A Huge Thank You to the Assumption Church Women, for helping with the check-in process of the Parish Photo Directory Sessions!
There will be a visiting priest promoting Food for the Poor, who will be celebrating masses the weekend of the 16 and 17 of November. If you feel like you can help this program, please bring the envelope with your donation next weekend.
A Bake Sale is to be held at St. Patrick’s & St. Francis churches on Sunday, November 24th after masses. Please contact Helen Didelius for details and instructions for dropping off baked goods at 509-540-0521. Please contribute if possible.
Catholic Daughters Rosary and meeting is being held on Tuesday, November 12 in the St. John of the Cross room at St. Patrick’s church at 6:30 pm. Women from all 3 parishes are invited to attend and bring a friend. Refreshments will be served. Contact Jackie Luty at 509-520-2333 with questions.
The Tri-Parish Senior Luncheon will be Thursday, November 21, at St. Patrick’s Blanchet Hall at 11:30 am. Our speaker will be Fr. Mike Ishida sharing about his vocation. Please bring a salad or main dish to share. Table service, beverages and desserts are provided. All seniors and those who assist them are always welcome!
The season for the coming of Our Lord is upon us. A beautiful way to prepare for the Advent and Christmas seasons is reading a book that inspires and increases our love for the Word made flesh. Two books are highlighted this season at the library’s check-out desk: “Encounters With Jesus, Forty Gospel Portraits for Meditation on the Birth of Christ”, by David E. Rosage, is written like personal letters, drawing us closer to the story of the Incarnation by highlighting some of the people who played a vital role in the events surrounding the Nativity. “The Lamb’s Supper, The Mass As Heaven On Earth” by Scott Hahn, reveals the mysteries and the beauty of the Mass, as well as the book of Revelation with its mystic visions of Heaven and its end-of-time prophecies. Scott Hahn helps us understand its meaning, as it mirrors the sacrifice and celebration of the Eucharist. Happy Advent, and Merry Christmas!
The Christian Aid Center is asking the community to participate in the funding of this very important event. Donations may be made to the Christian Aid Center and marked “Coats for Kids” or new winter coats may be donated at 202 W. Birch, office hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Friday 8:30 am -3:00 pm, closed between 12 & 1 pm. Christmas gift cards are available for those wishing to make a donation or donate new coats in the name of a family member or friend in lieu of a Christmas gift. Any excess donations will be used to shelter and feed the homeless in our area.
Fr. Pedro will be away November 7-20, on a Pilgrimage (Lourdes, Fatima, and the way of St. James) with a few members of the parish.
If there is an emergency, please contact:
Fr. Mike at 509-481-0461
Fr. David at 509-720-1460
Fr. Mike’s birthday is Friday, November 1st. Please take a moment to wish him a Happy Birthday.
Call Diocesan Victims Assistance Coordinator: Roberta Smith, 509-353-0442 confidential direct line or Vicar General Fr. Steve Dublinski at 509-358-7303 confidential direct line.
Whether you play an instrument, have a passion for music, or want to get more involved with the church, please consider volunteering your time and talent with the choir! Contact Anna Rice for information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Hope Peace and Healing”
November 2, 2013 – 9:00am
“Awaken to the Openness of God”
November 2, 2013 – 1:30pm
Fr. Rick Ganz SJ, a member of the Jesuit Order for over forty years will be the keynote speaker. For much of his Jesuit life, Fr. Ganz has committed himself to retreat ministry for all peoples of God. His parents were one of the founding families who helped Monsignor Rosage build Immaculate Heart Retreat Center. He is a well known spiritual retreat master, and his talk will be inspiring and spiritually uplifting. Bishop Cupich will also be sharing his thoughts along with others, and there will be a light brunch served. Please register in advance: 509-448-1224 ext. 105 or visit www.ihrc.net There is NO cost to attend!
The Diocese of Spokane’s Communications Office and Sacred Heart Catholic Radio are co-producing a new program titled The Joyful Catholic. The half-hour program will feature interviews with Catholics – laity, clergy, Religious – about the way faith forms and informs their lives. Airing on KTTO-970 AM, it premiered Friday, October 18, at 6:30pm, and now moves to a regular broadcast schedule three times per week: Sunday, 3:30pm; Friday, 6:30pm; Saturday, 7:30pm. Eric Meisfjord, the diocese’s Director of Communications, will host the new program. Time with the Bishop, which he also hosts, will continue to air Monday, 6:30pm; Thursday, 4:30pm; and Saturday, 3pm. Contact The Joyful Catholic at email@example.com or through the Communications Office: P.O. Box 1453, Spokane, WA 99210-1453.
Today’s theme is perseverance – Moses keeping his hands raised throughout the battle, Paul urging Timothy to stay with the task of preaching and teaching, and the widow appealing to the corrupt judge. To be faithful stewards of God’s gifts, we, too, must persevere in the roles to which we are called.
There will be a Code of Conduct Workshop for new parish volunteers working with children or youth, Thursday, October 24th, at 6:30 pm, St. John nursery of St. Patrick. Call Sue Logsdon for more information 529-5141, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS (Meet Other Mothers) a Catholic ministry focusing on Moms with kids. We meet the 1st Friday of the month in the Assumption Parish Hall at 9:30 am to socialize and discuss “Unearthing Your Ten Talents” by Kevin Vost. Bring your kids! All mothers are welcome-even if you don’t have time to read the book. Next meeting is November 1. For more information, contact Helen at 540-0521 email@example.com.
Catholics throughout the diocese are asked to contribute to the World Missions Collection the weekend of October 26th and 27th. A special letter from Bishop Cupich will arrive in the mail soon. This collection – which is one of the Bishop’s four major annual collections – includes support of ministries not covered by the Annual Catholic Appeal: Peter’s Pence, Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Catholic Relief Services, Collection for the Holy Land and our own diocesan missionary efforts in the Diocese of Solola (Guatemala). Use the envelope which comes with the Bishop’s letter or place a clearly marked check in the Sunday collection. We are so very grateful for all of your support throughout the year and we know that you will be as generous as your means allow.