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CYO Cross-Country Registration Open

Cross Country registration is open for grades K-8 until September 5th. See the earlier article for information and the registration form. CYO Soccer registration is also open for the 2014 Fall season, grades K through 8. Please turn in soccer registration forms by June 30th. For more information regarding Holy Rosary CYO please contact: CYOdirector@holyrosaryedmonds.org.

Thank You, Bob and Jeana!

By John Russell

We live in a culture that highly values youth sports. Increasingly, children are playing on select traveling teams at younger and younger ages. The value of everyone participating and learning skills is in decline.

In that way, CYO is very counter-cultural. It is not about preparing a small number of athletes for high school and college teams. It is about helping all participants to grow in faith, self-confidence, competence and empathy.

Pastor's Weekly Letter 7-20-2014: Caring for the Sick

16th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners:

I want to welcome Fr. Stephen Okumu to our parish. He is preaching on the missions and will be at each mass. Please be generous in support of the missions. I am away this weekend for a birthday break.

Parishioner Profile: Jack Serwold

He was a college-level science teacher for three decades and his love of teaching young athletes knows no bounds.

His coaching career over the years includes CYO and CCD basketball, and Jack Serwold for eight years was the head boys' basketball coach at Archbishop Murphy High School in unincorporated Everett.

And if you have not run into Jack at a Holy Rosary mass or function, take the time to introduce yourself to one of the most soft-spoken, nicest guys you'll ever meet.

Oops - Gifts and Blessing errata

Our dedicated readers have already noticed the error in the printed version. The corrected version in all its colorful glory is in Downloads. Printed editions are available in the narthex of the church.

Pastor's Weekly Letter 7-13-2014: Helping the Needy

15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners:

For the last few weeks, people have been standing at the entrance of the parking lot asking for money. Last weekend, we had an entire family. I asked them to meet with representatives of St. Vincent de Paul Society to find out what kind of help they needed. In questioning the family, we were told they had come from SeaTac and were given the name of the parish where they could ask for help. The St. Vincent de Paul Society gave them food and a gas card.

“Black Madonna” to Visit St. Brendan Parish

The icon of “Our Lady of Czestochowa” (“the Black Madonna”) is reputed to have been "written on Mary’s table top" from her house in Nazareth by Luke the Evangelist. She has been credited with numerous miracles and healings—both of a spiritual and physical nature. A beautiful copy of this icon has been blessed and consecrated at the monastery of Jasna Gora in Poland, where the original is kept, and entrusted to the defense of life and family.

Pastor's Weekly Letter 7-6-2014: Going Your Own Way

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners:

I want to welcome all of our visitors to the community for the 4th of July weekend. Hopefully, during this time, you have reflected on the gift of freedom that we enjoy as a nation. Freedom is not something that all nations enjoy. Freedom is a gift that we need to use responsibly.

Holy Rosary Social Justice Committee

One of the most powerful themes of Pope Francis' pontificate has been the importance of working for social justice. His emphasis on Catholic Social Teaching was highlighted in his talk at World Youth Day with this appeal, "...to all who are working for social justice: never tire of working for a more just world marked by a greater solidarity. No one can remain insensitive to the inequities that persist in the world."

Shake up your life. Come join the Social Justice Committee in "solidarity", 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1PM in the Parish Office Conference Room.

Bring your light.

Pastor's Weekly Letter 6-29-2014: Saints Peter and Paul

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

Dear Parishioners:

The church celebrates the last of the major feasts before we return to the Sundays of Ordinary Time. After the Second Vatican Council when the church reorganized its liturgical calendar, the feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul were joined together.