Parish Newsletter: This weekend we are celebrating the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time; Fr. Mike's Homilies now online; Cemetery Clean up this Wednesday; Preschool enrollment now open
Weekly Parish Newsletter - Saturday, July 18, 2020
St. Mary's Cemetery Clean Up
The Knights of Columbus are having another cemetery clean-up day this Wednesday, June 22 at 5 pm. Don’t forget your weed-whackers!
Are you going?
might be going.
St. Mary's Preschool enrollment now open!
Our preschool is open to children 3-5 years old. Contact the office for more info or to schedule a time to pick up a registration packet. Please share with anyone that might be interested! See the press release on our website with more information about our fantastic preschool!
Preschool Press Release
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Mass will not be available for our parishes on youtube this week; Fr. Mike is working on ways to keep that up. However, our Pastor Fr. Kenny St. Hilaire livestreams his masses in Colville each weekend on Youtube that everyone is welcome to watch. The Cathedral and other parishes also provide options for Mass at home as well
North Stevens County Mass Recordings/Live Stream
Diocese Mass at Home
Fr. Mike’s Homilies Online
We will be publishing Fr. Mike’s Homily notes online beginning this week for those interested. Here's the link to all the Sunday homilies on our website:
Sacred Heart Saturday Mass Schedule
July 18 at Sacred Heart, 6 pm
Mass will now be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturdays of the month at at 6:00 pm. This schedule change is being made to minimize priest burnout as Fr. Mike and Fr. Kenny assume the responsibility for nine churches in Stevens and Ferry counties.
8 am Sunday Summer Mass Schedule
July 19 at Holy Ghost in Valley
Mass is at 8:00 am at Holy Ghost every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday and at St. Joseph's (Jump Off Joe) at 8:00 am every 2nd and 4th Sunday. Remember to make your checks out to "St. Joseph's Church" for donation at St. Joseph's Masses.
Sunday Mass Family Resources
St. Joseph the Worker Family Page
St. Joseph the Worker is a church website that shares an overview of the Sunday Mass themes through their Family Page. It includes a simple summary of the Gospel lesson and an idea for an activity related to the theme to help remember it. The Family Page is also downloadable as a PDF. Here's an excerpt from their page:
Today Jesus tells us another parable and warns us about what will happen at the end of time to those who do not listen to him.
Why don’t we like weeds? Weeds stop other plants from growing strong; weeds can choke the roots of the good plant and their leaves can be prickly. We have our own weeds too; they are our sins and failings, our pain and heartache, evil and disasters in the world.
Sunday Mass Family Page
Holy Heroes Mass Prep
Holy Heroes offers a Children's Mass Prep page each Sunday including a video illustrating the Gospel of the Week to be easier for children to understand.
Children's Sunday Mass Prep
Catholic Kids Media Homily Video
Catholic Kids Media publishes a video illustrating the week's readings along with a short homily. It's a great video to watch before mass as a first introduction for that Sunday. Watch it a few times if you need to!
Catholic Kids Homilies
Confession Available By Appointment Only
Confessions will be heard by Appointment Only. Contact Fr. Booth at 935-4106 or email mishida
to schedule. Confessions can be heard at any of the Catholic Parishes of South Stevens County.
Weekend and Weekday Mass Times
Visit our Website!
Connect With Us!
Contact the office at 509-935-8028 or
Contact Fr. Booth at 935-4106 or
Email Secretary Kellie Trudeau at
Follow us on Facebook or Visit our website for all the updated information in one place (including Sunday and Daily Mass schedules)
We could still use your help if you would like to donate to our parishes! Any donations are welcome!
Just mail a check (payable to the parish of your choice) to:
St. Mary of the Rosary
PO Box 26
Chewelah, WA 99109
Thank you for your support! Please let us know if you have any questions regarding anything in this newsletter or anything else you might want to add to Flocknote newsletters. Thank you!
Our July 19 Bulletin
Stevens County now in Phase 3 - Parishes can use up to 50% Capacity
The Governor has approved moving Stevens County into Phase 3 immediately--this means we can use 50% of our worship space but with the same requirement as to spacing and use of face coverings. Go to our website to find the information on all the social distancing requirements to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Thank you!
Parishes Reopening Requirements
Sunday Readings at USCCB
Diocese of Spokane
Primer on Spiritual Communion
on Saturday, July 18 at 9:11AM