2020 10 09 eBulletin

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October 9, 2020  Parish eBulletin

 

 


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

DAILY AND WEEKEND MASS IS NOW OFFERED AT ST. CATHERINE PARISH

Daily Mass:  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:00 am.  You do not need to pre-register, but come a few minutes early to sign in. 

Weekend Mass:  5:00 pm on Saturday and 9:30 am on Sunday.  Pre-registration is preferred and walk-ins are welcome as long as there is space. Come early to sign in. REGISTER HERE

For all Masses:  Continue to do a self-health check prior to attending and use hand sanitizer before entering and before leaving the church.  Thank you.
See Father Patrick's letter for more information on attending Mass.  (LINK)

Streamed Mass:  St. Catherine continues to offer streamed Mass on Sundays at 9:30 am from our Facebook page (Link)  The Archbishop’s dispensation for attending Mass continues until further notice.

Church open for Private prayer:
Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm,    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Fridays, 10:00 am - Noon
Saturdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm - confession offered at this time also.
A mask and social distancing is required for everyone's safety.  


NEW IN THIS NEWSLETTER:

  • Thank you from St. Vincent de Paul
  • Thank you for disaster relief donations!
  • Looking for volunteer for St. Catherine Confirmation classes
  • Archdiocesan survey to review Fr. Patrick's ministry at St. Catherine - PLEASE RESPOND.  
  • World Mission Sunday October 18-19, 2020
  • Invitation to St. Catherine's virtual Rosary Group
  • Finding Calm in the Storm: Practical Ways to Find Peace at Home
  • August stewardship collection totals
  • Church roof replacement
  • Seeking on-call Custodian
  • Volunteer Tutors Needed for CCS Youth Tutoring Program
  • Parish prayer list 

THANK YOU FROM ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

St. Catherine's St. Vincent de Paul conference thanks those who contributed to the Diaper Drive at the end of September. Parishioners donated over one thousand diapers, as well as $440 in cash donations! These have been sent to Centro Rendu, SVDP’s Latino services center in Kent, and will be distributed to young mothers in low income families. We also wish to thank the parish community for stepping up your financial support of our general program during this year of crisis.


A GREAT RESPONSE FOR  DISASTER RELIEF DONATIONS

Thank you for your generous gifts toward Disaster Relief.  Our parish has collected about $4,000 dollars for this cause.  Funds will go toward Catholic services to support families impacted by natural disasters throughout the United States. Thank you!


ST. CATHERINE IS LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER FOR CONFIRMATION 

This year we are planning to offer virtual classes for the sacrament of Confirmation for middle and high school students.   We are looking for a volunteer to coordinate, plan curriculum and lead these classes.  A stipend will be offered.  If you have interest in this role, contact Fr. Patrick at the parish office at frpatrick@st-c.org

NOTE: We did have a volunteer step forward to lead First Eucharist and First Reconciliation this coming year at St. Catherine. Thank you!


IMPORTANT ARCHDIOCESAN SURVEY TO REVIEW FR. PATRICK'S MINISTRY AT ST. CATHERINE

The survey is active October 10th – 30th, 2020.

This survey is regularly done for pastors throughout the diocese to provide helpful feedback on their ministry at their parish.

It is a short survey and we welcome your feedback.  Please click the link below to begin. 

Begin Survey Here

This link is also located on the front page of the parish website.   If you don’t have computer access and would like to offer feedback, please call the parish office at 206-524-8800. 


WORLD MISSION SUNDAY SPECIAL COLLECTION IS OCTOBER 17-18

The annual special collection for World Mission Sunday will be taken up next week.  This collection ensures the work and service of the Mission Church as it supports priests, religious and lay leaders who offer the Lord’s mercy and concrete help to the most vulnerable communities in the Pope’s missions.  Please prayerfully consider your support.   You can donate to world Mission Sunday through our Online Giving website, accessed on the front page of our parish website.


AT ANY TIME YOU ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE IN ST. CATHERINE'S VIRTUAL ROSARY GROUP

The rosary group has resumed community prayer!  Please join in via Zoom on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm to pray the rosary and divine mercy chaplet for your personal intentions, parish intentions, and for the world.  Contact Bernadette Thomas or the parish office for details on joining.  Her contact information is on the parish website under “The Rosary Group”.  And tell a friend!


IS YOUR FAMILY IN NEED OF CALM?

Stressful current events and unforeseen setbacks can sometimes make life at home feel downright chaotic. Fortunately, families can look to our Catholic faith for ways to create calm and stability in the home.

Finding Calm in the Storm:Practical Ways to Find Peace at Home
Tuesday, October 20, 2020   7-8 PM PDT 

A live webinar by the Archdiocese of Seattle Office of Marriage and Family Life

REGISTER HERE  

Join us for a webinar to learn practical ways to bring peace and balance to your home life. Learn to apply basic practices from St. Benedict’s proven rule of life to cultivate stability, balance, and peace at home for families of all sizes and ages.

Can't make it to the next presentation, but want to learn about upcoming dates? Sign up below to receive updates, or click here to send us an email.  


ST. CATHERINE'S AUGUST 2020 STEWARDSHIP COLLECTIONS:


CHURCH ROOF REPLACEMENT

The church is presently getting a new roof.  The flat part of the church roof, around the perimeter has been in need of replacement for some time.  The work should be completed in about a week.


SEEKING ON-CALL EMPLOYEE FOR CUSTODIAL DUTIES

St. Catherine is looking for someone who can occasionally fill in to do custodial duties.  If interested, please contact Carolyn at the parish office at 206.524.8800.

Looking for on-call custodian.  St. Catherine is looking for someone who can step in when needed to do custodial work when our regular custodian is not available.  Please contact Carolyn Foster in the parish office if you are interested.  206.524.8800


FALL VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED: YOUTH TUTORING PROGRAM (YTP)

Help tackle educational inequity by becoming a tutor - no experience necessary! The Youth Tutoring Program (YTP) addresses the disparate outcomes in education for students in communities impacted by poverty, systemic racism, and insufficient opportunity. We support families and students from low-income housing, people of color, and immigrant communities build confidence and skill in their learning through tutoring. Our volunteering program offers one-to-one tutoring and personalized tutoring plans. Our goal is for students to have a welcoming space, to be supported after school, entirely free of charge. 

YTP welcomes everyone who wants to help and we particularly encourage members of the Black community and other people of color to become tutors. - could you join our tutoring program and help enrich the education of young people in Seattle?The program depends on volunteer tutors

 What you need to know:

- We serve six communities where we have tutoring centers:
- Required commitment of one hour per week
- You will receive all the training and resources you need

High Point, West Seattle    ·

Jackson Park, Lake City    ·

Lake Washington Apartments, Rainier Beach    ·

New Holly, South Beacon Hill    ·

Rainier Vista, Rainier Valley/Columbia City    ·

Yesler Terrace, First Hill    ·

 

Tutoring is taking place online using the Zoom platform due to COVID-19. In person opportunities will be available as soon as health and safety permits.

:To learn more about our program or to apply as a volunteer

Visit http://www.ccsww.org/ytp and click on "Volunteer Now." For questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at VolunteerYTP@ccsww.org or 206-328-5659.


PARISH PRAYER LIST (forward names you wish to add for prayer)

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
Jane Hughes
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


 

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