this week bulletin.

Pastor’s Letter
Dear Parishioners,
We are entering Holy Week, which commence with the celebration of Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday.
We thank the liturgical ministers within our regional parishes for taking time to prepare for the celebration
of Holy Week. We have the retreat with the Elects and Candidates for Full Communion this Saturday.
We thank the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adult) and RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation of Chil
dren) core team and all the Priests for being there for them. It is a joy for us to be with the Elects and Candidates on their journey of Faith. We thank you for your support and prayers for them.
We thank you for taking time to be at the retreat last week with your groups. We had many different retreats for many different
ministries and organizations within our parishes. It is a prayerful time for us to take some time from our busy lives to be with
each other for prayers and to listen to the speakers to deepen our Faith.
We invite you to bring the Rice Bowl box back to the parish, so we can send it to the Ministry of the Poor. Your work of charity is important for the Lenten Season. The Rice Bowl campaign also supports the local program like St. Vincent De Paul and
other ministries of the parish (we have to send in an application to obtain a grant to be able to offer this service). We thank you
for being charitable and for supporting those who are poor among us.
You may have already seen the beautiful Meditation Garden at St. John of the Woods Parish. It is so beautiful and we thank
the committee who worked on it and we thank supporters from St. John of the Woods Parish. We have asked the teacher from
the religious education program to explain to the students so they can understand the importance of the garden. It is a garden
where they can come to pray and to meditate and is not a playground for them to play in. We are working on building a new
building at Sacred Heart’s Church. We have completed the demolition project and we are in the process of having the parish
leadership meet with the architecture to design the new building and to work with the Fund Raising Committee, and we will
need to present this project to the Property and Financial Committee of the Archdiocese for approval of a loan and other steps
of the project that we need to go through. We thank the parish leadership and many of you who are involved with the planning
at Sacred Heart’s Church. We are also working on the project of installing the rectory’s windows at St. Ann’s Catholic
Church. This project will take a lot of time, because each window needs to be manufactured according to its own measurements before we can install it.
Our Churches’ buildings are aging and needs a lot of care. We ask you when you use our Church’s building to take care of
them as you would your own home and if you are able to make some contribution to assist with the maintenance of them,
please assist us. We are very happy to witness our regional parishes able to host many different activities and bringing more
people into our Faith Community. We cordially invite you to participate in the Holy Week celebration. We have posted the
time for the services at each Church so you are able to join us. We will join with the Archdiocese of Seattle to celebrate the
Vigil Service and welcome more than 700 new members who will join us at the Easter Vigil.
We congratulate Eugene Otis from St. John of the Woods’ Church who received an award in Washington D.C. for his service
in WWII. We are very thankful to God and to Eugene for his service to our country. We thank you for your support of the
Crab Feast at St. John of the Woods’ Church last Saturday.
It was a wonderful and prayerful celebration for Chrism Mass at St. James’ Cathedral last Wednesday night. We gathered
around the Archbishop for this Mass, so we can renew our promise to the Church (our role as a priest), to pray with the
Archbishop and to witness him bless the different oils for us to use throughout the year. The Oil of Chrism is for anointing the
Priest on his ordination and to anoint the altar of the Church on the dedication of the Church. This Oil is used for the Sacrament of Baptism. The Oil for the Catechumen and Exorcism is to anoint those who are in the process of the preparation of the
sacraments. The Oil of the Sick is used for anointing the sick for healing. These oils will be presented at the beginning of our
Holy Thursday celebration.
There are many things we have been called to do to assist our parishes. You are cordially invited to join the parish leadership
team. We are in need of more new members on the Pastoral, Financial, Commissions, Committees, and Groups in different
ministries of the parish. Your assistance is important to our parish’s ministry. We met with the youth group’s leadership at St.
Ann’s Church to plan for the Youth Mass.
We thank you for your participation in the 24 hours of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on March 13th and 14th. We thank
Louis who organized this event for us. We congratulate all the students who received the Sacrament of First Reconciliation
during these Forty Days of Lent.
The Holy Week celebration is very important for our Faith. You are cordially invited to join us at the Easter Vigil and Easter
Sunday Masses to welcome all the new members who have joined our parishes. Please keep the liturgical ministers in your
prayers for this week. May the Lord continue to bless upon you and your family!
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Our website:
Tuan Nguyen, D. Min., Pastor
Please remember your parish in your Will.
Community Center
Emergency Contact Sr. Mary: (253) 592-2455
Fr. Tuan Nguyen D. Min., Pastor (253) 882-9943 [email protected]
Fr. J. Carlos Saenz, Parochial Vicar (253) 279-4158 [email protected]
Fr. Laga Paulo Olaaiga, Parochial Vicar (206) 375-9539 [email protected]
Fr. Joseph Dang Vu, In Residence (360) 213-5553 [email protected]
Para información
en Español
vea las páginas 8-9
CONFESSIONS: on weekends before each scheduled mass or by appointment
CONFIRMATION: Fr. Laga Paulo Olaaiga (206) 375-9539 or [email protected]
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION and BAPTISM: Sr. Theresa Nguyen (253) 592-2541; [email protected]
BULLETIN EDITOR & CONTACTS: Sr. Theresa Nguyen - (253) 592-2541 or [email protected]
ACCOUNTANT: Anna Nichols (360) 789-1896 [email protected]
MAINTENANCE: Don McMakin (253) 590-6824 [email protected]
OUTREACH/ HOME BOUND MINISTRY: Sr. Mary Van Vu (253) 592-2455 - [email protected]
MARRIAGE PREP/ANNULMENTS: Deacon Mike Teskey (253) 474-6559
WEDDINGS: Fr. Tuan Nguyen —Arrangement should be made with the Pastor at least 6 months in advance.
RCIA (Rite Christian Initiation for Adults)
Journey of Conversion in Mind, Heart & Spirit.
RCIA/RCIC is the process by which people
Holy Week Schedule
Holy Thursday (Apr. 2nd)
Classes at 6:30PM at the School building.
Sacred heart (Eng.)
Saturday, March 28th: RCIA/RCIC retreat from 9AM
to 1:00PM at St. John of the Woods. Godparents need
St. JOW:
to be there.9:00 AM. We gather in Church
become members of the Roman Catholic Church.
9:15 AM
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
11:45 AM
12:45 PM
Sacraments of Initiation Symbols
1:15 PM
Closing prayer and dismissal.
Saturday, April 4th: Rehearsal at 9:00 A.M in Church.
Easter Vigil: Baptism at 8:00 P.M at St. Ann.
St. Ann
6:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Good Friday (Apr. 3rd)
St. Ann
(Eng.) 6:00 p.m.
(Viet) 8:00 p.m
Sacred Heart (Eng.) 5:00 p.m
(Spa.) 7:00 p.m.
St. JOW:
7:00 p.m
Stations of the Cross 3:00 pm
Religious Education
We are slowly drawing to the end of our
year, but we still have the month of April
and a little in May.
Our First Communion students have made
their First Confession.
Now we are getting ready for First Communion which will be held on
Saturday, April 25th for St. Ann’s and Sunday, April 26th at St. John
of the Woods.
St. John of the Woods
Sunday, March 29th: Banners making for First Communion
April 5th: Easter Break
April 12th: Classes resume
Easter Vigil (Apr. 4th)
St. Ann: 8:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil-Regional
Sacred Heart: 11:00p.m.
Easter Vigil (Spanish)
St. John of the Woods 8:00
p.m Easter Vigil
Baptism Preparation Class in April, 2015
Class will be offered for parents and godparents who have new
born babies and children under 7 years old.
Class on Saturday, April 11th from 10:00am -12:00 noon at
St. Ann’s Library. Please call Sr. Theresa at 592-2541.
St. Ann
April 1st: Stations of the Cross
April 8th: Easter Break
April: 15th: Due date for 1st Communion to hand in banners
Regional Center
Our Treasured Tradition . . .
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
(In Church Only)
The Alleluia by Barbara & Clarence Leingang
8:30am - 7:00pm Thursdays
5pm - 7pm Tuesdays Divine Mercy & Mass (Samoan Comm.)
7:00pm Fridays Mass (Vietnamese Language)
During Lent there are three changes in the Church Liturgies from
the rest of the Liturgical year. No Gloria is sung or said during
Mass, the vestments are purple, and there is no Alleluia before the
Gospel acclamation. The word Alleluia comes from the Hebrew
language and means “praise God or Yahweh.” It is a term of Joy
and references the joy of the Angels singing around the throne of
God in Heaven. Using the Alleluia during Mass is a way of participating with the Angels as they worship God. We are also reminded that the Kingdom of God is already established on earth
in the form of the Church. During Lent we are on a spiritual journey as we await the coming of the Kingdom. When Easter
comes, the Alleluia is sung three times with great joy. The GIRM
(General Instruction of the Roman Missal) does not prescribe a
substitute for the Alleluia before the Gospel during the season of
Lent. However, the Graduale Romanum which is the official
Liturgy book contains all chants proper to the Mass. The Graduale allows or permits another psalm or tract to be used during
Lent. The most familiar one comes from Philippians 1:11
“Glory and Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.” Even though the
Alleluia is omitted during Lent, we are encouraged to say it during our “own time.”
Reference: The Catholic Answers, About Catholicism
10:00am - Noon Wednesdays
7:00-9:00pm - Mondays
9:00AM-6:30PM Every Thursday
8:30am - Noon Every first Friday
Mass Schedule for April at Nursing Homes
Nursing Home
Wednesday 1st
11:00 am
Gibson House
Thursday 9th
9:00 am
Friday 10th
10:30 am
Heart Wood
Thursday 16th
10:00 am
King’s Manor
Supper for our Priests
Is Your Marriage Everything it was Meant to be?
Priests would like to say thank you to those who
have been making meals for them every Thursday. The
number of priests are four. They would appreciate your care and generosity. If you are interested, please call Sr. Theresa (253) 592-2541.
Meals could be bought around 3:30-4pm to the St. Ann’s Rectory.
Thank you for participate in the CRS Rice Bowl.
We invite you to bring the Rice Bowl box back to
the parish, so we can send it to the Ministry of the
Poor. Your work of charity is important for the
Lenten Season. The Rice Bowl campaign also supports the local program like St. Vincent De Paul and other ministries of the parish (we
have to send in an application to obtain a grant to be able to offer this
service). We thank you for being charitable and for supporting those
who are poor among us.
Support Your Parish With Online Donations
Make online Donations with a credit card or debit card.
There are 3 ways to enroll online donations
through ParishPay:
 Online: go to and click the “Start Giving”.
 Phone: 1. 866-727-4741 or 866-PARISH-1.
 Call parish office, we are glad to assist you.
Parishioner Benefits
* Set up your contributions & change them any time at any location
* No need to write checks
* Select credit card or checking account for contributions
* Account & contribution information encrypted and stored securely
* Contributions are scheduled for your convenience
Take some time to reflect on your marriage this Lenten season. If
you feel a sense of sadness or disillusionment, you are not alone.
Register on April 24-26, 2015 call 206-706-2608 or visit our
website at
Sacrament of Confirmation
We meet on Sunday from 6:00 –8:00 PM at the
school building
March 29th: Confirmed in the Church;
March 5th: Easter break
Class will resume on March 12th
A mandatory Retreat on the weekend of May 2-3rd, 2015.
Every Wednesday
Adult Catechism Classes St. Ann Parish
Wednesdays at 6:30pm to 7:25 at Milner Center-Library
This is your opportunity to turn to Christ and learn more about
your Catholic Faith and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
For more information contact Monty at (253) 304-4473
You are invited by the Sisters of St. Francis to an
Open House at their Home
To Celebrate The Year of Consecrated Life
Sunday, April 12th, 2015
Join us at: 6602 South Alaska Street, Tacoma, WA.
9:00 Eucharist
10:00 Refreshments
10:30 Presentations by the sisters and companions
Tours and volunteer opportunities
11:45 Conclusiion
RSVP by April 10th to:[email protected] or call 253-474-9803
Regional Center
We congratulate Eugene Otis from St. John
of the Woods’ Church who received an
award in Washington D.C. for his service
in WWII. We are very thankful to God and
to Eugene for his service to our country.
Reconciliation will be available from 6pm–7pm
every Friday during Lent at St. Ann and SJOW.
During Lent, confessions are before and after each
Mass through out the regional parishes.
Daily Mass:
 Monday and Friday 8 AM at Sacred Heart
 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m at St. Ann
 Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 a.m at SJOW
Weekend confessions: Saturday at 4:00 pm (St. Ann); 4:30 pm at
SJOW. Please let the priest know you wish to go to confession before or after Mass.
At Sacred Heart: during office hours only: Tuesday to Friday.
You may have already seen the beautiful
Meditation Garden at St. John of the Woods
Parish. It is so beautiful and we thank the
committee who worked on it and we thank
supporters from St. John of the Woods Parish.
We have planted 15 arborvide trees and 5
leyland cypress trees which were donated by parishioner. Several
large rocks have been placed. We are hoping for good weather for
the outdoor Stations on Good Friday so we can celebrate in our new
garden with its beautiful Cross. Thank you to all the people who
helped to get our garden this far in such a short time.
St. Ann Parish
The next SA Vision 2017 LRP Leadership team meeting
is scheduled for Saturday, April 11th at 10am in the St
Ann Parish Library. Bring your completed ministry report
with you to this important gathering. If you are unable to attend,
please have a ministry team member attend in your absence. Debbie
Blum (253) 848-5786
March 19th, the Feast of St. Joseph, the
Sons of Joseph Group at St. Ann’s
celebrated their Patron Day.
We congratulate you and thank you for
all you do for the parish and thank you
for making a good example for your
family by devoting yourself to St.
Joseph with the Lord’s work.
SJOW Parish
The next SJOW Vision 2017 LRP Leadership team meeting is
scheduled for Tuesday, April 14th at 6:30pm in the SJOW Parish
Library. Bring your completed ministry report with you to this important meeting. If you are unable to attend, please have a ministry
team member attend in your absence. Debbie Blum (253) 848-5786
Prayer of the Faithful ~ March 22, 2015
Parish staff, parish leaders of different ministries and those who lead
catechists, you are invited to participate in the Celebration of Ministry Day sponsored by the Archdiocese.
For those near the end of their lives:may they be strengthened by
God’s love and grace,and supported in their final days;We pray
to the Lord:Respect Life40 DAYS FOR LIFE delivers HUGE
news! Since the first coordinated 40 Days for Life campaign in
2007, we have now received cumulative reports of 10,000 babies
who are alive today because their mothers rejected abortion and
chose life! 10,000!!! To God be the glory ... great things He has
done! Watch this beautiful two-minute video to see many of the
children who have been saved by the grace of God ... and through
your prayers and efforts:
video-10000-lives-saved/ Help save the next 10,000 babies! Come out today to pray on this last day (Sunday, March 29
until 4 PM) of this 40 Days for Life in at a peaceful vigil outside
Cedar River (abortion) Clinic: 1401-A Martin Luther King Jr
Way, Tacoma, WA 98405.
Pentecost: A Celebration of Ministry - May 1, 2015
9:30 am Gathering & Opening Prayer
10:30 Keynote
11:30 Lunch
1:00 pm Breakout sessions
2:30 Mass at St. James Cathedral
A bus able to comfortably transport 55 passengers
is being made available to members of our Deanery. It will depart
from and return to Visitation Parish. In order to assure that everyone has a seat we need your name. Please call the office to let us
know by April 15th. For more details please see website:
Question: "What is Palm Sunday?"
Answer: Palm Sunday is the day we remember the "triumphal entry" of Jesus into Jerusalem, exactly one week
before His resurrection (Matthew 21:1-11). Some 450-500 years earlier, the Prophet Zechariah had prophesied,
"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is
just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9). Matthew
21:7-9 records the fulfillment of that prophecy: "They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them,
and set Him on them. And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them
on the road. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: ‘Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He
who comes in the name of the LORD!’ Hosanna in the highest!’” This event took place on the Sunday before Jesus' crucifixion.
Read more:
(253) 472-1360 Fax (253) 475-6335
Parish Secretary: Carmen Lozano Ext. 100
Pastoral Assist., Vietnamese Contact: Sr. Theresa (253) 592-2541
Samoan Contact: Filipo Faleono 253-229-6279
Pastoral Council: Cathy Bunger (253) 472-6355
Liturgy Ministry: Emma Caintic (253) 752-4378
Finance Council: Bob Richardson (253) 922-2412
St. Vincent DePaul: Richard McMakin (253) 468-9841
Mission Statement: We, parishioners of St Ann Parish, are a Catholic faith community in the south end of Tacoma who
proclaim the Gospels and embrace our many cultures and the gifts we share. We come together as one faith community to
celebrate the Eucharist and the Sacraments. We are grateful to those who built this place of worship with faith, sacrifice and
sanctified it with their many years of devotion. We remain focused on our Roman Catholic traditions and promote an
environment of hope, where all can grow into the likeness of Christ.
Holy Week Schedule
Holy Week
Loving God, I am just
beginning to realize how
much you love me.
Your son, Jesus was humble and obedient.
He fulfilled your will for him by becoming
human and suffering with us.
I ask you for the desire to become more
humble so that my own life might also bear
witness to you.
I want to use the small sufferings I have in
this world to give you glory.
Please, Lord, guide my mind with your
truth. Strengthen my life by the example of
Jesus. Help me to be with Jesus in this
week as he demonstrates again his total love
for me. He died so that I would no longer
be separated from you. Help me to feel how
close you are and to live in union with you.
Happy Birthday!
Mary Cooper will be celebrating
her 98th birthday on Monday, March
30th. Mary has been a parish member
of St Ann's for over 45 years .
Many Blessings Mary, from
St. Ann Parish.
Tuesday and Wednesday
before and after daily Mass.
No Confessions on Holy Saturday.
Holy Thursday
No 8 a.m. Mass
6:00 p.m. English and 8:00 p.m. Vietnamese
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after
Mass in the School Building until midnight.
Good Friday
3:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
6:00 p.m. English and 8:00 p.m. Vietnamese
Easter Mass Schedule
Saturday Easter Vigil Mass 8:00 p.m.
Sunday Easter Mass 9:30 a.m.—Vietnamese Mass 4:00 p.m.
Holy Week
You are invited to bring bells to the Holy Thursday, Easter Vigil
and Easter Sunday Celebrations to ring during the singing of
the “Gloria”.
Easter Vigil
Everyone is invited to bring water to be blessed at the Easter
Vigil Celebration.
For all those around the world who are ill, especially those in
our parish:
Yvonne Boukal
Bob Bockman Sr.
Janet Curtright
Charlotte DiStefano Joshua Gallagher
Kathleen Genge
Ed Glass
George Harmon Jr.
Ernest Haywood
Virginia Haywood
Doug Herzog
Jackie Lane
Michelle Lane
Samantha Lawrence Donna Majeres
Terry Mathern
Wesley McMakin
Neagle Fam.
Susitina Nielsen
John Nolte
Anthony Palomo
Dale Philips
Bob Richardson
Thad Richardson
Valerie Rochefort
Jerry Rochefort
Charles Salle
Georgia Williams
Virginia Wooten
Alisa Wooten
Joan Woodring
We pray for all servicemen and women and for
their families.
Snoqualmie Casino
Come join the Seniors at the Snoqualmie Casino for a day of enjoyment on the 23rd of April, May 14, and June 11.
For more information call Rita at 537-2977.
Report from St. Vincent De Paul
Beginning Balance:
4-Other SVDP
5-Other Income
Total Income:
Closing Balance:
Thank you for your continued
The SVDP Team.
This week in our Parish
March 29th, 2015—Palm Sunday
Monday: No A.m. Mass
6:00 p.m. Samoan Choir-School
6:30 p.m. RCIA-School
Tuesday: 8: a.m. Mass
5:00 p.m. Divine Mercy/Church
6:00 p.m. Mass-Samoan
7:00 p.m. Samoan Comm.-Hall
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. Mass
6:00 p.m. Samoan Choir—School
6:00 p.m. Finance Council-M.C.
6:30 p.m. CCD-School Building
6:30 p.m. Adult Faith Formation/M
7:00 p.m. Parish Council MTG-M.C.
Holy Thursday: No 8 a.m. Mass
6:00 p.m. Holy Thursday Service
8:00 p.m. Holy Thursday Service- Vietnamese
Adoration after Mass –School BLDG
Good Friday
Parish Office closed
3:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
5:15 p.m. Stations of the Cross/Samoan
6 :00 p.m. Mass
8:00 p.m. Vietnamese Mass
Holy Saturday
No Confessions
10:00 a.m. Samoan Youth-Old Chapel
8:00 p.m. Regional Easter Vigil Mass
Easter Sunday:
9:30 a. m. —Mass
Coffee & Donuts after Mass/Hall
Vietnamese Community
11:00 a.m. School
1:00 p.m. Youth Group –School Bldg.
1:30 p.m. TNTT Youth-M.C/Old Chapel
4:00 p.m. Mass
Stewardship In Our Parish
Weekend of : March 22nd: $4,904
Annual Appeal
Thank You!
Parish Bake Sale
Weekend of May 2nd & 3rd. We’d appreciate donations of
Home-baked goodies, also home made jams and jellies; we ask
that you think of family favorites, your specialty item, Ethnic
favorites or whatever would include; cakes, cookies, breads, candies, rolls etc.
For information please call Kathy at 253-861-0799.
Parish Secretary: Susan Teskey
(253) 537-8551 Fax (253) 537-0459
Pastoral Assistant: Sr. Theresa (253) 592-2541 (Tuesday & Friday)
Parish Pastoral Council: James Hardesty (253) 539-5952
Liturgy Ministry: Joan O’Shea (253) 531-5159
Finance Council :Doug Franklin (253) 922-3847
Lazarus Commission: Natalie Vieira (253) 537-4877
Facilities Council: Richard Severson (253) 531-6006
Music Ministry: Nancy Burkholder (253) 537-9283
Bible for Adults: Brenda Kelly (253) 922-6569
Stewardship Commission: Tom & Marge Berntsen (253) 840-2088
Youth ministry: Jacob Hayden (253) 537-8551 or [email protected]
Mission Statement: St. John of the Woods is a rural Catholic community centered in Jesus Christ, growing in faith and sharing the Word of God through the Eucharist and our Sacraments. We are a welcoming parish of active, involved people of all
ages and cultures, serving families and recognizing the gifts that each person brings.
Weekly Calendar
March 29, 2015
Palm Sunday
Prayers for our Sick
Ann Gannon
Alice Doidge
Brandon Clarno
Larry Tally
June Dye
Esther Wilder
Theresa Riendeau
Steven Borris
Isaiah Williams
Dan & Susan Kitaji
Jan Gratzer
Hilde Salzburn
Wanda Swanson
MaryAnn Straling
Beckett Eells
Robert Taitano
Richard Coleman
Lil Copeland
Joe Penry
MONDAY March 30:
Bible Study—1pm
Blessed Sacrament
TUESDAY March 31:
Hall Rental—10am-2pm
Mass 9:30am
Bible Study—7pm
Mass 9:30am
Senior Lunch—11:30am
MASS 7:00pm
In Military Service:
SPC-Sean Gilson
Cody Matheason
Stations of the Cross—3:00pm
Parish Easter Hunt—10:30am
Easter Vigil—8:00pm
Mass 8:00am & 11:00 am
Coffee hour after 8am/11am
Hall Rental 1pm –10pm
begins Good Friday
April 3,2015
at 5:00pm—6:30pm
Continues Every Night
Until Saturday
April 11, 2015 also
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
The Finance Council needs your
Are you looking for a place to share your
time and talent?
The Finance Council maybe the place for
you and we need you! We meet, the 4th
Wednesday of each month September
through November and January through
June. Our meetings are 1 hour.
If you are interested, please contact
Susan in the office at 253-537-8551 or
Gaye Dolan at 253-531-7458
May Crowning Practice
We will be having practice for
the May crowning on
Saturdays April 18, April 25,
and May 2 in the church at
11am to 12pm.
Please get permission slip
from CCD teacher for your parents to
allow you to participate .May Crowning;
Holy Thursday
Mass 7pm
Good Friday
Stations of the Cross
3pmService 7pm
Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil 8pm
Easter Sunday
Masses 8am & 11am
During Lent, Confessions are every Friday 6pm to 7pm, on
Saturdays at 4:30pm and before or after daily Masses on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays.
Stewardship Corner
Have you seen the “Ground Breaking” for our new Meditation Garden? The
work began about a month ago with pouring of cement for a base of the cross
and planting of five Leyland Cypress trees. The Cross is now in place with
gravel and rocks placed around the base. The construction of the Meditation
Garden is coming along nicely after the delay in getting approval. Just this
past week 12 arborvitae trees were planted. Eventually, the trees will provide
privacy and quiet for those who wish to use the garden for meditation.
Many thanks to the men who constructed the cross and did marvelous work. Also for donating
the rock at the base of the cross and the larger rocks that will grace the entrance of the garden.
Thankfully the cross is now in place for Good Friday outside Station of the Cross. The cross is
located under the trees behind the parish rectory/ office. There are many more things to be done
for the Medication Garden. This will be an ongoing project and the parishioners involved with
this project would appreciate the support of our parish to help this garden along the way to completion with ideas and financial assistance. Funds can be donated by placing them in an envelope
mark it “Meditation Garden” and put it in the collection at Mass.
To share your ideas contact: Pat Kowalchuk or Jan Rogers. We would like to acknowledge a
donation that was received anonymously, and thank you so much for your generous gift.
Please take a moment of your time to see for yourself how beautifully the Meditation Garden is
coming along!
Stewardship Commission
March 22,2015
117 envelopes
$5,406.00 + $357.66=
Altar Server Corner
Cincture is RED
Palm Sunday—Procession
Mar 28th & Apr 1st
5:30pm: Tracy & Steve
8:00am: Eduardo, Alendra, Vanessa, Reveka,
Gary & Kirby
11:00am: Kala, Kyla, Michael, Nae’Ana, Ryan
& Jayde
Thank you for answering
God’s call to service.
Thank you, Joan O’Shea
Questions or can’t make it, contact me at
253-531-5159 or
[email protected]
e-mail: [email protected]
Tel. (253) 472-7738 Fax (253) 475-0071
PASTOR / PARROCO...............……….......................Ext. 103 Fr. Tuan V. Nguyen
PAROCHIAL VICAR / VICARIO PARROQUIA..............Ext. 107 Fr. Juan Carlos Saenz
PARISH SECRETARY / SECRETARIA...……...............Ext. 100 Luz M. Paredes
Lazarus Ministry …………... …………..253 - 474 - 2414 Chuck Ross
St. Vincent De Paul …………………….. 253 - 474 - 7195 Claudia K. Ehreth
We are a people of God unified in his love. As Roman Catholic Community, we are faithful to Jesus’ teachings and our Sacred Catholic
Tradition. Our devotion to the Lord comes from the Liturgy, the Sacraments and multiethnic people who embrace our community and welcome all newcomers. We foster the unique expressions of each culture and honor the gifts they bring. Through our commitment to Christ’s
Commandments, we provide an environment that will foster spiritual growth and reflect Jesus’ love for all in our community .
OPEN HOUSE on Sunday April 12the Sisters of St. Francis invite you
to an OPEN HOUSE at their home
at 6602 S. Alaska St., Tacoma,
98408. from 9:00-11:45AM beginning with Eucharist to celebrate the
Year of Consecrated Life. There
will be presentations and refreshments. Location 6602 S. Alaska St.
Tacoma WA 98404 RSVP to:
[email protected] or call 253-4749803 by April 10th.
Parish calendar
Pilgrimage to see Pope Francis at the
World Meeting of Families
Pope Francis is coming to the United
States in September! The Archdiocese
of Seattle is organizing a pilgrimage to
the World Meeting of Families (WMF)
in Philadelphia. Held every three years,
the World Meeting of Families is the
world's largest Catholic gathering of
families. The WMF 2015, "Love is Our
Mission," includes the Congress (Sept.
22-25) and weekend events including a
Mass with Pope Francis (Sept. 26-27).
The Congress has two tracks:
The Adult Congress offers inspiring speakers such as
Fr. Robert Barron, Carl Anderson,
Professor Helen Alvaré,
Dr. Scott Hahn,
Damon Owens, and
Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla
(daughter of St. Gianna Beretta
The Youth Congress (ages 6-17)
is an interactive program where
young people can build, create,
play, listen, serve, and embrace the
mission of love that brings families
fully alive. Daycare will also be
As an added bonus, the pilgrimage features a Mass and dinner with
Archbishop Sartain in Philadelphia.
For complete information on how to
register for this exciting pilgrimage,
Rosary 30 minutes before Mass
Monday, March 30
8:00 am Mass
Tuesday, March 31
Choir Practice
The altar society is
7:00 pm
Meeting April 13, 2015
Thursday April 2nd
at 12:00 Noon staring with rosary 5:00 pm Mass
Every one is welcome!
Friday April 3rd
5:00 pm Mass
Sunday, April 5th
10:00 am Mass
11am Coffee Hour
Reconciliation held
after each Mass
We will have Easter celebration for homebound of
Sacred Heart parish on
April 11 at 12:00 noon. We
Stewardship in Our
would like to invite you
Parish For :
come join us.
March 15th 2015
All parishioners that are
$ 4,837.00
homebound are invited to
Thank you for your generosity!
attend a Easter celebration
On Saturday, April 11th at
12:00 noon
in parish hall at Sacred
Please RSVP before April 6th
to Sr.Mary 253 5922455 or Mrs.
Dixie 253 229 9940
would like you to come!
Mass Intentions
Onosai Aulava, Ruth Bones,
Billy Bones, Josie Bigler
Chris Bilyeu, Louis Castrilli,
Katherine Carson, Rosario
Delgadillo, Juana Freeman, Ben
Freudenstein, Ernesto Fuentes,
JoAnn Garner, Alice Ginther,
Claire M. Hickey, Diene Holby,
Helen Horak, Joshua Horak,
Brenda Hurtado, Lois Jensen,
Pam Knoll, Veronica Maltatti,
Dianne Martin, Janet Miller,
JoAnn Paul, Sharon Penhale,
Ashley Remigton, Theresa
Rotter, Sherry Simpson, Evelyn
Stankevich, Robert Stets,
Pray for those in need of
prayer, all the sick and homebound members of our faith
For our military:
All men and women in Iraq and
other parts of the world and
their families.
Answering phone
calls Tuesday, Wednesday, and
from 10:00 to 11:00 am only
Call at: 253 - 472 - 7738 ext.
Offering only
food vouchers and Utility
29 DE MARZO DE 2015
Queridos Feligreses:
Estamos entrando en la celebración de la Semana Santa, Iniciando con el Domingo de Ramos; agradezco a los ministros litúrgicos de las tres parroquias por
ofrecer el tiempo en toda la preparación de esta semana Santa. El pasado sábado tendremos el retiro de los candidatos para recibir sus sacramentos, agradezco al de Iniciación Cristiana para adultos y niños y a sus maestros por toda la ayuda que les dan. Es un gozo para nosotros el poder ser parte de este
maravilloso proceso de Jornada de Fe, gracias también por ponerlos en sus oraciones.
Les invito una vez más a participar en las Misas de Semana Santa, hemos puesto los diferentes horarios de las tres parroquias en el boletín, también nos
unimos con la Arquidiócesis de Seattle a la celebración de la vigilia pascual a recibir más de 700 miembros nuevos que estarán en la vigilia pascual
Hemos tenido diferentes retiros en estos días, en nuestra vida muy ocupada es un llamado para nosotros de detenernos por unos momentos y escuchar el
llamado profundo de nuestra fe y hacer un espacio a la oración.
Probablemente alguno de ustedes ya han visto el jardín de meditación en San Juan del Bosque, si no lo ha hecho los invito a que se den una vueltecita para
que se den cuenta.
Se ha completado la demolición del edificio de la escuela y estamos en el proceso de reunirnos con el arquitecto y el grupo líder de este proyecto para el
diseño del nuevo edificio para presentarlo al comité financiero de la Arquidiócesis de Seattle y esperar la aprobación del préstamo y otros procesos que hay
que seguir. Agradezco al comité de recaudación de fondos y a otros que han aportado su granito de arena por toda la ayuda que nos han brindado a la parroquia. Por otro lado nuestros edificios es tan envejeciendo y necesitan de algunas reparaciones y ponerles más atención con respecto al mantenimiento por
eso les pido mucho de su ayuda.
La Misa Crismal en La Catedral de St. James el Miércoles pasado fue maravillosa experiencia de oración nos reunimos alrededor del altar con el Señor
Arzobispo para celebrar la Santa Misa, y así renovamos nuestros votos con la Iglesia, oramos con el Arzobispo y fuimos testigos de la bendición de los
diferentes aceites que usamos durante todo el año. El aceite de Crisma es para ungir a los sacerdotes en su ordenación y bendecir el altar en el día de la
dedicación a la Iglesia. El aceite de los catecúmenos y exorcismo es para ungir a los que se preparan para recibir los sacramentos, como para los bautismos.
El aceite de los enfermos es usado para ungir a los enfermos. Estos aceites se presentaran el jueves Santo
Agradezco por su participación en las 24 horas de adoración al Santísimo Sacramento el pasado 13-14 de Marzo.
Hay muchas formas en las que somos llamados a servir en nuestra Iglesia, por eso les invito a participar en los diferentes ministerios y grupos que ya tenemos en nuestra parroquia, necesitamos más miembros en el consejo pastoral como en el consejo financiero, y en los diferentes comisiones, tu ayuda es muy
La Semana Santa es muy importante en nuestra fe, les invito nuevamente a participar en las diferentes Misas durante la semana y en la vigilia pascual, y
Domingo de Resurrección dar la bienvenida a los nuevos miembros que se unen a nuestra comunidad de fe. Por favor pongan en sus oraciones a todos los
ministros de liturgia, y que nuestro Señor continúe bendiciéndoles como también a sus familias.
Atentamente de ustedes en Cristo,
Atentamente de Ustedes,
Fr. Tuan Nguyen, D. Min
Jueves 7:00PM
Sábado 7:00PM
8am y 12 medio dia
Nuestro Diezmo
15 de Marzo 2015
$ 4, 837.00
Por su
invita a rezar el
Rosario todos los
Lecturas Dominicales
Is 50: 4-7; Flp 2: 6-11;
Mc 14: 1-15, 47
Lunes 30 de Marzo
Is 42: 1-7; Jn 12: 1-11
Martes 31 de Marzo
Is 49: 1-6; Jn 13: 21-33.36-38
Miércoles 1 de Abril
Is 50: 4-9; Mt 26: 14-25
Jueves 2 de Abril
Ex 12; 1-8.11-14; 1Co 11: 23-26;
Jn 13: 1-15
Viernes 3 de Abril
Is 52: 13-53, 12; Hb 4: 1416;5,7-9; Jn 18:1-9.42
Sábado 4 de Abril
Gn 1:1-2; Gn 22: 1-18 Ex14: 15;
Is 54: 5-14;Is 55: 1-11; Ez 36: 16
-28; Rm 6: 3-11; Mc 16: 1-7
En Inglés:
10 :00 am
Lunes y Viernes 8:00AM
No necesita
Hacer cita
llame ala
oficina y
pregunte por
el Padre
6:00 PM
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Tienen materiales religiosos
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* CD’s yDvd
 Renta de películas
Puede contactarles:
De lunes a viernes
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1:00 a 4:00 pm
Al (253)– 472-7738 ext 109 o
celular: (253)304-6738
* 30 de Marzo al 2 de abril –Misión de Semana
Santa- Los Misioneros Servidores de la Palabra
invitan a la comunidad de Sagrado Corazón a
participar en una mission de apostolado para salvar
* 3 de Abril–Obra de Vía Cruz CrucisLos Misioneros Servidores de la Palabra
Quisieran presentar a ustedes la obra de La Pasión de
Cristo. Interpretando.
El sufrimiento que Jesús tuvo que padecer para Salvarnos.
Para llevar a cabo estos proyectos se necesitan unas
cosas y pedimos su ayuda. Necesitamos luces de
centro de atención para la obra de Vía Crucis y un
burro de verdad para el domingo de ramos. Gracias.
* 5 de Abril – Retiro Pascua Juvenil- Los Misioneros
quisieran invitar a la juventud de
Sagrado Corazón a una noche de gozo y alegría ya
que nuestro Señor ha resucitado.
Para más información puede contactarnos al:
Celular (253) 304-6738
Oficina (253) 472-7738 ext.109
Coordinadora de Liturgia/Español
Herlinda Martin
 Coordinador de Catequesis
María Esther Morales
Coordinadora de procesos de
Gloria Gómez en la Extensión 105
Deje mensaje y su número de teléfono. en la
oficina de la parroquia
 coordinador de Bautismos:
Salvador Delgadillo
 Coordinador de
Manuel Morales
 Coordinador de
Brenda Heredia
 Pastoral Juvenil
Luis Garcia
Jueves Santo es el dia en que se
regresan las cajitas de la taza de
Gracias por su ayuda y por contribuir llevando un plato de comida al mas necesitado.
Clases de confirmaciones para jovenes
En el Salon Parroquial
Sabados de 1:00 pm
Clases de evangelizacion para padres y
Padrinos en el templo
Clases de confirmacion y 1a comunion
para adultos
Miercoles 7:00 pm
Clases del programa de RICA
Miercoles 7:00 pm
Sabados 1:00 pm comedor de oficina
Grupo de Oracion
El Buen Pastor en el Templo
Viernes 6:30—9:00 pm
Catequesis - Sabados
salon parroquial
8:00 am - 12:00 md
10:30 am a 12:30
Clases Pre-Bautismales
25 de Abril de 1 - 5 pm
Solo para los que traen comprobante.
Pase antes a la oficina.
Ofrece estampillas para comida y ayuda con
parte de pagos de la luz a las familias que
vivan en los alrededores de la parroquia.