Live Auction Items:
1. “All Is Calm” when your high bid wins you reserved parking and a front row seat for the 5:00 Christmas Eve Mass. Your Christmas will be brighter when you celebrate with a little less stress in getting to the church on time! Donor: St. Barbara Parish. Value: Priceless!
(Value determined by a mom who knows how challenging it can be to wrap up Christmas preparations, prepare dinner, dress children - and herself, and arrive in time for Mass ready with a mindset to celebrate the birth of our Lord! Whew! Like we said – Priceless!).
2. Cruise Beautiful Lake Sawyer during the summer of 2023 with your hosts Bob and Janie Edelman. This pontoon boat cruise is for six people. Enjoy an afternoon or evening summer cruise around the lake with a narration (history) provided by Janie. Hearty appetizers and beverages will be served followed by Music on the Lake. The boat will be anchored by a dock to listen to local musicians play their tunes. Summer weekend of your choosing, subject to weather and schedules. Donor: Bob and Janie Edelman. Value: $200.00.
3. Italian Dinner on Lake Sawyer for 6. Enjoy an Italian dinner hosted by Anne and Steve Paige at their beautiful Lake Sawyer home. Dinner for six includes appetizers, beverages and dessert. This evening promises to be great fun with delicious food and games! Donors: Anne and Steve Paige. Value: $250.00
4. Cocktail Making Course for Six: Learn about cocktails by making and tasting four miniature cocktails. Infuse an evening with tastes from the tropics, Paris, New York, and Seattle bars, using ingredients from home-grown herbs to specialty syrups, and of course, fire! Snacks are also provided. Donor: Erik Kennedy. Value: $45.00/person; $270 for 6 people.
5. “The Luck of the Irish is With You Tonight” as hosts Steve and Valerie Winston Healy treat you to their traditional Irish dinner they are known for. Cozy up to the fire with select libations and mouth-watering appetizers in the late afternoon before dinner is served. Enjoy tender corned beef and the traditional trimmings. Irish Soda Bread baked by Valerie is served with delicious Kerrygold butter. And don’t forget dessert - paired with wines from Valerie’s collection. (Four adults). Donors: Steve and Valerie Winston Healy. Value. $400.00.
6. Nativity Set from the extensive collection of Father Dave Rogerson. You too can now have one of the Nativity Sets that have been displayed in the Church narthex during Advent over the last many years. This nativity was made in Israel and carved from wood native to the area. Also included are the books Art of the Creche and Nativities From Around the World. This is a beautiful set for the Advent and Christmas seasons. Donor: St. Barbara Catholic Church. Value: Priceless!
7. GOOOOO SEAHAWKS! Cheer on your favorite home team with two tickets to an October game in section 309 close to the 50 yard line! Seahawk swag includes two 20 oz. insulated tumblers, a Seahawk Gnome and Seahawk fleece blanket. There will be some flexibility in choice of games in October. Let’s say it again, “Gooooo Seahawks!” Donors: Gary and Debbie Reed. Value: $350
8. Kentucky Distillery Exclusive Bourbon Basket: This basket is still in the making as the donors travel to Kentucky to select exclusive bourbons you can’t find anywhere else and just in time for delivery to the auction! Included is a glass set, whiskey stones, and a private tasting of whiskey for four people. Donors: Janette and Luca Maricich. Value: $450.00.
9. Lake House Getaway on Hicks Lake (Lacey): Relax in this newly updated cute and cozy one bedroom cottage which sleeps four for a two-night getaway. Watch the geese and Bald Eagles soar overhead with a glass of wine on the deck. Enjoy the seasonal changes of fall, winter and early spring with a lake view. “Camp Midles” can be used as a base to visit the local area or just relax and enjoy this peaceful lake getaway. Donated by Mary and Dwight Midles. Value: $450.00.
10. Snowshoe Trek for Four: Have you ever considered heading out to embrace the best of the PNW in the winter? If you've never been snowshoeing, or it's been a while, this is a great introductory trek! You will snowshoe a maximum of six miles with the option to turn around early. This winter adventure will take you through beautiful forest land to a lakeshore and campground turned in a winter wonderland! Warm up with hot chocolate and snacks at the lake before returning to the car. Included: snowshoes, poles, permits, snacks and hot cocoa, and transportation from St. Barbara Church. Trek is recommended for ages 12+, although young children can be carried by their parents (and will not count toward the 4 snowshoers). Donor: Theresa Kennedy. Value: $520.00
11. "Come Sail Away!” A sailboat cruise for four adults with hosts Clay and Shari Anderson for an afternoon or beautiful sunset cruise on their 40 foot sailboat in Puget Sound. Clay grew up sailing on the sound and is very knowledgeable about the local waterways. Relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery that only our beautiful Pacific Northwest can deliver! Lunch or dinner served depending on the time of day, and of course, beverages! Donors: Clay and Shari Anderson. Value: $500.00.
12. Beautiful LaConner: Enjoy a three day, two night stay in an updated secluded condo LaConner. just a short walk to wonderful dining and shops. This is a fun romantic getaway or girl’s trip. Every season has something to celebrate – the spectacular beauty of tulip fields against the backdrop of Mount Baker, fresh produce for a true farm to table meal in the summer or enjoy our favorite pumpkin farm in the fall with their unique pumpkin selection and artful displays. Your hosts will provide you with a list of favorite restaurants, wine shop, hikes, biking routes and other fun destinations. Come discover the beauty, bounty of the Skagit Valley! Sleeps four adults. Donors: Doug and Polly Marsh. Value: $600.00
13. “Always the Season” this beautiful handmade quilt with a Christmas tree designed by parishioner Janie Edelman is always in season! The 56” x 70”size is perfect as a lap quilt or wall hanging during the Christmas Season or any time of the year. It is 100% cotton and is machine washable in cold water. (Do not dry clean.). Donor: Janie Edelman. Value: $600
14. Mt. Rainier Hike: Mountaineer trained guide, Tom Harvey, will lead you on a hike of your choice of Mt. Rainier trails. Enjoy the amazing scenery and experience the beauty of God’s creation during this 8 hour start to finish day including transportation to and from the park. Hike selection will be based on recipient’s preference – easy walk or rugged climb – you choose! Celebrate with champagne cheese, fruit and bread at the conclusion of the hike. (Transportation provided for 3-4 adults. Tom will lead a hike for more if they choose to take their own transportation. Park pass required).
Donor: Tom Harvey. Value: $600.
Silent Auction Items
15. “I Don’t Feel Like Cooking Tonight:” Take the night off with this $50 gift card from Stockton’s Restaurant in Maple Valley.
16. Date Night! – Take time for the two of you with a night out courtesy of 516 Grill and their gift card for $40.00.
17. Date Night #2: More than one can win a date night with their high bid for a gift card at Hops n Drops with a value of $50.00.
18. Bible and Rosary Set: This beautifully illustrated Bible covering the Gospels includes commentary and insights from Bishop Robert Barron, accompanied by a dazzling black crystal rosary with 18K gold plated crucifix. Donor: Word on Fire Ministries. Value: $75.00
19. Word on Fire’s “Bishop Barron” Book Set – This set includes two books written by Bishop Robert Barron, founder of the Word on Fire ministry. “Seeds of the Word” explores the seeds and signs of Catholicism in the modern world around us and “The Strangest Way” guides us through the true meaning of Christianity. Donor: Word on Fire Ministries. Value: $90.00
20. Word on Fire’s Breathtaking “Catholicism” Series: Journey around the world and deep into the Catholic faith with this blu-ray series, filled with beautiful cinematography, produced by acclaimed NBC filmmaker Mike Leonard! Donor: Word on Fire Ministries. Value: $110.00
21. Point Defiance Zoo Annual Family Pass Membership– Enjoy animals, experiences, and zoo fun all year around at Point Defiance Zoo! This annual family pass membership includes a one-year unlimited pass for two adults and their dependents. An adorable basket filled with a variety of animal “stuffies” completes this wonderful package! Donors: Point Defiance Zoo and Shannon Smith and Young Kim. Value: $270.00
22. Starbucks Set – Enjoy your Starbucks beverages in style with one of their iconic tumblers! This set includes a variety of three Starbucks tumblers, a bag of Starbucks coffee, and a variety of Tazo teas to fill up your cup! Donor: Starbucks. Value: $70
23. Mary Mother of Jesus Doll Set: A perfect gift for any young child growing in their love for Mary, our mother. This plush Mary doll comes with three outfits so your child can learn through play more about Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Fatima, and Our Lady of Lourdes. Donor: Value: $118.00.
24. Gardening with a Green Thumb: Just in time for fall planting, this basket will help prepare your garden for next spring with tulip bulbs from Washington Bulb Company (Roozengaarde). Enjoy and learn from included gardening books and tools to help you succeed in creating beauty in your garden. Donor: Sarah Midles. Value: Pends.
25. Basket by Kathy Doan: This basket is under construction and information will be updated when received. Donor: Kathy Doan. Value: Pends.
26. Vintage Vino Wine Basket: Enjoy two delicious wines from Sweet Tales. Includes a sparkling Moscato and Rose. Pair your glass with two chocolate varieties by Jcoco. Invite your friends over to join in on the tasting! Donor: Vintage Vino in Maple Valley. Value: pends.
27. The Little Gym provides children a safe and inspiring space to direct energy, build confidence and develop a variety of skills. Enroll your child or grandchild today with this $100.00 gift card. Water bottle, shirt and tote included. Donor: The Little Gym, Maple Valley. Value $150.00.
28. Catholic Children's Basket: Pack a Mass Bag for the children in your life with this beautiful canvas tote, soft and plush Catholic themed blanket, silicone rosary perfect for little hands, "You Were Born A Saint" book, and other items from small Catholic businesses sure to keep little ones curious about their faith. Value: $155.00.
29. The Catholic Faith for Children: This Canvas Mass Bag will help teach your children with a rosary created to encourage children to pray like the "Shepard Kids" of Fatima. Included in this child geared basket are multiple Catholic art prints perfect for a playroom or bedroom as well as a soft organic Joseph the Worker t-shirt (size 12). Value: $100
30. Christmas Gift Wrap Basket: Wow your friends and family with beautiful gift wrap this holiday. Coordinating gift tags, ribbon, scissors, and tape are all you need to feel prepared for the gift giving season! Donor: Sarah Midles. Value: $75.00.
31. Phantom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Learn the art of self-defense and get your fitness on with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Phantom BJJ! This certificate gives a one-month unlimited access for one person. Donor: Phantom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Value: $150.
32. Phantom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Learn the art of self-defense and get your fitness on with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Phantom BJJ! This certificate gives a one-month unlimited access for one person. Donor: Phantom Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Value: $150.
33. Kirkland! A collection of your favorite Costco treats. Your favorite not included? Enjoy a $25 Costco gift card to purchase what’s missing! Donors: Zack and Sarah Midles. Value: $125.00
34. Rustbucket Metalworks Handcrafted Set: Bill Councell’s beautiful metalwork talent is showcased in this carefully crafted set of metal angels, along with a Lake Michigan stone soap dish. Hand-formed with muscle, love and creativity. Donor: : Metalworks: Value: $66.00.
35. Milwaukee Tools is donating an item. Information pends.
36. Kate Spade Card Holder: This Kate Spade Slim Card Holder (3.0”x3.9”) in black Saffiano leather slips easily into pockets to carry necessary cards and identification while you remain hands free. Of course, it also slips into any purse! The exterior has 6 credit card slots and an open middle compartment. Donor: Katie Kolbrick. Value: $79.00.
37. First Communion Veil: This beautiful handmade veil created by parishioner Pauline Van Ruden is ready for your special girl’s First Communion and may become a family heirloom. Donor: Pauline Van Ruden. Value: pends.
38. Dilano’s Coffee: A coffee basket is being created for this auction. Contents and value pends.
39. PNW basket of art prints and other items: This item is under construction. Contents and value pends.
40. Just for Him! This men’s grooming kit contains a shaving kit tucked into a travel bag with a $25.00 gift for a haircut at Doug’s Barber Shop in Covington. Donors: Doug’s Barber Shop and Young Kim and Shannon Smith. Value: $65.00.
41. Do you enjoy smoked meats and cheeses? A Black Diamond favorite is the Smoke House and More! Your $40 gift certificate can be used to purchase smoked pork chops, pork tenderloin, and smoked bacon. You may also want to select pepperoni and jerky or another assortment of delicious products. YUM! These items make great gift giving or enjoy for yourself! Donor: Smokehouse and More. Value: $40.00.
42. Want to know about the City of Black Diamond history with coal mining and its impact on Seattle? The Black Diamond Historical Museum has donated three wonderful books:
Seattle’s Coal Legacy
Pacific Coast, Seattle’s Own Railroad
Black Diamond: Mining the Memories.
Donor: Black Diamond Historical Museum. Value: $70.00.
43. Beauty Bark - Who doesn’t need a load of beauty bark, mulch or gravel during your Fall or Spring yard clean up? Palmer Coking Coal has generously donated a $200 gift certificate for your gardening needs.
44. Pamper Yourself! – Enjoy a little “me” time with this spa mani & pedi certificate from Tip and Toe Paradise, along with fabulous SincerelyMe spa items to treat yourself. Or, give as a gift set to someone deserving of some pampering! Donor: Tip and Toe Paradise and Janette Maricich.
45. Grocery Outlet helps you grocery shop with this gift card for $50.00.
46. Montana Huckleberry Gift Basket: Under construction. Donor: Barbara Schile. Value: pends.
47. It’s Oktoberfest! What better way to celebrate than with Black Diamond’s own brew pub, Lumber House Brewery! Enjoy a tasting experience for two including eight 4 ounce tastes. Then fill up a 64 ounce growler with your favorite brew! Donor: Lumber House Brewery. Value: $55.00.
48. Painting of Christ: St. Barbara parishioner and local artist Renee Cooke has donated an original print from her beautiful painting of Christ with a crown of thorns. Beautifully framed in glass. Donor: Renee Cooke. Value: $125.00.
49. New Day – New You! The days of skunk stripes, long overdue haircuts and the pandemic are coming to a close. Get a new cut and style at The Loft Salon with a $60.00 gift card in a basket of hair care items. Donor: The Loft Salon. Value: $100.00.
50. Are you a “Real Housewife of Black Diamond?” What better way to express it than in your own coffee mug donated by Shannon Smith and a manicure/pedicure donated by Mimi’s Nails in Diamond Square. Donors: Mimi’s Nails and Shannon Smith. Value: $80.00.
51. Reading with A Friend: This basket of delightfulchildren’s books includes a stuffed furry friend to share in the joys reading and storytelling adventures! Donor: Additional details pend.
52. Just a Little Something is Black Diamond’s newest home décor shop. This cute and fun shop has a variety of home and gift items. Its owner has donated an assortment of items including a cute watering can with a nativity painted on it. Donor: Just a Little Something. Value: $50.00.
53. Katie Kolbrick Photography: Katie grew up at St. Barbara Parish and now has three young daughters. Her passion for the art of photography has developed into a business specializing in family and wedding photography. She takes pride in providing sessions that allow families and couples to be themselves while capturing their true essence and inner beauty. This package includes a 45-60 minute photo session and all edited digital images (typically 30-50). Donor: Katie Kolbrick Photography. Value: $475.00.
54. Take a hike! Basket for lovers of the PNW outdoors includes name brand gear including a Platypus water bottle, Sealine dry sacks and a Sea to Summit stuff sack, Therma rest seat, Pack owl quick dry towel, Energizer headlamp, and more all packed into a collapsible bucket. Perfect for short day hikes or multi-night treks through the wilderness! Donors: Theresa Kennedy and Ann Brennan. Value: $155.00
55. Climb Tacoma: Practice your bouldering skills in Tacoma’s premier bouldering gym with this package of four passes and shoe rental. Children are welcome in a special room designed specifically for them. Donor: Climb Tacoma. Value: $100.00.
56. Tacoma Rainiers: Contents and value pend receipt.
57. Elisabeth’s Cookies: Plan your next wedding shower, baby shower or birthday with two dozen iced and beautifully decorated sugar cookies from Elisabeth. Select from Elizabeth’s designs and impress your guests! Or, create your own special celebration just by enjoying these delicious cookies!
Donor: Elizabeth Vandenberg. Value: $120.00.
58. Kate Spade Chelsea Medium Backpack and Cosmetic Case: Always in style, the designer backpack and matching cosmetic case are made of nylon in a pretty blue with jacquard interior lining. The storage space of 13.7”x 10.4” x 7.2’ includes interior has a front flip, credit card slots, key leash and back zip pockets. It also has a front zip pocket and 2 side pockets for easy access while you enjoy a day on the town! The matching cosmetic case is also designed for organized storage with multiple pockets. Pockets and storage everywhere in this lovely combination! Donor: Katie Kolbrick.
59. “Harvest Home” As autumn arrives with its beauty, colors and scents, we reconnect with the warmth and comfort of our homes. This decorative reusable box celebrates the fall season with a variety of items to warm your space. The box contains decorative and usable items including a cozy throw, scented candle and soap, decorative pumpkins, baking utensils, pumpkin mugs, tidbit plates and more! There is even a recipe for delicious pumpkin bars – after all, ‘tis the season of the pumpkin! Donor: Polly Marsh. Value: $150.00.
60. Bad Back or Do You Need Just a Great Stretch? This inversion table provides traction and stretch for your back. This is a gently used item donated by a parishioner who used it for just a few weeks following back surgery. Donor: Debbie Suver. Value: $330.00.
61. “Let’s Hit the Links!” Enjoy a round of golf for four at Lake Wilderness Golf Course with a cart. A parishioner who lives on the course will include a selection of “abandoned golf balls” harvested from his yard, cleaned up and ready to make a new home in your golf bag. Donor: Lake Wilderness Golf Course. Value: $100. (Value does not include the addition of abandoned golf balls!)
62. “Silver Shimmer” This package includes a lovely silver chrome watch and Brighton chrome earrings with crystals. This will make a nice gift for a friend or yourself! Donors: Janet Henkel/Janie Edelman. Value: $100.00.
63. “Feed the Birds” Be a bird watcher in your yard all winter long with this package containing a hummingbird feeder and nectars, a seed birdfeeder and suet birdfeeder with a variety of suet packages. A 10 pound bag of bird seed will keep your flying friends happy throughout the winter.
Donor: Johnson’s Home and Garden. Value: $100.00.
64. Suburban Soul: Celebrate your suburban soul with a basket of scented soap, lotion and candle. Enjoy a $100 gift card to select items to warm your soul from this lovely clothing and gift shop in Maple Valley. Includes a coupon for 15% off your purchase! Donor: Suburban Soul. Value: $150.00.
65. Alcohol Related Basket: Basket under construction. Information pends.
66. Children’s Nativity Set: Another nativity from the extensive collection of Father Dave Rogerson. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me,” which is exactly what they will be able to do as the learn about the Holy Family with this colorful set. Children will be able to engage in hands on play as they rearrange the set throughout advent and the Christmas season. A children’s book about the nativity is included. Donor: St. Barbara Catholic Church. Value: Priceless play and learning for children!
67. Kitchen House Studio: Information to be updated when items are received.
68. Wood Burned Engraved Northwest Art Panel: Inspired by the Pacific Northwest, this live-edge basswood panel is burned and engraved by hand by local Black Diamond artist Jonny Bobgan. Dark stain has been added to the sky and water for contrast, and to showcase the wood grain. Donor: Inkline Ridge. Value $90.00.