Volume XIV | May 2022

Hello all!

We are back with our Monthly Newsletter. We have a lot of exciting news to share with you this month. First this past weekend we received a letter from archbishop about pastoral changes coming July 1st. To read the letter click here. Next we had 7 young people get confirmed April 23rd. Read more about this and our Upcoming First Communion Mass below. You will also find updates and resource for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry. We are also looking for more volunteers for liturgical ministries and are planning some Trainings. Finally, the Annual Catholic Appeal has also kicked off. Please read more about all this and more below.

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.


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Rededication Ceremony

This past Sunday, May 1st we had a short rededication Ceremony following our 10am Mass. This was to reclaim and rededicate our St John Bosco Statue and our Neighborhood after we were victims of hateful vandalism at the end of April.

Please check out some of the pictures form the ceremony we included.


Liturgical Ministries

We are so happy to back to inperson Masses with ever growing attendance. Because of this we need more volunteers for all our Liturgical Ministries. 

  • Eucharist Ministers
  • Lectors
  • Ushers
  • Welcome and Hospitality Team
  • Sacristan

If you are interested in serving in one of the following compacities please click the button below to learn more and sign up. Please contact Terri at terrinelson@stjbosco.org with any questions.

Liturgical Volunteer

Upcoming Trainings

  • Eucharistic Minister Training Sunday June 5th following 10am mass
  • Fr Dave and Terri will be hosting this training for New EMs or those who would  a refresher.
  • Lector Training will be scheduled on a as needed basis by Terri Nelson
  • if you would like to attend a training please reach out to Terri Nelson via email.
  • Usher Training TBA
  • Terri and Debbie will be hosting a training for those who would like to assist with collection and handling of money.

Music Ministry

It has been great to have music at some of our Saturday and Sunday Masses and would love to have music at more of our Masses. If you have some musical talent, whether singing or an instrument, and you would like to share with the Parish, please use the form on our website to sign up. If you have any questions or concerns please email Terri Nelson.

Music Volunteer
Homebound Ministry
Our Homebound Ministry is now in full swing. We have teams now going out to those parishioners that are homebound and are unable to make it out to receive the Eucharist and connect with others. We are continuing to recruit volunteers for this ministry, so please contact Terri Nelson if you would like to be part of this ministry. If you or someone you know would like to be visited by our homebound ministry, please contact the parish office at (253) 582-1028 or email Terri Nelson at terrinelson@stjbosco.org.

Upcoming Events

May 15th at 10am

Join us for our First Communion mass & a Parish Wide Pancake Breakfast following mass to celebrate.

May 21 at 5pm & May 22 at 10am

Join us for mass concelebrated by Fr. Dave and Fr. Fred Mayovsky, SJ followed by Anointing of the Sick for all who are in need.

Wed, May 25th at 1:00 pm 

Join the Knights of Columbus  in the Meditation Park Grotto for their Silver Rose Prayer Service.

Faith Formation and Youth Ministry

On April 23rd, we had our 7 confirmation Students receive Confirmation at St Frances Cabrini with  Bishop Eusebio Elizondo presiding. They were confirmed along with 64 youth from St Frances Cabrini.

If you are looking to have your student receive their confirmation we will be beginning classes in the Fall for all students in grades 7-12. For more information please email Cassie at cassiedenning@stjbosco.org or check out our website.

First Communion

Sunday, May 15th we will be celebrating 8 First Communion Students who have been preparing for the sacrament this past year. They have concluded most of their preparation and excited to receive the Eucharist for the first time, May 15th. As the day approaches we ask that you keep these students and their families in your prayers.

We will be beginning a new Sacramental Preparation class in the fall. If you would like for your student to be involved  please reach out to Cassie at cassiedenning@stjbosco.org. or visit our website.

Faith Formation

We will finish our Pflaum Gospel Weeklies on Sunday May 8th. So our Faith formation program will also be coming to an end but I have a variety of resources available on our website to continue your child's learning. I have also put together a short survey for you to complete. This includes information about the past year, this summer and next year. 

FF Summer Survey
Youth Ministry

We will be meeting most Sundays in May. I hope you are able to join us. For full details on when we meet please email Cassie Denning. Please also check out out website for resources to continue learning. Next  I have also created a short survey to help plan for this summer so please be sure you and your student to fill out the survey avaible at the button below.

YM Summer Survey

MT 25 - Mission Trip - June 26-30th

The last week of June we will be hosting a hybrid Mission trip for all youth interested. What hybrid means is youth will be sleeping at home and commuting to different works sites in our area throughout the week. Formation will then be thru Zoom either at home or from the parish with youth from a couple other parishes participating as well. If you would like to participate please be sure fill out the form avaible on our website and turn it in by June 5th.

If you have any questions please be sure to email Cassie at cassiedenning@stjbosco.org.

Questions about Faith Formation, Youth Ministry, or Sacramental Prep?
Email Cassie at cassiedenning@stjbosco.org

Annual Catholic Appeal

The Annual Catholic Appeal supports the ministries of the Archdiocese of Seattle like youth and young adult activities, faith formation for all ages, pastoral care in hospitals and prisons, and many more.

Your ACA gift also directly supports more than 170 parishes and missions with services like liturgy guidance, human resources, financial services, administration and more. Thank you for helping us spread our Catholic faith and support our brothers and sisters in Western Washington.

Our Goal: $58,991.00

TOGETHER WE CAN be Christ to others!

Click Here to see Archbishop Etienne’s video

Archdiocese News and Events
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. Learn More
Archbishop Etienne is calling all of us to deeper encounter with Jesus, as part of “Knowing Jesus Christ, Embracing His Mission.” Check out the Encounter page on the archdiocese website for resources, videos and more.
Year of the Family
Pope Francis established the Year of the Family, starting on March 19, 2021, on the Solemnity of St. Joseph. This marks the fifth anniversary of the publication of his Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, which means "The joy of love" and explores the beauty and joy found in family life.

For ways to celebrate check out the website.

Also for additional resource for your Family's Faith Life check out the Office of Marriage and Famly Life At home with Faith Resource.
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