SEATTLE – Parishioners around Puget Sound are busy knitting hats, collecting toiletries and sewing ditty bags, answering the call to help people working on cargo ships coming into the Port of Seattle.
SEATTLE – More than 140 saints important to multicultural communities in the archdiocese were honored at the third annual Celebration of Our Saints Mass November 7 at St. James Cathedral.
SEATTLE – St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint and patroness of the environment, “belongs uniquely to the Northwest,” said Cheryl Johnson, a member of the Lummi Tribe, during a special Mass at St. James Cathedral.
“Can you believe people are putting their Christmas decorations up already?” an acquaintance asked me the first week of November. “I’m used to the stores starting Christmas earlier and earlier every year, but not my family or friends.”
My mother lives in one of the nation’s hot spots for COVID-19 activity and my own health issues prevent me from traveling, so this holiday season will find us celebrating “together, but apart.” It’s not an ideal situation, but in these uncertain, unprecedented times, we are wise to be realistic and keep hope that soon, we will be able to…
Did you know the Holy Father has a special prayer intention each month? Each member of the Church is asked to pray for his intentions, especially at Mass each day. I thought it would be helpful to talk about the Holy Father’s intention for this month of October: That by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more…
Each year, as we enter the final stretch of Advent, the church brings forth from its treasury a collection of ancient prayers, “The Great O Antiphons,” which express our longing for the coming of Christ.