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PARISH NEWSLETTER
MASS SCHEDULE

WEEKDAY PUBLIC & LIVESTREAM
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY @ 9AM

WEEKEND PUBLIC
SATURDAY @ 5:30PM
Come join us for Mass as we celebrate together. Preregistering helps save you a spot - but please arrive at east 10 minutes early. Checking people in and getting them to their seat takes some time, and we want to be sure that everyone is seated when Mass begins. We always take walk ups - but as space allows.
WEEKEND LIVESTREAM
SUNDAY @ 10AM

LIVESTREAM OPTIONS
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

As more people are getting vaccinated, and in an effort to better meet the needs of our parish, Fr. Kevin and the Liturgy Commission would appreciate if you could take a short survey about your public mass preferences. You can take the survey by going HERE
HONORING MARY IN THE MONTH OF MAY

"In the month of May, as we prepare to celebrate mothers for their dedication and importance to our families, we remember Mary, the Mother of God and the greatest saint, in a special way. In fact, May is Mary’s month. Catholics honor Mary every day of the year through prayer. We remember the many ways God blessed Mary. We read about Mary in Scripture. But during the month of May Mary is specially honored by devotions around the world."
FR KEVIN IS DOING WELL!
The surgery went well. He is recovering. Fr Kevin would like to thank everyone for all the prayers!
CONGRATULATIONS

Joe, Marlo, and Isabel Laubach who received the honor to crown our Blessed Mother Mary statue during the May 2nd live-streamed Mass.
Thank you!

MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OUR SATURDAY PUBLIC MASS

Looking for ushers and greeters for 530pm Saturday Mass. This is a great opportunity for OLG school families still looking to meet the volunteer hour requirements. If you are interested please contact Michelle Scheving or call Parish office 206 935 0358
IMPORTANT DATES
HELP US MEET AND EXCEED OUR PARISH GOAL OF 76,228
PRAYERS, HEALING & ACTION FOR RACIAL SOLIDARITY ON THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF GOERGE FLOYD'S MURDER

The South Seattle Deanery Racial Solidarity Committee invites all to this ecumenical prayer service at St. James Cathedral on Tuesday, May 25th at 7pm. Gather with Archbishop Etienne to commemorate the first anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, reflect on the need for repentance and healing, pray, and find ways to work together for change. South Seattle parishes will share how they will commit to working for racial justice. Limited in-person attendance is available by registering here.  If you cannot make it downtown but would like to gather with others, we will livestream the event at OLG in the church. Register here to attend. You can also livestream the event from home on St. James’s Vimeo page or Facebook page.
SCAVENGER HUNT FOR FAMILIES

All 7th-12th graders and their families are invited to a Family Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, May 22 at 1pm. Families will meet in person, socially-distanced, to receive their packet of clues. The hunt will take you around the greater West Seattle area, then we’ll all gather to award prizes. Join us for some fun! Click HERE to sign up! Please sings up by Friday, May 14th
WE NEED YOU
OLG IS HIRING A PART TIME PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION PREPARATION

The person hired will organize and support parish faith formation programs for the sacraments of baptism and youth Confirmation, including the preparation and formation of the parents or guardians and the proximate and immediate preparation of confirmation candidates in middle school (7th– 8th grades). Must have at least a bachelor’s degree in a related field, strong organizational and pastoral skills, experience working with youth and families, demonstrated familiarity with Roman Catholic theology and enthusiasm for forming the faith of youth and families. Strong desire for Spanish speaking applicants. This position has the potential of becoming a full-time position the following year. 20 hours per week beginning July 1st. Salary in accordance with Archdiocesan norms. Interested applicants should send a resume and application to employment@olgseattle.org by May 31, 2021. Complete job description and application can be found here!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OUR PARISH GARDEN

Which provides fresh produce throughout the summer for the West Seattle Food Bank. Individuals or groups can adopt one or two of our garden beds and take care of them throughout the season, including planting, weeding and harvesting. We also need volunteers to help keep the rest of the garden in good shape throughout the summer. Supplies are provided. Contact Laura Vanderpool, or Helen at 206-935-0358.
SEEKING NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN THE PASTORAL COUNCIL

Interested in getting more involved in supporting the  parish’s mission. We are currently seeking parishioners to join the OLG Pastoral Council. The Pastoral Council is a consultative body to the Pastor. Through pastoral planning the council assists the Pastor in developing and living out the mission of the parish; provides recommendations for parish priorities, directions, and policies; maintains a strong interconnection and cross participation between the parish and school; and promotes community both internally and externally with OLG parishioners and the greater community. If interested please contact Fr. Kevin or call at 206-935-0358.  
IMPORTANT TO SHARE
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES RICE BOWL THANK YOU!

A big thanks to all who participated in the Rice Bowl program this year! As a community we raised over $5800! Thanks to your kindness we have touched the lives of the people served by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the official international humanitarian assistance program of the Catholic Church. Seventy-five percent of donations goes to CRS’s work in 100+ countries while twenty-five percent stays in Western Washington to help fund local hunger-alleviation efforts (OLG received grants for both the Peace Garden and St. Vincent de Paul).
SVDP'S MESSAGE

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to help 22 families
in our community catch up on rent/mortgage payments and
9 families pay off their winter utility bills last month.

One neighbor shared with us that had been struggling with substance use addiction for the last few years. His children had entered foster care and could not be returned to his care unless he accessed the resources and services the state required of him to be deemed a safe parent. After going through treatment and living in a halfway house, he recently moved out into his own apartment.

He reached out to St. Vincent de Paul for help with acquiring furniture for his new apartment. He needed to have a bed for his daughter before she could live with him. Our volunteer was able to help by providing a twin bed, dresser, dining table and chairs, kitchenware, food, and household goods. He shared back with us that because of our support, his young daughter was approved to return home to him! We were so happy to help our neighbor on his path towards reunification with his family.
OLG COMMUNITY
CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS  to Maya Francesca Garcia and Paul Colter Nojaim who were recently baptized.  We also congratulate all those who recently celebrated their 1st Communion: Jacob Arbow, Emma Coussens, Margo Crissey, Alex Crone, James Fernandez, Mila Giaudrone, Robert Jauregui, Maggie Lamb, Talluah McAllister, Wilder McAllister, Evelynn Monda, Vivienne Monda, Josephine Nguyen, Olivia Nojaim, William Penengo, Lucy Richmond, Theo Tetrault, Cameron Thornock, Skyler Torres, Amanda Trainor & Katie Trainor. And congratulations to Nardos Mamo who celebrated her Profession of Faith to the Ethiopian Catholic Church and her solemn communion with her classmates.  Please continue to keep them and their families in our prayers.
INTO THE BREACH VIDEO SERIES AND DISCUSSION GROUP "The Knights of Columbus invite men and their spouses to a virtual video series titled "Into the Breach". The topics of the videos are listed here; May 5th, Brotherhood, May 12th, Leadership, May 19th, Fatherhood, May 26th, Family, June 2nd, Life, June 9th, Prayer, & June 16th, Suffering.
Please go to the Knights of Columbus page on the parish WEBSITE to register for the zoom link.

OLG PHOTO GALLERY needs your photos. We are moving our pew photos to the church vestibule to create a photo gallery so that we can get reacquainted with each other as we are slowly returning to mass and we don’t want to leave anyone out. If you haven’t done so already, please email a photo of your household (4-legged creatures are welcome) to HELEN
CARING FOR CREATION

Spring is the best time to plant a garden. Consider making your garden a sanctuary for songbirds, hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other wildlife using native plants. Native plants provide the food, shelter, and nesting habitat favored by our local wildlife. CLICK HERE for ideas.
BLESSINGS TO EACH OF YOU!