Week of November 12

HEAVEN, PURGATORY & HELL

What is heaven? Heaven is the endless moment of love. Nothing more separates us from God, whom our soul loves and has sought our whole life long. Together with all the angels and saints we will be able to rejoice forever in and with God.
What is purgatory? Purgatory, often imagined as a place, is actually a condition. Someone who dies in God’s grace (and therefore at peace with God and men) but who still needs purification before he can see God face to face is in purgatory.
What is hell? Hell is the condition of everlasting separation from God, the absolute absence of love.
What is the Last Judgment? The Last Judgment will take place at the end of the world, at the second coming of Christ. “All who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come forth, those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.”

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WYPOMINKI

Wypominki is a Polish Catholic custom to remember and pray for the souls of the departed. We will read the names of our deceased parishioners and family and pray for them 20 minutes before the Polish Masses in November.

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CHANGE IN CROATIAN MASS TIME

The Croatian Mass time is changing from 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month to 9 a.m. effective November 5th. The only English Mass on the first Sunday of each month will be at 7 p.m.

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ARCHDIOCESAN ATTENDANCE CENSUS

Attendance will be taken on the weekends of November 11-12 and November 18-19. All adults and children at each Mass should be counted.

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25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHURCH
ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND IN SEATTLE

On Sunday, November 19 the Polish community in Seattle will be celebrating 25th Anniversary of their church, St. Margaret of Scotland.

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VOCATIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE

According to Fr. Jeff Eirvin, Director of Vocations, the Archdiocese of Portland has 25 men in formation for the priesthood this year and hopes to ordain an average of 2-3 priests a year for the next four or five years. It is projected that the same number of priests will retire each year. Resources are needed to replace these senior priests and to continue recruiting, educating and forming men for the priesthood for the 124 parishes, 22 missions, 50 schools and other Catholic apostolates in the archdiocese. On average, seminarians attend seminary for 6 years, and it costs $45,000 annually for each seminarian.

 

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