The Most Holy Trinity - May 31, 2015 Dear Parishioners, This week we enter into the season of Ordinary Time and we celebrate this weekend the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. This celebration is a very important solemnity to begin Ordinary Time because it is exactly the Blessed Trinity whom we encounter every day in our ordinary lives. Our Catholic Faith teaches us that God is triune; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each of us is created in God’s image, what we call the imago Dei (image of God) which means that there is something of our triune God within each of us. Each of the Church’s sacraments are made possible through the presence of the Trinity. All Christian prayer makes present the Trinity; we pray to the Father, through the Son in the Holy Spirit. We also believe that God (the Trinity) is present in a mysterious way in our world around us and especially in nature. As Catholic Christians, every moment of every day is connected in some way to the Trinity and the great invitation of Ordinary Time is to discover and wake up to the reality of this great mystery present in our lives and in the world around us. The CCC teaches us that “The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them. It is the most fundamental and essential teaching in the ‘hierarchy of the truths of faith’.” (234) The belief in the Trinity is the central belief of our Catholic Faith and it is this belief upon which everything else about our faith rests, from the sacraments to our personal lives of faith and sanctification. In the Gospel for this weekend Jesus says to his disciples; “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit…” Jesus not only reveals the Trinity to his disciples but tells them to faithfully spread this central belief of the Christian Faith to all of the nations. We as well are called to spread our own faith in the Trinity through the way we joyfully live our Catholic Christian Faith. Queridos Parroquianos, Esta semana entramos en la temporada de Tiempo Ordinario y celebramos este fin de semana la Solemnidad de la Santísima Trinidad. Esta celebración es una solemnidad muy importante para comenzar tiempo ordinario porque es exactamente la Santísima Trinidad que nos encontramos cada día en nuestras vidas ordinarias. Nuestra Fe Católica nos enseña que Dios es Trino; Padre, Hijo y Espíritu Santo. Cada uno de nosotros es creado a imagen de Dios, lo que llamamos la imago Dei (imagen de Dios) que significa que hay algo de nuestro Dios Trino dentro de cada uno de nosotros. Cada uno de los sacramentos de la Iglesia han sido posibles por la presencia de la Trinidad. Toda la oración cristiana hace presente la Trinidad; roguemos al padre, a traves del Hijo en el Espíritu Santo. También creemos que Dios (la Trinidad) está presente de una manera misteriosa en nuestro mundo que nos rodea y, sobre todo en la naturaleza. Como Cristianos Católicos, cada momento de cada día está conectado de alguna manera a la Trinidad y la gran invitación del tiempo ordinario es descubrir y despertar a la realidad de este gran misterio presente en nuestras vidas y en el mundo que nos rodea. El Catecismo de la Iglesia nos enseña que "El misterio de la Santísima Trinidad es un misterio central de la fe cristiana y la vida. Es el misterio de Dios en sí mismo. Por lo tanto es la fuente de todos los misterios de la fe, la luz que los ilumina. Es la enseñanza más fundamental y esencial en la "jerarquía de las verdades de la fe.’" (234) la creencia en la Trinidad es la creencia central de nuestra Fe Católica y es esta creencia sobre la cual todo lo demás acerca de nuestra fe se basa, de los sacramentos a nuestra vida personal de la fe y la santificación. En el evangelio para este fin de semana Jesús dice a sus discípulos; ", Por lo tanto y haced discípulos a todas las Naciones, bautizándolos en el nombre del padre y del hijo y del Espíritu Santo..." Jesús no sólo revela la Trinidad a sus discípulos, pero les dice fielmente a difundir esta creencia central de la Fe a todas las naciones. También nosotros estamos llamados a difundir nuestra propia fe en la Trinidad a traves de la forma en que vivimos con alegría nuestra Fe Católica. In Christ/En Cristo, Fr. Christiansen Calendar June 1, 2015 - June 7, 2015 Monday, June 1 8:00 a.m. Mass - Robert B. White, RIP 7:00 p.m. BLD Praise, CH 7:00 p.m. Hispanic Commission, FSR 7:00 p.m. Missionary Choir, ESS Tuesday, June 2 8:00 a.m. Mass - Tim West , RIP 7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts, Gym 7:00 p.m. BLD/DCS, PO 7:00 p.m. Living Water, Cry Room Wednesday, June 3 9:00 a.m. Mass - Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd J. MacKenzie, RIP 9:30 a.m. Graduate Breakfast after 9:00 a.m. Mass, SH 7:00 p.m. Ladies Guild, FSR Eight Grade Graduation Ceremony, CH Reception following in the Marley Family Gym Thursday, June 4 8:00 a.m. Mass - Floyd Swift, RIP 6:00 p.m. BLD, FSR 7:00 p.m. Rosario para vocaciones, AC 7:00 p.m. Marriage prep, PO Friday, June 5 8:00 a.m. Mass - Peter Senger, RIP 6:30 p.m. Living Water, SH 7:00 p.m. PAAM Choir, FSR 7:00 p.m. Hispanic Bible Study, ESS 8:00 p.m. Grupo de oracion, Cry Room 9:00 p.m. Nocturnal Adoration, CH Saturday, June 6 9:00 a.m. BLD, FSR 12:30 p.m. Quinceaneras, CH 1:00 p.m. Boy Scouts Merit Badge Class, ESS Sunday, June 7 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Traditional Choir practice, FSR Hispanic Family Evangelization, Gym Traditional Choir practice, FSR Hispanic Bible Study Groups, Gym Filipino Leaders, FSR Spanish Choir, CH Alcoholics Anonymous, Gym Legend: CH: Church SH: Social Hall ESS: Room off Gym AC: Adoration Chapel FSR: Fireside Room Cry Room: Cry Room in Church PO: Parish Office We Need Your Help! Wanted! We are looking for volunteers with competent WordPress experience to help with the parish website. If you are a team player with good communication skills, and can work independently on your own computer, please email [email protected] or call the office (425) 775-7545. Please pray with us: “Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch or weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend your sick ones, O Lord Christ. Rest your weary ones. Bless your dying ones. Soothe your suffering ones. Pity your afflicted ones. Shield your joyous ones. And for all your love's sake. Amen.” St. Augustine, 354-430 C.E. Please offer your prayers for those who are ill and/or afflicted Dave Alin, Casey Alin, Evelyn Alin, Mina Amlag, Bill Ban, Maria Bobadilla, Jacques Bragg, Dave Brown, Simmie Brown, Sonja Brown,Monica Cline, Gordon Coffey, Ruth Cook, Steve Cook, Doug De los Angeles, Marie Demski, Zella Dow, Mark Dow, Devon Evans, Frank Evans, Joe Ferreira, Douglas Fiechtner, Antonia Fuller, Jobie Coulton-Gores, Frances Green, Jacque Groenig, Mark Hagenah, Mary Haukap, Meredith Huber, Bob Hutton, Lenore Hylton, Steve Jenkins, Beth & Scott Allen Jones, Peggy Jones, John Keyser, Clay Kolve, Matthew Kolve, Lorette Leonard, Paul Leonard, Aster Lim, Joe Littlejohn, Jeff Lofgren, Ann Mallo, Ralph McDonald, Brooke McGaughey, Ally McGaughey, Mary Lou Melchor, May P. Mendiola, Monina Michaelson, John Morlan, Joe Ng, Marie O’Keeffe, Gary Oliver, Brad Patty, Jim Petersen, Gene Posel, Meda Quisumbing, Alberto D. Ramos, Shirley Richter, Hazel Rickert, Margarehta Schalk, Charles Senger, Lita Shanahan, Bob Shay, Robert Spamani, Colin Springett, John Sullivan, Alberto Tcruz, Phyllis Van Haute, Tina Vitolo-Kester, Barbara Whalen, Mary Whalen, and Mary Zgodzinski We especially pray for the Lord’s mercy for all those who were previously on the prayer list and remain chronically ill; also for their families and those who take care of them. If you have recently become critically ill or injured and would like your name in the bulletin prayer list, please call the parish office or have an immediate family member make the call for you. Names will be removed after three months, or sooner at your request. We cannot publish anyone’s name without their knowledge and permission. You may request prayers for the soul of a recently deceased loved one. Please contact the parish office for information. You may request a weekday Mass for the intentions of a living person or for the repose of a soul. PERPETUAL ADORATION Everyone is welcome in the chapel, any hour of any day, to spend time in prayer and Adoration of the Lord. Dear St. Pius X Parishioners, Last month we made an appeal for commitments to Adoration. We are grateful to the 30+ people who responded. Because of you we can continue to have a chapel that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to pray and meditate with Our Lord in the Eucharist. We still have some hours that are difficult to fill because they don’t fit well with most schedules. The hours in need are: Tuesday, 3:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. Thursday, 11:00 p.m. & Midnight to 1:00 a.m. Friday, 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. to Noon We are also building a Substitute List. If you are interested in helping out on an occasional basis, please consider signing up as a Substitute and indicating what days/hours you are available. Subbing is not a hard and fast commitment – but your help with this will be most appreciated. Please call the parish office to leave a message for the Adoration Committee, (425) 775-7545. Thank you and God bless you! St. Vincent de Paul Wishes You a Happy Easter Season In the Gospel today, Jesus says, “Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.” Indeed, by helping the poor we can ‘bear much fruit’ and we find that with Jesus, we can do everything. Your gift to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will show that you are indeed the disciple of Jesus as it will bring your love to those who live in fear and doubt, loneliness and dread. Is there a family or someone you know who needs assistance? Please call the Society of St. Vincent de Paul so that together we can be a sign of God’s love to the suffering and poor. Please call (425) 355-3504 for more information. God bless you! Lazarus Day Center Your pre-made sandwiches are very much appreciated but if you’re unable to make them, donations of sandwich makings are also welcome. Any kind of canned food and breakfast cereal works well and is very much needed. Monetary donations help with purchasing food items. Men and women’s clothing are needed and the women’s clothing is exchanged with a women’s shelter. Please bring donations the first Friday of every month between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. The truck leaves promptly at 9:00 a.m. Thank you for your continued help and support! Next truck: Friday, June 5, 2015 Rachel’s Corner Hope and Healing After Abortion On average, there is a five to 10-year period of denial during which a woman who was traumatized by her abortion will repress her feelings. Come find release from your anguish and experience forgiveness and hope on a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat. Join us on the next Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat which will be held July 31-August 2, 2015 Call Valerie: 1-800-822-HOPE (4673) You are loved with an everlasting Love! Consider bringing a friend to Mass this summer … Total online giving for the month of April: $5,588.50 This amount includes 114 gifts for Sacrificial Giving, Holy Days, World Youth Day and School Endowment Donations. Financial Stewardship Year to Date Report for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015: Reporte Annual Weekend Collection: (May 23-24, 2015) Weekly Online Giving: Total Weekly Collection for May 23-24, 2015 $ 9,395.08 $ 1,689.00 $ 11,084.08 Actual YTD Giving: (7/1/2014 to 5/24/2015) $ 582,872.30 Budgeted YTD Goal: Over/Under Budgeted Goal YTD $ 505,250.00 $ 77,622.30 Online Giving: Go to our site: www.stpx.org/ parish & click the Online Giving logo. St. Pius X School News Check out our new website! www.stpxparish.com Living Water Prayer Group Monday, 6/1 8th Grade field trip to St. James Cathedral School Commission meeting, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 6/2 8th Grade Retreat Grades K & 7 to the Zoo1 Grade 6 to the Seattle Art Museum Wednesday, 6/3 8th Grade Graduation Day Friday, 6/5 Grade 5 Law Day field trip Kindergarten, ‘Doughnuts & Dads’ Saturday, 6/6 Golf Tournament International Dinner Thursday, 6/11 Kindergarten Graduation, 11:00 a.m. Friday, 6/12 Last day of school, 11:00 a.m. dismissal Report cards go home with students Graduates: The 2014-2015 graduates from St. Pius X School are Rebekah Dasalla-Good, David Fajarillo, Samantha Farmer, Daniel Ghebreyesus, Kaemon Hayatsu, Anabel Hilerio, Ramy Isaac, Brian Macedo, Alan Moor, Madison Sergent, Maika Truong and Nicolas Velasquez. Congratulations, All! Endowment Fund: Our parish has an endowment fund for our parish school. The purpose of it is to save money now, and use it to support the school in the future. We anticipate that at some point, the cost of operating our school will become more than the school parents and parish can bear. The endowment fund would then become available to provide financial assistance for school operating costs. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please contact the parish office at (425) 775-7545 or donate using the Endowment Envelope found in your pews or in the parish Narthex area. Thank you so much for your generous consideration. As always, thank you to all St. Pius X parents and parishioners who continually and faithfully come through for us by supporting our school fundraisers. We couldn’t do what we do without your help and continued advocacy. Where we put our treasure, there our hearts will be also. Matt 6:21 How we value our wealth and possessions is a reflection of our heart condition. It is not merely a question of how we use our wealth, but are we willing to share what God has placed within us for the building up of the Body of Christ. Poor stewardship can be hoarding it all as well as frivolous spending. The foundation of true biblical stewardship is about renewing our hearts and minds in union with God. The challenge is really about our attitudes regarding our treasure. A steward is a person who acts in another’s stead. The dictionary defines a steward as a person put in charge of the affairs of a large household or estate. The best steward knows the heart of the master and understands the intimate desires and how to best allocate resources. Everything done by the steward reflects the will of the master. As children of God, we no longer view stewardship as holding our own wealth that we merited and earned, but rather allocating the gifts of heaven. It is within the deep relationship with God that we truly discover the He will meet all of our needs and we are called to co-labor with Him in this world. "What kind of steward do you want to be?" Come to Living Water Prayer Group this Friday in the Social Hall at 6:30pm as we continue the Life in the Spirit Seminar. All are welcome! Are Pre-Baptismal Classes are Ongoing? Yes! Pre-baptismal classes are being held the first Monday of each month for registered parishioners except for the months of March and December. Parents, just bring the certificate of live birth for your child/children; and sponsors, bring a copy of your confirmation certificate to any of the classes. Interested in RCIA? Are you interested in the RCIA Program (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)? If so, keep your eyes open for an informational packet that will soon be available for you and your family. These packets will be distributed at Mass in the near future.
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