Volume X | August 2021
Hello all!

Welcome to another monthly newsletter! Summer is coming to an end. We are reopen for weekend masses and have reopened the office. We are opening registration for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry be sure to read more below. Next read more about donation drives we are hosting and other events.

Know that we are working hard to continue to serve our parish community. You can contact us with questions or concerns via email or phone. Be sure to check out our website and scroll down so you don’t miss anything. We are continuing to pray for all of our parish community and an end to this virus.

Your SJB Staff
Reopening Update
Open for Weekend Masses and Office Open.
We are happy to be open for weekend masses. We have masses for 100 people on Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 10am. We are continuing to require masks for all. This allows us to welcome the most people back while helping keep our community safe and healthy.

We have opened our office from 9am-2pm. masks and social distancing are required. Not all the staff will be available at the office on a given day. If you are trying to reach a specific staff member please call ahead or email them. All contact info is available on our website here.

For more info and updates on reopening please check the Covid-19/Coronavirus Updates page.
Volunteer Now!

With more masses, we will need additional volunteers to make sure they run smoothly and to not over work our current volunteers. We have a variety of ways you can help.

  • Eucharist Ministers
  • Lectors
  • Ushers
  • Welcome and Hospitality Team
  • Cleaning/Sanitizing Team

To learn more about these Jobs and to sign up please click here or contact Terri at terrinelson@stjbosco.org.
Questions or Concerns? Email Terri Nelson at terrinelson@stjbosco.org
Faith Formation and Youth Ministry
Summer is coming to an end! Students and families are beginning to prepare for the new school year. We are also preparing for the new program year for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Programs. We are opening Registration for both program now and will begin these programs September 19th. To learn more and register click the buttons below.
Registration for Faith Formation is now open. This year will look different from the past. We are not ready to go back to the class room setting but will have a hybrid program of at home teaching, family events and grade level events. We will be using Pflaum Gospel weeklies again this year.
Registration for Youth Ministry is now open. We will be revamping our program this year and exploring what the new normal will look like. I am planning on having in person events and meetings along with virtual opportunities and find what works best to serve the youth of our community.
In order to have successful Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Programs we need volunteers. These adults can serve an a variety of ways: catechists, chaperones, assistants, chaperones, set up/clean up and more. If you interested in serving the youth of our parish please click the button and complete the survey. Adults of all ages are welcome. If you have any questions please contact Cassie Denning.
Questions about Faith Formation and Youth Ministry?
Email Cassie at cassiedenning@stjbosco.org
Mini Mission Trip
This past July we partnered with youth from St Andrews for a Mini Mission trip. Day one we were at St Andrew to put together blessing bags for the homeless. We were able to put together 61 blessing bags. The next day we were at Bosco and worked in both the Meditation Park and Food Garden. We were able to get a lot of work done. We spread additional gravel in the mediation park along with some bark to beautify and help combat weeds. In the Food garden we helped by completing a project that will help keep weeds down around some of the beds. We also helped with some harvesting, weeding and other clean up. Sunday we joined then at St Andrews with the Agape Service Project team to prep good for the Agape Food Bank.
Be Sure to Follow us on Social Media!
Instagram: @stjboscoym
Youth Migrant Project
In previous years, we served the Youth Migrant Project in the Skagit valley on our Summer Mission Trip. We have not been able to attend in person but would love to be able to continue our support to this community. We are collecting financial contributions to allow the Tri-Parish Food bank to purchase in bulk, warm blankets, personal hygiene items, and other basic needs as they arise. We ask that you please consider making a donation to support farmworkers and their families.

To donate you may write a check to:
Youth Migrant Project and mail to:
935 Peterson Road, Burlington WA 98233
Or write a check to St John Bosco with the memo: YMP and turn into the office.

Questions? Please contact Cassie Denning at cassiedenning@stjbosco.org.
Tacoma Rescue Mission:
Back to School Supply Drive

In the past we have supported the Tacoma Rescue Mission by hosting an Easter Basket Drive. This year with students returning to in person learning supplies are needed.

If you would like to donate please take a look at the items needed here. We will have baskets to collect donations at the Church entryways and outside the Parish Office.

Please contact Cassie Denning at cassiedenning@stjbosco.org.
Do you have high blood pressure?
Consider partnering with the parish nurses at St. John Bosco in the Healthy Hearts Self-Monitored Blood Pressure program. You will receive support with understanding the BP readings you will take yourself, heart health education and coaching. Participants will be asked to learn to accurately check your blood pressure and document the readings, check in with your parish nurse every two weeks and report the readings, receive monthly education and follow-up with your health care provider.
If interested contact Parish nurse, Suzette Reyes at suzettereyes11@gmail.com.
Supported by Congregational Health Ministries at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and WA Dept of Health.
Annual Catholic Appeal
Thank you to all who have already participated in the Annual Catholic Appeal. We are close to meeting our goal with only about $11, 000 to go - 31 pledges in the an amount of $365.00 ($1.00 a day) would enable us to meet our ACA goal. If you have yet to make your pledge, there is still time to do so. All pledges and prayers are welcome.
Have a story about our Church you would like to Share? Or some pictures?

Please send them to Cassie so we can share them with our community!
Archdiocese News and Events
Pastoral Plan Launched May 23rd
Archbishop Etienne launched the new pastoral plan on Pentecost. This plan is an invitation to all Catholics and Catholic ministries to re-envision the relationship with Jesus and ensure we are carrying out his mission.
Seafarers' Ministry
Volunteer support URGENTLY needed! 

Are you interested in becoming a Seafarers' Ministry ship visitor or van driver?

For more information, contact Joe Cotton: Email: joe.cotton@seattlearch.org
Phone: 206-382-4847.

Learn more about the Seafarers' Ministry
The Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center will reopen on September 1.
Check out its new website with upcoming fall and winter retreats.

Now Hiring! for job listings please click here.
Visit the Archdiocese's new website:
Bulletins Available Online
We are still putting together bulletins. They are available on our website weekly.