Weekly Update 9/4/20
Mass Schedule
Weekday Livestream - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday @ 9:00am

Public Mass - Saturday @ 5:30pm

Livestream - Sunday @ 10:00am
These are uncertain times. The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact directly the liturgical, ministerial, social, operational and financial life of parishes. It may seem that now is an inopportune time to continue this campaign. Read More, including a letter from Fr. Kevin sent this week, and what to expect as the campaign kicks off this weekend.
(albeit remotely)

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION “OPEN HOUSE” Saturday, September 20, 9:00-9:50 am, by Zoom. Families with children ages preschool through 6th grade are encouraged to participate.  Learn more about our upcoming programs for children and families, with a particular focus on nurturing faith in our homes. MORE INFORMATION and REGISTRATION
FIRST RECONCILIATION AND FIRST COMMUNION INFORMATION MEETING FOR ALL FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN Saturday, September 26, 10:00-11:00 am, by Zoom. Children who attended Sac Prep Year One classes last year or were in 1st Grade at our school will participate with their parents/guardians in this year’s program in preparation for both sacraments MORE INFORMATION and REGISTRATION
YOUTH CONFIRMATION INFORMATION MEETING Tuesday, September 22 or 29, 6:30-7:30 pm by Zoom. If you are an 8th grader through high school and have not been confirmed, you are invited to attend an information meeting on either night. Parents/guardians and youth are asked to participate together. MORE INFORMATION and REGISTRATION
ARE YOU AN ADULT WHO WANTS TO COMPLETE HER/HIS SACRAMENTS (1st Communion and/or Confirmation), RECENTLY RETURNING TO THE CHURCH, OR CONSIDERING BECOMING CATHOLIC? You are invited to participate in a process of initiation and formation into the Catholic community of faith. It encompasses the study of Scripture, Catholic teaching, and Christian values—the development and deepening of a life of prayer and action-all with the support and involvement of the parish community. A new Inquiry Group beings on Wednesday, October 7th, 6:30-8:00 pm by Zoom. Contact Helen for more information and registration

Hello Guadalupe! I am so excited to be expanding my hours at OLG to include ministry with high school youth and young adults! I know the parish has been wanting this ministry for a long time. I am both humbled and honored to play a role in helping it to grow. Thank you to all who contributed to the Annual Catholic Appeal to make this possible and to Fr. Kevin for his vision. 

Some of you may know that I spent several years as a Youth and Young Adult minister at Holy Family in Kirkland. During my time there, I did junior high, high school and young adult ministry as well as Confirmation, RCIC, and mission trips. I absolutely loved working with youth and young adults and have been happy to retain some of that spirit in every parish I’ve served in since through the Youth Migrant Project (YMP). 

My added time at OLG will give me 8 extra hours a week to focus on the youth and young adults of our parish. The position will be an extension of my current Outreach work and that will be the focus on what we do together (service, community, reflection, justice education, advocacy, etc.) I will also be a resource for other Catholic faith offerings in the region. 

This summer, I have been busy with YMP with our teens as well as meeting with many ministers in the area to learn about current youth and young adult offerings. In the near future, I hope to find ways to reach out to the high schoolers, young adults, and parents/guardians to learn more about what you want to see in our parish. To that end, I especially encourage our young adults (19-39) to register with the parish so we have your current contact information and we can talk to you without your parents being the go-between! Also make sure to follow OLG's new young adult group on Facebook and Instagram so you’re getting our latest updates. If you have any questions or want to get involved as a participant or a volunteer, please let me know (jibach@olgseattle.org).
Millions of Christians around the world are celebrating the annual SEASON OF CREATION, which begins with the Pope Francis’ World Day of Prayer for Creation on Sept. 1 and concludes with the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4. The season is particularly meaningful as it falls in the fifth anniversary year for Pope Francis's landmark encyclical "Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home." NOVENA FOR THE SEASON OF CREATION The Care for Creation Ministry of Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Guadalupe parishes invites you to pray a Novena that focuses on prayer at nine special places in West Seattle that inspire thankfulness and action for all of God's creation.  
Thank you so much to Our Lady of Guadalupe for partnering with Bloodworks Northwest and hosting a pop-up donor center. Our 4 week pop-up was a huge success! Potentially 1128 local patients can benefit because of all your time and work on this event! You have lifted the spirits of so many families in need. We greatly appreciate your promotional help, your logistical support and your donations! We couldn’t fulfill our mission without the help of people like you and we are so grateful for your collaboration. Your impact is huge as you can see in the numbers!  
to those who celebrated their First Communion these past two weeks:  Oliver Campbell, George Fish, Lucas Lundquist, Lorenzo Moore, Alexander Prociv, Eliseo Saldaña-McGraw, and Evan Zetlmaier. Congratulations also to Jesse Peter Marre who was baptized. May they continue to grow in the love of Jesus and know the support and care of our parish community.
Thank you to those who made our first "virtual" race a success. Check out participant's videos HERE including the VIDEO from our own OLG Parish Staff !
We are OLG Strong!