Parish Weekly Newsletter | Apr 14, 2021

Bulletin - Apr 18, 2021

From Our Pastor

We thank you for responding to our parish’s call to be a Good Steward and we are praying for our parishioners to sign up to assist in different ministries to serve our parishes. We also thank you for returning your commitment card and for choosing the ministry that you are going to assist your parish with, in the time that you have. I wish and hope that each parishioner can commit and assist with at least one ministry to serve our parish. You will be amazed at how many ministries serve those who are in need of assistance. Stewardship is a way of life, and being a Good Steward of God’s gifts, God will continue to bless our parish with abundant blessings

We have been in transition for almost a year now. We need to prepare our budget for the coming year, which will commence on 1st of July and we are in the middle of April now. We have heard that there will be a New Pastor appointed soon, who will meet with all different subcommittees, which is the Strategic Planning Committee and Stakeholders of each parish (they have been working with the Archdiocese’s representative for our parishes’ pastoral planning). I ask you to pray for our Stakeholders, our subcommittees, and Archbishop as well as his staff who are working with us on this special project. We also pray for the New Pastor and the New Team who will join us with our parishes’ ministry. I have been praying for our parishes to have peace. I am working with our parish’s leadership team from St. John of the Woods and St. Ann Parishes to welcome people back to our parishes’ events and celebrations. I ask you to join me to welcome those who are coming to join our parishes and to pray for the New Parish that we will all soon feel at home in!

May our Risen Christ continue to bless you and may the Lord continue to guide you away from all confusion and bless you and your family! A Happy Easter Season to you and your family! May the Peace of our Risen Lord bless you!

Fr. Tuan Nguyen, Pastor



Stewardship of Time and Talent

It is at this time of year, that we are asked to think about our God-given talents and how we can share them as disciples of Jesus Christ. Please prayerfully consider your God-given talents and fill out your Talent/Ministry flyer and return it to the parish office by mail, in person, or drop in basket at back of church. 

There is also an electronic version on our website (as below) to fill out & submit.


Ministry Commitment Form

As we encourage you to take this next step in your faith journey, we also want to thank you for the ways your gifts are already supporting the mission of St. John of the Woods Parish.


In thanksgiving for all who have committed to sharing their talents and for all those discerning how to share their talents



Covid-19 Guidance

Archdiocese of Seattle

Rolling Back to Phase 2
Yesterday, Governor Inslee moved three counties back to Phase 2: Cowlitz, Pierce and Whitman County. Parishes located in these counties will need to follow the Phase 2 guidance for worship services, which requires a 25% maximum capacity for Mass, but not limited to 200 people. Also important to note is that if your parish has overflow space, it is no longer necessary to require that space to have its own restroom access. One set of restrooms is adequate to serve the church and other overflow space, provided 6 feet of distancing is maintained between each person. These counties will be reviewed again on May 3, 2021.



Phase 2 

  • Indoor: Maximum capacity of 200 or 25% capacity (not including vendors), whichever is less, so long as six feet of physical distancing is maintained between groups. 
  • Outdoor: Groups of 15, limit 2 households per group. Maximum capacity of 200, so long as six feet of physical distancing is maintained between groups.

Singing and Music Reminders
Live music and performances are permitted so long as individuals wear face coverings and adhere to physical distancing requirements.
Specifically, choirs with up to 15 singers are permitted to sing indoors during the service so long as each singer maintains 9 feet (12 feet is encouraged) of physical distancing and wears a three-layer surgical mask. 
Soloist singers are permitted to sing during the service without a mask provided that the individual maintains 15 feet of physical distancing. 
At this time in the Archdiocese of Seattle, congregational singing is NOT encouraged, for everyone’s safety.

The widespread wearing of masks reduces contamination to surfaces. This means cleaning of highly touched surfaces needs to take place only once each day, even on days with multiple groups using the same spaces like Sunday Mass. We encourage COVID supervisors and volunteers to monitor activity during events and do spot cleaning on surfaces as needed. 



Religious Education

First Reconciliation & Communion

Mon Apr 19: First Reconciliation @ 6:30pm
Sun May 16: 
Rehearsal @ 10:15am for First Communion
Sat May 22: 
First Communion Mass @ 10am



Adult Catechism Class

Class will resume Wed April 14th @ 6:30pm at St. Ann school building
Then, the class will be remaining schedule to those that wanted to come back. The class will be in the school room on Wednesdays at 6:30. Masks, social distance will be more than 7 will attend. This schedule of classes: April 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 19, 26

Contact Monty :


Bible Study - Pondering Scripture

Every Tuesdays @ 7pm starting Apr 20th
The class will take place on Zoom until we are able to meet in person

Contact Nancy Baskett @ 253-224-2884
              Brenday Kelly @ 253-922-6569



Senior Lunch - Covid Style

Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month from 11:30am to 12:30pm; our next date April 21st.

Come pick up lunch at the parish hall.

You must call to reserve your lunch by the this Monday. April 19th. Contact Paula 253-507-5705 or Pat 253-537-4077

Lets give this change a chance, see you then.


Other Information

  • Stewardship of Treasure - Sacrificial Offering
    (includes on line giving)

    April 4, 2021
    84 envelopes Total $5,281.51

    April 11, 2021
    68 envelopes Total $5,478.00

    Thank you for your continue support for the parish.


  • SJOW Pastoral Council Zoom Meeting
    Wednesday Apr 28 @ 7pm

  • Thank You
    For anyone who has donated non-perishable food items to SVDP Please continue your support and remember we cannot accept expired dated foods.




Prayer List 


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

Victims of COVID-19.

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