Parish Weekly Newsletter | May 5, 2021

Bulletin - May 9, 2021
Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes - April 2021

Happy Mother's Day

Good and Gentle God, we pray in gratitude for our mothers and for all the women who have joined with you in the wonder of bringing forth new life. Give them the strength to live and to be loved in return, not perfectly, but humanly. Give them the faithful support of husband, family and friends as they care for the physical and spiritual growth of their children. Give them joy and delight in their children to sustain them through the trials of motherhood. Most of all, give them the wisdom to turn to you for help when they need it most. Amen



Fresh Food Distribution @ St. Ann

Saturday May 8, 2021 

from 9am until done

  • enter by G Street and Exit by Park Ave
  • drive through and stay in your car

Everyone is invited to stop by to get the fresh food and spread the words to others

Thank you



Annual Catholic Appeal 2021

Each year at this time, Archbishop Etienne invites us to support the essential ministries and shared services of the Archdiocese through the Annual Catholic Appeal. The mission continues ---but the impact of the pandemic has created extraordinary circumstances for our parish and our regional church, the Archdiocese. Your participation is critical!

This year our parish share of the Appeal is $25,719. If we exceed this amount, all payments above our share will come back to the parish in the form of a rebate to be used for paving and stripping the parking lot. In this way, your donations not only help support the ministries of our church in Western Washington, but also our needs here at St. John of the Woods Parish

If you are not sure what to give, would you consider a gift of $365 ($1 per day)? Because of the current limitations on Mass attendance due to the pandemic, we have three simple ways to for you to donate:

Be assured of my gratitude for your gift – whatever the amount - and of my continuing prayers for you and your loved ones!

Fr. Tuan Nguyen, D.Min




Annual Catholic Appeal - Q&A

What is the Annual Catholic Appeal?
The Annual Catholic Appeal funds various ministries and services throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle. Through your generous giving, our 172 parishes & missions and 74 schools help to provide A Future Full of Hope for thousands of people throughout Western Washington.


How does the Annual Appeal differ from my parish stewardship giving?
Annual Catholic Appeal

  • Occurs in the Spring of each year
  • Archdiocesan campaign (Denominational)
  • Supports over 60 ministries and services throughout Western Washington
  • Pledge to the Archdiocese – May to April
  • Donations processed through Archdiocese

Parish Stewardship of Treasure

  • Occurs in the Fall of each year
  • Parish renewal (Congregational)
  • Provides parish ordinary income
  • Yearly pledge to the parish – January to December
  • Donations processed through the parish


What Ministries does my gift support?
There are 172 parishes and missions in the Archdiocese, serving 579,500 Catholics. Your gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal helps support more than 60 ministries and services.


Some of the ministries supported by your gift include:

♦ Pastoral Care & Outreach Ministries   ♦ Youth and Young Adults
♦ Catholic Faith Formation   ♦ Catholic Schools
♦ Family & Cultural Ministries   ♦ Catholic Community Services


How does my Parish benefit?

Parishes are direct recipients of the ministries and services supported by the Annual Catholic Appeal. In addition, any money received and exceeding the parish assigned goal is returned through a rebate to your parish to use for a stated project or as needed.


How much should I give to the Annual Appeal?
Please consider a contribution of 1% of your annual income to support the Archdiocese.

Last year’s average gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal was $385. Your donation will help provide the necessary services and ministry resources that can benefit all parishes.



Religious Education

  • First Reconciliation & Communion
    Sun May 16: Rehearsal @ 10:15am for First Communion
    Sat May 22: First Communion Mass @ 10am


  • Bible Study - Pondering Scripture
    You are invited to join a small group in reading and discussing and praying with the Sacred Scriptures to be used on each following Sunday.

    Our meetings 
    every Tuesday at 7:00pm will take place on zoom 
    for now. We expect to do this program until September, and you may join in anytime.

    For more information, please contact Nancy Baskett 253-224-2884 or Brenda Kelly 253-922-6569


  • RCIA Schedule
    May 10th: Our call to Holiness
    May 17th: Last day– Evangelization



Prayer List 

Judith Levesque, Linda Johnson, Kari Tinsely, Rita Pangelinan, Susan Kitaji, Courtney Kryder, Jennifer Akins, Natalie Vieria, Gordon & Nichole Chisholm III, Rod Stormshak, Helen Wilke, Carlos & Claudia Caballero, Wendy Hanchett, Joan Ellis, Connie Bender, Bill Miller, Evymae Sablan, Lucy Romo, Gary Wilke, Damian Roldon, Isaiah Williams, James Moe, Larry Anderson, Larry Luedke, Sara Romo, Dave Casey, Keith Browne, Dave Cantlin, Anne Gannon, Bob Smith, Robert Lumas, Anna Kaperick, Gloria Lucero, Dorothy Harris, Liam Chisholm, Carol Kalapus, Donna & Dick Severson, Evelyn Allen, Danny Sneed, Betty Polansky, Isaako Malo, Larry Rubida, Irene Simon, Victims of COVID-19.

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