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.

 

 

 

          A Joyful Return 

                   

 

Dear Friends in Christ,

Here at St. Patrick we have been focused on how we can safely welcome everyone back to public Mass this weekend. Please take a moment to watch a video about our reopening here

It is important for us to make sure that our community is safe, especially our parishioners who are most vulnerable from a health perspective. We are eager to welcome our community back to Mass at 10:30 AM. All attendees must register for Mass here

This past Sunday we welcomed our in-Mass liturgical ministers for a private Mass and training on how we will keep our community safe during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some our safety precautions:

  • Masks are REQUIRED to attend Mass
  • All attendees for our Sunday Masses must register here
    • There will be a check-in process for each attendee as you enter the Church
  • If you are sick or feel you are getting sick, please stay at home and do not attend Mass
    • Missing Mass due to illness is prudent and shows care for your sisters and brothers
  • Those with underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems and pregnant women should avoid large gatherings
  • There will be no handshaking including during the Sign of Peace
  • During Communion, the Eucharist will be received only in your hand
  • No Precious Blood is offered from the chalice to the community at this time
  • The holy water font has been drained
  • There will be no hospitality or other gatherings offered in person before or after Mass

We will continue to offer viewing our Mass online on Facebook Live and our YouTube channel as we know many of you will choose to not attend public Mass until a vaccine is developed.  Each person who attends public Mass does so at his or her own risk. 

Further communication on reopening will be sent via these parish emails, posted on our website and on our social media. We ask that you share this message with other members of our community who may not have received this communication. 

Please continue to pray for our beautiful community. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Peace...   

Deacon Dennis Kelly 

Pastoral Coordinator  

Christ Our Hope / St. Patrick Parish Communities

dennis@stpatrickseattle.org

 

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JOIN US ON FACEBOOK LIVE

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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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