Parish Weekly Newsletter | Aug 4, 2021

Bulletin - August 8, 2021

Words from Fr. Mike Williams, S.J

Dear parishioners of St. Ann, Visitation, and St. John of the Woods communities: 

Thank you so much for making me so welcome during my July ministry among you.

Your close-knit and devout communities testify to how you are committed to fidelity to the Gospel and to generous service to the needy among you. Keep up this good work!

Let your parish doors be open to the homeless, the poor, the hungry and “let your light shine” in this area. I published a collection of 13 Homilies a few years ago under the title “Building Your Jerusalem: Father Michael’s Simple Truths to Guide Your Faith”. It’s available on, but if you email a request to me (, I’ll be happy to send you a free electronic copy.

May our loving and gracious God bless each one of you in abundance!

Fr. Mike Williams, S.J.

We thank Father Michael Williams for helping us at St. Ann, St. John of the Woods and Visitation Communities during the month of July. We appreciate his generous gift of time that he has given to us. In August Father will be back to Campus Ministry with his work as a student retreat director. We wish him good health, luck and happiness in the year to come.



Stewardship of Treasure

Weekly Offering

  • August 1, 2021  80 envelopes Total $5,075

Thank you for your continued support for the parish.



Online Giving will help sustain our Church.

Make this year's personal tithing goal easier to achieve through Online Giving. Meeting your giving goal will help support our church's many ministries dedicated to strengthening our church's community and community at large.

Online Giving allows you to make donations, payments, and pledges via your smart device or computer to our church. 

A Simple Guide For






2021 - 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal Update

Begin May 2021 - End April 2022

Report as of July 29, 2021

Goal: $25,719

Pledge: $33,161

Gift Received: $26,516

Potential Rebate: $7,442

If we exceed our goal, all payments above our share will come back to the parish in the form of a rebate to be used for paving and striping the parking lot (asphalt project)





CCD & First Communion Registration

We are NOW accepting registration forms for CCD and First Communion at St. John of the Woods. Classes begin Sunday September 19th. All children must be registered before September 19th.

Registration forms along with fees can be returned to the parish office M-F 9am To 4pm.

First Communion children need to bring a copy of baptism certificate along with fee.

The form and class schedule can be found at the entrance of the church at St. John of the Woods or on the website.


If you have any question or need more information, please contact Sr. Theresa at 253-592-2541 or




Other highlights

  • RCIA Registration
    We are accepting registration now. Class will begin September 13th at St. Ann School
    Contact LB Gilmer at (928) 446-9045

  • Family Housing Network
    St. John of the Woods is participating with Family Housing Network to collect Back To School Items
    This Sunday Aug 8 is the last chance to donate school supplies.
    BACKPACKS—Youth and Teens
    2” and 3” Notebooks
    Subject Dividers
    Notebook paper (College and Wide ruled)
    # 2 Pencils (Ticonderoga), pencil sharpener
    Color pencils, Crayons, Markers, Highlighters Blue, Black and Red ink Pens, Pencil box Tape Graph paper, calculators, protractors, rulers Spiral Notebooks, Composition Notebooks Scissors, glue sticks, erasers, Kleenex Paper and Plastic Folders.

    To register, please contact Sr. Theresa Nguyen at 253-592-2541 or
    Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
    Time: 9:00am to 1:30pm
    Place: St. Ann’s Church and Hall

  • Cancellation of Tea Party
    Due to COVID19 restrictions regarding gatherings with food; St John of the Woods “Parish Tea” HAS BEEN CANCELLED For Wednesday August 11th

  • Facility Rent
    We are not renting the parish hall until we have future guidelines regarding gathering serving food; for wedding receptions, and family celebrations Appreciate your patience.


Visitation STEM Academy

We're hiring

Visitation Catholic STEM Academy inspires students to grow in a faith that is guided by Gospel values and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  As instructional leaders, we facilitate the development of the skills that are    necessary to be successful in the 21st century.  Visitation Catholic STEM Academy is a PK-8 school located in Tacoma, we are a growing school, academically rigorous, and a loving environment. 


Open Faculty & Staff Positions for the  2021-2022 School Year

Five Open positions


To apply, please complete the application process at

Questions can be sent to the principal Marc Nuno at 

Included in the application process will be a request for a resume and cover letter.  The cover letter should include a brief introduction, how your skills and experience are a good fit for this role, and describe the reasons for wanting this position.


Conditions of Hiring  

  • Pass background check in MERIT and VIRTUS
  • Be CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogen certified or obtain certification upon hire.          
  • Complete Child Care Basics (to be completed within 90 days of hire) and maintain 10-hour  annual in-service training). Show proof of MMR immunization and TB test.

See the full Job Descriptions on the Stem Academy Website

 Job Description #1  PK Aide                                                                                   Compensation: 

  • $16.80 per hour  Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • 7.5 hours per day, 37.5 hours per week, 180 school days
  • September 1, 2021 – June 17, 2022


Job Description #2  PE Teacher                                                                            Compensation: 

  • Approx. $15.00 – $20.00 per hour, based on certification and experience
  • Three days per week, eight hours per day, 24 hours per week.
  • 7:30 am to 4:00pm                                
  • Preferred Minimum – Bachelor’s Degree
  • Preferred – Teacher Certification, however, this is not a requirement and individuals who  are in progress toward a Master’s in Education/Teaching or Teacher Certification classes are welcome to apply


Job Description #3  Head of Extended Care                                        


  • $14.38 / hour  6:15 am to 8:30 am & 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm.
  • 5.75 hours per day, 28.75 hours per week, 180 school days


Job Description #4  Pre-Kindergarten 3 Lead Teacher                                      
Compensation:  Based on a candidate’s experience and skills in relation to the job description and in support of the mission of the school. 70% of Tacoma Public Schools base rate from 2020-2021. Health benefits and a variety of other benefits included.

Job Description #5  Recess Supervisor & Instructional Aide                           Compensation:

  • $14.00 per hour  Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • 5 hours per day, 25 hours per week, 180 school days
  • September 1, 2021 – June 17, 2022                                                     

Phone (253) 474-6424   Fax (253) 474-6718                                                                                         

Summer Hours 9am-1pm                                        

Marc Nuno: Principal                                          

Kelli Bostwick: Admin. Assist.           




Prayer List 

Gordon & Nichole Chisholm III, Carlos & Claudia Caballero, Donna & Dick Severson, Roxane Fulp Bob Smith, Judith Levesque, Joan Ellis, Linda Johnson, Kari Tinsely, Rita Pangelinan, Dave Casey, Susan Kitaji, Natalie Vieria, Courtney Kryder, Helen Wilke, Jennifer Akins, Jonathan Keen, Rod Stormshak, James Moe, Wendy Hanchett, Bill Miller, Connie Bender, Gary Wilke, Evymae Sablan, Isaako Malo, Damian Roldon, Irene Simon, Isaiah Williams, Anne Gannon, Larry Anderson, Larry Luedke, Keith Browne, Anna Kaperick, Robert Lumas, Larry Rubida, Dorothy Harris, Liam Chisholm, Carol Kalapus, Evelyn Allen, Danny Sneed, Betty Polansky, Victims of COVID.
Military: SPC Sean Gilson, AMN Mason Land, and WO-1 Stephen Adelman, Isaac Armitage.