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A portion of the proceeds from your purchases at the Barnes & Noble Store in Kennewick, using the voucher you can download and print, or using the Bookfair ID 12362257 in store or during the payment process online, will help the Diocese of Yakima purchase books for our Literacy Wagon program this summer.  Also, you can purchase books for the Literacy Wagon at the store and donate them to the program. While their parents are working in the fruit industry this summer in Central Washington, the children of migrants will have the opportunity to read books appropriate for their ages and reading levels. Please note that Bookfair purchases using this ID are only valid from April 22 to May 2, 2018. Please join us in helping these children learn to read better!

Click on the links for:  Literacy Wagon Vouchers   Literacy Wagon Flyer and Voucher

The Central Washington Catholic Youth Camp is scheduled for August 19 through the 24th at YMCA Camp Dudley, west of Yakima near White Pass! This is a quality weeklong summer camp for your kids or grandkids, including daily Mass and Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Reconciliation, priests and sisters, seminarians, and daily faith talks PLUS all the goofy songs and games, swimming, canoeing, rock climbing, zipline, campfire every night!

For more info and to make reservations, see our website, cwcyc.org “Like” our FB page, CWCYCclick. Why “click”? C-L-I-C-K stands for Christ Lives in Catholic Kids!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.

Pope Francis - April 2018

The economy cannot attempt only to increase profits by reducing the work force and thereby adding to the ranks of the excluded.
It must follow the path marked out by business leaders, politicians, thinkers, and leaders in society who place the human person in first place, and do everything possible to ensure that there are opportunities of dignified work.
Let us raise our voices together, asking that economists may have the courage to reject an economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.

 


 

 

 

 

Para que los responsables del pensamiento y de la gestión de la economía tengan el coraje de refutar una economía de la exclusión y sepan abrir nuevos caminos.

Papa Francisco - Abril 2018

La economía no puede pretender sólo aumentar la rentabilidad, reduciendo el mercado laboral y creando así nuevos excluidos.
Debe seguir el camino de los empresarios, políticos, pensadores y actores sociales que ponen en primer lugar a la persona humana y hacen todo lo posible para asegurarse de que haya oportunidades de trabajo digno.
Alcemos la voz juntos para que los responsables del pensamiento y de la gestión de la economía tengan el coraje de refutar una economía de exclusión y sepan abrir nuevos caminos.

 


 

 

Please click on the links below to read, in English or Spanish, Bishop Joseph Tyson's homilies for Holy Week, including the Chrism Mass transferred from Holy Thursday to Tuesday, March 20.  Links will be updated as we move through Holy Week to Easter.

Chrism Mass  English  Spanish     Palm Sunday  English  Spanish

Holy Thursday  English  Spanish     Good Friday  English

Easter Sunday  English  Spanish

 

 

Through CRS Rice Bowl, Catholic Relief Service’s annual Lenten program of prayer, fasting, learning, and giving, U.S. Catholics fund projects that alleviate hunger and poverty around the world. 

25% of CRS Rice Bowl donations remain in Central Washington to support projects that work to alleviate hunger and poverty in our region.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Yakima seeks applications for grants of up to $1,000 to support work in the diocese’s seven Central Washington counties that directly addresses hunger and poverty, including, but not limited to: 

Community food banks and/or meal sites

Community or parish gardens that grow fresh produce for low-income people

Projects that increase access to healthy food for low-income people

To apply for a grant, follow the attached guidelines and submit your application by Tuesday, May 1. Grant recipients will be announced in June. If you have questions, please contact Leanne LaBissoniere, Parish Outreach Coordinator, at (509) 367-5291 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

URGENT IMMIGRATION INFORMATION
URGENTE RECURSOS DE INMIGRACIÓN

April 27-29, 2018
Rachel's Vineyard
April 27-29, 2018
XIX Congreso Católico de Evangelización Familiar
Yakima Valley Sundome
April 29, 2018
Confirmation – Immaculate Conception Church (Bilingual)
Roslyn, WA
May 2, 2018
Confirmation – Blessed Sacrament Church
Grandview, WA
May 4, 2018
Confirmation – St. Peter Claver Church
Wapato, WA
May 5, 2018
Confirmation – St. Joseph Church (Bilingual)
Kennewick, WA
May 5, 2018
Magnificat –English/Spanish
St. Paul Cathedral Building, Yakima
May 6, 2018
Confirmation – St. Francis Cabrini Church (Bilingual)
Benton City, WA
May 6, 2018
Confirmation – Christ the King Church (English)
Richland, WA
May 6, 2018
Confirmation – Holy Spirit Church (English)
Kennewick, WA 
May 12, 2018
Confirmation – Sacred Heart Church (Bilingual)
Prosser, WA
May 13, 2018
Holy Trinity Church (English)
Goldendale, WA
May 13, 2018
Confirmation – St. Joseph Church
White Salmon, WA
May 16, 2018
Confirmation – Ressurection Church (Bilingual)
Zillah, WA
May 18, 2018
Confirmation – St. Rose of Lima Church (Bilingual)
Ephrata, WA
May 19, 2018
Confirmation – Queen of All Saints
Warden, WA
May 19, 2018
Confirmation – St. Joseph Church
Yakima, WA\
May 19, 2018
Confirmation – Our Lady of Fatima
Moses Lake, WA
May 19, 2018
Sign up for Certification Day Here
Holy Redeemer, Yakima
May 20, 2018
Confirmation – Holy Family Church
Yakima, WA
May 20, 2018
Confirmation – St. Paul Cathedral
Yakima, WA
May 24, 2018
Confirmation – Holy Redeemer Church (Bilingual)
Yakima, WA
May 25, 2018
Confirmation – Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish/Immaculate Conception Parish (Bilingual)
Granger, WA, Mabton, WA
May 26, 2018
Confirmation – St. Aloysius Parish
Toppenish, WA
May 27, 2018
Confirmation – Holy Apostles Church (Spanish)
East Wenatchee, WA
May 27, 2018
Confirmation – St. Joseph Church (Bilingual Youth)
Wenatchee, WA 
August 19-24, 2018
CWC Youth Camp

Dear Fathers,

Mount Angel Seminary has opened up its 5th Annual Alumni Priests Conference to all priests of the Diocese of Yakima.  The conference, May 1-2, is titled "The New Evangelization: Does it make a difference in our parishes?"  The featured speaker is Father Frank DeSiano, CSP, president of the Paulist Evangelization Ministries in Washington D.C.

Please see the attached brochure for details.  The cost of the entire conference is $350.  Priests serving in the Yakima Diocese who are able to attend the full conference are eligible for a reimbursement of $200 by the diocese.  Priests who choose any of the other options are eligible for a reimbursement of 50 percent of the conference costs by the diocese.

We'll look for an opportunity at a future priests' gathering for those who attend to share their experience of the conference.

Don't hesitate to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Msgr. Siler