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CHOIR DIRECTOR, KATHY HARRIS, MOVES TO OHIO

LAST MASSES AT SJTW HELD JUNE 5 AND 6

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Amid tears and smiles, Kathy Harris, choir director for the past fourteen years said 'goodbye' to parishioners at the weekend Masses.  It is a bittersweet time as she prepares to leave the parish where her children were born and baptized and where she used her powerful and operatically-trained voice to lead the choir at weekend Masses.  Though leaving is proving to be so sad for her and for us, we wish her well as she moves to Ohio, back to where her parents live, where her husband, Dustin, was relocated by the company where he works, and where her son, Logan, will attend the University of Akron starting in the fall.  They did not originally plan this set of circumstances, but that's the way the "dominoes fell", so God must be caring for all of us in this transition.

Fr. Ted is currently organizing another choir director, so music will continue to enhance our weekend liturgies.  

The Hispanic Community organized refreshments for everyone attending the 10:30 Mass.  And, thanks to parishioner donations given to Kathy over the past month, we were able to collect hundreds of dollars to assist Kathy and her family in the move.  They will be able to relocate without going into debt.  

TO REQUEST A FLORAL ALTAR BOUQUET

CONTACT JODIE ROSSI WELL AHEAD OF THE DATE YOU WANT. Our Flower Arranger, Jodie Rossi, will prepare a weekend altar bouquet for a loved one (living or deceased). You can commemorate a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or create a flower memorial. Suggested donation is $25 per weekend. Contact Jodie at 503-936-3434 or jodie@nickrossi.com.

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PENTECOST CELEBRATION, 2021

CELEBRATING OUR HERITAGE, HONORING ARMSTRONG SCHOLARDHIP WINNERS, AND CONFIRMATIONS

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On May 2 and 23, Pentecost Sunday, parishioners at all the Masses came wearing garb that represented their heritage.  From Nigeria to New Guinea, From Maui to Honduras, Lebanon to Poland, Lithuania to France, every inhabited continent on the globe was represented.  Here are some photos of the happy day when things were beginning to feel like we are finally emerging from this pandemic.  You could feel the joy and energy in the air.  A HUGE THANKS TO DEACON MIKE for organizing the cultural celebration.

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CANS AND BOTTLES FOR YOUTH GROUP

STILL COLLECTING DURING COVID-19

Our youth group is still collecting cans and bottles. Please use the blue bags provided in the narthex since they have our SJTW Youth Group bar code to assure all donations are credited to us.  You may drop off cans and bottles as you have done in the past:  either here in the narthex of the church, at the office or at a BottleDrop location .  Thank you for helping our youth gain these valuable spiritual, mental, physical, and educational experiences!  Call Terri x101 or email at sjtwadmin@comcast.net for questions.

CATHOLIC SENTINEL AVAILABLE ONLINE

PRINT COPIES ALSO IN NARTHEX

The Catholic Sentinel, like so many other organizations, is trying to cut down waste during this pandemic, so limited copies of the Sentinel will be available in the narthex or you can access the issues online in English: catholicsentinel.org and in Spanish: elcentinelacatolico.org . They also have them in Flipbook versions at: mysentinelnow.org (English) and elcentinelaahora.org (Spanish). 

POST A PRAYER ON THE GAPLINE

 Prayer Request:  Email to sjtw-gapline@hotmail.com to and request a prayer intention.You may also contact Liz Daily at gunndaily@yahoo.com