Parish Newsletter: Upcoming events, and Celebrating the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekly Parish Newsletter - Friday, Sept. 13, 2020
Upcoming Parish Events
Meet up at St. Joseph's after Mass this Sunday
All parishioners are invited to a fun, outdoor meet-up after 8 am mass at St. Joseph (Jump off Joe) next Sunday, Sept 13th. Bring your own lawn chair and your own coffee, and stay for some great conversation (socially-distanced of course).
Are you going?
might be going.
Meet up at St. Joseph - Next Sunday, Sept. 13th
All parishioners are invited to a fun, outdoor meet-up after mass at St. Joseph (Jump off Joe) next Sunday, Sept 13
. Bring your own lawn chair and your own coffee, and stay for some great conversation (socially-distanced of course).
Knights of Columbus Meeting
The Knights of Columbus will resume their monthly meetings this week, on Wednesday, Sept. 16th at 7 pm in the parish hall.
Are you going?
might be going.
St. Mary's Parish/Finance Council Meeting
The next St. Mary’s Parish/Finance Council meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 17th at 5:45 pm in the parish hall.
Are you going?
might be going.
By Fr. Mike Ishida
Week of Sept. 13
It’s that time of year. September 26 & 27 is the commitment weekend for the Annual Catholic Appeal. This supports things such as the education of our seminarians and future priests, the priest retirement, religious education and the like. I have already pledged $1,000 this year and hope you will prayerfully consider giving what you can. Remember your prayers are also needed as well so pray for us. That’s also important. -Fr Mike
Saturdays at St. Mary's 2:30-3:30 pm
Fr. Mike is now available for Confessions every Saturday from 2:30-3:30 pm at St. Mary of the Rosary. If confessions are face-to-face, please wear a face covering. You can also schedule Confession by appointment. Contact Fr. Mike at 935-4106 or email
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, September 6, 2020
There is no livestream or recording of mass in South Stevens County this week but you can tune in to the livestream of masses in Colville with our pastor, Fr. Kenny. The recordings are also available after the initial livestream is completed.
North Stevens County Mass Live Stream
Sacred Heart Saturday Mass Schedule
No Mass at Sacred Heart September 12
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
September 13 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.
24A Ordinary Time - Fr. Mike Ishida
We are debtors to God
One of the key premises is that we as finite creatures cannot repay our debt to God who is infinite
That’s why God himself had to assume our nature so he could pay the debt we owed.
This is why the church has always maintained Our Lord had both a divine and a human nature. He was also without sin and gave his life willingly so we could be free from the power of darkness.
Demands transformation (as exemplified in the Our Father
We honor God and his name
We acknowledge him as our King and pray for the fullness of the kingdom
We also surrender our will to his and ask his will be done not ours both on earth and in heaven
We acknowledge him as the source of all good things and our dependence on him
We acknowledge we are sinner and need his forgiveness and we forgive others as that is what God wants.
We ask him not to allow us to be tried beyond our strength and ask for his protection from evil. This acknowledges that yes, the forces of darkness exist and we need his protection
Is deadly because it leads us to commit other sins
Pride, gluttony, avarice, anger, lust, sloth, envy
Humility, asceticism, charity, chastity, zeal, admiration
Religious Ed at Home
This year, Religious Ed for K-6 is going to start out as another distance learning project for families. We want to be able to continue focusing on learning our faith but not overwhelm everyone’s new fall schedules as families are working to settle into a new routine. Sign up for our weekly Religious Ed newsletter by email or text on Flocknote. See this week's linked below. Each newsletter will be a lesson plan based on Sunday’s liturgy starting with an intro, video, discussion and activity. There’s also a few printouts for the kids as well. Please give us feedback – we want to know what makes sense for you. Kellie Trudeau puts the lessons together and they should be about 30-45 minutes long..
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Contact the office at 509-935-8028 or
Contact Fr. Mike Ishida at 935-4106 or
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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 Sunday Bulletin
Attending Mass during the 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 Friday, September 11 at 12:06PM