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News and Updates


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Church App: 

For details about our New Church App: My STFOA go here and download it today.    


Tuesdays and Fridays,
8:15-8:45 a.m. and 2:45-3:15pm
in the school auditorium (EDP)     


The Approved 2017-2018 Parish Operating Budget: Last Tuesday night, Fr. Dick accepted the Finance Council budget recommendation. While the new budget reduces spending by $20,000, 
Sunday giving goal was increased by 2.2% over June 30, 2017 estimated Sunday gifts total. If this modest goal falls short, other measures are under consideration to reduce spending, most notable is closing the parish office on Fridays.

Communication via Email: In an effort to save postage costs, in the future, we will be using parishioners’ emails. Our budget for postage is close to $8,000 a year. We want to cut that
amount in half.

Facilities Committee does not meet until September.

We are getting closer to our Annual Appeal Goal. Thank you to all who have pledged to the many ministries that serve people in need in Western Washington. We will be sending out another letter to those from whom we have not heard. Gifts of any amount are welcome; your gift will make everything possible. It is not too late to return your pledge envelope if you haven’t done so. Return your pledge envelope today or donate online:

The following important alert has been provided by the Archdiocese’s Office of Parish Financial Services
We have become aware of a situation (currently under investigation) in a Seattle Parish in which new parishioners (a couple) posing as professionals have joined a congregation, made friends with other parishioners and then requested large loans from them in order to take care of a short term financial crisis—ailing relatives, non-paying clients, etc. PLEASE avoid responding to these requests should they be made by anyone that you have not known for
a long time and for whom you truly understand their family and financial situation. If you are approached, please report the incident to the Parish office so that the Archdiocese and
police can be alerted.

Growing an Engaged Church: Activities & Events  

Our Parish Newsletter will be coming out soon, by the end of June. The newsletter
will be a bulletin insert.

At the end of August, Fr. Dick welcomes all new families to the school. It’s a fun evening that ends with a special prayer service for them.

Member Engagement Questionnaire Survey (ME25) will be conducted this fall.

This weekend is the Peter’s Pence collection, 

which provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world. 

News from Our School 

A Catholic education is a wonderful gift to give your child. Our school is now enrolling for the 2017-2018 school year. Currently, we have limited openings in most grades.
If you are interested, please go to our home page http://www.stfrancisofassisisea.org/ for a link to our online application or call our school office at 206-243-5690 for a tour or more information. We would love to have you join our school community.


Mei-Ling Matz, Teresa Butzerin, Madigan Treichel, Giovanni Eremila, Chase Valdez,
Margaret Ward, Tanner Beard, Naomi Hancock, 
We thank you for listening to God’s call to serve St. Francis of Assisi Parish as Altar Servers.
Thank you to Cassidy Elicker for her continued services as an Acolyte as she graduated from
St. Francis of Assisi School and moves on to high school in the Fall. 


will not meet again until the first week of September.  

Adoration of theBlessed Sacrament 

Join us for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the first Friday of the month, between 2:30 and 8:30 PM. Sign up for an hour or drop in for as long as you would like. All are welcome.  

Fighting Irish Football Camp 

Dates: June 26-28
Time: 9:00am – Noon and/or 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: O’Dea High School
Ages: Boys entering 4th-8th grade (Fall of 2017)

Little Irish Program
This program is designed to match a young student with a football player at O’Dea High School. This program encourages the responsibility in our players to be positive role models and for the young student to flourish under the wings of a mentor. Participants can be both boys and girls entering Kindergarten through 6th grade in the Fall of 2017.
Registration forms can be found on the O’Dea website.
Please call the main office at 06-622-6596 with any questions. 

PROJECT JOSEPH - An Outreach to Men Suffering from Abortion 

June 24, 2017
Project Joseph, developed by Project Rachel of Dallas, Texas, is a life-changing opportunity for men who struggle with the emotional and spiritual pain of past abortions to come together for a one-day healing retreat. Contact Valerie 1-800-822-HOPE (4673) Completely Confidential. Healing Awaits You!
Project Rachel Western WA is a program of Catholic Community Services. You need not be Catholic to participate. 

Summer Bible Series 

St. Anne on Queen Anne
The Life & Letters of St. Paul: The apostle, the writings and the message.
Ron Ryan, D.Min.
Thursday June 29, 7pm
206 282 0223   

“A Spiritual Workshop on the New Evangelization” 

Led by Fr. Bill Watson, SJ Thursday, June 29 - Saturday, July 1, 2017
All are invited to attend!
Priests, Parish Staff, & Lay People To learn more and register:
(206) 274-3123 • www.palisadesretreatcenter.org 

Transform Burien: 

Mark your calendar for the next opportunity to serve at Transform Burien: Sunday July 9th.
For more information contact Moira at moiraschu@comcast.net
We need at least 10 people to serve the food, host the clothing and food bank. Thank you for all you do.
St. Joseph Circle is continuing to collect items for Transform Burien to help the homeless and lowincome. 
Needed: clothing, toiletries (travel size and regular sizes), sleeping bags, blankets, towels, overthe-counter medications, etc. There is a container in back of the church marked “Transform Burien” where items can be dropped off.

Transform Burien is a group of churches that are helping to feed and clothe the homeless in our community. St. Francis is a member of this group. Every Wednesday from 2:30-5:00 the homeless can wash their clothes at the Burien Laundry next to Fred Meyer. This takes two volunteers to hand out the soap and feed coins into the machines (the volunteers don’t do the laundry; money and soap are provided). There is a need for more volunteers. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, contact laundry@transformburien.org

2017 Summer Organ Recital Series 

Music at St. James Cathedral
All concerts are a $15 suggested donation.
Advance passes available at www.stjamescathedral-org/music or donate at the door. Gelato reception in Cathedral Courtyard after each recital!
Friday, July 14, 7pm - Robert Huw Morgan
Friday, July 28, 7pm - Renee Anne Louprette
Friday, August 18, 7pm - Richard Elliott 


A visual arts day camp for youth entering grades 7 through 12.
July 17-21, St. James Cathedral Be inspired by Cathedral art.
Explore different drawing techniques. Connect faith to art and art to faith. Produce your own artwork. Display your work in the Cathedral Chapel. Cathedral tours, lectures by area artists and field trips included.
$100; materials included; scholarships available. 
Information: Brenda Bellamy 206.274.3108 or bbellamy@stjames-cathedral.org 

The next St. Francis blood drive 

will be Monday, July 24th. Bare those arms! 

Homestay -  

Are you interested in hosting an international student? Kennedy Catholic High School is seeking families beginning August 2017.
For more information, please contact Teri Crosswhite at 206.957.9628 or
crosswhitet@kennedyhs.org. A generous stipend is available. 

Registration for this summer’s Vacation Bible School 

We will be journeying to Rome on August 7 through the 11. All children age 4 through 4th grade are welcome! Contact Cheryl Brooten at cbrooten@stfoa-parish.org or at 206 242-4575 ext 24 for more information or to volunteer. Please watch for the flyer in the bulletin! Or see the flyer here    

The Seattle Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW) 

would like to invite parishioners to join us for an entertaining evening at our Summer Soirée. Saturday, August 12 from 7-9pm, as guests of Archbishop Brunett at his residence in the Sky Lounge. Seating is limited. Purchase Event Tickets at 2017soiree.bpt.me Hor d’oeuvres will be served. Rose Rangel will be selling raffle tickets after Mass, to be drawn during this event. (last summer 3 of the winners was from our parish!) More information is posted at our website: www.seattleaccw.org 

Do you desire to draw nearer to a God who desires to draw nearer to you? 

The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) is a nine -month retreat format of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits), with retreat communities meeting in Seattle and Tacoma. The SEEL retreat goes from September through May and is a powerful, life-changing program of prayer and reflection that can be done by busy people of varied Christian traditions in the midst of their daily lives. Retreatants commit themselves to praying daily, meeting twice monthly with a Spiritual Director, and to attending monthly Saturday retreat days. SEEL is accepting applications now for the retreat starting in September of 2017. Learn more at our website at www.seelpugetsound.org
or call 206-721-3518. 

Fr. John Madigan is leading a modified walking pilgrimage 

of the Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James, in Spain Sept. 12-22. It is a nice mix of
reflective walking (66.5 miles over 6 days), visits to sacred sites, and motor-coach transportation. Cost is $3,795 double occupancy and there are still a few spaes available! Contact Virginia Radel at 206.658.3680 or vlr.mc@comcast.net

Marian Pilgrimage 

September 18-30, 2017
Take part in a spiritual journey to three of the most beloved shrines of Europe - Fatima, Lourdes, and Santiago de Compostela, as well as many other holy sites. Experience the rich culture, beautiful architecture, and fine cuisine of France, Spain, and Portugal. Join us for prayer, fellowship, spiritual growth, cultural enrichment, and good natured fun.
The pilgrimage is led and organized by Fr. Kevin Duggan and Zoltan Abraham from Mary, Queen of Peace Parish.
The registration brochure, which includes a detailed itinerary, is available at the link below:

Enjoy a cruise vacation with Fr. Alex Pablo 

(St. Edward, St. George, St. Paul, and St. Peter in Seattle) with daily Mass, special prayer, and meditation time. 
Flying overseas may not be in your plan but you can still celebrate Our Lady of Fatima for the 100th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun from October 7-14, 2017 on board Holland America’s ms Oosterdam.
Contact Kathleen at 253-582-SAIL or Kathleen@travelcenter4u.com

There will be a mental health first aid course  

that will be held at Transform Burien Monday and Tuesday, October 23-24, 2017, from 12pm-4:30pm each day.
UGM is offering to Transform this course for free, and is the last of several courses they are offering in our area. Because of this, the class may fill up quickly.
More info is listed online here:


Do you have a favorite hair dresser or barber?
What about a dentist or doctor? Your parish family wants to know about these great businesses too.
Please let your favorite business owners know that advertising on the church bulletin is affordable, reliable and helps to provide the bulletin at no charge to the church!
Whether it be your favorite local business or your own business, our church bulletin is a great place to advertise!
For more info, call Catholic Printery:
With your help, we can keep our bulletin free of charge. 


Be inspired by a new Catholic television program for every-day living that will motivate you to achieve your hopes aznd dreams as you live a life of power, impact, freedom and purpose. It provides practical ways of living life to the fullest and helping you make faith a part of your daily life.
Bruce Downes The Catholic Guy Television program is seen by millions of people whose lives have been changed by his down-to-earth approach.
DirectTV Ch 371, DISH Ch 258, AT&T U-Verse 565, Verizon Fios Ch 288...Every day. 5:30am PST.
For more info go to BruceDownesTheCatholicGuy.com where you can watch the program daily. 


Complete listings:
It’s all about the fun of learning and the satisfaction of working hard! Academic, performing and visual arts, and athletics. Contact Camp Coordinator Nancy Bradish at 
bradishn@kennedyhs.org or 206.246.0500. 

St. Vincent de Paul in Georgetown 

on 4th Ave. has a need for Volunteers to answer their phones. It is really distressing that our brothers and sisters in need are having to wait 20 minutes on hold. Training will be provided. - 4 hours a week would be appreciated so they know we care and want to try and help with their emergency. Please call Pat Pomerory, our president of the St. Francis Chapter. (253)878-5295 or (206) 280-6115 

If you are not aware of the role Association for Catholic Childhood plays in the Archdiocese, 

we are the “founding mothers” of Catholic Community Services. Since 1918, we have been providing funding and advocacy for children and families in need, regardless of race or creed. There are about 600 women in parishes throughout the Archdiocese, mainly in the greater Seattle area currently, who gather in Circles to volunteer to raise money and/ or do service for children and families. Twice yearly, agencies from throughout Western Washington submit formal grant requests. A review Board evaluates each proposal, and awards grants. We primarily support CCS agencies, but also fund other programs like CASA.
Last year we were able to provide $162,500. Please help us continue to help the children by advertising our online auction. If you would like to learn more, please see our
website at www.forthechildrenww.org, respond to me, or call the office at CCS on Monday or Wednesday mornings at 206-328-5973. Labor of Love auction website 

From St. Stephen the Martyr parish... 

If you are a pregnant mother in distress or know someone facing a crisis pregnancy, our Gabriel Angels are trained volunteer mentors who walk beside Mom with spiritual, emotional, & practical support. Call 1-888-926-ANGEL to connect with an Angel.
Questions? Contact Deacon Carl Chilo sstmdeaconcarlchilo@gmail.com
Pregnant & Need Help? Call 1-800-395-HELP or 1-877-NOT-ALONE to talk with someone 24/7 or visit www.optionline.org for information. Find local pregnancy centers at www.911babies.com, including Pregnancy Aid in Kent (253-852-1201), 

Pray the Rosary 

Join us to pray the rosary after morning Mass on Thursdays.
The Key to the Rosary is Meditation “When Catholics recite the twelve prayers that form a decade of the rosary, they meditate on the mystery associated with that decade. If they merely recite the prayers, whether vocally or silently, they’re missing the essence of the rosary. It isn’t just a recitation of prayers, but a meditation on the grace of God. Critics, not knowing about the meditation part, imagine the rosary must be boring, uselessly repetitious, meaningless, and their criticism carries weight if you reduce the rosary to a formula. It is the meditation on the mysteries that gives the rosary its staying power.”

Archbishop Oscar Romero 

Visiting the graves of victims of violence, Archbishop Oscar Romero was stricken with grief. He stumbled forward along a road and then fell to his knees. He offered perhaps as profound a prayer as has ever been said: “I can’t… You must… I’m yours… Show me the way.” He was brought to the depths of humiliation by his experiences, but in those depths he found the power of humility. Read the whole article on him at this Calvin Presb Church website. http://grahamstandish.blogspot.com/2010/05/  

Please notice the colorful welcome cards, 

located in the plastic holders at the end of each pew.  These cards were provided by MOM’s Connection to welcome and support our families with children. Children may draw on the back of a card and take it home, or drop it in the collection basket as their offering!  We ask you to help keep our church tidy by checking the pews and the floor around you before you leave.  To learn more about MOM’s Connection please see the bulletin flyer.    

Beautiful Mass cards to support the seminarians will be available 

in the vestibule after 10am Masses. This program is through the Seattle Archdiocesan
Council of Catholic Women. Questions: contact Rose Rangel 206.475.9333 or rangel.r.l@hotmail.com   

Are you looking for hope? Inspiration? Spiritual Guidance? 

Liguorian offers all this and more! Grow in your relationship with Christ through timely pastoral messages on matters of faith, practices, Christian living and social justice.
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Our mission at Liguorian is to help you navigate your day-to-day lives, assisted by your faith in both print and digital formats. Your print subscription also includes FREE access to Liguorian Online Digital Edition; register at Liguori.org to receive access. The Liguorian App is also available at iTunes for ios platforms: iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Visit Liguorian.org and click on the subscription tab to learn more. For faster service, call 1-800-325-9521.  


in partnership with New Horizons young adult services offers Accelerator Host Home
Program serving young people, ages 18-24, experiencing homelessness in King County.
Contact: Nicole Guiberteaux 206.462.9327 acceleratorhosthome@seattleymca.org  

YMCA’s Accelerator Host Home Program  - On any given night in King County, over 800 youth and young adults experience homelessness.  Shelter beds and resources are limited, leaving the majority of young people without access to food or safe housing. We are looking for caring adults, willing to open their home to a young person at risk of homelessness. Contact Nicole Guiberteaux...206.462.9327 acceleratorhosthome@seattleymca.org


Our ST. VINCENT de PAUL volunteers are in need of a few men and women who could help out. Training is provided. It takes about 3 hours of your time. We always visit in pairs, so you’d have a partner. If you cannot commit to every week, it would be great to have trained volunteers in case of illness or vacaton time. Then we could call you to help out. Our teams go out once weekly. 
Please call the parish office if you would like to join in helping those in need. 242-4575. 

St. Vincent de Paul would appreciate paper grocery bags for when the Vincentians deliver a bag of food to clients.  They may be dropped off at the parish office.  Thank you.

The Knit & Chat group and the St. Francis Quilters 

are always looking for new members! And if you have yarn or quilting supplies, they can be given to the parish office; cheerful pick-up provided!

The Knitters meet 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 9a.m. in Unity Place 2. Hats and scarves are created for the Warm for Winter campaign; they are given to Lazarus Day Center,
Ratcliff House, Bishop Lewis House, St. Martin de Porres shelter, Hospitality House, The Wintonia, King County Youth Detention Center and Transform Burien.

The Quilters meet 1st Tuesday at 10a.m. in Parish Hall.
Contact for both groups is Charlene Carlson at (206) 242-2755.  


Contact Denise Duque, Pastoral Assistant (206) 242-4575, ext. 33 or dduque.stfrancisparish@gmail.com
The choirs of St. Francis are looking for more voices to carry out the word of God! If you have a song in your heart and you love singing in church, please consider sharing your gift in music ministry! Contact Denise for more details. 


Did you know that we offer adult basketball at the St. Francis Family Center (school gym) each week? Every Wednesday night from 7:00-9:00pm the gym is open for adult basketball.
We usually have between 4-10 men in our 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. We are a nice group of local men who like getting exercise once a week and love good, clean, fun recreational basketball. Even if you haven’t played in awhile, consider dropping by. We always like to see some new faces. For more information, call Pat Herold at 206.369.0173.  


St. Francis Parish is participating in a Seminarian Aid Mass Intention Card program. The estimated cost to cover education for future priests is about $55,000 per year per seminarian. You can help by using a Mass card when you wish to send a family member or friend a special greeting. Your loved one will be enrolled in a year’s worth of Masses being
celebrated by Archbishop Sartain. This is a wonderful gift for an anniversary, birthday, Christmas, Easter, Mother’s or Father’s Day or to honor a departed loved one. Simply fill in the Mass intention slip, enclose a check written to Seattle ACCW, and mail it to the address listed on the slip. You mail the beautiful Mass card to your friend or family member. This program is sponsored by Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. The parish office has a supply of these beautiful cards and addresses/envelopes of where to mail them.  

Northwest Catholic Is on the Air 

featuring a conversation with Mother Hildegard, a member of the Benedictine nuns on Shaw Island. You’ll also hear from Fr. Jack Shrum of St. Anthony Parish in Renton, who is noted for his iconography. He’ll discuss how he got started in this unique field, and you may be surprised!
You can hear this radio magazine on Sundays at 8:00 a.m., Mondays at 11:00 a.m., Thursdays at 6:30p.m., and Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. on AM 1050 Seattle and AM 1240

Tune in to Sacred Heart Radio 

AM 1050 Seattle/AM 1240 Olympia   

50+PLUS FRIENDS - Thank you to all who attended the 50+Plus Friends Caribbean Cruise Event. And thank you to all who helped to put it on and especially those who joined in the dancing. Seventy seniors attended the event for a fun afternoon with great Caribbean food and good friends.

Palisades Retreat Offerings: 

"A Spiritual Workshop on the New Evangelization"
Led by Fr. Bill Watson, SJ
Thursday, June 29 - Saturday, July 1, 2017
All are invited to attend! Priests, Parish Staff, & Lay People.
To learn more and register:

“Weekend Silent, Self-Directed Retreat”
For Men & Women
June 30- July 2, 2017
$185 for a Private Room
To learn more and register:



Pastoral Assistant for Youth Ministry, Full Time
South Seattle’s 4-Parish Cluster of St. Edward, St. George, St. Paul, and St. Peter is looking to hire an enthusiastic, passionate, and experienced person to provide the vision and coordination to help the youth of our parishes come to realize that they are an integral and important part of our Catholic family. The main role of our Youth Minister will be to provide
spiritual guidance, encouragement, support, and education for all our young. The successful candidate is an active member of a Catholic faith community, with at least a B.A. (M.A. preferred) in a related field, and experience dealing with a richly diverse multicultural community. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends. Bilingual in English/Spanish
is a plus. We offer a competitive salary and benefits.
Please submit letters of interest and resume to the Regional Administrator, Kevin Murphy at kmurphy@stedwardparish.net.
lease no phone calls.
PARISH OPENINGS at St. Leo’s, Tacoma
Pastoral Asst for Faith Formation, full time
Adult Faith Formation Asst, half time
Both positions to start July 18th.
Contact Dotti at faithformation@stleoparish.org or 
Pastoral Asst for RCIA & Evangelization
St. Jude, Redmond.
Contact: Krista at kristas@stjude-redmond.org.
Pastoral Asst for Youth Ministry
St. Patrick, Tacoma.
Contact Kim at kward@saintpats.org.
Pastoral Associate - St. Anne Parish in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood seeks an experienced lay ecclesial minister to collaborate with the Pastoral
Coordinator and other parish staff in providing day-to-day pastoral care and leadership as a Pastoral Associate.
Contact Ron Ryan at 206-282-0223 or at rryan@stanneseattle.org.
Help Wanted: Pastoral Assistant for Administration St. Barbara Parish in Black Diamond is seeking to fill a three-quarter time position in parish administration entailing bookkeeping, payroll, finances, facilities
management and staff interaction. Salary based on Archdiocesan scale and employee background. Please email cover letter, resume and references to Fr. Dave Rogerson at dar@stbarbarachurch.org.
Opening: Pastoral Assistant for Adult Evangelization
Position: 0.875 FTE, Salaried exempt position with
Benefits Eligibility
Holy Rosary Parish seeks a faithful Catholic to assist
adults in growing as disciples of Jesus Christ and
apostles to West Seattle.
On top of leading RCIA and Confirmation, this position will
provide the successful candidate an opportunity to fulfill the
Church’s primary mission of evangelization by designing
and implementing opportunities to develop the faith of the
adults of the parish and school. To be successful,
candidates must be able to collaborate well with other staff
as a part of the mission of the whole parish, and have a
deep knowledge and love of Christ and His Church. A
degree in theology, catechesis, ministry or a related field is
preferred, as is experience in catechesis for adults.
For a full job description, visit www.HolyRosarySeattle.org.
Please submit applications and resumes to Gary Samaniego at PAA@HolyRosarySeattle.org.
JOB OPPORTUNITY at Holy Rosary Janitor for 40-hour per week, benefited position. Sunday through Thursday in afternoon and evening.
Submit questions or applications/resumes to Gary
Samaniego at paa@holyrosaryseattle.org or 206.935.8353.



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