2021 01 07 St. Catherine eBulletin

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January 7, 2021  Parish eBulletin

 

 


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


MINISTERING WITH PEOPLE OF ALL ABILITIES WORKSHOP 
JANUARY 12 OR 13

If you work with children, teen or seniors who learn differently or have unique social or medical needs, this workshop is for you. In English and Spanish.
LEARN more and REGISTER

 


NORTHWEST CATHOLIC SPECIAL COLLECTION
JANUARY 30-31, 2021

seattlearchdiocese.org/NWCC

NORTHWEST CATHOLIC is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Seattle, mailed 10 times each year to every registered Catholic household in Western Washington. Its mission is to promote the new evangelization and form disciples by proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ. A percentage of this collection goes to the CCC, which promotes evangelization by supporting communications through television, radio, internet, and other media, and through special projects of the Catholic press.


FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST EUCHARIST CLASSES
For parents interested in having their child celebrate the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist this year, please see this webpage for detailed information and for the registration form:  (LINK)

The Parent Meeting is Saturday, January 16, 2020 from 10:00 am -11:30 am. (One parent from each family must attend)

Leanne Reedy, a teacher at St. Catherine, will be teaching these classes this year.  Contact her if you have any questions at lreedy@stcatherineschool.net

CLASS SCHEDULE
All classes will be virtual using Zoom.
Classes will be Saturdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am starting January 22. 

Cost:  There is no fee required to participate.


ARCHDIOCESAN PASTORAL PLANNING:
2020 Recap and Look ahead to Plan Launch in 2021

Since first coming together in August, Archbishop Etienne’s lay pastoral council has made great progress in developing a new pastoral plan for the Archdiocese of Seattle. Archbishop directed the council to create a plan that inspires everyone to grow in relationship with Jesus and the church, encourages dialog and prayer, and builds engagement to integrate our faith more deeply into daily life.

Archbishop clearly stated that he does not want the new plan to be another “program” containing long lists of requirements for our many ministries. Instead, the plan should include a unifying vision across our ministries that stirs the hearts of the people and helps us all to be credible witnesses of our faith.

The eight laywomen, five laymen, and two clergy consultors of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council met nine different weekends in the late summer and fall of 2020. This included a 3-day virtual retreat hosted by Fr. Bill Watson, S.J. of the Sacred Story Institute. After initial orientation and formation, the council went to work developing the foundation for a new plan based on Jesus’ mission, a vision for the future of the church in the Archdiocese and a new set of core values to serve as the basis for mission-effectiveness training for all formal ministers in the church.

In October, the council began to invite the people of God into the planning process via 40 listening sessions with clergy and lay Catholic ministers across western Washington. Nearly 8,000 responses from an online survey conducted in 2020 will also inform the plan.

Based on initial feedback, the council will introduce a first draft of the plan in February. That draft will serve as the basis for further listening sessions across the Archdiocese to deepen engagement among all Catholics, but especially: -parishioners from each of the 10 deaneries of the Archdiocese -representatives from the many ethnically diverse Catholic communities -youth and young adults Opportunities to make your voice heard are available throughout the planning process, including online at pastoralcouncil.org. The new pastoral plan will launch in the summer of 2021.


A MESSAGE TO ST. CATHERINE PARISHIONERS that long time parishioner, Bridget Dobson, passed away at the age of 105.   Her family is having a private funeral due to COVID.


ST. CATHERINE END OF YEAR TAX LETTERS
End of year tax letters will be sent out by January 25, 2021.   If you have an email on file, it will be sent by email.  Tax letters for donations to St. Vincent dePaul will be sent out separately by our local St. Catherine St. Vincent dePaul chapter.  


COVID-19 VACCINATION SUPPORT
The bishops of Washington state are encouraging Catholics to “get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves, loved ones, and the community.” 

Read the letter here 

 


CONSIDERING SEPARATION OR DIVORCE?

Wait! There is an alternative. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) has brought healing to tens of thousands of troubled marriages worldwide. Your situation may seem hopeless, but there is always hope, and you are not alone in your struggle. For confidential information about Retrouvaille, or to register for our upcoming VIRTUAL program on Feb. 25-28, 2021, call Mark and Ronnie at 206-706-2608 or go to www.helpourmarriage.org.

SEE FLYER HERE


YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY (Age 18 - 39!)

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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

Northwest Catholic Magazine
Learn how Mary walks with us and brings us to Jesus.
CLICK here to read and share with your community


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
Terry Dougherty

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

Jimmy Hinnebusch
Jane Hughes
Patrick Kelly
Mary Kohli
Marjorie Korkowski
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



 

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.  You do not need to pre-register, but come a few minutes early to sign in. 

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.
 

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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