"In the sight of angels I will sing your praises, Lord" (Pslam 138)

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Religious Articles from the Holy Land

Religious Articles from the Holy Land:

Original Olive Wood Handicrafts from Bethlehem

February 4th & 5th after all Masses

Nativity Sets – Creches – Rosaries – Statuettes – Christmas Ornaments – Home, Office and Church Décor

From Bethlehem in the Holy Land, The Bannoura family of Bethlehem Handicrafts imports products from the Christian community of Bethlehem.  They are pleased to share their family story and trade to all those who will be present after all masses on February 4th & 5th.   

As Joseph taught Christ the trade of carpentry in Nazareth, the Bannoura family passed the trade of olive wood artisanship from generation to generation until the present. They take great pride in this distinct and traditional craft, which is one of the principal sources of income for the small but resilient Christian community.

Each item for sale is handcrafted from olive wood with care and precision.  Any number of items ranging from Nativity sets to Christmas ornaments will make ideal Christmas gifts for family, friends and coworkers.  Other items such as statuettes and rosary beads will make for excellent Baptismal, First Communion and Confirmation gifts throughout the year.

For more information and to view available products, please visit www.bethlehemhandicrafts.com.

2016 Groundbreaking and Dedication Ceremony


Congratulations, dear people of the parish,

Last weekend was a beautiful and joyful experience! God blessed this little parish! Right during the groundbreaking, when the shovels were in the ground, a flock of white birds hovered overhead. A number of people saw this, while most of us were focused on the shovels. Groundbreaking was a major milestone in our parish, and we did this because of the good stewardship and generosity of the par-ish. By next year at this time, we will be dedicating our new building. The ground-breakers were the Archbishop and myself, Karen Rademacher, design committee chair, Denise and Louis Bustamante, capital campaign chairs, Kathy O’Leary, pastoral council chair, Norm Finke, finance council chair, Butch Sekich, the oldest life-long member of the parish, Larson-Incitti architects, Krische construction, his honor Gary Shields the mayor of Mead.

Oktoberfest was a great success this year because of Barb and Kevin Wilcox, who engaged a small army of volunteers. I am very grateful for Kevin and Barb’s untiring work and love for the parish.

Over 500 meals were served, and some 450 people were at the Unity Mass. Everything were smoothly, almost without incident, which is great given the large crowds. A preliminary figure of the gross income is about $35,000; please note that a more accurate accounting will be forthcoming.
Praise God for the many graces we’ve received this past weekend. Let us work together in this year ahead to bring this project to a successful fulfillment.

Gratefully yours,
Father Alan

40th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood

photograph of Fr Alan Hartway
Congratulations to Father Alan Hartway, CPPS
Celebrated his 40th Anniversary of Ordination
Sunday, April, 24,2016