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.
Coffee Call will be resume after Labor Day following the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses. We need volunteers to help set up and serve, particularly after 8:30. If you are willing to help occasionally or regularly, please call Leo or Aggi Lapke at 529-7305 as soon as possible. This is a great opportunity to help build community.
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, email@example.com, 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
The next preparation class for parents and godparents who wish to baptize their infants or children (under 7 years old) will be Saturday, September 13th, 9:30 am-12 noon in the John of the Cross Room. Please call the office to register.
The Rosary will be prayed every Tuesday at St. Francis at 6:30 pm. Everyone is invited to join them.
Religious Education classes will begin Sunday, September 28. More help as catechists or aides is needed for this year’s program. Please consider sharing your faith with the children of our three Catholic parishes. Classes in K – 5 will not be available without people like you willing to step forward and teach! Wonderful things happen when you do. For more information, please contact Sue Logsdon.
The Religious Education office is now open regular hours – Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 529-5141 or visit 408 W. Poplar St. at the St. Patrick parish office.
Coordinator: Sue Logsdon, Team: Jim Barrow, Mary Jane Fehrenbacher, Diana Wheeler, Linda Young, Bob Fontenot.
PRAY FOR THE PARISH: a prayer sign in book is available to the right of the prayer table for parishioners at St. Patrick to pledge to pray for the needs of the parish, either daily or weekly. Intentions can be: more volunteers, for our priests and deacons, vocations from our parish, a deeper commitment to social justice – to name only a few.
Events for 2014-2015 to be offered this year are: Bishop Skylstad to speak on Pope Francis’ letter – Joy of the Gospel; Women in Scripture – Never on Sunday; Fr. Robert Barron’s DVD series Catholicism; new DVDs by Fr. Ron Rolheiser.