- Published on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:45
- Written by Catholic Family & Child Service
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9th Annual Catholic Family & Child Service Garden Gala
Saturday, June 8th, 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Holy Family Church Gathering Hall, Yakima, WA
Catholic Family & Child Service would like to invite you to their 9th Annual Garden Gala. This extraordinary event will bring you to wine country with a beautiful garden venue developed by Russell's Nursery. You will experience a delicious chef-prepared dinner, delectable local wine from Gilbert Cellars, entertainment and auction. Proceeds benefit children's early learning programs. For ticket information, please call DeAnn Leita at (509) 965-7100.
- Published on Thursday, 16 May 2013 16:24
- Written by St. Paul Cathedral School Yakima
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St. Paul Cathedral School is excited to announce the second year of our Summer Camp Program, Making Summer even Brighter! This program is open to all students ages 7-12. You do not need to be a current St. Paul student to attend. All are welcome! This year we have expanded the offerings and have an incredible faculty planning an amazing and unique camp experience. Our camps are academically based programs focused on maximum student learning in a fun and creative environment. Weekly camps include Science, Art, Math, Reading, Cooking & Fitness, Geography, and Spanish Language to name a few. Camps run Monday-Friday. We have AM and PM sessions. The cost is $100 per week. Please call the School at 575-5604 for more information. Come join us and make your summer even brighter!
- Published on Friday, 13 January 2012 14:54
- Written by David B. Valdivia
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Dear brother priests,
You and all of the members of your parishes are warmly invited to join in the annual Walk for Life, Saturday, January 21! Everyone will gather at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Cathedral, 1208 West Chestnut Avenue, Yakima, followed by the walk down Yakima Avenue to Millennium Plaza. (Transportation will be available for anyone needing a ride back to the Cathedral at the end of the walk.)
- Published on Thursday, 22 December 2011 14:38
- Written by Nack
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The Gospel was brought to the Yakama in 1847 by Fathers Charles Pandosy, Casimir Chirouse, George Blancehett and Father Richard at the request of Chief Owhi. The St. Joseph Mission at the Ahtanum was not established until 1852, but this Mission is on the lands of Chief Kamiakin who asked the priests to come to this group of Yakama. These French priests, Oblates of Mary Immaculate, were some of the first non-Indians to reside in the Yakima Valley. The little Mission, fifth of five Missions established by the Oblates, was the first church in the Ahtanum area. Originally 677 acres, the Mission site fronted a small creek and was where most of the agricultural activities were established and maintained. From the Oblates the Indians learned the art of making the soil produce much of the necessities for human consumption.
The priests remained at the Mission, teaching and baptizing, until November 1855 when the local Indian wars took their toll on the Mission. Following the battle at Union Gap, the U.S. Army moved on to the Ahtanum were idle Army volunteers found the Mission temporarily unattended. While some of the soldiers dug for cabbages and potatoes in the Mission garden, they found a half keg of gun powder buried by one of the priests. A wild cry arose that Father Pandosy was furnishing powder to the Indians. Soldiers set fire to the Mission buildings, which burned to the ground before the officers in camp became aware of the plunder. Later the U.S. government cleared Pandosy and sent a formal apology.
The Mission site was abandoned until September 1867 when Father L. N. St. Onge, with the help of lay missionary J. B. Boulet, built the hand-hewed log church and rectory that remain standing today. They planted the first orchard in the Yakima Valley on the Mission grounds with cuttings they brought from a farm in The Dalles, Oregon. Some of the old apple trees still produce bountiful fruit at the Mission site today.
In October 1870 Father Joseph Caruanna, S.J. joined the Oblates in residence at the Mission. The Mission church was dedicated on July 15, 1871, after which Father St. Onge formally turned the Mission over to Father Caruana and the Society of Jesus at the request of Bishop Augustine Blanchet of the Diocese of Nesqually. Father Caruana was the superior of a Jesuit novitiate at the Mission. The Jesuits grew wheat and vegetables and raised cattle, pigs, and horses at this completely self-sufficient Mission.
Despite the fact that the predominantly Catholic Yakamas controlled Central Washington, a new U.S. government policy under President Ulysses Grant gave the Yakama Reservation to exclusive Methodist domain. This so-called Grant's Peace Policy”prohibited priests from stepping foot onto reservation land. Nevertheless, the seeds of Catholic faith sown at Saint Joseph Mission would yield a great harvest in the subsequent evangelization of Central Washington.
- Published on Thursday, 22 December 2011 14:37
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St. Joseph Mission at the Ahtanum Was Crucial
to the History of Catholicism in Central Washington
VATICAN CITY, JUNE 13, 2004 (Zenit.org).- Here is the address John Paul II delivered today before praying the midday Angelus at St. Peter's Square.
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1. Corpus Christi, the solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, is being celebrated today in Italy and in other countries. It is the feast of the Eucharist, sacrament in which Jesus left us the living memorial of his Pasch, central event of the history of humanity.
It is beautiful that on this day the faithful gather around the Most Blessed Sacrament to adore it, that they accompany it in procession through the streets, that they express faith in the living Christ and the joy of his presence with so many signs of devotion.
2. Last Thursday, precisely when celebrating Corpus Christi with the Diocese of Rome, I announced that in the coming month of October, coinciding with the International Eucharistic Congress of Guadalajara, Mexico, a special Year of the Eucharist will begin, which will end in October 2005 with the ordinary assembly of the Synod of Bishops, whose theme will be "The Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Life and Mission of the Church."
The Year of the Eucharist takes place in the framework of the pastoral project that I presented in the apostolic letter "Novo Millennio Ineunte," in which I invited the faithful to "start afresh from Christ" (Nos. 29ff). Contemplating more assiduously the countenance of the Incarnate Word, really present in the Sacrament, they will be able to exercise themselves in the art of prayer (see No. 32) and commit themselves in that "high degree" of the Christian life (see No. 31) which is the indispensable condition to develop in an effective manner the new evangelization.
The Eucharist is at the center of the life of the Church. In it, Christ offers himself to the Father for us, making us participants of his sacrifice itself, and he gives himself to us as bread of life for our journey on the paths of the world.
3. From now on, I entrust this new initiative to the Virgin Mary, "Eucharistic woman" (see encyclical "Ecclesia de Eucharistia," Nos. 53-58). May she, who in the Year of the Rosary helped us with her look and her heart to contemplate Christ (see "Rosarium Virginis Mariae," Nos. 10-17), in the Year of the Eucharist make every community grow in faith and love toward the mystery of the Body and Blood of the Lord.