Parish Newsletter: Parish Secretary Position Open, St. Joseph Meet Up Sunday, Wednesday evening Confession, Celebrating the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekly Parish Newsletter - Friday, Sept. 25, 2020
Parish Secretary Position Open
A note from Kellie Trudeau: My husband Joe is now deployed overseas for an entire year with the National Guard and with four young kids at home – including two in “virtual” school -- I have decided to resign my position as parish secretary to focus on my family. Thank you all for giving me the opportunity to be your secretary these last three years. I couldn’t have done so much without all the support and encouragement I received from all of you. Please contact the office or Fr. Mike if you, or anyone you know, might be interested in being the secretary of the amazing Catholic Parishes of South Stevens County. I will be staying around until mid-October to hopefully help a little with the transition. And please don’t hesitate to keep in touch.
Rest in Peace
Rolland Goulet passed away last Friday at age 84. Rollie is a beloved member of our church and community, and loved God and our church very much. Fr. Booth will be celebrating the funeral mass, open only to close family at this time. Thank you everyone for all your thoughts and prayers for Rollie and his family
Upcoming Parish Events
Meet up at St. Joseph's after mass
With the heavy smoke that moved in this last weekend, the St. Joseph’s meet-up had to be postponed and rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27th. All parishioners are invited to a fun, outdoor meet-up after 8 am mass at St. Joseph (Jump off Joe) next Sunday, Sept 27th. This is also the last mass at St. Joseph for this season. 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).
Saturdays at St. Mary's 2:30-3:30 pm
NEW Wednesdays at St. Mary's 5:30-6:30 pm
Fr. Mike is now available for Confessions every Saturday from 2:30-3:30 pm at St. Mary of the Rosary, and every Wednesday at 5:30-6:30 pm . 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 m
By Fr. Mike Ishida
Week of Sept. 27
Are we willing to listen to God? Put another way, are we willing to ask him what he wants and get familiar with scripture and the catechism? One of the reasons why the new catechism came out in the 90’s was the grave problem of catechesis. Growing up I was told contradictory answers to the same question by priests. So, who do I believe? That’s why doing your homework is important so you know what pleases God. Do you have a bible and a Catechism? Perhaps Dr. Scott Hahn’s Catholic Bible Dictionary might help too. Of course as your priest I’m always willing to help answer questions. -Fr Mike
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, September 27, 2020
This Sunday we welcome back Fr. Ed Marier who will celebrate most masses in Valley and Chewelah on the 4th Sunday of each month. This allows Fr. Mike to assist Fr. Kenny with North Stevens County. Fr. Marier will cover 8 am mass at St. Joseph and 10 am mass at St. Mary’s every 4th Sunday. (Fr. Mike will continue to celebrate the Saturday night vigil masses each week).
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, assisted by Fr. Mike this week. 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 26
Mass is celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturdays of the month at at 6:00 pm.
8 am Sunday Summer Mass Schedule
September 27 at St. Joseph, Jump off Joe
This will the last weekend that will be celebrated at St. Joseph this season. Don't forget to attend the meetup after mass! Fr. Marier is celebrating mass.
26A Ordinary Time - Fr. Mike Ishida
How many times are we warned yet fail to listen?
We have the church and its teachings
We have the lessons of history
Sometimes if we’re lucky we have a friend who tries to warn us
A real friend will do this
The devil was once lucifer, the highest angel of all. He was far more intelligent than we are and knew far more. When God created the angels, he infused knowledge into them. The devil saw all the implications of saying yes or no to God, yet he turned from God
His chief fault was pride. Me serve a God who takes on lowly human nature which is be low the angels? His choice was hell no.
It is said humility is the one virtue no demon can fake
Virtue or Vice
God is warning the people don’t turn from virtue. If we abandon God, we will pay the price
Do we want to surrender our place in God’s kingdom?
Our Lord warns the Sanhedrin that they will lose their place to sinners who repent because in their pride they turned from God whereas sinners, are repenting and humbling themselves before God
Remember, no saint ever thought they were holy because they realized how far they fell short of where God wanted them to be.
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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NEW OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday through Friday 9 AM - NOON
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St. Mary of the Rosary
PO Box 26
Chewelah, WA 99109
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Our Sunday Bulletin
NEXT WEEK'S MASS SCHEDULE
TUE Sept 29 6 pm Holy Ghost, Valley
WED Sept 30 9 am St. Mary’s, Chewelah
THU Oct 1 12 pm St. Mary’s, Chewelah -
Intention: Andrew Annunziata†
FRI Oct 2 9 am St. Mary’s, Chewelah -
Intention: Fr. Booth
SAT Oct 3 4 pm St. Mary’s, Chewelah
SAT Oct 3 6 pm Sacred Heart, Springdale
SUN Oct 4 8 am Holy Ghost, Valley
SUN Oc 4t 10 am St. Mary’s, Chewelah
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 25 at 12:00PM