Announcements (June 4, 2006)

1. Our two-bit collection this Sunday is for Tuition Assistance. As our principal, Mr. Lutz says in his column this week, “This (collection) is used to help make an excellent Catholic education available to all students and to assist families during time of illness, emergency and other serious hardships.” You will notice many of the students, families, faculty and staff participating in all Masses this weekend.

2. In the bulletin you will find the list of those who turned in their Annual Appeal Pledge envelope last weekend. If you have not yet done so, please fill out your envelope this weekend. Any offering - or even simply prayers - will help the work of our Archdiocese.

3. Deacon Peter Mactutis is being ordained next Saturday at St. James Cathedral at 10am. For those unable to attend the ordination, Sacred Heart Radio will broadcast the ceremony live.
Holy Family Parish will be honored with Fr. Mactutis's first Mass at 11am on Sunday, June 11th. As a sign of our gratitude to Fr. Mactutis for his answer to God's call to dedicate his life to the Catholic Church in Seattle, the Knights of Columbus and Saint Martha Sodality are sponsoring a reception following his First Mass. Cake and drinks will be provided, and we are requesting that parishioners bring salads and hot dishes to the school hall next Sunday between 9am and 11am for the reception. If you have questions, please contact Betty Weller or Ann Witt.

4.This Sunday’s bulletin contains an invitation to a presentation by our Catholic Evidence Guild: The Da Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction? It begins at 7 p.m. this Monday in the Sharon Carriere Library of the Ailbe House.

5. From June 7 - 14, Fr. Ramon will be chaplain for a cruise ship. His absence will not affect our Mass schedule, except for Monday, June 12 when we will have a Word and Communion service.

6. Please be sure to take home a bulletin for other important announcements and information about our school and parish.

If petition gatherers are present:

In the vestibule parishioners have copies of Referendum 65, regarding the law which many believe would give preferential treatment for “sexual orientation” and open the door for same-sex “marriage.” If you are a legal voter and wish to have this issue come before Washington State citizens in November, you are invited to sign this petition. Petitions have to be submitted to the Secretary of State by June 7, so if you are interested in this issue, you should sign the petition this Sunday. .