Parish Weekly Newsletter | Aug 12, 2021

Bulletin - August 15, 2021

Mass Schedule Change

Effective September 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 9:3am and 11:30am

Saturday has one Mass scheduled at St. Ann at 4:30pm.  In the winter, it is usually still light at this time. It is early, but allow family to return home and prepare dinner before it is late. Saturdays often have weddings, funerals, or special events so scheduled Masses should be limited.  

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.



Growing in Faith

August 2021 Issue

Where in the world is God?

  • There are times in our lives when God can seem distant or uninvolved. In the main article on page one, we use the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus to help readers see how God always walks with us, especially when we need Him most. Readers learn how to look for Him in daily life.
  • The past eighteen months of pandemic have left us stressed and impatient. Our main article on page two gives practical tips for showing as much patience to others as God shows to us.
  • From Scripture uses the last Sunday Gospel reading of the month (Mark 7:1-23) to reiterate that God wants our clean hearts more than He wants our clean hands. The key is to take steps to actually become holy, not just appear to be so.




Stewardship of Treasure

Weekly Offering


Contributions for Weekend of August 7 & 8:

$6,766 171 envelopes

Online Giving: $1,201.76

Thank you for your continued support to 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 30, 2021

Goal: $42,190

Pledge: $58,371

Gift Received: $50,957

Potential Rebate: $16,181


The rebate from ACA this year will be used for building fence around Church facilitiesThank you for your generosity


Your donation supports many ministries of the Archdiocese, one of those is the ministry of Catholic Schools throughout Western Washington, bringing the light of Christ to students and their families.




Altar Server Recruitment

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to serve at the altar of the Lord?

Ever wanted a closer look at what it’s all about?

The altar servers invite you to join our team!

We are seeking boys and girls—and adults– who have had their first Communion and who would like to become more involved by serving at Mass. All you have to do is show up with enthusiasm and a heart that is ready to participate in the sacred liturgy in a new way.

We invite you to sign up to be  Altar Servers for Saturday Mass at 4:30pm and Sunday Mass at 9:45am.

The training dates are: Sunday, Aug. 8th at 10:45am And Sunday, Aug. 15th at 10:45am

Please register with Thom Ryng at





Other Highlights

  • CCD & First Communion 

    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


  • RCIA Registration
    We are accepting registration now. Class will begin September 13th at St. Ann School
    For anyone from 16 and up who is:
    1) Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith
    2) Would like to be Baptized Catholic or confirmed
    3) A lapsed Catholic
    4) Anyone wanting a refresher.
    Contact LB Gilmer at (928) 446-9045



    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


  • Cornerstone Catholic Conference

    Register today! Cornerstone Catholic Conference - Sat., Oct. 30

    Bishops’ Panel

    - Archbishop Paul D. Etienne – Care for God’s Creation

    - Bishop Joseph J. Tyson – Forming Disciples for Life and Justice

    - Bishop Thomas A. Daly – Education and Catholic Schools

    - Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, MSpS – DACA and Immigration in WA State


    There is no fee to register, so register today to access the Conference!

    Hosted and sponsored by the Catholic Bishops of WA State and the WA State Catholic Conference


  • Delta Variant & Masking (Guidance from Archdiocese of Seattle, Vol 2. No. 12, published July 29, 2021)
    The Delta variant, which is highly transmissible, is now widespread across the United States and has quadrupled the case count this month alone. Reports acknowledge that even people who have been vaccinated may still transmit the virus and be infected by this Delta variant. Because of this, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated is masking guidance, recommending that everyone wear masks in indoor public spaces – even if they’ve been vaccinated.
    Due to the risks of the Delta variant and our desire to protect our children and the vulnerable in our communities, we are recommending mask wearing during indoor Mass celebrations. Please note that all altar servers must wear a mask.
    While we will not turn away people who refuse to wear a mask, we should encourage them to do so. Please offer them a mask and encourage them to wear one to not only protect themselves but everyone in the parish community.
    Given the rise in cases, it is also a good time to remind people of the safety basics:
    • Do not come to Mass if you are feeling ill.
    • Do not come if you have a temperature.
    • Wash your hands frequently.
    • Avoid "close contact" with people outside your family, which is 15 minutes of face-to-face contact within 6 feet of an infected person.
    • Wear a mask.


Prayer List

Muriel Bate, Olivia Davis, Kathleen Genge, Wayne Haverkorn, Nancy Jones, Jackie Lane, Terry Mathern, Doris McGuire, Wesley McMakin, Helen Murray, Neagle Family, Donald Orris, Olivia Ripka, Bernadette Robinson, Rayanne Richardson, Valerie & Jerry Rochefort, Milla Schlatter, Eldon & Marge Weber, Joan & Woody Woodring, Virginia Wooten

We pray for all servicemen and servicewomen and their families.

We pray for all those around the world suffering from the coronavirus.

If anointing of the sick please call Sr. Anna at 253-592-2455.