As St. Paul reminds us, we are one body in Christ. We never stand alone! This week we may be feeling disconnected or isolated. Despite the headlines and drastic actions taken by our Archbishop this week this community of believers stands together even though we may be physically apart.
As we look for ways to be in communion with one another as the body of Christ I invite you to j
oin our parish community online for FacebookLive Masses
at our regularly scheduled Sunday Mass times
(see directions below). If you do not have a Facebook account you can watch the Mass after it occurs on our Youtube channel (
Then we invite you to pray with us weekdays in our Church.
The sanctuary will be available Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. We are taking steps to protect our community so we will need to limit the number of people in the Church to allow for the recommended social distancing. We'll have trained volunteers available onsite at all times the sanctuary is open to help ensure we remain safe.
To ensure the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available,
Fr. Bryan will be hearing confessions at Christ Our Hope from 7:15 AM to 8 AM Wednesday through Friday next week.
We also encourage our parishioners to write a card to a Josephinum resident and drop it off at the Pastoral Center. So many of our fellow residents are feeling especially alone without our usual fellowship and regular meals. Or please consider joining our soup brigade to support our brothers and sisters at the Josephinum.
As we will read this weekend in Sacred Scripture, Jesus talks about the "living water" with the Samaritan woman at the well. Don't we all crave this "living water" to quench our thirst? Christ calls on us to trust in him and his power to save. As the Psalmist reminds us in God alone does my soul find rest.
Thank you for everything you do as a part of our community in the heart of downtown Seattle. Let's continue to be a beacon of hope together.