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

NEWS & EVENTS

MARK THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 we will be celebrating the ordination of Bishop Elect Andrew Bellisario as the Bishop of the Diocese of Juneau.
There are many jobs to be done for this ordination and we are asking for your help and many volunteers will be needed: transportation, hospitality, music, etc. Please be thinking about volunteering to help in some way.
Also, we are hoping many people throughout the diocese will be able to join us and we would like to offer them housing. Would you have an extra bedroom in your home? Would you be willing to house someone from out of town? If you can please let us know what kind of accommodations you can provide and how many people you can comfortably accommodate. Email or if you do not have a computer please contact Robbie at the Chancery 586-2227 x 25 or the parish office 789-2020

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..

GLORY HOLE
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

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Vacation Bible School is coming up quickly! It will run every morning from 9:00 - 12:00 on July 31st - August 4th. There are pink forms available in the narthex if you would like to pre-register; otherwise, please plan to come early on Monday the 31st to enroll your child. There is no fee, but donations are always accepted! Forms may be turned in to the Religious Education Office or to the Parish Office. VBS is open to children who have completed kindergarten and up. Parent volunteers are welcome to bring their younger children as long as those children stay with them.
Vacation Bible School Volunteer Training will take place on Wednesday, July 26th at 6:00 p.m. in St. Peter’s Hall. Please plan to be there if you’d like to volunteer to help with VBS this year. For more information, please contact Kimber at (907)209-9286.

There is a giving tree in the narthex containing items that we need for VB
S - please check it out and help if you are able! Your support allows us to keep these programs available for all of our parish youth.

High School Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Life Teen July 23: Summer Hangout at the lodge after 5:30pm Mass! August 6th: Movie night at the Lodge after 5:30pm Mass! August 13th: Back to School BBQ!!! We'll be kicking off the new school year, and celebrating the end of summer, with some food and games!

Meal Train I am so thankful that every year so many community members volunteer to provide a meal for our Sunday Life Nights! Our Sunday events will be starting on August 20th. If you would like to sign up to bring food on a Sunday during the month please let me know!! Thank you!
Teen ACTS Retreat Thank you for all your donations and support during this wonderful retreat.
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).

ACTS Core meets monthly Wednesday, August 16th @ 6:30pm in classroom 5 Anyone is welcome to attend. If you have questions, concerns, suggestions, want to help, contact juneauactscore@gmail.com or call Winston Smith 907-209-2373

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

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.

The Bible and the Virgin Mary The month of May has traditionally been designated by the Catholic Church as a special time to honor Mary Mother of God. This month is particularly notable as the Church celebrates the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady at Fatima. But many people don’t fully appreciate Mary’s role in mankind’s salvation. Exactly who is the Blessed Virgin Mary? What is her role in God’s plan for the world? What vital role does she play in our lives? If you would like to find the answer to these questions and better understand how essential she really is to your faith journey, come join us in exploring the video series, The Bible and the Virgin Mary. Based upon Dr. Scott Hahn’s bestselling book Hail, Holy Queen, this 12 week series unveils the mysteries of Our Lady. Sessions are held Thursdays 6:30pm, St. Peter’s Hall, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Each episode is approximately 30 minutes, followed by prayer and discussion.

Shrine of St. Therese
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.

Do you enjoy singing? We are in need of people that enjoy singing and are willing to be a part of our Music Ministry. If you would like to be part of one of our choirs talk to : Pat Monagle 321-2576 for 5:30 Saturday, Bill Diebels, Jr 789-4872 for the 8:00 AM Sunday, or Ellen Rogers 209 -4220 for the 5:30 PM Sunday. You don’t need to read music; you just have to have a desire to sing and age doesn’t matter!

ACTS Core meets monthly Wednesday, August 16th at 6:30pm in classroom 5 Anyone is welcome to attend. If you have questions, concerns, suggestions, want to help, contact juneauactscore@gmail.com or call Winston Smith 907-209-2373

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Returning God’s Gifts

Returning God’s Gifts Regular Plate Collection 7/16/2017……..$6,500 (includes electronic contributions for this week)

Budgeted weekly amount………………...$8,689

Year to date weekly amount ………….….$7,928

Special Collections in July
July 22/23 Pay down the Mortgage

Help Pay Down the Principal (on our Mortgage) Mortgage as of May 23, 2017 … $479,20

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WAYS TO HELP OUR PARISH THAT DON’T COST YOU ANYTHING!

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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