02-01-2015 - Tacoma Regional Parishes

To The Regional Parishes of Tacoma
The Bulletin of Information and Activities
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary
February 1, 2015
Your Pastoral Team:
Fr. Tuan Nguyen, D. Min.
Fr. Laga Paulo Olaaiga PV
Fr. J. Carlos Saenz PV
Regional Pastor
Parochial Vicar
Parochial Vicar
Emergency Contact Sr. Mary: (253) 592-2455
Chào Mừng
Sacred Heart Parish
4520 McKinley Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98404
(253) 472-7738
Masses / Misas
Sunday 10:00am English
Mon & Fri 8:00am English
Dominical Español Sábado 7:00pm
Domingo 8:00am y 12:00 Medodía
Jueves 7:00pm Español
Reconciliation / Confesiones
During office hours only: Tue to Fri
Make sure Fr. Kokol (Carlos) is in.
Call office or him. No appointments!
Afio mai!
St. Ann Parish
“He commands even the unclean spirits and they
obey Him.”(Mark1:27)
Hafa Adai!
St. John of the Woods Parish
7025 South Park Avenue
9903 24th Avenue East
Tacoma, WA 98408
Tacoma (Midland), WA 98445
(253) 472-1360
(253) 537-8551
English Masses & Reconciliation
& Reconciliation
Reconciliation: Sat. 4:00pm
Saturday at 5:00pm
Reconciliation: Sat. 4:30pm
Sunday at 9:30am
Saturday at 5:30pm
Weekdays (Tue/Wed/Thu) at 8:00am
Sunday at 8:00am & 11:00am
Tuesday Mass at 5:00pm
Weekdays (Tue/Wed/Fri) at 9:30am
Friday Mass at 7:00pm
Vietnamese Mass:
You can find more information and activities on the web at
Reconciliation: Sun. 3:00pm
Sunday at 4:00pm
Pastor’s Letter
Dear Parishioners,
We gather to celebrate the fourth week of Ordinary Time. The very low temperatures during the winter months have brought
some illness to our community, with many people being sick with the flu and winter related illnesses. We need to keep our
Faith Community and ourselves healthy throughout these months, so it is recommended that you do not need to shake hands or
have any personal contact when we give the sign of peace or enter and exiting from the Church. There are some basic hygienic
steps which we can take, for example wash your hands or cover your mouth when you cough which is very helpful to be aware
of when you are around a public place. Please keep our parishioners who are sick in your prayers. When you are home and/if
you are sick and you want to receive Communion, please call the parish outreach ministers so we are able to come to visit you
and bring the Body of Christ to your home.
We deeply appreciate your support of our parish with your participation in the stewardship campaign on treasure, time and talent. You may already have received a letter of Thank you from the parish office for your income tax, which outlines your financial contribution which assists our parish ministry and mission. Please call the parish office if you need one for yourself or
you have not received one or there are some mistakes on what you have contributed. As you know, our parish staff are working
pretty hard during the week and they volunteer in different programs each weekend. They are here to serve us and they are
very happy to assist us if we are able to communicate with them on what we need.
We congratulated the “American Heritage Girl Troop” that had been accepted at St. John of the
Woods Parish. We are in the processes of organizing all of their different activities that they will
have and will be choosing a troop leader for different activities as required by the Charter in our
parish. You will have a monthly report from this ministry and I am very pleased that we have
officially accepted them and our parish is the sponsor for this Charter. I also thank the parish
leadership team who advised me on the process towards this point and the parents of the girls who are members of this Troop.
I am working with the troop leaders and you can enroll your daughters and granddaughters into our Charter. There are many
other parish activities that you are cordially invited to join us for this year.
We congratulate all the babies who will receive the Sacrament of Baptism this month. I have a lot of joy to visit with these
parents, who meet with me for an interview and pastoral visit. I thank them for being faithful parents who try to be a fine example to teach their child about their Faith (through their actions). Parents spend a lot of time and hard work in raising their
children, because of their love for them. It is through their actions (examples), which is the best lesson that they do to teach
their children each day. We deeply appreciate the CCD parents for bringing their children to the class each week and attend
Mass with them. We also thank the catechist for volunteering their time to teach the children in the parish each week. It is a lot
of sacrifice that you give to the Lord. May the Lord continue to bless upon your love and care for supporting us with all the
Faith Formation programs that we have to assist you and your children! As you know, we have a very strong bilingual program within our regional parishes. We thank the Spanish and the Vietnamese program, which is run by volunteers who believe
this is a need of the community, so they give themselves in doing what they can to have this program.
We thank you for coming to pray for vocations within the last few weeks, while we received the monstrance from the Vocation
Office to pray for vocations with the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Vespers, Rosary, and Benediction towards the end of
a whole day of praying. We thank the core team who assisted us to organize this event.
The Long Range Plan core team on the implementation of Vision 2017 met within the last few weeks. We thank the coordinating minister of each area (that we had assigned for their team) for assisting us in following up with Vision 2017. We have different areas depending on each parish’s need, for example: Communication, Facility, Faith Formation, Finance, Liturgy, Stewardship, Outreach, and Youth Ministry. I met with a representative from each area to ask them to give us a quarterly report on
what they have done in accordance with Vision 2017 (LRP) and what they are planning to do? And, what they need us to assist
them with to accomplish it. I am very pleased to have a very strong team of leadership and we also need to look for some leaders who can fill in the areas of those who are not able to carry on the task and the Key Responsibility Area that they are assigned (as it is a little overwhelming for them). We need your help and assistance in different areas of various ministries, as
your talents and skills are deeply appreciated and important in supporting our regional parishes. We also are trying to recruit
those that can assist us for the LRP from Sacred Heart Parish at this time.
We also thank the ME25 committee who assisted us to share the result of the survey. You are invited to read the information
on the parish website and also in the parish bulletin during the month of November, December and January. There are many
different events from our regional parishes that you are cordially invited to join us.
We thank you for your continue support of our parish ministry. May the Lord continue to bless upon you and your family!
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Our website: www.trparishes.org
Fr. Tuan Nguyen, D. Min
Please remember your parish in your Will.
Community Center
Emergency Contact Sr. Mary: (253) 592-2455
Fr. Tuan Nguyen D. Min., Pastor (253) 882-9943 frtuan@msn.com
Fr. J. Carlos Saenz, Parochial Vicar, (253) 279- 4158 flykokol@gmail.com
Fr. Laga Paulo Olaaiga, Parochial Vicar (206) 375-9539 akoi_14@yahoo.com
Para información
en Español
vea las páginas 8-9
CONFESSIONS: on weekends before each scheduled mass or by appointment
CONFIRMATION: Fr. Laga Paulo Olaaiga (206) 375-9539 or akoi_14@yahoo.com
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION and BAPTISM: Sr. Theresa Nguyen (253) 592-2541; sotheresa@hotmail.com
BULLETIN EDITOR & CONTACTS: Sr. Theresa Nguyen - (253) 592-2541 or sotheresa@hotmail.com
ACCOUNTANT: Anna Nichols (360) 789-1896 annafnicholscpa@msn.com
MAINTENANCE: Don McMakin (253) 590-6824 dmcmakin@wamail.net
OUTREACH/ HOME BOUND MINISTRY: Sr. Mary Van Vu (253) 592-2455 - vanvumtg@yahoo.com
MARRIAGE PREP/ANNULMENTS: Deacon Mike Teskey (253) 474-6559
WEDDINGS: Fr. Tuan Nguyen —Arrangement should be made with the Pastor at least 6 months in advance.
RCIA (Rite Christian Initiation for Adults)
Baptism Preparation
Journey of Conversion in Mind, Heart & Spirit.
Class in February, 2015
Next class will be offered on Saturday,
RCIA/RCIC is the process by which people beFebruary 14th from 10:00 AM -12:00 noon at St.
come members of the Roman Catholic Church.
Ann’s Library. Please call Sr. Theresa at 592-2541.
Classes at 6:30PM at the School building.
There are no baptism class during Lent.
February 2nd - Sacrament of the Sick
February 9th - Ash Wednesday/Lent
February 16th - Last Things: Death/
February 22nd– Rite of Sending 9:30 a.m at St. Ann
Sacrament of Confirmation
Religious Education and RCIC
First Communion Parents
Meeting with the Pastor, Fr. Tuan
Those making their First Reconciliation/First
1. Fr. Tuan will interview these students
individually with their parents in February 7
2015 at St. John of the Woods. We will be
calling you to set up the appointment.
2. First Reconciliation will take place at St. John of the Woods
on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30pm. At St. Ann on Thursday,
March 26th at 6:30pm. Parents are to come with them and stay
with them until they are finished. Parents are to review with
their child(ren) how to go to Confession at home, before they
Our Confirmation classes on Sunday evening from 6-8PM have begun. This is the
fifth week. Confirmation will be May 20,
2015. Please pray for these students. We
thank the teachers for volunteering to teach the students.
Thank you parents for encouraging your young people
and making sure they are at class on time.
Confirmation Class on Sundays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
at School Building.
Feb. 1st: Confirmed in the Spirit (Cont.)
Feb. 8th: Confirmed in Discipleship
Every Wednesday
Adult Catechism Classes
St. Ann Parish
Wednesdays at 6:30pm to 7:25 at Milner Center-Library
This is your opportunity to turn to Christ and learn more
about your Catholic Faith and the Catechism of the Catholic
For more information contact Monty at (253) 304-4473
Regional Center
Our Treasured Tradition . . .
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
(In Church Only)
Sacramental Grace
8:30am - 7:00pm Thursdays
5pm - 7pm Tuesdays Divine Mercy & Mass (Samoan Comm.)
7:00pm Fridays Mass (Vietnamese Language)
by Barbara & Clarence Leingang
10:00am - Noon Wednesdays
7:00-9:00pm - Mondays
9:00AM-6:30PM Every Thursday
8:30am - Noon Every first Friday
Mass Schedule for February at Nursing Homes
Thursday 5th
11:00 am
Nursing Home
Gibson House
9:00 am
Thursday 5th
10:30 am
People Retirement Home
Friday 6th
10:30 am
Heart Wood
10:00 am
King’s Manor
Thursday 19
Supper for our Priests
Priests would like to say thank you to those who
have been making meals for them every Thursday. The number of priests are three. They would appreciate your care and generosity. If you are interested, please call Sr. Theresa (253) 592-2541.
Meals could be bought around 3:30-4pm to the St. Ann’s Rectory.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (#2003) teaches that sacramental graces are gifts proper to the different sacraments. Any
grace received through a sacrament is called sacramental grace.
The question is how do the sacraments confer grace? Let’s take a
look at the various sacraments. Baptism enables one to begin the
new supernatural life and to carry out baptismal vows. It is an
introduction into the life of Christ so we can be sent out to be
apostles and to do his work in the world. Confirmation enables
one to increase our faith and to defend it. At the same time, the
grace of baptism is deepened and renewed. The Eucharist nourishes the life of the soul and unites it more closely with God
through charity. This grace brings us into a profound union with
Christ’s death, resurrection and glorification. Confession conforms us to Christ through the sacrament of initiation and enables
one to expiate past sins and avoid future falls. Anointing of the
Sick enables us to be united with Christ’s suffering, death and
resurrection. It also prepares the soul for entrance into heaven.
Holy Orders and Matrimony are called “sacraments at the service
of communion” (CCC). This means they build up the community of the Church. Holy Orders enables men who receive Holy
Orders to serve the good order of the Church. They receive a
special grace to act in a unique way and to make Christ visible in
the Church by performing divine worship and administering the
sacraments. Matrimony enables the spouses to remain faithful
and to carry out the duties of the married state. This grace also
gives them the empowerment to show Christ’s love for the world.
Reference: Our Sunday Visitor, Catechism of the Catholic
Church, Catholic Press
God Gives it All and then Calls Us to Share
Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule
February 18, 2015
St. Ann
We deeply appreciate you for returning your
commitment card to support our parishes with
your financial support. We thank you for
responding to the parish and supporting her
mission. We thank the Stewardship Committee for assisting us in
promoting it for this year. If you have not returned a card as of
yet, please prayerfully consider how God would have you support the ministries at your parish.
8:00 a.m. Mass (English)
5:00 p.m. Mass (English)
6:30 p.m. Distribution of Ashes for CCD Children
7:00 p.m. Mass (Vietnamese)
Sacred Heart
Support Your Parish With
Online Donations
8:00 a.m. Mass (English)
12:00 p.m. Mass (Spanish)
3, 4 & 5 p.m. Service & Dist. of Ashes (Spanish)
7:00 pm Mass (Spanish)
Make online Donations with a credit
card, debit card or Echeck.
ParishPay gives you the ability to schedule donations according to
your personal budget.
There are 3 ways to enroll online donations through ParishPay:
Online: go to ParishPay.com and click the “Start Giving”.
Phone: 1. 866-727-4741 or 866-PARISH-1.
Call parish office, we are glad to assist you.
St. John of the Woods
9:30 a.m. Mass
7:00 p.m. Mass
Regional Center
Prayer of the Faithful ~ February 1, 2015
For women and men who are suffering in the aftermath of an abortion: that they may find healing, consolation and strength through
the sacraments and prayer; we pray to the Lord...Respect LifeTwo
simple ways you can make a difference:
1. Pray -- The U.S. bishops invite the faithful to join a movement of
prayer and sacrifice for the protection of life, marriage, and religious liberty in our country. Learn more, and sign up for weekly
intentions by email, text message, or social media at
www.usccb.org/pray. 2. Stay Informed -- Sign up to receive our
monthly People of Life e-newsletter, which contains the latest news
on pro-life issues, people, events, and the bishops' ongoing efforts
to work toward an increased respect for human life.
In January we will send out year-end statements
of giving to parish families. We are required by
law to mail them no later than January 31. The regional parish
office will make report available for all parishioners. If you have
not received it please call the office at your convenience. We
encourage you to file 2014 taxes as early as possible – might help
avoid a repeat of last year’s tax fraud incidents. Thank you.
Archdiocese of Seattle 2014 Tax Fraud Update:
As tax season is upon us, it is important to be aware of recent developments in the tax fraud investigation. An updated Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQ) document is being prepared and will be sent to you
when it is finalized and posted at our website
(www.seattlearchdiocese.org). To highlight the most important developments: 1. Although we have not identified the specific source of
the breach affecting the Archdiocese, we do know that members of
our community have been the victims of a national tax fraud scheme.
Indeed, approximately 5,900 individuals have informed us that they
have had a fraudulent tax return filed in their name. We have confirmed that approximately 10% of those individuals did not provide
us with a Social Security number in connection with a background
check over the last nine (9) years, suggesting that there are some
individuals whose information may have been compromised elsewhere. The Archdiocese has concluded its investigation, having explored the reasonable leads that we identified in our investigation.
Although we have not found anything in our internal systems to suggest they were compromised, we still are committed to making sure
that the responsible people are held accountable. As such, we continue to work cooperatively with law enforcement, and understand
that they are continuing to investigate this incident as a high priority
matter. This type of crime is a national issue and has been escalating
over the last several years. Recently, 60 Minutes did a story regarding this problem, and you can view that story on their website (http://
Dear Brother Priests and Deacons, Pastoral Coordinators,
and Co-workers at the Archdiocesan Offices,
Greetings in the Lord! First and foremost, I would like to
thank all of you for your kind prayers over the past several weeks, at the time of my surgery and ever since. I
have keenly felt them, and god has reminded me again and again of his
love through them.
Having had my post-op meeting with the surgeon this past Monday, I
thought I would give you a brief update on my health. By God’s grace,
the surgery went well, and the surgeon tells me that recuperation is progressing as hoped. I continue to have some pain in the affected areas
(neck, shoulder and right arm), but all of that is to be expected as the
nerves heal, and the doctor indicates that the pain should subside completely within the next three weeks. Needless to say, I’m cautioned to take
care with movements of my head and neck, particularly as the bone grafts
I’m in good spirits, though several people have written to express their
condolences that my condition has definitively dashed my hopes for the
NRL draft.
Thank you again for your kindness, prayers, and notes of support. And
thanks most of all for your ministry in the Lord’s vineyard.
Sincerely in Christ, Archbishop Sartain.
Presentation of the Lord. Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Presentation of the Lord which
occurs forty days after the birth of Jesus and is also known as Candlemas day, since the blessing and procession of
candles is included in today's liturgy.
If any families would like to have your candles to be blessed, please bring in to church on Sunday February 1st, after
Mass, Father Tuan or Father Laga will bless you candles.
Donna Majeres,
One of our long time parishioners, she became a member of St.
Ann’s Church in 1963 (total 52 years) and joined the Altar
Society. After the new church was built, she helped furnish the
new kitchen which was quite a lot of work at that time. She
considered the church as her home that she was on many
different committees: Funeral Receptions, Wedding Receptions,
Cleaning parish church, parish dinners, Bingo, Bunco, and many charitable functions.
At the office, she volunteered in counting the collection, stuffing bulletins, placing visitor envelopes in the church pews,
volunteering in the office when parish secretary was away on vacation.
Donna, shared her time and talents in many more areas not mentioned. She will be missed.
We thank you Donna for 52 years helping our parish. We deeply appreciate all that you did for the St. Ann Parish. May God
continue to bless you. We wish that you find joy and peace as you will move to a nursing home in Puyallup. You are in our
daily prayers.
(253) 472-1360 Fax (253) 475-6335
Parish Secretary: Carmen Lozano Ext. 100
Pastoral Assist., Vietnamese Contact: Sr. Theresa (253) 592-2541
Samoan Contact: Filipo Faleono 253-229-6279
Pastoral Council: Cathy Bunger (253) 472-6355
Liturgy Ministry: Emma Caintic (253) 752 4378
Finance Council: Bob Richardson (253) 922-2412
St. Vincent DePaul: Richard McMakin (253) 468-9841
Mission Statement: We, parishioners of St Ann Parish, are a Catholic faith community in the south end of Tacoma who
proclaim the Gospels and embrace our many cultures and the gifts we share. We come together as one faith community to
celebrate the Eucharist and the Sacraments. We are grateful to those who built this place of worship with faith, sacrifice and
sanctified it with their many years of devotion. We remain focused on our Roman Catholic traditions and promote an
environment of hope, where all can grow into the likeness of Christ.
Stewardship In Our Parish
Palm Leaves
Traditionally palm leaves from the previous Palm Sunday are
burned to make ashes for us on Ash Wednesday . Please
bring your old palms . They may be placed in the basket
provided in the vestibule of the church.
Ash Wednesday
Mass Schedule
February 18th
8:00a.m. & 5:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Distribution of Ashes for
CCD Children
7:00 pm - Vietnamese
Thank You!
Donna Majeres
Donna became a parishioner in 1963. She
volunteered at St. Ann Parish for 52
years. She has moved out of the parish.
Thank you for sharing your time and
talents for many years in our parish.
You will be greatly missed!
Many Blessings!
St. Ann Parish
Mass Requests
Mass requests are scheduled
through the parish office during
office hours. If a specific date is
desired, please schedule as far
in advance as possible.
Coffee & Donuts
Join us every Sunday after
Mass in the Parish Hall for
Coffee, Donuts &
Archdiocese of Seattle 2014 Tax Fraud Update:
As tax season is upon us, it is important to be
aware of recent developments in the tax fraud investigation. An updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document is posted at our website
www.seattlearchdiocese.org). (see Regional part
of the bulletin for more information)
This week in our Parish
February 2nd, 2015
6:30 p.m. Samoan/Church
6:30 p.m. RCIA-School
Tuesday: 8: a.m. Mass
10:00 a.m. SVDP-M.C.
5:00 p.m. Divine Mercy/Church
6:00 p.m. Mass-Samoan
7:00 p.m. Samoan Comm.-Hall
7:00 p.m. K of C—Little House
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. Mass
6:00 p.m. Samoan Choir—Church
6:30 p.m. CCD-School Building
6:30 p.m. Adult Faith Formation/MC
Thursday: 8 a.m. Mass
Adoration after Mass until 7 p.m.
10:00 a.m. SVDP-M.C.
Friday—No A.M. Mass
5:30 p.m. Outreach-Chapel
6:00 p.m. Confessions
7:00 p.m. Vietnamese Mass-CH
7:00 p.m. Vietnamese Choir: M.C.
8:00 p.m. Daughters of Mary-Lunar
New Year Practice-Hall
4:00 p.m. Confessions-Church
5:00 p.m. Mass
6:00 p.m. Samoan Choir-Hall
6:30 p.m. Samoan Choir-Church
Sunday: 9:30 a. m. —Mass
Coffee & Donuts after Mass/Hall
11:00 a.m. Vietnamese Comm/Sch.
4:00 p.m. Vietnamese Mass
6:00 p.m. Lunar New Year PRAC.Hall
Snoqualmie Casino
Everyone is invited to join the
Seniors for a day of fun at the
Snoqualmie Casino. February
12th and March 12th. For further
information please call Rita at
God Gives it All Then Calls Us to Share
Weekends of: January 25th : $4,109.00
On Line Giving for the month of January:
For all those around the world who are ill, especially
those in our parish:
Yvonne Boukal
Janet Curtright
Kathleen Genge
Ernest Haywood
Jackie Lane
Donna Majeres
Neagle Fam.
Anthony Palomo
Bob Richardson
Jerry Rochefort
Virginia Wooten
Bob Bockman Sr. Robert Colombini
Charlotte DiStefano Joshua Gallagher
Ed Glass
George Harmon Jr.
Virginia Haywood Doug Herzog
Michelle Lane
Samantha Lawrence
Terry Mathern
Wesley McMakin
Susitina Nielsen
John Nolte
Teresita Palomo
Dale Philips
Thad Richardson Valerie Rochefort
Charles Salle
Georgia Williams
Alisa Wooten
Joan Woodring
We pray for all servicemen and women
and for their families.
If you or someone you know is homebound
and wishes to receive Holy Communion at
home please call Sr. Mary at (253)592-2455.
To submit a name to the list, please call
the parish office at (253)472-1360 Ext. 100.
St. Ann Seniors…
Will host their meeting on February
19th, with Mass at 11:00 a.m. followed
by lunch and meeting in the parish
hall. The Memory Singers will be with
us. For more information please call
Kathleen at (253)861-0799.
Come, join us for a night of fun and
games! Friday, February 20th, at
7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
loved to have you join us and it only
takes a couple of minutes to learn the game.
St. Vincent De Paul
We are in need of the following items:
Macaroni & Cheese, Canned Soup,
Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Tuna
& Hamburger Helper, Cereal, Peanut
Butter and Jam.
Thank you for your continued support.
Parish Secretary: Susan Teskey
(253) 537-8551 Fax (253) 537-0459
Pastoral Assistant: Sr. Theresa (253) 592-2541 (Tuesday & Friday)
Parish Pastoral Council: James Hardesty (253) 539-5952
Liturgy Ministry: Joan O’Shea (253) 531-5159
Finance Council :Doug Franklin (253) 922-3847
Lazarus Commission: Natalie Vieira (253) 537-4877
Facilities Council: Richard Severson (253) 531-6006
Music Ministry: Nancy Burkholder (253) 537-9283
Bible for Adults: Brenda Kelly (253) 922-6569
Stewardship Commission: Tom & Marge Berntsen (253) 840-2088
Youth ministry: Jacob Hayden (253) 537-8551 or ythmin.sjow@gmail.com
Mission Statement: St. John of the Woods is a rural Catholic community centered in Jesus Christ, growing in faith and sharing the Word of God through the Eucharist and our Sacraments. We are a welcoming parish of active, involved people of all
ages and cultures, serving families and recognizing the gifts that each person brings.
Ministry Contacts:
Donna Severson 531-6006
Brenda Kelly
Eucharistic Ministers
Debbie Sanders 472-1590
Nancy Burkholder 537-9283
Altar Servers
Joan O”Shea
Bill Butschky
Church Decorators
Pat Kowalchuk 537-4077
Lazarus Committee
Natalie Vieira
Finance Council
Doug Franklin
Pastoral Council
Jim Hardesty
Facilities Committee
Dick Severson
Sharon Murphy 472-5856
Funeral Receptions
Karen Knobbe
Children’s Faith Formation
Sr. Theresa
Adult Bible Study
Brenda Kelly
Homebound outreach
Sr. Mary
Monthly Breakfast
Tom Cruz
Senior Lunch
Karen Knobbe
Coffee Hour
Brenda Kelly
Mother’s Group
Amber Goldade 537-9694
Come join us for a great
lunch and fun with other parishioner and friends.
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday
of the month, we would like to have
more people join us. So mark your
calendars and COME!
Due to the Super Bowl
This Sunday
The parish breakfast
will be on
February 8th
from 8am to 11am
Weekly Calendar
February 1, 2015
4th Sunday
in ordinary time.
MONDAY February 2:
Bible Study—1pm
Blessed Sacrament
TUESDAY February 3:
Mass 9:30am
Bible Study—7pm
WEDNESDAY February 4:
Mass 9:30am
Senior Lunch—11:30am
THURSDAY February 5:
American Heritage Girls—6pm
FRIDAY February 6:
Mass 9:30am
Home School PE—10am
SATURDAY February 7:
Confessions 4:30pm
Mass 5:30pm
Sunday February 8:
Breakfast 8am to 111m
Coffee Hour for after 11am Mass
Prayers for our
Ann Gannon
Alice Doidge
Brandon Clarno
Larry Tally
Jazzmyne Forsman
June Dye
Esther Wilder
Theresa Riendeau
Steven Borris
Isaiah Williams
Dan & Susan Kitaji
Jan Gratzer
Hilde Salzburn
Wanda Swanson
MaryAnn Straling
Beckett Eells
Robert Taitano
Richard Coleman
Lil Copeland
In Military Service:
SPC-Sean Gilson
Cody Matheason
Reports resume when
Susan returns from
Thanks again for you
continued support
to St. John’s
Every weekend there is an article in
our St. John of the Woods page of the
bulletin, which has been written with
all the details you could ever want to
know about the life activities and happenings of our parish community.
We would like to take this time in
writing to say a BIG “THANK YOU”
to Marge Berntsen, who has been writing the Stewardship
Corner article for the bulletin for more year then our secretary has been here. Marge has been a faithful member of St.
John’s and never fails to find something to inform the parishioners about. She must go to every event or parish function because come Monday, bulletin day deadline there will
be an article in the mail box for Susan to type up. Often she
shares articles from some activities of the ministries that she
and her husband Tom participate in. It’s nice to have a person who feel compelled to share parish life with everyone
even for those who may not be able to participate. We appreciate your time, talent and dedication to St. John’s.
Altar Server Corner
Cincture is Green
Jan 31st & Feb. 1st
5:30pm: Tracy & Son
8:00am: Vanessa & Reveka
11:00am: Charlecie, Aurelia & Jayde
Thanks for answering the call and sharing
your time and talent to make this ministry so
meaningful, with praise and thanksgiving to
the Lord.
St John Of the Woods Parish Hall
February 21st, 2015 5pm to 8pm
Dinner tickets can be purchased at the door
Adults: $8.00 (18 and over)
Family : $20 ( 2 adults plus children under 18)
Raffle Drawing 7:30pm
Menu: Spaghetti (Joe Stortini sauce),
Caesar salad, Garlic bread, Pie,
& beverages available
May God blessed you in your ministry,
Joan O’Shea
Questions contact me at 253-531-5159 or
e-mail: sh-tacoma@live.com
Tel. (253) 472-7738 Fax (253) 475-0071
PASTOR / PARROCO...............……….......................Ext. 103 Fr. Tuan V. Nguyen
PAROCHIAL VICAR / VICARIO PARROQUIA..............Ext. 107 Fr. Juan Carlos Saenz
PARISH SECRETARY / SECRETARIA...……...............Ext. 100 Luz M. Paredes
Lazarus Ministry …………... …………..253 - 474 - 2414 Chuck Ross
St. Vincent De Paul …………………….. 253 - 474 - 7195 Claudia K. Ehreth
web: trparishes.org
We are a people of God unified in his love. As Roman Catholic Community, we are faithful to Jesus’ teachings and our Sacred Catholic
Tradition. Our devotion to the Lord comes from the Liturgy, the Sacraments and multiethnic people who embrace our community and welcome all newcomers. We foster the unique expressions of each culture and honor the gifts they bring. Through our commitment to Christ’s
Commandments, we provide an environment that will foster spiritual growth and reflect Jesus’ love for all in our community .
Stewardship in Our Parish For
January 18, 2015
$ 4,766.50
Thank you for your generosity!
contact services
If you know in advance the date of
surgery, a procedure, other reason for
hospitalization, or know someone
who would like to be visited, needs
some assistance , or like communion
brought to them please contact
Sr. Mary Vu (253) 592-2455.
Altar Society Meeting:
Monday February 2, 2015
Rosary at 12 :00 noon with brown bag
lunch to follow.
Coffee will be provided .
Everyone is welcome
Bring a can of soup
Parish calendar
Rosary 30 minutes before Mass
Answering phone calls Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Friday
from 10:00 to 11:00 am only
Call at: 253 - 472 - 7738 ext. 104
Offering only
food vouchers and Utility
We need your help for 1 - 2 Sundays / month to serve at
Ushers, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and altar Servers are
needed to serve our community at 10:00 am Sunday Mass
Please contact:
Bernie Wymore at 253 - 380 - 9493 or
Leave a message at 253 - 536 - 5301
Monday, February 2
8:00 am Mass
6:30 Liturgy comm. Rect. Dinning room
Tuesday, February 3
Choir Practice
7:00 pm
Thursday February 5
9:00 to 6:30
Exposition of the blessed Sacrament
Friday February 6
8:00 am Mass
Exposition of B.S 9 am - 12 noon
Sunday, February 8
10:00 am Mass
11am Coffee Hour
Do you have a genuine concern for the welfare of vulnerable adults and the desire to make a difference in
their lives?
Our dedicated volunteers are trained to listen to the
concerns of adults residing in long-term care facilities,
answer their questions and help resolve their
We empower residents and provide them a voice.
If you would like more information about joining us,
please contact yourPierce County Long Term Care Ombudsman.
By phone: 253– 798-3789
By email: pivers@co.pierce.wa.us
Reconciliation held after each Mass
Mass Intentions
Onosai Aulava, Kathy Bailey, Ruth Bones, Billy Bones, Josie Bigler, Chris Bilyeu, Louis Castrilli, Katherine Carson, Juana Freeman,
Ben Freudenstein, Ernesto Fuentes, JoAnn Garner, Alice Ginther, Claire M. Hickey, Diene Holby, Helen Horak, Joshua Horak, Brenda Hurtado, Lois Jensen
Pam Knoll, Veronica Maltatti, Dianne Martin, Janet Miller, JoAnn Paul, Sharon Penhale, Ashley Remigton, Theresa Rotter, Sherry Simpson,
Evelyn Stankevich, Robert Stets, Bob Woods
pray for those in need of prayer, all the sick and homebound members of our faith community,
For our military:
All men and women in Iraq and other parts of the world and their families.
For those who have died: Our prayers and sympathy are with the families. Eternal Rest Granted to them rest in Peace.
segundo domingo del tiempo ordinario
18 de enero de 2015
De nuestro Párroco
Nos reunimos en la celebración de la Cuarta Semana del Tiempo Ordinario. Las bajas temperaturas del invierno han traído algunas enfermedades a nuestra comunidad, muchos con diferentes enfermedades relacionadas al flu por esta razón se recomienda que no nos demos las
manos al saludarnos o tener contacto personal cuando nos damos la paz durante la Misa, hay algunos pasos básicos que deberíamos seguir,
por ejemplo lavarnos las manos o cubrirnos la boca cuando tosemos especialmente cuando estamos en lugares públicos. Necesitamos tener
fe que la salud regresara a nuestra comunidad por eso les dé favor que lleven en sus oraciones a los feligreses de nuestra comunidad que se
encuentran enfermos; cuando te encuentres en casa enfermo, llama a la oficina si quieres recibir la comunión, haremos lo posible para poder
visitarte en tu hogar.
Agradezco profundamente la ayuda que dan a esta parroquia con tu participación en la campana de corresponsabilidad (mayordomía), tiempo, talento y tesoro. Probablemente ya habrán recibido una carta de agradecimiento de la oficina sobre el reporte de impuestos, la cual subraya la contribución financiera anual con la que ayudan a esta parroquia en la misión de este ministerio. Por favor llamen a la oficina si todavía no la han recibido. Como ustedes saben en la oficina hay mucho trabajo durante la semana y no tenemos muchos voluntarios.
Agradezco a los padres de familia de la catequesis por continuar con su responsabilidad de traer a sus hijos a la catequesis y a ustedes mismos por venir también a clases, es un sacrificio que pueden ofrecer a Dios, que nuestro Señor continúe bendiciendo el amor, cuidado y el
apoyo en el programa de la formación de fe que ofrecemos para sus hijos. Como ustedes saben tenemos un programa bilingüe muy fuerte en
las tres parroquias tanto en español, como en vietnamés.
Gracia por sus oraciones en la semana de oración por las vocaciones con la adoración al santísimo, vísperas y rosario, gracias a los que
ayudaron a organizarlo.
Estoy por reunirme con los organizadores del plan a largo plazo Visión 2017, ya que por alguna razón no hemos podido ponernos al día
para retornar a implementar el trabajo que se había iniciado, como mencionaba en mi carta anterior hay mucho trabajo que se necesita
Atentamente, de ustedes en Cristo,
Fr. Tuan Nguyen D. Min.
Todos los Jueves de
9AM a 6:30 PM
25 de Enero 2015
Llame a la oficina y pregunte
por el padre
$ 4,766.50
Por su
primer Viernes de Mes
de mes 9AM a 12 pm
Y de 6:30 pm a 9:00 pm
Grupo de Adoracion Nocturna
solo para mujeres
Vigilia Adoracion al Santisimo cada
segundos viernes de mes
8:30 pm a 5:00 am
Jueves 7:00PM
Sábado 7:00PM
8am y 12 medio dia
En Inglés:
10 :00 am
Lunes y Viernes 8:00AM
Movimiento Sacerdotal
invita a resar el Rosario
todos los
6:00 PM
Lecturas Dominicales
Dt 18: 15-20; Co 7: 32-35
Mc 1: 21-28
Lunes 2 de Febrero
Ml 3: 1-4; Lc 2: 22-40
Martes 3 de Febrero
Hb 12: 1-4; Mc 5:b21-43
Miércoles 4 de Febrero
Hb 12: 4-7; Mc 6: 1-6
Jueves 5 de Febrero
Sb 3: 1-9; Lc 9: 23-36
Viernes 6 de Febrero
Hb 13: 1-8; Mc 6: 14-29
Sábado 7 de febrero
Hb 13: 15-17; Mc 6: 30-34
Nuestra Página Regional Web: trparishes.org
Necesita la visita de un
sacerdote, o que le lleven la
communion a su casa o al
por favor llame a:
oficina 253 - 472-7738
Misioneros 253- 304- 6738
Luz Paredes 253– 468– 0258
Coordinadora de Liturgia/Español
Herlinda Martin
Coordinador de Catequesis
María Ester Morales
Coordinadora de procesos de
Gloria Gómez en la Extensión 105
Deje mensaje y su número de teléfono. en la
oficina de la parroquia
coordinador de Bautismos:
Salvador Delgadillo
Coordinador de Confirmaciones
Manuel Morales
Coordinador de
Brenda Heredia
Pastoral Juvenil
Luis Garcia
Rincón de Raquel
Sanar las Heridas del Aborto Provocado
Dios te restaurara y renovara tu fuerza. Confía
en Dios con tu dolor, tus temores y tu futuro.
Cuando experimentes Su gracia, serás sorprendido y maravillado con su bondad.
Clases de confirmaciones para
jovenes en el Templo
Sabados de 1:00 pm
Clases del programa de RICA
Lunes 7:00 pm y Sabados
1:00 pm comedor de oficina
Clases de confirmacion para
Miercoles 7:00 pm
Grupo de Oracion
El Buen Pastor en el Templo
Viernes 6:30—9:00 pm
Catequesis - Sabados
salon parroquial
8:00 am - 12:00 md
10:30 am a 12:30
Ven a un Retiro del Viñedo de Raquel™ y recibe
el perdón y la gracia de Dios.
El retiro confidencial en español se llevará a cabo:
abril del 2015
Para mayor información, deje un mensaje
Marisela 206.450.7814
¡Con amor eterno te he amado!
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de la Palabra
tienen materiales religiosos
en venta (Biblias, rosarios, libros, CD’s,
Dvd). Usted podrá llamarles a su celular:
(253)304-6738 o marcando el número
de la parroquia y luego la extensión
De lunes a viernes
9:00 am 12:00 medio día y de 1:00 a
Es la lectura atenta y reverente de la palabra de
Dios. Es una manera especial de acercarnos al
conocimiento de la sgrada escritura para alimentar nuestra vida de fe.
1– Una vez que hemos selecionado el texto,
preferentemente el evangelio del dia, dispon tu
corazon para escuchar la palabra de Dios invocando al Espiritu Santo
Ven Espiritu Santo
Llena los corazones de tus fieles
Y enciende en ellos
El fuego de tu amor,
Envia Senor tu espiritu
Y todo sera creado
Y se renovara la faz de la tierra!
Que dice el Texto?
* Leelo en voz alta
Repasalo una o dos veces con la Mirada
Comprende lo que el texto dice
Subraya o memoriza alguna frase que
te llame la atencion