FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 22, 2015 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28 SUNDAY, MARCH 1 GENESIS 9:8-15, 1 PETER 3:18-22, MARK 1:12-15 LEVITICUS 19:1-2, 11-18, MARK 25:31-46 (ST. POLYCARP) ISAIAH 55:10-11, MATTHEW 6:7-15 (ST. JOHN THERISTUS) JONAH 3:1-10, LUKE 11:29-32 (ST. TARASIUS) ESTHER C:12, 14-16, 23-25, MATTHEW 7:7-12 (ST. ISABEL OF FRANCE) EZEKIEL 18:21-28, MATTHEW 5:20-26 (ST. LEANDER OF SEVILLE) DEUTERONOMY 26:16-19, MATTHEW 5:43-48 (ST. HILARY, POPE) GENESIS 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18, ROMANS 8:31b-34, MARK 9:2-10 Mass Intentions: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 8:00AM Mass In loving memory and for the repose of the soul of Manolito Alcantara as requested by his family. Saturday, February 21, 2015 5:00PM Mass In loving memory and for the repose of the soul of Rosendo Luna, Sr. on his 100 th Birthday (February 20 th ), as requested by the Luna Family. Sunday, February 22, 2015 10:00AM Mass In loving memories and for the repose of the souls of Maximo and Catalina Gatlabayan on their death anniversaries as requested by the Gatlabayan Family. Please Pray For Our Sick Esther Adair, Rosa Ashford, Russell Bash, Doris Bishop, Sonia Bonilla, Lilly Bowman, Leala Brown, Vicente Bulan, Ruth Burgess, Ramon Cauresma, Carol Chambers, Shirley Chappell Sonja Cook-Stewart, Ann DeBusk, Dr. Robert DeBusk, Ernesto R. Del Rosario, Bill Drew, Charles Edwards, Efren Edwards, Jim Esclavon, Tom Fowler, Frank Foy, Howard Foy, Lisa Foy, Salvador Galang, Chloe McKenzie Harris, Sig Haugland, Anna Belle Hayes, John Hayes, Jerry Hidalgo, Trevon Holden, Faith Catherine Jackson, Andy Jenkins, James Knight, Frederick Koester, Jerry Laigo, Stephanie Laine, Vincent Lombard, Nevaeh Mackenzie (Villaflor), Charles Maxie, Dolores McClenon, Deanna McIntyre, Angela Melonson, Walter & Susan Miller, George Mitchell, Roland Mitchell, Camille Murphy, Patrick O’Brien, Jessie Richardson, Dr. Millie Russell, Julie Sheehan, Weronika Skoczylas, Alda L. Soria, Veny G. Soria, Selamawit Teklemariam, Robert Terry, Bill Torgerson, Dennis Voigt, Teresa Walsh If you had requested to have a name added on to the sick list and you, or the person being prayed for no longer needs to be on the list, please contact the parish office to have the list updated. Thank you! Hearing Devices are now available for Mass! Anyone having trouble hearing, please ask an Usher to assist you. The listening devices works for any standard earphone/earbud if you would like to bring your own from home. If you know of someone who is homebound, sick, in a nursing home or hospital, please contact the Parish Office at 206-322-5970. Your information will be given to one of our Cabrini Ministers. If you would like to become a Cabrini Minister, please sign up at the back table and someone will contact you. Immaculate Conception’s Weekly Stewardship Report 2/14/15 2/15/15 Mail-in Votive Stipends/Donations Total Received 5:00PM $ 10:00AM $ $ $ $ $ 397.00 3,192.55 482.50 78.42 300.00 4,450.47 Join our parish community and more than 13,000 Catholic communities across the United States in a life-changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s rice bowl from from the pews and back tables before you leave church today. Remember, your Lenten sacrifices change lives. Hungering for a Better Life - Our journey with CRS Rice Bowl begins in Tanzania, where a simple soybean is changing lives! What actions can you take this Lent to change lives—at home and around the world? We will be taking up a second collection for The Catholic Home Missions this weekend. Your donation and support will go towards strengthening the Catholic Church in the United States and its territories; fund a wide range of pastoral services, including evangelization, religious education, and the maintenance of mission parishes; and train seminarians, lay ministers, and ministry with ethnic groups, particularly for Native and African American parishes and communities. Envelopes are available at the end of the pews. Please be generous. THANK YOU FROM SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL!! Thank you so much for your continued support of our St. Vincent De Paul Conference. We appreciate your donations - both the money that you give and the items that you bring for the donation boxes. All the money that is donated to us stays with our Conference to help those in need in our area. The items that go in the boxes are used by the St. Vincent de Paul Stores for resale. 90% of store sales goes for direct services to the poor. In January, we helped 32 individuals or families. Fifteen calls were for rent to prevent eviction, the rest were for utilities or food. In some cases, there were requests for both food and other assistance. One was a working single mom who had her work hours cut. She just couldn’t pay all her rent for the month and we were able to help. She immediately began looking for another job and should be fine, but if we hadn’t been able to help when we did, she would just keep falling behind. Know that what you do does make a difference. February is Black History Month Please take a moment to read this weekend’s bulletin insert for a cultural guide to African American heritage in Seattle. Photos of notable African American men and women are also available throughout the walls of the church, please take a moment to visit and read up on their contributions to our rich history. FR. MAURICE IN HOME GATHERINGS: If you are interested in hosting an in-home potluck gathering of about 10-15 parishioners, please contact Jane Powers at (206) 979-9719. The purpose is for Father to meet us in an informal setting. Our Sunday Visitor has published a Lenten booklet of Archbishop J. Peter Sartain’s columns. The archbishop is providing the book, “A Lenten Pilgrimage: Journeying with Jesus,” as a free gift to everyone. The booklets are available on the back tables, please help yourself to one and feel free to take a few to share with family and friends this Lenten season. Guidelines for Lent Good Friday, April 3, 2015, is a day of fast and abstinence. Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence. Fasting, almsgiving, and prayer are the three traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful and catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for Baptism or of renewal of Baptism at Easter. (Code of Canon Law, 1249-1252) Fasting is to be observed by all eighteen years of age and older, who have not yet celebrated their sixtieth birthday. On a fast day one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one's needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed. Abstinence is observed by all fourteen years of age and older. On days of abstinence no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. When in doubt concerning fast and abstinence, the parish priest should be consulted. Please join us downstairs in the church hall for fellowship and some healthy & tasty refreshments every Sunday following the 10:00AM Mass.
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