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Caring For All Members 
Of Our Community At This Time
Dear Friends in Christ Our Hope,
Our Lenten journey encourages us to have moments in the desert to reflect on our relationship with Jesus. The events of the past week have provided us with a unique opportunity to make this spiritual journey more meaningful.

I wanted to update you on the latest guidance from the Archdiocese concerning the COVID 19 - Novel Coronavirus, and alert you to some changes to our daily schedule. Our Bishops encourage all parish communities in King County to do a few things to keep our communities safe, especially our parishioners and Josephinum residents who are most vulnerable from a health perspective.
  • Daily Mass will continue and we will still offer our Reconciliation Masses next Wednesday and a week from Saturday. And there is no change with Sunday Mass schedule at this time. The 12:10 PM Mass at Plymouth is moving to Saint James Cathedral temporarily. 
  • However, our Bishops are encouraging all people with underlying health conditions, those with compromised immune systems and pregnant women to avoid large gatherings of 10 or more people. This means special dispensation is now granted by our Bishops to those unable to attend Mass and receive communion for such health reasons.
  • In addition, at the guidance of the Archdiocese and Catholic Community Services, we are postponing all non-essential gatherings for the month of March. Please see the list below. 

More details will be coming out in the days and weeks ahead.

It's at times like these when we need prayer, communion and community. Please pray for our beautiful community as we continue together on our Lenten journey toward the hope of Easter and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Peace,   

Deacon Dennis Kelly 
Pastoral Coordinator  
Christ Our Hope / St. Patrick Parish Communities
All Masses Including
Reconciliation  Services
 Proceeding As Scheduled 
At This Time

All Other Gatherings Are Postponed
More Information Below and 
On Our Website Here  

Friday Snacks: Currently on hold for the next few weeks 
Lenten Small Groups: Groups are on hold and we look forward to having either Easter or Pentecost groups. Members are encouraged to use the book for your own personal Lenten journeys   
Liturgical Ministers Retreat: Postponed until a to-be-determined date 
Immersions: On hold through at least April 5th and are working with the schools to reschedule
St. Patrick's Day Dinner: Dinner cancelled and we look forward to a hosting a Spring Dinner later in the year instead
CRS Soup Supper:  Rescheduled date to-be-determined  
Catholic Social Teaching with Fr. Art: Participation limited to our catechumens now 
We know during this time that many of us look to ways we can give back to communities most vulnerable. If you are interested in learning about what ways you can support communities through cards to Josephinum residents, meals to residents, volunteering in the parish center and more please contact the parish office. 

COVID 19 (CORONAVIRUS) ARCHDIOCESE SUGGESTED PRECAUTIONS 

  • 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 not sinful; it is prudent and shows care for your sisters and brothers 
  • Avoid handshaking, bow your greeting instead 
  • During Mass, at the Sign of Peace, simply say, "Peace be with you," instead of offering your hand 
  • During Communion, the Eucharist will only be offered in your hand, rather than on your tongue 
  • There will be no Precious Blood offered from the chalice to the community at this time
  • The holy water font has been drained, so simply bless yourself with the sign of the cross as you enter and exit the Church 
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  Stay up to date, check out our  Calendar of COH events