Parish Newsletter: Parish Secretary Position Open, Knights and Parish Council Meetings this week, Coronavirus Guidelines Updated, Celebrating the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekly Parish Newsletter - Friday, Oct. 9, 2020
Parish Secretary Position Open
With Kellie’s recent resignation of her position, please let us know if you or someone you know would be interested in being the secretary of the Catholic Parishes of South Stevens County. Contact the office or Fr. Mike. Thank you!
Annual Catholic Appeal 2020
Last weekend was ACA Commitment Weekend for the Diocese of Spokane. The goals set up by the Diocese for each of our parishes are:
St. Mary’s (Chewelah) $35,137
Sacred Heart (Springdale) $2,936
Holy Ghost (Valley) $5,994.
If each parish household participates, we can surely reach our goal. Once each parish surpasses their goal, 100% of the overage is returned back to the parish. By now you should have received the ACA materials in the mail (although there was a Post Office delay) from Bishop Daly and we ask that you respond with a generous spirit. Mail in your ACA envelopes or drop them off in the collection basket for us to return to the Diocese of Spokane. You can also go online to dioceseofspokane.org/give
Knights of Columbus Meeting
The Chewelah Knights of Columbus is meeting this Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 pm at St. Mary's Parish Hall. The Knights meet every second Wednesday of the month.
Are you going?
might be going.
St. Mary's Parish Council Meetings
St. Mary's Parish and Finance Councils will be meeting this Thursday, Oct. 15 at St. Mary's in the Parish Hall.
Are you going?
might be going.
Safe Environment Annual Training Now Available
The Safe Environment Annual Online Training Update is now available to those who volunteer with children under 18 in our parish. Please log in to your VIRTUS account and complete the training. If you have any issues, contact that office. Thank you!
By Fr. Mike Ishida
Week of Oct. 11
What does it mean to accept God’s invitation to the wedding feast? As last week’s Gospel said it means to bear good fruit pleasing to God. If you don’t know what this means read the bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. After all, if you love God and want to please him you need to listen to him speak. It also means we change how we live to please Him. Is the person you vote for a friend or enemy of Christ? Remember Amy Comey Barret? She’s a good catholic and the biggest objection to her was she’s too catholic. The dogma speaks too loudly within her. Are those who oppose her friendly Our Lord? Or do they object to what he wants? –Fr. Mike
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
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, October 11, 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
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.)
Communicants are encouraged to receive the Eucharist on a flattened hand.
Parishioners are not to congregate before or after Mass.
Diocese Guidelines Updated Oct. 2
Sacred Heart Saturday Mass Schedule
No Mass at Sacred Heart Oct. 10
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 Mass Schedule
Masses every Sunday at Holy Ghost
St. Joseph’s at Jump off Joe is closed for the season and 8 am masses will be every Sunday at Holy Ghost in Valley..
28A Ordinary Time - Fr. Mike Ishida
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Office Hours have resumed: Tuesday through Friday 9 AM - NOON
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
NEXT WEEK'S MASS SCHEDULE
TUE Oct 13 - 6 pm, Holy Ghost, Valley
WED Oct 14, 9 am - St. Mary’s, Chewelah
THU Oct 15 - 12 pm St. Mary’s, Chewelah
FRI Oct 16 - 9 am St. Mary’s, Chewelah
SAT Oct 17 - 4 pm St. Mary’s, Chewelah, 6 pm, Sacred Heart, Springdale
SUN Oct 18 - 8 am Holy Ghost, Valley, 10 am St. Mary’s, Chewelah
Sunday Readings at USCCB
Diocese of Spokane
Primer on Spiritual Communion
on Sunday, October 11 at 9:08AM