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FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

August 15th 2018 - HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION

Tuesday Vigil Mass  6:00 pm  Wednesday Morning - 8:00 am  Wednesday Evening - 5:30 pm

Adoration will be closed on Weds. at 5:00 pm and restart at 7:00 pm

Praying before the statue of St. Joseph

  Img 2272A Catholic kneels or stands before a statue to pray, this doesn’t mean he’s praying to the statue. 

    A person may kneel with a Bible in his hand, but no one thinks he’s praying to a book. Statues and other images are used to recall to the mind the person or thing depicted. Just as it’s easier to remember one’s family by looking at a photograph, so it’s easier to remember the lives of the saints (and thus be edified by them) by looking at representations of the saints.
The Lord commanded the Ark, which held the tablets of the Law, to be topped with statues of two cherubim. The statues were to be made of gold, and the wings of the cherubim were to be held over the Ark, as though protecting it, Exocus 25.

Mass with Archbishop Sample, Bishop Thang, and Rev. Ted Prentice July 22nd

The Catholic Sentinel has an article about the Mass for Myanmar Refugees Aug 3rd edition

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       It was a special occasion, celebrating with drums, dance, song, and a meal in honor of the visiting Bishop from Myanmar Felix Lian Khen Thang and our Archbishop Sample. 

SAVE THE DATES

Ministry Fair - Sept 15-16 After all the Masses Weekend Questions - Contact Claire Clow 503-761-8710 ext. 104

Parish Picnic - Sept 23 After the 10:30am Mass  - Contact Claire Clow 503-761-8710 ext. 104 

Fall Bazaar and Craft/Bake Sale - Nov. 16-17  Friday 6pm to 9pm and Saturday 9:30am to 4pm Contact: Michelle Craver mcraver@revman.com or 503-381-2950

POST A PRAYER ON THE GAPLINE

 Prayer Request:  Email to sjtw-gapline@hotmail.com. and request a prayer intention.You may also contact Deacon Mike Caldwell, 503-761-8710 x105

ADORATION - IS JESUS CALLING YOU?

We are always in need of people to spend an hour with Jesus.

Available times from Weds. 9:00 am through Thurs. 10:00 pm.  

Please consider committing to 1 holy hour a week. For signups and the code; contact  Claire at the parish office, 503-761-8710 x 104,  cell 503-804-0980 or email claireclowstjosephtheworker@gmail.com

Adoration The Eucharist is:  Jesus truly present - Body, Blood, Soul, And Divinity!

Comments from people who started Adoration; "I never want to be without this experience again.", "This has changed my life", "If only people would try one hour, they'd flock to this chapel and to Jesus.", "I am so thankful we have this at our church."

MEMORIAL BRICKS

Bricks to beautify our landscaping and to create memories

The Knights of Columbus are offering you the opportunity to add a brick to one of four locations within our new landscaping.  The bricks can be printed with your name, the name of a loved one (living or deceased), with an event you want commemorated, or with an inspirational message of your choice.  

Brick

The bricks will beautify four locations within our grounds:
  • Under the St. Joseph statue located in the alcove to the right of the main church doors
  • Under the American Flag located on the south end of the church/school building
  • In the walking path through Mary's Prayer Garden (visible through the bank of windows in the sanctuary)
  • In the wall that will border the Prayer Garden

For more information, or to order your brick, ...

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL DONATIONS

Starting July 1, all checks for St. Vincent de Paul must be made out directly to St. Vincent de Paul.  We have new envelopes for St. Vincent de Paul to help facilitate this change.  All funds collected at St. Joseph the Worker stay in our local chapter of St. Vincent de Paul.

FURNITURE PROGRAM

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday, Noon to 2:00 pm.

See Helping Hands Ministry for further information.

Deacon Larry Loumena Offers Series on The Wild Goose from FORMED

Starts Tuesday, June 26th at 8:45 am or 6:45 pm

No need to register, just come!  For more information, contact Deacon Larry at 503-761-8710 x106 or lloumena@archdpdx.org

Wild Goose Series Flyer

To view flyer close up, click HERE

The Fr. John Amsberry Social Hall Rental Policy and Fees

Updated Fees and Policies Available

If you are considering the rental of  the remodeled Fr. John Amsberry Social Hall, you can contact the parish office for the new fee schedule and rental guidelines created by our parish Finance and Pastoral Councils.  

503-761-8710 x101 

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Vacation Bible School - Shipwrecked and Rescued By Jesus

June 25th - 29th

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Youth and adults enjoying games, crafts, snacks, and learning all about how Jesus saves.

Armstrong Scholarship Dinner a Success

From David Mastroieni:

I am very grateful for all of the supporters and volunteers who made this year's fundraising dinner for the Armstrong Scholarship a great success!  We will report the proceeds in the next bulletin once everything has been reconciled.  Thank you very much and know that You Are Loved!  God bless you all. - David Mastroieni