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WELCOMING ALL St. Thomas PARISHIONERS BACK TO MASS

If you are watching Mass from home, wondering what is going on in the Parish or want to be part of the Parish community again, read our WELCOME BACK LETTER.

 


On the weekend of August 7-8, 2021 our parish will host a speaker for the Alliance for International Monasticism (AIM USA).

Once a year, as part of the Missionary Cooperative Plan throughout the United States, each parish in the diocese welcomes a member or an associate of a religious community involved in missionary work.

Abbot Marion Qui-Thac Nguyen from Saint Martin’s Abbey in Lacey, WA. is this year’s representative who will share with you some of the work of AIM USA.  AIM USA has formed an alliance between 140 US and Canadian monasteries with over 400 Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. These Benedictine and Cistercian women and men form centers of prayer, education, health and agriculture in some of the poorest regions of the world.

Please respond to this appeal with openness and generosity.

 

 

Calling all gardeners of Christ 

Please consider how you can help cultivate the growth and development of our children in the faith.  Faith Formation needs you!  Consider how you could share your talents with our Parish Family.  Your experiences and journey can inspire our children to grow and experience a richer relationship with Jesus thru learning about and living our Faith.

Please prayerfully consider this very rewarding and greatly needed apostolate to the Church.  We need you to plant your mustard seeds of faith to help grow faith in our children.

For more information, Denice at denice@stthomascamas.org or 360-834-2126 ext. 202

Come and change a life, as it will change your own.

 


​​​​​​Looking for Ways to Serve Our Community?

Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps, a program of JVC Northwest, facilitates fulfilling opportunities for service, community, and spiritual formation for adults 50+ who are committed to social and ecological justice. In addition to part-time volunteer service, members meet monthly online or in-person, creating spiritual community through shared reflection.

Our values are rooted in the Catholic Ignatian tradition, and JV EnCorps is an inclusive and welcoming community of folks from all faith perspectives.Already engaged in servicethrough your parish ministry or a local nonprofit organization? JV EnCorps could be the perfect way for you to addadditionalsupport, reflection,and personal growth to your current volunteer service.

Learn more about what JV EnCorps service is like:
•JV EnCorps Spotlight: Patty Christopher (Bend, OR)
•JV EnCorps Letter: Jay Lyman (Portland, OR)

Program begins in September.  Applications accepted throughout the year. 
Opening Retreat in September.
For more info and to apply, visit www.jvencorps.org.


We need your help. We are very short on ushers to help greet and seat people for the weekend Masses. It’s easy but requires time, typically 30 minutes prior. Our goal is to have enough people on the team so that each person only works once a month or once every two months. It’s a misperception to think we have enough now. The few we do have are working every single weekend. At this point we do not have enough volunteers to support overflow seating and therefore may have to turn people away if we are at capacity inside the Church. Your help would provide a more welcoming environment for all who want to attend Mass in person. Signing up and training are easy. Contact the office to volunteer, please.

 


 

Introducing the Pastoral Plan
 

Archbishop Etienne invites all Catholics and Catholic ministries to renew their relationship with Jesus to ensure we are carrying out his mission.
Watch the video and view the news!

 

 

 


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

Our Lady Star of the Sea seeks applicants for a part-time parish office secretary (approx. 15 hours per week - flexible).

The successful candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, must have familiarity with all aspects of Microsoft Office suite, be a detail oriented and team-player.  This position works as a part of the St. Thomas staff team.  The secretarial position is responsible for a wide variety of tasks, requiring responsibility and confidentiality.  For a complete job description and application contact:  lorrie@stthomascamas.org.

Bookkeeper.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Vancouver, is seeking applications for a bookkeeper. For a complete job description and application, please check the parish website at www.stjohnvancouver.org: click on the “Employment” tab at the left margin. Interested individuals may also contact Diane in the parish office at diane@stjohnvancouver.org or 360.573.3325, ext. 102. Completed applications may be emailed to diane@stjohnvancouver.org or mailed to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Attn: Diane, 8701 NE 119th Street, Vancouver WA 98662. Position open until filled. 

 

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