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Saturday May 26, 2018
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Dear Friends:

I'm holding a special appreciation lunch on November 20th from 12 noon to 3 p.m. here at the pastoral center to honor our RCIA committee as well as the many people in your parishes who work with the RCIA.  Please RSVP for the luncheon with Ree Kearns at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at Holy Family at 509 966-5344 by November 18th.

Traditionally most of those organizing our annual Rite of Election have come from the staffs of the larger parishes.  I will be raising the question during lunch of a second gathering on a Saturday.  But I would also hasten to add that RCIA committee members continue to be available to work with you and your RCIA team.  Just contact us here at the pastoral center and we can make the referral.  

Ree Kearns has been a local help and continues to be available for questions, Deacon Kerry Turley who has been leading the committee can be reached at 509-840-0980 and his e-mail address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In early February we will be sending out revised instructions for the Rite of Election.  This year's Rite of Election -- as is traditional -- takes place on the First Sunday of Lent which is Sunday March 9th 2014 at 3 p.m.  We ask those participating to arrive between 2:00 and 2:30 p.m in the afternoon.  

Again, thanks for all you do in bring forth the growth of the Church and the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

With every best wish and blessing,

Yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Joseph J. Tyson

Bishop of Yakima