Bulletin (July 8, 2007)

It is hard to believe that at this time last summer we were doing demolition work on the ground floor of our school. The picture shows Parish Administrator Gary Samaniego consulting with our architect, Kevin Broderick, on the work’s progress. The workers had torn out the floor in what was formerly the BASS (Before and After School childcare) area and had demolished the old rest rooms. In their place they would construct a medium size hall (the “Tice Hall”), two new classrooms (for Pre-K and BASS), a storage room, two modern rest rooms and a small kitchen. All this was achieved because of your support of the Capital Campaign. Later this summer we will be giving a fuller report on the work accomplished by the Campaign, as well as what remains to be done.

This summer we are doing further renovations to our parish school, thanks to those who donated to the “fund-an-item” during the April School Auction. In addition some of our school dads are volunteering their time and equipment to get our soccer field into proper condition. CYO Sports not only encompasses children who go to Holy Family School, but all children of our parish. Please consider signing up your child for one of the sports’ teams – and also offering your own services as a coach or a coach’s assistant.

Last weekend I introduced you to seminarian Jose Manuel Alvarez. He is staying at our parish for a few weeks as he applies to the Archdiocese of Seattle. Feel free to invite Jose to your home for dinner or to approach him for prayer. He comes with excellent recommendation from his studies in San Antonio, Texas. Below, is a photo of Jose with Todd Aylard and me. Please pray for Jose and for all those discerning a call to priesthood. You may be aware that Todd has been involved in a discernment process. We pray for him – and for all young people – that they will discover God’s plan for their life.

Architect Kevin Broderick and Gary Samaniego inspecting ground floor:

Plumbers working in old boys rest room:

Construction crew removing debris:

El Domingo pasado le presenté a ustedes el seminarista Jose Manuel Alvarez. El está en nuestra parroquia por unas semanas mientras aplica para la Arquidiocesis de Seattle. Con toda confianza se puede invitarle a su casa para la comida u oración. Tiene unas recomendaciones excelentes de sus estudios en San Antonio, TX. José también está disponible para charlas. Dio un pequeño servicio para la Adoración Nocturna de mujeres y de hombres.

Hablando de Adoración Nocturna, les hago recordar que Jesús les espera en el Santisimo Sacramento. Se puede ir cualquier hora, dia o noche.

Alabado sea el Santísimo
Sacramento del altar
y la Virgen concebida
sin pecado original

Celebremos con fe viva
Este pan angelical
y la Virgen concebida
sin pecado orignal.

Es el Dios que da la vida,
y nacio en un portal,
de la Virgen concebida
sin pecado original

Es el manjar regalado
de este suelo terrenal
es Jesús Sacramentado
Dios eterno e inmortal.