Parish Weekly Newsletter | Dec 9, 2020

Bulletin - December 13, 2020

Parish wide meeting with Archdiocese


All parishioners of St. John of the Woods are invited to join Fr. Tuan and a team from the Archdiocese of Seattle for a Zoom meeting!


Topic: St John of the Woods, Tacoma - Parish-Wide Meeting (Upcoming changes in Pierce Parishes)

Time: Dec 16, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Please click the link below to join:

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Meeting ID: 926 9455 3569
Passcode: 010458


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Meeting ID: 926 9455 3569

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Sign-Up to Attend in person Mass

Click to reserve your seat if you would like to attend the weekend Masses.


Second Sunday of Advent

6pm, Saturday Dec 5, 2020

8am, Sunday Dec 6, 2020

11:30am, Sunday Dec 6, 2020



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

  • Face covering is required for all Masses
  • Keep social distancing at least 6 feet
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well
  • Please follow directions of ushers at the service





SJOW Holiday Virtual Social


Time: Dec 18, 2020 07:00 PM

St John of the woods will be hosting a virtual holiday party Dec 18, 7 pm on Zoom. This will be a fun time celebrate with your family and friends. Families are encouraged to lead the participates in holiday songs.

Please contact Nancy Baskett at 253 224-2884 if you would like to learn how to use Zoom, like to help or have any questions.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 253 537 8582

Passcode: 98445

Dial in by Phone     +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 253 537 8582




Stewardship of Treasure

God Gives it All and then Calls Us to Share

We deeply appreciate you for returning your commitment card to support our parishes with your financial support. We thank you for responding to the parish and supporting her mission.

Every other month packets of envelopes are sent to our parishioners to be used for financial contributions. Use of these envelopes assists all of us in the following ways:

  • The Finance Council is better able to establish budgets for our parish.
  • A record of the families in our faith community is maintained and updated through the mailing of the envelope packets.
  • A record of giving is accessible when children are registered for sacramental programs and/or tuition assistance.
  • An accurate record of the total members of our faith community can be maintained; this information is used by the archdiocese in establishing our goal for Annual Appeal.

Pledges to Date for 2021: $ 129,224

Families Pledged: 77

We expect to reach 100% goal. If you haven't made pledge for 2021 calendar year, please return a commitment card. We appreciate everything you have been doing for our parish.


Remember our parish family when consider a year end gift





Christmas Schedule


Click to sign up if you would like to attend Christmas Masses at St. John of the Woods Parish


We appreciate your early response 


Christmas Eve - Dec 24 - 6pm Mass

Christmas Day - Dec 25 - 8am Mass

Christmas Day - Dec 25 - 11:30am Mass




Online Giving


Lend a hand to build up the Kingdom of God


In order to save money, time, and paper, we shop online, pay bills online, why don’t donate to our Church online 




1. Ability to more thoughtfully plan your giving and receive reporting for tax purposes
2. No need to write checks or stopping at the ATM before Mass
3. Earn points/rewards from your credit card
4. Option to remain anonymous
5. Financial planning allows you to align your paychecks with your parish offertory schedule
6. Allows you to fulfill stewardship commitment even when you are unable to attend Church.
7. Contribution amount is easily adjusted
8. Use Online Giving in conjunction with offering envelopes



1. Help Parish save money and plan budget
2. No check processing fee
3. Increases regular giving with recurring contributions
4. Saves time
5. More accurate revenue forecasting
6. Provides electronic donation summary for tax purposes
7. Reaches a wider demographic of givers
8. Accommodates special parish collections and missions
9. Allows staff to focus on parish ministries and activities



If you need assistance or more information, don't hesitate to contact Sr. Kim at 253-304-8929 or email




Homebound Outreach


We appreciate your prayers for our homebound and those in the nursing homes. They need your prayers as ever.

Because of the pandemic this year, they are not allowed to receive any gifts nor visitors at this time and we won’t put up Christmas tree this year.

We appreciate your prayers for our people and please continue to pray for an end of corona virus




CCS appeal for the poor

Every year the CCS comes to our parishes to appeal for the poor. Due to the Pandemic this year, they cannot send a speaker to our parishes.

If anyone would like to support the poor through programs of CCS, please help them by

  • sending your donation to:

Catholic Community Services of Western WA
King County Family Center
100 23rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144


  • donate online through this link


Video Appeal - Hope & Light






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


Plenary indulgence for year of St. Joseph