- Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:02
- Written by Bishop Tyson
Attached you will find our joint statement on the redefinition of marriage. You will also find a prayer for marriage that can be printed for use in your parishes. You might want to consider using this prayer after the communion prayer as well as other various parish leadership settings. Besides the bulletin insert there is also a short bulletin announcement.
As you know, last week I sent out a notice in the weekly mailing alerting you to this special mailing on Tuesday. Kindly download this statement in the appropriate language and stuff in the bulletin for the weekend of January 21st and 22nd 2012. Know that all the bishops are working together to ensure that all the parishes across the state receive this insert on this same weekend. I will be providing supportive links in this Friday’s mailing to support your catechetical efforts.
I am also asking St. Joseph parish in Yakima to print sufficient numbers both in Spanish and in English so that these can be distributed on Saturday afternoon during the Mass in honor of the Santo Nino on Saturday evening, January 21st 2012 at 4:30 p.m. with the Filipino community in the Diocese of Yakima.
St. Paul Cathedral will also be printing extra copies in both Spanish and English so that they can be distributed during the Walk for Life this coming Saturday January 21st 2012 at 1:00 p.m. and the Mass for Life this coming Monday evening January 23rd 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
I might also add that we are all grateful for Bishop Sevilla's review of the Spanish translation for use across the state. You might wish to consider doing the same in printing extra copies so that they are readily available for parishioners’ reading during subsequent weekends in your parish.
In advance I thank you for your extra efforts as well as the additional assistance of your parish staff and volunteers in getting this statement out.
Bishop Joseph Tyson
Diocese of Yakima