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, email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Jesus healed ten lepers in today’s Gospel. Only one (ten percent) came back to say thank you. I, too, have received many blessings from the Lord – indeed, all I am and all I have is a gift! How and how often have I remembered to thank Him?
“A Collection of North American Music”, conducted by Dr. Jeremy Mims, is the fall concert, Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 P.M.. A collection of inspirational sacred music from throughout the North American continent will be sung by over 70 men and women. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $12.00 for adults. Children under the age of 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.
Mark your calendars for the Knights of Columbus Annual Steak Feed on Sunday, November 10th from 4:30 PM to 7:00PM at St. Patrick’s Blanchet Hall. We will be serving green salad, steak, baked potato, green beans, and ice cream. Steak dinner cost is $15 and children’s dinner is $4 (hamburger & chips). We will also be serving adult beverages. Come and enjoy a great steak dinner and support your local Knights of Columbus and your Catholic Community.
At the end of September, Total Comfort Solutions installed two new Lennox gas furnaces and air conditioners at the Parish House and offices, to the cost of $17,424. The old units were nearly 20 years old and were showing signs of age and neglect. We were able to take advantage of a Sustainable Living Center credit and saved $3,000; our final expense was $14,424.00. This money came from our saving reserves. There are other upcoming maintenance projects, since our building is showing its age after more than 46 years. The next urgent project is to repair the steps of the main entrance to the church, since it has become a hazard.
Please consider making an extra donation to help our Church replenish the funds, and help with the upcoming projects.
9:00 am at St. Francis – English
10:00 am at St. Patrick – Bilingual
10:30 am at Assumption – English
7:15 am at St. Francis in English
8:30 am at Assumption in English
12:10 pm at St. Patrick in English
6:00 pm at Assumption in English
7:00 pm at St. Patrick in Spanish
On Friday, October 11th there will be tailgate Pepe’s Pizza and one size salad served from 5pm – 8pm in cafeteria & football concessions.
The next Tri-Parish Senior Potluck will be Thursday, October 17, at Assumption Parish beginning with Mass and anointing at 11:00 am. The potluck luncheon follows at noon. Entertainment provided by the Park Plaza Choir. Please bring a salad or main dish to share. Table service, beverages and desserts are provided.
Immigration Reform is still under discussion as Congress recesses. Despite media reports to the contrary, both Democratic and Republican offices have shown a willingness to consider comprehensive immigration reform in meetings with advocated in advance of the August recess. Even if you think your Representative is opposed to immigration reform, it is still important that they hear from you. Please be on the lookout for Action Alerts, town hall information, and other resources from Catholic Charities USA during this critical time.
Oct. 4th, 5pm to Midnight | Oct. 5th, 11am to Midnight
Mark your calendars for the Walla Walla Sausage Festival at DeSales High School. Rain or shine the fun will happen October 4th, 5pm to Midnight and October 5th, 11am to Midnight. Come and enjoy the fabulous Food, Games and Entertainment.
For kids, there will be lots of games!! Here are just a few of the fun filled activities you and your family can enjoy on Saturday: Inflatable structures, Dart Throw, Silly String, Baseball Throw, Ring Toss, Face Painting, Feed the Elephant, and many more!!
Good fun, good food, good cause and good friends!
Tri-Parish Eucharistic Adoration held in the St. Mary’s Chapel is in need of several new adorers to fill in the following openings: 2-3 p.m. on Thursdays, 12-1 a.m. on Fridays and 1-2 a.m. on Saturdays. If you can fill one of these hours, want a different hour or just want to be on the sub list contact Greg Fazzari @ 522-1493 or email email@example.com.
St. Francis Feast Day Celebration will be on October 6th at the 9:00 AM Mass. Out front after Mass all are invited to the “Blessing of the Animals” and then coffee and donuts in the parish hall. Bring your pets!
Middle School and High School Youth Groups kick off on Sunday, September 22nd from 6-8 p.m. in the St. Patrick parking lot. There will be music, games, food and frozen yogurt. Bring friends, family, and your dancing shoes! Everyone is welcome to attend and meet the youth group team. If you have any question contact Martha at 525-1602, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle School Youth
For youths in grades 6,7,8. Held on Thursday evenings. 6:30-8:00pm in the St. Patrick’s Youth room. New middle school age students are always welcomed.
High School Youth
Faith, fellowship and fun for all teens! Youth nights are held most Sunday evenings in the St. Patrick’s Youth room, 6:30pm. Grades 9 – 12. New high school age students are always welcome.
Religious Education classes begin on Sunday morning from 8:30am-9:45am September 29th. Students and parents please gather in the Nativity Hall in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall for the opening session, then we will move up to the classrooms. This first session parents are asked to attend for the whole class time.