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Friends on Presidents Day February 18th 2019 we are having ReClaim — a ministry that provides on line support for pornography struggles. We will also have Dr Fernando Ortiz who will address brain chemistry and addiction cycles. This upcoming seminar on October 16th 2018 and October 23, 2018 might be a good preparation as well as an alternative for those away on Presidents’ Day. Many prayers for these ministry initiatives. 

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September 7, 2018       
 Inside this issue (scroll down to read)
 
  • • Are You Registered to Vote?
  • • Farm Bill Update
  • • CCHD - Your Anti-Poverty Initiative at Work
  • • Respect Life Month Resources
  • • Get to Know WACatholics.org
  • • Did you know ...
  Are You Registered to Vote?  
 



Washington's General Election day is November 6. In order to vote, you must be registered. The general registration deadline is October 8 for people
registering online. People have until October 29 if they register in person at their county election office. If you are registered in Washington State and have moved recently, you can update your registration online. Other voter registration information can be found on the Secretary of State's website.

 

  Farm Bill Update  
 
 

On September 5, a House-Senate Conference Committee held its first meeting to resolve differences on the federal Farm Bill. This important legislation supports anti-hunger programs for low income families and individuals. Catholic advocates met with staff from Senator Maria Cantwell's office last month and several other meetings are likely in September. There is still time to contact your two U.S. Senators and Representative to urge passage of an acceptable bill - visit the WSCC Action Center for more details.

 

  CCHD - Your Anti-Poverty Initiative at Work  
 

Each of the Washington dioceses holds a national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), at different times of the year (it isSeptember 16 in the Archdiocese of Seattle).  The collection brings change to communities across the country and empowers those living in poverty to transform the places they live into reflections of the Kingdom of God. Those living in poverty locally are empowered through the 25% share of the collection that stays in each diocese. Additionally, national grants are made from the 75% share that is pooled with donations from other dioceses in the U.S.
 
Just one example of a grant is the Life to Justice Initiative. This CCHD grant to the Church in our state provides significant support for PREPARES - a program to provide pregnancy and parenting support resources for mothers, fathers, and children at the parish level. The PREPARES mission is to provide low-income families with resources, services and referrals resulting in healthy birth outcomes and committed, knowledgeable parents.
 
Want to know more?  Check out www.usccb.org/cchd. And for more information on PREPARES, visit WACatholics.org.
 

  Respect Life Month Resources  
 

Here are several resources to mark October's Respect Life month and the Feast of St. Francis (October 4):
 
USCCB Respect Life Program - The 2018-2019 Respect Life Program kit materials can now be ordered. The theme, "Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent," highlights the call to build a culture of life as missionary disciples. Drawing upon the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego, this year's reflection briefly unpacks the poster and theme. Most of the program is available in Spanish as well as English.
 
Catholic Mobilizing Network - This year's Respect Life Month Toolkit includes a new death penalty and restorative justice book list, a pro-life prayer service, prayers of the faithful in both English and Spanish, as well as social media resources, and bulletin articles.
 
Catholic Climate Covenant - This year's program, "Who Is My Neighbor In A Climate Threatened World," focuses on the interconnections between immigration, refugees, and climate change. It is a free 90-minute educational program to help parishes and schools to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis onOct. 4th (or another date of your choosing). 
 

Top

  Get to Know WACatholics.org  
 

The WSCC covers a broad range of public policy issues, all stemming from the principle of the life and dignity of the human person.  Check out the Issuessection of our new WACatholics.org website to learn more!
 

Top

  Did you know ...  
 

...that if the 100 Catholic schools in Washington were grouped into one school district, it would be the state's fifth largest?  We welcome back all students and want to especially thank their parents, teachers, and all those who support Catholic education.
 

September 7, 2018  
 Inside this issue
 
  Are You Registered to Vote?  
 



Washington's General Election day is November 6. In order to vote, you must be registered. The general registration deadline is October 8 for people
registering online. People have until October 29 if they register in person at their county election office. If you are registered in Washington State and have moved recently, you can update your registration online. Other voter registration information can be found on the Secretary of State's website.

 

Top

  Farm Bill Update  
 
 

On September 5, a House-Senate Conference Committee held its first meeting to resolve differences on the federal Farm Bill. This important legislation supports anti-hunger programs for low income families and individuals. Catholic advocates met with staff from Senator Maria Cantwell's office last month and several other meetings are likely in September. There is still time to contact your two U.S. Senators and Representative to urge passage of an acceptable bill - visit the WSCC Action Center for more details.

 

Top

  CCHD - Your Anti-Poverty Initiative at Work  
 

Each of the Washington dioceses holds a national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), at different times of the year (it isSeptember 16 in the Archdiocese of Seattle).  The collection brings change to communities across the country and empowers those living in poverty to transform the places they live into reflections of the Kingdom of God. Those living in poverty locally are empowered through the 25% share of the collection that stays in each diocese. Additionally, national grants are made from the 75% share that is pooled with donations from other dioceses in the U.S.
 
Just one example of a grant is the Life to Justice Initiative. This CCHD grant to the Church in our state provides significant support for PREPARES - a program to provide pregnancy and parenting support resources for mothers, fathers, and children at the parish level. The PREPARES mission is to provide low-income families with resources, services and referrals resulting in healthy birth outcomes and committed, knowledgeable parents.
 
Want to know more?  Check out www.usccb.org/cchd. And for more information on PREPARES, visit WACatholics.org.
 

Top

  Respect Life Month Resources  
 

Here are several resources to mark October's Respect Life month and the Feast of St. Francis (October 4):
 
USCCB Respect Life Program - The 2018-2019 Respect Life Program kit materials can now be ordered. The theme, "Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent," highlights the call to build a culture of life as missionary disciples. Drawing upon the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego, this year's reflection briefly unpacks the poster and theme. Most of the program is available in Spanish as well as English.
 
Catholic Mobilizing Network - This year's Respect Life Month Toolkit includes a new death penalty and restorative justice book list, a pro-life prayer service, prayers of the faithful in both English and Spanish, as well as social media resources, and bulletin articles.
 
Catholic Climate Covenant - This year's program, "Who Is My Neighbor In A Climate Threatened World," focuses on the interconnections between immigration, refugees, and climate change. It is a free 90-minute educational program to help parishes and schools to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis onOct. 4th (or another date of your choosing). 
 

Top

  Get to Know WACatholics.org  
 

The WSCC covers a broad range of public policy issues, all stemming from the principle of the life and dignity of the human person.  Check out the Issuessection of our new WACatholics.org website to learn more!
 

Top

  Did you know ...  
 

...that if the 100 Catholic schools in Washington were grouped into one school district, it would be the state's fifth largest?  We welcome back all students and want to especially thank their parents, teachers, and all those who support Catholic education.
 

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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

 

 

2018 - 2019 Magnificat Schedule

 

PROGRAM OF FAITH FORMATION, LEADERSHIP AND LAY MINISTRY

MAGNIFICAT

Calendar 2018-2019

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

OCTOBER 13, 2018 CHURCH MISSION CONGRESS Holy Family 5315 Chestnut YAKIMA, WA

FEBRUARY 23, 2019 PEDAGOGY DAY Blessed Sacrament 1201 Missouri St.  GRANDVIEW, WA

JUNE 01, 2019 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. 20

Sacraments

Rev. Daniel Steele

Truth of Faith, Dogma

Rev. Michael Brzezowski

Social Doctrine
of the Church

Steve Wilmes

Feb. 02

Bible

Rev. Jacob Davis

Apologetics & Ecumenism

Rev. Peter Steele

Mission Of The Church

Rev. Ricardo Villarreal

Mar. 02

Ministries

María Elena Treviño

Ecclesiology

Bishop Joseph Tyson

Catechesis

Deacon Tom Huntington

Mar. 23

Liturgy

Rev. Jacob Davis

Anthropology

Jeff Thompson

Ethics & Christian Morals

Bishop Joseph Tyson

May. 04

Mary and the Saints

Rev. Michael Brzezowski

Christology

Bishop Joseph Tyson

Spirituality

Rev. Daniel Steele

June 1

 

 

Certification Day

Holy Redeemer Parish

(1707 S. Third Ave., Yakima)

     

Formation School of faith, Leadership and Lay Ministry

MAGNIFICAT

Calendar 2018-2019

 

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

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

Oct. 27

Sacraments

Rev. Daniel Steele

Truth of Faith, Dogma
Rev. Michael Brzezowski

Social Doctrine
of the Church

Steve Wilmes

Feb. 09

Bible

Bishop Joseph Tyson

Apologetics & Ecumenism

Rev. Peter Steele

Mission Of The Church

Rev. Ricardo Villarreal

Mar. 09

Ministries

María Elena Treviño

Ecclesiology

Bishop Joseph Tyson

Catechesis

Deacon Tom Huntington

Mar. 30

Liturgy

Rev. Jacob Davis

Anthropology

Jeff Thompson

Ethics & Christian Morals

Bishop Joseph Tyson

May. 11

Mary and the Saints

Rev. Michael Brzezowski

Christology

Bishop Joseph Tyson

Spirituality

Rev. Daniel Steele

June 01

 

 

Certification Day

Holy Redeemer Parish

(1707 S. Third Ave., Yakima)

Formation School of faith, Leadership and Lay Ministry

MAGNIFICAT

Calendar 2018-2019

 

Session 1: Called to a Loving Encounter with Jesus in the ChurchPresenter TBA​

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

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

Nov. 10

Sacraments

Rev. Daniel Steele

Truth of Faith, Dogma

Rev. Michael Brzezowski

Social Doctrine
of the Church

Steve Wilmes

Feb. 16

Bible

Bishop Joseph Tyson

Apologetics & Ecumenism

Rev. Peter Steele

Mission Of The Church

Rev. Ricardo Villarreal

Mar. 16

Ministries

María Elena Treviño

Ecclesiology

Bishop Joseph Tyson

Catechesis

Deacon Tom Huntingon

Apr. 06

Liturgy

Rev. Jacob Davis

Anthropology

Jeff Thompson

Ethics & Christian Morals

Bishop Joseph Tyson

May 18

Mary and the Saints

Rev. Michael Brzezowski

Christology

Bishop Joseph Tyson

Spirituality

Rev. Daniel Steele

June 01

 

 

Certification Day

Holy Redeemer Parish

(1707 S. Third Ave., Yakima)

Yakima Diocese Encuentro

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

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

   
Oct. 20 Session 1: Called to a Loving Encounter with Jesus in the Church

Presenter TBA

Feb. 02 Session 2: With Words and Actions: Do It!

Presenter TBA

Mar 02 Session 3: Walking Together with Jesus

Presenter TBA

Mar 23 Session 4: Bearing Fruits of New life

Presenter TBA

May 4 Session 5: Celebrating the Joy of Being Missionary Disciples

Presenter TBA

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

Oct. 27 Session 1: Called to a Loving Encounter with Jesus in the Church
Presenter TBA
Feb. 09 Session 2: With Words and Actions: Do It!
Presenter TBA
Mar. 09              Session 3: Walking Together with Jesus
Presenter TBA
Mar 30 Session 4: Bearing Fruits of New life
Presenter TBA
May 11 Session 5: Celebrating the Joy of Being Missionary Disciples
Presenter TBA
                       St. Paul Cathedral Building (1214 W. Chestnut Ave., Yakima)
Nov. 10 Session 1: Called to a Loving Encounter with Jesus in the Church
Presenter TBA
Feb. 16 Session 2: With Words and Actions: Do It!
Presenter TBA
Mar. 16

Session 3: Walking Together with Jesus
Presenter TBA

Apr. 6 Session 4: Bearing Fruits of New life
Presenter TBA
May. 18 Session 5: Celebrating the Joy of Being Missionary Disciples
Presenter TBA

 

 

 

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

 

  

2018 - 2019 Calendario de Magnificat

 

PROGRAMA DE FORMACION EN LA FE Y LIDERAZGO

MAGNIFICAT

CALENDARIO 2018-2019

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

OCTUBRE 13, 2018 CONGRESO CATEQUÉTICO FAMILIAR Sagrada Familia 5315 Chestnut YAKIMA, WA

FEBRERO 23, 2019 TALLER de PEDAOGÍA Santísimo Sacramento 1201 Missouri St.  GRANDVIEW, WA

JUNIO 01, 2019 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 20

Sacramentos

P. Jaime Chacón

Espiritualidad

H. Maria Isabel Doñate

Catequesis

H. Irma Lerma

Febrero 2

Bibilia

P. Jaime Chacón

Verdades de Fe, Dogma

H. Blanca Estela Gamboa

Doctrina Social de La Iglesia

H.Olga Cano

Marzo 2

Ministerios

P.Felipe Pulido

Cristología

P. José Herrera

Moral Cristiana

P. Jaime Chacón

Marzo 23

Liturgia

P. Jaime Chacón

Eclesiología

P. Mauricio Muñoz

Misión y Corresponsabilidad

Alma Benitez

Mayo 04

María y los Santos

H. Blanca Jiménez

Antropología
P. Jaime Chacón

Apologética y Ecumenismo

Diácono Carlos Luna

Junio 01

 

 

Clausura y Certificación

Santo Redentor

(1707 S. Third Ave., Yakima)

     

Formation School of faith, Leadership and Lay Ministry

MAGNIFICAT

Calendar 2018-2019

 

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

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

Ocubre 27

Sacramentos

P. Jaime Chacón

Espiritualidad

H. Maria Isabel Doñate

Catequesis 

H. Irma Lerma

Febrero 09

Bibilia

P. Jaime Chacón

Verdades de Fe, Dogma

H. Blanca Estela Gamboa

Doctrina Social de La Iglesia

H.Olga Cano

Marzo 09

Ministerios

P.Felipe Pulido

Cristoloía

P. José Herrera

Moral Cristiana

P. Jaime Chacón

Marzo 30

Liturgia

P. Jaime Chacón

Eclesiología

P. Mauricio Muñoz

Misión y Corresponsabilidad

Alma Benitez

Mayo 11

María y los Santos

H. Blanca Jiménez

Antropología

P. Jaime Chacón

Apologética y Ecumenismo

Diácono Carlos Luna

Junio 01

 

 

Clausura y Certificación

Santo Redentor

(1707 S. Third Ave., Yakima)

Formation School of faith, Leadership and Lay Ministry

MAGNIFICAT

Calendar 2018-2019

 

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

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

Noviembre 10

Sacramentos

P. Jaime Chacón

Espiritualidad

H. Maria Isabel Doñate

Catequesis 

H. Irma Lerma

Febrero  16

Bibilia

P. Jaime Chacón

Verdades de Fe, Dogma

H. Blanca Estela Gamboa

Doctrina Social de La Iglesia

H.Olga Cano

Marzo 16

Miniserios

P.Felipe Pulido

Cristoloía

P. Jose Herrera

Moral Cristiana

P. Jaime Chacón

Abríl 6

Liturgia

P. Jaime Chacón

Eclesiología

P. Mauricio Muñoz

Misión y Corresponsabilidad

Alma Benitez

Mayo 18

María y los Santos

H. Blanca Jiménez

Antropología

P. Jaime Chacón

Apologética y Ecumenismo

Diácono Carlos Luna

Junio 01

 

 

Clausura y Certificación

Santo Redentor

(1707 S. Third Ave., Yakima)

Yakima Diocese Encuentro

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

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

   
Octubre 20

Sesión 1: llamados a un encuentro de amor con Jesús en la Iglesia
Presentador: TBA

Febrero 02

Sesión 2: Con obras y gestos: ¡Atrévete!
Presentador: TBA

Marzo 02

Sesión 3: Caminando Juntos con Jesús
Presentador: TBA

Marzo 23

Sesión 4: Dando frutos de nueva vida
Presentador: TBA

Mayo 11

Sesión 5: Festejando la alegría de ser discípulos misioneros
Presentador: TBA

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

Octubre 27

Sesión 1: llamados a un encuentro de amor con Jesús en la Iglesia
Presentador: TBA

Febrero 09 Sesión 2: Con obras y gestos: ¡Atrévete! 
Presentador: TBA
Marzo 09             

Sesión 3: Caminando Juntos con Jesús
Presentador: TBA

Marzo 30

Sesión 4: Dando frutos de nueva vida 
Presentador: TBA

Mayo 11

Sesión 5: Festejando la alegría de ser discípulos misioneros
Presentador: TBA

                              St. Paul Cathedral Building (1214 W. Chestnut Ave., Yakima)
Noviembre 10

Sesión 1: llamados a un encuentro de amor con Jesús en la Iglesia
Presentador: TBA

Febrero 16

Sesión 2: Con obras y gestos: ¡Atrévete!
Presentador: TBA

Marzo 16

Sesión 3: Caminando Juntos con Jesús
Presentador: TBA

Abril 6

Sesión 4: Dando frutos de nueva vida
Presentador: TBA

Mayo 18

Sesión 5: Festejando la alegría de ser discípulos misioneros
Presentador: TBA

 

 

 

 

 

Let us pray that young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.

Pope Francis - September 2018

Africa is a wealthy continent, and its greatest, most valuable resource is its young people.
They should be able to choose between letting themselves be overcome by difficulty or transforming the difficulty into an opportunity.
The most effective way to help them in this choice is to invest in their education.
If young people don't have the possibility of education, what future can they have?
Let us pray that young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.


 

 

 

 

 

Recemos para que los jóvenes del continente africano tengan acceso a la educación y al trabajo en sus propios países.

Papa Francisco - Septiembre 2018

África es un continente rico, pero la riqueza más grande, más valiosa de África, son los jóvenes.
Ellos deben poder elegir entre dejarse vencer por la dificultad o transformar la dificultad en una oportunidad.
El camino más eficaz para ayudarlos en esta elección es invertir en su educación.
Si un joven no tiene posibilidades de educación, ¿qué podrá hacer en el futuro?
Recemos para que los jóvenes del continente africano tengan acceso a la educación y al trabajo en sus propios países.


 

 

Friends:

As noted in a recent message from Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the sexual abuse scandal in the Church has been and continues to be a “moral catastrophe.” It summarizes the pain and scandal caused by those clergy and laity ministering in the church who sexually abuse minors and vulnerable adults. Even more the “moral catastrophe” stems from the failure of us as a body of bishops to have better accountability for our oversight of our flock and of each other. I am so very, very sorry. 

I want to uplift Pope Francis’ message for all of us to consider as we work together to create better structures of accountability, especially in the case of bishops who abused minors or failed to act in the face of abuse in their own dioceses. These are moral failures and criminal acts that need careful attention.  Please find attached to this message the following:

Pope Francis Letter to the People of God  ENGLISH | SPANISH

Cardinal DiNardo Message to the U.S. Church  ENGLISH | SPANISH

Be assured of my prayers for all of you. Kindly place in prayer all victims of sexual abuse too. They and the healing of their pain need to remain our key focus. 

+Bishop Joseph Tyson
Diocese of Yakima 

Statement of Bishop Joseph J. Tyson, August 17, 2018
Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

(haz clic aquí para leer en español)

With the recent allegations of sexual abuse committed by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington, D.C., and the release of a Grand Jury Report involving several dioceses in Pennsylvania, the tragedy of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church is once again brought to light. The sexual abuse of a minor is an intrinsic moral evil and a crime. Anyone responsible for such an act or for shielding those who do, including bishops and other Church leaders, must be held accountable for their actions. I join with other bishops from throughout Washington and the United States in expressing our sincere shame and remorse for the incredible harm these crimes have caused the victims and their families.

The Catholic Church in Central Washington continues its focus on providing a safe environment for all minors and vulnerable adults in our care. Special procedures, training and reporting protocols were adopted in the 1990s. Our policies, training and procedures are reviewed frequently and have been updated several times.

To report any suspicion of abuse by any Church personnel, please contact local law enforcement. In addition, anyone who has knowledge of sexual abuse or misconduct by a member of the clergy, an employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Yakima is urged to call the diocesan hotline at 1-888-276-4490.

As Catholics, we believe that every life is sacred. Each person is created in the image and likeness of our loving God. Violence and abuse of any kind are unacceptable, and we have a serious responsibility to work towards their end. Together, we must do everything we possibly can to protect our children, young people, and vulnerable adults.

ATTENTION ALL WHO CELEBRATE SIGNIFICANT WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES IN 2018

To recognize jubilarian married couples of significant anniversaries celebrated in 2018 (25th – married in 1993: – 50th married in 1968; 60th – married in 1958, or 40 or 70 years) Bishop Joseph Tyson invites you and your families to a special Celebration of Marriage to honor you and uphold the dignity of Matrimony on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the 11:00 a.m. Mass at St. Paul Cathedral in Yakima, to be followed by a reception (heavy hors d' oeuvres and beverages at and near the Cathedral Assembly Place). Please inform the Cathedral by September 5th if you plan to participate so that adequate refreshments and mementoes of the occasion may be provided (15 S. 12th Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) noting your name, year celebrating and telephone number. Thank you!

 

SAVE THE DATE

Yakima Diocese Church Mission Congress 2018

 

Diocese of Yakima Presents: Church Mission Congress 2018, "Missionary Disciples - Witnesses of God’s Love"

Reserva el Dia

Yakima congreso de la iglesia de la Diócesis 2018

 

Diócesis de Yakima Presenta:Congreso de Misión de la Iglesia 2018, "Discípulos Misioneros – Testigos del Amor de Dios"


Saturday, October 13th 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The Church Mission Congress provides inspiring speakers as well as networking of volunteers who can support each other in the mission of passing on the faith and building up the Church. The theme of the 2017 Congress is "Missionary Disciples - Witnesses of God’s Love." The Church Mission Congress is fast approaching. Please encourage all who are interested in bringing the Gospels to life to attend this event. Register here on line or call the Pastoral center at 509-965-7117 to register over the phone.

 

Sábado, 13 de octubre 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m
El Congreso de la Misión de la Iglesia ofrece a oradores inspiradores, así como la creación de redes de voluntarios que pueden apoyarse mutuamente en la misión de transmitir la fe y la construcción de la Iglesia. El tema del Congreso de 2018 es "Discípulos Misioneros – Testigos del Amor de Dios". El Congreso de Misión de la Iglesia se acerca rápidamente. Por favor anime a todos los que están interesados ​​en traer los Evangelios a la vida para asistir a este evento. Regístrese aquí en línea o llame al Centro Pastoral al 509-965-7117 para registrarse por teléfono.

 

 

Rev. William Watson, S.J.
Founder of The Sacred Story Institute

 

The Sacred Story Institute researches and develops a new class of Christian spiritual resources and is dedicated to revitalizing the classic 15-minute Ignatian Examination of Conscience. The mission of the Sacred Story Institute for this powerful daily spiritual discipline is to help adults, teens and youth encounter Christ, the Divine Physician, who heals us in body, mind and spirit, transforming our lives into a Sacred Story!                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Koren A. Ruiz, M.B.A.
Founder & President Corresponsables de Dios
 

Koren Ruiz has served over the past eighteen years as Youth minister, Multicultural Educator, School Administrator, Loan Officer, Music Composer, Professional Translator, Choir Director, Liturgical Presenter, and Fundraising Consultant. He is a bilingual/bicultural native Spanish speaker originally from Sinaloa Mexico; but he has resided in the United States for the past 17 years. In addition to his work with Stewardship in different parishes, Koren is currently a Published Composer, Artist, and Workshop Presenter for Oregon Catholic Press. He holds true that music is the best evangelical tool given to us. With a passion for service and stewardship, Koren has embodied that belief through more than a decade of involvement in music ministry and composition. Often ministering alongside his wife Jessica, Koren leads parishes across the nation in concerts, music for liturgical prayer events, formational events, and workshops on Christian Stewardship, as well as Guitar-centered skill building like “Guitar Rhythms” and “The guitar Player in the Liturgical Setting.” He has about a dozen songs published with OCP, and recently released his first OCP published album titled “Tu Me Sosten.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take Away 2018 combo 6.11.18

The Central Washington Catholic Foundation has announced Msgr. John Ecker has been selected as this year’s 2018 Champion of Catholic Education Special Honoree. The Celebration of Faith event will be held at the Yakima Convention Center on October 13, 2018. The keynote speaker this year will be Fr. Bill Watson, S.J, and founder of Sacred Story Institute. The purpose of this event is to honor champions of Catholic education and generously support Catholic education. With professional development for Catechists and teachers, college, scholarships, and tuition assistance for children (regardless of faith) to attend a Catholic school. For more information, visit the CWCF website, cwcatholicfoundation.org 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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October 6, 2018
Oktoberfest in Richland at Annual Benefit Dinner!
October 13, 2018
CWCF Celebration of Faith
2017 Celebration of Faith Video
October 13, 2018
Save the Date Church Mission of Congress 2018
October 16, 2019
Unashamed: Pornography, Shame, and the Healing Community
October 20, 2018
Magnificat @Holy Spirit Parish (English/Spanish)
Kennewick WA
October 23, 2019
Unashamed: Pornography, Shame, and the Healing Community
October 27, 2018
Magnificat@St. Joseph School (English/Spanish)
Wenatchee WA
November 10, 2018
Magnificat@St. Paul Catherdral Building
Yakima WA
February 2, 2019
Magnificat @Holy Spirit Parish (English/Spanish)
Kennewick WA
February 9, 2019
Magnificat@St. Joseph School (English/Spanish)
Wenatchee WA
February 16, 2019
Magnificat@St. Paul Cathedral Building (English/Spanish)
Yakima WA