News & Events
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
JULY 13-17, 2020
Vacation Bible School is still on for the week of July 13-17, but will look a little different this year. We will be offering Vacation Bible School virtually in response to the Coronavirus. Each day, we will email out Bible stories and lessons, music videos, craft videos, and game suggestions. Each student will also be provided with a kit of supplies needed for crafts.
Our theme for the year is FOCUS! The daily themes are FOCUS on what you can see; You can HEAR from God; You can TALK with others about what you believe; You can PRAY anytime, anywhere, about anything; and You can LIVE for God by loving others. Registration is now open for students age 3-12. DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM HERE.
Registration forms can be dropped off at the parish office or emailed to email@example.com. While we are not requiring registration fees this year, please let us know if you would like to sponsor our program. Donations of craft supplies like construction paper, glue, pipe cleaners, stickers, and beads are also greatly appreciated. Please contact Sarah Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
FATHER TED'S RECOVERY
UPDATE JULY 10, 2020
Father Ted is back to his regular Mass schedule for weekdays and weekends. He is still recovering, but is able to accomplish much of his normal routine, thanks to all of your prayers and good wishes.
NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR JULY 11/12 MASSES
Updated July 10, 2020
To register for an ENGLISH Mass, email Terri at email@example.com, or text/call at 503-730-8281.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR MASKS, KEEP 3 TO 6 FEET FROM OTHERS, AND SIT AT ONE OF THE LETTERS POSTED ON THE PEW-BACKS IN THE CHURCH.
The obligation to attend Sunday or Saturday Vigil Mass is still not required during this time of COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone in the "high risk" categories is encouraged to stay at home.
ENGLISH MASS TIMES ARE:
- WEEKENDS (Pre-registration required) 4:00pm, 6:00pm SATURDAYS and 8:30 and 10:30am SUNDAYS;
- WEEKDAYS (Register at the door) 7:00am MONDAY, 6:00PM TUESDAY, 8:00am WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY and 9:00am SATURDAY, IN LATIN.
SPANISH MASS IS: 1:00PM SUNDAYS
ZOMI MASS IS: 3:30PM SUNDAYS
You must have a "confirmed reservation" from Terri Fessler Boris to attend the Saturday Vigil or Sunday Morning English Masses, from Carmen Velazques to attend Spanish Mass, and from Francis Kham to attend Zomi Mass.
Give the names and phone numbers of all who will attend, as well as your first and second choice for date and time to attend. (Each family member gets one registration slot. i.e., if there are four family members you get four spaces on the list and in the church. You will know your registrations are valid when Terri, Carmen, or Francis have CONFIRMED via text, email, or voice.)
PRECAUTIONS Please review before attending your reserved Mass.
- Please wear a mask to Mass.
- Each Mass is limited to 25 people, including Father Ted.
- Please arrive 15 minutes before Mass.
- Contributions accepted in the box located near the baptismal font. There will be no basket passed around.
- The Quieting Room is closed but the bathroom is available
- All missals, etc. have been removed from the pews but you may bring your own.
- The bulletin will continue to be distributed online and a limited number of the printed version will be available in the narthex.
WEARING A MASK PROTECTS OTHERS. PLEASE WEAR A MASK TO MASS.
SIGN UP FOR FLOCK NOTE
Our parish has the ability to send notes to you to help with your spiritual health. We can send you excellent spiritual, scripture, and seasonal inspirations from Bishop Robert Barron during these times when we cannot attend Mass. Click Here to sign up if you don't already have Flock Note or Log in if you are already receiving our notes.
MISAS LIMITADAS PARA COMENZAR DE NUEVO EN SJTW
9 Y 10 DE MAYO, 5:00 pm VIGILIA DE SÁBADO EN INGLÉS, 8:30 am y 10:30 am MISA EN INGLÉS y 1:00 pm MISA EN ESPAÑOL. TAMBIÉN LOS DÍAS DE LA SEMANA: lunes, 7am; Martes 6pm; Miércoles a viernes, 8am; Sábado, 9 a.m. (en latín)
De acuerdo con el decreto del Arzobispo Sample, Saint Joseph the Worker ofrecerá Misas públicas de capacidad limitada a partir de las 5:00 PM - 9 de mayo de 2020. Debe tener una "reserva confirmada" de Terri Fessler Boris para asistir a Misa.
Para registrarse para una Misa en INGLÉS, envíe un correo electrónico a Terri a firstname.lastname@example.org, o envíe un mensaje de texto / llame al 503-730-8281. Para registrarse para una misa en ESPAÑOL, envíe un correo electrónico a Carmen a email@example.com o llámela o envíele un mensaje de texto al 503-939-5395.
Dé los nombres de todos los miembros de la familia que asisten, así como su primera y segunda opción para la FECHA y HORA para asistir. (Cada miembro de la familia tiene un espacio de inscripción. Es decir, si hay cuatro miembros de la familia, se le darán cuatro espacios en la lista y en la iglesia, si hay espacio disponible. Las inscripciones solo son válidas cuando Terri o Carmen han CONFIRMADO por mensaje de texto, correo electrónico o voz.)
- Por favor use una máscara para misa
- Cada misa está limitada a 25 personas, incluido el padre Ted.
- Solo se admitirán personas que hayan confirmado sus registros.
- Podemos asistir a una misa de fin de semana por mes (para comenzar, evaluaremos a medida que pase el tiempo)
- Podemos asistir a dos misas de lunes a viernes por semana (así como a una misa de fin de semana por mes)
- Llegue 15 minutos antes de la misa. (Las puertas estarán cerradas para que nadie pueda entrar una vez que comience la misa).
- Las contribuciones de la colecta dominical serán aceptadas en una canasta que estará en la entrada de la iglesia (no se pasa ninguna canasta)
- La sala de silencio estará cerrada, pero el baño estará disponible.
- Todos los misales, etc. se eliminarán de los bancos, puede traer su propio
CANS AND BOTTLES FOR YOUTH GROUP
STILL COLLECTING DURING COVID-19
Our youth group is still collecting cans and bottles. Using the blue bags makes it easy: just take them to a BottleDrop location near you and they will automatically assign the funds to us. If you don't have a blue bag, you may call the office to leave a message and Terri will be sure Janet gets it so you can set up a time to drop them off at the church.
HOW TO CONTRIBUTE FINANCIALLY DURING THIS PANDEMIC
We understand that many of you may not be receiving a pay check during this time, so please don't feel pressured to give if you cannot. However, if you can, it will help us pay our bills also. We will be making weekly deposits of all contributions.
You may find it easier to sign up for online giving on our Web Site, or through your bank, so you don't have to worry about writing a check or gathering cash. To sign up for online giving through our web site, click GIVE here, or at the top of this page.
You can also drop your envelope off at the parish office, placing it in the mail slot to the right of the office door, or you can mail your contribution directly to us at 2310 SE 148th Ave, Portland, OR 97233.
We sincerely thank you for remembering us, if you can. All of you are in our prayers!
SJTW COMMUNITY GARDENS FLOURISH DURING PANDEMIC
Posted July 1, 2020
Wearing masks and watching their "social distance," parishioners who rented community garden plots in SJTW's "backyard" are planting, watering, and weeding seedlings, encouraging them into lush growth. Some of the vegetables and herbs will be used in their own homes while others are being grown specifically to feed the hungry through St. Vincent de Paul.
Here are some photos to enjoy.
Lucia Vung Khan Lun tends to spicy herbs which she'll use to flavor soups and other dishes.
Thomas En Cin Mang weeds around crops he's planted.
Becky Fletcher surveys a crop of sunflowers. Becky organizes the garden and assists in growing crops for St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.
Kathy Martin assists with the plots designated as food for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.
TIME ON YOUR HANDS? START WORKING ON SJTW BAZAAR PROJECTS!
We hope you are all doing well during this shelter in place time. We wanted to get our registration forms out to you for this year’s Bazaar (anticipating that some of you might be working on your items during this time you are required to be at home). We can’t wait to see what you are creating!
The attached registration form has all of the details, your contact person this year will be Susan Johnson, her information is below this article and also on the attached form.
Wishing you and your families all good health during this time.
Susan Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
STAYING CONNECTED: SJTW BULLETIN EMAILED
WWW.PARISHESONLINE.COM SENDS BULLETIN TO REGISTERED PARISHIONERS WITH EMAIL ADDRESSES
Please check your inboxes for the latest issue of our bulletin. It will be from LPi (Literary Press, inc.). In these days of social isolation, we are sending you this weekly newsletter electronically as one way we can stay connected. Even though parish events and organizations are not meeting, the bulletin will include a letter from Father Ted, information on what else is happening in our archdiocese, and any updates that may support you spiritually as we battle the effects of COVID-19.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding spiritual or church matters, please email Terri at email@example.com. She will do her best to address them or direct them to the appropriate person.
ATTENDING MASS WHILE AT HOME
COPING WITH COVID-19, CORONAVIRUS, PRECAUTIONS
During this challenging time of limited social interaction, we would like to invite you to watch the Mass with Archbishop Sample which he will LIVESTREAM EACH SUNDAY AT 11:00AM FROM THE CATHEDRAL. The Mass is in English.
You can find it by going to: https://www.facebook.com/archdpdx/.
You can also view weekend and daily mass on EWTN at https://www.ewtn.com/.
Father Ted will continue to bring anointings and communion only to those who are seriously ill, in an effort to minimize the possibility of "accidental" transmission. If you are not able to attend one of the limited-space Masses during the week or on a weekend, we suggest that you make a spiritual communion by reverently reciting the following prayer (especially during the time of communion in the Mass broadcast). This prayer can also be found on the archdiocesan web site.
MAKING A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
At times when you cannot receive Holy Communion, this prayer can supply spiritual connection with Our Lord, and bring comfort to your soul.
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
ADORATION SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO CORNOAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS
When the "Stay-at-Home" order is lifted, we will once again have Adoration times available for you to sit in the quiet presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Please call Fr. Ted at 503-761-8710 x101 to sign up for a time.