Jubilee Year of Mercy
Pope Francis has announced an extraordinary holy year focused on the mercy of God. This Jubilee Year of Mercy began on December 8, 2015 – the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception - and will conclude on November 20, 2016 – the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. It is the firm hope of our Holy Father that we who are sinners will be able to rediscover the joy of experiencing God’s mercy, especially in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
What can I do to more fully participate in the Jubilee Year?
• Pray Pope Francis' Year of Mercy prayer each day
• Learn and Practice the Corporal Works of Mercy
• Learn and Practice the Spiritual Works of Mercy
• Plan on going to confession more frequently. Parishes in the Diocese of Spokane have been encouraged to offer additional opportunities for the Sacrament of Penance throughout the Jubilee Year. Consult your parish schedule.
• Pray the Divine Mercy Novena
• Make a pilgrimage to one of the Holy Door of Mercy, either at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes or St. Patrick Parish in Pasco, and pass through the Holy Door to gain the Jubilee indulgence. ( For more information about the Year of Mercy, click here.)
Making a Pilgrimage
In recognition of the Year of Mercy, members of St. Mary Presentation Parish will be making a pilgrimage to the Cathedral of our Lady of Lourdes in Spokane on Saturday, June 11. Tentatively, we will be meeting at St. Thomas More between 8AM and 9AM, and then make our way to the Cathedral downtown. (This is approximately a five and one half mile mostly downhill walk.) We will gather at the Cathedral, enter through the Holy Door as a group, and Fr. Kevin will say Mass. You are encouraged to walk as much or as little of the route as you would like. Transportation back to St. Thomas More will be by public bus (STA) or other arrangements you may make. More information will be made available as the day approaches. Watch this space!
Reconciliation: Saturday 4:30PM or anytime by appointment.
Baptism: Contact Father Oiland.
Marriage: Contact Father Oiland at least four months prior to the proposed marriage date.
Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Program
Catholic charities can provide emergency assistance vouchers for food, utilities, rent, prescriptions, gas, etc. to those in immediate crisis. For help and referral, the phone number is 509-455-4963.
Readings for the Month: http://www.usccb.org/nab/
Spokane Diocese Website: http://www.dioceseofspokane.org/
Immaculate Heart Retreat House:http://www.ihrc.net/
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Vatican City: http://www.vatican.va
Saturday 5:30 PM
Sunday 8:30 and 10:30 AM
Monday NO MASS
Tuesday (Rosary at 8:30AM) 9:00 AM
Wednesday (Rosary at 8:30AM 9:00 AM
Thursday (Rosary at 8:30AM) 9:00 AM
Friday (Rosary at 8:30AM) 9:00 AM
Fr. Kevin Oiland: Pastor 509-276-2948
Eileen Hartzell: Secretary 509-276-2948
Perry Pearman: Deacon 509-447-4641
Cathy Chase: Religious Education Coordinator 509-879-0488
Fr. Todd Koesel to Visit
The 8:30 AM Mass on Sunday, May 29th will be concelebrated by Fr. Kevin and Fr. Todd Koesel, son of Dennis and Nola Koesel.
Upcoming Parish Events
May 22 K of C Scholarship Deadline
June 4 PREPARES Baby Shower 10 AM-Noon
Infant/Child CPR Course 12:30-2:00 PM
June 6 PHP Meets
Fatherhood Group 5:45 PM
June 11 Pilgrimage Walk for the Year of Mercy
June 16 Altar Society 10:00 AM
June 19 Fathers' Day Breakfast
June 26 Parish Picnic
July 11·15 Vacation Bible School