All Are Welcome

We don't just say it. We live it.

We, the people of God at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, are a welcoming Christ-centered community committed to keeping alive the vision and hope of Vatican II. Our Sunday liturgy, enhanced by the creative arts, strengthens us for the work of peace and justice in the world and challenges us to live in communion with one another and all of creation.





"You open your hand to feed us, Lord; you answer all our needs" - Psalm 145


Dear Friends in Christ,

When striving to understand the meaning of a passage in the Gospels it is always best to read it in the context of what came just before it. 

In the case of the the miracle of the loaves and fishes heard this weekend, we read about the murder of John the Baptist during Herod's banquet. Herod's evil banquet was the human expression of arrogance, lust, conspiracy and murder. 

The banquet Jesus offers is one of healing, faithful obedience to God, and caring for the needs of others through the sharing of food to the 5000 who gathered to hear Jesus speak. What a stark contrast of human behavior. 

The important take away for us from this weekend's Gospel message is how we cooperate (or not) with God's grace as we deal with the overwhelming challenges each day. Is our response life-giving or life-taking?  It's a choice. 


Deacon Dennis Kelly 

Pastoral Coordinator  

Christ Our Hope / St. Patrick Parish Communities


State of St. Patrick's Update

Earlier this week, on Wednesday, I published a brief video and parish wide email update on our current situation at St. Patrick's. If you haven't already had an opportunity to review the message, you can watch the video here


Home Communion

Lisa Dennison and JoAn Choi are leading an effort to provide communion to those who aren't comfortable coming to mass yet. If you are interested in being a part of this effort, either as one who delivers or one who receives, please reach out to JoAn (e-mail: or 206-890-5722). We are formulating a protocol for how this ministry to the homebound will work. The plan is to not have parishioners coming into other people's homes as is normally done with such ministry. Instead, communion and a suggested prayer service (in a ziplock baggie) would be dropped off. This would be delivered to a home at a prearranged time and allow for the person delivering to be present to help with such a service out of doors and at a safe social distance. Please reach out to JoAn if you want to be a part of this important community project.


Scrutiny Celebration

This Sunday Mass, St. Pat's catechumen Linda Luke is in her final intense preparation for full communion with the Church, beginning with a Scrutiny Celebration. At her request, she will join her fellow RCIA compatriots at Christ Our Hope this weekend for this celebration. Next weekend she will have the full Easter sacraments conferred on her at St. Patrick during the 10:30 AM Mass.

Scrutinies are usually celebrated during Sundays in Lent. RCIA, no. 141. "The scrutinies are meant to uncover, then heal all that is weak, defective, or sinful in the hearts of the elect; to bring out, then strengthen all that is upright, strong, and give them strength in Christ...and deepen their resolve to hold fast to Christ and to carry out their decision to love God above all."

Our Elect's preparation continues with an all-day retreat on Saturday, August 8th, before her baptism, confirmation and first communion on Sunday, August 9th. Please continue to keep Linda and the others in your prayers over these next two weeks.


Goodbye Sam, Thank You!

After 29 years serving as caretaker at St. Patrick's campus Sam Ezadean is retiring and moving on. He plans to spend half his year in Seattle (May-Nov) and half his year with family in Florida (Dec-May). 

Sam has been a wonderful gift to our community for these many years and will be greatly missed by all. 

For those wishing to send Sam cards or letters with well-wishes, please forward to the parish office and they will be given to Sam. Thanks for everything, Sam!



Sunday Mass ONLINE


Sundays 10:30am

* As an alternative to Facebook, you NOW can also attend Mass by joining the Hospitality Zoom meeting here. Join at 10:30 AM for Mass and then enjoy Hospitality immediately following Mass

(American Sign Language Interpreted)

Find Mass on YouTube HERE

 (Please know all YouTube Masses are posted within 24 Hours)


Zoom Offerings

The Parish has moved to a virtual platform for parish gatherings. Using Zoom Video Conferencing, we are able to connect and stay in communion with one another.


Sunday Coffee Hour (Hosted by Betsey Beckman & Co.)

On Sunday morning immediately following Facebook LIVE Mass, please join Betsey Beckman and others for Sunday Coffee Hour immediately following Mass ONLINE. Since we are unable to gather in person after Mass, we can gather as a community on Zoom. Contact Betsey for link or see the Parish Private Facebook group for details or get the link on the parish wide email.


Breaking Open The Word

Join us for this weekly bible study on Wednesdays at 4:00 PM to study the readings for the upcoming Sunday. Led by Dr. David Ard, a 30 year Theology professor and Ruth Ard, a 25 year Religious Education minister. Contact Deanna ( or the parish private FB group for link or get the link on the parish wide email.


Encountering God

This is a thirty minute women's reflection group led by Lisa Dennison and Deanna Tighe. Join us for a break in your day, reflecting on where you are finding God's life-giving love in your life today. The group will meet at 11:00 AM on Thursdays. Contact Deanna ( or the parish private FB group for link or get the link on the parish wide email.


Coffee & Conversation w/Dcn. Dennis & Fr. Bryan 

Join our pastoral leaders for a weekly chat and cup of coffee at 9:30 AM every Wednesday along with our sister parish. This is a great chance to learn more about each other and grow in relationship. Please contact Deacon Dennis or the parish private FB group for link or get the link on the parish wide email.


Thursday Bible Study

Every Thursday evening, a weekly gathering of St. Patrick parishioners studies the meaning of scriptural texts in their own lives. The group draws on scholars' biblical interpretations, papal teachings and textual footnotes. But the main focus is on personal responses to scriptural passages and how they relate to our lives today. If you'd like more information about joining this discussion on Zoom, please email Dennis Ortblad.



Here are some quick tips for using Zoom:

(For PC/Mac):

  1. Go to  and install the Zoom app for Mac or PC.

(For iPhone/Android):

  1. Download "ZOOM Cloud Meetings" (also known as "") from your respective app store.

  2. Note that you *shouldn't* need to sign in or create an account.

 After you have downloaded the App:

  1. Click this LINK to join.

  2. Open the Zoom app that you have installed, and choose "Join a Meeting."

  3. Enter the meeting details from the email you received from me, and enter your name.

  4. Choose "Join."

Other tips for using Zoom:

  • It is significantly easier to use on your phone - just click on the link in your email and it will prompt you to download the app if you haven’t already, and your video and audio are up and running.
  • Easier to hear with headphones
  • When Zoom asks for your name, use your whole name, not the default of your email address. It shows up on the screen and helps create community. 
  • If you choose to do it on your computer, plug in headphones, or don’t use the computer audio and instead dial from your cellphone. Many computers have very poor microphones and speakers. Also, many computers don’t have built in webcams so you may only be able to participate via audio. 
  • Learn how to MUTE your audio when not talking (look for the microphone icon on the interface and click on it) if there is a lot of noise in your home (barking dog, etc.). This will allow people to hear.


We look forward to you joining our parish community ONLINE for Facebook LIVE Mass at our regular time for Sunday Mass at 10:30 AM

To watch a streaming video feed on St. Patrick's private page: 

(LIVE at 10:30 AM on Sunday)

1) Sign in to Facebook (

2) Navigate to St. Pat's page at  

3) Scroll down the page until you see "St. Patrick Catholic Church, Seattle is LIVE"."

4) Click on the video you see playing to expand it larger. Video defaults to mute and you will not be hearing it yet.

5) Use the speaker volume symbol on the bottom right of the video to unmute the video. Click once to unmute. Click and drag the toggle up and down to adjust the volume. If the video still has no sound please check your computer's audio settings and make sure your computer isn't muted or low volume.  

6) You are welcome to add a comment to the video, especially if prompted by Fr. Bryan or Dn. Dennis - it will work just like any other Facebook comment does and it will not disrupt the Mass in progress.

7) If you miss the live feed, you will find a version you can watch at anytime.

(8) If you are a member of Facebook, but do not have access to St. Pat's private group, please send an email to Sharie Bowman ( for access.

If you are not a member of Facebook, you may want to create a temporary account during this time in order to join us ONLINE for Mass.