Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - October 26, 2014 Dear Parishioners, There has been an uproar in recent weeks regarding the Synod on the Family which concluded its first stage deliberations and discussions last week. We remember that in 2013, Pope Francis announced there would be an Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in the following year to discuss topics related to the family and evangelization. This is the synod which just concluded. It was also announced that there would be a second part to the Synod on the Family, the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which will be held in 2015. Both of these assemblies will help Pope Francis form pastoral guidelines in meeting the many challenges of the family. What seemed to incite a great deal of hysteria, particularly in the secular press and media, was the interim report, relatio pos disceptationem, which was released prior to the closing of the Synod. In no way was this report intended to be a definitive document on this subject, but rather a ‘what we’ve been talking about so far’ accounting. Unfortunately, the secular media completely misreported it and claimed the Vatican was opening the doors to approving everything from communion for the divorced and remarried to gay marriage, and calling it an ‘earthquake event.’ This could not be any further from the truth. What appeared was in no way a definitive or formal teaching of the Catholic Church; it simply communicated, in a transparent way, what the bishops had been talking about. Fr. Robert Barron said, “It conveys, to be sure, a certain consensus around major themes and trends that have been evident in the conversations, dominant emphases in the debates, etc., but it decidedly does not represent “the teaching” of the Pope or the bishops.” Even the controversial topics such as homosexuality and communion for the divorced and remarried which the Synod discussed, in no way veered from what the Church currently teaches and what we would find in the official Catechism of the Catholic Church. This is only the first step along the way of a long journey regarding the pastoral approach to families in the modern age which will not ultimately conclude for another couple of years. It is unfortunate that the secular press misreported the significance of this document, but it is comforting to know that we can’t believe everything that we read and hear in the media. Queridos Parroquianos, Hubo mucho alboroto en semanas recientes sobre el Sínodo en la Familia que concluyó sus deliberaciones de la primera etapa y discusiones la semana pasada. Recordamos que en 2013, Pope Francis anunció que habría una Asamblea general Extraordinaria del Sínodo de Obispos en el año siguiente para hablar de temas relacionados con la familia y evangelización. Esto es el sínodo que concluyó. También se anunció que habría una segunda parte al Sínodo en la Familia, la Asamblea General Ordinaria del Sínodo de Obispos que se sostendrán en 2015. Ambos de estas asambleas ayudarán a Pope Francis a formar pautas pastorales en la reunión de los desafíos de la familia en nuestro día, que cada uno de nosotros conoce son muchos. Lo que iniciaba mucha histeria, sobre todo en la prensa secular y medios, era el informe provisional, relatio pos disceptationem, que publicaron antes del clausura del Sínodo. Este informe de ninguna manera fue un documento definitivo, pero mejor dicho un ‘lo que hemos estado hablando del hasta ahora’ informe. Los medios seculares, lamentablemente, completamente mis-relatado y afirmó que el Vaticano abría las puertas a la aprobación de todo de la comunión para el divorciado y volvió a casarse a matrimonio gay. Esto no podía ser algún otro de la verdad. Lo que apareció no era de ninguna manera una enseñanza definitiva o formal de la Iglesia Católica; simplemente se comunicó, de un modo transparente, de qué los obispos habían estado hablando. Es inoportuno que muchos en la prensa secular mis-relatada el significado de este documento, pero es consolador saber que no podemos creer todo que leamos y oigamos en los medios. In Christ / En Cristo, Fr. Cal Christensen Calendar Oct 27– Nov 2, 2014 Monday, October 27 8:00 a.m. Mass - Phyllis Greene, RIP 6:30 p.m. Middle School Youth Group, SH 6:00 p.m. Respect Life Committee, Cry Room 7:00 p.m. School Commission, School 7:00 p.m. BLD Praise, CH Tuesday, October 28 8:00 a.m. Mass - Saints Simon & Jude, Apostles 6:30 p.m. Grupo de Oration, CH 6:30 p.m. Sacramental Prep, FSR 7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts, Gym 7:00 p.m. BLD/DCS, PO Wednesday, October 29 9:00 a.m. Children’s Mass - Joan Keith, RIP 6:30 p.m. Hispanic Adult Faith Formation, CH 6:30 p.m. Faith Formation (1-5), School 6:30 p.m. High School Youth Group, SH 7:00 p.m. BLD/DCS PO Thursday, October 30 8:00 a.m. Mass - Ramon Y. Mamon, RIP 6:00 p.m. BLD, FSR 6:30 p.m. Traditional Choir, CH 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts Pack #76, Gym Friday, October 31 8:00 a.m. Mass - Msgr Nemesio Espinoza, Int 6:00 p.m. Renewed in Christ, FSR 8:00 p.m. Grupo de Oration, CH Saturday, November 1 - Feast of All Saints 9:00 a.m. Special Mass for All Saints Day 11:00 a.m. Quinceanera, CH Sunday, November 1 8:00 a.m. Traditional Choir Practice, FSR I 9:00 a.m. RCIA, FSR I 10:00 a.m. PAAM Choir, FSR I 12:30 p.m. Quinceanera, CH 6:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, Gym LEGEND : CH: Church SH: Social Hall AC: Adoration Chapel ESS: Room off the Gym FSR I & II: Fireside Room, parish office building GYM: Kubo-Truong Gym PO: Parish Office Conference Room The Holy Day of Obligation for All Saints Day has been transferred to Sunday, November 2nd. There will be a special Mass to celebrate the Feast of All Saints on Saturday, November 2nd at 9:00 a.m. but this is not a Holy Day of Obligation. Ladies Guild Bazaar - November 8-9 Any St. Pius X group may purchase table space at the Bazaar to display information about their particular ministry. This would be for your printed collateral materials, not sales. Groups are allowed to share tables to promote your specific organization. Please contact Kathy Murphy at (425) 778-2475 with your questions. Tend your sick ones, O Lord. Rest your weary ones. Bless your dying ones. Soothe your suffering ones. Pity your afflicted ones. Shield your joyous ones. And for all your love's sake. Amen. St. Augustine Please offer your prayers for those who are ill: Dave Alin, Casey Alin, Mina Amlag, Bill Ban, Maria Bobadilla, Dave Brown, Simmie Brown, James Williams Carringer, Monica Cline, Gordon Coffey, Ruth Cook, Steve Cook, Doug De los Angeles, Marie Demski, Zella Dow, Mark Dow, Mary Durdy, Rich Edwards, Douglas Fiechtner, Antonia Fuller, Frances Green, Jacque Groenig, Mark Hagenah, Mary Haukap, Meredith Huber, Sue Huffman, Bob Hutton, Lenore Hylton, Ron Jay, Steve Jenkins, Beth & Scott Allen Jones, Janice Clarence & Evelyn Kerlee, Matthew Kolve, Paul Leonard, Ann Mallo, Brooke McGaughey, Ally McGaughey, May P. Mendiola, Mary & Keith Miller, John Morlan, Jaclyn Morris, Joe Ng, Mary O’Keeffe,Gary Oliver, Gene Posel, Shirley Richter, Hazel Rickert, Charles Senger, Bob Shay, Colin Springett, Alberto Tcruz, Van Haute, Clara Walker We especially pray for the Lord’s mercy on all those who were previously on the prayer list and remain chronically ill; also for their families and those who take care of them. If you have recently become critically ill or injured and would like your name in the bulletin prayer list, please call the parish office or have an immediate family member make the call for you. Names will be removed after three months, or sooner at your request. We cannot publish anyone’s name without their knowledge and permission. You may request prayers for the soul of a recently deceased loved one. Please contact the parish office for information. You may request a weekday Mass for the intentions of a living person or for the repose of a soul. Our 2014 Intentions Calendar is filled, we are now taking requests for 2015 PERPETUAL ADORATION Everyone is welcome in the chapel, any hour of any day, to spend time in prayer and Adoration of the Lord. Please make some time to visit your chapel, even if only for a few minutes, to experience the peace of knowing that Jesus is always there for you. He’s waiting to spend time with us. The chapel is open at all times for any of us to visit. Hours that need a committed adorer: Monday: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Thursday: 4:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m. Friday: 1:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. & 2:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. SUBSTITUTES NEEDED … because Adorers need vacations too! Baby Bottle Campaign Concludes Next Week Please remember to return your filled baby bottles next weekend, November 1 & 2 … rumor has it we’re having a very successful campaign. Thank you for your continued generosity, Parishioners! Rachel’s Corner Hope and Healing After Abortion Come with us on a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat on November 7-9. We will help you face that pain, opening yourself to God for Him to heal you. Call Valerie at (800) 822-HOPE (4673) You are loved with an everlasting love! Catholic Cemeteries Celebrate Special Masses Saturday, November 1st - All Saints/All Souls Day Gethsemane Cemetery: English: 10:30 a.m. Archbishop Sartain presiding with a blessing of the new shrine honoring St. Katherine Drexel Vietnamese: 1:00 p.m. - Korean: 2:30 p.m. Calvary Cemetery: English: 10:30 a.m. Lazarus Day Center Your pre-made sandwiches are very much appreciated but if you’re unable to make sandwiches, donations of sandwich fixings are also welcome. Any kind of canned food and breakfast cereal works well and is very much needed. Monetary donations help with purchasing food items. Men and women’s clothing are needed and the women’s clothing is exchanged with a women’s shelter. Please bring donations the first Friday of every month (November 7th) between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. The truck leaves promptly at 9:00 a.m. Holyrood Cemetery: North American Martyrs Latin Mass: 8:00 a.m. English: 10:30 a.m. - Korean: 12:30 p.m. For additional information contact Faye McClain, (253) 838-2240 or [email protected] St. Vincent de Paul - Holidays are Coming With the holidays right around the corner, people are in more need of help and assistance than usual. Your generous gifts of food and financial support are needed now more than ever. Manila envelopes can be found in the pews every Sunday for any monetary contributions your heart may lead you to give. Please make checks payable to St. Vincent de Paul. Your kind donations of nonperishable food and cash will help make lives just a little easier for our local families in need. Financial Stewardship Report 2014/ Reporte Financiero 2014 Year-to-Date Report for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015: Reporte Anual Online Giving: Go to our site www.stpx.org/ parish & click the Online Giving logo. Amount Collected Year-to-Date / Cantidad recolectada a la fecha Goal for Year-to-Date / Meta anual Amount Ahead (Behind) Budgeted Goal / diferencia (por alcanzar) $177,658.04 $172,000.00 $ 5,658.04 Weekly Report for October 19, 2014: / Reporte Semanal: hasta al octubre de 2014 Needed to meet budget / Lo que se ocupa para lograr nuestro presupuesto: Amount Collected / Cantidad Recolectada: School Endowment Fund / Fondo especial escolar: $10,750.00 $9,708.53 140.00 St. Pius X School News Dates to Remember: Friday, 10/31 Halloween celebration 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Boo!) Thursday, 11/6 Scholastic Book Fair Friday, 11/7 Grandparent Luncheon Weekend 11/8-9 St. Pius X Ladies Guild Bazaar Tuesday, 11/11 Veteran’s Day, No school! Thursday, 11/13 PUD Assembly Sunday, 11/16 Students read & sing, 11:00 Mass Gift Wrap & Catalog Sale: Beautiful gift wrap, gift items and magazines will be available through this fundraiser and just in time for the holidays! Our school receives 50% of every purchase. Catalogs will be available at the Scrip Table in the social hall or at the school office. The sale runs through October 28th and our goal is $8,000 in sales. Many thanks to Marcela Velasquez for finding this great new resource for gift ideas. Grandparents/Senior Citizen Friend Luncheon: This happy event will be on Friday, 11/7 and noon. Students will bring a lunch from home for their special person/s. We look forward to meeting these significant people in our students lives. The 8th Annual Fund Dinner - Saturday, 11/22 at 6:30 p.m. This event seeks charitable funds used to support the school’s operating budget, provide additional resources to enrich the educational experiences of our students and keep tuition rates at a rasonable level. We will honor Mrs. Rachel (Tacalud) Andes, our own Distinguished Graduate, and also a graduate of Bishop Blanchet High School and Seattle University. Rachel is a Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator at UCLA in Hematology & Oncology. A volunteer RN for the American Diabetes Association for Camp Sealth, she also serves on the Ethics Committee for Massachusetts General Hospital. Congratulations CYO Cross Country Team! This year, Coach Fr. Cal and Co-coaches Misses Creighton and Jessica Raney encouraged 44 students from Kindergarten to eighth grade to participate in cross country. Two of our students placed in the final CYO race (grades 4-8) Laurel Ovenell took third place overall among the 7th grade competitors and Mykenzie Raney took 9th place among the fourth grade runners. A big ‘Great Job’ to all of our Students! Scrumptious Baked Goods Coming Your Way The school kids are going to Washington DC and to help raise funds for their venture, they’re going to stage BAKE SALES for you after Mass starting next weekend! Baked goods will be available for your purchases on 11/2 & 23 … 12/7 & 21 … 1/4 & 18. Please consider supporting this worthwhile fundraiser and thank you so very much! RCIA STILL WANTS YOU RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is in full swing but it’s not too late to join us. Come learn about our Catholic faith and meet great people. You can get your registration packet at the parish office We meet in the Fireside Room on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Deacon John’s Office Hours Deacon John Amlag is available during the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday evenings. Please call the office at (425) 775-7545 if you need an appointment with him. Are You Interested in Confirmation for Spring 2016? Those of you who would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring of 2016 and do not currently attend Catholic high school, will need to sign up for Youth Group for Fall 2014 in order to meet the two year faith formation requirement of the Archdiocese of Seattle. Please call the parish office if you have any questions, (425) 775-7545 and ask for Katie or Karen. Beginning next year, students will not be allowed to sign up for confirmation at St. Pius unless they’ve completed Youth Group the previous year. Baptism Classes Pre-baptismal classes will be held the first Monday of each month except for December, March and April. Meetings are held in the parish office conference room from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please call the office to leave your name and contact number so we’ll be able to greet you!
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