Margaret, from her earliest years, lived a penitential life exhibiting an extraordinary devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. In 1671, she was received into the Visitation order at Paray-le-Monial. She had visits from our Lord beginning in 1674. He expressed sadness over the lukewarmness of the vast majority of the practicing faithful. On His third apparition, He exposed His heart saying:“Behold this Heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming itself, in order to testify its love. In return, I receive from the greater part only ingratitude, by their irreverence and sacrileges, and by the coldness and contempt they have for me in this sacrament of love.” During the next 13 months, Christ appeared to her at intervals. His human heart was to be the symbol of his divine-human love. By her own love Margaret Mary was to make up for the coldness and ingratitude of the world—by frequent and loving Holy Communion, especially on the first Friday of each month, and by an hour’s vigil of prayer every Thursday night in memory of his agony in Gethsemane. He also asked that a feast of reparation be instituted. Excerpts from Franciscanmedia.com
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Walla Walla Tri-Parish
ALL SAINTS’ DAY CELEBRATION
Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 6:00-9:00 PM
St. Patrick Catholic Parish
Saints’ Party will follow after Mass, bring the whole family!
GAMES, MUSIC, PRIZES, FOOD, FELLOWSHIP & PRAYER, BEST SAINT COSTUME CONTEST! TRUNK-OR-TREATING.
We need Candy donations! To contribute, leave candy in the back of any of the three parishes in the designated box. Thank you!
Tri-Parish DATE NIGHT! The next one is Saturday, October 21 at 6:30 pm at Assumption Hall. This is a new marriage enrichment ministry for ALL engaged and married couples. Childcare and food will be provided. For questions contact Jeremy and Annie Guest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELP WANTED: The DATE NIGHT Committee is looking for adults and any middle school and high school students who would be interested in helping with childcare for our monthly date night. Please contact Courtney Scott if you are interested in helping at email@example.com.
Did you miss the Ministry Fair? We missed you! Come find out more about the Serra ministry on Wednesday, October 25th. Fr. Soler will lead a retreat at St. Francis Parish Hall, helping us understand more about discernment of vocations as well as his priestly vocation. The evening begins at 6:30 with a light potluck dinner. Doors open at 6:15. Everyone is welcome.
Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Latin) is offered on the last Sunday of each month. Join us Sunday, October 29th at 5:00 pm at St Patrick Catholic Church in Walla Walla. www.usccb.org/prayerand- worship/the-mass/extraordinary-form/
Hope Medical is a pro-life community medical clinic in Kennewick. We provide pregnancy testing and ultrasounds free of charge. Soon, we will start offering STI testing and treatment. We are in need of your prayers, donations and volunteered time. For more information or to donate and sign up as a volunteer, please go to our website at HopeMedicalWA.com or call us at 509-396-7737.
Contact the Grand Knight; Chris Grasso at 509-520-0815. Knights of Columbus. First Degree Wednesday, October 18th at 6:30. Candidates should arrive at 6 pm at Columbus Hall. Please consider becoming a member of the Michael Flohr Council. We can do even more with your help. Please contact Chris Grasso at 509 520 0815 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit www.koc766.org
Please Join us this Sunday, October 15th at St Patrick’s Blanchet Hall at 6:30 PM.
Sundays in October At St Patrick’s from 6:30 – 8 PM.
The retreat is October 29th at Assumption.
In its mother’s womb, a tiny baby grows, explores the waters, and talks with the angel who is there.
These gentle illustrations and wise words tell the story of that baby and the angel in the waters . . . a story that will delight all young children, because the journey from conception to birth is their story, too.
Something for everyone at FORMED.ORG
Our Parish Code is CE6DCX
The Tuesday night Rosary group will no longer be meeting. Please join us at the Tri-Parish Family Rosary and potluck on the First Friday of every month at 5:30. at St Patrick’s Blanchet hall. The next one is November 3.
A huge thank you to Sr Helen for arranging the speaker for our Senior Luncheon. Deacon Jim spoke on “Peace Be With You”. Thank you, Deacon Jim! And thank you to all who helped with the luncheon.
Also, Thanks to all of our parishioners who donated items for our Newborn Baby Baskets.
Your generosity is much appreciated.
On the 26th of October, we will be attending the Scary Corn Maze. There is NO non-scary evening so just a heads up, it will be SCARY! If you don’t want to get scared but still want to hang out, there is usually a bonfire outside and we’ll have snacks and maybe some sing-alongs. So bring a chair and an instrument if you’d like.
Why do we pray for our loved ones who have died? Not everyone who dies goes to purgatory. Those who do make it to purgatory, have died in the state of grace. They are the children of God, who before death, were guilty of venial sins or have failed to do sufficient penance for sins already forgiven. They may still have some attachment to sin, but they die in a state of friendship with God. Purgatory is not an opportunity where the unrepentant can avoid hell or a last chance to choose heaven. Instead it is a last stop for purification to prepare for heaven. In Revelation 21:27, God tells us that “nothing imperfect can enter heaven”. How many people do you know that are perfect? Pray for your loved ones just in case… and learn more about purgatory here.
We are implementing an exciting new school-wide program this year. Virtues in Practice is a program for children in grades pre-kindergarten through eight to grow in virtues and see the virtues as concrete expressions of their Catholic faith. It is set up in such a way that the whole school studies the same virtue each month, to provide a whole-school (and at home, whole-family) focus.
Each month, the children learn about the same virtue, but primary, intermediate, and middle school students learn about different saints that exemplify the virtue. In this way, students who are in the program throughout their elementary school career will have a basic introduction to a virtue at the primary level with one saint, cover the same virtue again in more detail at the intermediate level with a different saint, and delve into a deeper meaning of the virtue at the middle school level with a third saint.
Eternal rest grant unto them oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them!
You will find All Souls Day envelopes in the pews and in the back of all three churches. Please put the name of your loved one on an envelope and drop them in the collection basket. The envelopes will be placed on the altar and your loved ones remembered, at all of our Masses throughout the month of November.
Although few people had as great an impact on the 20th century as Pope John XXIII, he avoided the limelight as much as possible. Indeed, one writer has noted that his “ordinariness” seems one of his most remarkable qualities. In 1962, he was deeply involved in efforts to resolve the Cuban missile crisis. His most famous encyclicals were Mother and Teacher (1961) and Peace on Earth (1963). At his address at the opening of the Second Vatican Council, he criticized the “prophets of doom” who “in these modern times see nothing but prevarication and ruin.” Pope John XXIII set a tone for the Council when he said, “The Church has always opposed errors. Nowadays, however, the Spouse of Christ prefers to make use of the medicine of mercy rather than that of severity.” On his deathbed, Pope John said: “It is not that the gospel has changed; it is that we have begun to understand it better. Those who have lived as long as I have…were enabled to compare different cultures and traditions, and know that the moment has come to discern the signs of the times, to seize the opportunity and to look far ahead.” “Good Pope John” died on June 3, 1963. Saint John Paul II beatified him in 2000, and Pope Francis canonized him in 2014. St John the XXlll pray for us! Excerpts are taken from franciscanmedia.org.
October is RESPECT LIFE MONTH
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Contact the Grand Knight
Chris Grasso at 509-520-0815.
The Father Brouilett Assembly of the 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus will be hosting an Exemplification beginning at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 14th at Columbus Hall. If you are a 3rd Degree Knight wanting to advance to a 4th Degree member, please call Faithful Navigator, Gerry Geideman at (509) 540-1733.