All Are Welcome

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

We, the people of God at St. Patrick 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.






"Teach me your ways, O Lord"  

Psalm 25


Liza and Lisa representing St. Patrick at the MLK Jr. March on Monday


Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

We all witnessed a transfer of power in our American democracy this week. While the high-security setting was anything but peaceful, thankfully, Inauguration Day was peace-filled, countering the chaos that loomed on the same Capitol steps two weeks ago.

This weekend Jesus is beginning his new ministry in Galilee. He walks by fisherman Simon telling him to drop his nets, follow him and become a fisher of men (and women). He was walking the streets saying the words we will hear on Ash Wednesday: "Repent, and believe in the gospel." Jesus' words are challenging and healing, focusing us all on embracing the "better angels of our nature" as his disciples.

As we watched the inauguration many of us were touched by the challenging and healing words of a young African American poet Amanda Gorman. These words were like an electric shock to our collective souls: 

"we will rebuild, reconcile, and recover in every known nook of our nation in every corner called our country our people diverse and beautiful will emerge battered and beautiful, when the day comes we step out of the shade aflame and unafraid, the new dawn blooms as we free it, for there is always light if only we're brave enough to see it, if only we're brave enough to be it."

May we be brave enough to repent and believe in the gospel. May we be brave enough to be fishers of men and women by our words and actions. May we be brave enough to be the light in this broken world.


Deacon Dennis Kelly 

Pastoral Coordinator  

Christ Our Hope / St. Patrick Parish Communities



The Year of Eucharist

Archbishop Paul D. Etienne invites everyone to celebrate the Year of the Eucharist. Started last June during the pandemic, the Archbishop said, "During the coming year, I ask every Catholic and every parish community to commit themselves to deepening our understanding and experience of the Eucharist and strengthening our Eucharistic liturgies."

More resources and communication will be shared in the coming weeks to take a closer look at the presence of the Eucharist in our lives. In the meantime, here are 12 New Year's Eucharistic resolutions suggested in a recent article in Northwest Catholic. You can access the article here.


Sacred Encounters

In the weeks ahead, St. Patrick and Christ Our Hope will launch the new Sacred Encounters ministry. This ministry is open to participation by all in our community. While a small group will actually take to the streets to minister to those experiencing homelessness in downtown Seattle, we will need everyone's help to sustain this important outreach initiative. For those interested in being part of the street team, formation will begin soon (on Zoom). Please reach out to Dcn. Dennis and let him know of your interest in joining this group.

This new ministry will allow our paired parish community to better be a part of what Pope Francis calls a Culture of Encounter with those suffering on the peripheries. Everyone in our parish can do their part to help sustain this important effort.

We are collecting needed "survival" items for this effort. Please consider donating the following items via Amazon Wish List. Dollar stores have great deals. Items include: Multiple package Kleenex, Combs, Soap, Chapstick, and Disposable Razors, Travel size Shampoo, Conditioners, and Hand Lotion. You can purchase these items via the following Amazon Wishlist account by clicking here. 


Grief Support Group

St. Pat's Grief Support Group will meet on Zoom this Sunday, January 24 at 2 PM. We are an informal group who offer each other support through listening, conversation and prayer. 

Please contact Eileen Murphy at, if you would like the Zoom link to attend the meeting. All are welcome.


Care for Creation: 2040 Film Screening

Join fellow Catholic parishioners for an amazing at-home screening of this award-winning climate documentary.

Drawing on the best minds from around the world to focus on climate, economics, technology, civil society, agriculture, and sustainability, 2040 maps out a pathway for change that can lead us to a more ecologically sustainable and equitable future. The film takes a solutions-based approach to how we can, using the technology we already have, mitigate the enormous global issues we currently face. 2040 is a story of hope, and a powerful tool to encourage people to take action. 

Once registered you will be able to watch the movie any time you like from January 21st to February 6th. We will also have a discussion about the movie and solutions discussed in the movie on Sunday, February 7th.

Register here:

This event sponsored in part by the following Catholic Care for Creation teams: St. Joseph Parish, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center, St. James Cathedral, and Seattle University Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture.


Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity


For over 100 years, from January 18th (the Feast of theConfession of Saint Peter) through January 25th (the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul), Christians throughout the world pray for Christian Unity, and we pray that the centuries of divisions between Christian faiths would come to an end.

US Bishops recommend that on the Sunday within the Octave of Prayer, that a "pulpit exchange" occurs, inviting ministers of other Christian denominations to preach at Mass after the homily. Christ Our Hope will welcome its own parishioner Rev. Jamie Greene to offer a reflection at all 3 Masses this weekend. Jamie is an ordained minister in the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He and his wife, Lynn, regularly attend the 7 PM Mass, and are members of the Choir of Hope. You can watch his reflection online this weekend on Christ Our Hope's Facebook page.

To learn more about the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity, you can go HERE.


Called to Serve as Christ UPDATE

Here's an update on our parish's participation in the Called to Serve as Christ Campaign:


Campaign Goal: $423,466

# of Gifts: 77

% of Families: 38%

Total Pledged: $168,575

% of Goal: 40%

Parish Share to be donated to Women Religious Orders:


Click here to donate

Thank you to all who have donated to this worthy campaign. This money will ensure a secure retirement and healthcare for our women religious and our priests.




Sunday Mass ONLINE


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

(American Sign Language Interpreted)

Find Mass on YouTube HERE

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


Zoom Offerings

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.


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.


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 ( or the parish private FB group for link or get the link on the parish wide email. This weekly event will take a one week break and be back in the New Year.


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 ( or the parish private FB group for link or get the link on the parish wide emailThis weekly event will take a one week break and be back in the New Year.


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 emailThis weekly event will take a one week break and be back in the New Year.


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.



Here are some quick tips for using Zoom:

(For PC/Mac):

  1. Go to  and install the Zoom app for Mac or PC.

(For iPhone/Android):

  1. Download "ZOOM Cloud Meetings" (also known as "") 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.


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 (

2) Navigate to St. Pat's page at  

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 ( 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.