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The Catholic Bishops of Washington State applauded the October 11, 2018 decision by the state Supreme Court to abolish the death penalty in Washington. The Bishops have long been on record as opposing capital punishment.

“We applaud the unanimous state Supreme Court decision issued today finding the death penalty unconstitutional,” said Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle. “The Catholic Church’s consistent belief is that every human life is sacred from conception until natural death – it is this principle that has energized our efforts for decades to abolish the death penalty.”

Earlier this year, Washington’s Catholic Bishops provided testimony in support of legislation to repeal the death penalty citing the country’s imperfect record in imposing the death penalty, the potential for racial biases and specific instances where innocent people have been executed for crimes they did not commit. Since 1973, 161 people sentenced to death have been exonerated. Today’s decision by the Supreme Court indicates a move towards greater justice and greater respect for life at all stages.

The Catholic Bishops of Washington State are Archbishop J. Peter Sartain and Auxiliary Bishops Eusebio Elizondo and Daniel Mueggenborg of Seattle, Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane, and Bishop Joseph Tyson of Yakima.

The WSCC is the public policy voice of the Catholic Bishops of Washington.

 

 

 

The Pope asks us to pray a Rosary daily that the Virgin Mary protect the Church in these times of crisis, and to pray to St. Michael the Archangel that he defend the Church from the attacks of the devil.

Pope Francis – October 2018


 

 

 

El Papa nos pide rezar un Rosario diario para que la Virgen María proteja a la Iglesia en estos tiempos de crisis, y rezar al Arcángel San Miguel para que la defienda de los ataques del diablo.

Papa Francisco – Octubre 2018


 

 

 

 

 

Let us not allow ourselves to be robbed of missionary enthusiasm and let us pray that consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.

Pope Francis – October 2018

Religious, with their prayer, poverty, and patience, are essential to the Church’s mission.
More than ever, with the challenges of today’s world, we need their complete dedication to proclaiming the Gospel.
Let us not allow ourselves to be robbed of missionary enthusiasm and let us pray that consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.


 

 

 

No nos dejemos robar el entusiasmo misionero y recemos para que los consagrados y las consagradas despierten su fervor misionero y estén presentes entre los pobres, los marginados y con los que no tienen voz.

Papa Francisco – Octubre 2018

Los consagrados con su oración, pobreza y paciencia son esenciales para la misión de la Iglesia.
Más que nunca, con los desafíos del mundo de hoy, necesitamos su entrega total al anuncio del Evangelio.
No nos dejemos robar el entusiasmo misionero y recemos para que los consagrados y las consagradas despierten su fervor misionero y estén presentes entre los pobres, los marginados y con los que no tienen voz.


 

 
DIOCESE OF YAKIMA YOUTH CONVENTION
"FACE OR FICTION" 
FAKE NEWS VS. THE GOOD NEWS
 
Can you distinguish the difference between fake news and the Good News? He said, she said. #MeToo, False accusations. Alternative news. Don’t drink the Kool-Aid. Live stream videos. What’s trending? Snap streaks. Do it for the ‘Gram!
 
With all the sound bytes and media buzz flooding our screens and minds, how are we supposed to know what’s real and what’s fake? And more importantly, who has time to figure out what we’re supposed to believe and what we’re supposed to dismiss? When we’re bombarded with tons of information at our fingertips, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Join us at the 2018 Diocese of Yakima Youth Convention where you’ll learn how to filter all that information through the truth that comes only from the Cross. Leave all of your distractions behind and spend time building up your relationship with Christ with other young Catholics from all over the Diocese of Yakima. Through engaging talks, live music and most importantly, celebration of the sacraments, you’ll come to a deeper appreciation for Jesus Christ, who is THE way, THE truth and THE life.
 
This year’s DYC will take place at St. Joseph – Sunnyside, (907 South 6th Street, Sunnyside, WA 98944 ) beginning on November 2nd at 7PM and concluding on Sunday the 4th at noon. Daily Mass is planned into the schedule.
 
The conference cost is:
$40/ youth, chaperone, group leaders for early registration before October 12th
$45/ youth, chaperone, group leaders for regular registration from October 13th – October 19th
$50/ youth, chaperone, group leaders for late registration October 20th – November 2nd
 
The cost includes participation in the conference, t-shirt, lunch and dinner on Saturday and lodging. You may adjust these fees if you want to account for other costs (breakfast/snacks for your group throughout the weekend, travel costs, other supplies, etc.) for your youth group. An invoice will be sent to your parish after the event.
 
If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Melissa Montenegro at 509.940.1012 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We hope to see you there! In God’s Love, Yakima Diocese Youth Ministers
 

DIÓCESIS DE LA CONVENCIÓN JUVENIL YAKIMA
"CARA O FICCIÓN"
FALSAS NOTICIAS VS. LAS BUENAS NOTICIAS

 

¿Puedes distinguir entre noticias falsas y reales?
Él dijo, ella dijo, falsas acusaciones, Noticias alternativas. No tomes Kool Aid. Videos en vivo. Que está haciendo todo el mundo. El snapchat y el “ponlo en el Instagram!”

 

Con todos los bytes de sonido y el zumbido de los medios inundando nuestras pantallas y mentes, ¿cómo vamos a saber que es verdadero y que es falso? Y lo más importante, es ¿quién tiene el tiempo para averiguar lo que debemos creer y a lo que no le deberemos dar importancia? Estamos bombardeados con todo esto y lo tenemos todo esto en la punta de los dedos. Es muy fácil que nos siéntanos abrumados. Acompáñanos este ano a la CONVENCIÓN DIOCESANA DE JOVENES 2018 donde aprenderás como filtrar toda esa información a través de la única verdad que viene de LA CRUZ. Deja todas tus distracciones y ven a construir una relación con Cristo junto a jóvenes de nuestra Diócesis.Tendremos pláticas, música en vivo y lo más importante, celebraremos los Sacramentos. Podrás conocer más profundamente a Nuestro Señor Jesucristo porque Él es EL CAMINO, LA VERDAD Y LA VIDA.

 

Este año DYC tendrá lugar en la Parroquia de la San Jose-Sunnyside, (907 South 6th Street, Sunnyside, WA 98944) a partir del 2 de No-viembre a las 7:00 PM. Y concluyendo al medio día el domingo 4 de Noviembre. Misa diaria está prevista en el calendario. El costo de la con-ferencia es:


$ 40/Jóvenes, chaperón, líderes de grupo para la inscripción antes del 12 de octubre.
$ 45 / jóvenes, chaperón, líderes de grupos para la inscripción regular de 13 octubre-19 octubre
$ 50 / jóvenes, chaperón, líderes de grupos para la inscripción tardía 20 octubre hasta 2 noviembre.

 

El costo incluye la participación en la conferencia, la camiseta, el almuerzo y la cena del sábado y el alojamiento. Puede ajustar estas tarifas si quieres dar cuenta de otros gastos (desayuno / aperitivos para su grupo durante todo el fin de semana, el kilometraje, otros suministros, etc.) para el grupo de jóvenes. Por favor, escriba el cheque de su parroquia a nombre de la Diócesis de Yakima.

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta acerca de la conferencia, por favor póngase en contacto con Melissa Montenegro al 509.940.1012 ext. 234 o This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Esperamos contar con tu presencia! En el amor de Dios, Ministerio de Jóvenes de la Diócesis de Yakima

 

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October 5, 2018      
 IN THIS ISSUE (Scroll down to read)
 
  • • Bishops Issue Environmental Statement
  • • Election Resources
  • • Proposed Flores Regulations Threaten Immigrant Children
  • • Get to Know WACatholics.org
  • • Did you know...
  • • Excerpts from WA Bishops on the Abuse Crisis
   Bishops Issue Environmental Statement  
 

On October 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the environment, the Catholic Bishops of Washington State issued a statement on "Catholic Principles and Environmental Policy" to promote greater care for God's creation.  The statement draws upon the consistent papal teaching on the environment from Blessed Pope Paul VI to Pope Francis.
 
Although they did not take a formal position, the Bishops seek to help inform Washington voters who will consider Initiative 1631 on the November ballot.  I-1631 would impose a fee on carbon emissions.  The statement offers the following points to consider before voting on I-1631:

  • All efforts to reduce the impact of climate change should respect human life and dignity, especially that of the poorest and most vulnerable among us.
  • In accord with their human dignity, local communities - especially low-income residents whose voice is often not heard - should have a voice in shaping the efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Workers should be supported in dealing with negative effects resulting from a shift away from fossil fuels by receiving assistance to mitigate impacts on their livelihoods and families.
These principles offer a framework for voters to consider with all environmental policies.  The Bishops stated, "We are called both to care for the environment, and to be thoughtful about how proposed public policies will impact those living in poverty." To access the statement, please visit wacatholics.org.   
 

   Election Resources  
 

Voter participation in the democratic process is essential for a just society respectful of all life.  Recently, the WSCC launched a special webpage, http://wacatholics.org/vote, that brings together a number of links on voter registration and related information.  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.
 
The WSCC has developed a set of questions to consider as you prayerfully discern your vote. The questions range across the spectrum of Catholic Social Teaching issues including abortion and immigration. Visit http://wacatholics.org/vote to help form your conscience.

 

   Proposed Flores Regulations Threaten Immigrant Children  
  The federal government has proposed regulations that would dramatically change how children are treated in the immigrant detention system. In 1997, the federal government entered into an agreement (known as Flores) that established standards for how migrant children are treated in federal custody. The new proposal would weaken the standards for family detention facilities; lengthen the time children can be detained; and expand exemptions to the standards.
 
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) commented: "These proposed regulations are an abomination ... Detaining children is inhumane and a violation of all that we hold dear as a nation that has long promised to protect the most vulnerable in society." The public comment period runs until November 6. For further information about commenting, click here.
 

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  Get to Know WACatholics.org
 
 

WSCC's new website includes a helpful Resources section.  Among the offerings is the Catholic Mobilizing Network's National Pledge to End the Death Penalty.  One of our most popular resources is "A Guide to Making Good Decisions for the End of Life: Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney," available in English and Spanish.

 

    Did you know...  
 

... that in Washington State, over 40 percent of hospital beds are in Catholic hospitals?

 

   Excerpts from WA Bishops on the Abuse Crisis  
  Catholics are feeling pain and anger with the revelations of the past several months about the clergy sexual abuse crisis. On October 4, the Archdiocese of Seattle Bishops held a Repentance and Healing service focused on the abuse crisis.  Each of the Washington State Bishops has spoken out on the matter.  Below are excerpts from their recent statements:
 
Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle: "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." To read more from Archbishop Sartain, click here.
 
Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane: "Words are not enough, we need concrete action to restore trust. For myself and my fellow bishops, I apologize for the failures of bishops in diocese after diocese. I look forward to working with my fellow bishops to establish a lay-led investigation into the abuses and cover-up." To read more from Bishop Daly, click here.
 
Bishop Joseph Tyson of Yakima: "I am so sorry for what you are all going through in terms of pain, confusion, rage and grief. ... The erosion of trust undercuts the base attitude so necessary in the spiritual life. So, again, please accept my apologies for our many failings as bishops in monitoring and holding each other accountable." To read more from Bishop Tyson, click here.
 


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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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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. For the 2018-2019 year, the Encuentro process will also be part of the formation program.   

 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 11:00 am – Encuentro from 11:30 am to 1 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 11 a.m. Lunch 11 a.m. Encuentro 11:30 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 11 a.m. Lunch 11 a.m. Encuentro 11:30 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

 


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

Classes 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lunch 11 a.m. Encuentro 11:30 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 11 a.m. Para el año 2018-2019, el proceso del Encuentro será parte del programa de formación de 11:30 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 11:00 am – Encuentro de 11:30 a.m. a 1 p.m.

“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)

Clases 9 a.m.-1 a.m. Almuerzo 11:30 a.m.  Encuentro 11:30 a.m.-1p.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)

Clases 9 a.m.-1 a.m. Almuerzo 11:30 a.m.  Encuentro 11:30 a.m.-1p.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)

Clases 9 a.m.-1 a.m. Almuerzo 11:30 a.m.  Encuentro 11:30 a.m.-1p.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

 

 

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.

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 20, 2018
Magnificat @Holy Spirit Parish (English/Spanish)
Kennewick WA
October 20, 2018
Called and Gifted Workshop @ Our Lady Fatima Moses Lake, WA
October 21-21, 2018
ACA Announcement Weekend
October 23, 2019
Unashamed: Pornography, Shame, and the Healing Community
October 27, 2018
Magnificat@St. Joseph School (English/Spanish)
Wenatchee WA
October 27-28, 2018
ACA Education Weekend
November 1, 2018
Solemnity of All Saints (Holy Day of Obligation)
November 2-4, 2018
Yakima Diocese Annual Youth Convention @ St. Joseph's Parish, Sunnyside WA
November 2-4, 2018
ACA Pledge Weekend
November 10, 2018
Magnificat@St. Paul Catherdral Building (English/Spanish)
Yakima WA
November 10-11, 2018
ACA First Follow-Up Weekend
November 12, 2018
Veterans Day (Pastoral Office Closed)
November 17-18, 2018
ACA Second Follow-Up Weekend
November 20, 2018
Mass for Deceased Priests – St. Paul's Cathedral