All Are Welcome

A Welcoming and Affirming Faith Community

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.

Palm Sunday: Hosanna to the King of Kings - Matthew 21:9

 

 

Dear Friends in Christ,

I've been praying to God since arriving at St. Patrick and Christ Our Hope to grow our two shared communities closer together. Who ever thought a global pandemic would make this come to fruition? 

This year's Holy Week services all will be done on Facebook LIVE as shared liturgies between Christ Our Hope and St. Patrick. Fr. Bryan and I are both sad not to be able to gather as community at this important time in our Church. Thankfully, we are blessed with many tireless volunteers including video production wizard Nick Marson from Christ Our Hope who will allow us to come together online at this sacred time in the beautiful Masses of Triduum and Easter Sunday. 

The Christ Our Hope community has a long tradition of Morning Prayer for Triduum. These gatherings will be done on Zoom this year (details to come next week). St. Patrick's parishioners are invited to join these virtual gatherings at 8 AM on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. 

This year, Christ Our Hope is introducing Tenebrae on Wednesday April 8th at 7PM on Facebook LIVE for both parish communities. This is a beautiful and solemn way to begin Triduum which Fr. Bryan and I have done together for over a decade.

Holy Thursday on April 9th, also at 7 PM, will be on Facebook LIVE from Christ Our Hope. All Holy Week liturgies will feature members of both the St. Patrick and Christ Our Hope communities in a variety of liturgical roles.

On April 10th, Good Friday will be at 7 PM on Facebook LIVE from St. Patrick. We are blessed to have a homily this year in Spanish from Seattle University rector Arturo Araujo (with English translation in the online worship aid).

The high point of our liturgical year, Easter Vigil, will start at 8 PM on Saturday April 11th from Christ Our Hope on Facebook LIVE. Easter Sunday Masses will be online at our regularly scheduled Sunday Mass times: 10:30 AM (from St. Patrick's Private Facebook Group)  and 8:30 AM, 5 PM (in Spanish) and 7 PM (from Christ Our Hope's Facebook page). All these liturgy times are detailed below as well. 

All Triduum liturgies will be online on Facebook LIVE and feature American Sign Language for the deaf community at St. Patrick.  We look forward to joining together in spiritual communion with one another for these liturgies during Triduum and Easter Sunday. In addition, there are a number of opportunities to gather as a community on Zoom. Please see the details below and on our websites.

May God bless you and keep you. May God shed God's light upon you. May God keep you and your loved ones safe in this unprecedented time.

Peace...   

Deacon Dennis Kelly 

Pastoral Coordinator  

Christ Our Hope / St. Patrick Parish Communities

 

dennis@stpatrickseattle.org

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Holy Week Schedule

Join with us spiritually and virtually - please note the time changes. 

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Wednesday, April 8 

7:00 PM Tenebrae Liturgy

 

Holy Thursday, Thursday, April 9

8:00 AM Morning Prayer    

7:00 PM Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper 

 

Good Friday, Friday April 10

8:00 AM Morning Prayer    

7:00 PM Celebration of the Lord's Passion

 

Holy Saturday, Saturday April 11

8:00 AM Morning Prayer    

8:00 PM Solemn Easter Vigil in the Holy Night

 

Easter Sunday, Sunday, April 12

10:30 AM Mass

 
 

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The Parish is moving 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.

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Weekly Bible Study

Join us for this gathering 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 Deacon Dennis or the parish private FB group for link.

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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, please contact Deanna (dtighe@christourhopeseattle.org) or Deacon Dennis or the parish private FB group for link.

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Coffee Hour with Deacon Dennis, Fr. Bryan and Christ Our Hope

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 with our leadership! Please contact Deacon Dennis or the parish private FB group for link.

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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.

 

 

 

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK LIVE!

Sundays 10:30am

(American Sign Language Interpreted)

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