Announcements (May 28, 2006)

1. Our two-bit collection this Sunday is for our parish Birthright. Your contributions will support the work of our trained volunteers who counsel young women facing crisis pregnancies.

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. This Wednesday Bishop Eusebio Elizondo will be with us for a Day of Prayer for Immigrants and Hosts. As you know, the United States Senate and House of Representatives are attempting to forge a compromise bill on the issue of immigration. I ask you to join with me in making this Wednesday, the Feast of the Visitation, a Day of Prayer for our country. You will find full details in my column in the bulletin.

4. Two weeks from today, on June 11, newly ordained Father Peter Mactutis will celebrate First Mass of Thanksgiving here at Holy Family. For those unable to attend the ordination on June 10, I encourage you to listen to it live on Sacred Heart Radio.

5. This Thursday evening, first Thursday of June, Fr. Ramon and I will be available for confessions from 6 to 8 p.m.

6. In the vestibule parishioners have copies of Referendum 65, regarding preferential treatment for “sexual orientation.” 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 by next Sunday. You may also pick up copies to take to friends and co-workers.

7. In today’s bulletin you will find an important letter from our principal, Mr. Glen Lutz. Please read it carefully for information on how your can participate in the development of a School Improvement Plan. Please be sure to take home a bulletin for more information about our school and parish.