this week bulletin


this week bulletin
To The Regional Parishes of Tacoma
The Bulletin of Information and Activities
April 19, 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
You can find more information and activities on the web at
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
Domingo 8:00am y 12:00
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!
St. Ann Parish
7025 South Park Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98408
(253) 472-1360
English Masses &
Reconciliation: Sat.
Saturday at 5:00pm
Sunday at 9:30am
Weekdays (Tue/Wed/Thu) at
Tuesday Mass at 6:00pm
Friday Mass at 7:00pm
Vietnamese Mass:
Reconciliation: Sun. 3:00pm
Sunday at 4:00pm
St. John of the Woods
9903 24th Avenue East
Tacoma (Midland), WA 98445
(253) 537-8551
English Masses &
Reconciliation: Sat.
Saturday at 5:30pm
Sunday at 8:00am &
Weekdays (Tue/Wed/Fri)
at 9:30am
Pastor’s Letter
Dear Parishioners,
We had a prayerful Divine Mercy Sunday celebration at St. John of the Woods’ Church. We thank the core team who organized it. It was a wonderful celebration with Mass and fellowship. We thank Father Laga who made his commitment to celebrate it. We thank the volunteers at St. John of the Woods who are working on an extra parking space in front of the parish
office. It took a lot of hard work from the maintenance committee to plan and work on this project. The Easter Season is a
joyful and happy time for our regional parishes. We thank you for making your commitment to do works of charity and for
your participation in the Rice Bowl during the Lenten Season. We are still counting the Rice Bowl money and once this is
completed, we will send your contribution to the Archdiocese office (for missionary work). We thank each member of each
family who have returned the Rice Bowl boxes to us.
You have received a letter from Archbishop Peter asking you to participate in the Annual Catholic Appeal. There are more
than 63 ministries that receive support from this campaign. Your participation is very important for this campaign. You will
also be receiving my letter asking you to support this campaign. The benefit of this campaign will also support the special project that our parishes want to do. In my letter an explanation on the project from each of the parishes is provided. Therefore,
we need to obtain the goal to receive the rebate to work on these projects.
We thank many of you who volunteered to help us with the landscaping of the parish grounds and making sure that the parish
ground is clean and looks beautiful, to make those who come feel warm and welcome. We thank those families who have
signed up to care for different areas of the parish grounds at St. John of the Woods’ Church. It is a commitment to keep up
with the watering and keeping all the flowers blooming. We are very impressed with the grounds of each of our parish. We
thank God for sending us these volunteers who are a good at making all the plants and flowers healthy and looking beautiful.
We thank our four Missionary Workers of the Words from Sacred Heart’s Church who served us for the last six months and
they have left us with much joy and peace. They have asked me to send their thanks to you for your support and for allowing
them to serve us. They had a very successful vocation retreat at Sacred Heart during Holy Week. They had 53 young men and
women who participated in this retreat day. They have 18 young men and women who responded to their vocation call to join
their order and missionary work, and they attended the discernment week in California last week. There are five of them who
have made their commitment to serve the Church for a few years. It is a joy of the Resurrection of our Lord and I am very happy to see many young men and women who have responded to the vocation call to serve. I will introduce to you the new group
of missionary workers, so you know their names and can support them. They have bible study in Spanish and English and they
are assisting us with the Outreach Ministry for the Latino community.
We thank the parish leadership from each parish who spent time to meet with me this month. I spent time during my retreat
after Easter to work on the parish budget (draft) for the parish leadership to review and study it before they approve and recommend to me for final approval for the coming year. We spent a little time to review this year’s budget, to make sure we are on
track in accordance with the planned budget. I thank the parish leadership for their time to review not only the monthly finance,
but they are also making sure that we have sufficient funds to fund the ministry that we need to have for our parishes.
I was very impressed with the Children’s choir from the Vietnamese Catholic group at St. Ann’s Church. They are regrouping
after a long break. We thank their parents who have made their commitment to work with us and for registering their children
for this ministry and supporting it. I am also very impressed with all the CCD children who have signed up for the May crowning and they practice each week for this event. I was so surprised to see many children come for the Easter Egg Hunt at St.
John of the Woods’ Church and St. Ann’s Church on Easter Sunday. I hope that some of the parents took pictures or video of
the event to post it on the parish website, so you can see how much fun all the children had at this event. We thank the Parish
Youth Group at St. Ann’s Church who organized the Easter Egg Hunt at St. Ann’s Church and we thank the American Heritage
Girl Troop parents at St. John of the Woods’ Church who organized this event there.
We thank the Long Range Plan Vision 2017 Implementation core team who met last week to review the Charter document that
they had agreed to do (provide a quarterly report from different areas of the plan). For this Vision 2017 to be successful, a
strong commitment is required, so we have to be focused on what we want to implement (to make it possible). A good communication on the part of the Implementation core team is important to keep all different groups under their care informed (report
and they are able to follow through). The core team wants to create a communication team to assist them in communicating
and sharing the good news of each accomplishment. I thank the core team for their commitment and thank them for their faithfulness to serve us in this area.
We thank the Faith Formation Program who is returning after Spring break and it is so wonderful to welcome the entire students back to school after the Easter celebration. May the Lord continue to bless upon you and your family! We thank you for
your continue support of our parish ministry and mission.
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Our website:
Fr. Tuan Nguyen, D. Min., Pastor
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]
Fr. Joseph Dang Vu, In Residence (360) 213-5553 [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.
Religious Education
Baptism Preparation Class in May 2015
Class will be offered for parents and godparents who
have new born babies and children under 7 years old.
Class on Saturday, May 9th from 10:00am -12:00 noon at St.
Ann’s Library. Please call Sr. Theresa at 592-2541.
First Communion
St. John of the Woods
April 19th: 1st Communion Rehearsal in church.
April 26th: 1st Communion Mass at 11:00 am.
St. Ann
April 22nd: 1st Communion Rehearsal in church.
April 25th: 1st Communion Mass at 5:00 pm.
We welcome into our family of faith those babies
who baptized in April 18th and 19th:
(Anthony) Steven Luu Vu
(Maria) Hannah Ngoc Huynh
(Maria) Karly Nguyen
(Maria) Lynh Thuc Hoang Le
(Vincent) Tyler Quyen Do
Aleighna Jae Acosta
Samiya Ann Chafin
May God bless each of you with a precious new life and bless the
family on this occasion.
May Crowning
Our annual Mary Tribute and May Crowning will precede our Children’s Mass. We are practicing for our Tribute dance every week.
Saturdays from 11an-12pm
Sundays from 11am-12pm
Boys and girls are welcome to take part, please come and see what
it’s about.
Thank you for participating in
CRS Rice Bowl!
Children’s Mass
You are invited to the children’s Mass:
May 2nd, 2015 at 5:00 PM at St. Ann
May 3rd, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St.
John of the Woods
The children’s Masses are the last day of CCD programs. The children will take care all of the readings, resp. psalm, prayers of the
faithful, bringing the gifts, and altar servers.
During the Mass, we will honor all teachers who volunteer their
time to help our children for the whole year. All are welcomed to
the children’s Masses.
Seventy-five percent of the locally collected
funds for Rice Bowl are used by Catholic
Relief Services overseas for development
projects, twenty-five percent of the funds stay in the Archdiocese
for local projects. We will send in an application form for the
program that needs support (i.e. for food). We used to receive a
grant from the Rice Bowl program for St. Vincent de Paul to assist the poor from our parishes. We also receive support from this
program for the outreach ministry, faith formation program and
bilingual program to help the children with food.
Rice Bowl Collections this year 2015: St. Ann: $5,626; Sacred
Heart: $500; and St. John of the Woods: $723.79
Regional Center
Our Treasured Tradition . . .
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
(In Church Only)
Meatless Fridays
8:30am - 7:00pm Thursdays
5pm - 7pm Tuesdays Divine Mercy & Mass (Samoan Comm.)
7:00pm Fridays Mass (Vietnamese Language)
by Barbara & Clarence Leingang
Up until 1966 when Pope Paul VI allowed the USCCB to make
changes in the laws concerning abstinence, the Latin Rite of the
Catholic Church followed the rule to abstain from meat every
Friday. The reason for abstaining was a reminder that Christ died
on a Friday. Fasting and Abstinence are closely related but there
are differences. Fasting is the restriction on the quantity of food;
Abstinence is the avoidance of particular foods i.e. meat. History
tells us that in the 4th century, the Western Church abstained on
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. By the 12 th century, the requirement was for Ash Wednesday and Friday only. Friday abstinence from meat was not only a remembrance of the Lord’s
Passion but also an act of communal penance. After Vatican II,
the interpretation was redefined to determine more precisely the
observance of fast and abstinence as well as to substitute other
forms of penance. The law of the Latin rite is that Catholics abstain from meat on all Fridays throughout the year, (except solemnities) as well as Ash Wednesday. Canon 1251 permits the
USCCB to substitute some other food for meat on those days.
Canon 1254 goes one step further by stating the Bishops can even
choose other forms of penance in place of abstaining from meat.
The Bishops “terminated” the law that stated a Catholic sins if
he eats meat on Friday. The Church still recommends abstaining
from meat on Friday all year and not just during Lent. Friday
itself remains a special day of penitential observance or works of
voluntary self-denial throughout the year. The Conference of
Catholic Bishops would like to see the Catholic community continue the practice of abstaining from meat on Friday, even though
they are not obligated to do so. The USCCB has been debating
the possibility of the Faithful returning to Friday abstinence.
This practice would be an expression of our Catholicity and reparation for the grave sin of abortion.
Reference: Catholic Answers, About Catholicism,
10:00am - Noon Wednesdays
7:00-9:00pm - Mondays
9:00AM-6:30PM Every Thursday
8:30am - Noon Every first Friday
Mass Schedule for May at Nursing Homes
Nursing Home
11:00 am
Gibson House
Thursday 7
9:00 am
Thursday 7
10:30 am
People Retirement Home
10:30 am
10:00 am
Heart Wood
King’s Manor
Wednesday 6th
Friday 8
Thursday 21st
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 four. 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.
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Sacrament of Confirmation
We meet on Sunday from 6:00 –8:00 PM at the
school building
April 19th: Confirmed in the Church (cont.)
April 26th: Confirmed in Witness/Parents Day
A mandatory Retreat on the weekend of May 2-3rd, 2015.
Support Your Parish With Online Donations
Make online Donations with a credit card or debit card.
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.
Parishioner Benefits
* Set up your contributions & change them any time at any location
* No need to write checks
* Select credit card or checking account for contributions
* Account & contribution information encrypted and stored securely
* Contributions are scheduled for your convenience
This event will take place on May 1, 2015 at the Chancery Campus and O’Dea High School, Seattle, from 9:30am-2:30pm, followed by a Mass at St. James Cathedral. Fr. John E. Hurley, CSP
is the keynote speaker who will address: “They Went Forth:
Bringing the New Evangelization to Life.” Fr. Hurley has taken
the Paulist charism to serve the Church across the United States
and beyond. Registration is still open.
Note: Buses from several locations throughout the Archdiocese
will be offered free of charge. For more details please see website:
Regional Center
Bake Sale at St. Ann
Tending the Talents Leadership Series
It's time again for our bake sale fundraiser! It will be held at three
Masses on the weekend of May 2nd and 3rd, 2015.
You are encouraged to bake & donate your fresh goodies. Be creative! The more appealing the packaging, the more we sell!
Bake Sale fund will provide for the refurbishment of the St. Ann
Church doors and bulletin boards to post announcements; as well as
providing funds for St. Ann’s Youth Group with their projects on
May 31st.
For information, please call Angela, Chairperson at 472-0534 or
Kathy Cordova, Presidents of Seniors Club at 861-0799.
On March 10-11th, Sr. Theresa Nguyen, Luz Paredes and
Debbie Blum attended our 7th and 8th session of Tending the
Talents Leadership seminars offered by the Catholic Leadership
Institute. Our 2 day seminar focused on:
• Practicing proactive listening and giving effective feedback,
• Learning about the Foci of Concern and how to create an effective messaging plan,
• Identifying how we can more fully share the Gospel message in
our ministries by enhancing our communication structure
Our next session is scheduled for April 27th. Pray for us as we
continue through our leadership journey.
Prayer of the Faithful ~ April 19, 2015
That the Holy Spirit may continually inspire our words and actions to build up of a culture of life; We pray to the Lord: Respect
Life Everyone is invited to the 40 Days for Life End of Campaign Potluck ~ Sunday, April 19th, 4-6 PM at St. Leo's
Church: 710 S 13th St, Tacoma, WA 98405. ~ 632 babies saved
this campaign! Get your pro-life shirt ready for National Pro-life
T-shirt Week! ~ Tuesday, April 28 thru Monday, May 4 ~ Wear
a shirt, take a picture, win a prize! Wear
your shirt from 4US , Ignite Your Torch, Life Runners, or 40
Days for Life. Need a shirt? Two designs available with 40
Days for Life for only $10 each. Come to the 40 Days for Life
potluck to purchase or contact Kathy: [email protected]
2015 Annual Catholic Appeal
The 2015 Annual Catholic
Appeal campaign is underway!
Archbishop Sartain’s letter is
arriving in homes now. We are
seeking everyone’s participation
this year so that we reach our goal as quickly as possible!
Sacred Heart ACA Goal: $28,600
St. Ann ACA Goal:
St. John of the Woods: $27,128
A witness speaker will join us at all Masses on the weekend of April
25/26 to inform you more about the Appeal and invite you to give if
you haven’t already.
April 25: St. Mark the Evangelist (Feast)
Mark lived at the time of Jesus. Although he was not
among the original twelve apostles, he was a relative
of St. Barnabas, an apostle. Mark is well-known because he wrote one of the four Gospels. That is why
he is called an evangelist, a Gospel writer. Mark's Gospel is short,
but it gives many little details that are not in the other Gospels.
While still young, Mark went with the two great saints, Paul and
Barnabas, on a missionary journey to bring the teachings of Jesus
to new lands. Before the journey was over, though, Mark seems to
have had a disagreement with St. Paul. Mark suddenly returned to
Jerusalem. Paul and Mark later worked out their differences. In
fact, Paul wrote from prison in Rome that Mark came to console
and help him.
Mark also became a beloved disciple of St. Peter, the first pope. St.
Peter called St. Mark "my son." Some think that Peter meant to say
that he had baptized Mark. Mark was consecrated a bishop and
sent to Alexandria, Egypt. There he converted many people. He
worked hard to spread love for Jesus and his Church. It is believed
that he went through long and painful sufferings before he died.
If you gave last year, please consider increasing your gift by 5% this
year. If you did not give last year, would you consider a gift of a
dollar a day ($365)? Gifts of any amount are welcome, and your gift
will make a big impact on many lives!
If you would like to make your gift today, you can go online:
For your convenience, there are many ways to give and you have
until April 2016 to fulfill your pledge. Donating online (or through
your pledge envelope) will help us by not having to mail you a follow-up letter.
Thank you very much for your support and participation!
We thank the Facility members at SJOW for their hard work. They
did a wonderful job by clearing the little island in front of the parish
office. They extended it and made it a useful place for parking
spaces. We will have more space to park especially during weekend
Masses and special events.
(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.
Pope Francis:
"From the risen Lord we ask...
the grace not to succumb to the
pride which fuels violence and
war, but to have the humble
courage of pardon and peace."
First Communion
Please keep our children
in your prayers as they
are preparing to make
their First Communion
next Saturday, April 25, during the
5:00 p.m. Mass.
Annual Catholic Appeal 2015
This year’s Annual Catholic Appeal has us reflect
upon A Future Full of Hope: Passion for our Faith,
Promise for our Future, Care for our Community,
and Love for our Family. Please prayerfully consider giving to the needs of our Archdiocese as
we conduct the 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal
over the next four weeks.
Thank you if you have already made your gift to
the Appeal! If not, please fill out a pledge envelope today or go online to donate:
St. Ann’s Seniors &
St. Ann’s Youth Group
6:00 p.m. Samoan
8: a.m. Mass
10:00 a.m.
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
6:30 p.m. Adult Faith Formation-M.C.
6:30 p.m. CCD-School
8:30 a.m.—7:00 p.m. Adoration
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
Happening after all 3 Masses on May 2nd & 3rd
Donations of Home-Baked and Home-Made desserts, pastries, ethnic favorites, family
favorites, old-time favorites, cook’s specialties are needed and can be brought in before
each of the weekend Masses.
Bake Sale will provide for the refurbishment of the Church doors and bulletin boards to
post announcements; as well as providing funds for St. Ann’s Youth Group projects and
Yvonne Boukal
Bob Bockman Sr.
Janet Curtright
Charlotte DiStefano Joshua Gallagher
Kathleen Genge
Ed Glass
George Harmon Jr.
Ernest Haywood
Virginia Haywood Doug Herzog
Jackie Lane
Michelle Lane
Samantha Lawrence
Donna Majeres
Terry Mathern
Wesley McMakin
Neagle Fam.
Susitina Nielsen
John Nolte
Dale Philips
Bob Richardson
Thad Richardson Valerie Rochefort
Jerry Rochefort
Charles Salle
Georgia Williams
Virginia Wooten
Alisa Wooten
Joan Woodring
10:00 a.m. SVDP-M.C.
Friday—No A.M. Mass
“Super-sized” Parish Bake Sale
For all those around the world who are ill, especially
those in our parish:
April 20, 2015
Thursday: 8 a.m. Mass
Are proud to Announce a
This week in our Parish
Stewardship In Our Parish
God Gives it All
Then Calls Us to Share
Weekends of : March 29th $5,110
April 5th $7,426 April 12th: $5,406
Rice Bowl Collection: $5,626
10 a.m. Samoan Youth-Hall
11:00 a.m. May Crowning PRACT CH
4:00 p.m. Confessions-Church
5:00 p.m. Mass -1st Communion
6:30 p.m. Samoan Choir-Church
Sunday: 9:30 a. m. —Mass
Coffee & Donuts after Mass/Hall
11:00 a.m. May Crowning PRACT-CH
11:15 a.m. Samoan Youth Mtg-Hall
11:00 a.m. Vietnamese Comm/Sch.
1:00 a.m. Youth Class-School
1:30 p.m. TNTT Youth-M.C/Old Chapel
4:00 p.m. Vietnamese Mass
6:00 p.m. May Crowning Pract-Church
Thank You!
From St. Vincent De Paul
We are in current need of canned fruit, canned chili, canned spaghetti and meatballs, canned beef ravioli, pork & beans, Spaghetti,
spaghetti sauce and any kind of deserts.
Thank you for you continued support!
We pray for all servicemen and women and
their families.
If you or someone you know is home
Snoqualmie Casino
bound and wishes to receive Holy Communion at home please call Sr. Mary at (253)592-2455. Come join the Seniors at the Snoqualmie Casino for a day of enjoyment on April
23rd . For more information call Rita at 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.
Prayers for our Sick
Weekly Calendar
April 19, 2015
MONDAY April 20;
Blessed Sacrament
TUESDAY April 21:
Mass 9:30am
Bible Study—7pm
Mass 9:30am
THURSDAY April 23:
American Heritage—6:30pm
FRIDAY April 24:
Mass 9:30am
Home School PE—10am
SATURDAY April 25:
Hall Private party—5pm
Confessions 4:30pm
Mass 5:30pm
Youth Group—6:45pm
SUNDAY April 26:
Masses 8am & 11am
Ann Gannon
Alice Doidge
Brandon Clarno
Larry Tally
Joe Penry
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
Lil Copeland
Arthur Curvier
In Military Service:
SPC-Sean Gilson
Cody Matheason
Coffer Hour Sunday after the
8am & 11 am Mass in the Hall
Every 1st and 3rd
Wednesday of the Month
Is the “Senior Lunch”
in the parish hall from
11:30am to 2pm
We have a great lunch and a few card
games and even bingo!
Mark your calendars
and join the fun!
A Tribute to Mary
Blessed Virgin and
Mother of the Church
May Crowning
will be
May 3rd at the 11am Mass
Last Day of CCD Classes
During the
month of
We will be collecting new born, toddler and hand
12” Quad Fruit
(1/4 apply, cherry, blueberry, peach),
12” Triple Berry,
12” Strawberry Rubarb,
9” Apple,
12” Carmel Apple,
8” Peach, 8” Cherry
10” Apple( No Sugar Added).
117 env. $5,793.66
131 env. $6,116.24
120 env $4,234.81
Thank You!
First Communion
Mass is Sunday
April 26th at
Stewardship Corner
March 22, 2015 we were able to attend 8am Mass and join in honoring a long time
parishioner Eugene (Gene) Otis for his service to our country as a World War II Veteran,
Gene was able to go to Washington DC through The Puget Sound Honor Flight “One
Last Mission” organization. This organization is not founded by the Federal Government. Private
donations pay the expenses for the servicemen to visit the War Memorials of World War II, Korean, and Vietnam Wars as well as given top priority to most senior hero survivors of World War II
and any veteran with a terminal illness.
Gene was honored at Mass by the Air Force Honor Guardsmen and Fr. Tuan who gave a
wonderful introduction and Gene processed into the church with the guardsmen. A reception was
held in Gene’s honor after Mass in the parish hall where many friends were gathered to honor him.
Gene spoke of his experiences and how at the airport when they arrived in Baltimore
many people clapped as the veterans walked through the airport as well as other places they went.
This is a great way to honor our veterans and we are very proud of Gene and his service.
Gene, as a parishioner of St. John of the Woods parish we would also like to thank you for your
many years of dedicated service to our parish. Thanks to our volunteers for their part in getting
the celebration together for Gene.
Stewardship Commission
made items for Guadalupe House.
Please bring them to church with you until May 10th
or bring them by the parish office
Monday thru Friday 9am to 4pm.
The Finance Council needs
your HELP!
Are you looking for a place to
share your time and talent?
The Finance Council maybe the place for you and
we need you! We meet, the 4th Wednesday of
each month September through November and
January through June. Our meetings are 1 hour.
If you are interested, please contact Susan in the
office at 253-537-8551 or Gaye Dolan at 253531-7458
Altar Server Corner
Cincture is White
3rd Sunday of Easter
April 18th & 19th
5:30pm: Tracy & Son
8:00am: Gary & Kirby
11:00am: Kala, Kyla, & Charlecie
Happy Easter!
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 .
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Sacred Heart Paris
Semi-Annual Report March 31, 2015
Cash Balance 9/30/2014
Parish Donations
Anonymous Donations
$ 2350.00
Total Donations Received
Total Cash Available
$ 4420.00
$ 6770.00
Total Expenses
$ 3795.00
Bus Tickets
Dues St Vincent
Utilities Aid
Saars Market
Account Balance Ending 3/31/2015
$ 2975.00
During the past 6 months, Parish Donations amounted to $3,420.00.
We also received a donation of $1000.00. Our total expenses during the 6 months,
were $3,795.00.We were able to assist 4 families with their utilities expense and
issued food vouchers for 74 families. Your society continue to need your help, both
in Dollars and new members. Anyone interested in joining our society, please contact the parish office. God Bless and the St.Vincent de Paul Society thanks each of
C. W. Leingang, Treasurer
Parish calendar
Rosary 30 minutes before Mass
Monday, April 20
8:00 am Mass
Tuesday April 21
Choi practice 7:00 pm
Friday April 24
8:00 am Mass
Sunday, April 26
10:00 am Mass
11am Coffee Hour
REMINDER: Reconciliation held after each
Wednesday April 29 3:00 pm
St Vincent De Paul meeting
Stewardship in Our
April 5th, 2015
April 12 $ 4, 531.50
Thank you for your generosity!
Parish For :
April 26,
2015 5:00PM
Holy Cross Church
5510 N 44th Street,
Tacoma, WA
John and Margaret Farrell invite you to
join them for this event in support of the
Society of St. Vincent de Paul TacomaPierce County.
The evening will begin with Mass at
5:00PM and be followed by a reception and brief program.
This free event is open to all but reservations are required. You can make
your reservation by calling 253-3308820 or visiting If
you have any questions please call 253
Through systemic change we share spiritual and material support to all in need. We are a well-prepared,
effective and nimble organization with the tools, resources, systems and facilities needed to achieve our
mission. We collaborate internally and externally to deliver services with quantifiable outcomes.
4009 S 56th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409 |
253-474-0519 |
Mass Intentions
Aulava, Ruth Bones, Billy Bones, Josie Bigler,
Chris Bilyeu, Louis Castrilli, Katherine Carson,
Rosario Delgadillo, Juana Freeman, Ben Freuden
stein, 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, Isidro Ortis, JoAnn Paul, Sharon Penhale, Ashley Remigton, Theresa Rotter, Sherry Simpson,
Evelyn Stankevich, Robert Stets,.
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
tercer domingo de pascua
19 de abril 2015
Queridos Feligreses:
El domingo pasado celebramos el día del Señor de la Misericordia en San Juan del bosque, le agradezco a los que coordinaron dicha celebración, agradezco
a Padre Laga por hacer el compromiso de esta celebración.
El tiempo de Resurrección es una celebración de mucho gozo, les agradezco a cada una de las familias que regresaron su cajita de la campaña del plato de
arroz durante la cuaresma.
De nuevo estamos iniciando la Petición Católica Anual, y para esta fecha ya habrán recibida la carta del Señor Arzobispo pidiendo de su participación para
el año 2015, hay más de 63 ministerios que se benefician con estos recursos económicos de la Campana Anual, tu participación es muy importante. También recibirán otra carta de mi parte pidiendo su apoyo, pues también esta Campana ayudaría a esta parroquia si llegamos a la meta establecida para esta
Un agradecimiento especial a los que donan su tiempo y talento arreglando y limpiando los jardines en los alrededores de la parroquia, esto ayuda a que
nuestra parroquia tenga una Buena presentacion y se sienta uno bienvenido.
Agradecemos a los Misioneros servidores de la palabra que sirvieron aquí por más de seis meses, me pidieron darles las gracias de parte de ellos por toda
la ayuda que recibieron. Ellos tuvieron un retiro de vocaciones para jóvenes, durante la cuaresma el cual tuvo mucho éxito vinieron 55 jóvenes, de los cuales 18 fueron a California a otro retiro de discernimiento en las Misiones y 2 de Tacoma, 1 de Mount vernon, 5 de Pasco decidieron quedarse como misioneros por lo menos por dos años. Es un gozo ver el fruto de la Resurrección de nuestro Señor y estoy muy contento de ver jóvenes respondiendo al llamado de la vocación al servicio. Yo les presentare al nuevo grupo de Misioneros en cuanto ellos regresen de California, como alguno de ustedes ya saben ellos
ofrecen estudios bíblicos en Español y en Ingles, como también visitan a los enfermos de la comunidad de habla hispana.
Durante la semana de pascua estuve en un retiro de meditación pero al mismo tiempo me reuní con el contador para trabajar en el presupuesto de la parroquia y poder con calma revisarlo antes de aprobar las recomendaciones para el próximo año fiscal. Agradezco a la Pastoral Financiera por revisarlo mensualmente y asegurarse de que tengamos suficientes fondos.
Agradezco al comité de Visión Pastoral a largo plazo 2017, ellos tuvieron una reunión la semana pasada para revisar una vez más los documentos que se
propusieron hace tres anos. Gracias por el tiempo que han dedicado en este proyecto que incluye todos los ministerios y las reparaciones de los edificios
de nuestra parroquia.
Que nuestro Señor continúe derramando bendiciones sobre ustedes y sus familias. Gracias por continuar ayudando en los ministerios y en la Misión de
esta su parroquia.
Atentamente de ustedes en Cristo,
F. Tuan Nguyen, D. Min
Todos los Jueves de
9AM a 6:30 PM
primer Viernes 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
5 de Abril, 2015
12 de Abril
Por su
Jueves 7:00PM
Sábado 7:00PM
8am y 12 medio dia
En Inglés:
10 :00 am
Lunes y Viernes 8:00AM
No necesita
Hacer cita solamente llame ala
oficina y pregunte por el Padre
invita a rezar el
Rosario todos los
6:00 PM
Lecturas Dominicales
Hch 3: 13-15.17-19: Jn 2: 1-5; Lc 24: 335-48
Lunes 20 de Abril
Hch 6: 8-15; Jn 6: 22-29
Martes 21 de Abril
Hch 7: 51-8, 1; Jn6: 30-35
Miércoles 22 de Abril
Hch 8: 1-8; Jn 6: 35-40
Jueves 23 de Abril
Hch 8: 26-40; Jn 6: 44-51
Viernes 24 de Abril
Hch 9: 1-20; Jn 6: 52-59
Sábado 25 de Abril
1P 5: 5-4; Mc16: 15-20
Nuestra Página Regional Web:
Necesita la visita de un sacerdote, o
que le lleven la communion a su casa o
al hospital?
por favor llame a:
oficina 253 - 472-7738
Misioneros 253- 304- 6738
Servidores de la Palabra
Tienen materiales religiosos
en venta
* rosarios
* CD’s yDvd
Renta de películas
Puede contactarles:
De lunes a viernes
9:00 am 12:00 medio día y de
1:00 a 4:00 pm
Al (253)– 472-7738 ext 109 o
celular: (253)304-6738
Una celebracion de miniseries
1 de Mayo en la Arquidiocesis de Seattle
9:30 am—2:30 pm
Llame a la Arquidiocesis para mas informacion
o para registrarse.
Inicia con el Padre John E. Hurley c.s.p.
Luego se repartiran en 30 sesiones y finalizara
con la Misa y bendicion a todos los ministros.
Sisea una copia de los diferentes temas que se
impartiran entre a la pagina del internet
[email protected]
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 de confirmacion y 1a comunion
para adultos
Miercoles 7:00 pm
Clases del programa de RICA
Miercoles 7:00 pm
Sabados 1:00 pm comedor de oficina
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
Clases Pre-Bautismales
25 de Abril de 1 - 5 pm
Solo para los que traen comprobante.
Pase antes a la oficina.
Presidente del Consejo Pastoral
Hector Andres
Vicepresidente del Consejo Pastoral
Miguel A. Domingo
Coordinadora de Liturgia/Español
Herlinda Martin
Cordinadora de Catequesis
Coordinador de Catequesis
María Esther Morales
Coordinadora de procesos de
Gloria Gómez en la
Extensión 105
* coordinador de Bautismos:
Salvador Delgadillo
* Coordinador de Confirmaciones
Manuel Morales
* Coordinador de Quinceañera:
Brenda Heredia
* Pastoral Juvenil
Campamento de dia de K al grado 8
Campamento Don Bosco K al grado 9
Campamento Hamilton grados 6-9
Campamento CYO grados 9-12
Campamento familiar
DE 9: 00 AM A 5:00 PM
Este retiro es para las parejas
que ya tienen planes de casarse este ano y
que ya trajeron sus documentos a la oficina. Porfavor llame a la oficina para hacer
su reservacion.
25 de Abril.en el Salon parroquial
Por favor pase a la oficina para hacer
los tramites necesarios y poder darle
un comprobante para que pueda recibir
la clase.
Acta de nacimiento del Niño (a)
que va a bautizar
* Padrinos casados por la Iglesia, traer
comprobante de que estan casados por
la Iglesia.

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