News and Events - September 2016

  • Written by Northwest Catholic
  • Published in NW Stories
Pope John Paul II High School students (from left) Magdalene Marsh, Megan Bohlig, Ryan Borden and Alexandra Rivera posed in a new performing arts classroom during construction in June. It’s part of a $1.75 million expansion at the Lacey school, which opened in 2010. Photo: Courtesy Pope John Paul II High School Pope John Paul II High School students (from left) Magdalene Marsh, Megan Bohlig, Ryan Borden and Alexandra Rivera posed in a new performing arts classroom during construction in June. It’s part of a $1.75 million expansion at the Lacey school, which opened in 2010. Photo: Courtesy Pope John Paul II High School

Special collection

Parishes will take up a collection the weekend of Sept. 17–18 for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. bishops, which is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by providing grants to groups of low-income people working for social change and educating Catholics about Catholic social doctrine and its applications.

Liturgy of the Hours

Dive deeper into the prayer life of the church and learn the Liturgy of the Hours at a weekday retreat for men and women, Sept. 26–28 at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades in Federal Way. The retreat is led by Benedictine Brother Aelred Woodard, a choirmaster of St. Martin’s Abbey in Lacey, and Andrew Casad, director of the archdiocesan Liturgy Office. Register at palisadesretreatcenter.org.

‘Becoming Peacemakers’

Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International, will be the keynote speaker at a conference on nonviolence and peace Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Parish’s Unity Place in Burien. To register, contact the archdiocesan Missions Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 206-382-4580.

Engaged couples’ retreat

Northwest Catholic’s award-winning family columnist, Sarah Bartel, and her husband Nathan will lead a retreat for engaged couples, “Betrothed: A Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage,” Oct. 14–16 at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades in Federal Way. The retreat fulfills the archdiocesan marriage preparation requirement. Register at palisadesretreatcenter.org.