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 8:00 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.
FIRST ANNUAL OUR LADY OF FATIMA CELEBRATION
Star of the Sea will be holding a two day celebration in honor of Our Lady of Fatima this coming Friday November 3 and Saturday, November 4. Come join in a procession with Our Lady around our grounds (weather permitting) beginning at 4:00 pm Friday followed by a talk in the hall. The evening will end with Benediction and Adoration in the Church. Saturday’s festivities will begin at 10:00 am with children representing the three children of Fatima with the Knights in attendance. The children will be performing the crowning of Mary. Mass will follow. Lunch will be served in the Hall after Mass. Please come join other parishioners in celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Apparitions at Fatima.
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.”
October 29th is Priesthood Sunday. Celebrate our priests! Send a card, e-mail, or just say thanks to any priest who has been influential in your life.
Are you discerning the diocesan priesthood? Interested in finding out more? Feel free to contact the Office of Vocations at 503-233-8368 or email@example.com to find out when the next Discernment Evening will be.
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.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEETING/ BREAKFAST
Effective Sunday, October 8th, the new breakfast hours will be from 8:00 to 10:30 AM. The same delectable breakfast items will remain on the menu. Proceeds go to the Altar Society.
EWTN NEW FALL LINE-UP
This Fall, EWTN Global Catholic Network will premier several new series, such as “The Masterpiece Donut Shop” with Rob Evans and brand-new episodes of popular shows like “Catholics Come Home” and “Living Right with Dr. Ray.” From the history of the “Holy Sepulcher”, to the works of community activists in the 1960’s in “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing,” to the “EWTN Nightly News” coverage, you will find your faith enriched and your enthusiasm for the Gospel message rekindled. For more information, go to ewtn.com.
CATHOLIC SENTINEL NEWS
In the next Catholic Sentinel: Take a peek inside the life of students at Mount Angel Seminary. Witness the beauty of the miracle of the sun festivities at Portland’s Grotto. Celebrate 150 years with parishioners at St. Joseph Parish in Roseburg. Discover the story of a man who was born a slave and then ordained a priest. To see more stories any time, go to catholicsentinel.org.
Our parish enthusiastically welcomes your growing family to fully celebrate with us.
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