Parish Weekly Newsletter | August 18, 2021

Bulletin - August 22, 2021

Meeting Invitation

to St. John parishioners


The invitation is for all St. John of the Woods parishioners who are interested in any ministry at SJOW Including but not limited to

  • liturgical (Sacristan, altar server, music, lector, EM, usher)
  • social (Coffee hour, breakfast, luncheons, etc)
  • maintenance of the grounds
  • decorating inside church(weekly flowers, seasonal decorating)
  • outreach (EM to home bound and nursing home, phone calls, prayer lines and special payer hours in church)

If you are interested, have questions or want to sign up for a particular ministry please make plans to attend the meeting on September 29th at 7pm in Parish Hall. More information to follow. 

Let us join hands to build up our faith community. We expect to see you at this meeting. Thank you



Notification of Paving Project

The Saint John of the Woods paving project is happening!  Rainier Asphalt and Concrete will be on site the week of August 23rd through the 27th.  All parking lots, the driveway area between the Rectory/Office and Hall as well as all the parking areas adjacent to 99th Street and adjacent to 24th Avenue must be cleared by 12:01 am Monday, August 23rd. 

There will be no daily mass on Wednesday, August 25th or Friday, August 27thThe Church, Office and all facilities will be closed.  No mail delivery for 5 days.  

We appreciate your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience this may create for you.

The Facilities Committee
Saint John of the Woods Catholic Church




Mass Time Change

Starting September 5, 2021

This fall as our churches resume programs and activities, we face the need to make some changes in our Mass schedule.  The uncertain arrival date for Fr. Hendry is one factor, but also the difficulty of finding an available priest who can make a commitment to come every weekend.  Another factor is that Church law limits a priest to celebrate 3 Masses in a day, with exceptions for serious pastoral reasons.

The schedule below is based on having two full time priests serving our three Churches (St. Ann, Visitation, St. John of the Woods). In the proposal both Visitation and St. John of the Woods suffer the loss of Masses and will face new Mass times. 

  • St. Ann:  Sat. Vigil 4:30pm, Sundays at 7:45am, 9:45am and 4pm
  • Visitation:  Sundays 8 am and 11:30 am
  • St. John of the Woods:  Sat. Vigil 6pm, Sundays at 9:30am and 11:30am

The Sunday schedule allows time for the priest celebrant to greet people after Mass in one parish, and then arrive at the next parish with time to prepare for the Liturgy (check the Missal, the Lectionary, review anything special, etc.).  This also allows sufficient time for the priest to travel between parishes (even in bad weather).  

Thank you for your continuing support and prayers as we move through this transition period.  

May the Lord, our Good Shepherd guide and protect us.



Regional Faith Formation Workshop

August 28, 2021




Faith Formation Registration is open!

The classes of CCD & First Communion, RCIA, and Confirmation 2021 - 2022 are accepting Registration now. 
The form and class schedule can be found at the entrance of the church  or on the website.


  • CCD & First Communion class will begin Sunday September 19, 2021 from 10:15am - 11:15am
  • RCIA class will begin Monday September 13, 2021 at  6:30pm in St. Ann school
  • Confirmation class will begin January, 2021. More information to follow



St. Ann’s Parish is hosting

Adult Catechism Classes

You are invited - Come Join Us!

Every Wednesday at 6:30pm to 7:30 starts on September 15th, 2021.

This year you can renew your gift of faith and humbly ask the Holy Spirit to bring you closer to Christ, to encounter Him in the Sacraments and especially in the Eucharist.

By coming to class, we hope you can explore the richness of our Catholic faith. Studying Scripture alongside the Catechism helps us to remember what we know already in our heart of faith and learn to apply it in our everyday lives. The class is based on Holy Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Sacred Traditions.

Contact Monty at (253) 304-4473 – Class is No-cost in the St. Ann Classroom

“Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love.”



Other highlights from Archdiocese

  • Farewell message to Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg
    In preparation for Bishop Mueggenborg's leave for Reno, join us by expressing your personal appreciation for the Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg's service to the people of the Archdiocese of Seattle. 


    “We are grateful for the ministry Bishop Mueggenborg shared with us during his years as an Auxiliary Bishop in Seattle,” said Archbishop Paul D. Etienne. “The faithful of Reno are receiving a true shepherd with many gifts who will serve them well.”

    “These past four years in Western Washington have been a blessed experience and I look forward to continuing my ministry in the Diocese of Reno,” said Bishop Mueggenborg. “I am particularly grateful to our Holy Father for this appointment.”

    We are pleased to offer this opportunity for you express your own appreciation for Bishop Mueggenborg's ministry of service to those in Western Washington and ask you to pray for the continued success of his ministry to the people of Reno, Nevada.


  • Join the bishops in prayer for rain
    As the West continues to experience severe drought in many parts of the region, which is leading to depleted water supplies, water restrictions, forest fires and more hardships, the Metropolitan Archbishops from Los Angeles to Anchorage are asking everyone to prayerfully implore the Lord to send us rain.


Liturgical Calendar

August 22 - August 28

22       SUN TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                              
 Jos 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b/ Eph 5:21-32 or 5:2a, 25-32/ Jn 6:60-69 


23        Mon - Weekday 
            [Saint Rose of Lima, Virgin]
1 Thes 1:1-5, 8b-10/ Mt 23:13-22 
            Story of St. Rose of Lima


24         Tue - Saint Bartholomew, Apostle
 Rv 21:9b-14/ Jn 1:45-51 
             St. Bartholomew Reflection


25         Wed - Weekday
             [Saint Louis; Saint Joseph Calasanz, Priest]
             1 Thes 2:9-13/ Mt 23:27-32 


26         Thu - Weekday
 1 Thes 3:7-13/ Mt 24:42-51 


27         Fri - Saint Monica
             1 Thes 4:1-8/ Mt 25:1-13
Story of St. Monica


28         Sat - Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
             1 Thes 4:9-11/  Mt 25:14-30
             Story of St. Augustine





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.