Parish Weekly Newsletter | May 12, 2021

Bulletin - May 16, 2021
Pastoral Appointments in the Archdiocese of Seattle, effective July 1, 2021
Pastoral Transition Handbook

From Our Pastor

We thank the Annual Catholic Appeal witness speaker last weekend for sharing with us how we can live our life according to what we believe and support this campaign. We thank you for taking your time to fill in your commitment card and for returning it to us at the Parish Office or sending it to the Archdiocese’s Office. We encourage those who have not filled their commitment card to do so! We encourage you to support this special campaign, as it especially supports the larger Church’s Ministry.

I also received information that I will have a full-time Parochial Vicar Priest who will assist me with my responsibilities and duties as Pastor of St. Ann, Visitation and St. John of the Woods’ Churches as well as having the support and assistance from Father Patrick McDermont as senior priest. In addition, we will have some support from Permanent Deacons as well. I am working on the Ministry Agreement with Deacon Theman Pham as well as Deacon Michael Teskey. The Permanent Deacon’s Office is reviewing the document and the Archbishop will appoint them to join our team after the Vicar for the Clergy office has approved it. I am also working with Archbishop’s Office, the Vicar for Clergy Office and the Chancery Offices together with the transition team members from their offices to provide all different information to support and assist us during this transition. I attended the meeting with the transition team last Wednesday together with other Priests who have received their new assignments. It was an extremely helpful meeting and we learned a lot from it, as we now know how to seek support and obtain resources to assist us.

I apologize for some information that you may be wondering about and it might have caused some confusion, fear or has made you upset or angry, because it was made unclear during this transition. I ask you to join me to pray for this time of transition, May the Holy Spirit guide and comfort us! Experiencing change and re-adjustment into a new situation is always very difficult for us all. Change is exceedingly difficult, so we need lots of love and care towards each other as we are all part of this process, and we need to have virtues such as patience, understanding, wisdom, and most importantly to trust in God who will lead us, so we can have peace in Him and in each other!

There is more information about our parishes’ activities that I encourage you to visit our parishes’ website, Facebook, and read our parishes’ bulletin. Please make our parish a place of welcoming all members and you will join me to welcome them! May you have a blessed week, and we thank you for continuing to support our parish!

Fr. Tuan Nguyen, Pastor



Weekly Offering Report

May 2, 2021

82 envelopes & total $6,0012.15


May 9, 2021

66 envelopes & total $4,440.73

(totals includes online giving)


Thank you for your continued support for the parish.



Finance Council Report

St John of the Woods Balances as of March 31, 2021:

Parish Operations Checking $ 88,046.26*

PRF General Savings 172,877.09

PRF LER Savings 174,650.16

*Includes Rebates from Called to Serve as Christ campaign and Annual Catholic Appeal that should be transferred to savings.



2021 Stewardship of Treasure Report

Begin Jan 2021 - End Dec 2021
Kickoff & Pledge in Nov 2020

2021 Campaign Status, as of April 30, 2021

Total families pledged: 132

Total pledged amount: $182,173

Total received amount from pledgers: $56,863

Total received amount from non-pledgers: $10,822

Total received amount for Fund 1 (sacrificial giving):
$35,221 + $10,348 = $67,685



2020-21 Annual Catholic Appeal

Began May 2020 - End April 2021

2020 Goal was: $27,124

Amount pledged: $34,228

Payments: $34,228

Current Rebate Total: $7,104 thru week 50

Full Rebate Status Report



Call to Serve as Christ Campaign

SJOW/ Pilot Wave Began March 2018 for 3 years; End: March 2021.

Total Gift to date: $100,952

Rebate to date: $14,544.83



2021 - 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal

Begin May 2021 - End April 2022

The ACA is a combined effort between the Archdiocese of Seattle and 169 parishes to support a vibrant Catholic Community in Western Washington and to carry out the mission of the Church. The ACA funds Catholic social ministries, programs for youth and young adult ministries, Catholic Schools, faith programs, plus administrative support for parishes such as liturgy guidance, evangelization, human resources, and so much more. We can’t do it without your support.

This year our parish share of the Appeal is $25,719. If we exceed this amount, all payments above our share will come back to the parish in the form of a rebate to be used for paving and stripping the parking lot. In this way, your donations not only help support the ministries of our church in Western Washington, but also our needs here at St. John of the Woods Parish

Please consider donating today at






Prayer List 

Judith Levesque, Linda Johnson, Kari Tinsely, Rita Pangelinan, Susan Kitaji, Courtney Kryder, Jennifer Akins, Natalie Vieria, Gordon & Nichole Chisholm III, Rod Stormshak, Helen Wilke, Carlos & Claudia Caballero, Wendy Hanchett, Joan Ellis, Connie Bender, Bill Miller, Evymae Sablan, Lucy Romo, Gary Wilke, Damian Roldon, Isaiah Williams, James Moe, Larry Anderson, Larry Luedke, Sara Romo, Dave Casey, Keith Browne, Dave Cantlin, Anne Gannon, Bob Smith, Robert Lumas, Anna Kaperick, Gloria Lucero, Dorothy Harris, Liam Chisholm, Carol Kalapus, Donna & Dick Severson, Evelyn Allen, Danny Sneed, Betty Polansky, Isaako Malo, Larry Rubida, Irene Simon, Victims of COVID-19.

Military: SPC Sean Gilson, AMN Mason Land, & WO-1 Stephen Adelman