Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, All - St Pius X School

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe - November 23, 2014
Dear Parishioners,
This weekend we celebrate the final Sunday of the Season of Ordinary Time with the
celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King. Pope Pius XI instituted this feast in
1925 for the universal Church in his encyclical Quas Primas. He noted an increasing
denial of Jesus and connected this lack of faith to the rise of secularism. At the time
of Quas Primas, many Christians began to doubt Christ's authority and existence, as
well as the Church’s authority. The Feast of Christ the King was instituted during a
time when respect for Christ and the Church was diminishing and when the proclamation ‘Christ is King’
needed to be heard around the world.
In his encyclical, Pius XI wrote; “Men must look for the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ; and
that We promised to do as far as lay in Our power. In the Kingdom of Christ, that is, it seemed to Us that
peace could not be more effectually restored nor fixed upon a firmer basis than through the restoration of
the Empire of Our Lord. We were led in the meantime to indulge the hope of a brighter future at the sight
of a more widespread and keener interest evinced in Christ and his Church, the one Source of Salvation ...” What Pope Pius XI wrote nearly 100 years ago is as true today as it was then; only on the firm
foundation of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom that He was sent to establish will we discover the hope, peace
and security that we desire. Christ was sent to proclaim that the Kingdom of God was at hand, a Kingdom
based upon forgiveness, mercy, reconciliation and above all, love. It is an everlasting Kingdom, a part of
which we can begin to experience today and will ultimately be fully realized when Jesus comes again at
the end of time. Today we celebrate the fact that Christ is King and Lord and that his Kingdom extends
from each or our hearts to the ends of the world.
Queridos Parroquianos,
Este fin de semana concluimos el año litúrgico con la celebración de la solemnidad de Cristo Rey, Rey deuniverso. La fiesta de Cristo Rey fue instaurada por el Papa Pío XI el 11 de diciembre de 1925. El Papa
quiso motivar a los católicos a reconocer en público que el mandatario de la Iglesia es Cristo Rey. Durante
el anuncio del Reino, Jesús nos muestra lo que éste significa para nosotros como Salvación, Revelación y
Reconciliación ante la mentira mortal del pecado que existe en el mundo. Jesús responde a Pilatos cuando
le pregunta si en verdad Él es el Rey de los judíos: "Mi Reino no es de este mundo. Si mi Reino fuera de
este mundo mi gente habría combatido para que no fuese entregado a los judíos; pero mi Reino no es de
aquí" (Jn 18:36). Jesús no es el Rey de un mundo de miedo, mentira y pecado, Él es el Rey del Reino de
Dios que trae y al que nos conduce.
Creemos que Jesus fue enviado al mundo para iniciar el reinado de Dios y todavía ya podemos
experimentarlo en el presente y lo llegará plenamente cuando el Señor volverá para su secunda venida.
Hoy, celebramos el gran hecho que Jesus es nuestro Rey personal, el Rey de nuestros corazones y también
Rey del mundo y el pues todo del universo.
In Christ / En Cristo,
Fr. Cal Christiansen
November 24 - 30, 2014
Monday, November 24
8:00 a.m. Mass - Ella & Clayton Kolve, RIP
12:00 p.m. St.Vincent de Paul, PO
6:30 p.m. Middle School Youth Group, SH
6:00 p.m. Respect Life Committee, FSRII
6:00 p.m. Advent Reflection (9-12 year old) ESS
7:00 p.m. School Commission, School
7:00 p.m. BLD Praise, CH
Tuesday, November 25
8:00 a.m. Mass Roman & Encarnacion Banaag, Int
6:30 p.m. Grupo de Oration, CH
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts, Gym
7:00 p.m. BLD/DCS, PO
7:00 p.m. Advent Reflection (13-17 years old)
Ladies Guild Thank You!
Our Ladies Guild gratefully extends an enormous and
heartfelt thank you to all of you who made the 2014
Holiday Bazaar such a huge success.
From those of you who made donations to those of you
who helped with set-up, clean up and everything inbetween, THANK YOU so very, very much.
Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch or
weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those
who sleep.
Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ. Rest your
weary ones. Bless your dying ones. Soothe your
suffering ones. Pity your afflicted ones. Shield your
joyous ones. And for all your love's sake. Amen.
St. Augustine, 354-430 C.E.
Friday, November 28
8:00 a.m. Mass - Maria Fe Banaag, Int
6:00 p.m. Renewed in Christ, FSR
7:00 p.m. Advent Reflection for Parents, ESS
8:00 p.m. Grupo de Oration, CH
Please offer your prayers for those who are ill:
Dave Alin, Casey Alin, Mina Amlag, Bill Ban,
Maria Bobadilla, Dave Brown, Simmie Brown, Sonja Brown,
James Williams Carringer, Monica Cline, Gordon Coffey,
Ruth Cook, Steve Cook, Doug De los Angeles,
Marie Demski, Zella Dow, Mark Dow, Heather Durbin, Mary
Durdy, Douglas Fiechtner, Antonia Fuller, Frances Green,
Jacque Groenig, Mark Hagenah, Mary Haukap, Meredith
Huber, Sue Huffman, Bob Hutton, Lenore Hylton, Ron Jay,
Steve Jenkins, Beth & Scott Allen Jones, Matthew Kolve,
Paul Leonard, Joe Littlejohn, Ann Mallo, Ralph McDonald,
Brooke McGaughey, Ally McGaughey, May P. Mendiola,
Karen Miller, Mary & Keith Miller, John Morlan, Jaclyn
Morris, Joe Ng, Mary O’Keeffe, Gary Oliver, Gene Posel,
Shirley Richter, Hazel Rickert, Charles Senger, Bob Shay,
Colin Springett, John SullivanAlberto Tcruz, Van Haute,
Mary Zgodzinski
Saturday, November 29
9:00 a.m. BLD, FSR
10:00 a.m. Sanchez Wedding Blessing, CH
We especially pray for the Lord’s mercy for all those who
were previously on the prayer list and remain chronically
ill; also for their families and those who take care of them.
Wednesday, November 26
9:00 a.m. Children’s Mass - Rita Cho, RIP
7:00 p.m. BLD/DCS PO
7:00 p.m. Advent Reflection, ESS
(Young Adults aged 18-30 years old)
Thursday, November 27 - Thanksgiving Day
10:00 a.m. Mass - John McDonagh, RIP
Sunday, November 30 - Advent Begins
8:00 a.m. Traditional Choir Practice, FSR I
9:00 a.m. RCIA, FSR
5:00 p.m. Spanish Choir, CH
6:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, Gym
8:00 p.m. Our Lady of Guadalupe Practice, CH
CH: Church
SH: Social Hall FSR: Fireside Room
GYM: Kubo-Truong Gym
AC: Adoration Chapel
ESS: Room off the Gym PO: Parish Office Conference Rm
If you have recently become critically ill or injured and would
like your name in the bulletin prayer list, please call the parish office or have an immediate family member make the call
for you. Names will be removed after three months, or sooner
at your request.
We cannot publish anyone’s name without their
knowledge and permission.
You may request prayers for the soul of a recently deceased
loved one. Please contact the parish office for information.
You may request a weekday Mass for the intentions of a living person or for the repose of a soul.
Our 2014 Intentions Calendar is filled, we are
now taking requests for 2015
Everyone is welcome in the chapel, any
hour of any day, to spend time in prayer
and Adoration of the Lord.
Please make some time to visit your chapel,
even if only for a few minutes, to experience the peace
of knowing that Jesus is always there for you. He’s
waiting to spend time with us. The chapel is open at all
times for any of us to visit.
Hours that need a committed adorer:
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Friday: 1:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. & 2:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
… because Adorers need vacations too!
St. Pius X Catholic Church
St. Vincent de Paul Financial Report
October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014
St. Vincent de Paul members
St. Pius X Parishioners
Fund Raising:
Memorials and Grants
$ 2,214
Other St. Vincent de Paul conferences
Total contributions:
$ 36,211
Those we serve
$ 32,572
Oso disaster
Twinning w/other SVdP conferences
Dues and Contributions
Operating Expenses
$ 35,591
Total assistance paid out
Lazarus Day Center
Your pre-made sandwiches
are very much appreciated but if you’re unable to
make sandwiches, donations of sandwich fixings are
also welcome.
Any kind of canned food and breakfast cereal works
well and is very much needed. Monetary donations
help with purchasing food items. Men and women’s
clothing are needed and the women’s clothing is exchanged with a women’s shelter.
Please bring donations the first Friday of every
month between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. The truck
leaves promptly at 9:00 a.m. Thank you for your
continued help and support! Next truck, 12/5
$ 2,819
A generous amount of food was donated by school
families, faith formation families and parishioners via
the baskets in the vestibules, along with various food
drives. The Catholic Daughters collected donations and
purchased gifts to accompany our Christmas baskets.
The Knights of Columbus Council 9605 generously repaired the pantry roof.
St. Pius X Conference assisted 2,802 people during this
reporting period. Your St. Vincent de Paul Conference
is grateful to all those who participated in these works
of charity and mercy.
Go to the poor; you will find God.
St. Vincent de Paul
1581 - 1660
Financial Stewardship Report 2014/ Reporte Financiero 2014
Year-to-Date Report for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015: Reporte Anual
Online Giving:
Go to our site
parish & click
the Online
Giving logo.
Amount Collected Year-to-Date / Cantidad recolectada a la fecha
Goal for Year-to-Date / Meta anual
Amount Ahead (Behind) Budgeted Goal / diferencia (por alcanzar)
$ 10,081.88
Weekly Report for November 16, 2014: / Reporte Semanal: hasta al octubre de 2014
Needed to meet budget / Lo que se ocupa para lograr nuestro presupuesto:
Amount Collected / Cantidad Recolectada:
School Endowment Fund / Fondo especial escolar:
St. Pius X
School News
Dates to Remember:
Monday, 12/8
Tuesday, 12/16
Friday, 12/19
Monday, 1/5
9:00 a.m. Mass
Holy Day of Obligation
Feast of Immaculate Conception
2:00 p.m. Dismissal
Christmas Program
7:00 p.m. in the Church
Band performance following in the
Kubo-Truong Family Gym
Christmas Vacation begins
Noon Dismissal
School resumes
Special Visitors: On November 6, two Religious Sisters of
Mercy, Srs. Maria and Mary Daniela, visited our classrooms
and talked with students about Religious life. They shared
wonderful stories with all our students and in turn, the kids
were very interested and asked excellent questions.
Religious Sisters take vows of poverty, chastity, obedience
and service. To fulfill these vows to the Church, the Sisters
have additional professional formation in higher levels of
study or doctoral programs. The apostolate was founded
upon the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy in professional disciplines which include physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, canon lawyers, school teachers, college
and seminary professors and other related professional fields.
The Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, MI are located in
convents all over the world.
Auction Update: The school auction committee is currently
procuring items for the February 21st gala auction entitled,
“A Night at the Oscars” If you would like to donate, please
contact the main school office, (425) 778-9861. Thank you!
Scrip: Holidays are coming! Please remember Scrip is
available during the day in the school office and on Sundays
after the Masses. Gift cards make excellent gifts that please
everyone and the school receives an average of 5% to 10% of
the gift card amount. A Win-Win for everyone! Many
thanks to all of you for supporting this effort.
High School Exam Registration Fee: These fees are due
three weeks prior to the exam (
Archbishop Murphy
Bishop Blanchet
Holy Names
Seattle Prep
December 6 & 7 and January 10
December 6 & 7
December 13 & 14
December 6 & 13
December 6 & 7
Thank you for supporting our school!
Rachel’s Corner
Hope and Healing After Abortion
Hope is the light at the end of the tunnel, beckoning you to
accept the invitation, to say “yes” to the urge to believe in a
loving God who wants you to be healed and whole again.
Come on a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat™ and find healing and
wholeness. March 6-8, 2015. For information, call Valerie at (800)
822-HOPE (4673)
You are loved with an everlasting love!
Scrumptious Baked Goods Coming Your Way
The 7th and 8th grade St. Pius X school kids are raising
funds to go to Washington DC! To that end, bake sales
will be held on the following dates right after Mass.
THIS SUNDAY! November 23rd. Look for the kids
again on December 7th and again on the 21st (just in time
for Christmas parties)
The last weekend for these sales will be January 4th.
Please consider supporting this worthwhile fundraiser
St. Vincent de Paul - Holidays are Coming
With the holidays right around the corner, people are in
more need of help and assistance than usual. Your generous gifts of food and financial support are needed now
more than ever.
Manila envelopes can be found in the pews every
Sunday for any monetary contributions your heart may
lead you to give. Please make checks payable to St. Vincent de Paul. Your kind donations of nonperishable food
and cash will help make lives just a little easier for our
local families in need.
Congratulations Raffle Winners at the Holiday Bazaar
Toni Fuller won the Rachael Ray Basket
Janice Gothers won the Wise Men Statuettes
Randy Reardon won the Food Basket
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is in full
swing but it’s not too late to join us. Come learn about
our Catholic faith and meet great people. You can get
your registration packet at the parish office We meet in
the Fireside Room on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. and
the class is led by Deacon John.