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A Seasonal Liturgical Resource
from the Liturgy Office | Archdiocese of Seattle
Easter Season
In this Issue
The Ascension of the Lord
Just a reminder that in the Archdiocese of Seattle, The Ascension of the Lord is celebrated on Sunday, May 13th.
Transitional Deacon Ordinations
Carlos Orozco
Saturday, May 19th
10:00 AM
Holy Family, Seattle

Ben Bray
Saturday, June 2nd
10:00 AM
St. Anthony, Renton

Tyler Johnson
Saturday, June 23rd
10:00 AM
St. Joseph, Chehalis

Priestly Ordinations
Saturday, June 9th
10:00 AM
St. James Cathedral, Seattle
Eucharist as Embodiment of Love

Wednesday, April 11
St. James Cathedral Hall
Father Michael Driscoll, professor of theology at Notre Dame, explores the connections between Eucharist and life. How we pray shapes what we believe and how we act as Christians living in the world.

Sponsored by St. James Cathedral and the Notre Dame Club of Seattle.

View the website for more information.
Inclusion Ministry
Mass & Dance
Saturday, April 21
11:00am Mass with Archbishop Sartain at St. James Cathedral, Seattle
12 Noon
Inclusion Ministry Dance at O'Dea High School Gym, Seattle

View the website for more information or email Erica Cohen Moore.
Iron Sharpens Iron: Men's Conference

Want to be the man that God has always called you to be? 
Grow closer to God through several awesome speakers, engaging worship and inspiring fellowship with hundreds of your fellow Catholic Christians.
You are invited to come to the 6th Annual Catholic Men's Conference.
Saturday, April 14th at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church in Renton.
The event starts with Mass at 8:00 am and concludes at 4:00 pm. Lunch included.

View the website for more information.
Faith, Music, Mass, Action: What's the Connection?
Fr. Michael Driscoll will be presenting a workshop on Saturday, April 14 from 9am - Noon at the University of Portland Campus to look at the role of music as well as other sacred arts, in forming our Christian beliefs.

View the flyer for more information and to register.

Please note this workshop is sponsored by the University of Portland in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon.


Lecturas del día
The USCCB website has the daily readings,  las lecturas del día en español.
Mary, Mother of the Church
As you may have heard, Pope Francis has added a Memorial for " The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church" to the General Roman Calendar. It will be celebrated each year on the Monday after Pentecost. This year that will fall on Monday, May 21.

The USCCB Secretariat for Divine Worship has information about the readings and prayers for Mass on their website. It also provides information about the celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours on this new Memorial.

The new Memorial supersedes the rubric at the end of the Pentecost Mass that suggests that a Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit be celebrated on the Monday after Pentecost.

Please note that the readings will be proper to the day, not optional. They are slightly different than what is in the Lectionary for Mass (#1002-I). On the USCCB website, the Secretariat has also produced a PDF of the readings.

Saint Padre Pio Relics Come to Seattle
Come venerate the official relics of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
St. James Cathedral, Seattle

9:00am Mass celebrated by Archbishop Sartain.

10:00am - 4:30pm Veneration of the Relics

Misal Romano: Tercera edición
The long-awaited Spanish Translation of the third edition of the Roman Missal is being implemented and must be used at all Spanish Masses throughout the United States.

First-use date: Pentecost 2018
Mandatory use date: First Sunday of Advent 2018

A national workshop, presented by the USCCB, will examine the revised text and equip clergy, lay leaders, and pastoral musicians with resources to aid parish formation and liturgical formation on the Misal Romano.


Clergy & Lay Leaders: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Musicians: 7:00pm - 9:30pm

The $35.00 registration fee will cover USCCB expenses for the presenter and workshop materials.
Presenters: Fr. Richard Vega from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Dr. Ric Soto, Director of Hispanic Music Ministry for Christ Cathedral Parish in California.

REGISTER TODAY by visiting the USCCB website. Please note that registration is required for this workshop.

These workshops will be presented in English but all materials will be available in both English and Spanish and the presenters are bi-lingual.


La tan esperada versión traducida al español de la tercera edición del Misal Romano está siendo implementada y debe ser usada en todas las misas en español de los Estados Unidos.

Fecha de inicio : Pentecostés 2018
Fecha obligatoria de implementación : Primer domingo de Adviento del 2018

Este taller nacional, presentado por la Conferencia Episcopal de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos (USCCB), examinará el texto editado y dotará al clero, a líderes laicos y músicos pastorales de los recursos para ayudar en la formación parroquial y litúrgica sobre el Misal Romano.

Miércoles, 18 de julio
Parroquia Católica Santa Luisa, Bellevue

Taller para el Clero y Líderes Laicos: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Taller para Músicos: 7:00pm - 9:30pm

El costo de inscripción es de $35.00 y cubrirá los gastos de la USCCB para este taller.
Presentadores: El Padre Richard Vega de la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles y El Dr. Ric Soto quien actualmente ocupa el cargo de Director del Ministerio de Música Hispana para la Parroquia Catedral de Cristo.
Estos talleres serán presentados en inglés, pero todos los materiales estarán disponibles en español.

Retreat Center at the Palisades
W e invite you to come spend time with us at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades.

Enjoy the inspiring view of the water. Catch the subtle scent of the evergreen trees and seawater in the air. Walk along our Stations of the Cross path interrupted only by the sounds of wildlife. Spend some quiet time in our Chapel with the Eucharist.
Here are just some of the upcoming opportunities at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades:
Pre-Cana: Retiro Pre-Matrimonial de Parejas
A Spanish Marriage Preparation Retreat
May 18-20
Anointed: Priest, Prophet, King
A Men's retreat
May 25-27
Waking Up, Growing Up, Growing Wise:
The Spiritual Dynamics of the 12 Steps
June 15-17

Visit the Retreat Center's website for a full calendar of retreats and more information.

Special Olympics USA Games
The Office for Catholic Schools is a partner in preparing for the Special Olympics USA Games, hosted in Seattle this summer. The Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be on Sunday, July 1st at Husky Stadium with one of the highlights of the   ceremony being a 2,018 person choir. The event will be broadcast live by ESPN on ABC.

If you would like to participate in this historic moment as a choir member, please register on the website.
Please forward this email to any musicians who may be interested. 

More information may be found online. If you have specific questions about this choir opportunity, please contact Becka Magnenat at (206) 452-4130 or by email.

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