The Tri-Parish garden is winding down and we need to take up the slack! Please remember to shop for a little extra and bring it to church on any Sunday. Remember too that your check donation in the large white envelopes, available in the church, allows the food bank to purchase at a volume discount what they need most.
Catholic Daughters will meet Tuesday, September 9, at St. Patrick in the John of the Cross room. Rosary at 6:30 PM. Come meet our new court. All women of the parish are invited to join. Ferraro’s fresh biscotti and cheesecake will be served. Call Sharon 525-3120.
Fr. Robert Barron’s Catholicism Series will begin Tuesday, September 23 at 9:30 am in the St. John Room. Come join this 12 part DVD and discussion group to learn more about the faith. For more information contact Bob at 529-7078.
Olivewood carvings will be available to purchase after masses on September 6th and 7th. The proceeds are to support Christian Catholic families in the Holy Land, since it is the major source of income for them. More than 75 families in Bethlehem hand carved these items. They are very beautiful and unique items (Nativities, Crucifixes, Rosaries, Statues, etc.).
Please join us in studying the Oremus “Let’s Pray” series to foster an “effective & fruitful prayer life.” Kids are always welcome. Meeting is Friday, September 19 at 9:30 am in the Assumption parish hall. Contact Helen at 540-0521 or email@example.com for more information.
If you are interested in working for a morning or afternoon shift one day a week, please contact Michelle at 529-3377.
The next Tri-Parish Senior Potluck Luncheon will be Thursday, September 18th at St. Francis in the parish hall beginning at 11:30 AM. The speaker will be Deacon Jim Barrow on “Second Chances in Surprising Places.” Please bring a salad or main dish to share. Table service, beverages and desserts are provided. All seniors and those who assist them are welcome.
Tuesday, September 16, Bishop Cupich will host another one-hour live edition from noon to 1 PM on Sacred Heart Radio, KTTO 970 AM in Spokane. Please call with questions and comments and interaction with Bishop Cupich 509-327-3695.
In today’s second reading, St. Paul exhorts the Romans to total stewardship. Brothers and sisters, he urges, “…offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.”
Fr. Pedro, Fr. Brian and Fr. David will be out of town on September 2nd, 3rd and 4th for the annual presbyteral assembly of all our diocesan priests. There will be communion services these days and no confessions on Wednesday. If you have an emergency and need a priest please call St. Francis in Milton-Freewater at 1-541-938-5436.
The homeless Housing and Assistance Act was passed by the legislature in 2005, with the goal of reducing homelessness by 50% statewide and in each county by 2015. The Act added a surcharge to certain documents. The Funding from the surcharge is available for local housing and homeless assistance programs. Presently the surcharge is $40, but the law contains sunset provisions reducing the surcharge to $30 in 2015 and to $10 in 2017.
Feed America reports forty nine million Americans, or one out of seven people, are food insecure. Of this number, 12 million are children and 7 million are seniors. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food. Please remember to bring a food item to church or use the large white envelopes for your check donation.
Holy Family School Foundation in Clarkston, WA is presenting “Sister Strikes Again; Late Nite Catechism 2.” This very funny professional theater production which will be on September 13. For Tickets got to www.entertainmentevents.com.
Walla Walla Catholic Schools would like your help working at our two food booths at the Fair August 27-31. Please stop by our booths and buy some yummy pizza, salads, pasta, burgers, and more or volunteer by going to this website: http://vols.pt/XRKmPN
Are you interested in becoming a Catholic? Do you know someone who is? Are you a baptized Catholic who has not received the Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and/or Confirmation? Are you a Catholic who is interested in learning more about your faith? Then you may be interested in the Tri-Parish (St. Francis, St. Patrick and Assumption) Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). The sessions will be held on Thursdays in the John of the Cross Room at St. Patrick Parish Hall, beginning Thursday, September 4th, 2014, at 6:30 pm. If you wish to register or have questions, please contact David Carey at 526-6933.
For more information on RCIA, please click here.
There is someone in need of a ride to come to the 10 am Mass. If you live close to Plaza Way and would like to help this person come to Mass, please call the parish office at 525-1602. Thank you!
Middle School Youth ministry grades 6-8 – Fr. David Gaines 525-1602. The Middle School youth ministry program will begin soon.
High School Youth ministry grades 9-12 – Fr. David Gaines, 525-1602 – meets every Sunday evenings at
6:00pm. Will begin soon.
Sacramental Preparation for youth – Carmen Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org, 386-1246
For information on learning these methods of family planning approved by the Catholic church please contact Kathy Martuscelli, 529-1020 or Scott and Valerie Desomber – 509-524-8000