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SJTW YOUTH TRAVEL TO SOUTH CAROLINA

Leadership Service Trip July 4-12

Kids At Youth Mission 2020TIRED, BUT A JOB WELL DONE. 

(Left to right) Top row:  Janet, Nick, Reggie, Rhenna (LeaderTrek staff), Jason, Logan. Front Row:  Elise (LeaderTrek - L.T. -  staff) Elizabeth (L.T. staff), Becca (L.T. staff) Colten, Liezl, Jim, Evii

Ten teens and three adults from St. Joseph the Worker boarded a plane from PDX on July 4th, destined for Ground Zero, a youth ministry in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  Led by Janet Rathbone, our Youth Ministry Coordinator, and accompanied by Pam Allison and Jim Anderson, the teens spent seven days constructing a wheelchair ramp for Miss Stella, a small, frail woman who was recently diagnosed with cancer.  (See article regarding Janet's retirement on this webiste.)  

DaisyDAISY:  POWER TOOLS!

The group wore masks in airports and in flight, wiping down seats, seat belts, and trays with disinfectant, frequently employing hand sanitizer, and checking temperatures every morning and evening.  Because the group lived as a "family" throughout the trip, they only needed to wear masks when Miss Stella or her caregiver were around.  The only "sight-seeing" they undertook was to visit the Holy Name of Jesus cathedral in Raleigh, North Carolina, so being in contact with other people was not an issue.  

Youth Group Working On Wheelchair RampPULLING OUT OLD CEMENT Colten, Jason, Nick, and Elizabeth

The main purpose of the trip was three-fold:  Service, Discipleship (developing spiritual habits) and Leadership building.  They started and ended every day with spiritual self-reflection, scripture reading, and activities designed to help them learn to focus on others' needs.  Their days were filled with construction of the wheelchair ramp, sharpening tool-using skills (or learning to use them), taking measurements, and engineering the ramp for Miss Stella.  During the seven days they lived in community with each other, learning how a group of people can work together as a team, putting aside grievances and living out the words of Peter when he said,  ...be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble 1 Peter 3:8

Youth Girls CementMIXING NEW CEMENT TO STABILIZE POSTS:  Liezl, Evii, Daisy, and Maddie .

This particular trip, the last for Janet since she is retiring, was particularly challenging because of the pandemic.  But they did it, and all are safely back home, healthy and ready to carry out the gospel message they honed while on the trip.

Youth Group On MissionAT HOLY NAME OF JESUS CATHEDRAL IN RALEIGH, N.C. In front of St. Joseph statue.  

(Left to right) Janet, Daisy, Colten, Logan, Liezl, Evii, Maddie, Reggie, Nick and Pam in front of Reggie  (Front Row) Elizabeth, Jim, Jason

St. Michael The Archangel At Holy Name Of Jesus Church, N.C.

JANET RATHBONE RETIRES AS YOUTH MINISTRY COORDINATOR

You Are Loved!

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Seventeen years ago, parishioner Janet Rathbone responded to a call from then pastor, Fr. John Amsberry, asking her to assist with a Youth Leadership Service mission to Mexico.  Holy Family parish had organized the trip, and one of the leaders suddenly could not make it.  Janet's children were young when this unexpected opportunity fell into place.  At first, she declined, thinking that her family would need her attention.  However, the Holy Spirit had other plans and Janet heard the call.  She told Fr. John that, though she didn't know how, she would make it happen.  So she became a team leader for that trip.  And again the next year, and the year after that.  Finally, in 2007, Father John hired her as our Youth Ministry Coordinator where she became expert at fundraising, organizing, planning, and executing youth service trips, Higher-Calling Ropes camps, on-going faith formation instruction and sacramental preparation for Confirmation.  The missions, instruction, and camps have provided numerous youth with the opportunity to know their faith as a blessing in their lives, to see, first hand, the poverty in which so many live, to experience gathering in a community of fellow Catholic teens, and to discover how to put Jesus' message of love into day-to-day practice.    

A teacher by profession, Janet has brought her  talent as well as her loving, passionate spirituality to our faith community.  St. Joseph the Worker's teens have benefited from her management, her expertise, knowledge, and depth of commitment.   

Janet and her husband plan to move to the Bend area where they will begin a new life adventure, living out the same spirit of love and joy they have always brought to others.  We wish  you many, many blessings, dear Janet.  You are, indeed, loved.

NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR AUGUST 1 & 2 MASSES: Capacity up to 50 people per service

Updated July 28, 2020

The number of people who can be in our church sanctuary at one time has increased from 25 to 50.  So, we are now taking reservations for weekend Masses and will allow up to 50 socially-distanced individuals into the church for each service.  You are required to wear a mask.  Thank you!

To register for an ENGLISH Mass, email Terri at sjtwadmin@comcast.net, or text/call at 503-730-8281.

To register for a SPANISH Mass, email Carmen at vmcarmend@yahoo.com or call/text her at 503-939-5395.
To register for a ZOMI Mass, email Francis at francispipi@gmail.com or call/text at 971-340-3975.
Weekday Masses still do not need pre-registrations; just sign up at the door.

 PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR MASKS, KEEP 3 TO 6 FEET FROM OTHERS,  AND SIT AT ONE OF THE LETTERS POSTED ON THE PEW-BACKS IN THE CHURCH.  

The obligation to attend Sunday or Saturday Vigil Mass is still not required during this time of COVID-19 pandemic.  Anyone in the "high risk" categories is encouraged to stay at home.

ENGLISH MASS TIMES ARE: 

  • WEEKENDS (Pre-registration required) 4:00pm, 6:00pm SATURDAYS and 8:30 and 10:30am SUNDAYS;  
  • WEEKDAYS (Register at the door) 7:00am MONDAY, 6:00PM TUESDAY, 8:00am WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY and 9:00am SATURDAY, IN LATIN.  

SPANISH MASS IS:   1:00PM SUNDAYS

ZOMI MASS IS:         3:30PM SUNDAYS

You must have a "confirmed reservation" from Terri Fessler Boris to attend the Saturday Vigil or Sunday Morning English Masses, from Carmen Velazques to attend Spanish Mass, and from Francis Kham to attend Zomi Mass.

Give the names and phone numbers of all who will attend, as well as your first and second choice for date and time to attend.  (Each family member gets one registration slot.  i.e., if there are four family members you get four spaces on the list and in the church.  You will know your registrations are valid when Terri, Carmen, or Francis have CONFIRMED via text, email, or voice.)

PRECAUTIONS   Please review before attending your reserved Mass.

  • Please wear a mask to Mass.
  • Each Mass is limited to 50 people, including Father Ted.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before Mass.
  • Contributions accepted in the box located near the baptismal font.  There will be no basket passed around.
  • The Quieting Room is closed but the bathroom is available
  • All missals, etc. have been removed from the pews but you may bring your own.
  • The bulletin will continue to be distributed online and a limited number of the printed version will be available in the narthex.

WEARING A MASK PROTECTS OTHERS. PLEASE WEAR A MASK TO MASS.

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MISAS LIMITADAS PARA COMENZAR DE NUEVO EN SJTW

9 Y 10 DE MAYO, 5:00 pm VIGILIA DE SÁBADO EN INGLÉS, 8:30 am y 10:30 am MISA EN INGLÉS y 1:00 pm MISA EN ESPAÑOL. TAMBIÉN LOS DÍAS DE LA SEMANA: lunes, 7am; Martes 6pm; Miércoles a viernes, 8am; Sábado, 9 a.m. (en latín)

De acuerdo con el decreto del Arzobispo Sample, Saint Joseph the Worker ofrecerá Misas públicas de capacidad limitada a partir de las 5:00 PM - 9 de mayo de 2020. Debe tener una "reserva confirmada" de Terri Fessler Boris para asistir a Misa.

Para registrarse para una Misa en INGLÉS, envíe un correo electrónico a Terri a sjtwadmin@comcast.net, o envíe un mensaje de texto / llame al 503-730-8281. Para registrarse para una misa en ESPAÑOL, envíe un correo electrónico a Carmen a vmcarmend@yahoo.com o llámela o envíele un mensaje de texto al 503-939-5395.

Dé los nombres de todos los miembros de la familia que asisten, así como su primera y segunda opción para la FECHA y HORA para asistir. (Cada miembro de la familia tiene un espacio de inscripción. Es decir, si hay cuatro miembros de la familia, se le darán cuatro espacios en la lista y en la iglesia, si hay espacio disponible. Las inscripciones solo son válidas cuando Terri o Carmen han CONFIRMADO por mensaje de texto, correo electrónico o voz.)

PAUTAS A SEGUIR CUANDO ASISTE A LA MISA EN ST. JOSÉ OBRERO
  • Por favor use una máscara para misa
  • Cada misa está limitada a 25 personas, incluido el padre Ted.
  • Solo se admitirán personas que hayan confirmado sus registros.
  • Podemos asistir a una misa de fin de semana por mes (para comenzar, evaluaremos a medida que pase el tiempo)
  • Podemos asistir a dos misas de lunes a viernes por semana (así como a una misa de fin de semana por mes)
  • Llegue 15 minutos antes de la misa. (Las puertas estarán cerradas para que nadie pueda entrar una vez que comience la misa).
  • Las contribuciones de la colecta dominical serán aceptadas en una canasta que estará en la entrada de la iglesia (no se pasa ninguna canasta)
  • La sala de silencio estará cerrada, pero el baño estará disponible.
  • Todos los misales, etc. se eliminarán de los bancos, puede traer su propio

CANS AND BOTTLES FOR YOUTH GROUP

STILL COLLECTING DURING COVID-19

Our youth group is still collecting cans and bottles.  Using the blue bags makes it easy:  just take them to a BottleDrop location near you and they will automatically assign the funds to us.  If you don't have a blue bag, you may call the office to leave a message and Terri will be sure Janet gets it so you can set up a time to drop them off at the church.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE FINANCIALLY DURING THIS PANDEMIC

We understand that many of you may not be receiving a pay check during this time, so please don't feel pressured to give if you cannot. However, if you can, it will help us pay our bills also. We will be making weekly deposits of all contributions. 

You may find it easier to sign up for online giving on our Web Site, or through your bank, so you don't have to worry about writing a check or gathering cash. To sign up for online giving through our web site, click GIVE  here, or at the top of this page.

 You can also drop your envelope off at the parish office, placing it in the mail slot to the right of the office door, or you can mail your contribution directly to us at 2310 SE 148th Ave, Portland, OR 97233. 

 We sincerely thank you for remembering us, if you can. All of you are in our prayers!

SJTW COMMUNITY GARDENS FLOURISH DURING PANDEMIC

Posted July 1, 2020

Img 4624                                                                                                Wearing masks and watching their "social distance," parishioners who rented community garden plots in SJTW's "backyard" are planting, watering, and weeding seedlings, encouraging them into lush growth.  Some of the vegetables and herbs will be used in their own homes while others are being grown specifically to feed the hungry through St. Vincent de Paul. 

 Here are some photos to enjoy.

Garden July 2020                                                                                                                                                             Lucia Vung Khan Lun tends to spicy herbs which she'll use to flavor soups and other dishes.

Garden July 2020                                                                                                      Thomas En Cin Mang weeds around crops he's planted.

Garden July 2020                                                                                                                                                            Becky Fletcher surveys a crop of sunflowers.  Becky organizes the garden and assists in growing crops for St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.

Kathy Martin 2                                                                                                    Kathy Martin assists with the plots designated as food for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.  

TIME ON YOUR HANDS? START WORKING ON SJTW BAZAAR PROJECTS!

2020 BAZAAR UNCERTAIN; ALTAR GUILD WILL POST WHETHER OR NOT IT WILL TAKE PLACE THIS YEAR AFTER REVIEWING COVID-19 REGULATIONS LATER THIS FALL

Whether or not the Bazaar takes place this November, or is postponed until  2021, we still want your hand-made items and your energy.  You might want to start (or continue) creating crafts.  

We hope you are all doing well during this shelter in place time.  Here are our registration forms  for this year’s (or next year's) Bazaar (anticipating that some of you might be working on your items during this time you are required to be at home).  We can’t wait to see what you are creating!

The attached registration form has all of the details, your contact person will be Susan Johnson, her information is below this article and also on the attached form. 

 
Wishing you and your families all good health during this time.

Susan Johnson randsjohnson76@aol.com

SJTW BAZAAR TABLE REGISTRATION FORM

STAYING CONNECTED: SJTW BULLETIN EMAILED

WWW.PARISHESONLINE.COM SENDS BULLETIN TO REGISTERED PARISHIONERS WITH EMAIL ADDRESSES

Please check your inboxes for the latest issue of our bulletin.  It will be from LPi (Literary Press, inc.).  In these days of social isolation, we are sending you this weekly newsletter electronically as one way we can stay connected.  Even though parish events and organizations are not meeting, the bulletin will include a letter from Father Ted, information on what else is happening in our archdiocese, and any updates that may support you spiritually as we battle the effects of COVID-19.

If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding spiritual or church matters, please email Terri at sjtwadmin@comcast.net.  She will do her best to address them or direct them to the appropriate person.

ATTENDING MASS WHILE AT HOME

COPING WITH COVID-19, CORONAVIRUS, PRECAUTIONS

REGARDING MASS

During this challenging time of limited social interaction, we would like to invite you to watch the Mass with Archbishop Sample which he will LIVESTREAM EACH SUNDAY AT 11:00AM FROM THE CATHEDRAL.  The Mass is in English.  

You can find it by going to:  https://www.facebook.com/archdpdx/.

You can also view weekend and daily mass on EWTN at https://www.ewtn.com/.

REGARDING COMMUNION

Father Ted will continue to bring anointings and communion only to those who are seriously ill, in an effort to minimize the possibility of "accidental" transmission.  If you are not able to attend one of the limited-space Masses during the week or on a weekend, we suggest that you make a spiritual communion by reverently reciting the following prayer (especially during the time of communion in the Mass broadcast).  This prayer can also be found on the archdiocesan web site.

MAKING A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION 

At times when you cannot receive Holy Communion, this prayer can supply spiritual connection with Our Lord, and bring comfort to your soul.

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.

ADORATION SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO CORNOAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS

When the "Stay-at-Home" order is lifted, we will once again have Adoration times available for you to sit in the quiet presence of the Blessed Sacrament.  Please call Fr. Ted at 503-761-8710 x101 to sign up for a time.

POST A PRAYER ON THE GAPLINE

 Prayer Request:  Email to sjtw-gapline@hotmail.com to and request a prayer intention.You may also contact Liz Daily at gunndaily@yahoo.com

WEATHER POLICY

Masses and meetings/events will be cancelled due to inclement weather when the Portland Public Schools are closed. Please do not try to attend Mass if it is unsafe for you to drive. Always use your own judgment in traveling during questionable weather.