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.

For more information email us at information@olotl.org

The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception.

The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8. The first 24 days of December fall during the liturgical season known as Advent and are represented by the liturgical color purple. The remaining days of December mark the beginning of the Christmas season. The liturgical color changes to white or gold a symbol of joy, purity and innocence.

For more information on the month of December visit Catholic Culture

The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of December 2016

Universal: That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over.

Evangelization: That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life. (See also www.apostleshipofprayer.net)

The Gospels for the Sundays in December are taken from St. Matthew and are from Year A, Cycle 1 of the readings.

December 4 - 2nd Sunday in Advent
The Gospel is about St. John the Baptist proclaiming repentance.

December 11 - 3rd Sunday in Advent
Jesus talks to the followers of John the Baptist telling them to "Go back and tell John what you hear and see".

December 18 - 4th Sunday in Advent
The Gospel is about the revelation to St. Joseph of Mary's virginal conception.

December 25 - Christmas
This Gospel recounts the book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

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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