SATURDAY MORNING’S MASS SCHEDULE
Beginning Saturday, August 12th, Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 AM. These Saturday morning Masses will be special Marian Masses. Come join us in especially honoring Our Lady.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS
STARTS SEPTEMBER 26
We have started registration for the RCIA (for those who wish to become Catholic) classes starting in September. Please start registering your name at the parish office to enable us compile the names before the start date. Make appointment please, if you feel like talking to me before registering. If you are also seeking to reconcile your marriage with God, please register your name, so that we start serving you on time. We are glad to work through it with you, for nothing is impossible with God. Thank you and Blessings!
FIRST COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION CLASSES
First Communion classes and Confirmation classes started on Wednesday, September 13th. First Communion classes began at 4 PM, Confirmation classes began at 6 PM. If you haven’t registered your child, please come to the next class on Sept.20.
HOLY LAND ITEMS
Religious articles made in the Holy Land will be available for purchase after each Mass this week-end. Please help support this ministry.
We have noticed here in the office that many parishioners have moved or changed telephone numbers since first joining our parish. We often need to contact someone and find their number is no longer in operation or mail is returned to us. We kindly ask that you update your records by writing your name, address and phone number on a piece of paper and placing in the collection. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
BIG THRIFT STORE SALE!!
Next weekend, Saturday, September 23, from 9 am to 4:30 pm, our Thrift Store is having a gigantic sale. We are clearing out the store, so come take advantage of all the bargains!
PORTLAND CATHOLIC WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
Ladies, please save the date: September 16, 2017 for" FIAT: MAKING MARY'S YES OUR OWN". Spend a day with fellow faith-filled women learning about the myriad of national programs dedicated to creating and fostering a deeper relationship with Christ. Speakers Sonja Corbett, author of UNLEASHED and Heather Renshaw, BLESSED IS SHE contributor, will inspire, empower, and equip us to respond to live out our authentic femininity within our communities. Go to www.pdxcatholicwomensconference.org
MARRIED SINGLES LIFESTYLE
The Married Singles Lifestyle describes couples that may have lost a sense of closeness they once had as marriage partners and are living more like roommates. Retrouvaille teaches couples how to survive times like these in their marriages. This program has helped 10’s of 1000’s of couples experiencing difficulty at all levels of marital distress from disillusionment to deep misery. For confidential information about, or to register for the program beginning with a weekend on
Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017, call 1-503-225-9191 or visit www.helpourmarriage.org
FRIENDS OF JESUS SUNDAY SCHOOL
The Children’s Friends of Jesus Sunday School will resume Sunday, September 17 during the 11:00 AM Mass. Children three years old to pre-communion who wish to participate, will leave the church for instruction during the readings and homily and then return to Mass.
SPECIAL COLLECTION ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Star of the Sea Church and St. Charles Borromeo Church in Gold Beach will take up a second collection next Sunday, September 24 -- a collection to support those who have suffered from recent and ongoing fires here in the northwest. Some have lost their homes. Many others have had to leave their homes and find shelter other places. Please help support these people who have suffered greatly. God bless you for your help.
Star of the Sea
STAR OF THE SEA THRIFT SHOP
Open: Thursday & Friday only - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesdays - Community Lunch: 12 Noon to 1:00 pm
GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
Third Saturday of each month - 10:30-12 N - Knights' Room. Call Veronica Spalding for information - 541-661-4285.
RESPECT FOR LIFE
First Tuesday of each month - 2:00 pm - Knights' Room.
We invite all pro-life advocates to join us from other churches.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BREAKFAST
The Knights of Columbus serve breakfast on the second Sunday of the month from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM.
GRIEF SUPPORT MEETING
The grief support meeting is held the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:30 AM in the Knights of Columbus room. All are welcome even if you haven’t come before.
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF FATIMA
For the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, Pope Francis has decided to grant a plenary indulgence opportunity throughout the entire anniversary year, which began Nov. 27, 2016, and will end Nov. 26, 2017. There are three ways to obtain this indulgence. To obtain a plenary indulgence, the faithful must also fulfill the ordinary conditions: Go to confession and Communion, be interiorly detached form sin, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.
1. Pilgrimage to the Shrine –The first way is for the faithful to make a pilgrimage to the Fatima Shrine in Portugal and participate in the celebration or prayer dedicated to the Virgin. In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke the Mother of God.
2. Prayer before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima –The second way applies to “the pious faithful who visit with devotion a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any church, oratory or proper place during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions, the 13th of each month from May to October, 2017, and there devoutly participate in some celebration or prayer in honor of the Virgin Mary.”
3. Application for the elderly and infirm—The third way applies to people who, because of age, illness or other serious cause, are unable to get around well. These individuals can pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima and must spiritually unite themselves to the jubilee celebration on the days of the apparitions, the 13th of each month, May through October, 2017. They also must “offer to merciful God with confidence, through Mary, their prayers and sufferings or the sacrifices they make in their own lives.”
IN THE NEXT CATHOLIC SENTINEL:
Check out the latest happenings at parochial schools in our Back-to-School special issue. Visit the newly unveiled church at St. Alexander Parish in Cornelius. Learn what schools in the archdiocese are doing to prevent and combat harassment of girls. Discover the effects of the Oregon wild fires on the Catholic community throughout western Oregon. To see more stories any time, go to catholicsentinel.org.
Our parish enthusiastically welcomes your growing family to fully celebrate with us.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN CURSILLO?
The Fall Cursillo Weekends have been set. If you are interested in learning what Cursillo is all about, please call Della or Gary DeRoest. The women’s weekend will be at St. Rita’s Retreat Center in Gold Hill. It begins on Sept. 7 and ends on Sept. 10. The men’s Cursillo weekend will also be held at St. Rita’s from Sept. 21 to 24. Pre-registration is necessary. Please call 541-247-7210.