Ustedes están cordialmente invitados al Congreso Juvenil 2015 que se llevar acabo el sábado 8 de agosto,
En Town Toyota Center ubicada en 1300 Walla Walla Ave,Wenatchee, WA. Con presentaciones de Alma Sánchez, Gerardo Sánchez, Rev. Argemiro Orozco, Rev. Mario Salazar, y Rev. Alvarado Diez. Registraciones comenzaran a las 7:00 a.m. y concluirá con una Santa Misa a las 8:00 p.m. No habrá costo de entrada. Presentaciones de música y alabanzas:
Grupo “Cristo Vive” y Como invitados especiales de: La Sombra de Michoacán y Extraño Musical.
Yesterday, John Young, president of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Yakima, announced that he is retiring at the end of December. Click here to read a copy of the message that he sent to staff across the Catholic Charities network as well as our own parish leaders.
On a personal note, I would just want to add how much I will miss John. We've talked off and on for well over a year about his possible leave-taking and his future plans. John has built a wonderful team here in the Diocese of Yakima and has moved the agency to be one of the largest on the west coast. We're the second only to Seattle here in Region XII – the Pacific Northwest. In terms of the west, we're larger than Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. There's a few other agencies larger that Yakima in California. But very few.
I raise the size, not so much to boast, but to note that for a diocese like Yakima that is one of the most highly Hispanic dioceses in the United States, we have a Catholic Charities agency very much in tune with our local social service and social ministry needs. Thus our Church also has an agency able to extend our mission in a much larger way than most local dioceses would have here in the West.
We have John Young and his fine team to thank for extending the love of Christ, bringing hope into people's lives. You will be reading more in the coming weeks about the transition process as well as opportunities to thank John for his great ministry and wonderful service.
Let's pray for him, his wife Celia and the new transition they'll be making as they move back home to Alabama to be closer to long -time family and friends.
With my every best wish and blessing,
+Bishop Joseph Tyson
Priests vs. Seminarians Annual Soccer Game 2015
The Annual Priest vs. Seminarian Soccer Game is right around the corner and is slated for AUGUST 2nd 2015 at Marquette Stadium in Yakima. Doors open at 5pm and the game beings at 6pm. Admission to this event is FREE and there will be plenty of food and drinks for sale as well as souvenir T-shirts! Remember that all proceeds from this event will help support the Seminarians.
Attached is the announcement in PDF formats to be used in your parish’s bulletin.
Parishes will be sent English and Spanish posters for the event, however they are also included should you need additional copies.
Thank you for your support and please pray for a successful and injury free event!
SUNDAY AUGUST 2nd 2015
Marquette Stadium 5400 W. Chestnut Ave Yakima
Doors open at 5:00pm
Game Starts at 6:00pm
Entrance is FREE
Fun for the whole family!
Information Meeting to the Next World Youth Day
An informational meeting for those interested in participating in the Diocese of Yakima Pilgrimage to the next World Youth Day will be held Wednesday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit Parish (Parish Community Center Hall) in Kennewick. The official diocesan group has room for at least 23 pilgrims, along with the spiritual director, Fr. Lalo Bárragan of St. Joseph Parish, and the diocesan coordinator, Alex Lasota, of Christ the King Parish in Richland. We invite all nearby parishes to attend.
In an Encyclical titled "Laudato, Si," taken from a canticle composed by St. Francis of Assissi, Pope Francis issued an urgent "... appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all."
The Pope's writing builds on a long tradition of Catholic Social Teaching to offer spiritual and moral guidance on the dialogue he is calling on people of good will to enter into, so as to help promote the common good. It is that tradition of Catholic Social Teaching that has also helped produce local efforts, such as the Columbia River Pastoral Letter, by the Pacific Northwest Bishops, released in 2001.
Click here to open the Encyclical Laudato Si (English)
Click here to open the Encyclical at the Vatican (Spanish)
Our partners at Catholic Relief Services also have a Web page dedicated to resources on the environment and climate change. Click here to view.
(Photo shows Pope Francis venerating an image of Saint Francis of Assissi embracing a leper. In his Encyclical, the Holy Father particularly notes a concern for the poor in urging a dialogue on the environmental challenges facing the world.)
August 2, 2015
Priest vs. Seminarian Soccer Match (Marquette Stadium, Yakima, WA)
August 3-5, 2015
Quo Vadis Retreat for High School Aged Men (Camp Koinonia, Cle Elum, WA)
September 22-25, 2015
World Meeting of Families (Philadelphia, PA)
September 22-27, 2015
2015 Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis to the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA)