A Catholic Community in the Lower Snoqualmie Valley since 1914
Celebrating our 102nd year!
Father Roy Baroma
Father Jan Larson
"Let us be challenged by the words and actions of Jesus, and welcome his call to a life that is fully human, happy to spend itself in love. "
We would like to give Deb Schilens a very special thank you for
inviting us to her rosary bracelet making class. We were able to make beautiful bracelets for Mothers Day all graciously donated by Deb!
We hope she would like to do this again next year before Mothers Day!
Please keep these individuals in your daily prayers and thank you! For the family and friends of:
Nick Terzopolous who was called to the Lord
Juan Hernandez, Elizabeth Vazquesz, Barbara Carmody
Study the Saint Series
-Saint of the Week Fifth Sunday of Easter
Francisco and Jacinta, Children, d. 1919 and 1920
One has a tendency to think that, short of martyrdom, saints lived relatively long lives devoted to prayer and good works. Francisco and Jacinta Marto, ages 11 and 10 at their deaths, demonstrate to us that even young children ─ maybe especially young children ─ are very close to God and can also become saints. Born in the early 20th Century in a small village near Fatima, Portugal, this brother and sister, like other peasant children of their time, were sent out into the fields to shepherd the flocks at an age when most children would be starting school. Since there was no school in their village, Francisco and his sister’s formal education was limited to the religious training provided by their parents and their aunt, Maria dos Santos. Joined by their cousin, Lucia dos Santos, the children found time to play and pray the Rosary together while attending to their duties as shepherds. The lives of the children began to change in 1916 when, they tell us, they were visited by an angel on three occasions. The angel told the children to pray for the forgiveness of sins and for the conversion of sinners. These visits were a prelude to later visits which were to make the children and their town famous. Beginning on May 13, 1917, the children were visited several times by the Blessed Virgin Mary near Fatima. During these visits, Our Lady also exhorted them to pray for sinners and revealed three “secrets” to them. The first of these was that the war (World War I) would soon end, but that a greater war would occur unless the world stopped offending God. The second, related to the first, was that unless the pope and all the bishops consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in reparation for sins and the whole world prays for the conversion of Russia, that country would spread its errors throughout the world and provoke wars and persecution of the Church. The third, revealed at the beatification of Francisco and Jacinta, prophesied the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II that took place sixty-four years later to the day. Our Lady of Fatima told the children that they would suffer much if they were to sacrifice for the sins of the world, but promised them the comfort of God’s grace. She told Francisco, particularly, that he must say many Rosaries if he were to go to Heaven. This he did, saying the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, often several times each day. As Our Lady promised, the children were to suffer for accepting her challenge. The governor of the province, a former Catholic, cajoled and threatened the children and, at one point, even jailed them to get them to reveal the secrets. Many others were skeptical of their claims. Lucia asked Our Lady for a sign to convince the people that they were not lying. She was promised that, on her appearance on October 13, Our Lady would perform a miracle. 70,000 people gathered for Our Lady’s appearance on October 13th. At this appearance, while the children were seeing a tableau of the mysteries of the Rosary, the crowd saw the sun dancing in the sky and appear to come crashing toward the Earth. This miracle converted many of the skeptics. As Our Lady had told them, the brother and sister would be called to Heaven before long. Contracting the flu in 1919, Francisco died in October of that year, while his sister lived until February 20, 1920. Lucia, told by Our Lady that she would remain behind to establish a devotion to her Immaculate Heart, was present on May 13, 2000, eighty-three years from Our Lady’s first appearance, when Pope John Paul II beatified Francisco and Jacinta Marto. A memorial to Our Lady of Fatima may be celebrated on this date. Francisco and Jacinta are honored in Portugal on February 20.
Saint of the Week Quote:
“Remember to care for the soul more than the body, since the former remains, the latter perishes. – Blessed Alcuin of York (735-804), Monk, Scholar, Feast Day May 19
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Annual Catholic Appeal 2017
Our goal is $15,654.00
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We look forward to meeting you and our desire to share Christian values through active participation in our faith community and by reaching out to those in need.
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