Fridays Are Still Days Of Penance! The current Code of Canon Law (CIC) states that, with the exception of solemnities, “All Fridays through the year and the time of Lent are penitential days and times throughout the entire Church.” (CIC 1250) In the United States, the bishops have declared that it is permissible to substitute some other form of penance, but we are still urged to fast from “something” on all Fridays in remembrance of the Lord’s death on the cross.
Sign ups for Religious Education and Sacramental Prep have begun. Contact Sister Margarita or Imelda at the parish office (525-1602) for more information.
Walla Walla Catholic Schools officially announces the change in President Position and Governance model. After a unanimous vote by the School Board of Walla Walla Catholic Schools at the June board meeting, bylaw changes were ratified to allow the Board to request Bishop Daly to appoint a Priest-President. Bishop Daly has appointed Father Matthew Nicks as Priest – President effective July 1; with the change in the President position, Dr. David Schmitz, has stepped down as interim volunteer President. The Board is very grateful and thankful for the guidance and leadership that Dr. Schmitz provided over the past several months as the Presidential search was conducted.
Spots are available for parishioners and home schoolers for the Summer 2018 Europe Trip. If you would like to participate in a 15 day trip to Germany and Italy in July 2018 please contact Michael Scheel at DeSales High School – email@example.com. Mr. Scheel has led seven trips to Europe with his students at DeSales and has room for more of our Catholic community to join. The itinerary includes Munich, Neuschwanstein, Heidelberg, Dachau, Frankfurt, Salzburg, Venice, Florence, Assisi, Pisa, and Rome. This tour has been customized to have the perfect balance of culture, education, and leisure. We are currently working with Fr. Jeff Core in Spokane to join us as well. Space is limited. An informative meeting will be held at DeSales High School on September 6th at 6:20.
Maximilian Kolbe entered the seminary at 16. Ordained at 24, he saw religious indifference as the deadliest poison of the day. He founded the Militia of the Immaculata, whose aim was to fight evil with the witness of the good life, prayer, work, and suffering. He founded Knight of the Immaculata, a religious magazine under Mary’s protection to preach the Good News to all nations. For the work of publication, he established a “City of the Immaculata”—Niepokalanow—which housed 700 of his Franciscan brothers. He later founded another one in Nagasaki, Japan. Both the Militia and the magazine ultimately reached the one-million mark in members and subscribers. In 1939 Kolbe and his friars were arrested by the Nazis who had overrun Poland. At the concentration camp where he was being held, A prisoner had escaped. The commandant announced that 10 men would die. As they were being marched away to the starvation bunkers, Maximillian (Number 16670) stepped from the line. “I would like to take that man’s place. He has a wife and children.”“Who are you?” “A priest.” No name, no mention of fame. The commandant, kicked Sergeant Francis Gajowniczek out of line and ordered Fr. Kolbe to go with the nine. In the “block of death” they were ordered to strip naked, and their slow starvation began in darkness. But there was no screaming—the prisoners sang. By the eve of the Assumption, four were left alive. The jailer came to finish Kolbe off as he sat in a corner praying. He lifted his fleshless arm to receive the bite of the hypodermic needle. It was filled with carbolic acid. They burned his body with all the others. Fr. Kolbe was beatified in 1971 and canonized in 1982.Excerpts from Franciscanmedia.org
“I hope you had a wonderful vacation. I hope this time has been restful and you took time to pray with your children. We are about to begin classes for the children who start their first year and for the ones returning for their second year. Registrations for this year’s program will start August 12th after all weekend Masses and during the week at the Religious Education Office with Imelda or Sister Margarita. God willing we will see each other soon.”
Sr. Margarita Hernandez, SP
Director of Religious Education, 509-529-5141
Who We Are: The Saint John Paul II Foundation is a non-profit, lay organization that provides funding for scholarships for collegiate and pre-theology seminarians for the Spokane Diocese. Additionally, the Foundation provides funding for Quo Vadis Days, Vocare and other vocation education programs for the Spokane Diocese. With a donation of $25 or more per year you are given membership in the Saint John Paul II Society and will be invited to attend our annual Mass & Gathering at Bishop White Seminary and our annual Mass & Dinner with Bishop Daly. Donations by mail can be sent to: Saint John Paul II Foundation PO Box 10253 Spokane, WA 99209-1253
Tri-Parish DATE NIGHT! The next one is Saturday, August 19 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.
Link to the facebook event.
Link to the facebook group.
“In this world I cannot see the Most High Son of God with
my own eyes, except for His Most Holy Body and Blood.”
St. Francis of Assisi
Have you been wanting to take a weekly hour of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament?
Contact one of us and we will get you signed up.
Check us out on facebook: wallawallavalleyeucharisticadoration
Find this at FORMED.ORG
Our Parish Code is CE6DCX
Notice for Family & Friends in the Hospital or Care Facility. If you or a friend are at the hospital and would like to have a priest visit for the Sacraments or prayer, please contact the hospital chaplain and share your request. Due to legal restraints, hospitals cannot share information regarding patients unless a specific request has been submitted. However, hospital chaplains are diligent about sharing this information with priests after such a request has been made. If the person requesting a priest is in a care facility, simply call St. Patrick (509) 525-1602 or Assumption (509) 525-8163 to request a visit.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults begins on September 21, 2017. There are cards in the back of each parish with more information. Share your faith and give one to a friend. This is the time we set aside each year to teach those interested in learning more about our Faith. The classes culminate with the Easter Vigil Mass, when those who so desire, can be Baptized and/or Confirmed into our Faith. Anyone can attend the classes, even Catholics who just want to learn more. To receive a registration form email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms are also available in the parish office and on our website. For more information contact the parish office at: 525-1602 or Deacon Jim Barrow at 525-6833.
Back to School Picnic & Forms Night: The DeSales & Assumption Home & School officers invite all WWCS families to a Back to School Picnic! On Tuesday, August 15th at 5pm, join us on the front lawn of DeSales. What to bring:
*Last name: A-L Side Dish, M-Z Dessert; *Blanket or Lawn Chairs; *Completed back to school forms
The Pizza and Pasta booths are a tremendous fundraiser for the WWCS. Please sign up and reserve your volunteer shifts today. You receive an All Day Fair Pass as well as credit toward your family service hours. Remember to get your Fair food fix at the WWCS Food Booths!
A Holy Day of Obligation, Tuesday, August 15
Tuesday, August 15…….. 8:30 am
Tuesday, August 15…….. 7:15 am
Monday, August 14 …….6:00 pm (Bi-lingual) [VIGIL]
Tuesday, August 15…….. 12:10 pm
In honor of: The Solemnity of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday, August 20th at 11:30am (after 10:30am Mass) All are welcome to the celebration!
A-M bring a salad | N-Z bring a dessert
Hamburgers, Hotdogs, condiments, and place settings will be provided.
There will be a craft table for the children to enjoy.
This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other and to meet new Parishioners.
Come and Celebrate with us!
Refusing to marry at 15, Clare was moved by the dynamic preaching of Francis. He became her lifelong friend and spiritual guide. At 18, Clare escaped from her father’s home one night and went to the small Franciscan chapel where she exchanged her jewels for a rough woolen habit and sacrificed her long tresses to Francis’ scissors. He placed her in a Benedictine convent, which her father and uncles immediately stormed in rage. Clare clung to the altar of the church, threw aside her veil to show her cropped hair, and remained. Sixteen days later her sister Agnes joined her. Others came. They lived a simple life of great poverty, austerity, and complete seclusion from the world. They went barefoot, slept on the ground, ate no meat, and observed almost complete silence. Later Clare, like Francis, persuaded her sisters to moderate this rigor: “Our bodies are not made of brass.” The greatest emphasis, of course, was on gospel poverty. They possessed no property, even in common, subsisting on daily contributions. Clare served the sick and washed the feet of the begging nuns. When she came from prayer, it was said, her face was so shining, it dazzled those about her. She suffered serious illness for the last 27 years of her life. Her influence was such that popes, cardinals, and bishops often came to consult her—Clare herself never left the walls of San Damiano. Excerpts from Franciscanmedia.org.