Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

Suncrest is a beautiful country area above the Spokane River on route 291 approximately 17 miles northwest of the Spokane Convention Center. The address is 6122 Washington Highway 291, Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026. The church is directly across 291 from Moriah Drive just before the Lakeside Middle School. Be aware that Google Maps places the address about 1/2 mile before the actual turn where there is a sign at the entrance: From this Google map you may get directions from your own location.

Our Pastor:
For many years our parish was served by visiting priests. In 1997 Father Tim Clancy S.J. came to say mass and graciously accepted an invitation to remain as our pastor. He is still active as Professor of Religious Philosoply and head of the Honors Program at Gonzaga University. Father Tim's homilies are models for the Church's vision that homilies should be well-informed teachings on the meaning of the Gospels. Transcripts of his archived homilies are still well read.

Our Mission:
Our purpose is to celebrate a common faith in Jesus Christ, to stirve for unity, to seek reconciliation and to serve our fellow men and women. As full and active members of the Body of Christ, we live our lives in the freedom of the Gospel under the sign of the Cross, bearing witness in the wider world and within our own families. We draw nourishment from the sacramental life of the Church, especially through the weekly celebration of the Eucharist. With the grace of God we pray to discern the voice of the Spirit and acknowledge the face of Christ in all we meet.

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The month of April is dedicated to The Holy Spirit.

Depending on the year (see list of feasts below), either part or all of April falls during the Easter season. Once Lent ends, for which the liturgical color is purple (a symbol of penance, mortification and the sorrow of a contrite heart), the season of Easter ushers in the liturgical color of white — the color of light, a symbol of joy, purity and innocence (absolute or restored).

For more information on the month of April visit Catholic Culture

The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of April 2017

Young People:That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life. (

The Gospel readings for April are from St. John, St. Luke and St. Matthew Year A, Cycle 1.

April 2 - Fifth Sunday of Lent
This Gospel tells the story of Jesus bringing Lazarus back to life.

April 9 - Palm Sunday
The Gospel is the reading of the Passion of Our Lord.

April 16 - Easter Sunday
This Gospel recounts Mary Magdalen and the apostles visit to the empty tomb of Christ on Easter.

April 23 - Divine Mercy Sunday
The Gospel relates the story of doubting Thomas.

April 30 - Third Sunday of Easter
The Gospel relates the story of the disciples encountering Jesus on the road to Emmaus.

The Liturgical Year

The Liturgica Year is the mystery of Christ unfolded through the cycle of the year calls us to live his mystery in our own lives.

From the US Conference of Catholic Bishops:

  • Advent: Four weeks of preparation before the celebration of Jesus' birth.
  • Christmas: Recalling the Nativity of Jesus Christ and his manifestation to the peoples of the world.
  • Lent: A six-week period of penance before Easter.
  • Sacred Paschal Tridium: The holiest three days of the year, where the Christian people recall the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
  • Easter: 50 days of joyful celebration of the Lord's resurrection from the dead and his sending forth of the Holy Spirit.
  • Ordinary Time: Divided into two sections (one span of 4-8 weeks after Christmas Time and another lasting about six months after Easter Time), wherein the faithful consider the fullness of Jesus' teachings and works among his people.

From the Church Year Net