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LIMITED MASSES TO BEGIN AGAIN AT SJTW ( Ver la versión en espa?ol a continuación)

MAY 9 AND 10, 5:00pm SATURDAY ENGLISH VIGIL, 8:30am and 10:30am ENGLISH MASSES and 1:00pm SPANISH MASS. ALSO ON WEEKDAYS: Monday, 7am; Tuesday, 6pm; Wednesday through Friday, 8am; Saturday, 9am (Latin)

In accordance with the decree of Archbishop Sample, Saint Joseph the Worker will be offering limited capacity public Masses beginning at 5:00PM - MAY 9, 2020.  You must have a "confirmed reservation" from Terri Fessler Boris to attend Mass.  

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL WEEKEND MASSES FOR MAY 9 & 10 ARE FILLED.  ALL WEEKDAY MASSES FOR MAY 11-15 ARE STILL OPEN.  WE WILL OPEN REGISTRATION FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 16-22 (STARTING WITH THE 5PM VIGIL) ON THURSDAY (5/14).  

To register for an ENGLISH  Mass, email Terri at sjtwadmin@comcast.net, or text/call at 503-730-8281.  To register for a SPANISH Mass, email Carmen at vmcarmend@yahoo.com or call/text her at 503-939-5395.  

Give the names of all family members attending, as well as your first and second choice for DATE and TIME to attend.  (Each family member gets one registration slot.  i.e., if there are four family members you will be given four spaces on the list and in the church, if room is available.  Registrations are only valid when Terri or Carmen have CONFIRMED via text, email, or voice.)

The dispensation from the obligation to participate in the Sunday Mass remains in effect during this time of limited capacity Masses.

Starting with the 5pm Saturday, May 9 Vigil Mass following safe COVID-19 guidelines, Father Ted is once again celebrating public masses, limiting the number of people at each service and keeping the safe-distancing procedures recommended by the CDC.
Below are the safe-procedure guidelines we will follow. 

GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW WHEN ATTENDING MASS AT ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER

  • Please wear a mask to Mass
  • Each Mass is limited to 25 people, including Father Ted.
  • Only people who have confirmed registrations will be admitted. 
  • We may attend one weekend Mass per month (to start out, we will evaluate as time goes along)
  • We may attend two weekday Masses per week (as well as one weekend Mass per month)
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before Mass. (Doors will be locked so no one may enter once Mass starts.)
  • Contributions will be accepted in a stationary basket (no basket passed around)
  • The Quieting Room will be closed, but the bathroom will be available
  • All missals, etc. will be removed from the pews, you may bring your own
  • The bulletin will continue to be distributed online rather than in person

MISAS LIMITADAS PARA COMENZAR DE NUEVO EN SJTW

9 Y 10 DE MAYO, 5:00 pm VIGILIA DE SáBADO EN INGLéS, 8:30 am y 10:30 am MISA EN INGLéS y 1:00 pm MISA EN ESPA?OL. TAMBIéN LOS DíAS DE LA SEMANA: lunes, 7am; Martes 6pm; Miércoles a viernes, 8am; Sábado, 9 a.m. (en latín)

De acuerdo con el decreto del Arzobispo Sample, Saint Joseph the Worker ofrecerá Misas públicas de capacidad limitada a partir de las 5:00 PM - 9 de mayo de 2020. Debe tener una "reserva confirmada" de Terri Fessler Boris para asistir a Misa.

Para registrarse para una Misa en INGLéS, envíe un correo electrónico a Terri a sjtwadmin@comcast.net, o envíe un mensaje de texto / llame al 503-730-8281. Para registrarse para una misa en ESPA?OL, envíe un correo electrónico a Carmen a vmcarmend@yahoo.com o llámela o envíele un mensaje de texto al 503-939-5395.

Dé los nombres de todos los miembros de la familia que asisten, así como su primera y segunda opción para la FECHA y HORA para asistir. (Cada miembro de la familia tiene un espacio de inscripción. Es decir, si hay cuatro miembros de la familia, se le darán cuatro espacios en la lista y en la iglesia, si hay espacio disponible. Las inscripciones solo son válidas cuando Terri o Carmen han CONFIRMADO por mensaje de texto, correo electrónico o voz.)

PAUTAS A SEGUIR CUANDO ASISTE A LA MISA EN ST. JOSé OBRERO
  • Por favor use una máscara para misa
  • Cada misa está limitada a 25 personas, incluido el padre Ted.
  • Solo se admitirán personas que hayan confirmado sus registros.
  • Podemos asistir a una misa de fin de semana por mes (para comenzar, evaluaremos a medida que pase el tiempo)
  • Podemos asistir a dos misas de lunes a viernes por semana (así como a una misa de fin de semana por mes)
  • Llegue 15 minutos antes de la misa. (Las puertas estarán cerradas para que nadie pueda entrar una vez que comience la misa).
  • Las contribuciones de la colecta dominical serán aceptadas en una canasta que estará en la entrada de la iglesia (no se pasa ninguna canasta)
  • La sala de silencio estará cerrada, pero el ba?o estará disponible.
  • Todos los misales, etc. se eliminarán de los bancos, puede traer su propio

MAY DAY CELEBRATION: VIEW ONLINE

MAY 3, 2020 IN HONOR OF OUR MOTHER, MARY AND ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER, OUR PATRON

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MAY DAY CROWNING , PRE-RECORDED SO YOU CAN VIEW IT ON SUNDAY, MAY 3.

Mary With Flowers And Crown 5.3.20

UPCOMING EVENTS AT SJTW HONORING MARY, ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER, AND GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY

MAY 3, ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER & GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY; MAY 10, 17, 24, and 31 MAY ROSARIES AND REFLECTIONS

Father Ted is planning several events during the month of May to honor Mary, St. Joseph the Worker, and, on May 3, Good Shepherd Sunday.  The following events will be recorded and aired at the date and times given.  The Sunday, 10:00am events are scheduled so you may watch and pray with us before "attending" the live-streamed Mass at the Cathedral.

The May 3, 10:00am event will be complete with music, Rosary, and reflections by Fr. Ted and Dcn. Mike. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MAY DAY CROWNING

SUNDAY, MAY 3; Confessions and Eucharistic Exposition (1:00-4:00PM); Social distancing guidelines will be followed, and Eucharistic Exposition will be limited to 20 persons at a time.  We ask that all attending limit their Adoration time to 30 minutes, so others may be blessed with a time of sharing with Jesus, our Risen Savior.

SUNDAY, MAY 3 (10:00am) May Crowning, Rosary, and Reflections 

SUNDAY, MAY 10 (10:00am) Rosary and Reflection

SUNDAY, MAY 17 (10:00am) Rosary and Reflection

SUNDAY, MAY 24 (10:00am) Rosary and Reflection

SUNDAY, MAY 31 (10:00am) Rosary and Reflection for Pentecost Sunday

EASTER MESSAGE FROM FATHER TED

APRIL 12, 2020

Read Father Ted's special Easter Message to all of us.  

Women At Tomb Of Risen Christ

FROM DEACON MIKE

I am praying for you and I miss you. These are challenging times so we seek God with all our hearts.

One way we can stay connected is if we pray for the sick in our community, for their families, for health care workers, and for leaders who are diligently working to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Together, we are checking on our neighbors, “attending” Mass on line, and living as disciples of Jesus Christ. If you know of any parishioners that may need a little financial boost, please call me at church 503-761-8710 extension 105 because we have some funds available from Helping Hands. I want to especially pray for our local shepherd, Fr. Ted, during these trying times because this is really hard on him as he encounters challenges that priests have not seen since 1918.

I have two challenges for you:
1. Please continue your support of St. Joseph the Worker financially because we have been hit hard by the absence of parishioners on weekends. You can sign up for electronic payments to the church or mail your envelopes to the office.
2. Please sign up for Flock Note because I want to provide you with spiritual material for Easter since we cannot be together. You will see a note on how to sign up below in another message.

CANS AND BOTTLES FOR YOUTH GROUP

STILL COLLECTING DURING COVID-19

Our youth group is still collecting cans and bottles.  Using the blue bags makes it easy:  just take them to a BottleDrop location near you and they will automatically assign the funds to us.  If you don't have a blue bag, you may call the office to leave a message and Terri will be sure Janet gets it so you can set up a time to drop them off at the church.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE FINANCIALLY DURING THIS PANDEMIC

We understand that many of you may not be receiving a pay check during this time, so please don't feel pressured to give if you cannot. However, if you can, it will help us pay our bills also. We will be making weekly deposits of all contributions. 

You may find it easier to sign up for online giving on our Web Site, or through your bank, so you don't have to worry about writing a check or gathering cash. To sign up for online giving through our web site, click GIVE  here, or at the top of this page.

 You can also drop your envelope off at the parish office, placing it in the mail slot to the right of the office door, or you can mail your contribution directly to us at 2310 SE 148th Ave, Portland, OR 97233. 

 We sincerely thank you for remembering us, if you can. All of you are in our prayers!

TIME ON YOUR HANDS? START WORKING ON SJTW BAZAAR PROJECTS!

We hope you are all doing well during this shelter in place time.  We wanted to get our registration forms out to you for this year’s Bazaar (anticipating that some of you might be working on your items during this time you are required to be at home).  We can’t wait to see what you are creating!

The attached registration form has all of the details, your contact person this year will be Susan Johnson, her information is below this article and also on the attached form. 

 
Wishing you and your families all good health during this time.

Susan Johnson randsjohnson76@aol.com

SJTW BAZAAR TABLE REGISTRATION FORM

SIGN UP FOR FLOCK NOTE

KEEP INFORMED

Our parish has the ability to send notes to you to help with your spiritual health.  We can send you excellent spiritual, scripture, and seasonal inspirations from Bishop Robert Barron during these times when we cannot attend Mass. Click Here  to sign up if you don't already have Flock Note or Log in if you are already receiving our notes.

STAYING CONNECTED: SJTW BULLETIN EMAILED

WWW.PARISHESONLINE.COM SENDS BULLETIN TO REGISTERED PARISHIONERS WITH EMAIL ADDRESSES

Please check your inboxes for the latest issue of our bulletin.  It will be from LPi (Literary Press, inc.).  In these days of social isolation, we are sending you this weekly newsletter electronically as one way we can stay connected.  Even though parish events and organizations are not meeting, the bulletin will include a letter from Father Ted, information on what else is happening in our archdiocese, and any updates that may support you spiritually as we battle the effects of COVID-19.

If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding spiritual or church matters, please email Terri at sjtwadmin@comcast.net.  She will do her best to address them or direct them to the appropriate person.

MASSES SUSPENDED AT ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER

A NOTE FROM FATHER TED

As many of you are aware, Archbishop Sample has cancelled all public Masses in the Archdiocese of Portland until further notice in an effort to assist in the control of the COVID-19 virus.  With this decree comes a lifting of the obligation to participate in the celebration of Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation.  Please see the website of the Archdiocese of Portland www.archdpdx.org for the complete decree.

Both Fr. Ted and Archbishop Sample encourage you to view one of the many live-streamed Masses available in  our diocese.  To view the list of live-streamed Masses or to watch the one celebrated by the Archbishop at the Cathedral, go to www.archdpdx.org/live-masses

Below you will find further updates posted.  

God Bless You,

Father Ted

ATTENDING MASS WHILE AT HOME

COPING WITH COVID-19, CORONAVIRUS, PRECAUTIONS

REGARDING MASS

During this challenging time of limited social interaction, we would like to invite you to watch the Mass with Archbishop Sample which he will LIVESTREAM EACH SUNDAY AT 11:00AM FROM THE CATHEDRAL.  The Mass is in English.  

You can find it by going to:  https://www.facebook.com/archdpdx/.

You can also view weekend and daily mass on EWTN at https://www.ewtn.com/.

REGARDING COMMUNION

Much to his disappointment, Father Ted is not able to distribute communion to the public.  He will continue to bring anointings and communion only to those who are seriously ill, in an effort to minimize the possibility of "accidental" transmission.  As a way to journey through this time we suggest that you make a spiritual communion by reverently reciting the following prayer (especially during the time of communion in the Mass broadcast).  This prayer can also be found on the archdiocesan web site.

MAKING A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION 

At times when you cannot receive Holy Communion, this prayer can supply spiritual connection with Our Lord, and bring comfort to your soul.

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.

ADORATION SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO CORNOAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS

When the "Stay-at-Home" order is lifted, we will once again have Adoration times available for you to sit in the quiet presence of the Blessed Sacrament.  Please call Fr. Ted at 503-761-8710 x101 to sign up for a time.

POST A PRAYER ON THE GAPLINE

 Prayer Request:  Email to sjtw-gapline@hotmail.com to and request a prayer intention.You may also contact Liz Daily at gunndaily@yahoo.com

WEATHER POLICY

Masses and meetings/events will be cancelled due to inclement weather when the Portland Public Schools are closed. Please do not try to attend Mass if it is unsafe for you to drive. Always use your own judgment in traveling during questionable weather.