The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, traveling around the world since 1947, will begin an historic two-year journey across America, visiting more than 100 dioceses in 50 states. The Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace, March 2016 – December 2017, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Angel of Peace (1916) and the Blessed Mother (1917) at Fatima, Portugal.
The tour, sponsored by the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA (The Blue Army), will launch from the National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, in the Diocese of Metuchen, NJ, March 20-21, 2016, to coincide with the start of the centenary celebrations at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal where Pope Francis is expected to visit in May, 2017.
The statue will travel to parishes, schools, military chapels, and other venues along the tour, with programming to include Masses, confession, talks on Fatima, Holy Hours of Adoration, rosaries and private veneration. The status will visit our parish on Sunday, July 19th from 7:00pm until 9:00pm. Please join us for this incredible opportunity!
Good news! The online scheduling site for our parish photo directory makeup sessions is set up and ready. By clicking HERE, you can easily schedule your appointment online. Please plan on an hour for your professional portrait session. Come prepared for your session and show the real you! We often photograph families and individuals with their meaningful items: special keepsakes, sports equipment, musical instruments, etc. Many families wear coordinating colors for a unified look. For families and individuals, we suggest solid colored shirts with long sleeves.
With all of your help, we’ve met our Annual Catholic Appeal goal for 2017! It is our hope this year that all of our parish families will participate by completing an envelope, or by donating online. It’s not too late, you can still donate today: www.seattlearchdiocese.org/donate
Please consider donating 1% of your income in support of the Church through the Annual Catholic Appeal. Gifts of any amount are welcome and your gift will make a difference in the lives of thousands of your neighbors – Catholic and non-Catholic alike.
“There must be no family without a home, no refugee without a welcome, no person without dignity.”
– Pope Francis
In the past week, Pope Francis, the U.S. Bishops, Catholic Relief Services, and our very own Archbishop Sartain and Bishop Elizondo have all issued statements speaking out against the Executive Order banning refugees from entering the United States. As Catholics, we believe that the dignity of the human person must be upheld at all times and in all places.
The Church’s social teachings tell us that all people have the right to live in conditions worthy of human life. Below are several resources for you to use in your community to live out in holiness our baptismal call to love our neighbor, especially our vulnerable refugee neighbors.
St. Francis House is established in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi to be a presence in Seattle to serve those in need and to inspire simplicity and charity in its volunteers and those they serve.
Approximately 9,000 people in King County are homeless, living in shelters, under freeways, in doorways and in cars. They are men, women and children. Veterans, the mentally ill and the unlucky. Then there are the thousands and thousands of working poor in the Seattle area who are barely scraping by. The struggles these people face day-to day often seem insurmountable.
What can you do to help?
Current needs include household items, clothing and toys. On Wednesdays we collect hardboiled eggs, cheese, yogurt, OJ, half & half, etc in the Parish Center. All items must be delivered by 9:00 am. Please click here to sign up, or e-mail the Service Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
On 13 May 1917, three children were pasturing their little flock in the Cova da Iria, parish of Fatima, town of Vila Nova de Ourém. today the diocese of Leiria-Fatima. They were called: Lucia de Jesus, aged 10, and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, aged 9 and 7…
We are grateful for your support of our church. Online Giving allows you to make contributions to our church without writing checks or worrying about cash donations. This site lets you set up automatic contributions and change the timing or the amount of your gift at any time. You may make pledges and manage your contributions to the pledge amount, and you may make one-time donations to special causes.