FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME First Reading: Isaiah 55:10-11 Second Reading: Romans 8:18-23 Gospel: Matthew 13:1-23

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2 JULY 13, 2014 Month of The Sacred Heart of Jesus FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME First Reading: Isaiah 55:10-11 Second Reading: Romans 8:18-23 Gospel: Matthew 13:1-23 FROM THE PASTOR S DESK MASS INTENTIONS Our parish has entered into a time of discernment during which we are gathering information to guide decisions for our future. Recently, you have heard and read about one aspect of this process: The Parish Survey. This tool will provide a clearer picture of who we are as a parish and what directions might be important for our future especially our five year plan. Each parish member, high school age or older, is asked to complete the survey. Your response is very important to us. The survey will be conducted between August 15th and September 15th. You will be able to complete a survey online or by filling out a hard copy. To receive updated information about the parish please share your address with us if we don t already have it. It is strictly confidential. Please call the parish office at (206) ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL UPDATE RECEIVED $117,565. Over Goal Rebate to $3,691. parish MONDAY, JULY 14 9:00am Joan Banich WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 9:00am Cecille Capuli THURSDAY, JULY 17 9:00am Jo Morken FRIDAY, JULY 18 9:00am Tony Ditore SUNDAY, JULY 20 8:30am Our Parishioners PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS Do you want to live a more spiritual life? A new formation class of the Lay Carmelite Community will be continuing on Saturday, July 26 at Our Lady of Fatima Parish 8am 1pm Liturgy of the Hours Boot Camp Everyone welcome! For further information please call Mary Cruise at PLEDGES RECEIVED 293 (992 households) Thank you to all who have contributed to the Annual Catholic Appeal! The opportunity still exists to contribute if you have not had the chance yet. Every gift we receive from this point forward will come back to our parish to fund the Upgrade to the Church Sound System Haven t made your donation yet? Give online today! Thank you Study: The Acts of the Apostles Thursdays, 7:00pm, in the parish center Registration and/or information is available at the Information Table or call the parish office

3 Page 2 STEWARDSHIP A DISCIPLE S RESPONSE Thank you for all your gifts! Please remember your parish in your will. We will now be reporting stewardship contributions on a monthly basis. Please check the bulletin for the previous month s Stewardship contribution totals on the first Sunday of each month. Jesus tells us and his disciples, that nothing must encumber us in our mission to live Christian lives. As Christians stewards our mission is to be generous and thankful. ONLINE GIVING AND ELECTRONIC TRANSFER Online Giving and EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer) are both easy! For ONLINE GIVING, please go to our website, and scroll down the page and click on online giving. Using this feature you can contribute once, or set-up recurring donations for Sunday giving. Donations can be made via your checking or savings account. For EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer) Please contact the Parish Office for a EFT contribution form to fill out and return along with a voided check. This is done on the 1 st of each month and can be changed at any time. For more information please contact Lisa in the Parish Office. or Thank you! FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME PARISH OPPORTUNITIES COVERED WITH LOVE QUILTERS July 19 from 9am 4pm A en on Quilters: Covered with Love Quilters will gather on Saturday, July 19 from 9am-4pm at Our Lady of Fa ma Parish Center. This is an ecumenical quil ng group whose quilts have covered children from Nepal to Romania to Uganda to Peru with love. Please join us. Bring your sewing machine, supplies, a dish to share, and most of all yourself. Fabric is provided. (If you have surplus fabric, you can bring that, too) Contact Pat Slusser if you have any ques ons. Please join us for Coffee Hour after both Sunday Masses with your fellow parishioners for great conversation PLUS coffee, juice and donuts! This Sunday s Coffee hours are hosted by: Bill & Lisa Blau. Thank you! The following dates still need a host: July 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 You can choose after the 8:30am or 10:30am Sunday Masses or both! Two families or groups of friends can host together! Please contact the parish office if you can help or FAMILY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Did you know that every night hundreds of homeless families in King County search for a place to stay? The lucky ones find refuge at emergency shelters across the city. The newest shelter, a joint effort of UGM and Mary's Place, is seeking volunteers to provide dinner to the 48 women and children each evening. This is an ideal project for two families to work together to purchase, prepare and serve the meal at the shelter. Children of all ages can participate. More information can be found on the Parish Facebook page notes sectionhttp://on.fb.me/1k7hbxu To volunteer, call the shelter in the evening at (206) Contact Lisa Gustaveson or with any questions.

4 JULY 13, 2014 Page 3 PARISH NEWS The Jr. High Agape Mission is collecting full size Hygiene items and cash/check donations for their mission trip to Lynden Sun Mon PARISH EVENTS THIS WEEK JULY :30am, Mass, Church 10:30am Mass, Church 9:00am, Daily Mass, Church Please bring your full-size hygiene items to the marked basket in the parish center. July 12 & 13 and July 19 & 20 Suggested items: Soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, Depends, Feminine hygiene items, toothbrush & toothpaste, shaving cream & razors, etc Cash/check donations (marked Jr. High Mission Donation) can be put in the Sunday collection basket or mailed to the Parish Office W Dravus St. Thank you! St. Vincent de Paul Thank you so much for the contributions last week. Donations go to people in the zip code. You can participate in this work by placing your donation in an envelope marked St. Vincent de Paul and put it in the collection or leave it at the office. THE INFORMATION DESK Please stop by after Mass if you need a mass card, to schedule a mass intention, to register for the parish, or information about sharing your time and talent in the parish. There are also Journey of Faith books available to purchase. ($10 for soft cover & $15 for hard cover). VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Thank you to our volunteers who make it possible. If you would like to volunteer for 30 minutes after Mass please contact the Parish Office or Tues Wed 9:00am Communion Service, Church Thurs 9:00am, Daily Mass, Church 7-9pm, Summer Bible Study, Parish Center Fri Sat Sun 9:00am, Daily Mass, Church 9:00am, Daily Mass, Church 9:00 am, Daily Mass, Church 9am-4pm, Ecumenical Quilting Group, PC 5:00pm, Vigil Mass 8:30am, Mass, Church 10:30am Mass, Church New CDs at the LIGHTHOUSE Kiosk in the Parish Center PARISH NEWS Lighthouse Media features CDs on various topics on faith and spirituality for people of all ages. Once you listen to a CD pass it on to other family and friends who might benefit by the inspirational writers. Your donation will help keep this ministry vital for others to enjoy. THE LAMB S SUPPER Based on his best-selling book, Dr. Scott Hahn reveals the early Christians' key to understanding the Mass: the Book of Revelation. With its bizarre imagery, mystic visions of Heaven, and end-times prophecies, it mirrors the sacrifice and celebration of the Holy Eucharist. See the Mass with new eyes, pray the Liturgy with a renewed heart, and enter into the Mass more fully and enthusiastically!

5 PARISH OPPORTUNITIES ST. JAMES FAMILY KITCHEN St. James Cathedral Kitchen wants to again THANK those folks who so diligently save and donate the cartons needed by their daily clients. The need continues for 8 inch to 24 inch size, with snap-on lids. Thank you! Sandwich Program for St. Francis House Wednesdays after the 9am Mass. Needed: Sandwiches, single served canned meats, puddings, fruits & juices (bottled, canned & pouches) contact the parish office for more information BALLARD FOOD BANK HELPING OUR NEIGHBORS Please donate your non-perishable canned and packaged food items to the marked box in the Parish Center. Thank you! More than 1,400 Ballard, Magnolia and Queen Anne households receive food, hygiene items, or emergency financial help each week for the Ballard Food Bank. We re there to meet our neighbors basic needs. Did you know? in 2013 the Ballard Food Bank distributed 1.45 million pounds of food 24% of our food recipients are elderly and 15% are children Our food comes from a variety of sources including local grocery stores, private donations, and the government. The vast majority of the Ballard Food Bank s funding comes from neighborhood donors and local small businesses. We also provide our clients with mail box services.

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