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CHRISTMAS WREATHS FUNDRAISER

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ONCE AGAIN SELL WREATHS AND CROSSES

You can order a Christmas wreath or cross either by emailing Alan Stickle (alanstickel@gmail.com) or by stopping at the table in the narthex. Last weekend to order will be November 21/22.  Wreaths will be here for pick-up November 27/28th. 

 Prices are the same as last year.

18-inch wreath $26

22-inch wreath $28

26-inch wreath $31

30-inch wreath $34

24-inch swag $25

Cross $28

25-foot garland $45

Christmas Wreath

NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR WEEKEND MASSES: Capacity up to 50 people per service

Please be sure your mask covers both mouth and nose.

The number of people who can be in our church sanctuary at one time has increased from 25 to 50.  So, we are now taking reservations for weekend Masses and will allow up to 50 socially-distanced individuals into the church for each service.  You are required to wear a mask.  Thank you!

To register for an ENGLISH Mass, email Terri at sjtwadmin@comcast.net, or text/call at 503-730-8281.

To register for a SPANISH Mass, email Carmen at vmcarmend@yahoo.com or call/text her at 503-939-5395.
To register for a ZOMI Mass, email Francis at francispipi@gmail.com or call/text at 971-340-3975.
Weekday Masses still do not need pre-registrations; just sign up at the door.

 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 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 EVERY 2ND AND 4TH SUNDAY

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 that covers both mouth and nose to Mass.
  • Each Mass is limited to 50 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.

CATHOLIC SENTINEL AVAILABLE ONLINE

LIMITED PRINT COPIES 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). 

SIGN UP FOR FLOCK NOTE

KEEP INFORMED

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.  Even though we're between coordinators, the fund-raising still continues since there will be future trips, once a qualified candidate is found.  You may drop off cans and bottles as you have done in the past:  either here at the church/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.

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!

ATTENDING MASS WHILE AT HOME

COPING WITH COVID-19, CORONAVIRUS, PRECAUTIONS

REGARDING MASS

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/.

REGARDING COMMUNION

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.
Amen.

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