All Catholics are called to share their faith. It takes a parish to form a child in the faith, so please consider volunteering as a catechist or aide for the Sunday morning program starting in September. All classes will be held in the St. Patrick parish education wing. For more information please speak with Sue Logsdon.
Tri-Parish Food Bank Garden has delivered over 150lbs of spring produce to St. Vincent’s and BMAC Warehouse. Can you take a day to water until irrigation system is reconfigured? We will have a garden work party every Thursday evening 6-7:30pm–come join the fun! Call Nancy, at 629-2863 or email@example.com.
FOOD: In June, ABVM sent $310 to BMAC Food Bank. St. Vincent needs: Boxed dinners, such as Hamburger Helper, Rice-A-Roni, Stove Top Stuffing, Pasta Roni, also, Baked Beans & Top Ramen. SVDP would like to thank all those who donated food items, as well as cash.
This issue is far from being solved. The US Senate has passed a bill and the House is currently putting together their own. If this a burning issue to you as it is the Catholic Church please make your feelings known by visiting: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican, here, enter your zip code and follow the prompts to make your feelings known.
FOOD –Blue Mountain Action Council received a check for the amount of $1060 from St. Pat’s. They thank everyone for that donation and they were able to get products form Feeding/America/Second Harvest: 80 cases of canned peas, Green beans, Cream and Whole Corn- 1,120 pounds, 20 cases of Macaroni and Cheese-260 pounds, 10 cases of Canned Tuna-200 pounds. Thank you again!
On July 16, 7:30pm @ Rosary Walk behind Assumption Church in honor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel If you need to sit please call Nancy @ 629-2863 and a chair will be provided.
The DeSales Girl’s Volleyball team will be fundraising on July 21, during the masses.
On Tuesday, July 16th, Bishop Base Cupich will host a one hour edition, from noon-1 pm on Sacred Heart Radio, KTTO 3965. Question for Bishop Cupich can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Father Michael Ishida was ordained July 7, 2006. He will take up the role of senior parochial vicar for the three parishes in Walla Walla. He has been pastor of the Wilbur and Odessa parishes since August 2007.Prior to that assignment, Father Ishida was parochial vicar of St. Patrick and St. Francis Xavier parishes in Spokane.
Father David Kuttner was ordained June 26, 2009. In addition to his role as parochial vicar for the three parishes in Walla Walla, Father Kuttner will provide chaplaincy service for the Walla Walla Catholic Schools. He has been pastor of the Oroville and Tonasket parishes since August 2010. Prior to that assignment, Father Kuttner was parochial vicar of St. Thomas More Parish, Spokane.
A special welcome to our seminarian, Kyle Ratuiste, who will spend the summer with us! Kyle is a graduate from St. Patrick Catholic school & Tri Cities Prep in Pasco. Kyle attended Bishop White Seminary from 2009 – 2011 and graduated from Gonzaga university in 2012. He has just completed his second year of Theological Studies at Catholic University of America in Washington DC. Kyle will be with us until August 6. He and his family are members of St. Patrick Parish in Pasco.
A new policy regarding the age of reception of the sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist will be implemented this fall. The age to receive the sacraments will be no younger than 3rd grade. A two year program will begin the fall of 2013 which includes:
Year 1: Attending Rel. ED. Or Catholic school classes for the school year (starting in 2nd grade or above)
Year 2: includes attending Rel. Ed. Or Catholic school classes for the school year AND evening preparation classes for parents and children.
This means that children will receive Confirmation and First Eucharist in the spring of 2015 after 2 years of preparation.
For this year only (2013-2014) children who will be in 2nd grade or above who have attended Catholic school or Rel. Ed. Classes this past year, will be allowed to prepare and celebrate in 2014. Students in 2nd grade or older, wishing to enroll in these sacramental preparation programs who HAVE NOT attended Rel. Ed. Or Catholic school this past year are asked to enroll in their first year of Rel. Ed. at their grade level.
If you, your family or one of your family members lives: In a shelter, motel, vehicle or campground; on the street; in an abandoned building, trailer or other inadequate accommodation; is doubled up with friends or relatives because they cannot find or afford housing or are in temporary foster care.
Jesus’ words to us are “Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” – Matthew 25, 40.
As a Catholic community, how is our ministry to prisoners incarcerated right here in Walla Walla?
Eric Askren, Chaplain of the Coyote Ridge Correctional Facility at Connell, WA, will be in Walla Walla on July 20, 9:00 AM to talk to us about prison ministry. If you have any interest in attending this informational meeting, please contact Dave Opbroek (522-2376 or 240-7484) or Joe Wujek (529-9698) for details.
Among many wonderful reads in our Assumption library is Without A Doubt – Bringing Faith to Life by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin.
Written in a conversational style, each chapter is like going to visit a bishop personally as he gives insights on all kinds of topics and relates them to our Catholic faith. Bishop Tobin, who prefers to call doubts “healthy skepticism,” answers many questions as he bridges the gap between the teaching of the Church and our lived experiences and offers some very practical observations about the consequences of our Catholic faith in the real world. He points out that to appreciate the faith handed down from the apostles has nothing to do with public opinion polls or agendas of self-appointed groups even within the Church. What does it mean to be Catholic and how do we live out our faith in everyday life? Included is an excellent, challenging letter he wrote to college students. For this and other great summer reads, visit our library.
FOOD: Thank you, to the three parishes! A total of $1060 was sent to the food bank to purchase necessary food items.
The Tri-Parish Food Bank Garden has delivered over 150lbs of spring produce to St. Vincent’s and BMAC Warehouse. Can you take a day to water until irrigation system is reconfigured? We will have a garden work party every Thursday evening 6-7:30pm starting June 27–come join the fun! Call Nancy Wenzel 629-2863 or email@example.com
FOOD: There is a specific request from Saint Vincent DePaul for box dinners such as Hamburger Helper, Rice-A-Roni, also baked and refried beans. What it does not need presently are canned vegetables. Clear plastic holders have been donated to hold the cash for food donation envelopes. Please help yourself and be a generous as possible.
A farewell picnic for Fr. Jeff Core and Fr. Tyler Smedley will be held on June 23rd, 2013 at Ft. Walla Walla at 2:00 PM. Hamburgers, hot dogs and all the trimmings will be provided. The Knights of Columbus will be barbecuing.
What to bring:
If your last name begins with A – L, bring a side dish or salad.
If your last name begins with M – Z, bring fresh fruit or a dessert.