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St. Francis of Assisi Parish Francis Parish MAY 2, 201 0 - 5th Sunday of Eas ter MAY 201 Sunday East Welcome! Welcome to our parish family. If you are new to the area, we hope that you will feel at home here. Please stop by the Parish Office and register to become a member of your new parish. Our Mission Our mission at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish is to worship together in faith, live with love, promote justice, and serve the needs of the parish and wider community. Sacraments Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturdays at 4:00 PM. Anytime by appointment. Sacrament of Baptism: Parents seeking Baptism for their child need to call the Parish Office, (206) 242-4575 Baptism: for an appointment prior to attending the pre-baptism session and planning a Baptism date. your to receive First If y our child is planning t o receiv e Fir st Eucharist with their 2 nd Grade class in the Spring of 201 0 201 and they have NOT received the Sacrament of Baptism Please follow these steps in preparation for First Eucharist: · One parent must be Catholic · If the child is not yet 7 years old, they should receive the Sacrament of Baptism before their seventh birthda thday bir thday. Contact Elizabeth 242-4575, ext 25 for information. · Individuals seeking baptism or those baptized in another ecclesial community who are age seven or older should go through the RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation of Children) process which will begin this Fall. They will receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. Contact Elizabeth 242-4575, ext 25 for information. Sacrament of Marriage: The Parish Office must be contacted at least 6 months prior to setting a wedding date to allow adequate time for pre-marriage preparations. One of the parties or parents must be a registered participating member of the parish before setting a wedding date. Parish Website: ebsite Websit www.stfoa.org PARISH OFFICE HOURS Monday through Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 12 Noon Offices closed for Lunch: Noon - 12:30 PM AX(206) 242-1957 P arish Of f ice (206) 242-4575; email@example.com FAX Of f ice FAX School Of f ice (206) 243-5690 Extension Parish Staff Pastor: Fr. Dick Ha y atsu ....................... Ext. 11 Hay Bookkeeper: St. Francis of Assisi School Principal: Mavis Branham ........................ Ext. 13 Sheila Keaton ........... (206) 243-5690 Deacon: Parish Secretary: Wedding Coordinator: Margaret Eley Lloyd Snider ............................... Ext. 27 Naomi Tuttle ............................. Ext. 10 Tuttle Pastoral Associate for Administration: CYO Athletic Director Sr. High Youth Volunteer Kati Skeltis J ohn Eisen ................................. Ext. 15 Maria Balsiger Funeral Luncheon Ministry: Pastoral Asst for Liturgy, RCIA & Baptism Pastoral Assistant for Music: reelund...(206) 433-8547 Freelund... Donna Freelund... Elizabeth Hanks ....................... Ext. 25 David Kellogg ............................ Ext. 33 Pastoral Volunteer for Tribunal Advocacy: Facilities Supervisor: Judy Callahan .......... (206) 547-6947 Pastoral Asst for Faith Formation Dan Payne .................................. Ext. 21 Cheryl Brooten Cheryl Broo en...............................Ext 24 oot Criminal Justice Minister for our Deanery: Mary Rutter .............. (206) 205-2157 Youth Minister Pastoral Assistant for Outreach: Michael Stein-Ross Stein-R ein-Ross 243-5690 Frances Davis ........................... Ext. 29 Here we are in the month of May. It is time for First Eucharist for our children. Our 2nd graders have been preparing for this sacrament all year long. They made their First Confession in January. Now they gather with family and friends to receive Jesus for the first time in the bread and wine that become the Body and Blood of Jesus. This is a wonderful time for families to celebrate this important moment in their child’s life. It is a great time for the parish family to pray for these children that they will always know the Lord in the intimacy of their hearts and in the communal celebration of Eucharist at Mass. At times it seems that some of our Catholic people do not understand the importance of this sacrament and what it means in their lives. We are invited to Mass each Sunday to gather with the People of God to pray with each other and for each other. We pray that we may together know God’s love and salvation. This understanding begins at Baptism and hopefully continues to deepen as the children grow up with family in an atmosphere of love for a God who comes to save us. I hope that we can all pray for the children receiving First Communion and for their families that they will always be close to the One who calls them (and us) to be One Body in Christ. Liturgy, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, and Infant Baptism Contact Elizabeth Hanks at 242-4575, ext. 25 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org May is the Month of Mary Please share your gifts at St. Francis of Come join us to pray the Rosary on Monday, Assisi Parish as Liturgical Ministers. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday after the morning Greeters are needed to welcome the Mass during the month of May? community as they enter the church for Mass. Baptisms Individuals, couples or families would all be If you are interested in having your child baptized, welcome additions to this ministry. Even If you please contact Elizabeth in the parish office, ext. do not want to commit to specific Masses or 25 for more information and to sign up for a pre- weekends but feel that this is your gift, please baptism class. The next class will be Wednesday, give me a call. May 5th at 6:30 PM in the Parish Hall. I am also looking for Eucharistic Ministers, Sacristans, and Lectors. We will celebrate First Eucharist with our 2nd An Usher coordinator, someone who could Grade classes this weekend at the 5:00 PM attend the monthly Liturgy meetings and Mass and next Saturday, May 8th at the 5:00 PM organize ushers for Christmas and Easter is Mass. needed. Congratulations! A Sacraments reception coordinator is needed. Someone to coordinate the receptions for We have planned an Appreciation Gala to honor Confirmation, Easter Vigil and any other event all our volunteers at St. Francis of Assisi Parish which follows the Sacraments. on May 15th at 7:00 PM in Unity Place. Several Please prayerfully consider these opportunities people have not received their invitations. If you to get more involved in the life of St. Francis of volunteer in ministry and have not received an Assisi Parish. Contact Elizabeth for details. invitation, please contact the parish office by May 5th to RSVP. This Week AT Scripture Readings for next week, ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI May 9, 2010 MAY 3-9, 2010 Reading I: Acts 15: 1-2, 22-29 Rosary, Church, Mon-Thurs, 9:30AM Reading II: Rv. 21: 10-14, 22-23 Monday Mass, Church, 9:00AM Gospel: Jn 14: 23-29 May 3 Altar Server Training, Church, 3PM Girl Scout Ldrs, UP3, 6:15PM RCIA Children, Conf. Rm, 7PM RCIA, Par. Hall, 7PM St. Vincent de Paul, UP1, 7PM MASS INTENTIONS FOR MAY 3-7 Tuesday Mass, Church, 9:00 AM May 4 Mom’s Connect. UP-All; 9:30AM Altar Server Training, Church, 3PM Child. Choir, Church, 3:30PM Monday, May 3 Center Prayer, P.Hall, 6:30PM Felice Bronecky ................... Rest in Peace Girl ScoutsCD, UP3, 6:30PM Shirley Severino ...................... Rest in Peace Boy Scouts, UP1, 6:45PM Al DeTuerk ........................... Rest in Peace Adults in Gym, 7PM Joe Bohn ............................. Rest in Peace Wednesday Communion Svc, 9AM Terkla Family .................... Special Intention May 5 Band, UP1, 10:15AM Fely Chainus ..................... Special Intention Altar Server Training, Church, 2PM CYO, Gym, 3PM Tuesday, May 4 Cub Scouts, P.Hall, 5:45 Marion Rath ......................... Rest in Peace Sacramentors, Conf Rm, 6:30PM Joe Bohn ................................. Rest in Peace Baptism Class, P.Hall, 6:30PM Edge, UP-All, 7PM Lawrence Rauscher & Maria Rest in Peace 8AM Choir, Church, 7:30PM Joe Cervenka ...................... Rest in Peace Barara Hartman ................ Special Intention Thursday Mass, Church, 9AM Ben Rangel................... ..... .Special Intention May 6 Band, UP 1, 10:25AM CYO, Gym, 3PM 50+Plus Friends, UP1,2,K 5:30PM Wednesday, May 5 K of C, Par. Hall, 6:30PM Communion Service Ensemble Choir, Church, 8PM Thursday, May 6 Friday SFS GRANDPARENTS DAY May 7 Mass, Church, 9AM Settimio Provenzano ............ Rest in Peace Sandwich Mkg, UP2,K, 9:30AM Francesco Porco ................. Rest in Peace School Mass, Church, 10AM Gaspero&Vincenza Provenzano ... Rest in Peace SFS Choir, Church, 12:15PM Joe Cervenka ...................... Rest in Peace Band, UP 1, 12:25PM Minnie Perri ......................... Rest in Peace Altar Server Trianing, Church, 3PM CYO Athletics, Gym, 3PM Chuck Rangel ................... Special Intention Saturday ACA Follow-Up Sunday Friday, May 7 May 8 1st Eucharist Photos, Church, 3PM Patti Stafford ........................ Rest in Peace Confessions, Church, 4PM Mary Beattie ........................ Rest in Peace 1st Eucharist/Mass, Church, 5PM Joe Bohn ............................. Rest in Peace Sunday MOTHER’S DAY Joan Wardian ...................... Rest in Peace May 9 ACA Follow-Up Sunday Chapo Sepulveda ................ Rest in Peace Mass, Church, 8AM & 10AM Jennifer Rohn .................... Special Intention Altar Server Training, Church, 11:05AM CYO, Gym, Noon STEWARDSHIP & PLEASE TAKE NOTE! ADMINISTRATION -John Eisen What a great store our local St. Vincent de Paul is! Stewardship: May’s theme is Gardens of Someone donated a desk that had a collection of Technology and the Mind. “Intelligent people are coins in it; Store manager My Hong Bui located the always ready to learn. Their ears are open for grateful owner and returned them! knowledge.” Proverbs 18:15 The Knights of Columbus would like to Stewardship of Treasure thank everyone who came to our breakfast Sunday Gifts : last Sunday. Your donations helped us Sunday Actual Year-to-date $756,349 raise over $500 for Pregnancy Aid of Des Sunday Goal Year-to-date $740,300 Moines, which goes towards providing Over (under) $ 16,049 clothing and other supplies to families April 24,25 Sunday gifts $ 19,330 with infants and young children. The Given by 276 adults; 3 children generosity of our parish is greatly Weekly April Goal: $ 15,477 appreciated. Financial News Cabrini Ministry Training Sports Floor Loan: The parish has had to borrow If your spiritual journey is leading you to grow deeper in faith $170,000. Because of donations from our parish and to become more active in ministry, and you desire training school and donors, we have reduced the loan balance and guidance…Cabrini Ministry Training is just for you! to $144,200. Palisades Pledge: The archdiocese CMT has been training lay ministers in the Catholic tradition gave the parish until June 30, 2012 to fully pay its for the last 19 yrs. CMT does this by providing training, pledge. guidance and ministerial support to those lay people who feel Adult Faith Formation the special call to develop their skills and deepen their faith in service to God’s people. Our training is available in English and Centering Prayer Group will meet this Tuesday Spanish. Plan to attend an Information Meeting on Monday, (May 4) at 7:00pm, Parish Hall. Besides a period for May 10 from 7 – 8:30 pm at St. James Cathedral Place or May 14 our centering prayer, we will explore St. Ignatius’s at St. Madeleine Sophie (same time). RSVP (or for more info) to prayer of reflection called the Examine of Tom Curran at 206-760-0583 or email@example.com. Consciousness (Awareness of God’s presence and activity in our daily lives). HOSPITALITY HOUSE VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: What is Hospitality House, where is it, how can I help, ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL etc? Come to our volunteer orientation for both new volunteers, and as a tune-up for current and past Your support is critical to the success of the Annual volunteers. We’ll give you the latest facts and figures, and Catholic Appeal and its many ministries and services. talk about meal providers, overnight volunteers, fundraisers Today I am asking each of you to commit to making a and board positions, as well as a general pool of skills gift to the Appeal. The reason is not just that the available on occasional request. church has a need, which it does, and not just There are two choices for this orientation: because the causes are worthy, and they are, but Monday, May 10th 10:30 a.m. at Saltwater Unitarian especially because this is part of what it means to be Universalist Church, 25701 14th Place So, Des Moines, Catholic. This year’s total goal is $10M. Our parish WA, 98198 in the sanctuary. portion of this goal is $114,555. If we exceed our Monday, May 10th 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi, in pledge goal, then these funds will go toward starting Unity I. Males and females welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Questions: Linda Stryker, 431-9213. LIFE TEEN that is scheduled to begin next fall. In light of the difficult economic situation, the reality is Journey with Haiti – Earthquake Response that some of your fellow parishioners will not be able Signs of progress are evident in Port-au-Prince: Beauty to financially support the appeal this year. If you ARE supply stores and small food kiosks flourish in the able to participate, and not giving at this level already, tarp-covered camps, the mountains of rubble are would you consider a gift of $1 a day or $365 or more, eroding under the constant tap of pickax-wielding to make up for those who cannot give in 2010? Know crews, and the Haitian government has made headway that every gift, no matter the amount, CAN and WILL in crafting a long-term strategy to get people out of camps and into homes. (cont. on page 6) make a difference. OUTREACH FAITH FORMATION FRANCES DAVIS Cheryl Brooten Perhaps you have noticed that some children are Quote of the Week: Who said it? Answer next receiving all of the sacraments of initiation at the week: “Jesus abhors both passivity and violence. Easter Vigil, whilst the majority of Catholic children He articulates a way by which evil can be opposed are at least 16 when the process is finally completed. without being mirrored, the oppressor resisted without You might be wondering what determines the path. being emulated, the enemy neutralized without being The key is baptism: especially the age at which a destroyed. Those who have lived by Jesus’ words child is baptized as a Roman Catholic or, if baptized in point us to a new way of confronting evil whose another communion, the age in which they make a potential for personal and social transformation are profession of faith. The magic number is seven. If only beginning to be grasped today.” the child is seven or older, then they receive all of the sacraments of initiation through the Rite of Christian South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu Initiation at the Easter Vigil. If a child is baptized or walked by a construction site on a temporary makes a profession of faith before the age of seven, sidewalk the width of one person. A white man they follow the “normal” path through First Eucharist appeared at the other end, recognized Tutu, and and a later Confirmation. said, “I don’t make way for gorillas.” At which Tutu These two “paths” into the Church are holdovers stepped aside, made a deep sweeping gesture, from a day when the entire Western world was and said, “Ah, yes, but I do.” Catholic. People were “born” into the faith. Babies were baptized shortly after birth because of the very Last Week’s Answer: “We have what we seek. It high rate of infant mortality. For centuries, the is there all the time, and if we give it time, it will children did not receive communion and Confirmation make itself known to us.” - Thomas Merton – until much later, around age 14. In 1905, Pope Pius X (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) was a 20th changed the age of reception of First Eucharist to 7, Century American Catholic writer. A Trappist monk of the age of reason. Confirmation, however, remained the Abbey of Gethsemane, Kentucky, he was a poet, a rite celebrated later. social activist and student of comparative religion. In Then, at Vatican II, the Church Fathers desired a 1949 he was ordained to the priesthood and given the formal route in which adults could be initiated into the name Father Louis. He wrote more than 70 books, Church resulting in the Rite of Christian Initiation of mostly on spirituality, social justice and quiet pacifism, Adults (RCIA). Gradually, children aged seven or as well as scores of essays and reviews, including his older who were not baptized Roman Catholic have best-selling autobiography, The Seven Storey been included in RCIA and fully initiated at the Easter Mountain (1948), which sent scores of disillusioned Vigil. Otherwise, a child baptized Roman Catholic World War II veterans, students and even teenagers prior to age seven follows the other path of First flocking to monasteries across the U.S. This book Eucharist at seven and Confirmation at a later date. was featured in National Review’s list of the 100 best non-fiction books of the century. Merton was a keen This Saturday we welcome the following children to proponent of interfaith understanding and has also the Eucharistic banquet: been the subject of several biographies. Matthew Bies, Grace Brant, Lilian Brendlinger, Garrett Point of View Bretz, Logan Bretz, Annie Collier, Mara Davis, Do not acquiesce to evil but do not react to it Glorianna DeSimone, Dario DeSimone, Darla Doell, with violence either. Rather, we must find a third way, a Jacob Dombrowski, Madison DuBois, Sydney Elicker, way that is neither submission nor assault, flight nor Araceli Felix, Brandyn Garcia, Timothy Greenan, fight, a way that can both secure your human dignity Jesse Hayes, Kenneth Hershberger, Hanna Hood, and also change the power equation. Non-violence is Trevor Mertel, Haley Moore, Oliva Ohrt, Vincent not merely a technique for outwitting the enemy but a Orsillo, Phuong Minh Phan, Henry Rooney, Davie just means of opposing the enemy in a way that upholds Anne Ross, Ashley Sablan, Madeline Sawdye, the possibility of the enemy becoming just also. Both Dominic Terrana, and Joshua Zielinski. sides must win. Congratulations to them and their families! CYO - KATI SKELTIS SAFE ENVIRONMENT For the protection of our youth, volunteers and programs, it is a requirement of the Archdiocese of Seattle that ALL volunteers (Head and Assistant Coaches) with potential for unsupervised contact with youth: 1) Complete and pass a background check PRIOR to contact with youth 2) Read, understand and sign the following polices within 3 days of contact with youth a) Policy for Prevention of & Response to Sexual Abuse, Sexual Misconduct & Sexual Harassment b) Code of Professional Conduct for Church Personnel 3) First year coaches are required to complete the year 1 training (Called to Protect, 3 hour course) within 90 days of contact. They can have no contact with youth after 90 days until completed. 4) Those that have coached and taken CTP or the online refresher in the previous year (2008-09) are required to complete an online training prior to May 31, 2010. There will be no contact allowed in following year (2010-11) until completed. If a coach from the previous year (2008-09) did not complete the required SEP training, they are not allowed to coach until they have done so. JOURNEY WITH HAITI - cont. CRS/Caritas Haiti earthquake response emphasizes three overarching priorities: save lives, support sustainable livelihoods, and strengthen civil society. To date, Catholic Relief Services has reached: more than 700,000 with food; 45,000 outpatients treated; 480 sophisticated surgeries performed; 80,000 protected by emergency shelter kits; 42,550 people who have benefited from latrines, showers and drinking water; 1,700 with cash-for-work jobs. Thank you for the tremendous outpouring of prayers and support for the Haitian people. For more information on CRS’ relief efforts in Haiti please go to www.crs.org.
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