bright heav’nly throne; come, take possession of our souls, and make them all thine own!”
Praise be Jesus Christ, now and forever!
Cristo ha resucitado! Verdaderamente El ha resucitado!
“Cuando se llegó el tiempo de Pentecostés, todos estaban reunidos en un solo lugar. Y de repente se oyó un gran ruido que venia del cielo como una ráfaga de viento fuerte, que llenó la casa entera en donde estaban. Después se les aparecieron lenguas como de fuego que se posaron en cada uno de ellos.” Este fuego del cielo descendió sobre los discipulos en el cincuenta dia después de la resurrección de Cristo.
Este dia cincuenta es de donde viene el nombre de la fiesta de hoy. Pentecostés se deriva de la palabra Griega que quiere decir ‘cincuenta.’ El fuego visible, fue simplemente una manifestación externa del regalo invisibleque encendia los corazones de los fieles—el Espiritu Santo. Cuando Cristo ascendió al cielo, el prometió a sus discipulos diciendo: “Yo estaré con ustedes hasta el fin de los tiempos.” Esta promesa se cumple en el regalo del Espiritu Santo. Por medio del regalo del Espiritu la Divina Presencia de Cristo viene a morar en las almas de los creyentes.
La efusión del Espiritu es seguido considerada de ser el verdadero nacimiento de la Iglesia. Aunque les fueron otorgadas muchas bendiciones a los discipulos por Cristo hasta este punto, la plenitude de su regalo se hace presente únicamente con la venida del Espiritu Santo. Hay tres efectos que se pueden ver claramente con el florecimiento de este regalo en la vida de la Iglesia.
Primero, en Pentecostés, los discipulos que alguna vez fueron timidos y tenian miedo que se escondian en el cuarto de la azotea, ahora están llenos del “poder de arriba” y proclaman valientemcnete el Evangelio en todo el mundo. Ellos aceptaron privaciones, tortura, y muerte. De esta manera el mensaje de la verdad alcanzaria a todos los pueblos, invitándolos a la union con Cristo por medio de su cuerpo mistico, la Iglesia.
El Espiritu no solamente impulsa a los fieles a proclamar el Evangelio y a la union con Cristo, también designa esta union. Los apostoles y sus sucesores, por medio de la unción y la imposición de manos imparten el regalo del Espiritu a aquellos que aceptan la fe en Cristo. Es este regalo del Espiritu que nos hace uno. El Espiritu nos hace miembros del cuerpo mistico de Cristo, la Iglesia.
En adición a formar la Iglesia y fortalecer a los creyentes para la proclamación del Evangelio, el Espiritu Santo es también nuestra promesa de vida eterna. Como el Gran San Agustin dijo: No hay regalo de Dios más excelente que este. Solamente El spuede distinguir los hijos del reino eterno y los hijos de la perdición eterna.” El Espiritu, mucho más que que una mera cubierta externa, es un fuego purificador que nos transforma desde adentro. El nos hace no solo de apariencia, sino en realidad, hijos e hijas del Altisimo.
Como hijos e hijas de Dios, nos unimos en oración y alabanza, tomando como nuestro este hermoso himno: “Ven Espiritu Santo, Creador, Ven, baja de tu trono celestial; ven, toma posesión de nuestras almas, y haznos todos tuyos!”
Alabado sea Jesucristo, ahora y por siempre!
IT’S A PARISH CLEANING PARTY!
At Assumption Parish on June 10, 8 am -12 noon
Come and join in the fun and help clean our church, hall & garden.
Everyone is welcome!
Justin never ended his quest for religious truth even when he converted to Christianity after years of studying various pagan philosophies. As a young man, he was principally attracted to the school of Plato. However, he found that the Christian religion answered the great questions about life and existence better than the philosophers. Upon his conversion he continued to wear the philosopher’s mantle, and became the first Christian philosopher. He combined the Christian religion with the best elements in Greek philosophy. In his view, philosophy was a pedagogue of Christ, an educator that was to lead one to Christ. Justin is known as an apologist, one who defends in writing the Christian religion against the attacks and misunderstandings of the pagans. Two of his so-called apologies have come down to us; they are addressed to the Roman emperor and to the Senate. For his staunch adherence to the Christian religion, Justin was beheaded in Rome in 165.
A quote from Justin Martyr, “Let it be understood that those who are not found living as He taught are not Christian – even though they profess with the lips the teaching of Christ.”
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Our parish code is CE6DCX
- “Bread Run Drivers” needed Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Must have a valid drivers license.
- Weekend Breakfast and Dinner Hosts (food handler card required)
- Breakfast Cook every Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m.
- Childcare workers (Wednesday and Thursday mornings)
Please call Jeannette Regalado, Volunteer & Donor Relations, at (509) 525-7153 ext. 114.
June 23rd-24th at the Diocesan Retreat Center at Powell Butte. This event is gathering women from all over the NW region to celebrate our beautiful faith and our sisterhood in Christ. This year we have three nationally renowned speakers coming to be with us.
- Sr. Maria Gemma, Mary Mother of the Eucharist
- Heather Renshaw, writer of realcatholicmom.com
- Kelly Wahlquist, author, evangelist, creator of Women In the New Evangelization (WINE), from MI
Ticket price is $50, and includes three meals. Tickets much be purchased by June 12th. There will be adoration, mass with Bishop Carey, opportunity for confession, and a marketplace full of Catholic vendors and information. Visit our website at www.nwcwomen.com to learn more and register.
Assumption School is hosting three summer camps to keep the children’s minds busy!
Art Camp: Time to expand your child’s creative mind! Tuesday – Thursday, June 20-22 in the Assumption Art Room. Grades K-2, 9-10:30am; Grades 3-5, 11am-12:30pm; Grades 6-8, 2-3:30pm. Cost is $45 per child. Call Jennifer Hilbert to sign up: 509-301-5201.
Reading/Math Camp: Brush up on reading & math skills and Have Fun Too! Wednesday – Friday, July 19-21 at Assumption School. Kindergarten (incoming 1st), 10am-Noon; 1st Grade (incoming 2nd), 8am-10am; 2nd Grade (incoming 3rd), 1-3pm. Cost is $50 per child. Call Brenda Shields (509-525-0914) or Joann Williams (509-529-8347) to sign up.
Science Camp: This camp is full of hands-on science fun! Monday – Wednesday, July 31-August 2. Grades K-2,
9-11:30am; Grades 3-5, 12:30-3pm. Cost is $75 per child. Call Julie Brinson at 509-525-1371 or 509-301-5051 to
For the K of C Tri-Parish Barbecue and Pool Party at DeSales on Friday June 23rd.
The BBQ will begin at 5PM. Please bring a salad (last name A-M) or a dessert (last name N-Z) in a disposable container, if possible. Table seating is limited so please bring lawn chairs.
The fun moves to the new Memorial Pool that is reserved from 6:30PM until 8:30PM for our event.