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 Calendar 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) ESS 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 Legend 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 PERPETUAL ADORATION 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: Monday: 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. SUBSTITUTES NEEDED … because Adorers need vacations too! St. Pius X Catholic Church St. Vincent de Paul Financial Report October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014 Contributions: St. Vincent de Paul members St. Pius X Parishioners Fund Raising: Memorials and Grants $ 2,214 Other St. Vincent de Paul conferences 3,080 Miscellaneous 91 Total contributions: $ 36,211 Assistance: Those we serve $ 32,572 Oso disaster 500 Twinning w/other SVdP conferences 900 Dues and Contributions 830 Operating Expenses 690 Miscellaneous 99 $ 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 27,821 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 www.stpx.org/ 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) $225,081.08 $215,000.00 $ 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: $10,750.00 $10,603.62 $ 10.00 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 (www.iseetest.org) Archbishop Murphy Bishop Blanchet Holy Names O’Dea 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 and Randy Reardon won the Food Basket RCIA STILL WANTS YOU 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.
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