Announcements (June 9, 2002)

1. Our two-bit collection this Sunday is for Holy FAmily School Scholarship Program. Your donations will help needy families send their child to our parish school.

2. Thank you for your contributions last Sunday for our School Renovation Project. $982 were donated during our seven weekend Masses.

3. Thank you for your response to the Annual Catholic Appeal. As of early this week 628 parishioners returned envelopes for a total pledge of $61,736. There is still time to turn in your envelope, if you have not yet done so. You may drop it off at the rectory or place it in next Sunday's collection. Thank you.

4. Our Ailbe House chapel is open seven days a week, twenty four hours a day for Eucharistic Adoration (except for Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. when Adoration takes place in the main church). You are cordially invited to participate in this beautiful prayer before Jesus, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament.

5. The pot luck dinner and listening session for members of the Filipino Community of Holy Family will be this Thursday, June 13, from 6 to 9 p.m.

6. The next Baptism classes will take place on June 10 and 17 in the Ailbe House Library. Baptism of infants and young children will be celebrated on Suday June 23, at 2:30 p.m.

7. The next celebration of the Anointing of the Sick will take place this Sunday afternoon, June 9 at 2:30 p.m.

8. On the weekend of June 15-16 there will be a reception after our three English Masses in honor of Sister Mary Clare Hall. She has served Holy Family Parish faithfully for many years. Please plan on attending.

9. Our Bible Study/Prayer Group meets every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. More information in the bulletin.

10. There is a Holy Hour for Vocations, Thurday evenings, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Ailbe House Chapel. Please see the bulletin for details.

11. Father Armando Perez will celebrate his first Mass of Thanksgiving in our parish this Sunday at 11 a.m. Fr. Armando and the two other newly ordained priests are featured in this week's Progress. Extra copies are available at the church entrances.

12. There will be a Vacation Bible School for children ages 6 - 14 from June 24 - 28 and July 29 - August 2. Please register your child before June 14 by calling Holy Family Rectory.

13. Last weekend we mentioned that the former Safeway store here in White Center (at 96th St. and 15th Ave. SW) may be converted into a gambling casino. On March 29, Pair o'Dice Ventures applied for a permit with King County. Thank you to those who expressed your concern to the Safeway Corporation or to King County Council. Good news, the permit for the casino has been withdrawn and Safeway has promised not to lease that space to a casino! Please express your appreciation to our local Safeway. They have been good neighbors and have given wonderful support to Holy Family School and Parish.

14. At the church entrances you will find the complete June schedule of programs on Sacred Heart Radio. Post it on your refrigerator and tune your radio to 1050 AM for great Catholic programming.

15. Scrip is for sale after Mass. Please use scrip for your shopping at local stores. It will cost you nothing extra and is an effective way of supporting your parish and its school. Also you may order Holy Family Sweatshirts and T-shirts.