01-11-2015 - Tacoma Regional Parishes

To The Regional Parishes of Tacoma
The Bulletin of Information and Activities
The Baptism of the Lord
January 11, 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
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
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
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 congratulate all candidates and catechumens who have joined the Rite of Christian
Initiation for Adult (RCIA) program this year. We had the Rite of accepting them into the
program (RCIA) last Sunday on the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. We also thank
you for praying and supporting those families who are mourning for their loved ones who
have passed away during the holiday season. It is very hard for these families and your
prayers for them are very important (this is what our Faith Community can do to give
them a little support). We had three Funeral Services last week after New Year’s Day.
We welcome students from the Faith Formation back to their programs and we are ready
for the Confirmation program at this time. We made an announcement at each Mass and
the registration form is at the back of the Church and at the parish office. We thank
Fathers Laga and Juan Carlos with the core team who are assisting us with this year’s program.
We thank you for taking time to celebrate the Christmas Season by coming to daily Masses and to celebrate New Year’s Eve and
Day with us and all different feasts day during this season. We join with the Universal Church to celebrate the Baptism of Our
Lord this weekend and this marks the conclusion of the Christmas Season. We thank you for taking time to assist us with
decorations for this season and we thank you for taking down all the decorations this weekend. Our regional parishes had
beautiful decorations for all the Churches and it takes a lot of time to decorate and to take them down.
We welcome the Missionary Worker from the Missionary of the Words religious order, who is back to assist Sacred Heart Parish
for this New Year. We also welcome back Sister Mary Vu, who was away (for the Christmas break) visiting her mom and her
sister in Houston, Texas. Father Juan Carlos left after the Feast of Holy Family (Sunday) to visit his family in Peru and he will
return in February. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. We thank Fathers Richard Gallagher and Paul, who are
assisting us while Father Juan Carlos is away.
We deeply appreciate your financial support during the Christmas Season to support our parishes during the winter. It is hard for
us with all the bills for the heating of all the buildings and all the extra expenses during the Holiday. We restored the dishwasher
at the parish hall of St. John of the Woods’ Church. We had an inspection of the furnace system in the Church to check all the
vaults and replaced those that do not work. We thank you for your continuing support in keeping all the doors closed and turning
off all the lights, and heating after you have finished using the facility for various activities.
We thank the liturgical ministers for assisting us with many different liturgies that we had. We thank the choir members who
came to assist us with different Masses for Christmas, New Year and all the Holy Day of Obligation celebrations. We thank all
the Priests, Deacon, and volunteers who assisted us with liturgy and worship. It was a joy for me to celebrate Mass with the
Latino community at Sacred Heart’s Church for New Year’s Eve. We have four different languages we use regularly each week
to serve our parishioners within our regional parishes. We have Masses in English, Samoan, Spanish, and Vietnamese and other
languages when it is needed. We thank you for your continuing support so we are able to evangelize the Gospel in different
languages and reach out to different cultures who live in our regional parishes. We thank the leadership from different groups for
working with each other and coordinating the use of the facility; and for treating each other with respect and care, which makes
me very happy to see the parish fulfilling the mission that we all hope for. We thank the implementation core team who assist us
with publishing the information on the Member Engagement (ME25) survey composing of 25 questions (for the Gallup’s study)
about our regional parishes and their recommendation within the last few months in the bulletin. We are very pleased with the
information that we are sharing with you. We also thank the core team for working with the different ministries of the parish for
their quarterly report on what they are doing.
We thank you for your commitment to the stewardship/sacrificial giving to assist the parish. We also thank you for your end of
the year giving (you made for the end of 2014) to support our parishes. You are cordially invited to volunteer to support the
parish with your time and talent for this New Year. We started 2015 with much hope and expectation to have different programs
to assist those in need. Your time and your talent are important to make it happen. When you are giving what you have to serve
God’s people, you will always find joy, peace and happiness in what you have given. The parishes need your help and you will
find a true home where you can fully participate in the areas you are interested in and also feel more at home with others.
We thank the parish leadership from each parish for coming back to their regular monthly meeting. I hope that you are reading
their meeting minutes that they have posted at the back of the church or on the parish website. I will summarize the important
project or the point that we are discussing from different meetings to share with you on my bulletin letter.
Again, Happy New Year to you and to your family! May we have a New Year with Peace, Love, Hope and Happiness
throughout the year!
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Our website: www.trparishes.org
Fr. Tuan Nguyen, D. Min., Pastor
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 [email protected]
Fr. J. Carlos Saenz, Parochial Vicar, (253) 279- 4158 [email protected]
Fr. Laga Paulo Olaaiga, Parochial Vicar (206) 375-9539 [email protected]
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 [email protected]
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION and BAPTISM: Sr. Theresa Nguyen (253) 592-2541; [email protected]
BULLETIN EDITOR & CONTACTS: Sr. Theresa Nguyen - (253) 592-2541 or [email protected]
ACCOUNTANT: Anna Nichols (360) 789-1896 [email protected]
MAINTENANCE: Don McMakin (253) 590-6824 [email protected]
OUTREACH/ HOME BOUND MINISTRY: Sr. Mary Van Vu (253) 592-2455 - [email protected]
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
Class in January, 2015
Class will be offered for parents and godparents who
RCIA/RCIC is the process by which people be- have new born babies and children under 7 years old. Class on
come members of the Roman Catholic Church.
Saturday, January 10th from 10:00 a.m -12:00 noon at St. Ann’s
Classes at 6:30PM at the School building.
Library. Please call Sr. Theresa at 592-2541.
Journey of Conversion in Mind, Heart & Spirit.
Jan. 12: Sacraments of Service: Matrimony
Jan. 19: No class -Martin Luther King Day
Jan. 26: Morality
Sacrament of Confirmation
The RCIA process has four steps:
Pre-Catechumenate: a time of asking questions and making
Catechumenate: a time of spiritual and continued growth.
Enlightenment/Purification: a time, during Lent, spent in preparation to celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil,
on Holy Saturday.
Mystagogy: a time of reaching out to others and living our faith
experiences in our parish community.
Religious Education and RCIC
Our Confirmation classes on Sunday evening
from 6-8PM begin tonight January 11th. We
still accept registration forms. Confirmation
Day 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.
Jan. 11th: Introduction/Parents and Candidates
Jan. 18th: The Sacrament of Confirmation affirms our commitment to the Church.
St. John of the Woods:
Sundays from 9:40 am to 10:45 am.
St. Ann’s Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Meeting with the Pastor, Fr. Tuan
Father Tuan will be holding interviews in February with children and
their parents. He will be checking to see if they can make the Sign of
the Cross correctly, if they have memorized the Our Father, Hail
Mary, Glory Be to the Father, and the Act of Contrition. Parents
please help your
children to study these
prayers at home. Thank
you for the help you give
your children.
Starting 7 Jan 2015
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)
Catholic Social Issues
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 January at Nursing Homes
Thurs, Jan 15
Nursing Home
10:00 am
King’s Manor
St. Ann’s Seniors Club
You are invited to attend the monthly Mass and Anointing of the Sick
celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Thursday,
January 16th. Following Mass, St.
Ann’s Seniors will attend a luncheon in the Parish Hall followed by
their monthly meeting.
You are all welcome to come.
Archdiocesan Priesthood
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches in depth about
social issues as they pertain to the Church and her members. The
Glossary of the Catechism defines these social issues in three
perspectives. Catholics should take time to study the Catechism
and learn from it. 1. Social Justice: The respect for the human
person and the rights which flow from human dignity and guarantee it. Society must provide the conditions that allow people to
obtain what is their due, according to their nature and vocation.
(CCC1928, 1931) 2. Social sin: “ The effect of sin over time can
affect society and its institutions to create “structures of sin”
known as “social sin.” (CCC1869) 3. Social teaching: The
teaching or social doctrine of the Church on the truth of revelation concerning human dignity, human solidarity, and the principles of justice and peace; this includes the moral judgments about
economic and social matters. (CCC2419-2422) The Church has
received from the gospel the full revelation of the truth about
man. Therefore the Church teaches man about the demands of
justice and peace that conforms to what God has revealed. It
should be noted that the social doctrine of the Church was not
truly developed until the 19th century when the modern industrial
society was “born.” The development of the doctrine on economic and social matters by the Church fulfilled the true meaning of
Her Tradition. The Church’s social teachings provide criteria for
judgment, reflection, and guidelines for action.
Reference: Catechism of the Catholic Church
Prayer of the Faithful ~ January 11th, 2015
Discernment Night
Date: January 22, 2015
Time: 7:15 pm and are open to all men
ages 15 to 40
Place: St. Joseph Hall, 602 S 34th Street, Tacoma, WA
98418. We will be meeting in the Church basement.
Contact Fr. Bryan Dolejsi, 206-382-4880, [email protected].
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.
Please join Archbishop J. Peter Sartain at
the Mass for Life on Tuesday, January 21,
beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Marcus Pavilion, Saint Martin's University, Lacey. For
more information, visit
For parents facing challenging pregnancies: may the Lord
grant us the courage to walk with them, assist them, and invite
them to put their trust in God; we pray to the Lord:Respect
Life"It is God who gives life. Let us respect and love human
life, especially vulnerable life in a mother's womb."
~ Pope Francis
Come out on Tuesday, January 20th to the Mass for Life - 9:30
AM, Marcus Pavilion at St. Martin's University in Lacey with
Archbishop Sartain, and then to the March for Life - Noon at
the State Capitol in Olympia. We gather on the Capitol Campus to show that the Culture of life brings hope. You are needed in Olympia! Bring a friend. We bring a message of hope as
we come to witness that all life is sacred and worthy of all protection under the law.
Year of Consecrated Life
October 1, 2014 (www.usccb.org)
“Our brothers and sisters in Christ living consecrated lives make great contributions to our society through a
vast number of ministries,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of
Louisville, Kentucky, president of USCCB. “They teach in our
schools, take care of the poor and the sick and bring compassion
and the love of Christ to those shunned by society; others lead
lives of prayer in contemplation for the world.”
Regional Center
God Gives it All and then Calls Us to Share
St. Ann
Total Needed for Budget: $380,000
Pledges to Date: $ 218,508
Families Pledged: 276
St. John of the Woods
Total Needed for Budget: $265,000
Pledges to Date: $ 200,254
Families Pledged: 164
Sacred Heart
Total Needed for Budget: $300,000
Pledges to Date: $ 10,259
Families Pledged: 298
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.
Sharing the Good News from our Regional Survey!
On February 22-23 of this year, we conducted our first Regional Parish/Gallup Survey of Member Engagement and now
the results are in. We are sharing with you how good our soil is at Regional Parishes of Tacoma in ongoing weekly bulletins for producing the “fruits of the Spirit” here in our parish community.
Gallup Survey
EO 21
I am a person who is
spiritually committed.
% of Regional
Parishes of Tacoma
community members
strongly agree
% of Catholic
parish members who
Gallup Survey
% of Regional Parishes of Tacoma community members who
% of Catholic
parish members
strongly agree
EO 22
strongly agree
strongly agree
Overall, I am extremely satisfied
with the way
things are going in
my personal life.
The United States Conference of Catholic
Bishops invites input from Asian and
pacific Island Catholics and those who
serve in ministry to them! Your responses
will help shape a National Pastoral Plan.
http://bit.ly/NSAPICUS . The questionnaire should only take about 15 minutes to complete, and your
responses are anonymous. Thank you for your participation!
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You can gain new insight into your marriage and rekindle the
warmth you once felt. The Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) program has helped tens of thousands of marriages worldwide. Your
marriage could be next! For confidential information about, or to
register for our upcoming program beginning January 23-25,
2015 call 206-706-2608 or visit our website at
We join with the Universal Church to celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord this weekend and this marks the conclusion of the Christmas Season. We thank you for taking time to assist us with decorations for this season and we
thank you for taking down all the decorations this weekend. Our regional parishes had beautiful decorations for all
the Churches and it takes a lot of time to decorate and to take them down.
We appreciate your help.
(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.
Monstrance for Vocations
We will be having two Monstrance for Vocation services on:
January 22nd and January 29th at St. Ann's at 6:00 p.m.
Those are the days we will have the Monstrance from the
Archdiocese. We will have Adoration all day on those Thursdays from
9am to 6pm followed by Vespers, Prayers for Vocations, and Benediction.
Stewardship In Our Parish
Recently we’ve had to make some
maintenance investments in our church
heating system.
In November we had to add some air vents on the air
handler for the north side of the church. We needed
to do this because the heat was not working on the
north side of the church due to its being vapor
locked. This cost us approximately $2,000.00.
Also in November, we had to replace the fill valve for
the boiler in the church so that the boiler would not
operate dry and an air valve in the school to stop a
water leak, These two items cost us $1,700.00. We
now need to repair the compression tank for the
church boiler, and replace a shut off valve for the
compression tank.
This will cost us another
$2,700.00 plus tax.
As you can see, it is very expensive to maintain our
facilities as this is just a few examples of our
costs. Thank you for your continuing support of our
parish and its facilities.
December 21st— $5,655.00
December 24th & 25th—$3,135.00
(Sunday Envelope Contributions)
Christmas Eve and Day: $4,904.00
December 27th & 28th $3,547.00
Thank you to all who contributed
you remain in our prayers of
St. Ann Seniors
Will host their January
meeting on Thursday,
January 15th at 11:00
a.m. With Mass followed by lunch at
AAA Chinese Buffet, 10310 S. Tacoma,
Way, Lakewood. For directions please
call 253-983-8833.For more information
please call Kathi.
We pray for those who are sick or recovering from
Yvonne Boukal
Janet Curtright
Kathleen Genge
Ernest Haywood
Jackie Lane
Donna Majeres
Neagle Fam.
Anthony Palomo
Bob Richardson
Jerry Rochefort
Virginia Wooten
God Gives it All Then Calls Us to
Bob Bockman Sr.
Charlotte DiStefano
Ed Glass
Virginia Haywood
Michelle Lane
Terry Mathern
Susitina Nielsen
Teresita Palomo
Thad Richardson
Charles Salle
Alisa Wooten
Robert Colombini
Joshua Gallagher
George Harmon Jr.
Doug Herzog
Samantha Lawrence
Wesley McMakin
John Nolte
Dale Philips
Valerie Rochefort
Georgia Williams
Joan Woodring
Eternal Rest.— We pray for the
fullness of eternal life for Merle Weber
and Richard Seeberger, who died
recently. Our prayers and sympathy are
with their families.
Come, join us for a night of
fun and games! Friday,
January 16th at 6:00 P.M.
We will have a potluck dinner, then play
BUNCO at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
We loved to have you join us.
Confirmation Registration
Baptized parishioners between the ages of
16 to 18 are invited to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Classes will be
begin in January on Sundays at 6:00pm at
St. Ann School Building. Registration
forms are in the South Vestibule of the
Church. Please fill in and bring to your
parish office including a copy of your Baptismal Certificate and Confirmation fee.
This week in our Parish
January 12th, 2015
6:30 p.m. Samoan/
Choir Church
6:30 p.m. RCIASchool
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
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/M
Thursday: 8 a.m. Mass
Adoration after Mass until 7 p.m.
10:00 a.m. SVDP-M.C.
11:00 a.m. Seniors Mass
6:30 p.m. Liturgy MTG-M.C.
Friday—No A.M. Mass
9:00 a.. SVDP Meeting-Hall
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.
7:00 p.m. BUNCO-Hall
4:00 p.m. Confessions-Church
5:00 p.m. Mass
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
Snoqualmie Casino
Everyone is invited to join the
Seniors for a day of fun at the
Snoqualmie Casino. January
22nd ,February 12th and March
For further information
please call Rita at 253-537-2977.
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 [email protected]
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
Weekly Calendar
January 11, 2015
Baptism of the
MONDAY January 12:
Bible Study—1pm
Blessed Sacrament
TUESDAY January 13:
Mass 9:30am
Bible Study—7pm
WEDNESDAY January 14:
Mass 9:30am
THURSDAY January 15
American Heritage Girls—6pm
FRIDAY January 16:
Mass 9:00am
Home School PE—10am
SATURDAY January 17:
Confessions 4:30pm
Mass 5:30pm
Youth Group—6:45pm
Sunday January 18:
Masses 8:00am & 11:00am
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
Joe Devish
Dec. 14, 2014
total $4,999.91
Dec. 21, 2014
total $7,111.52
Dec. 28, 2014
total $4,455.50
Jan. 4, 2015
Envelopes 115
+ $584.00 loose
= total $5,633.00
Thanks for your
continuing support.
In Military Service:
SPC-Sean Gilson
Cody Matheason
Coffee Hour after 11am Mass
Altar Server Corner
Cincture is White
January 10th & 11th
5:30pm: Joan
8:00am: Gary & Kirby
11:00am: Nae’Ana, Ryan & Serena
Please welcome Tracy Hammerschmith
and Reveka Rojas to this ministry.
Tracy will serve at 5:30pm and
Revekah at 8:00am.
Thanks to them for answering the call and
sharing their time and talent.
May God blessed you in your ministry,
Joan O’Shea
Questions contact me at 253-531-5159 or
[email protected]
Come join us for a great lunch and fun
with other parishioner and friends
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month,
we would to have more people join us!
So mark your calendars and COME!
Volunteers Needed: If you are new to the parish
of St. John of the Woods and you would like to
get involved. There are volunteer sheet in the
vestibule of the church, fill it out and place it in
the collection. We invite you to please prayerfully consider
becoming active in the parish.
Hall Dishwasher: "We would like to thank Tom
Dolan, Richard Morris & Bob Jahn for their expert
ability on this project. They worked on it both Friday and Saturday and it is now ready for use". We
will have the sales rep. come out and advise us Wednesday.
Wanted: There is a basket in the church entrance for
last Palms Sunday’s Palms to be dropped off
so that they can be burned and used for Ash
Wednesday this year. Thank you.
Stewardship corner
Well , here we are another year has
come to a close, but before we close
2014 totally I would like to thank Fr.
Tuan, Sr. Mary, Sr. Theresa, Dixie
Knoll and Tyla Halmrast-Bourne for
hosting the Christmas Party at Sacred
Heart parish for the homebound parishioners. Also the Eucharist ministries who visit the homebound were
also invited to attend.
It was a wonderful gathering, Dixie and Twyla made delicious soaps.
There was also eggrolls, chicken and
marvelous desserts. The tables were
decorated so beautifully and little
Christmas baskets with all kinds of
“goodies” adorned each setting. Fr.
Tuan was in charge of the gift giving.
What a fun time he had distributing
all the gifts. Christmas Songs were
song and everyone enjoyed coming
together as a family of friends.
The homebound so not get much
of an opportunity to take part in the
“Christmas Spirit” but this particular
day they enjoyed the friendship and
love that was very apparent at this
Stewardship Commission
New Year Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ as we begin this year
may we renew our faith and spread the
Gospel as we live our daily lives.
Help us to live each day with grace and
joy and to share our faith with everyone
around us.
Inspire us to renew our own commitment to Christ and the Catholic Church
and call us to conversion of life through
Your saving love.
We ask this through You, our Lord
Jesus Christ the One Savior of the world.
e-mail: [email protected]
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 .
Parish calendar
Rosary 30 minutes before Mass
Richard Seeberger
May his faithful soul rest in peace. Amen
To the Seeberger Family
contact services
Altar Society Meeting:
Monday January 12, 2015
Rosary at 12 :00 noon with
brown bag lunch to follow.
Coffee will be provided .
Everyone is welcome
Financial Council
Meeting 6:00 pm Rectory
dinning room
Pastoral Council
7:00 pm
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.
Answering phone calls Tuesday
through Friday
from 10:00 to 11:00 am only
Offering only food vouchers
253—472 - 7738 ext. 104
San Vincent De Paul
January 28, 3:00 pm
Important decisions needed
Please try to attend
Monday, January 12
8:00 am Mass
Tuesday, January 13
Choir Practice
7:00 pm
Thursday January 15
9:00 to 6:30
Exposition of the blessed Sacrament
Friday January 16
8:00 am Mass
Sunday, January 18
10:00 am Mass
11am Coffee Hour
Reconciliation held after each Mass
In Our
Parish For
December 28, 2014
January 4 2015
$ 4,104.50
Thank you
for your
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,
Pam Knoll, Veronica Maltatti, Dianne Martin, Janet Miller, M. Ester Morales, JoAnn Paul, Sharon Penhale, Ashley Remigton, Theresa Rotter, Sherry Simpson,
Robert Stets,
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.
el bautismo del señor
11 de enero de 2015
De nuestro Párroco
Felicitamos a los candidatos y catecúmenos que participaran en el Rito de Iniciación Cristiana par adultos en este Nuevo año, Tuvimos el rito de aceptación de este
programa (RCIA) el pasado domingo de Epifanía del Señor. También agradezco por las oraciones de apoyo a los familiares que están de duelo por seres queridos que
fallecieron durante las fiestas de navidad, es una etapa muy difícil para los familiares pero las oraciones de son muy importantes (esta clase de apoyo que podemos ofrecer como comunidad de fe) hemos tenido tres funerales la semana pasada iniciando el año.
Damos la bienvenida a los estudiantes del programa de formación de fe, así como también nos estamos preparando para el programa de las confirmaciones; las registraciones ya están listas en la oficina para los que deseen participar en este programa. Le agradecemos a padre Laga y al Padre Juan Carlos junto con el equipo que estarán
coordinando las confirmaciones.
Gracias por hacer tiempo para participar en las celebraciones de la Eucaristía en las fiestas de Adviento y Navidad y por la decoración dentro del Templo y por quitar toda
la decoración, se que toma mucho tiempo y trabajo gracias una vez más a todos los voluntarios.
Gracias a todos los ministros que de una u otra forma participaron en cada una de las celebraciones durante Adviento y navidad, fue un gozo para mí poder celebrar Misa
con la comunidad el fin de año, es una oportunidad muy grande por las diferentes culturas que tenemos en las tres parroquias.
Nos unimos a la celebración Universal del Bautismo del Señor con esto concluye la época de navidad.
Damos la bienvenida a los nuevos Misioneros que estarán con nosotros ayudando con el trabajo Litúrgico en nuestra Parroquia ellos son, Víctor García, Ediberto Luna,
Henry Veliz y Luis Navarro, también damos la bienvenida a la hermana Mary Vu que se encontraba visitando a sus familiares en Texas, Padre Juan Carlos se encuentra
de visita a su familia en el Perú y estará de regreso a final de mes por favor pónganlo a él y su familia en sus oraciones; mientras tendremos a Padre Richard Gallagher y
Padre Paul Koening con nosotros ellos estarán confesando los días jueves y sábados de 6:00 a 7:00 pm
Agradecemos la ayuda financiera que recibimos en la estación de la navidad esto nos ayudara con los gastos de invierno, pues es la época más difícil porque los edificios
ya tienen sus años, también quiero aprovechar para pedirles que antes de salir para sus casas cuando tengan algún evento aquí, mantengan las puertas cerradas para
que no se salga la calefacción esto ayuda a bajar los gastos de gas, así como también recordar de apagar las luces antes de salir.
Quiero agradecerles a todos los que solicitan el uso de uno de nuestros edificios, por comprender las limitaciones que tenemos por el momento, por tratarse con respeto,
esto hace que el trabajo se pueda disfrutar y así poder cumplir la misión que se nos ha encomendado.
Un agradecimiento especial por el compromiso en la corresponsabilidad 2015 continuo xinvitando a compartir sus talentos para esta nuevo año y gracias por la ayuda que
nos dieron en 2014 cuando ayudas sirviendo a los hijos de Dios encontraras gozo, paz y felicidad, hay muchos programas en los que tu puedes ayudar.
Gracias a los líderes de cada parroquia por asistir mensualmente a las reuniones, espero hayan leído las minutas que se han estado enviando antes de cada reunión
Una vez más, Feliz Año Nuevo a ti y tu familia! Que podamos tener un nuevo ano lleno de paz, amor, y esperanza y felicidad por el resto del año!
Atentamente de ustedes en Cristo,
Fr. Tuan Nguyen D. Min.
Todos los Jueves de
9AM a 6:30 PM
y el primer Viernes
de mes 9AM a 12 pm
Grupo de Adoracion Nocturna
solo para mujeres
Tiene Adoracion al Santisimo los segundos
viernes de cada mes
Jueves 7:00PM
Sábado 7:00PM
8am y 12 medio dia
Movimiento Sacerdotal Mariano
invita a resar el Rosario todos los
6:00 PM
En Inglés:
10 :00 am
Lunes y Viernes 8AM
28 de Diciembre
$ 4, 685.00
4 de Enero 2015
$ 4, 104.00
Llame a la oficina y pregunte por el padre
Lecturas Dominicales
Is 42: 1-4,6-7; Hch 10: 34-38 Mc 1: 7-11
Lunes 12 de Enero
Heb 1: 1-6; Mc 1: 14-20
Martes 13 de Enero
Heb 2: 5-12; Mc 1: 21-28
Miércoles 14 de Enero
Heb 2: 14-18; Mc 1: 29-39
Jueves 15 de Enero
Heb 3: 7-14; Mc 1: 40-45
Viernes 16 de Enero
Heb 4: 1-5, 11; Mc 2: 1-12
Sábado 17 de Enero
Heb 4: 12-16; Mc 2: 13-17
Nuestra Página Regional Web: trparishes.org
Clases de confirmaciones para jovenes
Sabados de 1:00 pm
Clases del programa de RICA
Lunes 7:00 pm y Sabados 1:00 pm
Clases de confirmacion para adultos
Miercoles 7:00 pm
Grupo de Oracion el Buen Pastor
Viernes 6:30—9:00 pm
Platicas Pre-Bautismales
Salon Parroquial 31 de Enero
1:00 a 5:00 pm
Catequesis - Sabados
8:00 a 10:00 am
10:30 am a 12:30
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
Consejo Financiero 6:00 pm en la Oficina
Consejo Pastoral 7:00 pm en el salon
14 de Enero 2015
Coordinadores por favor no falten!!
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 Quinceañera:
Brenda Heredia
Pastoral Juvenil
Luis Garcia
LECTORES: Sabado 17 8:00 am
12:00 medio dia
1a Lec.
Christian L.
Christian Lopez
Gloria Fuerte
2a Lec.
Elida Hurd
Lucia N.
Ministros Extraordinarios de la Eucaristia:
Jueves 15 - Miguel, Trisha, Marcos
Sabado 17 - Andrea, Abigail, Alejandro
Domingo 18
8:00 am Eduardo, Samantha, Efrain
10:00 am Christian V., Lizbeth, Diana
12:00 Miguel G. Trisha, Alejandra