Parish Weekly Newsletter | Sep 29, 2021

Bulletin - October 3, 2021

Wide meeting on Ministries

Today 9/29 at 7pm


We are inviting you to a general meeting on Ministries here at St. John of the Woods on Wednesday September 29, in Parish Hall, beginning at 7:00pm


We will divide into Ministry / Activities groups to welcome newcomers and old timers, answer questions, clarify the ministry, set a time for training if appropriate, arrange schedules, etc. The meeting will last about an hour.
Please invite anyone you know who would like to join in serving our church and broader community. Thank you again for your generosity that reflects the Lord's love and care.

Stewardship of Treasure

Weekly Offering

  • 9/26/21 60 envelopes total $3,534

(These totals included online giving)

Thank you for your continued support for the parish.



Rosary Rally


Pray the Rosary for the peace in the world

At St. John of the Woods Saturday Oct 16 at 12pm

Questions: Call Mary Jane Patnode 253-226-8047 or Mary Cabrera 253-208-2462




The Mary, Queen of Peace

Intercessory Prayer Team


The parishes of St. Ann, St. John of the Woods and Visitation are forming a prayer team devoted to praying for the work of Christ's Mission in our parishes and for the special personal intentions of our parishioners.

As a team, we will spend time in Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, to offer prayers for these specific intentions. We need parishioners from each of our 3 parishes to form this prayer team. Responsibilities would include a committed time in Adoration each month (or scheduled prayer time at home) and monthly meetings with the prayer team.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Bob Gummersall at



Catechetical Certification Program

The Archdiocese of Seattle is offering a 6-to 8-month Catechetical Certification Program (CCP) for parish staff, volunteers, adult learners, and parents of homeschoolers. This program provides the foundation for knowing, living, and teaching our Catholic faith.

The program promotes catechesis that is foundational, sequential and pastoral, to learn both the “what” and the “how” of authentically passing on the treasures of our Catholic faith. The program includes a series of classes presenting the Tasks of Catechesis and Methodology, along with a series of online videos from the Augustine Institute’s Symbolon program, whose content provides elements of how to know and live the Catholic faith.


Carlos Carrillo, director of Faith Formation from Seattle is currently setting up the Catechetical Certification Program in our regional parishes. It will be conducted at St. Ann on Saturdays. Each class is 3 hours for a total of 7 classes: 10/23, 12/4, 1/22/2022, 2/19, 3/26, 4/30, 6/4

The Formation/Training classes include watching and studying videos corresponding to the Tasks of Catechesis and Methodology, attending a retreat, observing and preparing for teaching classes. Participants will receive a Catechetical Certification Certificate after the completion of the program.

Program cost is $75 per participant.

Click HERE to register





Upcoming Events


  • Wed 9/29
    Wide meeting on ministries

    7pm - 8pm - in Hall

  • Sun 10/3
    CCD & First Communion 

    10:30am - 11:20am - Religious Education Building

  • Mon 10/4
    Regional RCIA class: 
    6:30pm - St. Ann school 
    Holy Hour: 7pm - 8pm - in Church

  • Tue 10/5 - New Bible Study Class
    7pm - 8pm - on Zoom 

  • Wed 10/6 
    Senior Lunch Box

    11:30 am - in Hall

  • Sat 10/9
    Regional Baptism Class 

    9:30 am - 11 am - at St. Ann
    Register with Sr. Theresa if needed



Liturgical Calendar

Sep 26 - Oct 2


Gn 2:18-24 / Heb 2:9-11 / Mk 10:2-16 or 10:2-12


04      Mon - Saint Francis of Assisi
Jon 1:1 - 2:2, 11 / Lk 10:25-37       

05      Tue - Weekday
Jon 3:1-10 / Lk 10:38-42

06      Wed - Weekday
          Jon 4:1-11 / Lk 11:1-4


07      Thu - Our Lady of Rosary
          Mal 3:13-20b / Lk 11:5-13


08      Fri - Weekday
          Jl 1:13-15; 2:1-2 / Lk 11:15-26


09      Sat - Weekday
          Jl 4:12-21 / Lk 11:27-28





Pastoral Plan Activities and Prayer

October 3

Please read the Gospel for this Sunday, Mark 10:2-16.
In the Gospel Jesus teaches that the Sacrament of Marriage forms a life long commitment. Marriage is a Sacrament that expresses and deepens God’s gift of love, care and support of the spouses to each other and to their family. God never stops loving us. Marriage expresses God’s generous unending love for the spouses and their children. We know that some marriages end in divorce. The Lord calls us to act as compassionate shepherds in such cases.

What are the gifts each spouse brings to each other and the family? When are the best times for the spouses to talk about important family issues and to talk with their children about important issues?

Activity: Oct. 7th is the feast of the Holy Rosary—pray the Rosary as a family or at least a decade together as a family. Ask each family member to have a favorite memory at the summer. Call a family member who does not live at home or a relative and have a summer memory and ask a bout theirs.



Prayer List 

Gordon & Nichole Chisholm III, Carlos & Claudia Caballero, Donna & Dick Severson, Roxane Fulp Bob Smith, Judith Levesque, Joan Ellis, Linda Johnson, Kari Tinsely, Rita Pangelinan, Dave Casey, Susan Kitaji, Natalie Vieria, Courtney Kryder, Helen Wilke, Jennifer Akins, Jonathan Keen, Rod Stormshak, James Moe, Wendy Hanchett, Bill Miller, Connie Bender, Gary Wilke, Evymae Sablan, Isaako Malo, Damian Roldon, Irene Simon, Isaiah Williams, Anne Gannon, Larry Anderson, Larry Luedke, Keith Browne, Anna Kaperick, Robert Lumas, Larry Rubida, Dorothy Harris, Liam Chisholm, Carol Kalapus, Evelyn Allen, Danny Sneed, Betty Polansky, Victims of COVID.
Military: SPC Sean Gilson, AMN Mason Land, and WO-1 Stephen Adelman, Isaac Armitage.