Weekly Update 7/23/20
Important Changes to OLG's Live Streaming of Mass and Facebook Page
We've tested, retested, and tested again!! We have resolved (hopefully) the issues with our new livestreaming camera. You will experience significant improvement in the sound and visual quality.

Beginning this weekend you will have TWO options for viewing our livestreaming masses:

FACEBOOK ( note new link )
  • We had to create a new Facebook account in order to sync it with our new camera. Beginning Friday, July 24th at 12:00 pm, you will need to use this link for ALL of our parish's Facebook communication (the previous link will not be updated) www.Facebook.com/OLGparishseattle
  • We encourage you to "follow" our new page in order to receive current postings and updates, and to make accessing our livestreaming easier!

VIMEO
  • We have also set up a new account with Vimeo, which is a much simpler format for those who do not have a Facebook account. It is the same platform used by the Archdiocese of Seattle.
  • You can download an app to your phone or tablet for easy access. Otherwise bookmark the following link on your favorite browser. www.Vimeo.com/olgseattle

ALSO, DON’T FORGET THAT THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO ACCESS OUR LIVESTREAM RECORDINGS!!!

  • Parish Website  
  • Both our Facebook and Vimeo sites which archive our videos
  • Contact Parish Office requesting a link to be sent to your personal email  

Upcoming Events
OLG Youth Migrant Project Now Collecting Donations through August 2

Close to 20 teens will be participating in the Youth Migrant Project this year! While much has changed about the trip this year, the need has not. We may not be able to do everything, but we can still collect items to help the migrant workers and families living in the Skagit Valley.   Click here to access a list of needed items . We will collect through August 2nd. Thank you for your continued generosity!  Items can be dropped off in the bin outside of the parish office.
Aren't familiar with the Youth Migrant Project? Each year, teens from OLG volunteer for a week in the Skagit Valley. They help run a food and clothing bank that serves hundreds (this year, thousands) of clients, throw a party and participate in Mass in the migrant camps, work in the fields, and reflect on their experiences in light of their faith. 

Bloodworks Northwest
OLG Blood Drive
The following dates are planned for a Blood Drive
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Walmsley Center Gym
 
Monday, August 3rd
Wednesday, August 5th
Friday, August 7th
Monday, August 10th
Wednesday, August 12th
Friday, August 14th

For more info about the safety of blood donation during covid-19:
Public Mass Volunteer Training
Tuesday, August 4th @ 6:30pm
In order to continue to offer public Mass we are in need of more Usher and Hospitality volunteers. A training will be held on August 4th. If you are interested please contact   michelles@olgseattle.org to register.

If you have questions or need more information in regards to how we are ensuring everyone's safety please call the parish office to find out more or contact michelles@olgseattle.org .
Thank You!!
Catholic Community Services - When COVID-19 hit, Catholic Community Services (CCS) scrambled to get many of their high-risk shelter guests out of close quarters and into motel rooms for safety. There is no regular food service at their new locations, however, so the community was asked to pitch in to help with the need. OLG and Scout Pack 284 showed up in a big way, of course! Thank you for all your breakfast food donations. They will help families start off the day with full bellies and the comfort of knowing that others care. CCS has also been collecting masks for their frontline workers and the migrant workers living in their housing. OLG parishioners donated nearly 200 masks in the past few weeks, most of them handmade! Thank you for all the love and care that went into these donations. They will make a difference in the lives of many!
St. Vincent de Paul - This past month of June our SVdP Conference set a new high mark in terms of delivered assistance recorded at $32,771, greatly surpassing the previous record amount of $22,779 delivered in April. 330 people were assisted in June, many of whom presented dire cases that called for exceeding our usual pledge amounts. A further testimony to the amazing SVdP answer to the pandemic is represented by the almost 50% increase in both number of neighbors served and financial assistance delivered over the first six months of 2020 compared to the same 2019 six month timeframe. 

This staggering achievement compels us to thank everyone involved; our OLG parish community, West Seattle Helpline, Westside Interfaith Network, Holy Family, Holy Rosary, and a myriad of others. 

Given the expectation that recovery from Covid-19 will be slow, our SVdP Conference could use additional help in making phone calls to the growing number of neighbors faced with large past due rents and an oncoming threat of eviction as rent moratoriums expire. Please contact Bob Bucci, Conference President, BBooch@comcast.net should you wish to learn more about our SVdP Conference and what’s involved in becoming a Vincentian.
Good News
  • CONGRATULATIONS & GOD’S BLESSINGS to Connor McCarvel and William Stafford who celebrated their First Holy Communion this past weekend!

  • CELEBRATING THE ELECTS’ BAPTISM, CONFIRMATION AND FIRST COMMUNION NEXT SUNDAY, AUGUST 2ND We are so excited to announce that we finally able to welcome Matt Mihlon, Roberto Whyte, and Griffin and Vaughn Matzen into the Catholic Church after many months of delay due to COVID-19. Join us for our livestreaming mass on Sunday, August 2nd at 10:00 am. You can also get reacquainted with them by going to our website. Please continue to keep them in your prayers.