Information for Prospective Groups

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    Christ Our Hope is the downtown Seattle Parish located in the Josephinum Building at 1902 Second Avenue in the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer immersion experiences for youth groups, middle schools, high schools, colleges, and other adult groups. An immersion at Christ Our Hope will help each individual who attends encounter their neighbors in downtown Seattle, learn how their faith calls them into action, and how they can become a beacon of light for the love of Christ. Each immersion experience is tailored directly to fit the needs and hopes of the group visiting Christ Our Hope.

    We can accommodate groups up to 30 individuals including chaperones. If your group is larger please contact Christ Our Hope for a case by case consideration. There needs to be a minimum of one adult per five youth under the age of 18.

    Christ Our Hope does not provide transportation for groups. Our service is on site or at various partner agencies all within walking distance of our building. We can help set up groups with direct service at organizations further out if the group has their own transportation methods. There is no parking at Christ Our Hope though there are numerous on-street and parking lots available around the building. We recommend, if possible, for groups to travel on metro to get here. We are within walking distance of the light rail Westlake station and many bus stops.

    All experiences include:

    • Orientation to Christ Our Hope and Josephinum Building
    • Prayer and Reflection
    • Fellowship with neighbors in downtown Seattle
    • Direct service at one of our partner agencies
      • Examples of Partner Agencies include: Josephinum, Recovery Café, Mary’s Place, Heritage House, and Catholic Community Services & Catholic Housing Services
    • A shared table meal
    • Learning components rooted in Catholic Social Teaching
    • Age appropriate exploration of the call to missionary discipleship


    Experiences can also include:
    (To include any of these options, please contact Lauren Pusich)
    • Walking tour of our neighborhood
    • Mass
    • Guest Speaker
    • Donation Drive
       
     

    Host/Facilitator

    Lauren Pusich, Event and Immersion Coordinator for Christ Our Hope and the Josephinum. Additional support provided by Deanna Tighe, Pastoral Associate at Christ Our Hope; other Josephinum staff; and our partner agencies staff. If you have any questions please contact Lauren Pusich at immersions@christourhopeseattle.org.

    Time Frame

    We typically provide a half day or day-long experiences. Longer experiences can be available, but there is no overnight accommodation at the parish. Please contact Lauren Pusich for more information. Our most common format for middle school and high school groups is a half day immersion program from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Timing can change to fit the group’s specific needs.

    Donation

    To serve a meal at Christ Our Hope is approximately $300.00. We ask that immersion groups as they are able, make a suggested donation to cover the cost of the meal. Meals for groups larger than 30 individuals or immersions longer than five hours have a higher cost so we ask that the participants prayerfully consider donating a larger amount.