“The earth herself is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor…We have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth; our very bodies are made up of her elements, we breathe her air, and we receive life and refreshment from her waters.”
Assumption’s Annual Parish BBQ, August 16th (after the 10:30 am mass)
A-M, please bring a dessert
N-Z, please bring a salad
ABVM will provide hotdogs, hamburgers and sodas.
The Responsorial Psalm follows the silence after the first reading. Occasionally this is taken from other parts
of the Scripture, but ordinarily it is from the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament. It is designed in the form of a
dialogue. The cantor sings the antiphon and all repeat it. The verses are sung by the cantor; after each verse the
antiphon is sung again by the assembly. Occasionally, for lack of a cantor, the psalm is recited instead of sung.
However, the Responsorial Psalm should be sung.
Come to the Fair, Labor Day weekend for some wonderful culinary delights at the Walla Walla Catholic Schools Kitchens. You ‘ll find those legendary Pepe’s salads & pizza, as well as ‘Fazzari’s Finest’ pasta, baked lasagna, rigatoni, fettucine and spaghetti. Plus, you’ll have another chance to try the best burger to hit the WW valley in over 40 yrs! See ya at the Fair!
Coffee Call begins after Labor Day, following the 8:30 & 10:30 am masses. It is a great opportunity to meet people by helping to set up and serve. If you can help, please call Leo at 529-7305.
There is a person that needs a ride to the 10:00 am Mass on Sundays. If someone is willing to help with this request, please call the parish office at 525-1602.
St. Patrick library has a huge variety of books on spirituality, the saints, the sacraments, church history, children’s books and much more BUT the Adult Faith formation committee is having a challenge for parishioners to read the books. If you have any ideas how the library could be more accessible to the parish please contact one of the adult faith formation members. Thanks.
The next preparation class for parents and godparents who wish to baptize their infants or children (under 7 years old) will be Saturday, September 5, 9:30 – noon in the John of the Cross Room. Please call the parish office to register.
We don’t have very much of it during the liturgy. Two places where it usually occurs, if only briefly, is after each of the first two readings. Before plunging into the psalm we are invited to take time to reflect on the word that has been proclaimed to us. Likewise, after the second reading, we are invited to reflect on the word before we move on to the Gospel. Frequently there is also silence following the homily and following communion.
Volunteers needed, September 13th from 11 am to 4 pm. Help community members get free testing for various health concerns; held the same time as the Hispanic community conducts their fun-filled celebration of El Dia de Independencia.
Save the date: Saturday, September 12th at the Gesa Power House Theater for an evening of hilarious entertainment to benefit Catholic Charities Walla Walla. More info to follow. Can’t wait, call Tim at 509-525-0572
Plans are underway, mark your calendar for:
St. Francis’ 100 Year Anniversary
Sunday, October 4th @ 5:00 p.m.
More details coming soon.
If you would like to volunteer to help on one of the committees please call: St. Francis Parish Office – 509-525-1663 or email email@example.com Marguerite Daltoso, Co-Chair – 509-525-1112
Children finishing Year 1 of the two year sacramental preparation – please don’t forget to register this fall for year 2. All children must also attend Catholic schools or Rel. Ed. to participate.
Children wishing to begin Year 1 this fall must be in the 2nd grade or above and be attending Catholic school or Rel. Ed. classes. Forms will be in all parish foyers beginning in mid-August.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 4 pm
The Religious Education office will open on August 17 from 10 – 3 pm. Sue Logsdon will be working part time hours the last two weeks of August. Sr. Margarita Hernandez will take over duties as the new Director of Religious Education (DRE) in early September. Please welcome her by volunteering to be a catechist for this year’s program.
There is an urgent need for catechists and aides for all grades (K -5). What is a catechist? Someone who is a disciple of Jesus, willing to share the Catholic faith with our parish children, and who is excited about the faith! You don’t need to be an expert in theology to share your excitement about being Catholic. Why should our children grow to love the faith if we adults aren’t willing to share it? Please contact Sue Logsdon 529-5141 and leave a message or call her at 529-3719. God is waiting for you to step forward to serve the Lord.
There will be olive wood carvings available to purchase after all Masses the weekend of the 29 and 30 of August. The proceeds are to support Christian Catholic families in the Holy Land since it is their major source of income. More than 75 families in Bethlehem hand carved these items. They are beautiful and unique items. (Nativities, Crucifixes, Rosaries and Statues). The Christian population has dropped from 22% to less than 2% in the past two decades. This is a way for these families to support themselves.
Prayer Pilgrimage – Pilgrims of all ages (minors need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian) will gather in community and prayer at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center on Friday, August 14. Following a night’s stay, they will depart early Saturday morning, August 15, for a full-day pilgrimage through parts of the diocese, stopping at some “Marian” parishes and historical spots for Mass, prayer and discussion. Cost is $150 per person, this includes: Friday lodging at IHRC and four meals. Register online at www.dioceseofspokane.org
If the gathering rite has done its job, it has helped us become a unified worshiping community and disposed us to listen to God’s word in Scripture. God’s word is living, and it is proclaimed by a living person. An important part of the dynamic of hearing God’s word is seeing the person proclaiming, and especially, listening. This living word is proclaimed to us as individuals and to us as a church community. It is the story of our salvation, the story of God working in our lives. It is a story of past history, of God’s activity in our lives today, and of the future that is to come.
A 7-week course using the DVD series “The Mystery of God” by Fr. Robert Barron will meet on Tuesday morning from 9:30 – 11:00 am beginning on September 29. The course will meet in the St. John of the Cross room at St. Patrick Church. Workbooks for participants cost $25 each and need to be ordered soon, so please call Bob Fontenot now at 529-7078 to sign up.