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Monday, February 14, 2022 and Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Plan to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to prepare for your Lenten journey by joining with your Saint Anne community in renewing our faith together! This year we look forward to welcoming Bishop Joseph Tyson, as our guest speaker.
You may recognize his name from our Lenten Almsgiving efforts through Catholic Extension. Bishop Tyson delivered a personal message to the people of Saint Anne in 2016 asking for our support for his seminarian immersion program and again last year thanking us for standing in solidarity with the H2-A migrant workers whom he welcomes to his Diocese each spring.
Saint Anne alms helped support Bishop Tysonʹs efforts ʺto bring the Church to the peopleʺ, a vision which he will talk about as part of his message, entitled ʺOur Church, Our Futureʺ. Bishop Tyson will lay the groundwork for the mission at all weekend liturgies on Saturday, February 12, 2022 and Sunday, February 13, 2022, and then will speak on Monday, February 14, 2022 and Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Plan to attend these evenings and be both inspired and challenged.
About Bishop Tyson…
Joseph Jude Tyson was born in Moses Lake, Washington and at an early age moved to Seattle with his family. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1989. His degrees include a BA in Russian and Eastern European Studies as well as Editorial Journalism from the University of Washington, a Masters in International Relations from the University of Washington, a Masters of Divinity from the Catholic University of America, and an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Saint Martin’s University in Lacy. In 2005, he was consecrated Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle and named Vicar General. From 2008-2011, he served as Superintendent of Catholic Schools. He was installed as Bishop of Yakima in 2011 and currently serves as a member of the USCCB’s Committee for Cultural Diversity and Chair of the USCCB’s Pastoral Care for Migrants, Refugees and Travelers.
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Please mark your calendar and plan to join your Saint Anne community for this very special event!
A group of farmworkers attend evening Mass celebrated by Bishop Joseph Tyson on July 28, 2021 at the Fairbridge Hotel in Yakima, Washington, where they live during cherry-picking season. (Courtesy of Catholic Extension)
Catholic Extension recently featured Bishop Tyson in its series, Shepherds at the Peripheries. In this photo, Bishop Tyson plays with a young girl, the child of migrant workers. The Seminarian Immersion Program connects candidates for the priest-hood with the people they will one day shepherd.