Parish Weekly Newsletter | 11. 11. 2021

Bulletin - Nov 14, 2021

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



Stewardship of Treasure Renewal

Calendar Year 2022

Thank you to 112 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:





Stewardship of Treasure

Weekly Offering


  • Nov 7: $11,446 (190 envelopes) 
  • Online Giving: (Nov. 1-7th) $2,209
  • Vietnamese Fundraising Coffee & Breakfast: $995
  • All Saints Day Collection: $1,432
  • All Souls Collection $1,319

Thank you for your continued support to the parish




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).





Upcoming Events


  • Saturday 11/13
    Vovinam Martial Art Class
    9:30am  - School

    Funeral Mass for Emma Richardson
    11:00am  - Church

  • Sunday 11/14
    Celebration of  117 Martyrs of the Vietnam Catholic Church -- 7:45am
    Viet Cafe & Deli - 8:30am - school lobby 
    Viet Faith Formation classes - 9:30am - school

  • Monday 11/15
    RCIA Regional Class

    Lesson: Eschatology: the “Last Things”

    6:30pm - 8:30pm - St. Ann school

  • Tuesday 11/16
    St. Vincent de Paul - 10:00am - 11:30am - in school

  • Wednesday 11/17
    Veneration to St. Joseph with Benediction 

    8:00am to 8:30am -  Church

    English Faith Formation classes
    6:30pm to 7:20pm - school

  • Thursday 11/18
    St. Vincent de Paul
    10am to 11:30am - School

    Holy Hour
    4:00pm to 6:00pm - Church

  • Saturday 11/20
    Marriage Preparation Class
    10:00 am to 1:00 pm - School












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 comes to lift him/her up to the Lord in glory?



Prayer List

Muriel Bate, Olivia Davis, Kathleen Genge, Wayne Haverkorn, Nancy Jones, Jackie Lane, Terry Mathern, Doris McGuire, Wesley McMakin, Helen Murray, Neagle Family, Donald Orris, Olivia Ripka, Bernadette Robinson, Rayanne Richardson, Valerie & Jerry Rochefort, Milla Schlatter, Eldon & Marge Weber, Joan & Woody Woodring, Virginia Wooten

We pray for all servicemen and servicewomen and their families.

We pray for all those around the world suffering from the coronavirus.

If anointing of the sick please call Sr. Anna at 253-592-2455.