Parish Newsletter: Watch Fr. Mike concelebrate Sunday Mass with Fr. Kenny on Youtube, Fr. Mike creating Rectory Garden, preschool enrollment open
Weekly Parish Newsletter - Saturday, July 25, 2020
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Fr. Mike concelebrating mass in Colville this Sunday with Fr. Kenny, watch it live on Youtube at 9 am
Fr. Mike will be in Colville tomorrow (Sunday, July 26) concelebrating mass with our Pastor, Fr. Kenny St. Hilaire, at 9 am at Immaculate Conception Church. Watch the Livestream on Youtube on the North Stevens County parish website (linked below). You can also watch the recording at a later time at the same link.
We welcome Fr. Ed Marier to Valley and Chewelah every 4th Sunday of the Month
Tomorrow (Sunday, July 26), Fr. Ed Marier will celebrate 8 am mass at St. Joseph at Jump off Joe and 10 am mass at St. Mary of the Rosary in Chewelah. Every 4th Sunday of each month, Fr. Marier will cover masses in Valley and Chewelah while Fr. Mike helps assist in North Stevens County parishes.
Fr. Mike will continue to celebrate the Saturday night vigil masses every weekend.
North Stevens County Mass Live Stream
Fr. Mike’s Homilies Online
We publish Fr. Mike’s Homily notes online each week for those interested. Here's the link to all the Sunday homilies on our website:
Sacred Heart Saturday Mass Schedule
No Mass at Sacred Heart this weekend (July 25)
Mass is 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 26 at St. Joseph, Jump off Joe
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. This week starts with a Family Show-n-Tell idea.
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. Holy Heroes also includes the Readings of the Week in a PDF form and a Mass Prep Quiz and Coloring Page.
Children's Sunday Mass Prep
Catholic Kids Media Homilies Video
Catholic Kids Media publishes a video illustrating the week's readings along with a short homily lesson. 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
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!
Other Parish News
Fr. Mike is planning out a small garden at the rectory and is looking to borrow a rototiller or another tool to break up the ground to prepare for his garden. Contact Father if you have the right tools or would like to help in anyway. Thank you!
Please donate to the Food Bank
Fr. Mike encourages all parishioners to bring any food bank donations to masses, if possible, to help those in need. Father has offered to personally deliver the donations to the food bank weekly. Thank you for your generosity during these times!
Confession Available By Appointment Only
Confessions will be heard by Appointment Only. Contact Fr. Mike at 935-4106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule. Confessions can be heard at any of the Catholic Parishes of South Stevens County.
Weekend and Weekday Mass Times
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Connect With Us!
Contact the office at 509-935-8028 or
Contact Fr. Mike Ishida 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 26 Bulletin
Attending Mass during Pandemic
All Catholics in the diocese are still dispensed from attending Sunday Mass.
Those who are vulnerable, at risk, or otherwise concerned must remain at home
Anyone with even the slightest symptoms or feelings of sickness must remain at home.
Parishioners are required to wear face masks whenever they are indoors for Mass, except while receiving Holy Communion.
Social distancing (6 feet) must be maintained. (Members of a single household sit together.)
Congregational singing is prohibited.
Communicants are encouraged to receive the Eucharist on a flattened hand.
Parishioners are not to congregate before or after Mass.
Read Complete Reopening Requirements Here
Sunday Readings at USCCB
Diocese of Spokane
Primer on Spiritual Communion
on Saturday, July 25 at 10:03AM