May 10, 2015 - Holy Rosary Church

26th Sunday in
630 7th Ave. N.
P O Box 206
Edmonds, WA 98020
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“The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.”
May 10, 2015
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Dear Parishioners:
Congratulations to all the Mothers of the community on this
Mothers’ Day weekend. The masses for the next week are offered
for you. Mothers are very special people and it is good to take a
day to honor them. All of us owe so much to our mothers. They gave birth to
us, they nurture us, they clothe us, and they feed us. Even once we are raised,
they continue to support us. In the case of my own mother, who died in 2001, I
attribute my love of cooking to her. About cooking, she taught me that you
could have a great meal if you put some care and attention to details. She also
taught me an appreciation for good art and good music. When she went to a
nursing home, she left me her silver, china, and crystal, which I still have
It is good that we may prepare a meal for our mothers or purchase some
flowers or candy or some other gift. We need to remember, even after we leave
home, that we need to honor them throughout the year. Just as in the gospel of
John, Jesus tells his disciples: “Live on in my love; love one another as I have
loved you.” The ultimate testimony that we pay to a mother is to live on in
their love and to share their love with others.
Even if you have lost your mother, as I have, it is important to recall the memories that you have and to thank God once again for your mother. Happy
Mother’s Day to all the mothers of our parish!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
School E-mail:
[email protected]
Mass Schedule:
7:30, 9 & 11 AM
Monday-Friday: 8 AM
Saturday: 8 AM
Communion Service
Saturday Vigil: 5 PM
3:30-4:30 PM
The Catholic Cemetery
serving Holy Rosary is
Holyrood Cemetery.
Rev. Kenneth Haydock, Pastor
Upcoming Feasts
In the next few weeks, the church celebrates some significant milestones in the
history of salvation. On May 17th, we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord. The
Ascension celebrates the transition of Jesus from this world to heaven once again.
When he leaves, Jesus imparts to all disciples the mission to continue the work that
he began.
On May 24th, Memorial Day weekend, we celebrate the feast of Pentecost. In the
Acts of the Apostles, Luke records of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the
Apostles in the upper room and the empowerment of each of them. In one sense,
they are given the tools to go out and preach a message of Good News. According
to St. Luke, everything the church does, is done through the power and direction of
the Holy Spirit.
On May 31st, we celebrate the feast of the Trinity. The feast day recalls the most
basic and fundamental belief of Christianity, i.e., our belief in one God and three
persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is a difficult belief to understand. It is also
the weekend that we celebrate our annual Multicultural Mass at 11:00AM with food
and entertainment afterwards. It is important to remember that our church is made
up of many cultures and peoples from different backgrounds. I hope many of you
can attend the luncheon.
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Sunday, May 10, 2015
St. Damien de Veuster of Moloka’i
Acts of the Apostles 10:25-26,34-35,44-48; 1 John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17
• No Coffee’nd today.
• Youth Choir practice in the Youth Room, 10-11AM.
• World Youth Day planning meeting in the Pastoral Center Youth Room, 12 noon.
• High School Life Teen Night in the Pastoral Center Youth Room, 7-8:30PM.
• High School Open Gym, 8:30-9:30PM.
Monday, May 11, 2015
St. Ignatius of Laconi
Acts of the Apostles 16:11-15; John 15:26-16:4a
• 8 AM Mass
• Jr. High Youth meet in the Pastoral Center, 7PM.
• Jr. High Open Gym 8-8:30PM.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Sts. Nereus and Achilleus
Acts of the Apostles 16:22-34; John 16:5-11
• 8 AM Mass
• Traditional Choir rehearsal in the church, 6:30-8:30PM.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Our Lady of Fatima
Acts of the Apostles 17:15, 22-18:1; John 16:12-15
• 8 AM Mass
• Little Blessings group meets in the Youth Room, 9:30-11AM.
• Senior Moments Potluck Lunch in the Pastoral Center, 11:30AM.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
St. Matthias, Apostle
Acts of the Apostles 1:15-17, 20-26; John 15:9-17
• 8 AM Mass
• History of the Roman Empire class meets in Pastor’s Conference Room, 1-3PM.
• Knights of Columbus meet in the Pastoral Center, 7PM.
• Ladies Fellowship and Crafts group meets in the School Hall, 7:15-9PM.
Friday, May 15, 2015
St. Isidore the Farmer
Acts of the Apostles 18:9-18; John 16:20-23
• 8 AM Mass
Saturday, May 16, 2015
St. Margaret of Cortona
Acts of the Apostles 18:23-28; John 16:23b-28
• 8 AM Communion Service
• Blood Pressure Clinic in the Reconciliation Room, 6PM.
• Knights of Columbus Italian Dinner (reservations required) in the Pastoral Center, 6PM.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
The Ascension of the Lord
Acts of the Apostles 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:17-23; Mark 16:15-20
• No Coffee’nd today.
• Blood Pressure Clinic in the Reconciliation Room, after all masses.
• Next Step Pregnancy Services bottle drive ends—please return your baby bottles today.
• Youth Choir practice in the Youth Room, 10-11AM.
• High School Life Teen Night in the Pastoral Center Youth Room, 7-8:30PM.
• High School Open Gym, 8:30-9:30PM.
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This Week’s Stewardship Note
Today is the Sixth Sunday of Easter!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
“Go and bear fruit that will remain.”
Jesus, John 15:17b
Jesus says this at the end of the Vine and Branches
discourse in John’s version of the Last Supper. As
branches on the vine, we need to bear fruit that
will remain. As stewards of the Church, we need
to act in ways that fosters the health of the
Church. But how is that? Jesus says simply, “love
one another.”
In the first reading, God is working on Peter. He
has given Peter a vision upturning Jewish dietary
laws with the admonition, “What God has made
clean, you are not to call profane.” Now Peter has
accepted an invitation to the house of Cornelius, a
Roman centurion, where he realizes that Jesus is
for the faith-filled world, not just for Jews.
On May 31st we celebrate that great revelation.
Save the date for the 4th Annual Multicultural
Mass and Lunch. This year we will be celebrating the cultures of Asia. Today we are beginning
our recruitment of cooks! If you are Asian and
have a favorite family recipe, please sign up!
If you are not but love to cook Asian cuisine,
please sign up, too! If you missed the table in the
vestibule, please email Carole Nowak at
[email protected]
The Annual Catholic Appeal has begun! Our goal
this year is $180,000. So far we have had gifts and
pledges totaling $49,120. This appeal supports the
Church in Western Washington
by supporting the benefits of all
church employees, the administration of Catholic schools, the
recruitment, retirement and health care of diocesan priests, CYO camps and athletics and much,
much more!
Any gifts received over our goal will come back
to the parish. Father dedicated the 2014 rebate
to replacing the bleachers in the gym, and I
mentioned last week that we were $20,000 short.
Since then Father received a $10,000 gift that he
dedicated to the bleachers, so we are now only
$10,000 short. This year’s rebate will first go to
new bleachers and anything over that will go to
repairing the lower parking lot. Those bleachers
are now 34 years old. New ones will have places
for wheel chairs and will have handrails. They
will also have motors to extend and retract the
benches. Please support the Appeal and let’s get
new bleachers!
John Russell, Pastoral Associate for Stewardship
and Information Technology
[email protected]
(425) 977-4545
ADULT FAITH FORMATION: Last Sunday a young man from our parish was ordained a deacon at St. John
Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic church in Seattle. Rev. Michael Bezruchka, the new transitional deacon, will
most likely be ordained a priest in a few months by his eparch, the eastern rite title for what we call a bishop.
We Catholics tend to know very little about the 23 Eastern Rite Catholic Churches in union with Rome.
Deacon Michael’s Ruthenian branch of the Byzantine Catholic Church is the eastern most branch of the
Byzantine Catholic Church. It has an ancient liturgy, and roots in and around the Carpathian Mountains where
present day Hungary, Slovakia, and Ukraine meet. Vatican II encouraged the 23 Eastern Rite Catholic communities to preserve their liturgy with, in this case, its ties to Sts. Cyril and Methodius who brought Christianity to
their region in the 9th century.
So the ordination of Deacon Michael Bezruchka is both a chance to be grateful for the new deacon and an
opportunity to learn about our fellow brothers and sisters in the United States who are members of the 23 eastern rite Catholics united to the pope, and with us.
~Deacon Ray
Daily Prayer This Week
Marriage is a journey, it is not a
destination! It is a daily journey of each
husband and wife towards one another in
love. Join us May 30th and 31st for a
Living in Love marriage retreat at St.
Pius X Parish in Mountlake Terrace.
As Fr. Haydock said recently at the Marriage
Celebration Mass, “a happy marriage takes work.”
A Living in Love marriage retreat will give you
tools to help make your journey together easier and
joy filled. For answers to your questions and to
register for the retreat please call Bruce and Judy
White at 425 771 9003 or Dan and Carolina
Keenan at 425 743 3376.
We sometimes keep the idea of the Trinity firmly in
our heads, rather than move it to our hearts. Our
logical, practical minds cannot make sense out of
three persons in one God.
But clearly this week Jesus wants us to have some
sense of what the Trinity is - a continuation of the
seamless love and identity between him and the
Father. It is the Spirit of that love between them that
lives on in us today, guiding us and helping us to
follow the message of Jesus' life. It is that Spirit of
Jesus that is with us in each of the difficult and
joyous moments of our days.
Jesus invites us to discover the power of the Spirit in
our lives through an awareness of “the Advocate”
supporting us each day. Jesus encourages us in the
same kind of intimate relationship he has with the
Father. The startling idea of this close, personal
conversation one might have with a parent, models
for us how we can speak to him.
If we feel tongue-tied or don't know where to begin,
that is exactly the place to start. Each morning as we
awaken, we can speak from our hearts.
Loving Jesus, I'm not sure how to do this. I can feel
in my heart an emptiness or longing for something
deeper in my relationship, but I don't always know
where to begin. Help me to open my heart to you
this day, and to carry with me the sense of how
much you love me and how much you want this kind
of personal relationship with me.
Let me feel your Spirit present with me as I face the
challenges of the day and let me live my life this day
as your follower, in the peace of your love.
Easter is here and Spring has arrived. The
trees are blooming, the grass and air are
fresh. New life is all around. If you want
to bring new life to your marriage, then
apply to the next Worldwide Marriage
Encounter Weekend. Experience the joy of a
Weekend at Sheraton Bellevue Hotel, Bellevue,
WA, May 29–31, 2015. Experience the growth in
your marriage like the new life growing all around
you. For more information call our application
couple at 206-772-2344. To apply on line or for
more information, visit
Rachel’s Corner
Hope and Healing After Abortion
“There is no amount of money which can pay for the
value of this retreat. It is powerful to change hearts
overwhelmed and tired by their burdens. Many,
many, many thanks and blessings.”
-Testimony from Retreatant
It is a simple prayer and one that we can remember
as we go about our day, head to a meeting, stand in
the kitchen or fold laundry. It is not complicated to
have a closer relationship with God but it takes
focus. And always, we can end our day with a
simple prayer of thanks for the many blessings of
the day.
Come discover how much you are loved on a
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat™
...from the “Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer”,
Project Rachel is a program of Catholic Community Services.
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat™
May 29-31, 2015
Call Valerie: 1-800-822-HOPE (4673)
You are loved with an everlasting Love!
LOST & FOUND: If you have lost an item in or
around church or the Pastoral Center, call the
Parish Office (425-778-3122) to see if the item
has been turned in to us. You can also ask an
usher to check the ushers’ closet for found items.
The Mission Carnival was a huge success due to
the hard work of many and the generous donation
of prizes from you parishioners. Thank you!
$1001.43 was raised in one hour at 10 cents per
ticket! All of the proceeds will go to Catholic
Relief Services for Nepal Relief.
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PRAYER SUPPORT...Please remember in your prayers the following who are ill: Doreen Crow, Cindy French,
Raymond Jerrel, Theresa Kaufman, Victoria Cardenas, Keene Landry, Nancy Gilbertson, Richard Horan, The
Owen Family, Riley Bench, Thomas Dye, Kim Menzer, Matt Buley, Roberta Buchter, Sarah Zech, Rochelle
Pautzke, Wyatt Chin, Marty Spadafora, Frank and Valerie Rocco, Simone Fortin, Bridget English, Kevin Fraley,
Beverly Mackey, Kristi Petosa, Josie Smith, Dieter Zajaczkowski, Edith Pederson, Edna Lemeshko, Elaine
McNamara, Joseph Zampardo, Christle Brukner, Dora Romero, David Hollcraft, Angie Zamberlin, Leonard Soldo, Carol Parrott, Bob Ervin, Christy Heymann, Rick West, Ronald Haskins, Tom Grabicki, Claire Henderson,
Bill Rees, Rita Ritchie, Ethel Moons, John Hertel, John McAlerney, Christine Vezetinski, Connie Emry, John
Kelly, Darnel Bowers, Gil Martelino, Ron Hammill, Chris Floeting, Pat Marick, Diane Carney, Michael Serwold,
Dolores Murphy, Toni Geveshausen, Patricia Collins, Patricia Sigler, Judy Roberts, Chet Karella, Stephen
McCormack (father of Magan Hupf), Karen Penrose and Fr. Pete Titland.
Please keep them in your prayers and also, those who have passed away, especially Tom Etkin, Guillermo Garcia,
Otillia “Tillie” Adams and Ann Petschl Kelly.
In order to keep this list current we ask that you check in at least every couple of months. If we don’t hear from
you, and have no current information, you may be dropped. We are always happy to reinstate you if the need is
still present. Call Eileen Niven at 425-778-3122. If you wish to add someone to the list, please email or call
Eileen at the Parish Office.
PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL: Beginning this weekend we are modifying our Prayers of the Faithful
policy again. New additions to the list will be left on the “out loud” list for three weeks (as in the past).
Moving forward, only parishoners’ names will continue to be on the “out loud” list after the three weeks.
We understand that many are still seriously ill and we will continue to be praying for them in the “Book of
the Sick” which is placed on the altar for all the masses. Unfortunately, when we get so many requests, we
can’t continue to announce them all each week. We are striving to find an equitable solution to the situation.
We appreciate your patience and understanding!
Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Our Youth and Young Adult Website is updated! Please refer to it for information regarding many ministry
opportunities for 7th and 8th graders, high school students and young adults.
Life Nights for High School Teens...on Sundays, 7-8:30PM. We meet each Sunday night except for certain holiday weekends. A full calendar is published online on our parish website.
Open Gym time has changed to 8:30-9:30PM to make time for our Life Nights (7-8:30PM, with exceptions as
noted on the website).
High school teens are also encouraged to be members of our “Peer Team” a peer leader for our high school
group or a “Core Team” member for our 7th and 8th grade group. This kind of leadership involvement is a real plus
for college and job applications.
World Youth Day is on!!! We’re going to Krakow, Poland in July 2016 for an amazing experience!!! A link
to the Archdiocesan website including itinerary and cost is on our website. Contact me ASAP if you are interested
and for more information.
Thank-you and God Bless,
[email protected]
425-778-3122 x225
Parish Finance Council: I am looking for members, both men and women, for the Parish Finance Council.
The parish needs to raise about $4 million a year to make the budget, the debt service, and the mandated
appeals such as the Annual Catholic Appeal. The Council advises on the budget, prepares an annual report,
and reviews capital purchases. A background in accounting, financial planning or human resources is helpful
to serve on the Council. If you are interested, please contact Fr. Haydock.
St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank: The
SVDP food bank is being stretched a bit
these days with a record number of people
requesting help. The wish list this week is
for tuna fish, spaghetti, noodles, meals in a
can (Chef Boyardee), jam/jelly, Jiffy mixes (except
cornbread), Jello, instant pudding mixes (chocolate),
liquid dish soap (Joy), paper towels. The list is long
and the need is great! Thank you!
A Psychologist is available to treat concerns such as
depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and family problems. This service is offered for adults and children
of the community. If you need assistance, please call
Dr. Jeff Baird at 425-977-4534 to leave a message
(your call is confidential and will be returned within
24 hrs.)
Join us for an authentic Italian Dinner, Premium
Wine Tasting and Silent Auction (Adults Only,
Reservations Required). This is an
Italian dinner you don’t want to miss!
Premium Italian Wine Tastings expertly
matched to each course, especially prepared by Chef Bruno Girardi. Hosted
by the Knights of Columbus, Saturday,
May 16th, 2015, 6PM in the Pastoral Center. This
event sells out every year, so please get your tickets
early! Tickets are on sale after the weekend masses,
or you may contact Steve Terry at 206-849-7673 or
[email protected] to reserve your place!
Our Senior Moments Group (55+) will have its
monthly potluck luncheon on Wednesday, May 13th
at 11:30 AM in the Pastoral Center. We will have a
taco bar luncheon. The parish will provide
the meats (ground beef and chicken) and
you bring the other fillings, or dessert, or
salad. Hope you can come!
This year we will be honoring the men and women who
have served our country with a special tribute during our
annual Memorial Day Mass.
Memorial Day Mass: Monday, May 25th, 2015 –
Calvary Cemetery • 5041-35th Ave. NE, Seattle
Holyrood Cemetery • 205 NE 205th St., Shoreline
St. Patrick Cemetery • S. 204th & Orillia Rd., Kent
Gethsemane Cemetery • 37600 Pacific Hwy S.
Federal Way
All are invited.
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Vacation Bible School 2015
June 29th-July 2nd
Mark your calendars for this
Summer’s VBS program. The link
for the Registration Form is on the parish website.
Registration Forms are also available in the Parish
Church Nursery: The nursery is still in need of a
second coordinator. Due to the lack of a second person the nursery will only be open on May 17, June 7
& 14 until someone is hired. Please see ad below.
Church Nursery Position: Supervise children
ages 18 months to 3 yrs. during the 9
& 11AM masses. Rotate Sundays with
current supervisor. Must be 21, current
CPR & First Aid training, and complete Archdiocesan Safe Environment
requirements. Hourly pay, no benefits. Contact
Chris Stratton at the parish office or
[email protected]
Altar Linens – We are in need of someone to do the
washing of the altar linens for the month of July. Guidelines for cleaning specifics will be provided. We could
also use a couple of substitutes for this ministry, usually
a week at a time. The schedule is usually for one month
of the year. Please let Colleen Lemeshko know @
Dear Holy Rosary Family,
Thank you so kindly for the prayers, cards, and meals.
All was much appreciated. Prayers are still needed as I
continue with my treatments. Sincerely, Ethel Moons.
Pope Francis & The World Meeting of Families: There is still time to register and join the Archdiocesan pilgrimage
to the World Meeting of Families, Sept. 22-27th. The trip is filling up fast, so act quickly if you want to see Pope
Francis in Philadelphia. The week-long Congress also offers inspiring keynote speakers and dozens of timely workshops. For complete information on how to register for this exciting pilgrimage, visit
School News
May 9 and May 10, 2015
The Speech Tournament final results are:
• 3rd Grade Storybook: 1st placeAudrey Mitchell, 2nd place-Sophia
Sisneros, 3rd place-Nico Menanno.
• 4th Grade Storybook: 1st place-Peyson Smith,
2nd place-Jacqueline Mischel, 3rd place-Katya
• 5th Grade Prepared Reading: 1st place-Nora
Conaty, 2nd place-Katie Colston, 3rd place-Piper
• 6th Grade Expository: 1st place-Julia Causbie,
2nd place-Evan Graves, 3rd place-Tommy Doran.
• 7th Grade Oratory: 1st place-Jacob Burdett, 2nd
place-Kristen Santarin, 3rd place-Lucas Seeley.
• 8th Grade Editorial Commentary: 1st placeHermona Girmay, 2nd place-Agata Pyszkiewicz,
3rd place-Sydney Schmutz.
• 8th Grade Impromptu: 1st place-Deaborah
Gebreyesus, 2nd place-Agata Pyszkiewicz, 3rd
place-Gabriella Callero.
Congratulations to all of these students on a job well
The 7th grade visits the State Capitol on Tuesday,
May 12th.
The 8th grade takes their trip to the San Juan Islands
on May 12-15th.
The primary track meet (grades 1,2,3) is on Friday,
May 15th at St. Mary Magdalen School in Everett.
Around the Archdiocese
Peace Days for Women, “The Road to Emmaus”
led by Sister Carmel Little, CSJP, Wednesday, May
20, 2015 from 9:30AM - 2PM. Bring a sack lunch,
coffee and tea provided. At St. Mary-on-the-Lake
Chapel, 1663 Killarney Way, Bellevue, WA 98004.
Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Freewill offering. To register or for more information contact Diane Figaro at 425-635-3603 or e-mail
[email protected] We encourage you to carpool.
Next Step Pregnancy Services Auction: Please
join us for our 14th Annual Auction of the Angels,
Saturday, June 13, 2015, at St. Matthew Parish in
Seattle. Register at, or call
Kathy Dizard at 425-329-4569.
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INFANT BAPTISM - Parents attend two sessions to prepare to celebrate this sacrament. We encourage parents to
attend before the birth or adoption of their child. Baptisms are normally celebrated at a weekend liturgy on the
first weekend of the month. Next preparation sessions are on Monday evenings, July 20 and 27th, 2015, from
7-8:30PM in the Parish Office. The next baptisms are on June 6th at 5PM, July 5th at 11AM, August 1st at
5PM and September 6th at 11AM. Please call the Parish Office to register.
MARRIAGE - Couples wishing to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage should contact the parish at least 6
months prior to the desired date. Preparation for celebrating and living the sacrament is required.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK - is celebrated any time there is a serious illness or health crisis. Contact the parish
office to make arrangements. The sacrament is also celebrated periodically at a Sunday liturgy and on weekdays.
FUNERALS - Please contact the parish after a death, and before making arrangements with a funeral home.
CONFIRMATION - The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated yearly for those who are high school juniors or
seniors. Attendance at preparation sessions is required.
Adults who have not been confirmed may also celebrate the sacrament. Contact the Parish Office for
information about preparation.
FIRST RECONCILIATION/FIRST EUCHARIST - Children are prepared for these sacraments after completing a
year of remote preparation in either the school or religious education program. Parents attend preparation
sessions for each sacrament.
ADULT INITIATION - Adults who wish to join the Catholic Faith participate in sessions of the Rite of Christian
Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) Contact the parish for further information.