Message from your Pastor
This will be my last “Message from your Pastor” before beginning my sabbatical on February 1st. My last weekend in the parish coincides with Catholic Schools Week.  One of the missions of Catholic Schools is to foster lifelong learners.  My sabbatical is about being a lifelong learner. It is a unique opportunity to focus on growth: intellectual, professional, spiritual and personal.  Ultimately, it is about learning more about a person, Jesus; and how that person is inviting each one of us into a deeper and deeper relationship.

What happens after the sabbatical is still uncertain. The archdiocese could assign me to a third term as your pastor or they could ask me to take a new assignment.  We will not find out for a couple of months.  They have a very difficult job trying to meet the needs of all our parishes in western Washington with fewer and fewer priests.

The health and vitality of a parish does not depend just on the priest.  It relies on each parishioner fostering a relationship with the Lord and discerning where the Lord is calling each one of us to “worship, serve and grow” (parish mission statement).  While I am away from the parish, I want you to make the parish stronger.  You will have some great visiting priests to minister to you by Word and Sacrament. You have an amazing parish staff to oversee ministry and day-to-day parish life. Most of all, you have each other, an amazingly diverse community in love with the Lord.  Maybe Covid has made us more like hermits. But if you use this time to foster your own relationship with the Lord and to pray for each other, this parish can emerge from Covid stronger.   You will be able to return to familiar ways to worship, serve and grow, and you will discover new ways as well.

While physically absent, I will keep you spiritually close, remembering you in prayer, especially at Mass. I may even send a little message for the newsletter on occasion. Please keep me in your prayers as well.

-Fr. Bill
Message from your P.A.A.
We received our Rice Bowls in the office the other day. I remember when my kids were small and how excited they were to pick up the Rice Bowl after Mass. We would set it up in the middle of the kitchen table, and they would hunt for coins to deposit into the little square receptacle. It didn’t sustain their heightened interest for the entire six weeks, but my husband and I could always generate some excitement by handing them money to put in the box. As they got older, they learned the significance of their Rice Bowl monies – how their nickels and dimes and quarters helped kids all around the world who suffered from poverty and hunger. They learned they were helping to provide gardens, chickens, medical equipment to help families and communities struggling throughout the world. This year, I hope you will help your family members come to know all the good they can do, and the difference they can make by participating in Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl campaign. Rice bowls will be available at the church after Masses beginning Feb. 7th. Please call the parish office if you would like a Rice Bowl mailed out to you. (253) 839-2320. Thank you!
-Tracey Rockwell
Mass Times:

Sunday - 10:30 AM (Live Streamed)
5:00 PM

Monday - 9:00 AM

Reservations are required to attend Sunday Mass in person
Daily Mass and Reconciliation Changes

Daily Mass
beginning February 1st

Mondays: 9am

All are welcome,
we are no longer requiring reservations for Daily Mass
Reconciliation Times
beginning February 1st

Saturdays: 3pm-4pm

During Lent:
Saturdays: 3pm-4pm
Sundays: 3pm -4pm

Reservations are required
Week of January 31st
An Ordinary Martyr: The Life and Death of Blessed Stanley Rother
Lectio: Mary: Episode 1 The New Eve
A Scriptural Walk Through the Mass
By Edward Sri
Prayers of the Faithful
For those who have died:
Falaniko Vaa

For those who are sick:

Ash Wednesday Schedule
February 17th, 2021

9am Mass
Noon Liturgy of the Word
5pm Mass
7:30 pm Mass
Mothers and Others is back

We are going to be doing the Formed program, “Into the Desert: A Lenten Study on Prayer.” Follow the link for more information on the study. We will be meeting on Zoom every Sunday during lent starting on February 21st. The study will begin with an informal gathering at 2:30pm followed by the study at 3pm which will end at 4pm. This study is open to all parents in our parish no matter the age of your children or if you have ever come before. If you want to learn more about prayer and how to pray then this study is for you. To sign up call the parish office or email Katie at
The COVID vaccine is available for all people 65 and over. Katie can help you find and make your appointment for the vaccine if you meet the following criteria.

  1. You are a parishioner who is 65 or older.
  2. You do not have access to the internet.
  3. You are unable to find the information even if you have the internet.

If you meet the criteria call the parish office at 253-839-2320 and Katie or a member of our community will help you.

It is very hard to find the vaccine right now. Rumor has it that there will be more vaccines available in March. We will do our best to help you.
Catholic Advocacy Day

Join with hundreds of Catholics as we put our faith in action as we advocate for economic and racial equity in a Virtual Catholic Advocacy Day in Olympia, Thursday, March 23, 2021. The day will include Mass, briefing on legislative issues, advocacy tips and appointments with legislators, social media campaigns. Register at by March 9, 2021.

The easiest way to make your contribution is through Online Giving. you can visit our website at or donate through the Archdiocese of Seattle Website,
St. Joseph Council #7528 of the Knights of Columbus is selling Brown Bear Cash Wash tickets to raise funds to support charities.

The cost of each ticket is $10.00.

To purchase tickets please contact Mike Fay, Financial Secretary, at
"The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist"
As we celebrate the Year of the Eucharist in the Archdiocese of Seattle, Fr. Bryan Dolejsi will offer a presentation on the real presence of Christ in the liturgy, especially in his Body and Blood.
Saturday, February 6th with 9:00am Mass followed by the presentation on the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.
Space is limited for those who wish to attend in person at St. Benedict Church in North Seattle, so register today on the St. Benedict website.
Mass and presentation will also be livestreamed on the St. Benedict Facebook website.
Little Books can be ordered directly from the website at They are available in paper and ebook formats. You can also get all the seasonal books on the Little Books app available for iOS and Android devices. To learn more about the app, go to
Prayerfully Give
Sunday Giving:
Like you and your families, the church still has fiscal responsibilities, and your Sunday Contributions make up 90% of our parish income. If your household income has been affected by circumstances due to the corona virus we ask you to please offer up prayers for our church as your Sunday Giving.

Ways to give:
  • Online - signup to give onetime, weekly or monthly, click the link on the below to sign up.
  • Mail - you can mail your contribution to 30525 8th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003.