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News and Events - May 2014

News and Events from the May 2014 issue of Northwest Catholic

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That's the number of total of new Catholics initiated during Easter Vigil liturgies last month at parishes around the Archdiocese of Seattle, including 626 elect who received the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and first Communion, and 419 candidates previously baptized in another Christian tradition who were confirmed and received first Communion. (These figures are based on participation in the Rites of Election held in March.) The total represents a slight dropoff from last year, when 1,078 new Catholics entered the church in the archdiocese at Easter through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.


Horse camp rider
Courtesy CYO

Play and pray this summer at CYO camps

Registration is open for the archdiocesan Catholic Youth Organization’s day and overnight summer camps. There are six weeklong sessions from July 7 to Aug. 16. Among the activities featured in the various themed camps are horseback riding, cooking, engineering with Legos, archery, laser tag and paintball.

Free bus transportation to and from Camp Don Bosco in Carnation and Camp Hamilton in Monroe is available for select weeks from Bellingham, Bremerton, Chehalis, Everett, Gig Harbor, Longview, Mount Vernon, Olympia, Stanwood, Tacoma and Vancouver.

Scholarships are available. For more information, visit www.seattlearchdiocese.org/camping.


Archbishop to celebrate Mass for scouts

The Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting invites all Catholic scouting units (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Camp Fire) to a special Mass with Archbishop J. Peter Sartain Saturday, May 31, at 11 a.m. at St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave. The Mass will be followed by a lunch reception sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #676. The archbishop will recognize all scouts who have earned their Catholic religious emblems during the past year. For more information, contact
Deacon Roy Harrington at 206-382-1477 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Tudor choir members
Jesson Mata

Concert to feature ‘psalms, hymns and spiritual songs’

The acclaimed Tudor Choir and Players will present a concert, “I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes,” Saturday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Seattle’s Blessed Sacrament Church, 5041 Ninth Ave. N.E. The 16-voice Tudor Choir is a resident ensemble at Blessed Sacrament, and is directed by parishioner Doug Fullington. The concert will feature music by the popular English composer John Rutter, as well as a cappella psalm settings by Fullington.

Tickets are $30, or $20 for students and seniors. For more information, or to buy tickets, visit www.tudorchoir.org.


Kari and Tom Curran
Kari and Tom Curran

Conference aims to help women grow in faith

My Catholic Faith Ministries will present a “Gift of Women” conference, meant to help Catholic women deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and develop a better understanding of their faith, Saturday, May 31, at Tacoma’s St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7112 S. 12th St.

Speakers include theologian and radio host Tom Curran, his wife, Kari, and Tammy Evevard. For more information, visit www.giftconference.org.



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