this week bulletin.



this week bulletin.
To The Regional Parishes of Tacoma
The Bulletin of Information and Activities
Second Sunday of Lent
March 1, 2015
Your Pastoral Team:
Fr. Tuan Nguyen, D. Min.
Fr. Laga Paulo Olaaiga PV
Fr. J. Carlos Saenz PV
Regional Pastor
Parochial Vicar
Parochial Vicar
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Emergency Contact Sr. Mary: (253) 592-2455
Chào Mừng
Sacred Heart Parish
4520 McKinley Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98404
(253) 472-7738
Masses / Misas
Sunday 10:00am English
Mon & Fri 8:00am English
Dominical Español Sábado 7:00pm
Domingo 8:00am y 12:00 Medodía
Jueves 7:00pm Español
Reconciliation / Confesiones
During office hours only: Tue to Fri
Make sure Fr. Kokol (Carlos) is in.
Call office or him. No appointments!
Afio mai!
St. Ann Parish
Hafa Adai!
St. John of the Woods Parish
7025 South Park Avenue
9903 24th Avenue East
Tacoma, WA 98408
Tacoma (Midland), WA 98445
(253) 472-1360
(253) 537-8551
English Masses & Reconciliation
& Reconciliation
Reconciliation: Sat. 4:00pm
Saturday at 5:00pm
Reconciliation: Sat. 4:30pm
Sunday at 9:30am
Saturday at 5:30pm
Weekdays (Tue/Wed/Thu) at 8:00am
Sunday at 8:00am & 11:00am
Tuesday Mass at 5:00pm
Weekdays (Tue/Wed/Fri) at 9:30am
Friday Mass at 7:00pm
Vietnamese Mass:
You can find more information and activities on the web at
Reconciliation: Sun. 3:00pm
Sunday at 4:00pm
Pastor’s Letter
Dear Parishioners,
It was a prayerful celebration as we entered the First Week of the Lenten Season. We thank you for joining us for the Ash
Wednesday celebration. It was a wonderful event for our young at heart’s (Senior’s Mass and luncheon) activity for this
month. We thank you for your support of our Italia Feast Spaghetti Dinner and of the American Heritage Girls at St. John of
the Woods Parish for the cupcake social. We are entering the second week of this repentant season, to pray, to fast, and to do
works of Mercy. We thank you for using the information to assist you with this Lenten Season, such as the reflection from
Archbishop Peter for Lent, the Rice Bowl’s material, and participating with the parish community for prayers.
We thank you for supporting many different projects that we are working on at this time. Especially, the
demolition of the old school building at Sacred Heart’s Church, which is completed. We thank those
workers who are supporting our parish with this project. We had to pay to rent the equipment to do the
work, pay the license and permit fees, and pay for the dumper to remove all the materials. We took
many pictures and we hope to post these up for you to review when we have time to do it. We thank the
Construction Committee and the Fund Raising Committee who worked very hard to raise funds within
the last few years to get this project moving forward. We also hope that we have raised enough funds to build the new building
for the parish activities and ministries.
We are also working on the Meditation Garden at St. John of the Woods Parish. We have a committee member who has spent
the last few years organizing and gathering all the information on what needs to be done. They are raising funds to build a
large Cross and to plant floras around the meditation garden. We hope each phase of this project will be completed, so we can
have a wonderful garden to use and enjoy. We also have checked on the saplings that we had planted around our parish property after we harvested the mature trees. Of all the saplings we had planted, 60% of them are thriving. We will plant more saplings next year to replace those that did not survive. We thank the facility and grounds committee member who took time to
fill in the road (to enter the baseball field and parish hall kitchen) with gravel. The project at St. Ann’s Rectory is progressing,
as new windows are being installed throughout the building to seal the Rectory (preventing the heat from escaping during the
winter time). This will assist us to save the cost of heating for the building during winter. These are a few projects that I need
to report to you so you know what we are working on at this time. You already have received the parish annual Semi-Report
for the last five months of what we have done. We thank you for your continued support to our regional parishes.
We cordially invite you to join with the liturgical ministers from our regional parishes for their retreat this coming Saturday at
St. John of the Woods Parish with Mass and time for reflection by Andrew Casad, the Director of the Liturgy Office from the
Archdiocese of Seattle. He was with us last year for the Lenten retreat and was very helpful to us all. People who attended last
year’s retreat gave him a high recommendation and we wanted to invite him back for this year. You do not want to miss the
opportunity to attend this retreat day. Please organize your time and join us for this special day of retreat, so we can have time
to be with each other and pray for our regional parishes.
We thank you for registering your contribution for the online giving to support our parish with financial support. It is easy for
you to make your contribution to support to the parish and not forget what you want to do. We are living in a society, which is
so hard for us to remember to make a contribution to our home parish and there are many different bills that we have to pay and
God is always coming last. By registering online, we are ensuring God will always come first on our giving to the Lord to support the parish life and ministry. There is information on how to do it on the parish website, parish bulletin or you can call the
parish office so the parish staff can assist you by going through step by step with you on how to complete those forms.
We thank the committee on taking the furniture and items from your home, which you have donated for the Parish Garage Sale.
This is a good event for you to come and see what items you may need, so come and support the parish. Please contact Kathy
Bunger or the committee if you want to buy some items, which is useful for your home so we do not need to store it in our parish facility.
You are cordially invited to join our Faith Community for Daily Mass, celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, meditate
upon the suffering of Christ for the Stations of the Cross on each Friday, pray the Rosary before Mass, pray for the homebound
ministry or join them to visit the sick and the elderly, contribute food for the poor and join us to spend some quiet time in front
of the Blessed Sacrament for Adoration to pray for the Church and family!
Please keep the Elects and Candidates for Full Communion in your prayers. They are with us for these forty days of their journey of Faith and they are preparing themselves to join the Church with the Sacrament of Initiation and Full Communion at the
Easter Vigil. We thank the core team who assists them and to you for praying for them. May the Lord continue to bless upon
us during this Lenten season!
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Our website:
Fr. Tuan Nguyen,
Please remember your parish in your Will.
Community Center
Emergency Contact Sr. Mary: (253) 592-2455
Fr. Tuan Nguyen D. Min., Pastor (253) 882-9943 [email protected]
Fr. J. Carlos Saenz, Parochial Vicar, (253) 279- 4158 [email protected]
Fr. Laga Paulo Olaaiga, Parochial Vicar (206) 375-9539 [email protected]
Para información
en Español
vea las páginas 8-9
CONFESSIONS: on weekends before each scheduled mass or by appointment
CONFIRMATION: Fr. Laga Paulo Olaaiga (206) 375-9539 or [email protected]
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION and BAPTISM: Sr. Theresa Nguyen (253) 592-2541; [email protected]
BULLETIN EDITOR & CONTACTS: Sr. Theresa Nguyen - (253) 592-2541 or [email protected]
ACCOUNTANT: Anna Nichols (360) 789-1896 [email protected]
MAINTENANCE: Don McMakin (253) 590-6824 [email protected]
OUTREACH/ HOME BOUND MINISTRY: Sr. Mary Van Vu (253) 592-2455 - [email protected]
MARRIAGE PREP/ANNULMENTS: Deacon Mike Teskey (253) 474-6559
WEDDINGS: Fr. Tuan Nguyen —Arrangement should be made with the Pastor at least 6 months in advance.
RCIA (Rite Christian Initiation for Adults)
Journey of Conversion in Mind, Heart & Spirit.
RCIA/RCIC is the process by which people become
members of the Roman Catholic Church.
Classes at 6:30PM at the School building.
Saturday, February 28th: Rite
of Election at 11:00 AM at St.
Monday, Mar 2: Blessed Virgin
Sunday, March 8th: First Scrutiny at 10:00 AM Mass at Sacred
Sunday, March 15th: Second Scrutiny at 11:00 AM Mass at
Sunday, March 22nd: Third Scrutiny at 4:00 PM Mass at St. Ann.
Saturday, March 28th: RCIA/RCIC retreat from 10:00 AM to
1:00PM at St. John of the Woods. Godparents need to be there.
Saturday, April 4th: Rehearsal at 9:00 A.M in Church. Easter Vigil:
Baptism at 8:00 P.M at St. Ann.
Faith Formation Information
Children’s Mass this weekend:
At St. Ann, it will be on Saturday, February 28th at 5:00 p.m.
At SJOW, it will be on Sunday, Mar. 1st at 11:00 a.m.
We hope all of you will be able to attend this Mass with your children.
Reconciliation will be available from 6pm–
7pm every Friday during Lent at St. Ann and
During Lent, confessions are before and after
each Mass through out the regional parishes.
Daily Mass:
Monday and Friday 8 AM at Sacred Heart
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m at St. Ann
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 a.m at SJOW
Weekend confessions: Saturday at 4:00 pm (St. Ann); 4:30 pm at
SJOW. Please let the priest know you wish to go to confession
before or after Mass.
At Sacred Heart: during office hours only: Tuesday to Friday.
Sacrament of Confirmation
We meet on Sunday from 6:00 –8:00 PM at the
school building
March 8: Confirmed in Love
March 15: Confirmed in Holiness
A mandatory Retreat on the weekend of May 2-3rd, 2015.
Baptism Preparation Class
There is no baptism class during Lent.
The next baptism class is on Saturday, April 11, 2015.
Please call Sr. Theresa at 592-2541 if you have questions.
Our students now continue learning about God, Jesus and the Holy
Spirit and learning their prayers. This is our 2nd children’s Mass—for
the CCD school year. The theme for the Masses will be “God Cares
Every Wednesday
and we care”. Our offertory gift will be rainbow (colorful) socks and
Adult Catechism Classes
items for winter season that will be given to
St. Ann Parish
a homeless shelter and St. Vincent de Paul.
Wednesdays at 6:30pm to 7:25 at Milner CenterThank you for helping your children at
Library This is your opportunity to turn to Christ and learn more
home learn their prayers and for listening
when they share with you what they learned
about your Catholic Faith and the Catechism of the Catholic
in class.
Church. For more information contact Monty at (253) 304-4473
Regional Center
Our Treasured Tradition . . .
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
(In Church Only)
Confirmation Names
8:30am - 7:00pm Thursdays
5pm - 7pm Tuesdays Divine Mercy & Mass (Samoan Comm.)
7:00pm Fridays Mass (Vietnamese Language)
by Barbara & Clarence Leingang
The custom of adopting a saint’s name at Confirmation was not
found originally in the Early Church but came later. Taking on a
saint’s name at Confirmation was done for a couple of reasons.
1. To adopt the saint as a special heavenly patron. 2. To honor a
saint to whom one had a special devotion. This opportunity
helped the confirmandi to develop his understanding and his
reliance on the Communion of Saints. The practice of selecting a
new name of a patron saint has not been encouraged in some
dioceses. Rather, the tradition of not picking a new name at
confirmation is being promoted. This is based on the idea that
the person (confirmandi) already has a Christian name given to
him/her at Baptism. By using the same name it will serve as a
link between the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, the
two sacrament of Christian Initiation. The USCCB in 2000
decreed in the Latin Rite, that Confirmation shall be conferred
between the age of discretion (7 yrs.) and 16 years of age. This
went into effect on July 1, 2002. It should be noted the age can
be changed by a Diocese if there is a grave reason or imminent
death. As a matter of record, at the beginning of World War II,
many of the faithful were confirmed as young as 6 years of age
once they had received their First Communion. The threat of war
pushed this into the realm of “grave reason.”
10:00am - Noon Wednesdays
7:00-9:00pm - Mondays
9:00AM-6:30PM Every Thursday
8:30am - Noon Every first Friday
Mass Schedule for March at Nursing Homes
Nursing Home
11:00 am
Gibson House
Thursday 5
9:00 am
Thursday 5
10:30 am
People Retirement Home
10:30 am
10:00 am
Heart Wood
King’s Manor
Wednesday 4th
Friday 6
Thursday 19th
Supper for our Priests
Priests would like to say thank you to those who
have been making meals for them every Thursday. The
number of priests are three. They would appreciate your care and generosity. If you are interested, please call Sr. Theresa (253) 592-2541.
Meals could be bought around 3:30-4pm to the St. Ann’s Rectory.
You’re invited to participate in
CRS Rice Bowl!
Our parishes will be participating in CRS
Rice Bowl, Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten
program, as a way to encounter Jesus
through others, especially through the most vulnerable in our
world. Rice Bowls will be available at each church. Please be
sure to take home a Rice Bowl and use this fun and easy resource to deepen your family’s Lenten experience and make a
difference in the lives of the poor.
What you give up for Lent changes Lives.
Five minutes a day of…
Prayer as a family…
Fasting in solidarity with the world’s poor…
Almsgiving to change lives…
… means an enriched Lenten journey for
your family, and lifesaving aid around the
Visit for family activities
recipes and more!
Reference: Catholic Answers; USCCB Website
Pope Francis proclaimed 2015 a Year
of Consecrated Life, starting on the
First Sunday of Advent, the weekend of
November 29, 2014, and ending on
February 2, 2016, the World Day of
Consecrated life. The year also marks the 50th anniversary of
Perfectae Caritatis, a decree on religious life, and Lumen Gentium, the Second Vatican Council’s constitution on the Church.
Its purpose, as stated by the Vatican is to “make a grateful remembrance of the recent past” while embracing “the future with
You are invited to join us in praying for our Priests, Deacons and
religious sisters at the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
* 8:30am - 7:00pm Thursdays at St. Ann
* 7:00-9:00pm - Mondays at St. John of the Woods
* 9:00AM-6:30PM Every Thursday at Sacred Heart
Support Your Parish With
Online Donations
Make online Donations with a credit
card, debit card or Echeck.
ParishPay gives you the ability to schedule donations according to
your personal budget.
There are 3 ways to enroll online donations through ParishPay:
Online: go to and click the “Start Giving”.
Phone: 1. 866-727-4741 or 866-PARISH-1.
Call parish office, we are glad to assist you.
Regional Center
Regional Liturgy Retreat
Prayer of the Faithful ~ March 1, 2015
All liturgical ministers from our regional parishes
are invited to attend this retreat.
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at St. John of the Woods
Time: 8:30 - 9:30am
9:30 -10:00am
Coffee and cookies
10:00 - 12:30pm Presentation by Andrew Casad
12:30 - 1:15pm
1:15 - :30pm
Mid-Day Prayer - closing
We welcome Dr. Andrew Casad, director of the Liturgy of Seattle
to be with us as a main speaker. Please call the office or Sr.
Theresa 253– 592-2541 [email protected] or Joan
O’Shea 253-531-5159 [email protected] by February 28th so
we may better plan the day. Thank you and may your Lenten season be filled with God's loving grace.
That as the apostles saw the glory of God in Jesus, so we may
all see that every human life, even when frail and feeble, is a
reflection of God's glory, we pray to the Lord...Respect Life
“The Holy Father greatly appreciates the dedicated work that
you and everyone involved in 40 Days for Life are engaged in
to promote respect for the lives of all unborn children. His Holiness assures you of his prayerful support for you, your colleagues and all those whose prayer, fasting and sacrifices are
saving countless lives and giving glory to God.” ~ Pope Francis, via Vatican Secretariat of State40 DAYS FOR LIFE 2015
Spring campaign ~ Day 6 - 26 lives saved!~ Feb. 18 to March
29 from 8 AM to 4 PM daily. Help save lives! Everyone is
called! Please join in Prayer and Fasting for an end to abortion
wherever you are ... at home, church, or on the street as we
stand for life at a Peaceful Vigil outside Cedar River Clinic:
1401-A Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma, WA 98405.
We thank you for supporting and praying for the demolition of the
old school building at Sacred Heart’s Church, which is completed.
We thank those workers who are supporting our parish with this
project. We had to pay to rent the equipment to do the work, pay
the license and permit fees, and pay for the dumper to remove all
the materials. We took many pictures and we hope to post these
up for you to review when we have time to do it. We thank the
Construction Committee and the Fund Raising Committee who
worked very hard to raise funds within the last few years to get
this project moving forward. We also hope that we have raised
enough funds to build the new building for the parish activities
and ministries.
Annual Catholic Appeal Matching Gifts
Thank you to those who have already fulfilled your Annual
Catholic Appeal pledge! If you would like to help maximize our
Annual Catholic Appeal Rebate this year for our parish project,
please check if your employer has a Matching Gift program. Once
your gift has been paid in full, you can apply for the match per your
employer’s instructions. The Annual Catholic Appeal, Archdiocese
of Seattle, is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501©(3) of the
International Revenue Code. Tax ID#91-0778147. Call 206-3824274 if you have any questions. Mailing address: Annual Catholic
Appeal, PO Box 14964, Seattle 98114
We enjoyed
Italia Fest Spaghetti Dinner last Saturday at
St. John of the Woods Parish Hall. We thank you for supporting our
parish with this event. As you know a wonderful meal always involve
lots of love and patience in making it special, so we thank the team
who spent many hours preparing this special meal for us. We thank
you for coming to enjoy this wonderful traditional meal that we celebrate each year. We are very happy to host this event at our parish
annually, as we have a wonderful, enthusiastic and dedicated group of
people who want to carry on this tradition.
Advertising Sales Representative Job Opening
Part Time/ Full Time
We are looking for a passionate and resourceful
Advertising Sales Representative to join the Catholic Printery.
You will have the unique opportunity to manage about 35 parish
bulletin advertising ad grids,
where the sales opportunities are endless.
If you like to sell, this is the job for you!
Basic Qualifications
3+ years of relevant professional sales experience
Proven ability to lead multiple sales projects simultaneously,
successfully delivering the required results
Superior verbal & written communications skills and the ability to interact with management on a regular basis
Experience and passion for working in a fast-paced sales environment
Please E-mail, mail or fax resume. CPI PO Box 81026 Seattle,
WA 98108 [email protected]com Fax: (206) 767-3323
(253) 472-1360 Fax (253) 475-6335
Parish Secretary: Carmen Lozano Ext. 100
Pastoral Assist., Vietnamese Contact: Sr. Theresa (253) 592-2541
Samoan Contact: Filipo Faleono 253-229-6279
Pastoral Council: Cathy Bunger (253) 472-6355
Liturgy Ministry: Emma Caintic (253) 752 4378
Finance Council: Bob Richardson (253) 922-2412
St. Vincent DePaul: Richard McMakin (253) 468-9841
Mission Statement: We, parishioners of St Ann Parish, are a Catholic faith community in the south end of Tacoma who
proclaim the Gospels and embrace our many cultures and the gifts we share. We come together as one faith community to
celebrate the Eucharist and the Sacraments. We are grateful to those who built this place of worship with faith, sacrifice and
sanctified it with their many years of devotion. We remain focused on our Roman Catholic traditions and promote an
environment of hope, where all can grow into the likeness of Christ.
The Second Week of Lent
Loving God, there is so much
darkness in my life and I hide
from you.
Take my hand and lead me out of the
shadows of my fear.
Help me to change my heart.
Bring me to your truth and help me to
respond to your generous love.
Let me recognize the fullness of your
love which will fill my life.
Free me from the darkness in my heart.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at
3:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Samoan Language
This week in our Parish
March 2nd, 2015
Monday: No A.m. Mass
6:00 p.m. Samoan Choir-School
6:30 p.m. RCIA-School
Tuesday: 8: a.m. Mass
5:00 p.m. Divine Mercy/Church
6:00 p.m. Mass-Samoan
7:00 p.m. Samoan Comm.-Hall
7:30 p.m. . K/C Meeting-Chapel
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. Mass
6:00 p.m. Samoan Choir—School
Every Sunday from
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Fridays at 6:00 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Before and after daily Mass.
Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Finance Council-M.C.
6:30 p.m. CCD-School Building
6:30 p.m. Adult Faith Formation/M
7:00 p.m. Parish Council-M.C.
Thursday: 8 a.m. Mass
8:30 a.m.—7:00 p.m. Adoration
In Our Parish
10:00 a.m. SVDP-M.C.
Weekend of :
4:00 p.m. RCIA-M.C.
February 22nd: $ 4,172
Friday—No A.M. Mass
Catholic Annual Appeal Rebate : $694.50
3:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
ParishPay (online giving) for Feb.: $1,161.50 5:15 p.m. Stations of the Cross/Samoan
Home Catholic Mission $405
5:30 p.m. Outreach-Chapel
6:00 p.m. Confessions
7:00 p.m. Vietnamese Mass-CH
7:30 p.m. Emmanuel Choir- Chapel
Please join hundreds going to Catholic
Advocacy Day, Thursday, March 26,
2015 in Olympia. To register, go to: and give voice to Justice
and life. Invite your friends along! The
day will include briefings on legislative issues, Mass and appointments
with legislators. Catholic Advocacy
Day is sponsored by: Washington State Catholic Conference, Catholic Community/Housing Services, Archdiocese
of Seattle, Pierce County Deanery, St. Vincent de Paul So- Theft Warning
ciety and Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center.
Please do not leave valuable items, or anything 11:00 a.m. Vietnamese Youth-Church
4:00 p.m. Confessions-Church
that even looks valuable in plain view of your
5:00 p.m. Mass
car. Do not tempt a potential thief.
Thank You!
For all those around the world who are ill, especially New Members For:
those in our parish:
St. Ann’s Seniors Club
Yvonne Boukal
Janet Curtright
Kathleen Genge
Ernest Haywood
Jackie Lane
Donna Majeres
Neagle Fam.
Anthony Palomo
Bob Richardson
Jerry Rochefort
Virginia Wooten
Bob Bockman Sr.
Charlotte DiStefano
Ed Glass
Virginia Haywood
Michelle Lane
Terry Mathern
Susitina Nielsen
Teresita Palomo
Thad Richardson
Charles Salle
Alisa Wooten
Robert Colombini
Joshua Gallagher
George Harmon Jr.
Doug Herzog
Samantha Lawrence
Wesley McMakin
John Nolte
Dale Philips
Valerie Rochefort
Georgia Williams
Joan Woodring
We pray for all servicemen and women
and for their families.
If you or someone you know is homebound
and wishes to receive Holy Communion at
home please call Sr. Mary at (253)5922455.
To submit a name to the list, please call the parish office
at (253)472-1360 Ext. 100.
We’ve been adding new activities this past
year; we enjoy the social and spiritual times;
and would like to share the fun, food and
fellowship with more members of St. Ann’s
Parish. We look forward to having you join
us in the coming months and would like your
suggestions on how we can become an allinclusive parish community group for everyone 55 and over with activities that occur
during mid-day so as to include persons who
don’t want to drive after dark. For information, please call, Eldon or Marge at 4722937, or Kathleen at (253)861-0799.
6:30 p.m. Samoan Choir-Church
7:30 p.m. Vietnamese Lenten Prog.Church
Sunday: 9:30 a. m. —Mass
Coffee & Donuts after Mass/Hall
11:00 a.m. Vietnamese Comm/Sch.
1:30 p.m. TNTT Youth-M.C/Old Chapel
2:00 p.m. TNTT Youth-Hall
4:00 p.m. Vietnamese Mass
St. Vincent De Paul
We are in need of the following
items: Macaroni & Cheese, Canned
Soup, Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Tuna Helper, Cereal, Jam
and Hamburger Helper.
Thank you for your continued
Snoqualmie Casino
Everyone is invited to join the Seniors for a day of fun at the Snoqualmie Casino on
March 12th. For further information please call Rita at 253-537-2977.
Parish Secretary: Susan Teskey
(253) 537-8551 Fax (253) 537-0459
Pastoral Assistant: Sr. Theresa (253) 592-2541 (Tuesday & Friday)
Parish Pastoral Council: James Hardesty (253) 539-5952
Liturgy Ministry: Joan O’Shea (253) 531-5159
Finance Council :Doug Franklin (253) 922-3847
Lazarus Commission: Natalie Vieira (253) 537-4877
Facilities Council: Richard Severson (253) 531-6006
Music Ministry: Nancy Burkholder (253) 537-9283
Bible for Adults: Brenda Kelly (253) 922-6569
Stewardship Commission: Tom & Marge Berntsen (253) 840-2088
Youth ministry: Jacob Hayden (253) 537-8551 or [email protected]
Mission Statement: St. John of the Woods is a rural Catholic community centered in Jesus Christ, growing in faith and sharing the Word of God through the Eucharist and our Sacraments. We are a welcoming parish of active, involved people of all
ages and cultures, serving families and recognizing the gifts that each person brings.
Ministry Contacts:
Donna Severson 531-6006
Brenda Kelly
Eucharistic Ministers
Debbie Sanders 472-1590
Nancy Burkholder 537-9283
Altar Servers
Joan O”Shea
Bill Butschky
Church Decorators
Pat Kowalchuk 537-4077
Lazarus Committee
Natalie Vieira
Finance Council
Doug Franklin
Pastoral Council
Jim Hardesty
Facilities Committee
Dick Severson
Sharon Murphy 472-5856
Funeral Receptions
Karen Knobbe
Children’s Faith Formation
Sr. Theresa
Adult Bible Study
Brenda Kelly
Homebound outreach
Sr. Mary
Monthly Breakfast
Tom Cruz
Senior Lunch
Karen Knobbe
Coffee Hour
Brenda Kelly
Mother’s Group
Amber Goldade 537-9694
Prayers for our Sick
Ann Gannon
Alice Doidge
Brandon Clarno
Larry Tally
Jazzmyne Forsman
June Dye
Esther Wilder
Theresa Riendeau
Steven Borris
Isaiah Williams
Dan & Susan Kitaji
Jan Gratzer
Hilde Salzburn
Wanda Swanson
MaryAnn Straling
Beckett Eells
Robert Taitano
Richard Coleman
Lil Copeland
In Military Service:
SPC-Sean Gilson
Cody Matheason
++Remember the soul of
Fr. William Slate who
died in February. Eternal
rest granted to him O
Lord , Rest in Peace.
Feb.22, 2015 116 env.
$5,364.00 + $426.51
loose = $5,790.51
Weekly Calendar
March 1, 2015
1st Sunday
Of Lent
MONDAY March 2:
Funeral 11am Jason Merkle
Bible Study—1pm
Blessed Sacrament
TUESDAY March 3:
Mass 9:30am
Bible Study—7pm
Mass 9:30am
Senior Lunch—11:30am
Facilities —2pm
American Heritage Girls-6pm
FRIDAY March 6:
Mass 9:30am
Home School PE—10am
Regional Liturgical
with Mass 8:30am
Confessions 4:30pm
Mass 5:30pm
Sunday March 8:
Coffee hour 8am & 11am
Stewardship Corner
What’s new in our church hall?
We have a new dishwasher!
The dishwasher will save a lot of time and will be a more
sanitary way of cleaning. The cost of the dishwasher was
$5,000. These funds came from the Crab Feed ($2,500)
and from the Fall Harvest Festival (2,500). Many thanks to
Jim Raden and Karen Knobbe for designating the funds
from their special events for the dishwasher.
There are special instructions for the use of the dishwasher. The instructions are posted on the dishwasher and
it is imparative that these be followed! The dishwasher has
a water saver. The rinse water will be used for the next
wash load. Make sure that after the last load for the dishwasher the rinse cycle has been completed and the remaining water in the dishwasher must be drained out! Otherwise, we will have the same problem that we had with the
previous dishwasher.
Please enjoy using our new dishwasher but also make
sure you follow the instructions, so we may have our dishwasher for many years to come
Stewardship Commission
Memory Singers”
will be performing
at Senior Lunch on
March 4th at
Come Join Us
During Lent, Confessions will be held every Friday 6pm to 7pm, on Saturdays at
4:30pm and before or after daily Masses on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Altar Server Corner
Cincture is Purple
We are now in the Lenten Season.
Please take a RICE BOWL home and a copy of the Free book
“A Lenten Pilgrimage” from the vestibule of the church
Feb 28th & Mar 1st
Church Regulations Regarding Fast and Abstinence
Abstinence from meat (beast or fowl) is observed by all Catholics 14 years
& older on Ash Wednesday and All Fridays of Lent.
This obligation prohibits the eating of meat, but you can eat eggs, milk products, or
condiments of any kind, even though made with animal fat.
Fasting means: limiting oneself to one full meal on a given fast day. Catholics 18 years of
age but not yet 59 years of age are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesdays and Good Friday.
On fast days 2 small meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength. However, the
2 small meals together may not equal 1 full meal. Moreover, eating solid foods between
meals on fast days is not permitted.
5:30pm: Tracy & Steve
8:00am: Eduardo, Gary & Kirby
11:00am: Charlecie, Aurelia & Jayde
May God blessed you in your ministry,
thank you for answering
God’s call to service.
Thank you, Joan O’Shea
Questions or can’t make it, contact me at
253-531-5159 or
[email protected]
e-mail: [email protected]
Tel. (253) 472-7738 Fax (253) 475-0071
PASTOR / PARROCO...............……….......................Ext. 103 Fr. Tuan V. Nguyen
PAROCHIAL VICAR / VICARIO PARROQUIA..............Ext. 107 Fr. Juan Carlos Saenz
PARISH SECRETARY / SECRETARIA...……...............Ext. 100 Luz M. Paredes
Lazarus Ministry …………... …………..253 - 474 - 2414 Chuck Ross
St. Vincent De Paul …………………….. 253 - 474 - 7195 Claudia K. Ehreth
We are a people of God unified in his love. As Roman Catholic Community, we are faithful to Jesus’ teachings and our Sacred Catholic
Tradition. Our devotion to the Lord comes from the Liturgy, the Sacraments and multiethnic people who embrace our community and welcome all newcomers. We foster the unique expressions of each culture and honor the gifts they bring. Through our commitment to Christ’s
Commandments, we provide an environment that will foster spiritual growth and reflect Jesus’ love for all in our community .
We need your help for 1 - 2 Sundays / month to serve at
Ushers, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and altar Servers are
needed to serve our community at 10:00 am Sunday Mass
Please contact:
Bernie Wymore at 253 - 380 - 9493 or
Leave a message at 253 - 536 - 5301
contact services
If you know in advance the date of surgery, a procedure, other reason for hospitalization, or know someone who would like to be visited, needs some assistance , or like communion brought to them please
Sr. Mary Vu (253) 592-2455.
Parish calendar
Rosary 30 minutes before Mass
Monday, March 2
8:00 am Mass
Tuesday, March 3
Choir Practice
7:00 pm
Thursday march 4
9:00 to 6:30
Exposition of the blessed Sacrament
Friday March 5
8:00 am Mass
Exposition of the blessed Sacrament
9:00 am to 12:00 Noon
Station of the Cross
3:00 pm
Sunday, March 8th
10:00 am Mass
11am Coffee Hour
Reconciliation held
after each Mass
During lent
Stewardship in Our
Parish For :
Feb. 15, 2015
$ 4,248.00
Thank you for your generosity!
Altar Society Meeting:
Monday March9th, 2015
Rosary at 12 :00 noon with brown
bag lunch to follow.
Coffee will be provided .
Everyone is welcome
Answering phone calls Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Friday
from 10:00 to 11:00 am only
Call at: 253 - 472 - 7738 ext. 104
Offering only
food vouchers and Utility
Reconciliations held
every Thursday and Friday from:
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Mass Intentions
Onosai Aulava, Ruth Bones,
Billy Bones, Josie Bigler
Chris Bilyeu, Louis Castrilli,
Katherine Carson, Juana
Freeman, Ben Freudenstein, Ernesto Fuentes
JoAnn Garner, Alice Ginther,
Claire M. Hickey, Diene
Holby, Helen Horak, Joshua
Horak, Brenda Hurtado, Lois
Jensen, Pam Knoll, Veronica
Maltatti, Dianne Martin,
Janet Miller, JoAnn Paul,
Sharon Penhale, Ashley
Remigton, Theresa Rotter,
Sherry Simpson, Evelyn
Stankevich, Robert Stets,
Bob Woods
pray for those in need of
prayer, all the sick and
homebound members of
our faith community,
For our military:
All men and women in Iraq
and other parts of the world
and their families.
The traditional location for the mount
of transfiguration is the Mount Tabor,
about 11 miles west of the Sea of
Mount Tabor rises about 1,800 feet above the level plain
It was identified as the site of the transfiguration as early as
the third century by the theologian Origen.
The Church of the Transfiguration, a Franciscan Church
build on the ruins of a centuries-old Byzantine Church, now
stands at the summit of the mount Tabor
segundo domingo de cuaresma
1 marzo de 2015
Les agradezco por venir el Miércoles de Ceniza esto dio inicio a la primer semana de cuaresma y la hemos iniciado con nuestra celebración eucarística y
de oración, y entramos a la segunda semana de arrepentimiento, oración, ayuno y hacer obras de caridad. Les invito a llevar información que tenemos disponible como por ejemplo el Arzobispo de Seattle ha escrito un libro de reflexiones para la cuaresma, también tenemos una tarjeta morada que es como un
examen de conciencia que se pueden llevar con ustedes, también tenemos la taza de arroz y practicar las obras de caridad junto con nuestras oraciones.
Gracias a todos los que pudieron apoyar la cena en San Juan del Bosque dicho evento era para apoyar al grupo de nanas de la herencia americana de esa
Gracias por apoyar los diferentes proyectos en que estamos trabajando a un mismo tiempo, especialmente la demolición de la antigua escuelita la cual ya
está terminada; gracias a los trabajadores por su tiempo y talento en este proyecto, aun así tuvimos que alquilar la maquinaria para poder hacer este trabajo,
pagar por el permiso, por llevar todo a la basura. Tomamos algunas fotos espero se puedan publicar pronto. Gracias al comité por su arduo trabajo recaudando fondos por dos años para que este proyecto pueda cumplirse. Como también esperamos en Dios y podamos reunir suficientes fondos para construir y
poder tener nuestras reuniones.
Nuevamente les invitamos a los ministros de liturgia al retiro regional que se llevara a cabo en San Juan del Bosque el día 7 de Marzo a las 8:30 am a la
1:30 pm Inicia con Misa y luego reflexionaremos los temas que desarrollara Andrew Casey director de el departamento de Liturgia de la oficina de la Arquidiócesis de Seattle el estuvo con nosotros para el adviento el año pasado y fue de gran ayuda. No se pierdan esta oportunidad, organicen su tiempo para
poder atender así podamos orar juntos.
Les agradezco a los que se han registrado atreves de el internet donando atreves de el internet el llamado “give on line”, gracias por su apoyo financiero a
esta parroquia, pues vivimos en una sociedad donde es muy difícil recordar dar nuestra donación y como en nuestros hogares tenemos la responsabilidad de
pagar nuestras utilidades así también en nuestra parroquia tenemos muchos gastos y solo con la ayuda de ustedes podemos hacerlo, y cuando nos inscribimos atraves del internet para hacer nuestra donación automáticamente lo descuentan del banco en la fecha que ustedes hayan decidido esto es poner a Dios
primero dando nuestra parte a la Iglesia en nuestra vida ministerial. En nuestra página de internet encontraran paso a paso como completar la aplicación, o
puede llamar a la oficina.
Están invitados a participar en nuestra comunidad de fe durante la cuaresma, a las Misas, celebrar el sacramento de la reconciliación, a meditar el camino
de la fe y estar listos en el Sacramento de Iniciación para la vigilia pascual
Que nuestro Señor los continúe bendiciendo en este tiempo de Cuaresma!
s estaciones de la cruz atreves del viacrucis los días viernes a rezar el rosario orar por los enfermos y por el ministerio que visita a los enfermos y los ancianos, a contribuir con los pobres y a pasar un momento en silencio frente al santísimo sacramento orando por sus familias y la Iglesia en general; como también en llevar a ustedes en sus oraciones a los que han elegido aceptar los sacramento de nuestra Iglesia, ellos estarán con nosotros por 40 días preparándose en el Sacramento de Iniciacion para la vifgilia pascual. Que nuestro Dios continue bendiciendoles durante la cuaresma!Atentamente, de Cristo,
Fr. Tuan Nguyen D. Min.
Todos los Jueves de
9AM a 6:30 PM
primer Viernes de Mes
de mes 9AM a 12 pm
Y de 6:30 pm a 9:00 pm
Grupo de Adoracion Nocturna
solo para mujeres
Vigilia Adoracion al Santisimo cada
segundos viernes de mes
8:30 pm a 5:00 am
15 de Febrero 2015
$ 4,099.00
Por su
Durante la
5:00 –7:00 pm
5:00 - 6:30 pm
San Alfonso Liguori recomienda que
debemos contemplar cuatro cosas especialmente durante la cuaresma estas son:
La muerte, el Juicio, - El cielo y el
Hablar de esto con los ninos puede ser dificil, los padres
pueden aprovechar la epoca de cuaresma para introducer este
tema, el tema que se debe enfatizar es EL CIELO como
decia el papa Juan Pablo II no es abstracto ni fisico el lugar
en las nubes pero tiene vida, la relacion personal con la santisima Trinidad, entonces el cielo es vivir eternamente en la
presencia y en amistad con nuestro Dios amado.
Sacerdotal Mariano
invita a rezar el
Rosario todos los
6:00 PM
Jueves 7:00PM
Sábado 7:00PM
8am y 12 medio dia
En Inglés:
10 :00 am
Lunes y Viernes 8:00AM
Lecturas Dominicales
Gn 22: 1-2.. 9-13. 15-18;
Rm 8:31-34; Mc 9:2-10
Lunes 23 de Febrero
Dn 9: 4-10; Lc 6: 36-38
Martes 24 de Febrero
Is 1: 10. 16-20; Mt 23: 1-12
Miércoles 25 de Febrero
Jr 18; 18-20; Mt 20; 17-28
Jueves 26 de Febrero
Jr 17; 5-10; Lc 16; 19-31
Viernes 27 de Febrero
Gn 37; 3-4. 12-13. 17-28;
Mt 21: 33-43. 45-46
Sábado 28 de febrero
Mi 7: 14-45. 18-20;
Lc 15: 1-3. 11-32
Nuestra Página Regional Web:
Necesita la visita de un
sacerdote, o que le lleven la
communion a su casa o al
por favor llame a:
oficina 253 - 472-7738
Misioneros 253- 304- 6738
Luz Paredes 253– 468– 0258
Un agradecimiento especial a la comunidad de tzentzunza Michuacan por la
donacion de $ 200.00 para la reconstruction de la escuelita. La donacion fue enviada con el Padre Tuan en reciente
visita a ese estado.
Mil gracias de parte de el comite Unidos
por la fe, y P. Tuan
Ofrece estampillas para comida a las
familias que vivan en area de la parroquia codigo postal 98404.
Para mas informacion llame a la oficina los dias Martes, Miercoles y
Viernes de 10 - 11 am solamente.
Coordinadora de Liturgia/Español
Herlinda Martin
Coordinador de Catequesis
María Esther Morales
Coordinadora de procesos de
Gloria Gómez en la Extensión 105
Deje mensaje y su número de teléfono. en la
oficina de la parroquia
coordinador de Bautismos:
Salvador Delgadillo
Coordinador de Confirmaciones
Manuel Morales
Coordinador de
Brenda Heredia
Pastoral Juvenil
Luis Garcia
Con la cuaresma da Inicio la campaña plato de
arroz, que ayuda a llevar un plato de comida a
los lugares mas pobres del mundo entero.
Oremos juntos con esta oracion.
Dios de todos los pueblos,
te ofrecemos nuestra jornada de Cuaresma.
Concédenos aprender a caminar como una sola
familia humana, recordando de manera especial
a los más pobres y necesitados.
Bendice nuestras oraciones, nuestro ayuno y
nuestros donativos cuaresmales. A través de
estas acciones, demostramos nuestro amor por
tu Hijo Jesús, y respondemos a tu llamado de
amarnos unos a otros.
Clases de confirmaciones para jovenes
En el Salon Parroquial
Sabados de 1:00 pm
Clases de evangelizacion para padres y
Padrinos en el templo
Clases del programa de RICA
Miercoles 7:00 pm
Sabados 1:00 pm comedor de oficina
Clases de confirmacion y 1a comunion
para adultos
Miercoles 7:00 pm
Grupo de Oracion
El Buen Pastor en el Templo
Viernes 6:30—9:00 pm
Catequesis - Sabados
salon parroquial
8:00 am - 12:00 md
10:30 am a 12:30
de la Palabra
tienen materiales religiosos
en venta (Biblias, rosarios, libros,
CD’s, Dvd). Usted podrá llamarles
a su celular:
(253)304-6738 o marcando el
número de la parroquia y luego la
extensión 109.
De lunes a viernes
9:00 am 12:00 medio día y de 1:00
a 4:00 pm

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