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Edmonds, WA 98020
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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.
“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
February 1, 2015
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dear Parishioners:
While Father is away, he has asked me to write the pastoral letter.
The readings this week move on from the call to ministry. Our gospel reading
is still from the first chapter of Mark. Mark covers a lot of ground in his first
chapter. He has no nativity story. He begins with prophecy from Isaiah, quickly followed by John the Baptist’s ministry, the baptism of Jesus by John, Jesus’
forty days in the wilderness, and John’s arrest, which leads directly to the
beginning of Jesus’ ministry. By verse 21 Jesus is beginning his ministry at a
synagogue in Capernaum, a town on the Sea of Galilee, northwest of Nazareth.
For Mark, the importance of the Gospel was in ministry and in teaching and
healing in particular, which Jesus does with “authority”, meaning that unclean
spirits obey him and that he teaches on his own, without reference to others.
Our ministries at Holy Rosary are not authoritative in that sense; we minister
as disciples. Today and Monday we have sacramental preparation meetings,
CYO basketball games and Youth Ministry activities. All week, groups such as
St. Vincent de Paul, Little Blessings, Book Club, RCIA, and Bible Study
groups gather for their activities. On Wednesday the school is explaining
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education to students in
grades 3 through 8 and their bewildered parents. On Thursday, Father resumes
the Gospel of Mark at 9:00 AM, and Millie Thompson continues her Roman
Empire history classes. Ladies Fellowship and Crafts is in the School Hall in
the evening. The Women’s Association meets after First Friday mass this
week, and Saturday evening the New Life Group meets in the Pastoral Center.
Families with elementary school children will enjoy the Lenten Family
Morning next Sunday between masses. Ministry is thriving at Holy Rosary!
We welcome Father Haydock back!
John Russell, Pastoral Associate for Stewardship and Information Technology
[email protected]
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Sunday, February 1, 2015
St. Ansgar
Deuteronomy 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28
• Coffee’nd hosted by the Fourth Grade families.
• Religious Ed. in the School, 9-11:15AM.
• First Communion meeting in Pastoral Center. Rms. 204-206, 10-11:30AM.
• Newcomers Introduction to Holy Rosary in the Parish Office (lower level of Pastoral Center).
Monday, February 2, 2015
Presentation of the Lord
Ernst Kuhme/RIP
2 Timothy 1:1-8; Mark 3:22-30
• 8 AM Mass
• Adult Confirmation Class in the Pastoral Center, Rm. 204, 7-8PM.
• Jr. High Youth meet in the Pastoral Center, 7-8:30PM.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
St. Blase
Bonnie Strother/Intentions
Hebrews 10:1-10; Mark 3:31-35
• 8 AM Mass
• St. Vincent de Paul Society meets in the Pastoral Center, Rm. 204, 7-8:30PM.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
St. Joseph of Leonissa
Joan Waggoner/RIP
Hebrews 10:11-18; Mark 4:1-20
• 8 AM Mass
• Little Blessings meets in the Youth Room, 9:30-11AM.
• Senior Moments Book Club meets in the Pastor’s Conference Room, 1-2PM.
• STEM Family Night for grades 3-8, in the Pastoral Center, 6:30PM.
• RCIA meets in the Pastoral Center, Rm. 206, 7:15-8:45PM. Topic: Illness and Healing.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
St. Agatha
Theresa De Francesco/RIP
Hebrews 10:19-25; Mark 4:21-25
• 8 AM Mass
• Bible Study meets in the Pastoral Center, Rm. 204, 9-10:30AM. (Matthew, Session 21)
• Gospel of Mark class meets in the Pastoral Center, Rm. 206, 9-10:30AM.
• Funeral for Mary Lou Whisman, in the church, 11AM.
• History of the Roman Empire class meets in Pastor’s Conference Room, 1-3PM.
• Bible Study meets in the Pastoral Center, Rm. 204, 6:30-8PM. (Matthew, Session 21)
• Traditional Choir rehearsal in the church, 6:30-7:30PM.
• Ladies Fellowship and Craft group meets in the School Hall, 7:15-9PM.
• Contemporary Choir rehearsal in the church, 7:30-9:15PM.
Friday, February 6, 2015
St. Paul Miki and Companions
Ray Sittauer/RIP
Hebrews 10:32-39; Mark 4:26-34
• 8 AM Mass
• Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, 8:30AM-3:30PM.
• Women’s Association meets in the Pastor’s Conference Room, 8:30AM
• Funeral for Virginia Tarp, in the church, 11AM.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
St. Colette
Hebrews 11:1-2,8-19; Mark 4:35-41
• 8 AM Communion Service
• Baptisms at 5PM mass.
• New Life Group meets in the Pastoral Center, 6:30-9PM.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
St. Josephine Bakhita
Job 7:1-4, 6-7; 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23;Mark 1:29-39
• Religious Ed. in the School, 9-10AM.
• Lenten Family Morning in the Pastoral Center, 10-11:30AM. (Pre-registration required.)
• Youth Choir practice in the Youth Room, 10-11AM.
• Youth Confirmation Class in the Pastoral Center. Rm. 206, Noon-1PM..
• High School Life Teen Night in the Pastoral Center, 7-8:30PM; Open Gym, 8:30-9:30PM
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This Week’s Stewardship Note
Today is the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Today your Stewardship Commission will present an Introduction to Holy Rosary for all newcomers to the parish at
10:15AM. If you have questions about parish programs join us in the Parish Office meeting area on the lower level
of the Pastoral Center. We will have coffee and refreshments waiting for you!
It is income tax time, which brings up bad memories of last year’s national tax fraud. To simplify your life it is
advisable to file your taxes early before the bad guys do, whether you were victimized last year or not. New
information from the Archdiocese is available on our website, holyrosaryedmonds.org.
John Russell, Pastoral Associate for Stewardship and Information Technology
[email protected]
(425) 977-4545
Read next week’s Gospel: Mark 1:21-28
Gospel Summary
Much of Jesus’ teaching took place in a synagogue and specifically in today’s reading, the synagogue at Capernaum
was filled with Jewish people from Galilee. Jesus’ listeners were surprised by his knowledge and authority. He especially surprised them when he cast out an evil spirit from one of the men. The evil spirit recognized who Jesus was
and called him “the Holy One of God.” The people didn’t understand this meaning. Only the evil spirit recognized
Jesus. The people, however, were impressed by Jesus’ deeds and brought others to him for healing.
Reflection for Families
It is an awesome responsibility to have authority over another person. Our very use of that authority has the potential
of lifting people up or tearing them down. The greatest responsibility we have rests in the authority we have over our
children. The words we choose, the tone of voice we use to speak to them and the actions our children see us take,
relate to them the authority Jesus has over us. It’s often a sobering experience to think back over the day and recall
what kind of witness we’ve been for Jesus. Our hope is that we can try again tomorrow.
Bringing the Gospel Into Your Family
We may not be able to exorcize evil spirits, but as a family, suggest places in your school, work place, neighborhood
or community where evil (or something unjust) exists. Make a plan and take an action as a family to right this
Discussion Starters
1. Just like Jesus sent the evil spirit from the man, someone once helped me get over something troubling when…
2. People were looking to Jesus to perform healings and miracles. A miracle I witnessed was when…
3. One person of great authority who I think is most like Jesus is…
ADULT FAITH FORMATION: The combined Centering Prayer and 40 Weeks Follow-Up group will begin to
meet on Tuesday, February 17th. The same format will be followed in the Tuesday morning sessions from
9-10:30AM and Tuesday evening sessions from 6:30-8PM. After that we’ll meet every 2-3 weeks. The format will
be to review a prayer practice, pray for about 30 minutes, and have time for check-in and discussions of our spiritual
journeys for about 30 minutes. A schedule will be available at the meetings. Also, we’ll begin to list the topic for
each session. So, the first Tuesday’s topic will be “Prayer Life Elements.” In other words, what practices and habits
do we need to develop to maintain an active prayer life in today’s hectic media saturated world. If
you’re thinking of joining us for the first time or were in neither the Sunday Centering Prayer nor the
40 Weeks group, you’ll be warmly welcomed.
Also, Thursday morning and evening the Matthew Bible Study continues with Session #21.
~Deacon Ray
Daily Prayer This Week
The readings this week seem to be about healing and
call. In our ongoing renewal, we can ask our Lord to
be continually healed of what is getting in my way
and to continually be more and more open to my call.
Even though we are trying to be people who find intimacy with God in the very midst of our everyday
lives, there might be moments this week when we
plug into a really great connection with our Lord. So
often that happens when we find ourselves in need of
healing. Perhaps after many years of one part of our
life being dominated by an unclean spirit, we discover
a readiness to be whole again, pure again. Maybe we
encounter a sin that has become “my” sin, my obstacle to growth in my relationship with God. This may
be the week to open my heart to pure grace and reconciliation.
This could be the week when we discover what a
handicap fear itself is in my life. It may be the reason
we don't ask or even reach out to touch Jesus for healing. This may be the week we are being invited to no
longer be afraid and to let our Lord love us and heal
us. Touching his cloak, without words, may be
enough for us.
This week, like so many, can be a time for us to be
consciously aware of our being called - placed in a
position of being his disciple. In that situation, whatever way the invitation comes to us, we are clearly
facing an opportunity to be a source of good news,
rather than bad news; to love tenderly, rather than
selfishly; to be a gatherer of others, rather than a divider; and to be a source of compassion, rather than a
heartless judge. And, when that happens, we can delight in spending a bit more time with Jesus, comforting us for being his disciple there. We can “come
away with him” for even a brief moment and give
thanks that we had that taste of his ministry, happening through us.
When we rest each night this week, expressing our
thanks for this daily prayer is quite in order.
....from the “Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer”
God of love, you have made the love
of woman and man the mirror of your
everlasting love. May we reverence all
married couples and make it possible
for them to grow in their love for you and for each
other every day. Bless them with passion for each
other. Give them a great commitment to each
other as they deal with the secular world we live
in and master the decisions they need to make
together. Keep them faithful to each other and to
You. In Jesus’ name we pray.
RCIA: The next session is Wednesday,
February 4th, in the
Pastoral Center, Rm 206.
The topic for the week is
Illness and Healing. The program begins at
7:15PM and ends no later than 8:45PM. Please
contact Fr. Haydock if you have questions, at
([email protected]).
New Dates: Introduction to the Gospel of
Mark: I will continue the class on the Gospel
of Mark for three additional sessions in
February. The new dates for the three
sessions are: Feb. 5th on the
parables of Mark; Feb. 12th on the
passion story; and Feb. 19th on the
Christology of Mark. The classes
are at 9-10:30AM in the Pastoral
Center, Rm. 206. Please call the Parish Office
if you plan to attend, 425-778-3122.
Father Haydock’s series of classes for adult
confirmation begins this week. The classes are
on Monday evenings, Feb. 2nd, Feb. 9th, Feb.
23rd and March 2nd, at 7PM in the Pastoral
Center, Room 206. Please call the Parish Office
if you plan to attend.
FAMILIES PREPARING FOR LENT: A Lenten Family Morning is planned for next Sunday, February 8th,
from 10-11:30AM in the Pastoral Center. The activities for this event are to help families with children in grades
1-6 prepare for the Lenten season. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Mary Hupf for information or to
register, at [email protected], or at the Parish Office, 425-778-3122.
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PRAYER SUPPORT...Please remember in your prayers the following who are ill: Doreen and Robert Crow, Cindy
French, Raymond Jerrel, Theresa Kaufman, Victoria Cardenas, Doris Douthat, Keene Landry, Gayle Power, 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, Will Keeper, Frank and Valerie Rocco, Chris Miller,
Michael Thomas, Simone Fortin, Bridget English, Kevin Fraley, Beverly Mackey, Kristi Petosa, Josie Smith, Dieter
Zajaczkowski, Edith Pederson, Edna Lemeshko, Jim Higgins, Sue Maddox, Elaine McNamara, Joseph Zampardo, Jane
Mason, Velva Saltarelli, Christle Brukner, Barbara Fanger, Leo and Dora Romero, David Hollcraft, Angie Zamberlin,
Leonard Soldo, Anthony Joseph Espiritu, Carol Parrott, Bob Ervin, Christy Heymann, Rick West, Kathy DeHaven,
Robert Dippold, Shannon Valderas, Dan Allard, Frank Fanger, Ronald Haskins, Dick Crooks, Tom Grabicki, Claire
Henderson, Bill Rees, Rita Ritchie, Millie Caldart, Father Petosa, Archbishop Sartain, Marshall Johnstone, Ethel
Moons, John Hertel, Lourdes Rivera, John Celle, John McAlerney and Jesus Bondoc.
Please keep them in your prayers and also, those who have passed away, especially Virginia Tarp, Mick Roraback and
Annabelle Schuster.
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
Prayers of the Faithful
If you add a name to the Prayers of the Faithful list spoken on the weekend, please fill in their name, etc. in the “blue
weekend add on” binder in the sacristy. We need the information for follow-up. Thank you!
Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Dear Parishioners,
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 (including Confirmation preparation) and young adults.
Awesome High School Kick-off, Sunday, January 11th 7-8:30PM.
Thank-you to our Core Team and Peer Team for your wonderful help and for all our amazing
teens who came to share in this kick-off! We will not meet on Feb. 1st, but will be back on
Feb. 8th, 7-8:30PM in the Pastoral Center. This is our flagship (but not our only) program for
high school teens. These “Life Nights” will include time for getting to know Catholic teens in
the area, prayer, great catechesis, fun, snacks, a social and service component. 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). This time will continue
each Sunday through May 2015 (with exceptions tbd).
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 is a great way to do active youth oriented service for
our parish! And, as I am sure you are aware, this kind of leadership involvement is a real plus for college and job applications.
Young Adults! Join us for Wine and Cheese (and beer and jazz!) tonight, January 31st, 6-8:30PM at Holy Rosary
Pastoral Center. Tara Suchland, Director of Campus Ministry will give a short talk entitled, “Career and the Modern
Catholic.” Also joining us are Fr. Haydock and Caitlyn Lanigan, Director of the Office of Young Adult and Hispanic
Ministry. $10 donation.
World Youth Day is on!!! Our next WYD meeting is on Sunday, Feb. 15th at 12:15PM. The Archdiocese of Seattle
is hosting a delegation. A link to their website is online on our website.
Thank-you and God Bless,
[email protected]
425-778-3122 x225
St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank: SVDP
food bank shelves are a little bare in a few
spots so this week our wish list is--canned
meat (chicken, beef, Spam---we have
tuna), jam (strawberry), cooking oil, Top
Ramen, brown rice (1-lb. bags), coffee,
liquid dish soap (like Joy). All non-perishable food
donations are always appreciated but please remember
that we cannot accept any food items that are open,
homemade, or too far past the pull date. Thank you!
Senior Moments Book Group meets Wednesday,
February 4th at 1PM in the Pastoral Center
conference room. Hope you can join us,
share a book you have read, and find another book to read. People read a wide variety
of books, making it an interesting and fun hour. Questions? Call Pat at 206-542-5986
The Women’s Association will meet this Friday,
February 6th after the 8 am Mass in the Pastoral
Center. We will be making preparations for our St.
Patrick’s Day Luncheon. Remember to bring any
items you may have for door prizes. All women of the
parish are welcome to attend.
LADIES OF THE PARISH—Mark your calendars,
our Annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon is on
Wednesday, March 11th, in the Pastoral Center. Our
festivities will begin at 11:30AM. Bring
your favorite salad to share. Along with
the many delicious salads, we will have
wonderful entertainment and door prizes. All women of the parish are most
welcome to attend.
Our NEW LIFE GROUP for widows/widowers, singles and the formerly married will meet on Saturday,
Feb. 7th at 6PM in the Pastoral Center. This is our ever
popular pizza and movie night. We will gather after
the 5PM mass in the Pastoral Center to share pizza and
watch a movie on the giant screen. We provide the
pizza and you bring side dishes or dessert. Bring some
of your favorite DVDs to add to the selection. Everyone gets to vote on what we watch. Call Eileen if you
want more information – 425-778-3122, ext. 223.
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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.)
Carnival is on May 3rd. We need new or
gently used stuffed animals and small prizes. If you can contribute, please bring
items to the Pastoral Center labelled
“Mission Carnival.” Thank you!
Do you enjoy sewing? Knitting? Crocheting?
Crafts in general? Are you looking for inspiration
or maybe to inspire others?
Then join us for the Ladies' Fellowship and Craft
Evenings. From novice to expert, all are welcome.
Bring your supplies and make some
time to create with friends old and
new. We gather in the School Hall
on Thursday evenings from 7:15
until 9PM. Any questions, contact
Rachel Haber at 206 659-4589 or
[email protected]
Senior Moments will gather on Wednesday, Feb. 11th
at 11:30 AM in the Pastoral Center for our monthly potluck luncheon. Bring your favorite dish to share. We
will have some special entertainment following our
Telling personal stories helps us make sense of the
major joys, struggles and heartbreaks in our lives. But
our stories can also illuminate the moments of grace in
the commonplace or mundane and remind us that God
works in mysterious ways. Storyteller Linda Joy will
share a few personal tales and reflect on how our
stories, no matter how trivial or
ordinary they seem, reveal how
God works in our lives. Hope you
can all come join in the fun. Questions? Call Eileen at the office.
Swedish/Edmonds Hospital Visits: Please remember that we are no longer automatically given a list of all Catholic patients
in the hospital. For a Eucharistic visit while in the hospital, patients need to either call the parish and notify us, or call the
hospital Spiritual Care Dept. at ext. 4019. Eucharistic ministers from area parishes are scheduled for almost every day, but
we need your permission to visit. Questions? Call Eileen, 425-778-3122.
School News
January 31 and February 1, 2015
Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart event is
on February 10th and 11th. We are dedicating this year’s event to Father Petosa.
STEM Family Night is on Wednesday,
February 4th at 6:30 pm for grades 3-8
students and parents.
Please join us for First Friday Mass on February 6th
at 9:00 am.
The Lenten Family Morning will be in the Pastoral
Center at 10AM on Sunday, February 8th. All
School and Parish Families are invited.
School Dismissal is at noon on Friday, February
Presidents Day Holidays are February 16th and 17th.
There is no school those days.
School Mass on Ash Wednesday, February 18th is at
PARISH STAFF: PHONE: 425-778-3122
[email protected]
no ext.
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• Women in Transition—Wintering in Transition
January/February Wednesdays 9AM –Noon.
For additional information or registration for these
and other program offerings, visit the website,
IgNite: Ignatian Nights for Young Adults
Prayer Made Flesh: Praying with Our Bodies, Thursday, February 12, 2015 |7-9PM. Mother Teresa Room,
St. Joseph Parish Center, Seattle (downstairs, East
side of building). Marilyn Nash, presenting. “The
human body is a sacred text within the larger text of
creation.” - J. Philip Newell. We all pray with our
bodies. Whether we are moving or still, contemplative
or exuberant….Connecting with and communicating
with God using our physical selves happens everyday
Join us as Marilyn Nash guides us through an evening
focusing on the body’s integral relationship to our
spirituality. Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality
Center. Contact Michaela Kearns, IgNite Coordinator.
with questions: ([email protected] or
ext. 258
[email protected]
ext. 257
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ext. 223
no e-mail-you may leave a confidential voice mail
ext. 226
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8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM.
PHONE: 425-778-3197
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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, April 20th and 27th, 2015,
7-8:30PM in the Parish Office. The next baptisms are on February 7th at 5PM, April 5th (Easter) at 11AM
(no baptisms during Lent) and May 2nd at 5PM. 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.