Volume VIII | June 2021
Hello all!

Welcome to another monthly newsletter! Summer is almost here! We are excited to be reopening 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. Also a special congratulations to all the students who received their sacraments in May.

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 Indoor Mass
We are so excited to be reopening for Indoor Mass Sunday June 6th at 10am. To begin we will be requiring registration and capping attendance to 100 people. This will allow us to assess numbers and attendance so we can look into opening more masses and space. Registration is now open click the button below to register.

Please remember that mass will look a little different please take a look at this document to learn more.
While we wish we could accommodate and welcome everyone back to in person mass, safety of all is paramount and everyone (adults & children) must wear a mask. We will continue to monitor guidelines, updates & disease rates from the State Dept. Of Health, Pierce County, and the Archdiocese before making further changes to mask protocol.
Office Reopens June 8
We are excited to be reopening the office June 8th. The Office will be open Tuesday-Friday from 9am-2pm.

Please remember we will be requiring masks for all and social distancing. So please be sure to follow posted signs and Guidelines. Another change is the Office window will be kept closed to better protect all. We are able to hear you and help you.

Not all the staff will be avaible at the office on a given day so if you are trying to reach a specific staff member please call ahead or email them.
Reopening for Parish Group Meetings.
Starting in July we will be allowing parish groups to meet in person inside as long as all guidelines and requirements are followed. More info will be sent out to group leaders about requesting space and requirements.
To continue to serve our community we will continue to ask for Volunteers. All ages are welcome to volunteer, if you have any questions about what it entails please check out our website for more info.

We need volunteers for these teams:
  • Usher Teams
  • Welcome and Hospitality Teams
  • Cleaning/Sanitizing teams

If you have questions about volunteering please contact Terri Nelson or check out our website.
Questions or Concerns? Email Terri Nelson at terrinelson@stjbosco.org
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. One person or parish could not possibly accomplish all that needs to be done for over 60 ministries and services of the Annual Catholic Appeal. It is not too late to donate if you have not already done so! Please be sure to turn in your pledge envelope 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 frim the ministries, and where the money goes click here.
St. John Bosco/Immaculate Conception Goal: $70,800.00
Goal Amount Raised Effective 6/1/2021: $46,549.16
Remaining Amount needed to meet Archdiocese Goal: $24,250.84
Faith Formation and Youth Ministry
Summer is just about here! We wont be meeting weekly or have weekly lessons to teach at home but we are exploring ways for your family to continue growing in your faith and reconnect with our parish this summer. Be sure to complete the surveys below for your Family to participate.
We have finished our lessons for the year but that does not mean we have to stop learning and growing in our faith. I am planning to put together some crafts to take home this summer and exploring options for some in person events for families to connect with others and to grow if their faith. I have also out together a short survey to help plan these find what you guys would like to see this summer and next year.
Be sure to check out our resources available on our Website.
I am planning the Final youth group for this year to be in person if you would like to attend please be sure to fill out this RSVP.
I am also exploring options for service and other activities for youth this summer. To help me plan I have put together a short survey for parents and students to complete.
Questions about Faith Formation and Youth Ministry?
Email Cassie at cassiedenning@stjbosco.org
Be Sure to Follow us on Social Media!
Instagram: @stjboscoym
Attention HS and College Graduates!
We want to recognize you so please fill out the short Graduate Bio Form and share a little info about you and your plans.

If you know someone who is graduating send them the link or fill out the form for them.
Confirmation and First Communion!
At the beginning of May we were able to celebrate 8 students at two Outdoor Masses where they received the Eucharist for the first time. We also had a couple students who celebrated else where after waiting a year to complete this wonderful sacrament. To see some pictures click here.
On May 27th, we celebrated our first indoor mass in over a year for eight students who have been awaiting to receive their Confirmation since last year. Check out a picture of the class here.
If you have any questions about having your student receive their sacraments please contact Cassie Denning at cassiedenning@stjbosco.org
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.
Transitional Diaconate Ordinations
June 5, June 19 and July 2

June 5 at 11am: John DePalma  

June 19 at 10am: Chad Hill 

July 2 at 7pm: Josh Nehnevaj 
Priestly Ordination
Michael Barbarossa, Val Park and Kyle Poje
Saturday, June 26 at 10am

Holy Hour before Ordination:
Friday, June 25 at 7pm
Watch livestream: Facebook or Vimeo

Priestly Ordination:
Saturday, June 26 at 10am
Watch livestream: Facebook or Vimeo
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.