All Are Welcome

We don't just say it. We live it.

We, the people of God at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, are a welcoming Christ-centered community committed to keeping alive the vision and hope of Vatican II. Our Sunday liturgy, enhanced by the creative arts, strengthens us for the work of peace and justice in the world and challenges us to live in communion with one another and all of creation.

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REGISTER FOR MASS (CLICK HERE)

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          Together In Christ 

                   

 

Dear Friends in Christ,

I found St. Paul's Letter to the Romans this Sunday to be quite comforting considering everything happening in the world. His message was to a Christian community dealing with plague, violence and death at the hands of Roman soldiers (the law enforcers of their day), and persecution as the scapegoats for everything that was wrong in Rome. The gist of St. Paul's message is that all of creation, everything created by God, was suffering with the early Christian Community. To this suffering, St. Paul provided healing balm with his words: "I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us." That glory comes from Jesus Christ alone. Jesus knows that we, too, wish to be "set free from (the) slavery" of this pandemic and he hears our pleadings. 

For some, that freedom came with their first public Mass in months this past weekend. While turnout was expectedly light, some did get to return to celebrate Eucharist together as a community. What a blessing for Fr. Bryan and me to be joined at the table of plenty. We will take the month of July to perfect our ability to offer public Masses while adhering to a stringent set of Safety protocols designed to keep us all safe in this time of COVID-19. The possibility exists to expand beyond the 50 person maximum each week.

As we return to the table of the Lord, I want to encourage you to read Archbishop Etienne's Pastoral Letter on the Eucharist published last month around Corpus Christi. This beautiful reflection is about the power of the Eucharist to transform our lives and bring us all closer together in Christ. As some of us are blessed to return to the Eucharist feast, others continue their fast due to the Coronavirus pandemic. I could not think of a better time to spend time in prayer contemplating how the Eucharist has impacted our lives and envision a new perspective on our call to be a Eucharistic people, sharing our sufferings with the sufferings of others in order to build solidarity as a Christian community. 

Please be assured of Father Bryan's and my continued prayers for you and your family. 

Peace...   

Deacon Dennis Kelly 

Pastoral Coordinator  

Christ Our Hope / St. Patrick Parish Communities

dennis@stpatrickseattle.org

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Home Communion

Lisa Dennison and JoAn Choi are leading an effort to provide communion to those who aren't comfortable coming to mass yet. If you are interested in being a part of this effort, either as one who delivers or one who receives, please reach out to JoAn (e-mail: joan.choi@yahoo.com or 206-890-5722). We are formulating a protocol for how this ministry to the homebound will work. The plan is to not have parishioners coming into other people's homes as is normally done with such ministry. Instead, communion and a suggested prayer service (in a ziplock baggie) would be dropped off. This would be delivered to a home at a prearranged time and allow for the person delivering to be present to help with such a service out of doors and at a safe social distance. Please reach out to JoAn if you want to be a part of this important community project.

 

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Sundays 10:30am

* As an alternative to Facebook, you NOW can also attend Mass by joining the Hospitality Zoom meeting here. Join at 10:30 AM for Mass and then enjoy Hospitality immediately following Mass

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Find Mass on YouTube HERE

 (Please know all YouTube Masses are posted within 24 Hours)

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The Parish has moved to a virtual platform for parish gatherings. Using Zoom Video Conferencing, we are able to connect and stay in communion with one another.

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Walking the Good Red Road - Zoom Movie Night

Our next Zoom movie night will be "Walking the Good Red Road: Nicholas Black Elk's Journey to Sainthood." Read the review of the documentary. This an hour long documentary is about the man who could be the second Native American (after St. Kateri Tekakwitha) and first American Indian male to be canonized a saint. Nicholas Black Elk was born an Oglala Lakota around 1860 and died on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1950. The movie will be streamed, as usual, this coming Wednesday at 7 PM at the same Zoom link as before. Contact Paul Sampson for details (pdsampson@comcast.net). 

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Sunday Coffee Hour (Hosted by Betsey Beckman & Co.)

On Sunday morning immediately following Facebook LIVE Mass, please join Betsey Beckman and others for Sunday Coffee Hour immediately following Mass ONLINE. Since we are unable to gather in person after Mass, we can gather as a community on Zoom. Contact Betsey for link or see the Parish Private Facebook group for details or get the link on the parish wide email.

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Breaking Open The Word

Join us for this weekly bible study on Wednesdays at 4:00 PM to study the readings for the upcoming Sunday. Led by Dr. David Ard, a 30 year Theology professor and Ruth Ard, a 25 year Religious Education minister. Contact Deanna (dtighe@christourhopeseattle.org) or the parish private FB group for link or get the link on the parish wide email.

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Encountering God

This is a thirty minute women's reflection group led by Lisa Dennison and Deanna Tighe. Join us for a break in your day, reflecting on where you are finding God's life-giving love in your life today. The group will meet at 11:00 AM on Thursdays. Contact Deanna (dtighe@christourhopeseattle.org) or the parish private FB group for link or get the link on the parish wide email.

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Coffee & Conversation w/Dcn. Dennis & Fr. Bryan 

Join our pastoral leaders for a weekly chat and cup of coffee at 9:30 AM every Wednesday along with our sister parish. This is a great chance to learn more about each other and grow in relationship. Please contact Deacon Dennis or the parish private FB group for link or get the link on the parish wide email.

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Thursday Bible Study

Every Thursday evening, a weekly gathering of St. Patrick parishioners studies the meaning of scriptural texts in their own lives. The group draws on scholars' biblical interpretations, papal teachings and textual footnotes. But the main focus is on personal responses to scriptural passages and how they relate to our lives today. If you'd like more information about joining this discussion on Zoom, please email Dennis Ortblad.

 

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Here are some quick tips for using Zoom:

(For PC/Mac):

  1. Go to  https://zoom.us/support/download  and install the Zoom app for Mac or PC.

(For iPhone/Android):

  1. Download "ZOOM Cloud Meetings" (also known as "zoom.us") from your respective app store.

  2. Note that you *shouldn't* need to sign in or create an account.

 After you have downloaded the App:

  1. Click this LINK to join.

  2. Open the Zoom app that you have installed, and choose "Join a Meeting."

  3. Enter the meeting details from the email you received from me, and enter your name.

  4. Choose "Join."

Other tips for using Zoom:

  • It is significantly easier to use on your phone - just click on the link in your email and it will prompt you to download the app if you haven’t already, and your video and audio are up and running.
  • Easier to hear with headphones
  • When Zoom asks for your name, use your whole name, not the default of your email address. It shows up on the screen and helps create community. 
  • If you choose to do it on your computer, plug in headphones, or don’t use the computer audio and instead dial from your cellphone. Many computers have very poor microphones and speakers. Also, many computers don’t have built in webcams so you may only be able to participate via audio. 
  • Learn how to MUTE your audio when not talking (look for the microphone icon on the interface and click on it) if there is a lot of noise in your home (barking dog, etc.). This will allow people to hear.

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We look forward to you joining our parish community ONLINE for Facebook LIVE Mass at our regular time for Sunday Mass at 10:30 AM

To watch a streaming video feed on St. Patrick's private page: 

(LIVE at 10:30 AM on Sunday)

1) Sign in to Facebook (https://www.facebook.com

2) Navigate to St. Pat's page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/stpatrickseattle/  

3) Scroll down the page until you see "St. Patrick Catholic Church, Seattle is LIVE"."

4) Click on the video you see playing to expand it larger. Video defaults to mute and you will not be hearing it yet.

5) Use the speaker volume symbol on the bottom right of the video to unmute the video. Click once to unmute. Click and drag the toggle up and down to adjust the volume. If the video still has no sound please check your computer's audio settings and make sure your computer isn't muted or low volume.  

6) You are welcome to add a comment to the video, especially if prompted by Fr. Bryan or Dn. Dennis - it will work just like any other Facebook comment does and it will not disrupt the Mass in progress.

7) If you miss the live feed, you will find a version you can watch at anytime.

(8) If you are a member of Facebook, but do not have access to St. Pat's private group, please send an email to Sharie Bowman (sharie.bowman@gmail.com) for access.

If you are not a member of Facebook, you may want to create a temporary account during this time in order to join us ONLINE for Mass.

 

PASTORAL EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: 425.710.0909 OR EMAIL: dennis@stpatrickseattle.org