Remember both the Farm Bill and immigration Bill are not settled. If you would like more information or to let your wishes be known please follow the Washington State Catholic Conference at www.thewscc.org and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops at usccb.org
The Giving Tree will be up in all three parishes for the next three weekends ending on August 18th. As many of you may know the CSCM has been exploring the possibility of helping over 300 homeless youth in our community, a homeless youth is described as living in inadequate accommodation or in temporary foster care. While we have not developed a complete plane to serve this segment of our population we have included additional hygiene items on the tree in addition to the usual school supply items and are requesting cash donations to start a fund to purchase large back packs suitable for older school age youth who are basically living out of back packs. If you can help in this area please make your check to the parish marked “BACK PACKS” and the funds will be co-mingled and use as needed. We will report to you the amount raised and any other needs as we continue to explore this project.
Is your marriage tearing you apart? Retrouvaille, a life line for troubled marriages, is holding weekends in Cottonwood, ID, Sept., 13-15 & Spokane, Sept., 20-22. For confidential info., call 1-800-470-2230 or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com
The DeSales cheerleaders will be making your pizzas and receiving $1 for each medium pizza bought. Thank you for supporting DeSales.
Today’s readings speak of hospitality. Abraham, who cheerfully did for his guests all that desert hospitality required, was rewarded with his heart’s desire – a son. Martha also busied herself with all the details of hospitality, but grudgingly and with complaint. Am I a cheerful or grudging giver?
Are you interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic faith? Are you a baptized Catholic who has not received the Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and/or Confirmation? Then you may be interested in the Tri-Parish Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). The sessions will be held on Thursdays in the John of the Cross Room in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, beginning September 5th at 6:30pm. If you wish to register, please contact David Carey at 526-6933.
Bulletins will be available through the summer on these dates: August 3rd, August 10th and will resume the regular weekly schedule on August 24th.
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.