Even with restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak, some parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle are finding ways to keep feeding their hungry neighbors, as well as children who are home because of the statewide cancellation of classes.
PORTLAND – In what he called “by far one of the most difficult communications I have ever written,” Archbishop Alexander Sample announced March 16 that all Masses in the Archdiocese of Portland — including those for Holy Week and Easter — were canceled through April 14.
WASHINGTON – People often telephone Sister Maria Elena Romero, a Capuchin Franciscan Poor Clare in Wilmington, Delaware, to ask her to pray for a personal intention, to sound out a problem, sometimes just to cry.
SEATTLE – On the first Sunday that public Masses were suspended in the Archdiocese of Seattle due to the coronavirus outbreak, Catholics in Western Washington joined themselves spiritually through livestreamed Masses and other forms of prayer.
SEATTLE – Parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle are working to meet the spiritual needs of their parishioners, while taking precautions to help slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect those most vulnerable to the disease.
UPDATE: Following a March 13 announcement from Gov. Jay Inslee mandating the closure of schools in Washington, all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle are closed from March 17 through at least April 24.
SEATTLE – Out of an “extreme measure of caution” because of the coronavirus outbreak, Archbishop Paul D. Etienne has ordered all parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle “to suspend public celebration of the Eucharist.”
VATICAN CITY – Amid a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic, Pope Francis soldiered on with his weekly general audience and called on people to not forget those who suffer from war and violence.
SEATTLE – The Archdiocese of Seattle has updated its list of clergy and religious for whom allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been admitted, established or determined to be credible to include Father Mario Cruz. Father Cruz was from the Archdiocese of Manila and worked in the Archdiocese…