Sunday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

Directions:
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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he month of August is dedicated to The Immaculate Heart of Mary.

TThe entire month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time. The last portion of the liturgical year represents the time of our pilgrimage to heaven during which we hope for reward.

For more information on the month of August visit Catholic Culture

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

Artists: That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

The Gospel readings for the Sundays in August 2017 are taken from St. Matthew from Year A, Cycle 1

August 06 - Transfiguration
"And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun "

August 13 - Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
In this Gospel Jesus tells Peter to walk on the water.

August 20 - Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Jesus is approached by a Canaanite woman begging for her daughter to be healed.

August 27 - Twentyfirst Sunday of Ordinary Time
In this Gospel Jesusmakes Peter the first Pope and gives him the power to bind and loose.

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


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