Parish Weekly Newsletter | Sep 15, 2021

Bulletin - September 15, 2021
July / August 2021 - Subcommittees Updates

Pope Francis' Prayer to Mary for

Protection from Coronavirus 





Welcome back to Religious Education

St. John of the Woods Religious Education (CCD) begins this Sunday, September 19th from 10:30am to 11:20am

Let us pray for our children attending classes

O Lord, watch over our children as they come to prepare for sacraments. Open their minds to understanding what is being taught. Lift their hearts to learning more about you. And guide them to loving you more. Give their teachers the tools of the Holy Spirit to guide them when teaching a class. Amen


We are NOW taking registrations for Confirmation. Children ages 15 through 19 accepted.

Classes begin January 2, 2022 More details to come, registration forms are at the entrance of the church or on webpage: Click Here



Senior Lunch Box is coming back


The Senior Lunch Box is coming back on today Sep 15th at 11:30am in Hall.

In October they will resume as normal schedule 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.

This October Wednesday Oct 6th & Wednesday Oct 20th


Wide meeting on Ministries


We are inviting you to a general meeting on Ministries here at St. John of the Woods on Wednesday September 29, in Parish Hall, beginning at 7:00pm


We will divide into Ministry / Activities groups to welcome newcomers and old timers, answer questions, clarify the ministry, set a time for training if appropriate, arrange schedules, etc. The meeting will last about an hour.
Please invite anyone you know who would like to join in serving our church and broader community. Thank you again for your generosity that reflects the Lord's love and care.

Stewardship of Treasure

Weekly Offering

  • 9/5/21 55 envelopes total $4,795.50
  • 9/12/21 69 envelopes total $4,609.83

(These totals included online giving)

Thank you for your continued support for the parish.



New Bible Study

A new Bible Study will begin on September 28th.  The Book of Revelation will be studied over 11 weeks using study workbooks, video presentations and group discussions at each session. 



Meetings will take place on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm on zoom.  This is an Ascension Press program.  Cost of the study workbook is $29.95, with scholarship help available where needed.

Early registration is recommended. 

For more information or to register, please call Brenda Kelly at 253-922-6569.  Please join us!



Liturgical Calendar

Sep 19 - Sep 25

Wis 2:12, 17-20 / Jas 3:16—4:3 / Mk 9:30-37


20       Mon - St. Andrew Kim, Paul Chong and companions, martyrs  
          Ezr 1:1-6 / Lk 8:16-18

21      Tue - Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
           Eph 4:1-7, 11-13 / Mt 9:9-13

15      Wed - Weekday
          Ezr 9:5-9 / Lk 9:1-6


16      Thu - Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest
Hg 1:1-8 / Lk 9:7-9


17      Fri - Weekday
         Hg 2:1-9 / Lk 9:18-22

18      Sat - Weekday
Zec 2:5-9, 14-15a / Lk 9:43b-45               





Upcoming Events

  • Wed 9/15 - Senior Lunch Box
    11:30am - in Hall

  • Sun 9/19 - CCD & First Communion classes begin
    10:30am - 11:20am - Religious Education Building

  • Mon 9/20
    Regional RCIA class: 
    6:30pm - St. Ann school 
    Holy Hour: 7pm - 8pm - in Church

  • Tue 9/28 - New Bible Study Class
    7pm - 8pm - on Zoom 

  • Wed 9/29 - Wide meeting on ministries
    7pm - 8pm - in Hall



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.