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LENT HAS BEGUN!
See the Lent calendar here.

LENTEN SOUP SUPPER & STATIONS OF THE CROSS - BEGINS FEBRUARY 16
St. Joseph will again host Soup Suppers each Friday during Lent at 5:30 pm in the St. John Bosco Room. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn more about the Rice Bowl program, before Stations of the Cross in the church at 6:30 pm. We are still in need of volunteers who would be willing to prepare vegetarian soups, bring bread, or salad for the meal. If you are able to help prepare a meal on 2/16, 2/23 or 3/9, please sign up online or contact David Lester in the parish office, 360-823-2823, davidl@stjoevan.org. The online sign up can be found at: https://www.volunteersignup.org/ADHFL.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT THE WHO HOMELESS SHELTER
St. Joseph’s second week of service at the Winter Hospitality Overflow Shelter (WHO) is March 4-11, just a couple of weeks away!  Sign up for a shift to help our brothers and sisters in need.  More information about the WHO can be found at www.whoprogram.org or contact David Lester, 360-823-2823, davidl@stjoevan.org.

LAST CALL...DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IMMERSION PROGRAM
Are you 16 years or older and interested in a life-changing experience? Partnering with Education Across Borders, David Lester, St. Joseph's Pastoral Assistant for Social Concerns, will be accompanying parishioners on a service immersion to the Dominican Republic, June 24-27, 2018 or July 8-21, 2018. This two-week experience will help in the construction of two homes and enable authentic interactions with Dominican families. Applications are available online. For the adult application, click here. For the student application, click hereTime to apply is running out! For more information, contact David Lester, 360-823-2823 or davidl@stjoevan.org.  

CATHOLIC ADVOCACY DAY
Stand in solidarity with our neighbors in need! Join with hundreds of Catholics as we put our faith in action to advocate for just policies at Catholic Advocacy Day in Olympia, Wednesday, February 21. The day will include briefings on legislative issues, Mass, and appointments with legislators. Click this link to learn more about Catholic Advocacy Day. Register at www.ipjc.org.

LIVING YOUR STRENGTHS--LENTEN JOURNEY
Have you discovered your strengths and God-given talents? Take the Clifton StrengthsFinder and reveal your TOP 5 Signature Themes, areas of greatest potential and talent. Travel alongside fellow parishioners for this five-week course to unpack your gifts and deepen your knowledge and understanding of them. Learn how to apply your energy and effort in order to become the best version of who God is calling you to be.
Two sessions will be offered this coming Lent:
LYS 1.0—Tuesday afternoons, 2/27 through 3/27
LYS 2.0—Sunday evenings, 2/25 through 3/25
For more information, contact Larry Cadorniga, Strengths Coach, at 360-823-2829 or larryc@stjoevan.org.

WOMEN'S LENTEN RETREAT--COME HOLY SPIRIT
Registration is now open for the 2018 Women’s Lenten Retreat to be held on March 10th, from 7:45 am – 4:00 pm at St. Joseph Church. Cost is $30 per ticket.  Please register by March 1st to reserve your spot.
Click here for a flyer and mail-in registration form or Click here to register online.  
Questions? E-mail VancouverLentenRetreat@gmail.com.

 

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