Beginning Sunday, Sept. 27, St. Aloysius Parish will begin the process of returning congregational singing to the Mass. The current regulations for the State of Washington allow for congregational singing with masks. We invite you to sing along with the Mass parts!
Many people have inquired how they can directly donate to fire relief in those areas that have been impacted in the diocese. The Diocese can receive donations for this effort which will then be directed to agencies on the ground. At this time we do not have online giving set up for this special collection but if you would like to donate checks may be mailed to:
Diocese of Spokane
525 E Mission Ave
Spokane, WA 99202
Please indicate “Fire Relief” in the memo line.
Beginning Tuesday, September 8th, daily Mass at 8 a.m. will be open to in-person attendance as well via livestream. Those wishing to come to Mass can sign in at the door. As with Sunday Masses, the congregation must wear masks and maintain social distancing in the church.
“This year, amid crises that have shaken our world, we’re awakened to the urgent need to heal our relationships with creation and each other. During the season this year, we enter a time of restoration and hope, a jubilee for our Earth, that requires radically new ways of living with creation.”
Pope Francis, 2020 Season of Creation Message
In a time of quarantine, digital learning, racial injustice, intensifying storms, and mass migration, holding space to act on climate change can feel overwhelming. This Season of Creation, start simple with one new daily habit for a healthy planet.
Step one: Choose ONE daily action to repeat each day throughout the 34 days that will renew your relationship with creation or that will allow you to explore a radical new way of living with creation.
Step two: Take the pledge to commit to ONE action repeated daily throughout the 34 days of the Season of Creation to build a new environmental habit you’ve been meaning to get around to but haven’t made time for.
Step three: Form and track your healthy habit for the planet! If desired, we will send a daily email or text message reminder to keep you motivated.
These young men and women will be serving throughout the Spokane area as part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps for 2020-2021. Please give them a warm welcome when you cross paths with them!
Alayna Bowlin (she/her) is excited to be serving as a JV AmeriCorps member with Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington – St. Margaret’s shelter as a Resident Vocational Coordinator. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, running, drinking coffee, and being outside. She is excited to get to know everyone and to continue expanding her worldview.
Ali Deambrosio (she/her) enjoys walking outside, learning and listening to new music, traveling, and sharing a good meal with good friends. Ali studied Communication with an emphasis in Film Production and Political Science. She is incredibly passionate about sustainability and worked as the Zero-Waste intern at Santa Clara University. Ali is dedicated to making the world a more just, joyful, and sustainable place. She is incredibly excited to take her passions to Spokane, WA to serve as the Community Food Resource Specialist JV AmeriCorps member with Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington – Food for All.
Quinn Gonzales (she/her) grew up in Portland, Oregon with her mom, dad, older brother, younger brother, and younger sister. At Santa Clara University, she majored in Public Health Science, minored in Biology and Education, and studied abroad in Copenhagen in the Fall of 2019. She is passionate about breaking down barriers to affordable housing, education, and healthcare. This past summer, she had the opportunity to conduct action research in Fort Portal, Uganda with KadAfrica, a social enterprise that economically empowers out of school women through passion fruit farming. Quinn is excited to be serving as the Resident Client Coordinator JV AmeriCorps Member with Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington – House of Charity.
Addison Jeske (he/him) is originally from Olympia, WA and studied Economics and Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He is excited to be serving as the Legal Programs Coordinator with the Volunteer Lawyers Program at the Spokane County Bar Association. Addison plans to attend law school following his year of service and eventually become a public defender.
Lindsay Kugel (she/her) graduated in 2020 with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology from Creighton University. She loves spending quality time with friends and family, hiking, hammocking, running and general adventuring. Her favorite fun facts to share about herself are that she loves to SCUBA dive and can’t feel a portion of her upper lip because of jaw surgery she had in high school. Lindsay is super excited to be serving with L’Arche Spokane as a House Support/Care Giver & Meaningful Day Program Specialist!
Meghan Sullivan (she/her) was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey and lived there for ten years before moving to Hattiesburg, Mississippi for the latter 11 years of her life, and she currently lives in Alpharetta, Georgia. She recently graduated from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama where she ran track and cross country and majored in English with two minors in Political Science and Theology. She is excited to be serving with Catholic Charites of Eastern Washington – St. Margaret’s Shelter as their Resident Volunteer Coordinator this year!
Father Robert L. Fitts, SJ, former associate pastor at St. Aloysius Paris died August 9, 2020 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, CA. He was 91 years of age and a member of the Society of Jesus for almost 63 years.
Fr. Fitts served at St. Al’s as the associate pastor from 1992-1998 and from 1998-2003 he was the Superior of the Regis Community in Spokane which included the Jesuit infirmary and assisted living center. During his time as Superior he continued to assist on a regular basis in the parish.
You can read his full obituary on the Jesuits West In Memoriam page.
Dear St. Aloysius Parish,
Beginning Sunday, Aug. 23 we will livestream and record the 8:30 a.m. Mass. The 5 p.m. Mass will be suspended and resume at a future date. The Sunday Mass schedule open to in-person worship remains the same: 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.
Sign up to attend any of those Masses using our EventBrite signup or by calling Solveig at the Parish Center at (509)313-7020 on Thursday and Friday mornings between 9 a.m. and noon.
Fr. Tom Lamanna, S.J.