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RCIA MEMBERS MAKE PROFESSION OF FAITH AND ARE CONFIRMED

PENTECOST VIGIL, MAY 31, 6:00PM

We want to congratulate four members of our parish who faithfully attended RCIA instruction throughout the 2019-2020 year, even though it meant struggling through ZOOM meetings and lots of communication via email and texts during these past weeks because of the pandemic.  With twenty-five people attending the social-distanced service, including candidates, sponsors and friends and family, Fr. Ted, through special dispensation from the archdiocese, administered confirmation to all four, as well as celebrating the first Communion and professions of faith for Michael and Linda.    

When you see them, please congratulate them!  (Photos below.)

JOINING OUR FAITH, RECEIVING FIRST COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION

Michael Nelson

Linda Sampson

BEING CONFIRMED

Abby Blanco

Hazel Blanco

We wish you joy and courage, wisdom and persistence in your beliefs as you journey the rest of your life, confirmed as official members of the Catholic Faith.  May God bless you and your families. 

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MASSES OPEN AT SJTW - 25 PEOPLE PER MASS WITH TWO SATURDAY MASSES OFFERED( Ver la versión en español a continuación)

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In accordance with the decree of Archbishop Sample, Saint Joseph the Worker is offering limited capacity public Masses.  The dispensation from the obligation to participate in the Sunday Mass remains in effect during this time of limited capacity Masses and anyone in the "high risk" catagories is encouraged to stay at home.

  • ENGLISH MASSES 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

NOW REGISTERING FOR WEEKEND OF           JUNE 6 & 7.

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.   

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 25 people, including Father Ted
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before Mass
  • Contributions accepted in a stationary basket (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 rather than in person

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!

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

We hope you are all doing well during this shelter in place time.  We wanted to get our registration forms out to you for this 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 this year 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.