Weekly Newsletter | 1. 12. 2022

   
 
 
Bulletin - January 16, 2022
 
 

Leadership Meeting With

Archbishop Etienne

Archbishop Paul Etienne is coming to meet face to face with parish leadership of St. Ann, St. John of the Woods, St. Rita, Visitation, and Holy Rosary on Thursday January 13, 2022 at 6pm at St. Ann Parish Hall.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Archbishop's vision of the new parish and school project plan. 

Please pray for our leadership and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

 

Pastoral Plan and Activities

The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please read today’s Gospel John 2:1-11.

We read about the wedding feast at Cana when Jesus changed water into wine.  This continues the epiphanies or manifestations that reveal who Jesus is. The first was his birth at Bethlehem when he was proclaimed God’s Son, Savior and Messiah to the shepherds. The Second was the arrival of the Magi who represent all those who were not members of the chosen People.  Jesus was revealed to them as the Son of God, Lord and Savior of all peoples.  At his Baptism, he was proclaimed the Beloved Son of God. Today’s miracle reveals his glory and his disciples began to believe in him.

Dialogue: Which of these manifestations or revelations of Jesus do you find most impressive? Take turns imagining that if you were present at one of these manifestations, what you would tell your family or friends about what you saw? 

Activity: How might your family bring a sign of God’s love to someone (a phone call to a lonely relative or friend, baked goods to a neighbor, an item for the food collection box at church, etc.). Pray a decade of the rosary thinking about one of these manifestations of Jesus. Light a candle and ask God to shine his light into the hearts of your neighbors.

 

 

 

YOUR TAX STATEMENT FOR 2021

YOUR TAX STATEMENT FOR 2021 is scheduled to be mail at the end of January 2022. Due to COVID we have had some set backs, in maybe getting this reports out to you. We would appreciate your patience and know that we are doing our best to send this information to you timely. Thank you from Susan in the office.

 

 

 

COVID VACCINE CLINIC

 

Public Health Department will host a Pfizer clinic at St. Ann school on January17th, 2022 from 3pm - 6:45pm

This clinic will provide pediatric vaccine for children from 5 - 11, and booster Pfizer for children from 12 - 17 years of age.

 

 

From Religous Education Class

  • Retreat for parents and first communion students on March 20th at St. John of the Woods.
     
  • First communion students need to have their prayers memorized: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Act of Contrition and ten commandments. Parents please help your children to study these prayers at home.
     
  • We ask that when you come to the Religious Education Center, please follow the advices of CDC and the Archdiocese of Seattle:
    • All people have to wear masks
    • We will dismiss students one class at the time.
    • Please respect social distancing by staying six feet apart from others who are not in your household.

 

 

THANK YOU

The Community of St. John of the Woods extends their thanks and appreciation to all who helped to take down the Christmas decorations, put them away, and then clean up the Sanctuary and Church.

You are the best! Thank you again.

 

 

Other Information

  • APPRECIATION MASS
    Last Saturday January 8th, 2022, St. Ann Church was filled with lots of parish volunteers from all five parishes: St. Ann, St. John of the Woods, St. Rita's, Visitation and Holy Rosary. Our parishes are most appreciative of the great contributions that so many of our parishioners give which helps our parishes run more effectively. Fr. Tuan thanks all our volunteers who give their time, talents and treasure to build up our churches. A big appreciation and blessings are on our volunteers. We appreciate all you have done for our parishes especially during this transition and challenging time.



     
  • Office Closure
    Parish Office will be closed Monday Jan 17th, 2022 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day 



     
  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Jan 18 - 25
    Scripture: John 16:7-14, When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth

    Meditation:
    In this fragile and uncertain world, we look for a light, a ray of hope from afar. In the midst of evil, we long for goodness. Our confidence rests in the God we worship. God, in wisdom, enabled us to hope for divine intervention; but we had not anticipated that God’s intervention would be a person, and that the Lord himself would be the light in our midst. This exceeded all our expectations. God’s gift to us is a “spirit of power, and love.”
    In the midst of humanity’s darkness, the star from the East shone. The star’s light was not only an illumination at a particular historical moment but it continues to shine and change the face of human history. Despite the vicissitudes of history and the changing of circumstances, the Risen One continues to shine, moving within the flow of history like a beacon guiding all into this perfect light and overcoming the darkness which separates us from one another.
    The desire to overcome the darkness that separates us compels us to pray and work for Christian unity.

    Prayer
    Lord God, illumine our path by the light of Christ who moves us and leads us. Guide us to discover a small manger in our hearts where a great light still sleeps. Creator of light, we thank you for the gift of that unfading Star, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Heal our divisions and draw us closer to the Light that we may find our unity in him. Amen.

 


 

  • 9 days for Life: Jan 19 - 27
    9 Days for Life is an annual novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life.
    READ MORE
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Parish Schedule

 

  • Thursday 1/13
     
    • Archbishop Etienne meets with parish leaders at St. Ann  
      6pm - St. Ann Parish Hall



       
  • Friday 1/14
    • Mass 
      9:30am


       
  • Saturday 1/15
     
    • Sunday Vigil Mass
      6pm

      Confession from 5 - 5:45pm

 

 

  • Sunday 1/16
     
    • Mass - the second Sunday in the Ordinary Time
      9:30am & 11:30am

       
    • CCD & First Communion Class
      10:30am - 11:20am




       
  • Monday 1/17
     
    • Holy Hour
      7:00pm - 8:00pm 

       
    • RCIA / RCIC class
      6:30pm - on Zoom




       
  • Wednesday 1/19
     
    • Mass 
      9:30am

       
    • Eucharistic Adoration
      10:00am - 11:00 am - in Church

       
    • Senior Lunch Box 
      11:30am - Hall
      Please call to reserve by Monday the 17th

      Paula 253-507-5705 or Pat 253-537-4077
       

 

  • Friday 1/21
     
    • Mass 
      9:30am

 

 

 

 

 

Liturgical Calendar

Jan 16 - Jan 22

 

16     SUN - SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
         Is 62:1-5 / 1 Cor 12:4-11 / Jn 2:1-11

 

17     Monday - Saint Anthony, Abbot
         Memorial
         1 Sm 15:16-23 / Mk 2:18-22
                                
                     

18     Tuesday - Weekday
         
1 Sm 16:1-13 / Mk 2:23-28
                             
          

19     Wednesday - Weekday
         1 Sm 17:32-33, 37, 40-51 / Mk 3:1-6
          


20     Thursday - Weekday
         
1 Sm 18:6-9; 19:1-7 / Mk 3:7-12  
      
           


21     Friday - Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr
         Memorial
        
 1 Sm 24:3-21 / Mk 3:13-19       
             

             
22     Saturday - Weekday
         
USA: Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
         2 Sm 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27 / Mk 3:20-21

 

 

 

 

Pope Francis' Synodal Process

Resources:

 

 

 

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,
  • Jennifer Akins,
  • Jonathan Keen,
  • Rod Stormshak,
  • James Moe,
  • Wendy Hanchett,
  • Lucy Romo,
  • Connie Bender,
  • Gary Wilke
  • Aurora Maddela
  • 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
  • Aurora Maddela
  • Bill Miller,
  • Angie Anderson
  • Robert Delgado 
  • Marge Berntsen
  • Military: SPC Sean Gilson, AMN Mason Land, and WO-1 Stephen Adelman, Isaac Armitage.