Volume V | March 2021
Reopening Update and News
Hello all!

Welcome to another monthly newsletter! Lent is here. So you will find some ways to practice Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving with us. Also find updates on the Lent Mass Schedule, the Parish grounds and Facilities, Faith Formation, Youth Ministry, and more.

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
Facilities and Parish Grounds Update
We have completed some concrete work around the parish and in the grotto. There were some unsafe areas of concrete that were repaired around the outside of the main building and the grotto had sinking concrete that has been replaced.

Motion sensor lighting was installed outside the rectory. Power modifications were completed in the grotto which included the relocation of the existing panel. The nativity scene area had outlets/switches replaced and a GFCI breaker and weather resistant covers installed.

These projects were possible to complete because of a generous donation from a parishioner. Thank You!

Upcoming projects:
  • Replace the roof on the shop.
  • Install overflow drains on the church roof.
Lent
Mass Schedule
We have put together the Mass Schedule for Lent. We will have Mass every Sunday at 10:00am to attend please register on our website. We will kick off Holy week with a Palm Sunday Mass and Drive Thru Palm Pick Up on March 28th. Read more below or Click here. Registration for Holy Week will begin Monday March 22nd on our website.

All Liturgies will take place outside. We will be using the existing covered entrances around the church and we will have tents to put up to protect additional seating from rain if needed. We have speakers and microphones for all to be able to hear the prayers, readings, and homily.
Lent is Here!
This is a time of repentance where we are called to Pray, Fast ,and Give. To learn more click the buttons below for a variety of Resources.
Parish Book Study
This Lent we will be hosting a Parish Book Study of Caste By Isabel Wilkerson. This will take place Wednesdays at 6pm via Zoom. All are welcome. Invite family, friends, and neighbors. To register email Terri Nelson at: terrinelson@stjbosco.org or register using the Form on our website.
Stations of the Cross

Each lent we are encouraged to pray the stations of the cross. There are a variety of resources available online to the pray them virtually. Click the buttons below to find some. Including a gallery of pictures from the SJB meditation park along with reflections on each station.
CRS Rice Bowl
Each lent we raise funds for CRS RIce Bowl. These funds go to help others around the world and then a portion stays local to help out local programs through grants.

We have bowls available for pick up after mass or you can call the office to arrange a pick time. If you would prefer you can make your own Rice bowl with this Printable Label available on their Website.

Also be sure to check out their website for more resources including, videos, calendar, and simple meatless recipes. Click the button below.
Faith Formation and Youth Ministry
Lent is here. In this time of Prayer Fasting and Almsgiving i have created lent Resource Pages for both Faith Formation and youth Ministry. They contain a variety of resources to learn more about lent and practice the 3 pillars of lent. So be sure to click the buttons below to learn more. For more info or questions, email Cassie Denning.
We are approaching our final Unit from Pflaum Gospel weeklies. I will be coordinating pick up times for all those currently enrolled and Zoom meeting and events so be sure to check your email for details.
I have planned a couple opportunities to work in the SJB food garden to help prep the beds for spring. If your student would be interested in participating please sign up with the button below.
Questions about Faith Formation and Youth Ministry?
Email Cassie at cassiedenning@stjbosco.org
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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
Celebrate the Year of St Joseph
Pray the Novena
Let us join in a novena of prayer to St. Joseph as we prepare to celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph on March 19th. Click the button below for the full Novena.
Mass for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph
Celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph, and the beginning the Year of the Family, by joining Archbishop Etienne for Mass. For more info click here.

Livestream:
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Catholic Advocacy Day Mass
March 23, 2021 8am
Join the bishops who will offer mass for the intentions of a successful and fruitful Catholic Advocacy Day. On this day, Catholics across our state will advocate for issues with legislators in Olympia.
Catholic Advocacy Day
March 23, 2021 8am-4pm, Register by March 9th.

To learn more and register click the button.
The Catholic Relief Services Collection supports six Catholic agencies that serve the vulnerable and marginalized at home and abroad.
What would it mean to move away from our punishment-based, retributive model to a Gospel-based, restorative model? Hear from the experts!

To register, click the button below.
Visit the Archdiocese's new website:
Bulletins Available Online
We are still putting together bulletins. They are available on our website weekly.