Announcements 3/6

We journey with CRS Rice Bowl to the Central American country of Honduras, where we meet students who are learning that it’s better to help your neighbor learn and grow than to leave hi m or her behind. To whom are we called to extend a hand this week? Visit for more.

Parishioners are invited to join in praying the Stations of the Cross on Fridays in Lent following Mass.

Triduum Schedule
March 24:  Holy Thursday -7:30 PM -
Please Bring your Rice Bowls this day.
March 25:  Good Friday – 7:30 PM
March 26: Easter Vigil – 8:30 PM
March 27:  Easter Day – 10:00 AM

Lenten Soup Sundays
There are sign-up sheets in the vestibule for people to sign up to bring Soup or Bread for the Sundays of Lent (starting next Sunday). The soups/bread will be served after the 10:30 Masses in the Social Hall. Meat soups are fine as they will be served on Sundays, not Fridays.

St. Vincent de Paul
There will be a St. Vincent de Paul collection after masses the weekend of March 12-13.

Do you or someone you know need emergency help with rent, food, or utilities? Call the St. Vincent de Paul hotline at 206-450-7577 to arrange a home visit.

Firewood is available for needy individuals/families by calling Jim at 206-463-9871 to arrange a delivery.

¿Tiene usted o alguien que usted conoce necesita ayuda de emergencia con el alquiler, la comida o las utilidades? Llame al 206-450-7577 para arreglar una visita al hogar.

Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
March 13th, 1-4pm
Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that deepens our relationship with God. It is rooted in the earliest Christian practices, dating back to the Desert Fathers, It has been practiced and taught by revered figures within the Church, including Saint Francis and Saint Claire, Therese of Avila, John of the Cross, Thomas Merton and Thomas Keating. It does not replace other forms of prayer, but adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active forms of prayer such as verbal, mental or affective prayer into a receptive prayer of resting in God, called Contemplative Prayer. This practice emphasizes the development of a personal relationship with God, and moving from conversation with Christ to communion with Christ.
Psalm 46:10 
“Be Still, And Know that I Am God”
As Paul said in Galatians, “Yet I live, no longer I, but Christ who lives within me”
In this workshop, you will learn the essentials of the Centering Prayer method, and have opportunities to practice the method and ask questions.The workshop will be led by Mary Queen of Peace parishioner Jeff Renner, who is a commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer, and serves as Co-ordinator of the Contemplative Outreach of Puget Sound North Chapter.
Beverages will be provided.  A light blanket can also be helpful, as the room can be cool. Advance registration is requested, to register, email Heidi Tosterud @

You and yours are invited to a traditional 'cordero al asador' lamb spit roast, April 3, 2016 2:30pm.

We'll gather at 2:30 to watch the final stages of the roast, taking it off the fire at 3 to rest while we pray/chant the Divine Mercy Chaplet.  Then we'll carve and serve the meal at 3:30.  We'll be roasting all day; come when you can.

Meat and flatbread will be provided.  Appetizers, side-dishes, desserts and drinks will be potluck style, so bring your favorite dish.  Hopefully weather will permit outdoor play of all kinds.
All are welcome.  Bring your friends and family and celebrate this 2nd Sunday of Easter with us.

Please join us for the St. Patrick’s Day tradition of the annual Mass for Peace in Ireland and Around the World at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 2702 Broadway East, Seattle, at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 11. The Presider and homilist will be the Reverend Stephen Sundborg, SJ, President of Seattle University, who will be joined by concelebrating priests of the Archdiocese. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole, a member of Northern Ireland's Patten Commission on Policing from 1998-1999, will be a guest speaker. This Mass for Peace is an annual opportunity for us to come together and pray for peace in Ireland, in our world, and in our families. We hope to see you there!

Book Group
to discuss Middle East on Sunday, MaR 6
The Vashon Ecumenical Book Group will discuss The Multiple Identities of the Middle East, by Bernard Lewis, from 4 to 5:30 pm, Sun., March 6, in the conference room at St. John Vianney Church, 16100 115th Ave. SW. All are welcome.

Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions for MARCH
Universal: Families in Difficulty: That families in need may receive the necessary support and that children may grow up in healthy and peaceful environments.
Evangelization: Persecuted Christians: That those Christians who, on account of their faith, are discriminated against or are being persecuted, may remain strong and faithful to the Gospel, thanks to the incessant prayer of the Church.