Weekly Bulletin - St. Philip Catholic Church

MARCH 1, 2015
Father Jerry
Thy Will Be Done on Earth as it is in Heaven
St. Philip Altar Society President:
Melanie Walsh - 263-3068
Knights of Columbus Grand Knight:
Mike McInnes - 887-2850
Legion of Mary President:
Agnes Heidland - 225-8972
There are a few things we know as true. God created humanity and saw
that it was very good. Jesus died for all people. God wants all people to
Thank you for your Stewardship of Treasure:
live good lives and to be with Him in heaven eternally.
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It is easy to visualize the angels and saints doing God’s will perfectly in
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I would imagine that we have a sense of what the world would be like if
God’s will were done here. I would imagine that you think we are far from
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ing God’s will? Most right thinking people would say—no. How do we
confront this latest evil?
One possible solution is to kill all of them. God loves them. Jesus died for
Mar 2 - 6, 2015
Mar 2- Mon-(K-9AM) Joshua Renner
Another possible solution is to try to reason with them. How do you reaMar 3- Tues-(6PM) Calvin Ripp
Mar 4- Wed-(9AM) Patty Bluhm
son with someone who is unreasonable?
Mar 5- Thur-(9AM) Fr. John dePaemelaere, OFM †
A fanciful solution suggested by our government is to give all of them a
Mar 6- Fri-(9AM) Rosemary Bosch
job. Many terrorists are educated well-off individuals. They don’t want a
job. They want to kill anyone who does not see the world as they do.
As you can see, from a faith perspective, there are no good political,
Gerry Alexander - Mark Andersen
earthly solutions to the problem of Islamic terrorists. We need to pray for
Rich Blanchette - Shane Boehle
Aaron Bosch - Rosemary Bosch
the situation asking –What would Jesus do? There are no easy solutions
Pam Chapman - Nora Engel
but maybe with God’s grace the terrorists can put down their arms and use
Petey Fleischmann - Maria Grace
Glen Keksi - Pat Kenny - Sue Kinnunen
their energy to make better their societies.
FRIDAYS OF LENT 2015 ~ February 20 - March 27
9:00 AM - Mass at St. Philip Church, Woodland
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Adoration, St. Philip Church, Woodland
12:00 Noon - Stations of the Cross, St. Joseph Church, Kalama
5:05 PM - Stations of the Cross, St. Philip Church, Woodland
5:30 PM - Soup Supper, St. Philip Church O’Shea Hall, Woodland
TUESDAYS OF LENT 2015 ~ St. Philip Church
March 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2015
6:00 PM Mass; 6:30 - 8:00 PM Session in St. Philip Hall
Monday, March 2, 9:30 AM at ST. JOSEPH CHURCH, KALAMA
Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 PM at ST. PHILIP CHURCH, WOODLAND
Pastoral Patterns ~ March 1, 2015 ~ 2nd Sunday of Lent
Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 -The sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith.
Psalm 116 - “I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.”
Romans 8:31b-34 - God did not spare his own Son.
Mark 9:2-10 -This is my beloved Son.
Even though God spared Abraham’s son, Isaac, God’s own Son, Jesus, was not spared, but rather
was handed over for the benefit of us all. Yet already today’s Gospel gives us a hint of the resurrection to come. As we listen to these readings, let us take time to ponder what “rising from the dead”
means in our own lives..
Question of the week: Where will my “leaving the mountain” with Jesus take me this week? What
form will my self-sacrificing service and unconditional love take?
Mary Jo Kutch - Linda Lemas - Eileen Lewis
Ashley Luttrell - Ann & Dal McKay
Faith McMahon - Marvin Newman
AJ Patnode - Char Patnode
Edward Quintrell, III - Vickie St. John
John Schurman - Sheldon Somers
Cheryl Stadtfeld - Marie Sullivan
Pat Sweyer - Ivana Tarabochia
)Permission is required from the individual prior to
adding their name to the prayer list or Mass Intentions.
)To add or remove yours or a loved one’s name from
this list please call the office at 360-225-8308.
)This list will be updated annually.
Introduction to the Liturgy of the Day
Every year on the second Sunday of
Lent we hear the story of Jesus'
transfiguration from one of the
Gospels. With our Lenten journey so
briefly under way, we may need the
encouragement of what lies ahead that
the Transfiguration story gives us.
As Jesus was transfigured and
ultimately triumphant over death, so
may our prayer today be that we too
will be transformed.
Pastoral Patterns ~ March 1, 2015
MARDI GRAS was enjoyed by many parishioners and friends.
Thanks to all who helped make this years Mardi Gras a success and
to all who attended this gala event.
PARISH Pastoral Council will meet Monday, March 2nd at 6pm in
the Parish Hall.
PLEASE familiarize yourself with the location of the AED Machine in the Annex Room as well as where Fire extinguishers are
PLEASE send news for the bulletin to Le’Nae at 673-2376 or
[email protected]
St. Joseph Parish Hall
Elementary Class ~ Wednesdays 3:00-4:30 pm
March 4, 11 & 18
Middle School/High School ~ Sundays 6:30-8:00 pm
March 1, 8, 15 & 22
PLEASE JOIN us on Friday, March 6 for Mass, Adoration and
Stations of the Cross followed by the Soup Supper. A sign up sheet
for hosting the Soup Supper on March 13 & 27 is in the vestibule.
Please volunteer as a group or with a friend to host a Soup Supper.
Just 2 Lenten Fridays left to fill.
PARISH Pastoral Council members are needed—If interested,
please speak with John Fraenzl-360-225-6494 or call the office360-225-8308
THE 2015 SCHEDULES for coffee/donut hosts and Church
cleaners are posted. Please sign up for these ministries of
Stewardship. Thank you to everyone that has signed up!
CANNED GOODS and non-perishable items are needed by the
Woodland Action Center. You may bring your donation to Mass or
drop off in the office. Thank you for your generosity.
Elementary Classes: K - 6th grade ~Class time: 10:45-11:45 am
March 1, 8, 15, & 22
Questions: Joy Haasl
Youth Group: 7-12th grades ~ Class time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
March 4, 11, 18 & 25
Questions: Brian McKernan or Juliann McCarthy
PLEASE join us on Fridays of Lent for Mass, Adoration, Stations
of the Cross and Soup Suppers at St. Philip Parish, Woodland.
COPIES of “A Lenten Pilgrimage: Journeying with Jesus.” the
booklet, written by the Archbishop, is available in the vestibule.
ARE YOU being called to the ministry of Liturgy Coordinator?
Training is available. Please see Fr. Jerry for more information.
A WOMEN’S Lenten Retreat,The Power of Prayer, will be held
on Saturday, March 14, 9 am to 4 pm, at St. Joseph Catholic
Church, 400 S. Andresen Rd. Vancouver, WA. Tickets
$10/Breakfast and Lunch included. Registration deadline is Sat,
March 7th. Please register online at www.stjoevan.org/
womenslenten-retreat/. Questions? Call 360-696-4407
Lenten Prayer ~ God of all people, We offer you our Lenten
journey. May we learn to walk as one human family, remembering
in a special way those who are poorest and most in need. Bless our
prayers, our fasting and our Lenten gifts. Through these actions,
we show our love for your Son, Jesus, and answer your call to love
one another. Amen.
http://www.crsricebowl.org/what-is-lent/ Great videos!
This week CRS Rice Bowl takes us to the coffee highlands of Nicaragua, where we’re called to protect both
the goodness of creation and the livelihoods of struggling families.
How will this week’s fast remind us of the sacredness of God’s creation and our duty to protect it? You will find more prayer, educational and family resources available online at crsricebowl.org and
on the CRS Rice Bowl App.
Remember, your Lenten sacrifices CHANGE lives.
Lenten Reconciliation Service:
Mon, March 2, 9:30 am at St. Joseph Church, Kalama;
Tues, March 3, 6:30 pm at St. Philip Church, Woodland.
The Spring 40 Days for Life Campaign began on Ash Wednesday
and will go to Sunday March 29, 2015. The Closing Ceremony is
scheduled for Sunday March 29, 2015 at noon at NE 116th Ave in front
of the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, 11516 SE Mill Plain Suite
2E, Vancouver. Please plan to join for at least 1 hour one day a week
to help save babies. The 40 Days for Life campaigns are a Peaceful,
Prayerful, and Presence outside the abortion clinics.
By the grace of God, since its launch in 2007, the 40 Days Campaigns
have had 650,000 volunteers operating in 559 cities in 27 nations with
3,336 local campaigns and 9,699 lives saved, 107 abortion workers
have quit and 60 abortion clinics have closed. Please prayerfully consider being a part of this lifesaving movement. For more information,
please contact Ed Rush at 360-773-5515, 360-576-1724 or email me at
[email protected]
RACHEL’S CORNER...Hope and Healing After Abortion
“The retreat has been a life-changing and spiritual awakening for me. I feel that
any woman who has had an abortion should come to Rachel’s Vineyard™ to
experience healing and forgiveness.” Testimony after a Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat
Give us a call and join us on a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat.™
March 6-8, 2015; May 29-31, 2015. Call Valerie: 1-800-822-HOPE (4673) You
are loved with an everlasting Love! Project Rachel is a program of Catholic
Community Services.
A LIFELINE for Marriage – Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive
way. For confidential information please call 1-503-225-9191 or visit
RCIA Classes - Interested in becoming a Catholic or to know more
about the Catholic faith? Call Len & Mary Jo Kutch-at (360)673-4812.
†††††††††Official Guidelines for Lent and Easter 2015††††††††††
Regulations for Fast and Abstinence
Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, and Good Friday, April 3, 2015, are
days of fast and abstinence. Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence. Fasting is to be observed by all eighteen years of age and older,
who have not yet celebrated their sixtieth birthday. On a fast day one
full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength,
may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should
not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted,
but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed. Abstinence is
observed by all fourteen years of age and older. On days of abstinence
no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be
seriously affected, the law does not oblige. When in doubt concerning
fast and abstinence, the parish priest should be consulted. Fasting,
almsgiving, and prayer are the three traditional disciplines of Lent.
The faithful and catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for Baptism or of renewal of Baptism at Easter.
(Code of Canon Law, 1249‐1252).
Hunger is the world’s number one health risk. It kills more people
every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.