News & Events
CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR'S MASS SCHEDULE
DECEMBER 24, CHRISTMAS EVE
4:00pm Family Mass (English)
6:30pm Candle Light Mass (English and Spanish)
11:30pm Christmas Carols
DECEMBER 25, CHRISTMAS DAY
12:00am Midnight Mass (English)
8:00am Mass of Christmas Morning (Latin)
10:00am Mass of Christmas Morning (English)
DECEMBER 31, NEW YEAR'S EVE
6:00pm Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (English)
JANUARY 1, NEW YEAR'S DAY
9:00am Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (English)
OPPORTUNITY TO HELP PREPARE FOR HOLIDAY SEASON
Friday, December 13, 9:00am
Saturday December 14, 9:00am
Select the day that works best for you. No need to bring anything but your willingness to work and your joyful attitude!
The Altar Guild members look forward to seeing you there!
OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT HOME-BOUND PARISHIONERS
For just 45-minutes a week, you can bring joy, news, and Holy Eucharist to parishioners who cannot make it to weekly mass. If you enjoy chatting with people and want to share your love of the Eucharist, please call Terri at the parish office (503-761-8710 x101). A blessing given becomes a blessing received.
SJTW ALTAR GUILD
NOTE TO YOU
The members of the Altar Guild would like to express our sincere appreciation for every parish member who participated in our fall bazaar, craft and bake sale. Whether you volunteered your valuable time and hard work, donated goods or services or made a monetary donation, we are truly grateful. Thank you, brothers and sisters of St. Joseph the Worker, for once again helping us to make this year’s fundraiser a success.
We raised $3945.03 total!
Remember, the proceeds from this annual event helps Altar Guild purchase necessary supplies to maintain our parish. Every penny and every hour donated counts big!
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers at SJTW
A gathering of people from near and far were privileged to hear Deacon Harold proclaim and affirm the beauty of the Catholic practice of Advent, of family life, of being a human in Christ last Thursday, December 5th. People were held spellbound, listening to his captivating words, his message touching hearts and souls. Thank you, Deacon Harold, and thank you Rebecca Lewis for "winning" this evening for us in an auction.
DAY OF RECOLLECTION THROUGH MINISTRY TO THE ELDERLY
WITH FR. JON BUFFINGTON
Fr. Jon Buffington regaled an audience of men and women, most of whom tend to the elderly, the disabled, or those who are home bound for a variety of reasons, with stories and wisdom garnered from the life of St. Nicholas: A Journey through History and Legend. People arrived to fellowship and a continental breakfast, followed by a presentation rich with visuals of icons, some of which Fr. Jon had written himself. Building on the legend of the man we all know and love, Fr. Buffington burrowed deeper into the life of Saint Nicholas and inspired his audience by showing how he - and many other saints can brings us closer to God and then, through us, God then brings others into his circle of love also. The day continued with a ham luncheon and ended with a Mass where everyone who wanted was anointed with special "Mana" oil derived directly from the relics of St. Nicholas himself. As people slowly made their way to their cars and to the upcoming weekend, words of thanks and inspiration peppered the air. Thank you, Fr. Jon, for giving us a day steeped in wisdom, insight, humor, and grace.
St. Joseph the Worker will expand individual confession times this year.
Thursday December 12 3-5pm
Tuesday December 17 3-5pm and 6:30-8pm
Neighboring Parishes also offer Communal Penance Services
St. Anne December 4 7pm
St. Rose December 7 10am
St. Michael December 12 7pm (in Sandy, OR)
St. Rita December 17 7pm
St. Henry December 18 7pm
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) Inquiry Sessions Meet
Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, Room 5 (See bulletin for upcoming week's topic)
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5TH SESSION WILL MEET IN THE CHURCH TO HEAR DEACON HAROLD BURKE-SIVERS SPEAK.
Do you have questions about the Catholic Faith? Are you over 18 and seeking to be Confirmed? Maybe you have never been baptized, or are already baptized but have not practiced your faith for a long time.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a safe place where questions can be asked, concerns broached, and where you can learn just what makes the Catholic Faith different from all other Faiths. In RCIA, you will be introduced to important Catholic concepts and we'll explore the rituals and rites that have been in place since they were instituted with the first Christians at the time of Jesus.We will also develop connections with other people and work to develop a loving relationship with God.
If you are interested in RCIA, please complete the form below and bring or mail it to Terri at the parish office, or deposit it in the collection basket on Sunday. Our first meeting will be Thursday, November 7th at 7pm in classroom 5.
Contact Terri 503-761-8710 x101 or Will Rice 503-810-7292.
RCIA Inquiry Registration Form: Click Here
RCIA Session Schedule, 2019-2020: Click Here
NEW DIRECTORIES AVAILABLE
Directories are free to anyone who had their picture taken. Others may purchase one for $5. Come to the office for your copy!
CONFIRMATION PREPARATION OFFERED FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THIS YEAR
Preparation will begin in November for anyone wanting to be confirmed in Spring of 2020. Registration packets available in the narthex. Please call Janet (x110) for more information or check out the YOUTH MINISTRY page on this website.
ADORATION TIMES AVAILABLE
Come Spend a Quiet Hour
We 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.