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

 

Divine Mercy Novena in preparation for Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23, 2017
Good Friday, April 14 – 5:30 PM
Holy Saturday, April 15 – 3 00 PM
Easter Sunday, April 16 – following 10:30 AM Holy Mass
Monday – Friday, April 17 – 21 – 5:30 PM
Saturday, April 22 – 3:00 PM
Sunday, April 23 – Prayers of Thanksgiving: Rosary and Chaplet following 10:30 AM Holy Mass
Gather in St. Paul’s Day Chapel. For additional information, call Terry and Susanne Elder, 789-9611

 

We are still waiting for you to send in your photo for the new directory. Please email it as a jpeg and be no larger than 0.5 megabytes. No editing please. Make sure you also send the names of those in the picture, current email address, phone numbers and correct address. Send to stpauls@ptialaska.net

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 contact deacon Mike Monagle at mpmonagle@gmail.com , or call (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.

Infant Baptism Preparation Class The February Baptism Preparation class for infants will be held March 6th from 6:30—8:30 PM! If you are pregnant and want your baby baptized in the Spring or Summer now is the time to take this required class. Call Jennifer and/or Harold at 907-790-1860 to register

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

Catholic Children’s Books needed— especially picture and pre-school board books. Please donate to the office. We would like to make book bags for the narthex. Thank you!

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

SPECIAL TRIDUUM CHOIR— Rehearsals will be held Sundays and Wednesdays (except for March 29th which is Reconciliation) at 6:45 PM . For more information contact Doug Smith at 789-1664. ALL singers and musicians are WELCOME!

We are collecting the UPC part of the soup labels (not the whole label) for Holy Name School in Ketchikan. They will be able to turn them in for items the school may need.

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. Since this is a new fiscal year you may have to redo your rewards.
 Amazon Smile—select Corporation of the Catholic Bishop

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Religious Education Class Dates: Sunday classes meet: April 2nd, 9th, 23rd, and 30th Monday classes meet: April 3rd, 10th, and 24th EDGE (middle school) classes meet: April 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th Weds confirmation classes meet: April 12th and 26th Sun confirmation classes meet: April 9th, 23rd, and 30th Our final FIRST RECONCILIATION RETREAT is coming up. This retreat is required for all baptized students who are preparing for their First Communion. Please come and experience God’s unconditional love and forgiveness for us with your child as they prepare for and make their first reconciliation. Light snacks will be provided, so eat lunch before you come! Where: St. Peter’s Hall When: Saturday, April 29th, 1:00 - 3:30 pm For more information, please call Kimber at (907)789-7303 or email stpcath@ptialaska.net Our Confirmation Retreat has been postponed due to a mix-up with our reservation dates. Please watch forthcoming bulletins and e-mails for more information.
Does your Confirmation student still need community service hours? Call or text Kimber at 209-9286 to talk about some projects that they can assist with!
Our Middle School Edge group will wrap up the year with a series on our Catholic beliefs about Mary - just in time for May, the month that we celebrate Mary! We will talk about common questions (Do Catholics worship Mary?!), beautiful Catholic prayers (such as the Rosary and the Memorare), and times throughout history when Mary has appeared to people all around the world (such as Fatima or Guadalupe). This will be a wonderful way to wrap up our year together.
Mark your calendars! First Communion will take place on Sunday, May 7th at the 10:30 Mass. Confirmation will take place on Sunday, May 21st at the 10:30 Mass.
Save the dates for our fun summer events! Catholic Kids Camp is back at the Shrine of St. Therese this summer. The dates for Camp Session One (open to students currently in first through fifth grade) are June 23rd - 25th. The dates for Camp Session Two (open to students currently in first through fifth grade) are June 26th - 29th. Camp Session Three is our middle school camp and is open to students who are currently in sixth grade through students who are currently in eighth grade, and the dates are June 30th - July 3rd. Vacation Bible School will be the week of July 31st! More information to follow

Please Pray for Confirmation Students: Asianna Mazon, Trinity Rehder, Alex Nolan, Noah Heidersdorf, Vespasia Whitmore , Manila Martin Clara Smith, Amanda McDowell, Nicole Jesus, Bradley Padura, Koneal Laguidao, Sandra Lamas, Sophie Thibodeau, Ann Steinmann, Mariana Salazar, Isabella Hanna, Ellie Knapp, Megan Lujan

High School Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Life Teen Schedule We are starting a new 4-part Life Teen series called The Complete & Total Guide to Human Happiness. The Complete & Total Guide to Human Happiness answers all your questions on how to get happy and stay happy! True happiness is found in surrendering to Jesus Christ. The way of Jesus may not look the way we think it does. This series explores what it really means to live for Christ; the beatitudes, living the law of love, trusting Church authority, and forming our conscience.
4/23- The Complete & Total Guide to Human Happiness, part 1: We're Waiting For You! - A Life Night on our response to God 4/30- The complete & Total Guide to Human Happiness, part 2: New and Improved! - A Life night on God's law 5/7- The complete & Total Guide to Human Happiness, part 3: Eat Your Vegetables! - A Life Night on Church authority 5/14- The complete & Total Guide to Human Happiness, part 4: The Drive of Your Life! - A Life Night on conscience formation

Parents, if you would like to receive my monthly email newsletter, please send me an email and I will add you to the list!

Alaska Catholic Youth Conference 2017, June 2-11 The Alaska Catholic Youth Conference (ACYC) is a gathering of Alaskan teens from all across the state and it is an excellent opportunity for youth to gather and celebrate their Catholic faith! Our chaperones are Heather Shaw, Kimber Watt, Bill Benning, Steve Olmstead, and Dave Ringle. If you are interested in attending, please contact me with any questions you might have and I can reserve your seat since we have limited spots! Please go online to register for the conference at www.archdioceseofanchorage.org

Garage Sale Fundraiser for ACYC Our ACYC group is having a garage sale on Saturday, May 6th in St Peter's Hall from 8am-12pm. If you have items you would like to donate, bring them on down!!!! We have a fundraising goal of $1,000, so anything helps! Talk to Heather Shaw or Sandy Nolan in the office about drop-offs! Thank you for your support!

Young Adult Group We meet every Monday from 6:30-8:30pm in the JPII Lodge
4/17- Movie Night! Bring some snacks to share!

Blessed Brunch Saturday, April 29th, in the JPII Lodge, 11am-1pm We are daughters, sisters, mothers, and grandmothers but most of all, we are females in love with Christ! Come celebrate the joy we have for living out the Catholic life with women of all ages in our community! This time together is about growing closer to our fellow sisters in Christ and enjoying a delicious brunch at the same time. Please bring a dish to share as it is potluck style. Contact Heather Shaw or Kimber Watt if you have any questions. Invite all the beautiful women in your life!

Empty Bowls--A fundraiser for the Glory Hole The Glory Hole, Juneau’s soup kitchen and emergency homeless shelter, will be hosting its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser from 5-7 pm on Sunday, April 23 at Centennial Hall. Attendees will receive a simple meal of soup and bread, served in a handmade pottery bowl that they will get to take home with them. There will be a silent auction and a dessert auction. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children. (Children do not get a bowl to take home.) Children under 5 are free. Please help support The Glory Hole as we fulfill our mission to provide food, shelter and compassion to Juneau’s needy.

Knights of Columbus
Free Brunch (donations only) Every 3rd Sunday the Knights of Columbus invites the parish to brunch from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Pancakes, Biscuits and Gravy, Hash Browns, scrambled eggs, sausage, fried rice, juice and coffee! Stop by after 8:00 a.m. Mass or before 10:30 mass and enjoy great food and even better company! 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 @ 209-2080 Or go online to: www.kofc.org

Bison Raffle Tickets are for sale from the Knights. Win a bison hunt on Kodiak Island or $3500. Tickets are $20 and can be bought at pancake breakfasts or from Knights after mass.
The Knights of Columbus are offering scholarships to graduating seniors this year. Seniors with a 2.0 GPA and continuing their education after high school are eligible to apply. The application requires an essay and recommendation from your pastor as well as other items. Scholarship applications can be picked up at either high school career center or from the parish. If you have questions, please call Dave Ringle, 321-7026.
THANK YOU—Bishop Kenny Council would like to thank all who donated food during the 40 Cans for 40 Days Lenten food drive. Parishioners donated 535 pounds of food that will be given to the Food Bank and Love INC to meet the needs of those community members less fortunate. Thank you.

FIESTA FIESTA FIESTA CELEBRATING CINCO De MAYO SAINT ANN’S PARISH HALL MAY 13, 2017 – 6:30 TO 8:30 416 5TH STREET, JUNEAU, AK. 99801 PINATA PRIZES FOR YOUNG & OLD PLEASE JOIN US FOR DINNER WITH TACOS, RICE, BEANS, SALADS & DESSERT, INC. REFRESHMENTS $20.00 PER PERSON - $40.00 A FAMILY FUNDRAISER SPONSORED BY THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS IN SUPPORT OF THE CATHEDRAL OF THE NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Infant Baptism Preparation Class The February Baptism Preparation class for infants will be held May 2nd from 6:30—8:30 PM! If you are pregnant and want your baby baptized in the Spring or Summer now is the time to take this required class. Call Jennifer and/or Harold at 907-790-1860 to register.

Notice: New flooring is being installed in Hurlock Hall this week. Work should be completed next week! Thanks to Matthew Bell and Burt Jackson who are installing the floor! Also, if you have time, head over to St. Peter’s Hall where new offices for parish staff are being built! Completion of the Office space, Hurlock Hall flooring and lighting and Hurlock Hall main door replacement are contingent on your donations! Thanks to all those who have contributed your time, talent and treasure to date!

Faith In Action Our goal this year is $65000. However, the amount we need to pay the assessment to the Diocese is $51,915. We must raise this amount or it will come out of our general funds. Our budget was based on raising the amount owed to the Diocese and not having to use our general funds. Please be generous!


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