Today, Jan. 12:
School Subsidy Collection
Catholic Communication Campaign: This collection communicates the Gospel through Catholic social media activities, and enriches our faith through internet, television, radio and print supporting local needs.
OUR PARISH COMMUNITY LIKES TO PRAY:
If you’re interested in being a part of a prayer group, please consider either of the following:
pairs two people who pray together (over the phone/email) weekly. Please contact Kait Skyler to sign up (KaitSkyler@msn.com).
is an online prayer group who prays for the requests of
parishioners. Please contact email@example.com.
Lasagna Dinner & Silent Auction.
Young Ladies Institute, Queen of Roses #164, is sponsoring their annual Lasagna Dinner & Silent Auction on February 8, 2014 at Our Lady of Sorrows Gymnasium on 52
and Woodstock. Doors will open at 12:30 pm for bidding on auction items, dinner served at 1:30. Information: Bonnie Custer, 503.775.6731.
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
for Healing and Hope after Abortion. March 28-30 near Medford and May 2-4 near Bend. More information: www.rachelsvineyard.org or 800.249.8074.
LOOKING for GOD
in your life? If God is calling you to take a closer look at the Catholic faith, please call our office (503.231.4955) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to answer your questions.
Several parishioners asked more about prayer shawls, so here’s a bit of the history: in 1998 two graduates of the Women’s Leadership Institute at Hartford Seminary (Connecticut) created this prayerful ministry, which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace and joy and celebration. Blessings are prayed into every stitch. They are called Prayer Shawls, Comfort Shawls, Peace Shawls … all are made with prayers for the recipient. These shawls are knitted, crocheted, woven or machine knitted – it doesn’t matter. What makes them important are the prayers and good thoughts during the making. These shawls can be used for those who are ill, those who are grieving, marriage ceremonies, birthing, nursing, wedding gifts, recovery, birthdays … they are meant as a blessing for whomever receives them because of the prayers that went into the making. You can write your own blessing and include it. One of our ladies in the parish knits hats for the homeless – lots of prayers there.
DIVORCE, ANNULMENTS, VALIDATIONS:
Marriage is a civil and religious commitment. Once the State dissolves a marriage through divorce, the ex-spouses are free to marry again according to civil law. The Church, on the other hand, examines the religious covenant of the two individuals involved to determine if there is cause for a declaration of nullity. An annulment does not affect the legitimacy of children in any way. A declaration of nullity does not dissolve or erase a marriage, but rather declares that a true covenant of marriage did no9t occur according to the vows. Information is, of course, confidential to protect all parties involved. You are not required to contact a former spouse. If you are interested in finding out more about an annulment or marriage validation, please contact Barbara Harrison at the Parish Office.
THIS WEEK’S CALENDAR and MASS INTENTIONS
Sunday, January 12: 9:30 am Mass †Angelo & Josephine Bocci Church 10:30 am Mass Deaf Community Mass Chapel Monday, January 13: 8:00 am Mass †Shirley R. Chapel Tuesday, January 14: 8:00 am Mass For Special Intentions Chapel Wednesday, January 15: 8:00 am Mass For the Homeless Chapel Thursday, January 16: 8:00 am Mass For the sick Chapel Friday, January 17: 12:15 pm Mass Wes Dobe Chapel Saturday, January 18: 8:00 am Mass †For the Deceased of the Parish Chapel 4:00 pm Mass For the Discouraged Church Sunday, January 19: 9:30 am Mass Tom Connolly Church 10:30 am Mass Deaf Community Mass Chapel