Announcements (December 9, 2001)

1. Our two-bit collection this Sunday is for Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities is the principal organization of the Archdiocese of Seattle to help the needy, for example the homeless or victims of domestic violence. Your contributions will aid those less fortunate in our communities.

2. Thank you for your contributions last weekend for Catholic Answers. $423 were donated to help this lay organization dedicated to evangelization and a reasoned defense of the Catholic faith. They have been particularly effective in their outreach to university students and young adults. Many of their pamphlets are available in the book rack in our vestibule. Also last weekend $956 were donated for our School Renovation project. Thank you.

3. Holy Family Youth group is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner This Saturday evening, December 8, at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to our parish St. Vincent de Paul.

4. Confirmation classes for those 16-20 will begin January 14. Archbishop Brunett will be here on May 23 for the celebration of the sacrament. Please call Vernon Wells at the rectory for more information and to register.

5. Our Young Adult Group, ages 16 to 20, meets every Sunday evening. If you wish to participate, simply come to the Ailbe House library at 5 p.m. The Junior High group, ages 12 to 15, takes place Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Please call Vernon Wells for more information.

6. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is recited each Wednesday at noon to pray for those of Holy Family Parish who are ill. You are cordially invited to join this prayer in our church before the Blessed Sacrament. Vespers and Benediction is celebrated in our Church every Sunday at 4 p.m.

7. Holy Family T-Shirts and Sweatshirts are available in the vestibule. They make great Christmas gifts.

8. This Wednesday is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Mass will be celebrated in English at 8:30 a.m. and in Spanish at 7 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

9. (Sunday Morning Masses) Scrip is for sale after Mass. Scrip may be used to buy holiday gifts, for example a Toys "R" Us scrip certificate. Also available are Bon Scrip, Ace Hardware, QFC, Burger King, etc.

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