Please join us at Helpline’s annual SoupPort luncheon between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Blanchet Hall on Wednesday, April 19th. Tickets are $25 in advance (available at Earthlight Books, The Pottery Painting Studio and at Helpline) or $30 the day of at the door, which includes a soup bowl of your choice to keep. Soup is prepared by Walla Walla Community College Culinary School with fresh bread from local bakeries. Hope to see you there.
COMING SOON: Our Tri-Parish community is excited to announce that we will be starting a monthly DATE NIGHT! This is a new marriage enrichment ministry is for ALL engaged and married couples. Childcare and food will be provided. Stay tuned for more details or contact Jeremy and Annie Guest with questions at email@example.com.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping.
THE NEXT TRI-PARISH SENIOR LUNCHEON WILL BE AT ST. FRANCIS PARISH HALL, THURSDAY, APRIL 20TH, AT 11:30 A.M.
Fr. Kuttner will give his vocation story. The parishes now provide soups and bread, table service, beverages, and desserts. You don’t need to bring anything! All senior parishioners and those who assist them are always welcome!
The Tri-Parish Clergy & Religious Appreciation Dinner will be at Assumption Parish Hall on Sunday, May 7th. 4:30 pm Social/5:30 pm Dinner. A chance to express appreciation while enjoying a spaghetti dinner. Tickets are $10 and available from Nick at 520-8226 or any KOC Council Officer.
Our seminarians are completing their studies and will be busy this summer with assignments in our diocese. Our prayers for their spiritual growth and formation during this time will be heard by Christ, and answered. Prayer is powerful. Please support Bishop Daly in his efforts to build our diocese rich in holy priests for the benefit of the Catholic community in Eastern Washington. Please pick up a vocation prayer card in the Vestibule to assist you. Thank you.
Check out the audio titles on formed.org. Men are rediscovering the importance of the spiritual life. And Father Larry Richards is helping them do it.
Our parish code is CE6DCX
As part of a new edition of “Time with the Bishop,” Bishop Daly and the three vicars, Fr. Darrin Connall, Fr. Brian Mee and Fr. Pat Kerst, speak about issues of importance to us as Catholics in a spirit of joy and humor. If you are interested in listening to the show in podcast format it may be found here:
Time is passing very fast. This is Holy Week already. Today I invite you to rejoice with our children who are going to receive the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist very soon. Please keep all of them in your prayers. We will have the practice for children and sponsors on April 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm at St. Patrick Church. The celebration will be held on April 30, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Patrick‘s. Bishop Daly is going to preside the celebration and our Pastor, Fr. Nicks will concelebrate.
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Battle of the Badge: Saturday, April 22nd, 7pm @ WaHi Gym. Proceeds benefit Walla Walla Catholic Schools!
HOPE Benefit: A Night of HOPE Under the Big Top, Saturday, April 29th @ WW Country Club
During this Easter season, we are so thankful for our students, faculty, families, and friends that make up our Walla Walla Catholic Schools community.
We are also grateful for the wider Walla Walla Catholic Parish community and your support of our mission of living out the ministry of the Church through our educational programs. Happy Easter!
Join us Sunday, April 23 from 2:30 – 3:30pm at St Francis Church in Walla Walla.
Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Chaplet of Divine Mercy in song, Benediction, & short reflection on Mercy. All are welcome!
More on Mercy: thedivinemercy.org
“We continue with great progress. If everyone chips in, we will easily make it!”
Parish Financial Participation Assumption 92% 53% St. Francis 88% 57% St. Patrick 97% 35%
If you have not yet pledged, please go online here or use one of the blank envelopes in the pews.
Pope Francis’ Easter Message: “In Jesus, love has triumphed over hatred, mercy over sinfulness, goodness over evil, truth over falsehood, life over death…The Good News…is a testimony to unconditional and faithful love: it is about leaving ourselves behind and encountering others, being close to those crushed by life’s troubles, sharing with the needy, standing at the side of the sick, elderly, and the outcast…Love is more powerful, love gives life, love makes hope blossom in the wilderness.”
CRS Rice Bowl: “Holy Week gives way to Easter. The fast turns into a feast. God wins the day. As members of God’s one human family, it is our responsibility to share that joy with everyone near and far.” Thank you for opening your hearts to those who struggle to support their families in adverse circumstances. Your Rice Bowl offerings to CRS help fund self help programs around the world, changing the lives of families. Please remember to bring your Rice Bowl contributions to Mass next weekend, April 22, 23. crsricebowl.org
Poverty Inc.: A 90 minute documentary on whether the disaster relief we provide is or is not doing the good we expect. (It depends on how the relief is given.) St. John of the Cross Room, Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 pm, St. Patrick’s Church. Discussion to follow.
Guatemala Mission: Please remember to make a contribution to help support important projects like the pre-school, religious instruction, and the radio station which keeps people in remote areas informed and connected. St. Patrick’s Guatemala envelope is between April 9, Palm Sunday, and Easter, April 16.
Immigration and Refugee Legal Services: Immigration lawyers from Catholic Charities, Diocese of Spokane, will be visiting Walla Walla two times/month. Call 509-455-4961 to make an appointment. Wendy Hernandez, email@example.com, 525-2034, is also an excellent source of information and assistance in Walla Walla.
Pope Francis on Syria, Easter message: “We pray in a particular way for Syria, beloved Syria, that all those suffering the effects of the conflict can receive much needed humanitarian aid, and that neither side will again use deadly force, especially against the defenseless civil population, but instead boldly negotiate the peace long awaited and long overdue.”
As a young girl growing up in the early 1900’s in Santiago, Chile, Juana Fernandez read an autobiography of a French-born saint—Thérèse, popularly known as the Little Flower. The experience deepened her desire to serve God and clarified the path she would follow. At age 19 Juana became a Carmelite nun, taking the name of Teresa. The convent offered the simple lifestyle Teresa desired and the joy of living in a community of women completely devoted to God. She focused her days on prayer and sacrifice. “I am God’s,” she wrote in her diary. “He created me and is my beginning and my end.”Toward the end of her short life, Teresa began an apostolate of letter-writing, sharing her thoughts on the spiritual life with many people. At age 20 she contracted typhus and quickly took her final vows. She died a short time later, during Holy Week. Known as the “Flower of the Andes,” Teresa remains popular with the estimated 100,000 pilgrims who visit her shrine in Los Andes each year. Canonized in 1993 by Pope John Paul II, she is Chile’s first saint. The special graces given Saint Teresa reflect the mysterious wisdom of God at work in individuals whether young or old. It appears God has his own logic when it comes to who gets what in the realm of grace. All we can say is; “Praised be the Lord.” Excerpts from franciscanmedia.org
Holy Thursday – 6:00 pm
Good Friday – 6:00 pm
Easter Vigil – 8:30 pm
Easter Sunday – 8:30 am, 10:30 am
Holy Thursday – 6:00 pm
Good Friday – 3:00 pm
Easter Vigil – 8:30 pm
Easter Sunday – 9:00 am
Holy Thursday – 6:00 pm (Bi-lingual)
Good Friday – 5:00 pm
Good Friday – 7:00 pm (Spanish)
Easter Vigil – 8:00 pm
Easter Vigil – 11:00 pm (Spanish)
Easter Sunday – 8:00 am, 10:00 am
Easter Sunday – 12:00 pm (Spanish)
We have now drawn to the end of our series on the Novus Ordo liturgy, that is the New Liturgy as established by Vatican II. There is often much confusion surrounding our current liturgy, its meaning and elements. Therefore we went straight to the horse’s mouth, as it were. We examined the fundamental document from Vatican II that established the foundation for our current liturgical practice.
What is surprising to most is that the New Liturgy that we celebrate today was never an attempt to throw the baby out with the bath water, but an organic development of our 2000 year old practice of worship. This organic development is expressed In several key areas:
- At one and the same time, we embrace a greater use of modern languages like English and Spanish, without fully replacing the use of Latin and Greek.
- We have a call for greater active participation of the liturgy through the dialogue parts of the Mass and some musical texts, yet still hold an important role for silence and meditative listening.
- There is an openness to authentic development of musical traditions, especially within their cultural contexts, while maintain a special place for our uniquely Catholic worship music, Gregorian chant.
- Vatican II invites us to have a deeper reverence for Christ in the Word of God, without detracting for the Eucharistic Sacrament as “the source and summit of the Christian life.”
Following his late life conversion, the great St. Augustine wrote the following lines in prayer to God: “Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new!” These words attributed to God are just as truly attributable to the principal way we in which we worship Him—through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, a liturgy which is ever ancient, ever new.
One of the greatest difficulties we have as Catholics and as parishioners is that we are not an either/or Church. Rather, as the fullness of Christianity established by Christ we are always a both/and Church. We acknowledge both mercy and justice, truth and charity, doctrine and diversity, antiquity and development, service and contemplation, a high moral standard and a wellspring of forgiving healing, the call to be saints and the acknowledgement that we are still sinners.
This is the fullness of the Faith. This is Catholic Christianity. Though it is often hard for us as a Church and individuals to fully embrace, it is, nonetheless, the goal for which we strive as we long to be united to God—Beauty ever ancient, ever new.
Hemos llegado al final de nuestras series en el Novus ordo Liturgia, eso es la Nueva Liturgia establecida por el Vaticano II. Muchas veces hay confusion alrededor de nuestra liturgia actualizada, su significado, y elementos. Entonces nos fuimos directo a la boca del caballo, asi como es. Examinamos el documento fundamental del Vaticano II que estableció la fundación para nuestra práctica actualizada de la liturgia.
Lo que es sorprendente para muchos es que la Nueva Liturgia que celebramos ahora nunca fue con la intención de arrojar al bebé junto con el agua de baño, sino un desarrollo orgánico de 2000 años de nuestra práctica de adoración. Este desarrollo orgánico ha sido expresado en varias areas clave:
- De una y al mismo tiempo, aceptamos un gran uso de las lenguas modernas como el Inglés y el Español, sin reemplazar completamente el uso del Latin y el Griego.
- Tenemos un llamado para que participemos activamente en la liturgia por medio de partes del diálogo de la Misa y algunos textos musicales, que sin embargo todavia tienen un papel importante de silencio y de escuchar meditativamente.
- Hay una franqueza al desarrollo auténtico de tradiciones musicales, especialmente dentro de sus propios contextos culturales, mientras que se mantiene un lugar especial para nuestra música Católica de adoración única, Cantos Gregorianos.
- El Vaticano II nos invita a tener una reverencia más profunda por Cristo en la Palabra de Dios, sin desmerecer el Sacramento Eucaristico como “la fuente y cumbre de nuestra vida Cristiana.”
El Gran San Agustin escribió las siguientes lineas en oración a Dios: ya que se conversion fue tarde en su vida. “Tarde te he amado, O belleza siempre Antigua, siempre nueva!” Estas palabras atribuidas a Dios son verdaderamente atribuibles a la forma principal en la cual lo adoramos a El—por medio del Santo Sacrificio de la Misa, una liturgia que es siempre Antigua, siempre nueva.
Una de las más granes dificultades que tenemos como Católicos y como feligreses es que no somos ninguno/o Iglesia. En vez de eso como la plenitud de Cristianidad establecida por Cristo siempre somos ambos / e Iglesia. Reconocemos ambos, misericordia y justicia, verdad y caridad, doctrina y diversidad, antiguedad y desarrrollo, servicio y contemplación, un standard de alta moral y una fuente de sanación de perdón, el llamado a ser santos y el conocimiento de que todavia somos pecadores.
Esta es la plenitude de la Fe. Esta es Cristianidad Católica. Aunque todavia es duro para nosotros como una Iglesia o individuos de aceptarlo completamente, es, sin embargo, la meta por la cual nos esforzamos y deseamos para estar unidos a Dios—Belleza siempre Antigua, siempre nueva.