13th Sunday in Ordinary Time WEEKLY CALENDER

Sunday June 30
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:15am Confession
INT St. Alphonsus Parish
9:15am Confession
INT Teruko Reyes
Dead Theologian’s Society
Family Center
Monday July 1
Blessed Junípero Serra
9:30am Seniors Exercise Class-McGrath Rm
7:30pm AA Meeting
McGrath Room
Tuesday July 2
Parish Office Closed
Wednesday July 3
St. Thomas, apostle
SVDP Meeting
McGrath Room
Thursday July 4
Independence Day - Parish Office Closed
Legion of Mary
McGrath Room
Friday July 5
St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria, St. Elizabeth of
Parish Office Closed
Saturday July 6
St. Maria Goretti
12:30pm Funeral for Brigid Gorman
3:30pm Confession
INT St. Alphonsus Parish
AA Meeting
McGrath Room
Sunday July 7
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:15am Confession
RIP Brigid Gorman
9:15am Confession
INT Teruko Reyes
There will be no 8am daily
Masses Tuesday July 2
through Saturday July 6 as Fr.
Shane is on vacation.
The parish office will be
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Served by the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity
Reflection from Father Shane: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Pope Francis in a recent address told priests that they should “smell
like their flock”. After the initial shock of the implication of these
words, I quickly quibbled, “I would rather my sheep smell like me!”
Last week I was at Priest Days in Ocean Shores and went to an Irish
Pub. Inside, I had a Guinness and discovered a “Made in Ireland”
store. I had always wanted a handmade Irish Sweater. I bought
one, and when I showed it to Fr. Brian, he held it to his face, smelled
it, and declared, “It smells like your sheep!”
Our Holy Father Francis, I believe, desires to witness a Servant
Church to our present world. If a priest smells like his lambs, rams
and ewes, it is because he has been living with them and not apart.
I feel so blessed at St. Alphonsus to be welcomed into your homes
and lives as your shepherd and friend. (I no longer call your servants, ha ha!) But truly, many of you have allowed me entrance into
the intimate recesses of your hearts. I pray that my heart be that of
our Chief Shepherd, Jesus, so that it may magnanimously love you.
Please pray for priests! We greatly need your prayers so that we
may advance in holiness. We are so often under attack because we
bear the wounds of Christ in our spirits. We, like Jesus, are to be
willing victims, perpetually offering one sacrifice to the Father. Pray
for me.
Pax Domini,
Fr. Shane
Please contact the parish office at 206-7846464 or [email protected] to let us
know the names of family or friends of parishioners in need of prayer & those serving
in Iraq & Afghanistan. Below is a listing of
friends and family to keep in prayer:
Please pray for:
Ellen Pringle, Romeo Solomon, Sr., Sandy
McGeough, Aaron Hubert, Teruko Reyes,
Barbara Lewis, Marilyn Allan, Jordan Windsor, Carlton Anderson, Marnie Ahern, Jose D.
Montano, James Foti, Patti Jahn, Margaret
Mayovsky, Theresa Mendenhall, Josephine
Thomas, Bill Jung, Vivian Brady, Aaron &
Cecilia Thurman, Linda Buchman, Jack Piza,
George Trischman, Luz Cantillep, Denise
Archuleta, Carole Sierts, Jan Swaisgood, Ardelle Ennis, Barbara Davis, Haeden Schillios,
Darlene Gorman, Sharon Andrews, Jean Forster, Bob McKee, Gabrielle Dudley, Lillian
Anderson, Jules Orsucci, Ross Gorman, Joan
Knebel, Barbara Eggabraten, Bertha Eriksson, Margarette Higgins
Serving in Iraq & Afghanistan
Joseph Bryant, Giovanni Brown, Christopher
Dowling, Mitch Kriebel, Tim McMahon,
Jeremy Bryant, Jo Dett, Roland T. San Gil,
Calvin S.G. Pangelinan, Andrew Francisco
Annual Catholic Appeal
This year’s Annual Catholic
Appeal has us reflect upon A
Future Full of Hope: Growing
in our Faith, Providing for our
Youth, and Serving our Community. Please prayerfully consider giving to the
needs of our Archdiocese including seminarian education, Catholic schools support and
much more. Go online to donate:
www.seattlearchdiocese.org/donate or fill out
the pledge envelope mailed to you and drop
in the Sunday collection.
Online Giving
Did you know you can now contribute to St.
Alphonsus online? Just go to our website
(www.stalseattle.org) and click on the Giving
tab. You can set up payments to occur weekly, monthly, quarterly, whatever is convenient
for you. Contact Lizzy at
[email protected] or 206-784-6464 if
you have any questions or you would like to
discontinue your envelopes.
Funeral Announcement
The funeral for Brigid Gorman will be on
Saturday, July 6 at 12:30pm.
St. Alphonsus is Hiring!!
We are sad to see our facilities supervisor,
Louie Van Hollebeke go, but wish him the
best on his future endeavors. We are also
creating a new position of Faith Formation
Assistant. For an application packet for
either position please contact Lizzy at
[email protected]
Facilities Supervisor
This is a full-time position. Primary responsibilities include maintaining all campus
facilities, including the church, rectory/
offices, school, parish center, convent and
surrounding grounds. Will work closely
with part-time school custodians, vendors
and facilities committee. Candidate must
have good communication skills and be able
to perform a verity of maintenance tasks
throughout the workday – this is a hands on
position. Benefits per Archdiocesan standards, salary DOE.
Faith Formation Assistant
This is a part-time (15-18 hours per week)
position. Primary responsibilities include
teaching select sacramental preparation programs, coordinating special liturgies and
community events and serving as liaison
between pastor and liturgical ministries. Secondary responsibilities include
assisting with administrative duties. Must be
able to work some evenings, although
schedule is flexible. Salary DOE.
Parish Summer Schedule
St. Alphonsus Parish Office will
close at 2pm through August.
Peter’s Pence Collection
Today we support the Holy Father in his
charitable works. The Peter’s Pence Collection is taken up worldwide to support the
most disadvantaged: victims of war, oppression, and natural disaster and others in need
of emergency assistance. Be a pilgrim of
charity—please be generous in today’s Collection. Turn in your contribution via one of
the envelopes mailed to you or in the pews or
Dead Theologian’s Society
Summer Schedule: June 30,
August 11, 18, 25 @ 7pm
in the Family Center
All students in grades 7-12 are welcome! DTS is open to public & parochial
school, parishioners & non-parishioners.
The session will last until 8pm, then we'll
return to the Family Center for snacks &
open gym. For more info www.stalphonsussea.org or www.deadtheologianssociety.com
Dead Theologians
Society, Ballard
Looking For Something to Read?
Stop by the parish office and visit our growing library, we have a lot of new additions
so come take a look! We have a variety of
religious books including writings from the
saints, Catholic writers, encyclicals, &
more! Come take a look during office hours
(M-F 8:30am-4:30pm, closed 11:30am12:30pm for lunch).
Adoration Chapel
The St. Alphonsus Adoration
Chapel is a great spiritual treasure
for the Parish. It is a requirement
of the Archdiocese that 2 adorers be present
during all hours of Adoration. If you can
sign up, contact Lizzy (206-784-6464 or
[email protected]). Please be sure to
sign in when you visit the Adoration Chapel,
even if you are just a visitor. This is important to show we have at least 2 people
present at all times.
Thank You!
A big thank you to all of the businesses that
advertise on the back of our bulletin. It is
because of you that we get such a great deal
on our bulletin! So thank you to all of our
supporting businesses like Ballard Blossom
and Seattle Gymnastics Academy! Please
patronize these businesses and say THANK
YOU for their support of St. Alphonsus! If
you, your company, or someone you know is
interested in advertising contact Denise at
Catholic Printery at 1-800-867-0660.
Homebound Ministers Needed
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Homebound take the Eucharist to
those parishioners who are unable to attend
Sunday Mass. Please help keep this rewarding ministry alive and thriving by volunteering after the Sunday 10am Mass. Contact
Monica at 206-706-7736 to see how you can
take part in this life-giving ministry!
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Upcoming Natural Family Planning Class
NFP is a form of family planning that is safe,
healthy, and 99% effective, besides being in
accord with the Catholic Church's teachings
on marriage. A 3-session class will be held at
Monica and Michael Bernstein's home beginning July 2 at 7:30 p.m. For more info or to
sign up, contact Monica & Michael Bernstein
at 206-523-1903 or [email protected]
Attending WSU in the Fall?
New student or returning, you have
found the right place to have your
faith, your spirit, your truest self
nurtured and cared for at St.
Thomas More Catholic Newman Center.
Join us for numerous events including Masses,
Confession, Adoration, Young Adult Group,
Friday Community Dinners, Sacramental Prep
(RCIA, Confirmation, Marriage), Pilgrimage,
Retreats & our Mission Trip!
Stop by the St. Thomas More Center daily
9am-9pm or our chapel anytime, we are located at 820 NE B St. For more info: 509-3326311 or [email protected] or
Project Rachel
Hope & Healing After Abortion
Repressed and unresolved grief from an abortion, may be acted out through self-destructive
behavior, broken relationships, eating disorders, and other emotional or behavioral
problems. We can help.
Next retreat: August 2-4, 2013
Call Valerie: 1-800-822-HOPE (4673)
You are loved with an everlasting Love!
Project Rachel is a program of CCS.
Job Announcement for ACC
The Association for Catholic Childhood has a
permanent part time office position available.
It requires good people & computer skills. 14
hours per week with flexible hours. Contact
Barbara at [email protected] for more info.
Upcoming Cemetery Masses
We remember and give thanks at Mass all of
those who have died. Everyone is welcome.
Masses are on Saturday mornings at 10:30am.
July 6
July 13
July 20
Holyrood Cemetery
205 NE 205th St.
Shoreline, WA 98155
Calvary Cemetery
5041 35th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Gethsemane Cemetery
37600 Pacific Hwy S.
Federal Way, WA 98003
School is closed.
The office will reopen August 18.
Laptop Needed!
The auction team is in urgent need of a laptop! If there is an older laptop sitting at your
home, could we use it? We need an additional laptop for data entry and back up. Please
contact Maureen Endres at 206/784-5233 or
[email protected] if you can assist
us. Thank you!
25th Silver Anniversary Auction
The school auction committee is looking for
old school directories from year 2006 to
1988. We would love to invite alumni to the
auction! If you have some we can borrow,
please contact Stacey McClincy at 206-5955825 or [email protected] Thank you!
Wish List Items
Wine-$15 per bottle and up
An iPhone or Surface
Restaurant gift certificates $50+
Sporting/Theater event tickets
Hotel rooms downtown
Please fill out the procurement donor form,
items can be turned in to the parish office
during the summer.
The Reyes Family
The Reyes family has been part of the Ballard
community for 12 years and parishioners at
St. Alphonsus for more than a decade. The
youngest daughters, Rosa & Teresa, still attend St. Alphonsus Parish School. Mari has
followed Rebekah, David & John’s footsteps
to Ballard H.S. These Ballard Beavers grads
have gone onto the UW & North Seattle
Community College.
Teruko, a gentle yet strong mother of 6 with
Samurai heritage has been battling Stage 4
breast cancer for over 3.5 years with the support of her husband Ricardo. Some of the
cancer treatments she is undergoing are not
covered by insurance. They are very grateful
for your support both spiritual & material.,
please pray for her & her family!
If you would like to make a donation, they
have set up the Teruko Reyes Assistance Fund
account. The account is listed on the KeyBank internal bulletin donation account list.
Any KeyBank can accept donations.
St. Al’s Montessori Preschool Openings
If you are looking for a high quality
Montessori preschool program
rooted in Catholic values, look no
farther than St. Alphonsus. Children also work with specialists in art, music,
library, and religion on a weekly basis to
enrich their experience. To schedule a tour,
please contact the Admissions Coordinator
at [email protected] or call the
school office at 782-4363.
From the Reyes Family
To all in St. Alphonsus Parish,
My wife Teruko and our family appreciate
your gift of love made through the Sons of
Italy. After two weeks of being in constant
pain, Teruko got the upper hand in her recovery today. Our youngest daughter Rosa,
asked me today, "since I have to go to work
every day, am I going to become an orphan?" My sisters in Puerto Rico always ask
me how Teruko can go on through this battle. If she was only counting on her physical
endurance, she would have given up. Teruko
has been balancing Faith, Hope and Love in
her spirit and that is the secret for her endurance. She is grateful for your gift of love,
through the fundraiser of the Sons of Italy.
Many blessings for all of you in our loving
St. Alphonsus Parish, Ricardo and Teruko
Scrip News
A little reminder about the
Scrip program at our school…
You get the goods and there’s a
rebate in place that is so cool!
The rebate is just a percentage
of the card’s total worth,
An easy way to raise money for our happiest
place on earth!
Yes, it really is as simple as that. Pick up a
Scrip card for your weekly grocery shopping
at Fred Meyer worth $100 and you’ll earn
the St. Alphonsus school community an extra $5. The rebate does vary by retailer and
a complete listing of available cards and
their percentages can be found on the school
website. Think of us first when preparing
for all your summer fun!
You can buy Scrip cards after all masses in
the back vestibule, and at the parish office
during the week. Contact Mija Hamilton at
[email protected] for more info.
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