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Inside this issue                                                                        February 19, 2018
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   WEEKLY SUMMARY  
 

Less than three weeks remain in the 2018 legislative session and another legislative deadline looms this coming Friday. By then all bills must clear their assigned policy committees in the opposite chamber if they are to remain viable. Any bills with a budgetary impact will need to clear one of the fiscal committees by next Monday, February 26. The fast pace of this short session has noticeably increased as the end of the session on March 8 rapidly approaches.

 
The major event this week is Catholic Advocacy Day on Wednesday. The WSCC staff look forward to seeing many of you there.

 

     
 
 
Abortion Insurance Mandate (SB 6219) -
This bill mandates abortion coverage in insurance plans in the state of Washington. The Bishops of Washington strongly oppose it because it expands existing contraception coverage requirements and promotes abortions while violating constitutionally-protected conscience rights. On February 16, the House Health Care & Wellness Committee approved SB 6219.  We continue to push for conscience protection language to be added to the bill.


Repealing the Death Penalty (SB 6052) -
The U.S. Bishops have long supported abolishing the death penalty. The full Senate passed SB 6052 by a 26-22 vote after a dramatic but respectful debate. The legislation now moves to the House Judiciary Committee where it is scheduled for a hearing on February 20.


Expanding Access to Contraception (SB 6102) -
This legislation elevates access to contraception to a right and creates legal risk for every employer in the state if contraceptives are not offered. As currently written, this legislation does not adequately protect religious liberty nor conscience rights. On February 12, the full Senate passed SB 6102 by a 26-21 margin. The bill moves on to the House Judiciary Committee, which will hear the bill on February 22.
 

     
 
 

School Safety (SB 6410) - This bill requires first responders to notify all schools (public or private) in the vicinity whenever an evacuation or lockdown is ordered at a nearby school. The bill unanimously passed the Senate on February 14 and will be heard by the House Education Committee on February 19.

 
 

 

     
 
 

 

TANF Resource Limits (HB 1831) - Eligibility for public assistance is determined by a combination of factors, including the resources or assets of an applicant, such as a personal car. HB 1831 authorizes the state to exempt one motor vehicle (other than a motor home) per applicant for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) from being counted as a personal asset if that vehicle is used for transportation. The current vehicle limit is $5,000. HB 1831 also exempts certain other resources. Without this legislation, some people who would otherwise qualify for TANF would be denied because the value of their car pushed them over the resource limit. The Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, February 21.

Legal Financial Obligations (LFO) (
HB 1783) - The bill helps people convicted of crimes get back on their feet after being incarcerated by eliminating the interest on most of the court-imposed debt and limiting the sanctions for those with an inability to pay. The Senate Law & Justice Committee passed the LFO reform bill by a 4-3 vote on February 15.

Homeless Housing and Assistance (
HB 1570) - This legislation makes the temporary Homeless Housing and Assistance surcharge permanent while increasing the surcharge from $40 to $90. Without extending the surcharge, thousands would likely become homeless. Having passed the full House, the bill will be heard by the Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee on Monday, February 19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catholic Advocacy Day - Sign Up Now

 
 

February 21 - Catholic Advocacy Day: Gather at St. Michael, Olympia, before meeting with state legislators. Includes Mass celebrated by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain and Auxiliary Bishops Elizondo and Mueggenborg. For additional details, see the flyer in English and SpanishPlease register now.For questions, call: 206-223-1138 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


February 26: National Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers

 

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has designated Monday, February 26, as a National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers. The US Bishops are asking American Catholics to call their Members of Congress to urge them to protect Dreamers from deportation, to provide them a path to citizenship, and to avoid any damage to existing protections for families and unaccompanied minors in the process.  In announcing the call-in the day, the USCCB leadership stated that "Our faith compels us to stand with the vulnerable, including our immigrant brothers and sisters. ... Now is the time for action." Next Monday's Advocacy Bulletin will provide more details and call-in information.

Archbishop Lori Releases Pastoral on Nonviolence
 

On Ash Wednesday, the Archbishop of Baltimore, the Most Rev. William E. Lori issued a pastoral letter, "The Enduring Power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Principles of Nonviolence." Archbishop Lori called on everyone "to walk this path of nonviolent hope." To read the entire pastoral letter, click here. The website also offers a short video of Archbishop Lori discussing his reasons for writing his pastoral letter.

 


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Dear Friends:

It was great to see so many at our recent Rite of Election. As promised I have copies of the homily for your use with your candidates to review in your local catechetical parish programs during this final period of preparation that the Rite of Christian initiation terms: "Purification and Enlightenment."  This is the final stage before the Easter sacraments.

Thanks for all you do to invite and accompany our people to a full communion with the Catholic Church. Click here to read the full text of the homily in either Spanish or English.

+Bishop Joseph Tyson

Diocese of Yakima

 
 

 

 

That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

Pope Francis - February 2018

“What is at the root of slavery, unemployment, and disregard for nature and goods held in common? Corruption, a process of death that feeds the culture of death.
Because the thirst for power and possessions knows no limits. 
Corruption is not countered with silence. 
We must speak about it, denounce its evils, and try to understand it so as to show our resolve to make mercy reign over meanness, beauty over nothingness. 
Let us pray that those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.”

 


 

 

 

 

Para que aquellos que tienen un poder material, político o espiritual no se dejen dominar por la corrupción.

Papa Francisco - Febrero 2018

"¿Qué hay en la raíz de la esclavitud, del desempleo, del abandono de los bienes comunes y la naturaleza? La corrupción, un proceso de muerte que nutre la cultura de la muerte.
Porque el afán de poder y de tener no conoce límites.
La corrupción no se combate con el silencio. 
Debemos hablar de ella, denunciar sus males, comprenderla para poder mostrar la voluntad de hacer valer la misericordia sobre la mezquindad, la belleza sobre la nada 
Pidamos juntos para que aquellos que tienen un poder material, político o espiritual no se dejen dominar por la corrupción."

 


 

 

 

 Catholic Advocacy Opportunities for January-February 2018

 

January 16 (Olympia) - Hearing on Abortion Insurance Mandate bill before the Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee, at 10:00 am; Senate Hearing Room 2, J.A. Cherberg Building.
 
January 20 (Spokane) - Mass for Life & Walk for Life: Mass begins at 9:30 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes with the walk following at 11 a.m. at the Red Wagon in Riverfront Park. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.
 
January 22 (Lacey / Olympia) - Mass for Life, Saint Martin University, 9:30 am, and March for Life, State Capitol Building, Noon. For details and promotional materials, visit the Archdiocese of Seattle website.
 
January 25 (Olympia) - WCADP (WA Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty) Death Penalty Lobby Day, for more information and to register: https://abolishdeathpenalty.salsalabs.org/lobbyday2018/index.html.
 
January 27 (Spokane) - Eastern Washington Legislative Conference, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, "Framing Faithful Discourse for the Common Good," 9 am - 3 pm, for more details: http://www.thefigtree.org/FigTreeEvent.pdf.
 
January 28 (Yakima) - Mass for Life, Sunday, January 28 at 11:00 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 5315 Tieton Drive. Celebrating Life and Honoring Volunteers.
 
February 21 (Olympia) Catholic Advocacy Day: Gather at St. Michael parish, before meeting with state legislators. Includes Mass celebrated by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain. For additional details, see the flyer in English and SpanishRegistration is now open - please do so by February 2. For questions, call: 206.223.1138 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
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Amigos, Estoy aquí en Colombia con la familia del Padre Jaime Chacon y vimos el encuentro del Papa Francisco con los jóvenes de Chile. Su pregunta clave a los jóvenes fue: ¿Que haría Jesús en tu lugar? ¡Esta es una pregunta clave para todos nosotros también! Disfruten este vídeo vinculado con esta pregunta clave y su visita a Chile. Pero lo que es más importante – no es conectar con el vídeo – pero conectar con Jesucristo. ¡Oren por el Papa Francisco también!

Bendiciónes y oraciones para ustedes,
+Obispo José Tyson

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Friends, I am here in Colombia with the family of Father Jaime Chacón, watching Pope Francis' encounter with the youth of Chile. His key question with the youth was: "What would Jesus do in your place?" That is a key question for each us as as well! Enjoy this video from the Pope's visit to Chile. But what is most important is not to link with the video – but with Jesus Christ. Pray for the Holy Father as well!

Blessings and prayers for all,
+Bishop Joseph Tyson

Dear Friends,

We are here in Rome on pilgrimage and are with the Holy Father, Pope Francis, at his Wednesday general audience. By happy coincidence today marks the start of the Holy Father's global campaign, "Share the Journey," where he invites us to walk with migrants refugees and – in his Spanish comments – "campesinos" – something quite particular to our Diocese of Yakima. Today's kickoff points to a Week of Prayer and Action October 7-13. For an overview of the campaign, including personal stories, click here.  For ideas and resources for Catholic leaders planning events for the week, click here.  For a parish toolkit put together by Catholic Relief Services, click here. For ideas for social media, click here. Para recursos en español, haz click aquí.

Here in the Diocese of Yakima we are uniquely positioned to share the journey as Spanish and English speakers forming a single Church witness. Let's "Share the Journey" with each other – especially the migrants and undocumented as well as those young people impacted by DACA. Many prayers.

+Bishop Joseph Tyson

 

Formation School of Faith For Leadership and Lay Ministry

 

These classes are designed for growth in knowledge of our faith, creed and doctrine of the Church.

Led by Bishop Joseph Tyson, the English-speaking Magnificat program is a formation school of faith for leadership and lay ministry.  

All classes will be offered at St Paul's Cathedral Building in Yakima,  Saint Joseph School in Wenatchee, or Holy Spirit Parish in Kennewick, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For questions please contact the diocesan office at 509-965-7117 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

“Credo ut intelligam, intelligo ut credam”

“I Believe to understand, understand to believe”

Saint Augustine of Hippo

 

 

  

2017 - 2018 Magnificat Schedule

 

PROGRAM OF FAITH FORMATION, LEADERSHIP AND LAY MINISTRY

MAGNIFICAT

Calendar 2017-2018

Classes from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

“May the Lord be in your heart and on your lips.”

 

SINGLE SITE IN-SERVICE  DATES

ATTENDANCE REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS IN PROGRAM

SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 LITURGY DAY Saint Paul Cathedral 15 S. 12 Ave. YAKIMA, WA 98902

OCTOBER 14, 2017 CHURCH MISSION CONGRESS Holy Family 5315 Chestnut YAKIMA, WA

OCT. 21, 2017 CORNERSTONE CONGRESS TACOMA, WA (ATTENDANCE RECOMMENDED)

MARCH 3, 2018 PEDAGOGY DAY Blessed Sacrament 1201 Missouri St.  GRANDVIEW, WA

MAY 19, 2018 CERTIFICATION DAY Holy Redeemer 1707 S. Third Ave. YAKIMA, WA 98902

 

Holy Spirit Parish (7409 West Clearwater Ave., Kennewick)

Classes 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

Oct. 7

Sacraments

Rev. Daniel Steele

Truth of Faith, Dogma

Rev. Michael Brzezowski

Social Doctrine
of the Church

Steve Wilmes

Nov. 11

Bible

Rev. Jacob Davis

Apologetics & Ecumenism

Rev. Peter Steele

Mission Of The Church

Rev. Ricardo Villarreal

Feb. 10

Ministries

María Elena Treviño

Ecclesiology

Bishop Joseph Tyson

Catechesis

Deacon Tom Huntington

March 10

Liturgy

Msgr. Robert Siler

Anthropology

Jeff Thompson

Ethics & Christian Morals

Bishop Joseph Tyson

April 14

Mary and the Saints

Rev. Michael Brzezowski

Christology

Bishop Joseph Tyson

Spirituality

Rev. Daniel Steele

May 19

 

 

Certification Day

Holy Redeemer Parish

(1707 S. Third Ave., Yakima)

     

Formation School of faith, Leadership and Lay Ministry

MAGNIFICAT

Calendar 2017-2018

 

Saint Joseph School (600 St. Joseph Place., Wenatchee)

Classes 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oct. 28

Sacraments

Rev. Daniel Steele

Truth of Faith, Dogma
Rev. Michael Brzezowski

Social Doctrine
of the Church

Steve Wilmes

Nov. 18

Bible

Bishop Joseph Tyson

Apologetics & Ecumenism

Rev. Peter Steele

Mission Of The Church

Rev. Ricardo Villarreal

Feb. 17

Ministries

María Elena Treviño

Ecclesiology

Bishop Joseph Tyson

Catechesis

Deacon Tom Huntington

March 17

Liturgy

Rev. Osmar Aguirre

Anthropology

Jeff Thompson

Ethics & Christian Morals

Bishop Joseph Tyson

April 21

Mary and the Saints

Rev. Michael Brzezowski

Christology

Bishop Joseph Tyson

Spirituality

Rev. Daniel Steele

May 19

 

 

Certification Day

Holy Redeemer Parish

(1707 S. Third Ave., Yakima)

Formation School of faith, Leadership and Lay Ministry

MAGNIFICAT

Calendar 2017-2018

 

 St. Paul Cathedral Building (1214 W. Chestnut Ave., Yakima)

Classes 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Nov. 04

Sacraments

Rev. Daniel Steele

Truth of Faith, Dogma

Rev. Michael Brzezowski

Social Doctrine
of the Church

Steve Wilmes

Dec. 02

Bible

Bishop Joseph Tyson

Apologetics & Ecumenism

Rev. Peter Steele

Mission Of The Church

Rev. Ricardo Villarreal

Feb. 24

Ministries

María Elena Treviño

Ecclesiology

Bishop Joseph Tyson

Catechesis

Deacon Tom Huntingon

April 7

Liturgy

Msgr. Robert Siler

Anthropology

Jeff Thompson

Ethics & Christian Morals

Bishop Joseph Tyson

May 05

Mary and the Saints

Rev. Michael Brzezowski

Christology

Bishop Joseph Tyson

Spirituality

Rev. Daniel Steele

May 19

 

 

Certification Day

Holy Redeemer Parish

(1707 S. Third Ave., Yakima)

 

 

 

Programa de Formación en la Fe y Liderazco Laico

 

Estas clases están diseñadas para el crecimiento en el conocimiento de nuestra fe, credo y doctrina de la Iglesia.
Dirigido por el obispo Joseph Tyson, el programa de Magnificat de habla inglesa es una escuela de formación de fe para el liderazgo y el ministerio laico.Todas las clases serán ofrecidas en el Edificio de la Catedral de San Pablo en Yakima, Escuela San José en Wenatchee, o Parroquia del Espíritu Santo en Kennewick, de 9 a.m. a 1 p.m.
Para preguntas, por favor comuníquese con la oficina diocesana al 509-965-7117 o envíe un correo electrónico a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“Credo ut intelligam, intelligo ut credam”

“Creo para entender y entiendo para creer”

San Agustín de Hippo

 

  

2017 - 2018 Calendario de Magnificat

 

PROGRAMA DE FORMACION EN LA FE Y LIDERAZGO

MAGNIFICAT

CALENDARIO 2017-2018

Clases de 9:00 am a 1:00 pm.

“Para que el Señor este en tu Corazón y en tus Labios”

Fechas especiales

ASISTENCIA REQUERIDA PARA

TODOS LOS ESTUDIANTES DEL PROGRAMA

SEPTIEMBRE 30, CONGRESO LITÚRGICO Catedral de San Pablo 15 S. 12 Ave. YAKIMA, WA 98902

OCTUBRE 14, CONGRESO CATEQUÉTICO FAMILIAR Sagrada Familia 5315 Chestnut YAKIMA, WA

OCTUBRE 21, CORNERSTONE CONFERENCE TACOMA, WA (ASISTENCIA RECOMENDADA)

MARZO 3, 2018 TALLER de PEDAOGÍA Santísimo Sacramento 1201 Missouri St.  GRANDVIEW, WA

MAYO 19, 2018 CLAUSURA Y CERTIFICACIÓN Santo Redentor 1707 S. 3ra Ave. YAKIMA, WA 98902

Holy Spirit Parish (7409 West Clearwater Ave., Kennewick)

Classes 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

Ocubre 7

Sacramentos

P. Jaime Chacón

Espiritualidad

H. Maria Isabel Doñate

Catequesis

H. Irma Lerma

Noviembre 11

Bibilia

P. Jaime Chacón

Verdades de Fe, Dogma

H. Blanca Estela Gamboa

Doctrina Social de La Iglesia

H.Olga Cano

Febrero 10

Ministerios

P.Felipe Pulido

Cristología

P. José Herrera

Moral Cristiana

P. Jaime Chacón

Marzo 10

Liturgia

P. Jaime Chacón

Eclesiología

P. Mauricio Muñoz

Iglesia Misión

P. Lalo Barragán

Abríl 14

María y los Santos

H. Blanca Jiménez

Antropología
P. Jaime Chacón

Apologética y Ecumenismo

Diácono Carlos Luna

May 19

 

 

Clausura y Certificación

Santo Redentor

(1707 S. Third Ave., Yakima)

     

Formation School of faith, Leadership and Lay Ministry

MAGNIFICAT

Calendar 2017-2018

 

Saint Joseph School (600 St. Joseph Place., Wenatchee)

Classes 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ocubre 28

Sacramentos

P. Jaime Chacón

Espiritualidad

H. Maria Isabel Doñate

Catequesis 

H. Irma Lerma

Noviembre 18

Bibilia

P. Jaime Chacón

Verdades de Fe, Dogma

H. Blanca Estela Gamboa

Doctrina Social de La Iglesia

H.Olga Cano

Febrero 17

Ministerios

P.Felipe Pulido

Cristoloía

P. José Herrera

Moral Cristiana

P. Jaime Chacón

Marzo 17

Liturgia

P. Jaime Chacón

Eclesiología

P. Mauricio Muñoz

Iglesia Misión

P. Lalo Barragán

Abríl 21

María y los Santos

H. Blanca Jiménez

Antropología

P. Jaime Chacón

Apologética y Ecumenismo

Diácono Carlos Luna

Mayo 19

 

 

Clausura y Certificación

Santo Redentor

(1707 S. Third Ave., Yakima)

Formation School of faith, Leadership and Lay Ministry

MAGNIFICAT

Calendar 2017-2018

 

 St. Paul Cathedral Building (1214 W. Chestnut Ave., Yakima)

Classes 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Noviembre 04

Sacramentos

P. Jaime Chacón

Espiritualidad

H. Maria Isabel Doñate

Catequesis 

H. Irma Lerma

Diciembre  02

Bibilia

P. Jaime Chacón

Verdades de Fe, Dogma

H. Blanca Estela Gamboa

Doctrina Social de La Iglesia

H.Olga Cano

Febrero 24

Miniserios

P.Felipe Pulido

Cristoloía

P. Jose Herrera

Moral Cristiana

P. Jaime Chacón

Abríl 7

Liturgia

P. Jaime Chacón

Eclesiología

P. Mauricio Muñoz

Iglesia Misión

P. Lalo Barragán

Mayo 05

María y los Santos

H. Blanca Jiménez

Antropología

P. Jaime Chacón

Apologética y Ecumenismo

Diácono Carlos Luna

May 19

 

 

Clausura y Certificación

Santo Redentor

(1707 S. Third Ave., Yakima)

 

 

Upcoming Events

February 24, 2018
Magnificat –English/Spanish
St. Paul Cathedral Building, Yakima
March 3, 2018
Register for Pedagogy Day Here
Blessed Sacrament, Grandview
March 10, 2018
Magnificat –English/Spanish
Holy Spirit Parish, Kennewick
March 17, 2018
Magnificat –English/Spanish
St. Joseph School, Wenatchee
April 7, 2018
Magnificat –English/Spanish
St. Paul Cathedral Building, Yakima
April 14, 2018
Magnificat –English/Spanish
Holy Spirit Parish, Kennewick
April 21, 2018
Magnificat –English/Spanish
St. Joseph School, Wenatchee
May 5, 2018
Magnificat –English/Spanish
St. Paul Cathedral Building, Yakima
May 19, 2018
Certification Day
Holy Redeemer, Yakima

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Most Rev. Joseph J. Tyson
Bishop of Yakima

Special Events: Bishop Attendance Request

Bishop's Homilies & Statement

Biography

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

Dear Friends,

Please consider taking action in support of a fair Farm Bill. The proposal now under consideration by the U.S. Senate would reduce funds that help feed the hungry and conserve our natural resources. Click on the link below to learn more. You'll have an opportunity from there to contact your U.S. Senators. 

https://www.votervoice.net/link/target/wscc/G826izWB.aspx

Many blessings,

+Bishop Tyson