Before all Masses this weekend (January 8/9) the Knights will be collecting warm clothing for Nativity House. They are especially in need of coats, socks, and underwear - please do not donate any children's clothing. Monetary donations will be accepted to buy items. Click the title for a flyer with more information.
Help us make the holiday season a little brighter for local families from Fawcett and Whitman Elementary schools in Tacoma. Instead of dealing with crowded stores during COVID, at the click of a button you can purchase items chosen by the students themselves and have it sent directly to their school! Click the title for the Amazon links.
You're invited to join us before the 10 am Mass each Sunday to pray the Rosary in person. We will also continue to live-stream as we pray the Rosary before the 10am Mass on our Facebook page and YouTube channel the first Sunday of each month. See you there!
Our Teen Confirmation preparation for ages 12-17 or grades 7th-12th begins October 7 from 6-7:30 pm with a parent meeting on the first day of class 7-7:30 pm. We will use the Decision Point program, created by Dynamic Catholic. Registration closes October 20, so make sure to sign up now! Click the title for more information.
In honor of Labor Day, the parish office will be closed on Monday, September 6. Have a fun and safe holiday weekend and we will see you on Tuesday, September 7. Please join us in prayer this holiday by clicking the title for a Labor Day Prayer.
Are you the type of person who loves to organize? Do you anticipate the needs of others and take care of things before you are asked? Have you been described as detail oriented? Do you thrive on challenges? If this sounds like you, we would love to meet you! We are currently looking for an exceptional administrative support professional to join our operations team. Click for more details and application instructions.
Following Archbishop Paul D. Etienne’s vision to foster a sustainable, thriving Catholic community in Tacoma, the Pierce Deanery continues efforts to merge Holy Rosary, Visitation, St. Rita and St. Ann parishes into one new parish, associated with the mission of St. John of the Woods. Click to read more.
The Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, in partnership with Catholics, developed the new pastoral planning process, which invites people to prayerfully discern how we are living our faith and carrying out the mission of the Church. Click to learn more.
Archbishop Etienne invites us to pray a novena to the Holy Spirit May 14-22 leading up to Pentecost (May 23) for the intention of the renewal and spread of the faith. The novena prayer is a translation of the traditional Pentecost hymn, Veni Creator Spiritus. Click for access to the novena.
The Fund-A-Thon is a new, one-time-only fundraiser for our school. It is different than the usual Applause Auction. There are four elements: a raffle to win cash prizes, an online auction, "Fund Our Future" donation opportunity, and a live-streamed event. Your involvement in our fundraiser is integral to the success of our school community. Click for more information and access to the Silent Auction.
Are you interested in a Grief Support Group? No matter how long ago your loss was, no matter if you have participated in the group before, no matter if you are Catholic or not – we are here to walk with you on your journey. If you, or a family member, are in need of support surrounding the death of a loved one, we would like to invite you to Learning to Manage Your Grief: A Small Group Experience.
Our 10-month ministry where we pray for babies in danger of abortion and their families has begun. As you pray each day, we suggest naming your spiritually adopted baby. Click the title to add your baby's name to our community of spiritually adopted babies and will be displayed on Spiritual Adoption weekends each month.
♦ Are you looking for a way to create a great start in your relationship for the New Year? ♦ Marriage Encounter Weekend is a positive and personal experience offering married couples an opportunity to learn a technique of loving communication that can be used for all of your marriage.
Where our annual Marriage Celebration will be different this year, we still have "celebrations" of a new kind planned. In addition to a anniversary gift we want to feature couples celebrating a milestone anniversary (5, 10, 20, 25, 30, 40 or 50th in 2021) each week. Please contact Renee firstname.lastname@example.org or 253 564-5185 ext 3037 for more information as we want to acknowledge in a special way throughout the month!
Are you interested in a Social Distanced Grief Support Group? No matter how long ago your loss was, if you have participated in the group before, if you are Catholic or not – we are here to walk with you on your journey. If you, or a family member, are in need of support surrounding the death of a loved one we would like to invite you to Learning to Manage Your Grief: A Small Group Experience.
This year our shoe program will look a little different. Instead of shoes being sold this year, we are asking families to purchase a new pair of shoes to be donated. If you have children (elementary-aged), it is helpful to purchase shoes in their size. You may drop off shoes before or after weekend Masses until December 20th. Please click the title for more information.