St. Francis of Assisi Parish
FEBRUARY 21, 2010 - First Sunday of Lent
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 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.
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 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
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: 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
Of f ice FAX
School Of f ice (206) 243-5690
Extension Parish Staff
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
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
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 Broo en...............................Ext 24
oot Criminal Justice Minister for our Deanery:
Mary Rutter .............. (206) 205-2157
Pastoral Assistant for Outreach: Michael Stein-Ross
Frances Davis ........................... Ext. 29
Now that you have gotten through the first few days of Lent, I am sure that you are really excited to
finish the race to Easter. (I must be watching too much of the Olympics coverage.) Anyway, I am sure that
you have really entered into the “spirit” of the Lenten season and are on your way to a wonderful
celebration of Easter. (Is that a better way to put it?) We have six weeks of looking at our hearts to see
how we are connected to the Lord Jesus. So this is not a sprint. It is more like a marathon. (I think that I
am in the wrong Olympics. This is the winter Olympics, isn’t it?) We have to learn to pace ourselves and
look for long-term results rather than immediate ones. We look to deepen our relationship with the Lord
rather than develop a short, shallow quickening of the pulse. So hopefully the things that we decided to
work on during this Lenten season will produce a deeper and long- lasting relationship with the Lord.
Remember the Beatitudes from St. Luke from last Sunday’s gospel. Blessed are the Poor.
Blessed are the Hungry. Blessed are those who Weep. Blessed are those who are Hated. These are
reminders to us of how we need to grow in God’s grace. May you have a love-filled Lent.
Liturgy, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, and Infant Baptism
Contact Elizabeth Hanks at 242- 4575, ext. 25 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you considered taking a more
The Way of the active part in the community as a
Cross is Lector or Extraordinary Minister of
Franciscan in Holy Communion?
origin. The follow- Lectors proclaim the word of God to
ers of St. Francis the assembly on weekend, weekday
of Assisi asked him to teach and Holy day liturgies. The Lector
them to pray. He told them that proclaims the first and second readings
everything they needed to know from the Sacred Scripture, the general
about prayer was expressed in intercessions and the announcements
the passion and death of Christ at the end of Mass. You will have a
on the road to Calvary. From workbook and training provided to help
If you are interested in
this developed the devotion of you prepare for the upcoming readings.
having your child
meditation and prayer around Extraordinary Ministers of the
baptized, please the Stations of the Cross. The
contact Elizabeth in the Eucharist (Eucharistic Ministers): Lay
Stations of the Cross can be a ministers who help with the distribution
Parish Office, extension meditation for our lives in the of the Eucharist at Mass. To serve as a
25 for more information world today. Jesus continues his Eucharistic Minister you need to be
and to sign up to attend painful journey among our Confirmed and actively participating in
a pre-baptism class. brothers and sisters who are the Catholic Church’s Liturgical Life on
The next class will be being abandoned, aborted, a regular basis. We are looking for
Wednesday, April 7th. persecuted, and suffering. some more Eucharistic Ministers for
April Baptisms are (Healy) the 5:00 and 8:00 AM Masses.
Make the Stations of the Cross Please prayerfully consider being a
part of your Lenten journey Lector or Eucharistic Minister. Call
April 17th and 18th.
every Friday evening at 7:00 PM Elizabeth in the Parish Office, ext 25 for
in the church. more information.
This Week AT
Scripture Readings for next week,
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
February 28, 2nd Sunday of Lent
FEBRUARY 22-28, 2010
Reading I: Gn. 15: 5-12, 17-18
Monday Mass, Church, 9:00 AM Reading II: Phil. 3:17-4.1
Gospel: Lk. 9: 28b-36
Feb. 22 Child Faith Parent Mtg, UP1, 7PM
Tuesday Mass, Church, 9:00 AM
Feb. 23 Sandwich Mkg, Up2,K, 9:30AM MASS INTENTIONS
Child. Choir, Church, 3:30PM FOR FEB. 22-26
Girl ScoutsCD, UP2,3, 5:00PM
Boy Scouts, UP1, 6:45PM
Monday, February 22
Vito Tenerelli .............................. Rest in Peace
Ramona Olague ........................ Rest in Peace
Wednesday Communion Service, Church, 9AM Bianchina Morella ...................... Rest in Peace
Feb. 24 Band, UP1, 10:15AM Josephina Morella ..................... Rest in Peace
Girl Scouts AK, UP2, 5:45PM Lorraine Reynolds ................. Special Intention
Sacramentors, Conf. Rm, 6:30PM
Cub Scouts, P.Hall, 6:30PM Tuesday, February 23
Jr. High Edge, UP All, 7PM Norma Traverso ........................ Rest in Peace
8AM Choir, Church, 7:30PM Carl Massano ............................ Rest in Peace
Joan Wardian ............................ Rest in Peace
Thursday Mass, Church, 9:00 AM Raymondo Pham-M-duc ........... Rest in Peace
Lory Newsom ........................ Special Intention
Feb. 25 Band, UP1, 10:25AM
Patricia Link................... ....... .Special Intention
Brownie TroopSM, P.Hall, 3PM
50+Plus Friends, Conf Rm, 7PM Wednesday, February 24
Sr. Parish, UP1, 7PM Communion Service
Ensemble Choir, Church, 7PM
Thursday, February 25
Friday Mass, Church, 9:00AM Vito Tenerelli .............................. Rest in Peace
Feb 26 SFS Choir, Church, 12:15PM Maria Hiep-do ............................ Rest in Peace
Band, Unity 1, 12:25 PM Carl Massano ............................ Rest in Peace
Lenten Soup Meal, UP2,K, Ming ....................................... Special Intention
5:30PM Fr. Angelovic .......................... Special Intention
Gerard Farula ........................ Special Intention
Stations of the Cross, 7PM
Friday, February 26
Saturday Confessions, Church, 4PM Charles Family & Friends, Living & Deceased
Feb. 27 Mass, Church, 5PM Martin Pocchia .......................... Rest in Peace
Knights of Columbus Set-up, UP-all Howard E. Schultz .................... Rest in Peace
Harley Ray ............................. Special Intention
Sunday Mass, Church, 8AM & 10AM Darlene Maher & Daughter ... Special Intention
Feb. 28 CFF-as Scheduled Petre & Beth Trovesi ............. Special Intention
Dismiss Catech., UP3, 10AM
K of C Meal, UP-All, 3PM
Auction Prep, P.Hall, 10:30AM
Evening Engaged, ParHall, 7PM
STEWARDSHIP & PLEASE TAKE NOTE!
ADMINISTRATION -John Eisen
Stewardship of Time: Today, the First Sunday of ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY Seeks Secretary -
Lent, is the perfect opportunity to commit ourselves
We are looking for a person to be the secretary.
closer to our Lord. If you haven’t already done so,
please take a look at the Stewardship of Time Card
We usually meet the first Monday of each month
and parish Lenten activities that are listed in our at 7PM in Unity Place. All of us are encouraged to
bulletin. There we will find a spiritual opportunity for all participate in our discussions of spiritual
to take that step closer to God. Thanks to those who reflections. The secretary’s duties include
turned in a Stewardship of Time card. recording of: the meeting discussions, monetary
donations collected and attendance sheet. The
Stewardship of Talents: The Archdiocese meeting mintues need to be typed up and emailed
purchased TV time for ads during Lent that encourage to the president prior to the next meeting. We
Catholics who have been away from church to come invite you to become members of St. Vincent de
home. Butch Leonardson and Deb Lyon are
Paul and help serve the poor. If interested, please
volunteering as part of the “Inviting Catholics Home”
contact John McAvoy at 206-243-9818.
core team. Great Thanks to Linda Stryker who shared
her reflections on the stewardship of time last
weekend. Linda challenges us to look at ways of KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - 6th annual dinner and
serving in our parish. raffle for Vocations is Sun., Feb. 28, 3:00-6:30PM in
Unity Place. Proceeds help support Seminarians of
Stewardship of Treasure the Seattle Archdiocese. If you’d like to donate a
Sunday Gifts :
raffle item, please contact Ken DeVos at 248-2543
Sunday Actual Year-to-date $583,433
Sunday Goal Year-to-date $569,428 by Feb. 28th. Open to all parishioners, family and
Over (under) $ 14,005 friends.
Feb. 13,14 Sunday gifts $ 15,722
Weekly Average Feb. Goal: $ 16,629 ASSN. FOR CATHOLIC CHILDHOOD sponsors LABOR
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Matching Gifts: $ 74,813 To view our catalog of unique items, handmade treasures, food,
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Loan Balance: $ 8,700
HOSPITALITY HOUSE SPRING SWING: Join us
ADMINISTRATION for a new and different event this year. Saturday,
Sports Floor Update: The work continues as March 6th, our Spring Swing will be held at the
reported last week. The scheduled completion date is Normandy Park Cove, and include dinner, guest
March 8th. This date, of course, assumes everything speaker Richard Lemieux, author of “Breakfast at
goes like clockwork. Stay tuned. $165,349 has been Sally’s”, and an auction of seating on 9 sailboats
spent so far in addressing the water intrusion issues participating in a race on June 26th. We are calling
and the replacement of the floor. Annual Catholic that portion “Boats for Beds”. Contact Parishioner
Appeal: St. Francis was one of 148 parishes that met Linda Stryker at 206-431-9213 for more information,
its appeal goal. We have exceeded the goal of invitations, or ticket purchases.
104,434 by $434. Through the Catholic Appeal, the
archdiocese raised $13,018,879. Thank you to all who Funeral Ministry Thanks the fine gentleman who
support the Annual Catholic Appeal! built new doorstops in Unity Place, replacing those
OUTREACH FAITH FORMATION
FRANCES DAVIS Cheryl Brooten
Quotes in February will come from justice
seekers in black history. THIS IS MY BELOVED SON
Quote of the Week: Who said it? Answer next All four Gospels describe Jesus’ baptism by John
week: “Sometimes I be working in the fields, and I get so in the Jordan River at the start of his public ministry.
tired that I say to the people picking cotton with us, ‘Hard as All three synoptic Gospels report that Jesus went
we have to work for nothing, there must be some way we immediately into the wilderness to be tempted by
can change this.” Satan. Clearly, these events were of utmost
importance in the life of Jesus and his early
Last Week’s Answer: “Don’t ask what the world needs.
followers. At the threshold of his new life as an
Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because
what the world needs is people who have come alive.” itinerant preacher, what the Gospel writers are
Howard Thurman, minister, theologian and teacher. trying to portray is an authentic message of who
That there is a fundamental unity to all life – to all Jesus was and who Jesus thought he was.
creation and certainly within the fragmented human race –
was a guiding conviction for Thurman. He saw the alienation
Prior to the baptism, Jesus’ self-identity had to be
that people forced upon one another as an affront to this
deep truth. One of Howard Thurman’s strengths was shaped by his knowledge of Hebrew Scriptures
Connectedness. and his own personal relationship with God. After
the baptism, his identity is also determined by the
Dr. Nontombi Naomi Tutu, daughter of Nobel assurance of the Holy Spirit. “This is my beloved
Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu will Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matt. 3:17
speak on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Mt. Baker The identification as God’s son is an echo of
Community Club, 2811 Mt. Rainier Dr. South in Psalm 2:7 which was originally about king David
Seattle, 6:00 p,m,, Social Hour and 7:00 p.m., and then any king who descended from him. Isaiah
Dinner. You can find more information and buy 42:1 is reflected in the phrase “with whom I am well
tickets to “What Will Their Stories Be?” at pleased.” Isaiah introduces the servant who will
www.menteefoundation.org or call (425) 242-0890 bring God’s salvation to the ends of the earth
through his willingness to suffer and die. The term
Rice Bowl: The theme this year is “beloved” son possibly refers to Genesis 22:2
“Solidarity Will Save the World.” What does where Abraham is told by God to sacrifice his only
Solidarity mean? We are invited to Pray together beloved son, Isaac.
for our brothers and sisters throughout the world.
During Lent we are invited to Fast with those who At the moment of his baptism, Jesus was being
are hungry by serving simple meals and Give the assured by God the Father of his true identity. He
money saved to Rice bowl. We are invited to took on the Davidic kingship with the requirement
Learn about the challenges and joys of our of obedience to the Father. The suffering servant
brothers and sisters around the world. You are motif is the model of obedience. Isaac is also an
invited to incorporate Rice Bowl into your family life obedient son when faced with the prospect of
by attending the Lenten Soup Suppers each Friday being killed by his father. Sovereignty, servanthood
in Unity Place at 5:30 lasting through March 26. and sacrifice are all built into the calling of Jesus.
The Soup Suppers are followed by Stations of the This awareness of God being his Father and
Cross in the church. You are invited to take home a himself being God’s Son is probably the deepest
Rice Bowl kit from the back of the church, and foundation of Jesus’ selfhood. Obedience to the
practice this simple yet powerful Lenten Father is his deepest response.
Christopher Wright, Knowing Jesus Through the
Old Testament, Intervarsity Press. 1992.
CYO - KATI SKELTIS
Registration for CYO Track and Field is now open! Boys and girls grades 4 – 8 who are parish
members and/or attend St. Francis School are encouraged to join this fun team! Practices begin after
CYO volleyball regular season concludes (late March) and will be held Tuesdays/Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30
at Kennedy Catholic track. Meets are scheduled the first four Saturdays in the month of May. Forms
(registration and concussion information) are posted on www.stfoa.org. Completed forms and $50 fee
are due Monday, March 22nd.
Did you know that Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) athletic events are not scheduled on Sunday
mornings so we can attend mass together as families?
ADULT FAITH FORMATION - John Eisen
Centering Prayer Group meets this Tuesday, 7:00pm, in the Parish Hall. We will finish up a three-part video
by Fr. Thomas Keating in his description of the psychological and spiritual journey toward union with God.
Inviting Catholics Home: If you have been away from the Catholic Church for awhile and would like to
reconnect, then give John Eisen a call (206-242-4575) and see how you can get started. Also, the parish is
offering “Inviting Catholics Home” program that will be on Sundays, April 18, from 11:30-1:00pm. This program
starts April 18.