News & Events
FLOWER MEMORIALS FOR EASTER, 2021
HERE ARE A LIST OF REMEMBERANCES FOR THIS YEAR'S EASTER FLOWERS
INTERFAITH PRAYER SERVICE FOR OUR SISTER AND BROTHERS IN MYANMAR
ST. JOSEPH FRONT LAWN, SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2:00-3:30PM
Leaders from the Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Muslim, and Jewish faiths as well as senators and representatives plan to attend a prayer service for the political situation in Myanmar, the country where most of our Zomi Community have immigrated from.
The country has once again been taken over by the repressive military, threatening many lives and the freedom of people who live there, including family and friends of our Zomi Community. Our Zomi Catholic community, members of other refugee communities, and Catholic Charities of Oregon are planning an Interfaith Prayer Service to be held on the front lawn of St. Joseph the Worker, weather permitting. (It will move inside the church if needed.)
You are welcome to join them in prayer and support of human rights and democracy. For more information on the situation in Myanmar (Burma) go to https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55902070
COVID-19 VACCINE OUTREACH AT ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER
COVID-19 VACCINE OUTREACH PROGRAM
St. Joseph the Worker’s new Vaccine Outreach Program, in partnership with The Madeleine Parish now offers assistance in navigating the vaccination process. We are currently assisting parishioners who are eligible to schedule vaccinations at the Oregon Convention Center. Please call 503-761-8710 x104 to leave a message or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone will respond to your message within 2-3 days.
Help for the Latino Community: Please call the equity phone line at 503-988-8939 which is bilingual (Spanish & English). They can assist with Covid-19 vaccine appointments at pharmacies or at the Oregon Convention Center plus can help with transportation. Many vaccine related questions and information is available by going to https://themadeleine.edu/site/vaccine , then choosing translation to Spanish from the pull-down menu on the “Jump to” section.
CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH MINI-RETREAT
SATURDAY, MAY 1, 8:00AM TO NOON
Come pray with us and hear Fr. Ted Prentice (in Spanish) and Deacon Mike Caldwell (in English) speak on St. Joseph and Fatherhood. No charge.
Wear a mask and observe social distancing.
This event will start at 8:00am with Adoration, St. Joseph Rosary and confessions at 8:15 followed by 9am Mass (in Latin) including the St. Joseph consecration prayer and the litany of St. Joseph. A continental breakfast will be served before the talks at 11:00am.
A plenary indulgence is gained through attending this retreat.
For more information, call
Mary Kathleen at 503-914-8411.
COVID-19 VACCINE MORALITY QUESTION
Is It OK to Get the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine?
Discussion across the country has recently centered on the use of abortion-derived cell lines for COVID-19 vaccines. Both our USCCB and Pope Francis have said it is morally acceptable to have the Johnson & Johnson vaccine when it is not possible to choose which vaccine is given.
To read the USCCB’s statement on Johnson & Johnson vaccine compared to Pfizer’s and Moderna’s, go to https://www.usccb.org/news/2021/us-bishop-chairmen-doctrine-and-pro-life-address-use-johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine
FOOD BOXES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED FRIDAYS THROUGH APRIL
12:30PM UNTIL GONE
THINK SPRING! SJTW GARDENS START UP AGAIN
YOU CAN RENT A $25/YEAR PLOT OR LEND A HAND FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Would you like to grow your own veggies? We have garden plots available, 10x12, behind the church in a bright, sunny location; just $25 for the season.
We also have an area where we plant veggies, berries, and fruit for St. Vincent de Paul. We really need help with this area - and you get to take home a portion of what you pick, if you like.
The work is not hard and we have fun visiting. If you would like to give it a try, we would love your help.
You don't have to come every week; try every-other-week or once a month if that fits your schedule better.
We work Tuesdays and Fridays, depending on the weather, from 9 or 10 to about 1pm. If you would like to volunteer in the evening, let me know and we can get an evening group going. If you wish to rent a plot or want to help, call Becky at 503-449-8552.
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.
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 email@example.com for questions.