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Sunday December 9, 2018

The Northwest Corner Catholic Community St. Joseph, Ferndale

St. Anne, Blaine

5781 Hendrickson Ave Ferndale, WA 98248 Office:360.384.3651 Hall:360.312.9911

604 H Street Blaine, WA 98231 Office:360.384.3651 Hall:360.332.8048

Mass Times - St. Joseph

Mass Times - St. Anne Tuesday 6:00 pm Friday 9:00 am Saturday 9:00 am Sunday 10:30 am

Confessions –Saturdays - from 3:30 - 4:00pm

St. Joachim, Lummi

Wednesday Saturday Vigil

9:00 am 5:00 pm

Confessions are heard 30 minutes prior to mass or by appointment.

4180 Lummi Shore Rd Bellingham, WA 98225 Office:360.384.3651 Hall:360.734.2044

Mass Times - St. Joachim Thursday Sunday

6:00 pm 8:30 am

Confessions are heard 30 minutes prior to mass or by appointment.

For Emergencies requiring the presence of a priest, call/text cell 360.348.7322

Other Emergencies, please call/text Susan 360.961.9374, Neileen cell 360.527.6577 Father Francis Thumbi Priest Administrator 360-384-3651 Fax 360-384-1879

Neileen Dashiell

Susan Prosser

Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation 360-384-3651 Fax 360-384-1879


360-384-3651 Fax 360.384-1879

Kevin Murphy (Knights of Columbus contact)360-366.0564/ Trish Prenosil & Jill Sawicki (Youth Ministry) ANOINTING SCHEDULE: (or by appointment)

First Wednesday in January (01.02.19) 9am, St. Anne, Blaine First Thursday in February (02.07.19) 6pm, St. Joachim, Lummi

December 9, 2018


Gospel Reading: L uke 3:1-6 1 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, 2 in the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness; 3 and he went into all the region about the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; 6 and all flesh shall see the salvation of God." Old Testament Reading: Baruch 5:1-9 (Deutero-canonical) 1 Take off the garment of your sorrow and affliction, O Jerusalem, and put on forever the beauty of the glory from God. 2 Put on the robe of the righteousness that comes from God; put on your head the diadem of the glory of the Everlasting; 3 for God will show your splendor everywhere under heaven. 4 For God will give you evermore the name, "Righteous Peace, Godly Glory." 5 Arise, O Jerusalem, stand upon the height; look toward the east, and see your children gathered from west and east at the word of the Holy One, rejoicing that God has remembered them. 6 For they went out from you on foot, led away by their enemies; but God will bring them back to you, carried in glory, as on a royal throne. 7 For God has ordered that every high mountain and the everlasting hills be made low and the valleys filled up, to make level ground, so that Israel may walk safely in the glory of God. 8 The woods and every fragrant tree have shaded Israel at God's command. 9 For God will lead Israel with joy, in the light of his glory, with the mercy and righteousness that come from him. Meditation: Do you r ecognize the voice of the Lor d speaking to you when you listen to the wor d of God in Scr iptur e? Luke the evangelist tells us that the "word of God came to John in the wilderness" (Luke 3:2). Who was John the Baptist and what is the significance of the word which he received and delivered to the people of his day? Luke tells us that John was the son of Zechariah, a priest who served in the temple at Jerusalem. John stood at a pivotal juncture in the history of God's dealing with his people. He bridged the Old and New Testaments, also known as the Old and New Covenants which God made with his people. "Lord Jesus, you are the Word of God and the Savior of the world. Help me to receive your Word with expectant faith, and to live it with confident hope, and to proclaim it joyfully with love and boldness to all I meet."

December 9, 2018 Sunday

2nd Sunday of Advent

Gospel: (Luke 3: 1-6)

8:30am Mass at St. Joachim-Lummi 10:30am Mass at St. Joseph, Ferndale

Holy days mass schedule: Christmas Eve, Monday 12.24: 4:00pm, St. Anne, Blaine

December 10, 2018 Monday

Gospel: (Luke 5: 17-26)

December 11, 2018 Tuesday

Gospel (Matthew 18: 12-14) 6:00 pm, St. Joseph, Ferndale Patrick Imhof , RIP

December 12, 2018 Wednesday

Gospel (Luke 1: 26-38) 9:00am Mass, St. Anne, Blaine Elizabeth Tran, Spec. Intention Rachel Orona Villapando, RIP

Gospel (Matthew 11: 11-15)

December 14, 2018 Friday

Gospel (Matthew 11: 16-19)

December 15, 2018 Saturday

3rd Sunday of Advent

10:30am, St. Joseph, Ferndale. New year’s Day, Tuesday 01.01.19 10:30am, St. Joseph

The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad. The Parish office will be closed Friday December 14th—we will be installing our new computers. Sorry for any inconvenience.

6:00pm Mass, St. Joachim, Lummi Verne Johnson Sr., RIP

9:00am Anointing Mass, St. Joseph, Ferndale Caroline Diewold, RIP Patrick Imhof, RIP Mumar Niverba, RIP

Financial Report for weekends to 11.25.18 Parish





$ 4,385.00 Each week



St. Anne


$ 2,135.00 Each week

$ -976.59




$ 981.00 Each week

$ +56.54

$ +1,960.54

Gospel (Matthew 17: 9a, 10-13)


Yr Balance

9:00am Mass, St. Joseph, Ferndale Phillips Family Unborn Twin Babies

5:00pm Mass, St. Anne, Blaine

December 16, 2018 Sunday

10:00pm, St. Joseph, Ferndale Christmas, Tuesday 12.25:

December 13, 2018 Thursday

(Office closed for Computer Install)

7:00pm, St. Joachim, Lummi

Gospel (Luke 3: 10-18) 8:30am Mass St. Joachim, Lummi 10:30am Mass St. Joseph, Ferndale

December 9, 2018 St. Anne 2nd Collections Dec.: 12.08 Appeal for the Poor, 12.15 New Bldg. Thank you for your generous support! If you have not made a stewardship pledge for 2019, please consider doing so today. *******************************************************

3rd Saturday of Each Month, St. Anne, - Potluck after 5pm Mass. Please join us. All Ladies of St. Anne's are invited to a Christmas Tea sponsored by the Altar Society TODAY, Sunday 12/9 @ 2 PM in the church hall. Please bring a small treat to share! Last chance to get your raffle tickets! They are on sale tonight after Mass in the church hall. Drawing will be held tonight!Thanks to all who helped with the Christmas Market! Sue Knowlton Funeral, Thurs.12.20.18, 11am, St. Anne

St. Joseph


St.Joseph St. Parish Picnic is Sunday September 10 Joachim, K-5, Tuesdays 6pm, parish hall St. Anne, K-5, Wednesdays 3pm, parish hall ********* St. Joseph, K-5, Wednesdays 6:30pm, parish hall Guilds, Clubs, Neat Activities...Please remember Joseph/St.Anne/St.Joachim to submit yourSt.schedules to Susan in order to get Middle School, Wednesdays 6:30pm, Disciple’s Den, Ferndale your activities in the parish calendar. THANK YOU! Please see Trish Prenosil for the confirmation class schedule. St. Joseph/St.Anne/St.Joachim High School, Sundays, Disciple’s Den, Ferndale (See Jill for schedule)

RCIA—Thursdays, 6:30pm, Disciple’s Den, Ferndale (RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, it is a process of learning more about the Catholic Faith. RCIA is for those who have not been baptized, for Baptized Christian's from another denomination who would like to learn and possibly join the Catholic Church and Baptized Roman Catholics who have not received the Sacraments of the Eucharist and/or Confirmation.) All are welcome!



We will be installing our new computers on

Thank you your generous Support! If you have not made your stewardship pledge for 2019, please consider Friday, December 14th—the parish office will be closed. (On this day, we will be available for emergencies only) doing so today. Sorry for any inconvenience. WANTED: Volunteer to help publish our parish bulletin. If you are available Thursday or Friday afternoons, & Monday morning—Please contact the parish office.

Sunday, December 30th, Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast after 10:30am Mass. Wanted: Volunteer to coordinate and plan the St. Joseph parish picnic. Please contact the office if you are interested.

St. Joachim Second Collection in Dec.: 12.09 Appeal for the Poor Thank you your generous Support! If you have not made your stewardship pledge for 2019, please consider doing so today.

ST KATERI PRAY FOR US! Gather up your bells! We will be using bells during our Christmas Vigil Mass, Monday 12.24, 7:00pm. Please gather up your bells and bring them to Mass with you on the 24th!

“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 children.” ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Now in the second week of Advent, Assumption Catholic School is celebrating the gift of peace and what it means in our world. The school does this through the Peacemaker Award. Two students in each grade are selected by their teachers because of the way they demonstrate that month’s theme. In November, the theme was faith. Student ambassadors then present each winning student with a medal at the school Mass on the last Friday of the month. Congratulations to the recipients of November’s Peacemaker Award! “We chose Assumption because it encourages and enforces the same values of kindness, respect, hard work, and integrity that we foster at home. We love the community and especially the teachers who truly know each student and work with the individual child to bring out their full potential.” -- Stephanie Wolf

"Lord Jesus, you are the Word of God and the Savior of the world. Help me to receive your Word with expectant faith, and to live it with confident hope, and to proclaim it joyfully with love and boldness to all I meet."

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Dec. 9, 2018