Parish Information - May 22, 2020

  • Update on Coronavirus and Parish Openings

    Governor Inslee released new guidance outlining how Washington state re-open with 4 phases. If all goes well, each phase will last approximately 3 weeks. However, it's possible that each phase will last longer if the virus spread starts to increase. 
    The Bishops have been working through the Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC) to connect and influence Governor Jay Inslee’s office regarding the safe return to our spiritual celebrations. Friday, they submitted the attached draft guidelines for returning to Mass, which reflects the joint work of all three dioceses in Washington. The plan is not meant to be implemented immediately. At this point, only live-stream Masses may be offered.  




  • Annual Catholic Appeal 

    We are now in our third week of the Annual Catholic Appeal Campaign, and we have raised $5,100 so far towards our goal. Thank you those who have replied to Archbishop's appeal.  In this difficult time for many, let us pray to the Lord to guide our decision and pray for the success of the Appeal.


  • Prayers: This Week We Pray Specially That
  1. The Holy Spirit descends on our world, on the Church, on the parishioners  of our parish, on your family
  2. Graduates receive inspiration from the Holy Spirit to guide them in their future and their decisions regarding studies, their work, and the other important decisions they have to make.        
  3. On Monday we remember the members of the Armed Forces who have died. Pray for them and for all who have died in their service to others and for our deceased loved ones.    


  • Public Mass and Parish Activities remain suspended until further notice. Keep watch for update on Website. We express deep gratitude to all parishioners of St. John of the Woods for your faithful stewardship which helps our parish operating during this difficult times.