Two books are highlighted this Advent and Christmas season: “Encounters with Jesus, Forty Gospel Portraits for Meditation of the Birth of Christ” and “The Lamb’s Supper, The Mass as Heaven on Earth”.
Helpline is in need of blankets of all sizes, for homeless individuals and families in our area. Call 529-3377
A gift of a warm, new coat can have such a profound impact on a child. Call 525-7153.
The Knights of Columbus are hosting a dinner and a 2nd Degree Exemplification on November 20th at 6:00 pm.
Those who were not able to participate, may still submit their own photo for the Directory. The charge is $10 and the photo is due by November 28 (bring to the Rectory office).
A one-session seminar, November 23, 9:30-11:30 am. For more information please call 525-6872.
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, email@example.com.