Saturday, Sept. 22:
Mass Celebrating the Season of Creation, 10:30 a.m.,
St. James Cathedral, Seattle
Eucharist Ministers Training, 10:00 a.m, in the Church
Altar Server Training, 11:00 a.m., in the Church
Sunday, Sept. 23:
Whole Family Catechesis in the Gym, Potluck, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
RCIA for Children, 11:00 a.m - 12:15 p.m., Stafford Room
Edge & Life Teen Kick Off, Sacred Heart, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Family Promise Bed Race--Registrations due by 9:00 p.m.
PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN CLASS
Saturday, Sept. 22, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., School Library
Any adults 18-years and older who are looking to volunteer in the School or with any parish ministries serving children or vulnerable adults must take this course if they have not yet done so. Pre-registration is necessary through Virtus.
BAPTISM PROCESS FOR CHILDREN AGES 7 AND UP
Sunday, Sept. 23, 11:00 a.m., Stafford Room
All families with a child aged 7 or older who is not yet baptized are welcome to come and learn about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults for Children process that helps prepare children for sacramental initiation into the Catholic Church.
FAMILY PROMISE OF WHATCOM COUNTY
2nd Annual Bed Race to Help End Homelessness
Sunday, Sept. 30, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Civic Stadium Parking Lot
Registration due by 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23!
Learn more about how to get involved with this wacky, fun, and creative event!
SEASON OF CREATION
Sept. 1 - Oct. 4
The Season of Creation, which begins with the World Day of Prayer and ends with the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, is an annual global and ecumenical celebration of prayer, action education, and solidarity with creation. Each year, tens of thousands of Christians observe the Season of Creation through prayer services, sustainability actions, and advocacy campaigns. Here are some ways to live Laudato Sí, Pope Francis's encyclical letter on Care for our Common Home:
Pray for and with creation
--Pray “A Christian prayer in union with creation” or “A prayer for our earth” [Laudato Si 246]
Live more simply
--Commit to a daily intentional action that connects you with creation –use suggestions from the Season of Creation Calendar in last week’s bulletin
Advocate to protect our common home
--We are all called to action: Everyone – Every Day – Every Time
--Check out more resource links under Latest News
A New Solidarity with Creation Workshop: How can we respond to Laudato Sí?
Sunday, Sept. 30, 11:00 a.m., in the Gym
Elizabeth Murphy from the Community Peace and Justice Center will lead the gathering in prayer, learning, and brainstorming ways to support one another in living the vision of Pope Francis's encyclical.
A NEW SEASON TO GROW IN FAITH
FORMED Pick of the Week: The Gospel According to Matthew. Listen to this dramatized audio bible from Falcon Picture Group. Hear again the many stories of Jesus Christ that are familiar to the head and heart. RSV Second Catholic Edition is the text that is used.
Are you letting FORMED help you to learn more about our rich Catholic faith tradition? If not, start today! It's not too late. Go to assumption.formed.org to set up your free registration through Assumption's parish subscription. Take advantage of the wonderful content for all age levels. This is a great site for resources in English and in Spanish!