2020 07 16 St C eBulletin

 

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July 16, 2020  Parish eBulletin

 

 


St. Catherine of Siena Parish
Called to follow Jesus and imitate His way of life

OUR CHURCH IS OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER:   

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Fridays, 10:00 am - Noon
Saturdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, confession available

A mask and social distancing is required for everyone's safety.  

MASS IS NOW OFFERED AT ST. CATHERINE PARISH

You must preregister and do a self-health screening before you attend.   Pre-registration is required for each liturgy. Please see Father Patrick's letter for more information and to register. (LINK)

ST. CATHERINE SUNDAY MASS WILL CONTINUE TO BE OFFERED ONLINE EACH WEEK

St. Catherine Mass is offered online Sundays at 9:30 am
View our Masses from our Facebook page (Link)
1. Select Videos on the left of the screen.
2. Scroll down and click on the video


IN THIS NEWSLETTER:

NEW INFORMATION:

  • Help Needed at Mass
  • Laundry Soap Collection
  • US Catholic Bishops call to action for Catholic Schools
  • Required Safe environment training for volunteers
  • Civilize It
  • Divine Mercy Virtual Retreat
  • Announcing Text to Give at St. Catherine
  • Families Growing Together
  • May 2020 parish stewardship report
  • Annual Catholic Appeal Update
  • Jesuit Volunteer Encorps for adults over 50

HELP NEEDED WITH ST. CATHERINE MASS

Help is needed to assist in the technical aspect of our St. Catherine livestream Mass. One area we need help with is running the camera, the other area is managing the slides containing lyrics to the music. If you are able to help on a semi-regular basis, please contact Mark Adrian at 206-524-8800 or madrian@st-c.org.


ST. CATHERINE COLLECTING LAUNDRY SOAP

Please bring donations to the parking lot during before and after Mass July 18-19 and July 25-26.  Wear masks and maintain 6 feet distance from others. During the week donations can be left at the back door of the parish offices. 

Contact:  Crystal Koory at cbkoory@gmail.com

More information about AGAPE at https://wwunewman.com/agape


 

 

Call to Action

COVID-19 has contributed to the permanent closure of 130 Catholic schools across 23 states. Additionally, internal surveys show ten percent of Catholic schools are now uncertain if they can open their doors this fall. That means as many as 500 or more Catholic schools could be in jeopardy.

Please join the USCCB in asking Congress to include additional relief for Catholic schools in the next emergency relief package. 

Public schools are asking for $300 billion dollars, and it is important to make sure that hard-hit Catholic school families also receive emergency relief.  Please take a moment to contact your Members of Congress to ask for emergency aid to Catholic schools and hard-hit families in the next COVID-19 relief package.  We are asking Congress for direct funding to families for education expenses, including Catholic school tuition.

We encourage you to add your own personal story about your Catholic school experience in the message as well.

Catholic schools urgently need help in this time of uncertainty.  Please contact your members of Congress today!



 
 

Required Safe environment training for volunteers

All volunteers who work with children or vulnerable adults are required to take an initial 3 hours training.    Because of COVID-19, there are limited safe environment trainings available.  They are always held in person, but now we are told there will be some held virtually.   If you need to attend this training, please check on VIRTUS for the schedule.

Current Zoom training offered:

8/29/20 8:30 – 11:30 am  (St. Louise Bellevue)

9/10/20, 6:00 – 9:00 pm Our Lady of Fatima, Seattle.  (Presently is in person, but may become a zoom meeting.)


WHAT'S HAPPENED TO CIVILITY?    AND HOW CAN I HElP GET IT BACK

Excerpts from the Washington State Bishop's statement, February 27, 2020
See entire document here

“Respect and love ought to be extended also to those who think or act differently than we do in social, political and even religious matters.” “If we want people running for elected office to behave better, we have to start with behaving better with people we encounter who hold differing opinions than our own.”

See the flyer with resources here

MAKE ME AN INSTRUMENT OF YOUR PEACE A PRAYER FOR CIVILITY

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where uncivil words prevail, show me how to model love. Help me remember the God-given dignity of all and invite others to do the same. Show me how to build bridges and not walls and see first what unites us rather than how we diverge. Let me seek to understand before asking to be understood. Give me a listening heart filled with empathy and compassion. May I be clear in sharing my own position and respectful and civil in describing those of others. Let me never tolerate hateful ideas. May I invite all to charity and love. Lord, help me to imitate your compassion and mercy. Make me an instrument of your peace. Amen.


Divine Mercy

In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told

A Virtual Retreat with Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC

Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, is director of Evangelization for the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and director of Formation for the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy.

In partnership with the Augustine Institute, Fr. Gaitley has produced a beautiful 10 part series, titled Divine Mercy: In The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, tracing God's story of mercy across the ages.

The series tells the dramatic history of God's love and mercy as interwoven through the transformative message of St. Faustina, the miraculous appearance of Mary at Fatima, the witness of Maximilian Kolbe, and the world-changing papacy of Pope St. John Paul II. 

The Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center is excited to transform this high-quality series into a virtual retreat. The retreat will be free to anyone with access to FORMED through their parish. 

To register:
1. 
CLICK HERE to register now!  We will send you an example retreat schedule that you can follow or make your own, and a study guide with reflection questions for each presentation.  Since St. Catherine has our own subscription, after registering, then go to step two.

2.Go to  FORMED.org   
Hit "sign up",   select "Belong to a parish",  type in "St. Catherine, Seattle"

3. Search for "Divine Mercy"

Sponsored by the Archbishop Burnett Retreat Center.  We look forward to exploring God's divine mercy with you! Contact Carolyn in the parish office if you have questions.
 


ANNOUNCING "TEXT-TO-GIVE" AT ST. CATHERINE         206-460-1949

We are keeping up with technology! Now you can text an amount to our Online Giving phone number, 206-460-1949, and that amount will automatically be given to the parish as a "Stewardship Donation".

If you would like to give to St. Vincent de Paul, text an amount to this number and include the code "svdp".

If your account does not yet have a phone number attached to it, you will get a message back to add the phone number.

If you want to make this gift as a guest, without having to save account information, you will be guided to do so.  

Please contact Carolyn Foster at the parish office if you have any questions. 


REGISTER HERE



ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL 2020

We have already collected $64,525 from 170 families. 

St. Catherine Parish has reached our diocesan goal of $58,158!     Thank you to everyone who has participated!  100% of any donations we receive from now on will come back to the parish.  The COVID-19 crisis is having a significant impact on our income, and these funds will go directly toward addressing needs coming from our lost revenue.  Thank you again! 

Visit our ACA Page  for detailed information. 

MAKE AN ONLINE ACA PLEDGE OR DONATION  (LINK)


JESUIT VOLUNTEER ENCORPS FOR ADULTS 50 AND BETTER

Now is the Time to Serve Our Community!  Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps, a program of JVC Northwest, facilitates rewarding opportunities for service, community and spiritual formation for adults 50 and better who are committed to social and ecological justice. We are offering new ways for our members (JVEs) to serve from home during this time of increased need for those who live on the margins.  JVEs meet monthly online or in-person, creating spiritual community while staying safe.  Our values arise from the Catholic Ignatian tradition and JV Encorps is an inclusive and welcoming community.

Priority application deadline:  August 31st. Opening Retreat in September.  For more information visit:  www.jvencorps.org


PARISH PRAYER LIST

Please continue to pray for our fellow parishioners listed in our bulletin.  Let the parish office know of any updated information.  Thank you. 



 

Ann Adley
Patty Bailey
Mary Baresh
Vicki Basta
Eric Bowen
Beth Bruder
Chris Burr
Jim Butler
Tom Butler
Joe Byrne
Christie Chilke
Conchita Constan

Wally Desharnais
Don DeVera
Jeff Dills
Raquel Dills
Bridget Dobson
Terry Dougherty

John Firlotte
Rosella Flanigan
Nancy Flynn
Lorraine Garske
Martha Giullermo
Tom Harris

Jimmy Hinnebusch
Patrick Kelly
Mary Kohli
Chris Lee
Grace Liang
Kevin McDevitt
Dan McMullen
Jason Nolander
Sam Patterson
Taylor Peacock
Kaila Rants
Nancy Reid

Janet Ross
Frank Shea
Sylvia Sheehan
Joe Simon
Steve Srithongsuk
Barbara Stukowski
Jeff Tuculet
Dean Uyeda
Gregory Welyczko
Stephen Werner 
Jeannie Wells
Fonny Widjaja
Carol Young


INFORMATION IN LAST NEWSLETTER

CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS

THIS SUMMER, JOIN US ON ZOOM TO EXPLORE HOW TO
BE YOURSELF | BE INFORMED | BE CATHOLIC

“WAYS TO BE CATHOLIC AND POLITICALLY ACTIVE”

Faith-Filled Service to God’s People
August 5, 2020, 7- 8:30pm
Panel conversation: Mario Villanueva, Mark Miloscia, and Rebecca Saldana Join a lively panel discussion with Catholics who have lived a life of public service and learn: • How political life has shaped or influenced their faith journeys. • How elected officials integrate Catholic Social Teaching into their own mission. • How their relationship with God impels them to truly love one another as God has loved us.

To Register go to:
Western Washington Catholic Young Adults Facebook page
Sponsored by St. James Cathedral, St. Joseph Parish, and Archdiocese of Seattle Young Adult Ministry Archdiocese of Seattle


A GOOD TIME TO CONSIDER ONLINE GIVING

This is a good time to remind you that Online Giving is a safe and secure way to give to our parish.  Online Giving can be accessed on our parish website at www.stcatherineparish.net, or by downloading the green “Online Giving” app.   Online giving can be used for a one-time donation or to set up recurring donations.  If you don’t wish to give online, please remember to mail in your weekly stewardship gift. We thank you for your continued support of our parish.

The additional feature to TEXT TO GIVE is coming soon!

SIGN UP FOR ONLINE GIVING (LINK)
 


CHILDREN'S FAITH FORMATION UPDATES

Sunday School:  St. Catherine Parish will offer Sunday School via Zoom every Sunday from 10:30- 11:00, starting on May 24th.  It will be offered every Sunday throughout the summer.  Children of all ages are welcome to join for fun Bible stories and discussion, songs, videos, stories, and more.  Please contact Lauren Bergesen at faithformation@st-c.org for the Zoom link. 

VBS:  Due to social distancing requirements, Vacation Bible School has been canceled for this summer.  We hope to see all our happy campers in the summer of 2021!  If you are interested in receiving a VBS activity packet with fun games and activities for kids to do at home, please contact Lauren Bergesen at faithformation@st-c.org.   

First Communion:  Our First Communion has been rescheduled, and will take place on Saturday September 19th, 2020.  Please keep the first communicants and their families in your prayers as they prepare for this sacrament. 


JOB OPPORTUNITY: PART TIME CHAPLAIN AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

We are looking for someone to be the Catholic chaplain presence at Children’s hospital.  This person would coordinate ministry to Catholics at Children’s for 10 hours a week.   If you or someone you know is interested and qualified, please call Erica Cohen-Moore (206-909-5330) or Joe Cotton (206-382-4847).  Bi-lingual ability would be helpful.


YOUR COMMENTS ARE IMPORTANT - DON'T FORGET TO COMPLETE THE:

ARCHDIOCESAN PARISHIONER SURVEY FOR PASTORAL PLANNING (LINK)

Prior to the pandemic, Archbishop Etienne began an long-term pastoral planning process.   As part of that process,  all practicing lay Catholics in the Archdiocese are invited to complete an online survey that seeks to better understand the experiences, beliefs, needs, desires and faith trajectories of Catholics across western Washington.   Your responses are anonymous and confidential.  Locate the link on the front page of our parish website or go to  CatholicSurvey2020.org. 


 

 

 

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA SCHOOL NEWS 

St. Catherine School year has completed on June 12, 2020.   

ENROLLMENT IS OPEN FOR ST. CATHERINE SCHOOL

The school is enrolling students for next year.  We are excited to announce our new full day preschool program, offering before care starting at 7:00 am and after care going until 6:00 pm.  Please invite your relatives and friends to check out the unique programs, academics and faith formation at St. Catherine school. Contact Kristin Litke at klitke@stcatherineschool.net .

Visit the school website at www.stcatherineschool.net


DO YOU KNOW OF PARISHIONERS NOT RECEIVING FATHER'S WEEKLY MESSAGE?    We are doing our best to connect with every parishioner by email or postal mail.  If you know of someone who is not receiving communication from St. Catherine Parish, please have them call the office, or forward their name to us.  You can also email Carolyn at cfoster@st-c.org.  

In addition if you know of someone who would like to be called by phone to check in with them or needs errands, let us know!  We have volunteers ready to do this.  Thank you!


WELCOME VISITORS!

Our pastor, Fr. Patrick, welcomes you to St. Catherine of Siena Parish.  If you are visiting us for the first time, you are honored guests and we hope you will consider making St. Catherine of Siena your church home.  We are here to assist you in your spiritual growth and maturity as together we give glory to God through our worship, prayer and service in the name of Jesus Christ.  We are committed to the fullness of Roman Catholic teachings and to the promise of salvation that Christ offers.  May God accomplish a great work in you among us.

Parish Registration – We welcome all new members of our parish family.  Parish registration envelopes are available at the doors at the Church or you can register online HERE using the “Newcomers” tab.  Please call the office at 206-524-8800 with any questions.


RESOURCES AND INFORMATION


RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES  
Office of Marriage and Family Life, Archdiocese of Seattle

We have a series of resources for families who are at home. Please visit the At Home with Faith page to access these weekly resources.

At Home with Faith (LINK)


NEW MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES PAGE!
See our website with a good article and list of resources HERE.  If you need any additional resources or assistance please don't hesitate to call the parish office at 206.524.8800.

PANDEMIC SELF-CARE GUIDE (LINK)


RESOURCES ON RACISM

Resources to guide our response to racism (LINK)

More Resources (LINK) 


Archbishop Etienne's Blog

Subscribe to Northwest Catholic Journal here

NORTHWEST CATHOLIC MAGAZINE 
See digital issues here

NORTHWEST CATHOLIC
Local, National and World News


YOUNG ADULT NEWSLETTER

The Scroll - June 29, 2020


UPCOMING RETREATS

Live Virtual Retreat for Men and Women  

"God of Our Understanding:The Journey of Recovery with the 12 Steps ”

Led by: Dr. Mary Cross, Fr. Jim Harbaugh, SJ, June 26 - 28
sponsorsed by Archbisohp Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades

Register here


RACHEL'S CORNER - HOPE AND HEALING AFTER ABORTION

Yes—hope and healing are possible. Why not come on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat and let Him show you? Let Him hold you and welcome you home.

Fall 2020 Rachel’s Vineyard Healing Retreat Schedule:
September 18 – 20, English; November 13 – 15, English.
Call for a compassionate, confidential conversation. 
English: (206) 920-6413; Español
: (206)-450-7814 .
Email projectrachel@ccsww.org. Visit us at www.ccsww.org/projectrachel or www.facebook.com/projectrachelww

Project Rachel is a program of Catholic Community Services. You are loved with an everlasting Love!

Like and share Project Rachel’s Facebook page, a great way to stay connected during this isolation time…and to help parishioners feel not so alone.  You’ll find it here: www.facebook.com/projectrachelww.


VIRTUAL RETREAT OPPORTUNITIES through the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades. 

Staff at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center has been working hard to convert several in-person retreats to virtual platforms. They are also offering some great online retreat options. Please visit their retreat page to see what some of the great options they are making available.


FOLLOW the Archdiocese of Seattle on Facebook and Instagram
• Hear what’s on the Archbishop’s mind— latest videos, statements and news releases.
• Find out about upcoming Masses and events in our area.
• Be inspired by your bishops, local priests, parishes and others.
• Share your thoughts and hear from other local Catholics.
• Become an evangelist by sharing the hope of Christ and his Church.


JOIN US FOR PRAYER EVERY DAY

Sacred Heart Radio Programming information page (LINK):

Mass

5:00 am Daily

9:00 am Sunday - Friday

Rosary

Daily at 2:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 8:30 pm

 

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Check out our parish website at www.stcatherineparish.net 

Previous E-Bulletins and Father's weekly messages are posted on the front page of the parish website under "Recent parish emails".

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Peace to you.

 
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