ST. PHILIP PARISH - WOODLAND > ST. JOSEPH PARISH - KALAMA MARCH 1, 2015 SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT 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. February 18/21 & 22, 2015 It is easy to visualize the angels and saints doing God’s will perfectly in heaven. St. Joseph Parish - $204.00/$449.00 9/13 Envelopes; 0/4 Loose checks 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 St. Philip Parish - $667.65/$2,764.24 doing God’s will here and now. Is it possible that Islamic terrorists are do21/47 Envelopes; 3/9 Loose checks ing God’s will? Most right thinking people would say—no. How do we confront this latest evil? MASS INTENTIONS One possible solution is to kill all of them. God loves them. Jesus died for Mar 2 - 6, 2015 them. 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. PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY & FRIENDS: 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 “The HEALING of FAMILIES” March 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2015 6:00 PM Mass; 6:30 - 8:00 PM Session in St. Philip Hall LENTEN RECONCILIATION SERVICE 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 ST. JOSEPH PARISH NEWS 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 located. PLEASE send news for the bulletin to Le’Nae at 673-2376 or [email protected] ST. JOSEPH FAITH FORMATION 2014-2015 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 ST. PHILIP PARISH NEWS 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. ST. PHILIP FAITH FORMATION 2014-2015 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 BI-PARISH NEWS 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! HUNGERING FOR A BOUNTIFUL EARTH 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 www.helpourmarriage.org. 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). CRS RICE BOWL Hunger is the world’s number one health risk. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.