Nov 18, 2020 | Weekly Newsletter

 
 
Bulletin - November 22, 2020
 

Stewardship of Treasure Renewal

Calendar Year 2021

We are grateful to 65 families who have returned pledge cards to the parish with the pledged amount of $114,724 for calendar year 2021 

We encourage everyone else to pray and return commitment card.

If you have a circumstance that prevents you from committing money this year,  we urge you to return your commitment card with the word, prayer, on it. We want to include you as a participant of Stewardship of Treasure. Thank you

Commitment Card can be filled out online at
 https://www.trparishes.org/165. 
 

 

 

 

Sign-Up to Attend in person Mass

It's time to reserve your seat for this coming weekend in person Mass. Please fill out the online form to sign up. 
 

34th Sunday - Solemnity of Christ the King

6pm, Saturday Nov 21, 2020
 

8am, Sunday Nov 22, 2020
 

11:30am, Sunday Nov 22, 2020

 

Thanksgiving Mass - Thursday, Nov 26 - 9:30am
 

We recommend you to sign-up before coming to Mass so that we know ahead the number of participants and ensure maximum occupancy.

If you are unable to come to in person Mass, livestream Mass is available for you at 

https://www.trparishes.org/268

or https://www.facebook.com/SJOWTacoma/

weekdays: Wed & Fri at 9:30am

weekend: 6pm on Sat & 11:30am on Sun

 

 

 

Covid-19 New Guidance

From Archdiocese of Seattle

On Sunday, November 15, 2020 Governor Inslee issued new guidance that you can read here. Below you’ll find the key sections that pertain to parish life:

  • “Religious Services are limited to 25 percent of indoor occupancy limits, or no more than 200 people, whichever is fewer.”
    This means that all of our parishes in Phase 3 will need to drop back down to 25% capacity, but for many parishes in Phase 2, there is no change.

     
  • “Congregation members/attendees must wear facial coverings at all times.”
    We continue to reiterate the importance of face coverings because they help slow the spread of virus in the air, keep us from touching our mouth and nose and keep surfaces cleaner.

     
  • “Congregation singing is prohibited. No choir, band, or ensemble shall perform during the service. Vocal or instrumental soloists are permitted to perform, and vocal soloists may have a single accompanist.”
    For all Masses, as well as weddings and funerals, there may be one instrument and one vocalist. Both must be masked at all times, which is a change to previous guidance. This means that all cantors must now wear a mask when singing during Mass.

     
  • “Professional Services are required to mandate that employees work from home when possible and close offices to the public if possible. Any office that must remain open must limit occupancy to 25 percent of indoor occupancy limits.”
    In light of this new guidance, employees should be encouraged to work from home. Parish offices should be operating with minimal onsite staff and should not exceed 25% normal occupancy. Please change operating hours so that the office is open by appointment only. 

     
  • “Weddings and Funerals: Ceremonies are limited to a total of no more than 30 people. Indoor receptions, wakes, or similar gatherings in conjunction with such ceremonies are prohibited.”
    We will continue to celebrate weddings and funerals with no more than 30 people.

     
  • “All retail activities and business meetings are prohibited.”
    The intent of the new order is to limit social gatherings. Any meeting that does not require people to be physically present, should be moved online. However, please note that in-person faith-based meetings (Sacramental prep, RCIA, etc.) are technically not prohibited, but we recommend they move online during this current spike in virus cases.

     
  • Travel Advisory
    On Friday, Governor Inslee issued a new travel advisory. The advisory strongly recommends that individuals DO NOT travel or have Thanksgiving dinner with members outside of their own household.

 

 

 

Webinar: Liturgy and Covid-19

Hosted by: Archdiocese of Seattle

Friday, November 20, 10:30am

In this one-hour webinar, we’ll review the guidelines for celebrating Mass and other liturgies during this time of COVID-19, with special attention on changes mandated by the latest guidance from the Governor. We will also talk about how this impacts traditional Advent and Christmas celebrations, including Our Lady of Guadalupe, Advent Penance services, Lessons and Carols, and the like.

Presenters:  Nick Schoen and Corinna Laughlin

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/97696954876?pwd=UjJ1bFpUVEszLzViN0xTYlZDS1AwZz09
 
Meeting ID: 976 9695 4876
Passcode: 741559

All members of Liturgy Committee are encouraged to join. If anyone else is interested, feel free to join

 

 

 

 

Virtual Workshop for Lectors

Hosted by: Archdiocese of Seattle

Thursday, November 19 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm via Zoom

In this interactive online training, lectors/readers are invited to reflect on their ministry and hone their skills.

  • Reflect on the importance of the Word of God in the liturgy
  • Explore how our ministry as readers can inform our spirituality
  • Learn practical ways to prepare and proclaim the Scriptures in our parishes.

This will be a great way to go deeper in our ministry as we observe our Archdiocesan Year of the Eucharist!

This presentation is for anyone who serves as a reader in their parish, or who is thinking about it.

Presenters: Corinna Laughlin and John Marquez, St. James Cathedral.

This event is FREE.

Registration required. E mail Jennifer.Day@seattlearch.org to register for this virtual workshop.

Link to join Zoom will be emailed to registers

 

 

 

Stewardship of Treasure Report

Calendar Year 2020

Total registered families: 380

Total families pledged: 134

Total pledged amount: $196,170

Total received amount from pledgers (thru Nov 18): $146,449

 

Stewardship Prayer

Oh Lord, giver of life and source of our freedom, we are reminded by the Psalmist that Yours is "the earth and its fullness; the world and those who dwell in it." We know that it is from Your hand that we have received all we have and are and will be.

Gracious and loving God, we understand that You call us to be the stewards of Your abundance, the caretakers of all You have entrusted to us. Help us always to use Your gifts wisely and teach us to share them generously. May our faithful stewardship bear witness to the love of Christ in our lives. We pray with grateful hearts, in Jesus' name. Amen.

 

 

 

Prayer List 

Carol Kalapus, Connie Bender, Courtney Kryder, Jennifer Akins, Rod Stormshak, Karen Knobbe, Judith Levesque, Linda Johnson, Betty Polansky, Liam Chisholm, Evelyn Allen, Dave Casey, Susan Kitaji, Dorothy Harris, Rita Pangelinan, Larry Anderson, Damian Roldon Isaiah Williams Isaako Malo, James Moe, Robert Lumas, Remedios Laurente, Bill Miller, Anna Kaperick, Joan Ellis, Carlos & Claudia Caballero, Keith Browne, Wendy Hanchett, Larry & Ivern Rubida Irene Simon Anne Gannon, Donna & Dick Severson, Evymae Sablan, Kari Tinsely, Danny Sneed Gordan & Nichole Chisholm III, Victims of COVID-19

Military: SPC Sean Gilson, AMN Mason Land, & WO-1 Stephen Adelman

Those who around the world are affected by coronavirus pandemic