Announcements (May 18, 2003)

1. Our two-bit collection this Sunday will be for purchase of the lot. Thank you for your donations last weekend for the Mary Bloom Center. $650 were donated in the English Masses to assist the poor in Peru.

2. As you can see in the bulletin, we have received 146 pledges for the Annual Catholic Appeal, totalling $22,030. We are still a long ways from our parish goal of $70,000. This will allow to meet our archdiocesan goal of $54,908 and receive a $15 thousand rebate which we will use toward the purchase of the property on the south end of the main parking lot. If you have not yet filled out your pledge envelope, please do so this week. Drop it by the rectory or place it in next Sunday's collection.

3. Holy Family Parish will again this summer sponsor a Bible Camp for children ages 6-12. There will be two sessions. Please see the bulletin for more information and the phone number of Mary Wells.

4. Also from July 14-18, we will have a retreat on Shaw Island for teens 13-15 years old. Brochures for the youth retreat and for the Summer Bible Camp are available at the church entrances.

5. There will be a post-abortion healing retreat on May 30-June 1 in Auburn. Please see the bulletin for more information and the confidential number of Project Rachel.

6. Next Sunday, May 25, we will observe the Flores de Mayo, flower offering at 5 p.m. All children and their families are invited to participate in this event. It will be followed by Mass in Tagalog at 6 p.m. See Fr. Ramon for more information.

7. We need for volunteer receptionists during lunchtime and from 5 - 7 p.m. and Saturday mornings. Call Tom Weber for more information.

8. The Bible Study/Rosary Prayer Group continues to meet every Sunday evening at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

9. On May 29, at 7 p.m., our parish Courage group will hold an information night to explain their program for helping people who are struggling with same sex attractions. Courage is a nation wide Catholic ministry which has helped many to live fully the teachings of Jesus. All may attend the information night in our parish hall.

10. Mark your calendar now for the pro-life conference sponsored by the bishops of Washington State. Titled "Changing Minds and Hearts," it will take place June 27-28 and will feature Frances Hogan, president of Women Affirming Life.

11. Volunteer Chore Services needs helpers for elderly and people with disabilities. Please see their bulletin announcement for more information.

12. Krispy Kreme Donuts are for sale in the school (lower level) after all Masses this morning. Only 72 dozen so get them while they last!

13. Scrip will be available after the morning Masses. Scrip can be used to purchase gasoline, food and many other necessary items. It costs you nothing more and is a great way to support our school and parish.