If you would like a Mass said please contact the parish office in advance to schedule. Please DO NOT stop Father right before Mass.

PLEASE: We ask that you help preserve a reverent atmosphere by turning off all electronic communication devices, removing hats and disposing of gum before entering the Church. We also ask that you NOT leave valuables in your vehicles.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK beside the red painted curb. In the event of an emergency the fire department has asked us to keep the fire lane clear so they can have access to the church with their emergency vehicles


All Parish Offices are closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. NO daily Mass at 12:10 Monday, you are encouraged to attend the festivities at the Shrine of St. Therese.

Would you be willing to share a picture of your family with us for a pictorial directory? Out of all the families in our parish only 40 have sent in family photos. Please send in one of your family for our new directory. Please include the names of those in the picture, current email address, phone number (s), and correct address. You may email the picture and information. This will allow us to update our census program and our directory. The jpeg should be no larger than 0.5 megabyte and please do not edit it.
Are you willing to take pictures after Masses? If you like photography and would like to volunteer to do this, please call Sandy at 789-2020.

Thinking of becoming a member of the Catholic Church or returning to the Church? The process for becoming a member of the Catholic Church, or returning to full membership in the church, is called the Rite for the Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Those interested in the RCIA process meet Thursdays, at 6:30pm, in St. Peter’ s Hall. This is an opportunity to come and explore the Catholic faith - even if you are already a practicing Catholic. So come, bring a family member or friend, and explore what it means to be a Catholic in the world today. For additional information you may email deacon Mike Monagle or call at (907) 209 - 2080.

Do you know someone that is homebound or in the hospital? Please call the parish office and let us know, 789 - 7307 X 2. In most cases the only way we know is if you tell us. Due to HIPA regulations the hospital cannot inform us of your or your loved ones presence. Please call and we will schedule a priest visit..

We are in desperate need of groups or individuals to sign up to do the Glory Hole Meal on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Please call the Parish Office 789- 2020 for the details.

We now have our corporate Tram Passes. They are available on a first come first serve basis. There are 2 passes and each one takes 2 people

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Volunteers are always needed at St. Vincent de Paul ..... either in the thrift store or in the sorting room. Call 789 - 5141 to see how you can help

Part-time / Seasonal Gardener Needed The Shrine is looking for a part time gardener to work 16 hours (2 days) per week. Duration: May 15th to August 31st. Call Joe at 586-2227 ext 24

Register now for Catholic Kids Camp! Registration forms will be available through the religious education office or in the narthex after Mass! We’ll be back out at the Shrine of St. Therese for camp this year, and our theme is “Called to Journey.” We will talk about the mission we are called to live as Catholics. Camp sessions one and two are open to students who have completed first grade through students who have completed fifth grade. Camp session three is open to students who have completed sixth grade through students who have completed eighth grade. Our camps fill up quickly, so please register your student(s) as soon as possible! Camp Session One - June 23rd - 25th Camp Session Two - June 26th - 29th Camp Session Three (Middle School) - June 29th - July 2nd* *Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, the dates of our middle school camp have been moved up one day. Information is being sent out to those families who have already registered; if you have not yet registered, please keep this in mind. New copies of our registration forms will reflect these dates!

Vacation Bible School will be the week of July 31st - August 4th. Registrations and volunteer sign-ups for VBS will begin in June.

High School Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Life Teen Regular Sunday night youth group is done for the summer! Thank you for a great year! We will be having monthly events during the summer so look out for information on that.
Teen ACTS Retreat, July 13-16 This summer, our Teen ACTS retreat will be from July 13-16. This is an excellent opportunity for teens to, not only experience a wonderful weekend out at our National Shrine of St. Therese, but to have a beautiful encounter with Christ along with their high school peers. The director of this retreat is George Watt, and our co-director is Ashleigh Watt. If your teen is interested in signing up, feel free to reach out to either of them or myself and we'll give you all the info! Please keep our retreat team and all of our preparations in your prayers as we plan this retreat! Thank you!My email / George Watt email /Ashleigh Watt email
ACYC June 2-11th We leave for our trip to Anchorage next Friday, thank you to everyone who supported us in our fundraising efforts!
ACYC Pre-Trip meeting for parents and teens! Wednesday, March 31st at the JPII Lodge 6-6:30pm. This is the essential meeting where we'll talk about all last minute details and make sure everyone is up to speed with paperwork and payments.
Young Adult Group We will continue to hangout throughout the summer! Every Monday night from 6:30-8:30pm at the JPII Lodge (the old senior center in the valley). But we will not be meeting on Monday 5/29 - Happy Memorial Day! If you have any questions or want to get involved, give me a call anytime! 957-2910


Shrine of St. Therese

Middle School Catechism Camp at the Shrine Who: Middle School Students What: Dominican Sister’s Catechism Camp Theme: Prayer and Reconciliation When: June 12-16 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. How: Van transport available Pick up at St. Paul’s at 8:30 a.m. Return to St. Paul’s at 1:00 p.m. (Diocesan Transportation form required – contact joe) Where: Shrine of St. Therese Fee: Free will offering To sign up Call Joe: Office (907)-586-2227 ext 24 Cell (636) 628-7270/email

Memorial Day Mass May 29th Rosary 9:30 at the Shrine Rosary Trail Holy Mass 11:00 a.m. at the Columbarium KC Spaghetti Dinner after Mass.

Sunday Masses at the Shrine Sunday Masses begin June 4th. 1:30 p.m. Stone Blessing June 24th at 11:00 a.m. Our annual Stone Blessing Ceremony will be held on June 24th at the Shrine Columbarium. The Family and Friends of those whose Cover Stones were engraved this year are welcome.

Adopt-A-Garden at the Shrine We still have a few gardens available for adoption. Contact Joe (907)-586-2227 ext 24

Shrine Work Day June 10th Join us for a fun day of clean up at the Shrine. Saturday June 10th 9 a.m.- noon

Mary’s View A spectacular new look-out is open at the Shrine. Mary’s View offers a panorama of Lynn Canal, Shrine Island and Pearl Harbor. Drive out and check it out.


Knights of Columbus If there are any men out there who would like to be part of the Knights….please contact Dave Ringle at 321-7026, Pat Monagle at 321-2576, Mike Monagle @ 2092080 Or go online to: www.kofc.org

The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a “Building the Domestic Church through Strengthening our Families” kiosk in the Narthex. Feel free to take literature for your studies. When done, pass it on or return it. The Knights will be restocking the kiosk as literature is used.

Work Party: Saturday, May 27th 9-12. There will be a parish work party at St. Paul’s to clean up the grounds, cut weeds, trim branches and plant flowers! Come as you are… tools provided! Flowers for planter boxes welcome!

Revised summer schedule for St. Paul’s Charismatic Prayer Group. Prayer Meeting once in June & July at 1:30 p.m. in St. Peter’s Hall. June 11 and July 2.

Fatima, Lourdes & Spain Pilgrimage with Fr. Perry Kenaston 11 Days: November 7-17, 2017 Air/land tour $2999 Per person from Los Angeles (includes Govt. taxes) First class/select Hotels, Continental Breakfast daily plus 7 dinners Services of a Professional Tour Director & Comprehensive Sightseeing. All hotel service charges and local taxes, porterage and entrance fees. Contact Fr. Perry Kenaston @ 907-766-2241 / email


Faith In Action We have raised enough money to pay the Diocese their portion of Faith In Action ($51,915). However, our budget was based on raising $65,000. ANY MONEY we raise now stays in the parish for help with projects, ie. new offices., etc. Thank you for your generosity!


Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to St. Paul’s at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 81514. Each year you may have to re-enter your rewards information.

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