Weekly Newsletter | 11. 10. 2021

Bulletin - November 14, 2021

Stewardship of Treasure Renewal

Calendar Year 2022

Thank you to 65 families who have returned their Parish Stewardship commitment card.

Everyone else is also asked to prayerfully evaluate their giving to the parish and community. After praying, please fill out a commitment card and return it as soon as possible by mail, or in the collection basket, or through the website HERE

Your commitment will allow us to establish the budget for next year to support many ministries, formation programs, sacraments, liturgies, projects which are to sustain our parish.

For this parish community, that our Stewardship of Treasure to God’s people including our prayers, will be remembered as our expression of gratitude for what God has given to us let us pray to the Lord:



Sunday Mass obligation to be reinstated 

+ November 10, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard keeping our parishes and schools running so that we can continue our mission. Despite the challenges and darkness of this pandemic, we continue to bring the light of Christ to others as seen in our outreach ministries, food banks, visits to the homebound, prayer groups, faith formation, adoration, and much more. Thank you to all the volunteers, staff, students and others who have creatively nurtured our parish communities! You are His light in our world today.

Our Coronavirus Taskforce has been tracking the latest science to inform the guidance we are issuing. As you know, this data has led to temporary changes to how we do things. These changes are warranted to keep people safe while not compromising the sanctity of the Mass. I remain firm in my resolve to keep our people safe — including the most vulnerable among us — so that we can continue safely celebrating the Eucharist.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have celebrated tens of thousands of Masses with only a handful of cases of coronavirus spread, which have been traced to people not following our safety guidance. In general, this indicates that our protocols are effectively protecting people and providing a safe environment for worship. This is something for which we can be very grateful!

As such, the general obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation (including the Saturday/vigil Mass) is to be reinstated (CIC, can. 1247) during Advent on December 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Advent is a wonderful time to draw near to Christ. It is time to renew our faith through personal reception of the sacraments and rebuild the relationships and community life of our parishes.

As has always been the case, those who have a serious reason are excused from attending Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2181). This includes those who are ill, have significant health risk factors or care for someone who is ill or immunocompromised, as well as those who have significant fear or anxiety about contracting COVID in a large group.

I invite you to come back to church. Be a part of our family of faith. Make the Lord’s Day a true celebration of the Resurrection, and a great celebration of being renewed in his life, mercy and love. I continue to pray for you, and I ask for your prayers as well. As always, I remain,

In the Heart of Christ,
Most Rev. Paul D. Etienne, DD, STL
Archbishop of Seattle




Moderna & Pfizer Booster for Adults

Vaccine Clinic @ St Ann Church

Public Health Department will open a clinic at St. Ann site:

Thursday, December 2, 2021

From 5pm - 7pm


COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots are available for the following

  • Moderna vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago (before June 2, 2021).
  • Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago (before June 2, 2021).



Other Information

  • Rosary
    Here at St. John of the Woods we will begin praying the Rosary before the Saturday 6 pm Mass. Rosary starts at 5:30pm. Come join us!

  • Thanksgiving
    You are invited to bring canned food items to Church at the Thanksgiving Day Mass or any Sunday; place them in the food box in the entranced way. On Thanksgiving Day, you may place them before the altar, and we will bless them at the end of Mass. All the items will be shared with the hungry through the St. Ann's St. Vincent de Paul food bank. Thank you



Pediatric Pfizer Vaccine For Children 

From 5 Through 11

St. Ann Parish with the Public Health Department will host a clinic at St. Ann school to provide Pediatric Pfizer vaccine for children from 5 through 11 years old. 

Please read more information from flyer below



Upcoming Events

  • Saturday 11/13 
    Baptism Class for Parents and Godparents (regional)
    9:30 am - 11:00 am - at St. Ann

  • Sunday 11/14
    CCD & First Communion 

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

  • Monday 11/15
    RCIA Regional Class

    Lesson: Eschatology: the “Last Things”
    6:30pm - 8:30pm - St. Ann school

    Holy Hour
    7pm - 8pm - in Church

  • Wednesday 11/17
    Senior Lunch Box 

    11:30 am - in Hall
    Please call Paula 253-507-5705 or Pat 253-537-4077 to reserve your lunch by the Monday before












Liturgical Calendar

Nov 14 - Nov 20


Dn 12:1-3 / Heb 10:11-14, 18 / Mk 13:24-32


15      Mon - Weekday
1 Mc 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63 / Lk 18:35-43

16      Tue - Weekday
2 Mc 6:18-31 / Lk 19:1-10


17      Wed - Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious
          2 Mc 7:1, 20-31 / Lk 19:11-28
          Story of St. Elizabeth of Hungary


18      Thu - Weekday
 1 Mc 2:15-29 / Lk 19:41-44

19      Fri - Weekday
1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59 / Lk 19:45-48

20      Sat - Weekday
1 Mc 6:1-13 / Lk 20:27-40     





Pastoral Plan Activities and Prayer

November 14

Please read the Gospel for this Sunday Mark 13:24-32.

The Gospel begins with apocalyptic images, not scientific images, of the end of the world. Often the end of the world is depicted as frightening and causing much terror and fear. Jesus tells us to be ready for the end and that he will send out his angels to gather his chosen ones. Some people die with a sense of peace, ready to greet the Lord. They have confidence in Jesus as the Good Shepherd who cares for them and rescues them from evil.

Dialogue: Do you remember someone who died with that attitude? Do you remember a funeral that brought a sense of consolation and peace to those gathered to remember the deceased? Share your memories and the peace that faith in Jesus brings us.

Activity: Each season of the year has its beauty. We are entering into the winter season. Draw a picture of Jesus coming of the clouds and sending out the angels to gather his disciples. Describe what is happening in the picture to others in the family. What might someone say to the angel who come to lift him/her up to the Lord in glory?




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.