Volume IX | July 2021
Hello all!

Welcome to another monthly newsletter! Summer is here! We are excited to slowly relaxing guidelines this summer so be sure to check out the update below. In addition check out updates on Annual Catholic Appeal, Faith Formation, and Youth Ministry.

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.

Blessings,
Your SJB Staff
Reopening Update
Open for Indoor Mass Sundays at 10am and Saturdays at 5pm
We are excited to be open for a 5pm Saturday Mass and an 10am Sunday Mass. Both of these masses will be limited to 100 people on a first come first served basis so no need to register in advance. We are also excited to announce we will be having Communion in its normal spot in mass so no longer at the end. Mass will still look different, as there will be no singing, no passed baskets, and no kiss of peace.

We are also continuing to require masks for all adults and children over 2. This will allow us to welcome the most people back and to help keep everyone safe and healthy. We understand families with children under two would like to attend mass so we will have our quiet room open for a limited number of those families with children that are unable to safely wear a mask. If you don’t feel comfortable or cannot wear a mask we ask that you continue to participate through live-streamed masses at home to best protect the health and safety of our whole community. Click here to find livestreamed masses.

We are not yet able to open Immaculate Conception because of social distancing and space limitations. We invite you to join our Community and attend mass at St John Bosco.

Office is Open!
We are happy to help you in the office Tuesday-Friday from 9am-2pm. We are continuing to require masks for all, follow social distancing and the transparent office window will remain closed during operating hours in an effort to keep our staff, their families, and our community safe. Please be sure you follow posted signs and guidelines.

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.
Reopen for Parish Group Meetings.
We are happy to reopen the building to our Parish Groups to meet. Each group will have to follow posted guidelines, sanitize their space, and continue to mask. Please note we are not allowing groups to have food at their meetings or access to the kitchen at this time. To schedule your meeting please contact the parish office.
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 here! We have a variety of resources on our website for your family to continue growing in our faith. We are also exploring options for events for you to reconnect with our parish this summer.
Please check out our website for a variety of resources to help you and your children to continue growing in our faith this summer.
This month I will be putting together some craft bags for at home activities for families. If you would like to receive one please email Cassie at cassiedenning@stjbosco.org I am also exploring options for in-person events and will announce those via email when plans have been set.
I am planning options for service and other activities for youth this summer. If you have any ideas or would like to help please email Cassie. Our First event is a Mini Mission Trip July 9th-11th.

We also have a variety of resources avaible on our website to continue growing in your faith.
Mini Mission Trip
We are partnering with St Andrew in Sumner to have a mini Mission Trip July 9th-11th. This event is open to both Middle School and High School Students. We will be working at each parish on different projects and ending with a project from Agape Service Projects.

I invite the youth of our Parish to join us Saturday from 10am-1pm to help in the Mediation Park and Food Garden. You are also welcome to join us for the other days. Read more on our website!

Form more info please email Cassie at
Congratulations to Rosalie Boole the Winner of the
Monica Lightell Memorial Scholarship!
Questions about Faith Formation and Youth Ministry?
Email Cassie at cassiedenning@stjbosco.org
Be Sure to Follow us on Social Media!
Instagram: @stjboscoym
Annual Catholic Appeal
Thank you to all who have responded to the needs of our Church in Western Washington through the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal. If you have not your gift is still needed we are 78% of the way to our goal. If we are able to exceed our goal all excess payments will go to our parish and be put towards lost revenue from the pandemic and to help maintain the health of the parish. If we are unable to meet our goal funds from our parish budget will be used to make up the short fall. If you have yet to make your gift please do so today. Donate online here or return the envelope forwarded to you previously in the mail. If you cannot give this year, please participate by keeping the efforts of the Appeal in your prayers. Thank you!

To learn more about the ministries the ACA supports, watch videos from the ministries, and where the money goes click here.
St. John Bosco/Immaculate Conception Goal: $71,800.00
Goal Amount Raised Effective 7/2/2021:
$56,160.66
Remaining Amount needed to meet Archdiocese Goal: $15,639.34
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.
Archbishop's Golf Tournament
3 ways parishes can support seminarian education.
  1. FORM A TEAM and join the tournament
  2. Participate in the TRAVELING PARISH CUP
  3. Play golf anywhere anytime during GOLF WEEK: August 1-8.
Visit the Archdiocese's new website:
Bulletins Available Online
We are still putting together bulletins. They are available on our website weekly.