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Vicar’s Column

Family in our Latino
Congregation Needs Help

Dear ones in Christ:
It is a long-standing practice at St. Catherine’s to be generous in sharing what we have in support of our brothers and sisters in our Latino congregation. This week, we have an opportunity to do just that.
The Arellano family, kin to the Pérez family, has recently moved here from Washington. They have been able to get housing, but they need just about everything else to re-create their household as they settle into the area.
Two teenaged girls, María and Alma, will be sharing a room. They need twin beds (not bunkbeds), a dresser, sheets and blankets, and perhaps an accent piece or two. Their favorite colors are teal and black.
The boy, Fernando, already has a bed, but he needs a dresser to put his clothes in.  He also likes Batman-themed stuff, and would like a Bat-man poster or print.
The parents, Enedina and Leopoldo - have a queen sized frame but no mattress or bedding. They need a bed (could be queen or king sized), sheets, and dresser to put their clothes in.
There is also a need for living room furniture, a kitchen table and chairs, dishes, flatware, and your basic kitchen utensils and appliances.
If you have gently used items that would help, please let me know by e-mail here. You can also make a cash donation so some of the items can be purchased for them. You can add it to the collection plate on Sunday - with a note that it is for the family or donate online here by credit card or PayPal. (there is a place to designate purpose).
Helping our congregation speaks to the love of others that we are called to live into. This week, we have a specific opportunity to do so. Please be generous so we can help the newest family in our Latino congregation have the home they need and deserve, and welcome them, and their children, as part of our parish family.

In Christ,

Spring Cleanup Scheduled for Saturday May 14

Saturday, May 14 at 9 AM will be our Spring Clean Up Day. Bring gloves, tools, food to share.  

Thanks to John Goertzen for re-doing the parking lot. Notice no more potholes!

Bill Larson, Junior Warden


Congregational Care Workshops

Pamela DeVisser, FNP, will present two workshops in our End of Life Series. Registration at the church, or online here.

May 16 5:30 PM Workshop I
Understanding Palliative Care 
Potluck Dinner 5:30-6PM
 Workshop 6-7 PM 

May 23 5:30 PMWorkshop II
Making and Communicating Your Medical Decisions 
Potluck Dinner 5:30-6PM
Workshop 6-7 PM

Finding Our Home In God

Episcopal Church Women's Spirituality Day - save the date September 10 in Corvallis. Former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori keynote speaker.

Sharon Stewart Address

May 1 Sharon will be moving to Hillsboro. New address:
340 NE 5th Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97124

Alejandro Awarded Scholarship

"My career goal and aspiration is to work in a small high school teaching Spanish as well as coaching wrestling, I’m also hoping that I am able to call a restaurant my own. My plan is to graduate from Southwestern in 2016 with an ASOT in Business.” - Alejandro Quintana-Rios, Burles Memorial Scholarship Recipient

From Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation


Readings for this week
click here



8AM Holy Eucharist

9:30 AM Holy Eucharist with choir

6 PM Bilingual Service: Spanish and English

10:00 AM

Lectio Divina (prayer and meditation on scripture) with Lola Sacks at the Center for Contemplative Arts in Manzanita

4:00 PM Choir Practice

7:00 AM Altar Boys
Men's Breakfast
and Gospel Study

The Bunkhouse

7:00 PM  AA

9:30 AM - 12 Noon

Office Open and
Church Cleaning


May 5 Ascension Day

May 7  
9:00 AM
Congregational Care Meeting

May 21 Clean UP Day
Bring your rakes, gloves, clippers etc - help clean up the yard.

Bill Larson wants you!

May 8 Pentecost
Godly Play at 6 PM

May 16 5:30 PM Workshop I
Understanding Palliative Care

Potluck Dinner 5:30-6PM Workshop 6-7 PM 

May 23 5:30 PM Workshop II
Making and Communicating Your Medical Decisions 

Potluck Dinner 5:30-6PM
Workshop 6-7 PM

Flower arranging class coming soon 
Contact Becky Berg if interested in attending

Presiding Bishop Curry
and Ann+

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