Come, Creator Spirit,
RCIA Begins Soon!
Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Do you know someone who has asked about becoming Catholic? A new Inquiry series will begin May 26, and will meet in person on the last Wednesday of the month through September. For more information or to register, please contact Holly Renz in the parish office. firstname.lastname@example.org, or 253-859-0444, x215
Annual Catholic Appeal
The 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal is underway! Archbishop Etienne’s letter is arriving in homes now. We are seeking everyone’s participation this year so that we reach our goal as quickly as possible!
If you gave last year, please consider increasing your gift by 5% this year. If you did not give last year, would you consider a gift of a dollar a day ($365)? Gifts of any amount are welcome, and your gift will make a big impact on many lives! You can make your gift today online at https://donate.seattlearchdiocese.org/aca
Reconciliation: Jesus is waiting to give you peace!
Confessions are available each Saturday at 3.00pm in the church. Bishop Elizondo is also hearing confessions before and after the 10:30am and 12:30pm Sunday Masses. [Pre-registration is not required for confession.]
Jesús está esperando para darte paz. Confesiones disponibles cada sábado a las 3:00pm. El Obispo Elizondo está escuchando confesiones los domingos antes y después de las Misas de 10:30am y 12:30pm. [No se requiere registrarse para la confesión.]
Our Youth in Service
60 young people from Holy Spirit (Kent), Holy Family (Auburn) and St. Stephen the Martyr (Renton) gathered for a week of service and retreat. They learned about Catholic Social Teaching and had opportunities to serve their parishes and the larger community throughout the week. Here at Holy Spirit our team cleaned and freshened all the classrooms in the Parish Activity Center for the upcoming year of Faith Formation. It was a great week of fellowship, learning and community building!
More photos here show the young people putting what they learned to work! Catholic Social Teaching in ACTION! Along with prayer and cleaning projects in the three parishes, they also learned and/or served at:
DAWN (Domestie Abuse Women’s Network)
PICC (Pediatric Interim Care Center)
City of Kent Human Services
KYFS (Kent Youth and Family Services)
Auburn Food Bank
City of Kent Police Dept.
Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center
Here is what some of our students had to say about their week:
I met new people, made friends and learned to help those around me. Crystal
I saw Christ in the people working in the food bank. Grace
I gained new knowledge and grew in my faith. Allan
This experience was good, but tiring. James