The disciples on the road to Emmaus walked and talked with Jesus all day long, but it was not until they offered Him hospitality and He blessed and broke the bread that they recognized Him. Simple acts of loving kindness still reveal the presence of God in our midst.
Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 15th at 7:00pm in Blanchet hall. Meetings are open to any registered parishioner, however to speak you must be on the agenda. Some of the agenda items for the next meeting include the Tri-Parish Mission evaluation, Know, Love & Serve, Amendments to the Charter of Responsibility and the Annual Appeal. If you have questions or concerns please contact Pat Leamer 529-5850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, May 20: Bishop Cupich will host another one hour live edition of “Time with the Bishop” from noon – 1pm on Sacred Heart Radio, KTTO 970 AM in Spokane. Please call with questions at 509-327-3695 or email to email@example.com
Confirmation – Eucharist Classes: Practice for children and parents will be Wed. May 7, at 6:30pm Starting in the Assumption church. Children should read over the book and complete the assigned homework by this class. Copies of the baptismal certificate are needed, along with the completed Confirmation sponsor form and the number of people in your pew.
CONFIRMATION/FIRST EUCHARIST MASS WITH THE BISHOP WILL BE CELEBRATED AT ST. PATRICK CHURCH ON SATURDAY, MAY 10, AT THE 5:30 MASS. Help is needed to host a family potluck dinner for families with children celebrating this occasion after the service. Please contact Sue Logsdon at 529-5141 to offer your help.
Wanting your child to make his Confirmation First Communion next year? Please be aware that the preparation for these sacraments is a two year process, beginning no sooner than 2nd grade and completing no sooner than 3rd grade. Children not in Assumption school are required to attend Religious Education for at least these two years on Sunday morning. Sacramental classes will start at the beginning of the 2nd year of attending Religious Education in the evening. Please register in late August of 2014 for year 1. If your child is concluding his/her year 1 please register again for Religious Education in the fall as well as the evening Sacramental preparation classes. For more information contact Sue Logsdon at 529-5141.
Children please meet in the gym at 8:30 am. A big thanks to Angela Hudiburg, Twyla Swanson, Teresa Adams and Jeanette Wilson for their time and dedication to sharing the faith with our Tri-Parish children! More help as catechists or aides are needed for next year’s program. Please consider sharing your faith with the children of our three Catholic parishes. Wonderful things can happen when you do. For more information, please contact Sue Logsdon.
May 15, at St. Patrick’s Blanchet Hall, beginning with a potluck at 11:30 am. The speaker will be Steve Burdick, President of PSMMC. Please bring a salad or main dish to share. All seniors and those who assist them are always most welcome!
Rosary at 12:20 pm at the church. We will be voting for officers at 1 pm in the Parish Hall. If you are interested, call Sally, 525-0245 or Sandi, 386-0962. Volunteers are needed to help at the First Communion Reception. Coffee, tea and desserts will be provided.
Thank you to all who participated in Rice Bowl this Lent. Your contributions support Catholic Relief Services’ programs both around the world and locally and are very important. We were very blessed in Walla Walla, last year, to have received a large grant from Rice Bowl for our food garden at Assumption. If you haven’t turned your Rice Bowl yet, or would like to make a donation to Catholic Relief Services, you may either mail or drop off your Rice Bowl or a check to the parish office this week. Checks should be made out to Assumption church, with CRS Rice Bowl in the memo.
Our Tri-Parish Catholic community was challenged to make a concerted effort to fight hunger from March 1 through April 30th. We took that challenge to heart, resulting in 4,529 pounds of food and $6,462 donated as of this past Friday, April 25. All who contributed to this effort in any way should be commended!
We have until this Wednesday, April 30th to contribute food or funds that will be eligible for the Feinstein Million Dollar Giveaway to Fight Hunger. If you have not had the opportunity to donate you may still do so by bringing your food or money donations to the parish office by this Wednesday.
Jesus meets the need of each disciple. To the fearful in the upper room, He speaks words of peace. To doubting Thomas, He provides the tangible proof of His resurrection. What do I need to become His disciple? What do I have to share that might meet someone else’s need?
The Tri-Parishes of St. Patrick, St. Francis of Assisi and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary serving approximately 2000 families and located in Walla Walla, WA are seeking a full time Bilingual Youth Ministry Coordinator. The candidate for this position would be responsible for one comprehensive high school program, one comprehensive middle school program, and one young adult program that reflect the goals and components of youth ministry as published in Renewing the Vision (USCCB). The Youth Ministry Coordinator will also be responsible for Sacramental Preparation for youth within the guidelines of the Diocese of Spokane which practices restored order for the Sacraments of Initiation. Organizational and true leadership skills are essential. Verbal and written communication in English and Spanish are expected. Desired qualifications are a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies, Theology, Pastoral Ministry, Education or other related field. A sufficient background and experience in Youth Ministry with a willingness to actively pursue certification or a degree will be considered. The candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume or inquires by June 15, 2014 to: Rev Pedro Bautista Peraza, St. Patrick Church, 408 West Poplar Street, Walla Walla WA 99362 or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A complete job description is available upon request.
Very early in the morning after the Sabbath, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body with precious oils. The reward of this good and conscientious steward was to be among the first to know that Jesus had been raised from the dead! Alleluia!
April 26, at 11:30 am in St. Pat’s Blanchet Hall. Tickets, $15. All proceeds benefit charities of Walla Walla. Hats are optional, but prizes will be given out for the best hats. Ginny, 522-3470 or Kay, 876-2351.
Our parish Library has just acquired 50 CDs from Lighthouse Catholic Media. They cover a wide spectrum of our Catholic faith from many of the Church’s most prominent apologists and clergy. Many thanks to Patti Konen, who contributed these CDs.
Marian Celebration at Assumption on May 3rd, 9-1 pm. Presentation on Mary by Fr. David; A Living Rosary. Mass, with Crowning of the Blessed Mother, followed by a potluck luncheon. Everyone is welcome.
During the past six weeks, our parish community has prayed, fasted and given alms with a special focus on the poorest members of our global community. Our lives were touched by stories from Kenya, Guatemala, The Philippines, Malawi, Haiti and the United States. Through our Lenten prayers and donations we have touched the lives of millions of people served by Catholic Relief Services, our representative to the poorest communities in the world. Please return your Rice Bowl next week and place it in the collection basket during offertory. Thank you for your generosity.
The following are the top 5 DREAMS (Goals) that St. Patrick parishioners (English) identified in their survey and the parish event for Know, Love & Serve.
1) Parish Community i.e. active welcoming committee, more parish social events
2) Education/Faith Formation – provide a vibrant k – 12 Rel. Ed./youth ministry, active spiritual formation for adults, continue to support Catholic school education,
3) Outreach become a community that is more aware of our responsibility to Catholic Social Teaching,
4) Collaborative Leadership dream of pastoral/clerical leadership working with laity, hire a lay parish administrator to free up the pastor, strengthen parish committees, transparent and clear a communication between committees, clergy and to parishioners.
5) Liturgy & Worship – have life-giving liturgies i.e. – celebrants with a charism to enhance worship, who give clear and loud homilies that relate all age groups, vibrant music, Liturgy Committee, training for all liturgical ministers, encourage more liturgical volunteers.