Youth Ministry Udpate

December 14, 2014 - Youth Ministry

Week of Dec 14

Scripture: Lk 1:44- For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy.

YouCat: Question 156 – What is eternal life?

Question: What is Guadete Sunday?

Virtue: Joy

Saint: St. John the Baptist

Announcements:

Youth Ministry Service Night – Thursday Dec 18th – 6:45pm in the Youth Room

Annual winter trip to Portland for shopping and the Grotto – Saturday December 20th!

Winter Break Sunday December 21st – Saturday Jan 3rd – no faith formation gatherings

Have you thought about your summer plans…stay tuned for details on all the summer fun           

Faith Tid-Bit:

ok…so Guadete Sunday and Advent is all about the joy of preparing for the birth of Christ, then why am I asking questions about the last judgment?  Well, Advent is a joyous season and we are celebrating the birth of Jesus – when he took on flesh.  But that is only part of the story.  Jesus promised that He will come again to judge the living and the dead.  During Advent we are not only preparing for the birth of Christ, we are also called to remember that we must always be prepared for Christ’s coming for only God knows the hour of the last judgment…how have you been spending your days?  In the service of Christ I hope.

December Newsletter

December 11, 2014 - News & Events

Click on the link below to download the parish newsletter for December:

December 2014

Youth Ministry Update

December 9, 2014 - Youth Ministry

Week of Dec 7 

Scripture: Lk 1: 38Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

YouCat: Question 147-What does Mary have such a preeminent place in the communion of saints? 

Question: How may feasts do we have to honor Mary?

Virtue: Service

Saint: Jane Frances de Chantal 

Announcements:

Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration – December 12th at the Pavilion

Annual Advent Festival – December 13th and 14th – volunteers needed – contact Sarah if you are interested

Annual winter trip to Portland for shopping and the Grotto – Saturday December 20th!

All flyers/permission slips for winter events are available in the youth room

Have you thought about your summer plans…stay tuned for details on all the summer fun

Faith Tid-Bit:

More often than not, when I ask folks what we celebrate during the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, people say when Mary was visited by the Angel Gabriel and she conceived Jesus.  This is actually the Annunciation.  The Immaculate Conception celebrates that Mary was immaculately conceived – meaning she was spared the stain of original sin.  Since God knew that Mary would say yes and that she would carry God in her womb he needed to have a holy vessel.  Given that Mary did not have original sin there are a couple consequences.  1. Without original sin, Mary did not have concupiscence (the tendency to sin) that we all have.  So she did not sin, if you are looking for the perfect human – you can only find that in Mary.  2. Along with not sinning, Mary did not have to suffer death – she was assumed body and soul at the end of her earthly life and lets us know that in heaven we will celebrate life everlasting body and soul.

Advent Schedule – 2014

December 6, 2014 - News & Events

Penance Services

  • St. Edward Parish – Dec. 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Parish – Dec. 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

  • Vigil: Dec. 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. (goes on throughout the night in Church & Gym)
  • Dec. 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion
  • Regular daily Mass 7:05 a.m. & 12:05 p.m

Confessions Schedule for Advent

  • December 16, 2014
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • December 17, 2014
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • December 18, 2014
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • December 19, 2014
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve – Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

  • 7:05 a.m. Daily Mass (No 12:05 p.m. Mass)
  • 4:30 p.m. – Christmas Eve Vigil Family Mass (English)
  • 6:30 p.m. – Christmas Eve Vigil Mass (Vietnamese)
  • 8:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Vigil Mass (Spanish)
  • Midnight Mass – Starts at 11:30 p.m. with Carols (English)

Christmas Day – Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

  • 7:00 a.m. – English Mass
  • 8:30 a.m. – English Mass
  • 10:00 a.m. – English Mass
  • 12:00 p.m. – English Mass
  • 1:30 p.m. – Spanish Mass
    *NO 5:30pm Spanish Mass
    *NO 7:30 p.m. Mass
    *NO Vietnamese Mass

New Year’s Eve – Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

  • 7:05 a.m. Daily Mass
  • 12:05 a.m. Daily Mass
  • 6:00 p.m. – English Vigil Mass
  • 7:30 p.m. – Spanish Vigil Mass

New Year’s Day – Thursday, January 1, 2015

  • 7:00 a.m. – English Mass
  • 9:00 a.m. – English Mass
  • 12:00 p.m. – English Mass
  • 1:30 p.m. – Spanish Mass
    *NO Vietnamese Mass

Youth Ministry Update

November 30, 2014 - Youth Ministry

Week of Nov 30

Scripture: Mk 13:33 – “Beware, keep alert for you do not know when the time will come.”

YouCat: Question 164- How will the world come to an end?

Question: Liturgically we are in the season of Advent… what colors are we using? Why? What colors will we see at Christmas? Why?

Virtue: Wisdom 

Saint: Francis Xavier

Announcements:

Monthly Confirmation Session (2nd year high school youth only) – Sunday December 7th – 1:30pm English or 3:30pm bilingual

Attention all Mid-High Youth – CALLED RALLY – December 13th

Annual winter trip to Portland for shopping and the Grotto – Saturday December 20th!

Faith Tid-Bit:

Ignatius of Loyola challenged the wealthy Francis to serve Jesus and find true happiness.  Spend some time this week praying for the gift of wisdom to seek true happiness and how a life of service and gift of self, like St. Francis Xavier, will bring a life filled with God’s presence and joy.