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 January is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus.

The month of January is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus, which is celebrated on January 3. The first nine days of January fall during the liturgical season known as Christmas which is represented by the liturgical color white. The remaining days of January are the beginning of Ordinary Time. The liturgical color changes to green — a symbol of the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection.

For more information on the month of January visit Catholic Culture

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

Evangelization: That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity. (See also www.apostleshipofprayer.net)

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

January - 1 Mary Mother of God
And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.

January 8 - Epiphany of the Lord
This Gospel is about the Wise Kings visit to the Christ Child.

January 15 - Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
This Gospel is about John the Baptist proclaiming "Behold the Lamb of God".

January 22 - Third sunday in Ordinary Time
In this Gospel, Jesus calls Peter and Andrew to be fishers of men.

January 29 - Fourth sunday in Ordinary Time
In this Gospel Jesus teaches the Beatitudes.

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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