EDMONDS — After 11 years of celebrating Mass in another parish’s church, North American Martyrs Parish celebrated the blessing of its own church by Archbishop Paul D. Etienne on November 23.
VANCOUVER – It was a muddy, uphill slog for Mother Joseph and the Sisters of Providence when they arrived at a makeshift wharf on the Columbia River at Fort Vancouver on a cold December afternoon 163 years ago.
SEATTLE – Every Sunday at 6 a.m., Ref Lindemark arrives at the Blessed Sacrament Parish hall in the University District to start getting ready for some 350 dinner guests expected at noon.
In May of 2015, Pope Francis released his encyclical Laudato Si’, the Italian title taken St. Francis of Assisi’s beautiful “Canticle of the Creatures”: “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with colored flowers and herbs.”
There is an art and a science to slow living. This summer I’m trying to learn both.
Our Catholic life is full of celebration. Solemnities, feasts, first sacraments and birthdays are all cause for celebrations, and we plan our lives around them. Celebrations are important, even integral to our happiness. To celebrate means, in part, to solemnly observe and commemorate with festivities. A priest celebrates the Mass. And for Catholics, our personal celebrations are enhanced by a...
Trace the path of faith through your family’s history
This time of year, many parents are saying goodbye as their children head off to college for the first time. Like our young adults, we are excited about their new adventure. But we also may worry a little — will they eat right, go to all their classes, make good decisions?