2020 12 22 St. C eBulletin

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December 22, 2020  Parish eBulletin

 

 


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



SEE ST. CATHERINE'S ADVENT/ CHRISTMAS PAGE FOR MASS TIMES AND PRAYERFUL RESOURCES (LINK)

 


IMPORTANT NOTICES ABOUT CHRISTMAS

CHURCH OPEN ON CHRISTMAS EVE DAY:
The church will be open on Christmas Eve Day, December 24th, from 10:30am to 4:30pm for individuals and families who may want to stop in for a visit. The church will be decorated and lit during this time and quiet music will be playing over the sound system. It's a great opportunity for those who may not want or be able to attend one of the Christmas Eve or Christmas morning Masses. No sign-up is required, but safety protocols must be met.

CHRISTMAS MASS REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
We are asking everyone who plans on attending one of the Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning Masses to pre-register. And we ask that this be done as soon as possible. Because of Archdiocesan and state mandates, we are limited to 75 congregants for each service in the church.  For the 5:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass, overflow attendees will be directed to the hall for a live stream and Communion.     

REGISTER FOR MASS HERE


UPDATED INFORMATION on regular Masses
Our Weekday Masses have been canceled until Father Patrick returns. 
There will not be a streamed Mass for the weekend of December 26-27.  You may view weekday and Sunday Masses at St. James Cathedral at this (LINK):  


FOR ONLINE CHRISTMAS DONATIONS:
 
1. You may use our Online Giving website. 
SEE THE ONLINE GIVING PAGE HERE
 
2. ONLINE GIVING HAS A NEW  "TEXT TO GIVE"  OPTION
Simply text the amount you'd like to donate to St. Catherine to this number:
206-460-1949

Text any amount to 206-460-1949 and you will automatically provide a Stewardship Donation gift. Example:  "25"   or "$25"  or "$25.00"
 
Contact the Carolyn at the parish office if you have questions.  206-524-8800.
 

AS 2021 APPROACHES

Thank you to all of our parishioners for their Time in prayer, their Talents serving our parish, and their Treasure shared throughout this most challenging year. May God continue to bless you in this New Year!


THE IMPACT YOU MADE WITH YOUR ST. VINCENT DePAUL DONATIONS
St Catherine’s parish is a bright light in the neighborhood this Christmas.  Thanks to your very generous support of the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas program, 37 families will enjoy a delicious meal and eyes will sparkle as gifts are opened.  You provided the Christmas cheer for 128 children and adults who were not sure they would feel the spirit this season.

Can you feel the warmth of their smiles? Many were not aware of our parish but asked to extend their sincere gratitude to you for providing their Christmas this year. Because your donations exceeded the amount needed for the food and gifts, we expanded the number of families served from 30 to 37, and we will be able to provide support for rent, utilities and food to additional neighbors in the new year.

A huge THANK YOU from your SVDP conference members.  


SUCCESSFUL PETER'S PENCE COLLECTION
The 2020 Peter’s Pence Collection has concluded and we are pleased to report that our archdiocese raised a total of $126,523.78. This generous gift will be sent to our Holy Father to assist him in his charitable works supporting victims of war and natural disasters. Thank you for your contributions!


AN EXTRA TAX BREAK THIS YEAR

For those who take the standard deduction and therefore do not receive tax credit for their donations, the CARES Act also included a special $300 charitable contribution deduction (from GROSS income) for 2020.  See your tax consultant for details.
 

NEWMAN CENTER 2020 UPDATE

Read about how the Newman Center at WWU continues serving Catholic students during COVID.

CLICK here

 

THE ARCHDIOCESE ALSO HAS A VIRTUAL GIVING TREE
which benefits local and national Catholic collections.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW
 

UPDATE ON OFFERING OF THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

Due to COVID regulations limiting our ability to meet in person, preparation for receiving the sacrament of confirmation will be postponed until such a time when a mid-size group is able to meet in person. This is to make sure that preparation for Confirmation is as effective as possible. If you feel that there is a compelling reason why you or your child needs to receive the sacrament of confirmation this year, please reach out to Fr. Patrick and individual arrangements will be made on a case by case basis.



THANK YOU!
FOR YOUR GENEROSITY TOWARD THE ANNUAL CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES APPEAL FOR THE POOR!

Click on this line for a video by Archbishop Etienne on the work of CCS

DONATE HERE


LETTER FROM GOVERNOR INSLEE SUPPORTING WORSHIP "AS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF LIFE."

PLEASE READ THE LETTER HERE


YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY (Age 18 - 39!)

READ and SHARE the news


READ "AT HOME WITH FAITH" 
From the Office of Marriage and Family Life of the Seattle Archdiocese. 

New issue every Thursday.

Read how your family can share the joy of the Advent Season. Updated weekly with activities, prayers, reflections and more for families of school age children

SHARE At Home with Faith

RACHEL'S CORNER

Hope and Healing After Abortion

Call for a compassionate, confidential conversation and learn about our virtual healing opportunities.

In-person retreats have been postponed until 2021.

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!



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



A Christmas Prayer for God’s Blessing

Heavenly Father, help us to honor the birth of Jesus.

May we join in the praises of angels,

the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the wise men.

May the Light of your Son shine forth in this dark world.

May His peace take away our anxiety and fear.

Help us to forgive and to be forgiven.

Teach us to love one another as you love us.

Amen.


DAILY AND WEEKEND MASSES 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 .  The Archbishop’s dispensation for attending Mass continues until further notice.  STREAMING MASS LINK

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.  


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