Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • Update from June 19, 2020

    Today, King County was approved to move into Phase Two reopening immediately! Although this reopening allows us to resume public celebrations of the Eucharist for up to ~ 50 people per Mass (and we know you miss our Choir of Hope as much as we do) we are not open for in person Mass this weekend. We are using this time to to effectively implement our safety plan to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. We will be sharing how this will look soon including when public Masses will begin to be offered. Again, there is no public Mass this Sunday, June 21st or other date at this point. All are welcome to continue to celebrate Mass virtually on Facebook Live or view later on Youtube. Please subscribe to our parish emails and watch these social media channels for updates as they happen. Thank you!
    In Christ Our Hope,
    Deacon Dennis, Fr. Bryan & Parish Staff

  • Update from June 14, 2020

    Our parish Safe Reopening plan is with Fr. Mike Ryan, our Priest Moderator. After approval it will go to the Archbishop's office. These important guidelines will allow us to carefully reopen after King County overall is approved in Phase 2. 

  • Update from June 1, 2020

    We remain closed until our reopening plan is approved via the Archdiocese and Governor Inslee's office. Please stay tuned for more information on how we will care for our vulnerable members and open safely. We will continue to make Mass available live and online for the forseeable future even as we can start to gather as a (limited) community in person. 

  • Update from April 9, 2020

    Our prayer space and reconciliation remain temporarily closed through May 3 according to Governor Inslee's Stay At Home order.

    We invite you to continue to join us at live Mass online each Sunday at 8:30 AM, 5 PM (español) and 7 PM.

    All are welcome to engage in many other opportunities to build and support our community in this difficult time. See ways you can support the vulnerable in our community on the right. Thank you! 

  • Update from March 23, 2020

    The prayer space and reconciliation at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church will be temporarily closed through April 6 according to Governor Inslee's Stay At Home order issued today.

    We invite you to continue to join us at live Mass online each Sunday at 8:30 AM, 5 PM (español) and 7 PM.

    All are welcome to engage in many other opportunities to build and support our community in this difficult time.

  • Update from March 16, 2020

    In an overabundance of caution for our vulnerable populations the Josephinum Building and our main Sanctuary space will temporarily close to visitors. The chapel within the Archbishop Brunett Pastoral Center will be open from 10 AM to 1 PM Monday through Thursday and Confession will be available 7:15 AM to 8 AM on Wednesday and Thursdays. 

    Please enter from the side door north of the Homeless Jesus bench (towards the Moore from the main Josephinum entrance.) 

    Visitors will be limited for proper social distancing in keeping with the Archbishop's recommendations. Spe Salvi!  
  • Update from March 13, 2020

    As St. Paul reminds us, we are one body in Christ. We never stand alone! This week we may be feeling disconnected or isolated. Despite the headlines and drastic actions taken by our Archbishop this week this community of believers stands together even though we may be physically apart. 

    As we look for ways to be in communion with one another as the body of Christ I invite you to join our parish community online for FacebookLive Masses at our regularly scheduled Sunday Mass times (see directions below). If you do not have a Facebook account you can watch the Mass after it occurs on our Youtube channel ( http://bit.ly/COHYoutube). 

    Then we invite you to pray with us weekdays in our Church.  The sanctuary will be available Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. We are taking steps to protect our community so we will need to limit the number of people in the Church to allow for the recommended social distancing. We'll have trained volunteers available onsite at all times the sanctuary is open to help ensure we remain safe.

    To ensure the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available,  Fr. Bryan will be hearing confessions at Christ Our Hope from 7:15 AM to 8 AM Wednesday through Friday next week. 

    We also encourage our parishioners to write a card to a Josephinum resident and drop it off at the Pastoral Center. So many of our fellow residents are feeling especially alone without our usual fellowship and regular meals. Or please consider joining our soup brigade to support our brothers and sisters at the Josephinum.

    As we will read this weekend in Sacred Scripture, Jesus talks about the "living water" with the Samaritan woman at the well. Don't we all crave this "living water" to quench our thirst? Christ calls on us to trust in him and his power to save. As the Psalmist reminds us in God alone does my soul find rest.

    Thank you for everything you do as a part of our community in the heart of downtown Seattle. Let's continue to be a beacon of hope together. 

    Peace,   
    Deacon Dennis Kelly
  • Update from March 11, 2020

    Effective immediately, Archbishop Paul Etienne has directed all Churches in Western Washington to temporarily suspend public celebrations of the Eucharist (Masses) in the Seattle Archdiocese for the foreseeable future. He’s doing so out of abundant care and love for the people of the Archdiocese.

    This suspension of Mass does include Christ Our Hope’s Lenten Reconciliation service scheduled for tonight.

    Fr. Bryan and I celebrate Mass on Facebook LIVE each Sunday until public celebrations of the Eucharist are restored. Please join us (see instructions on this website page).

    Further communication will be forthcoming. If you do not already receive our parish emails, please sign up here  https://christourhopeseattle.org/join. Here is the link to the Archbishop’s video:  https://vimeo.com/397057838/6ddaeea5b9

    Archbishop Etienne shared a beautiful intercessory prayer to Our Lady of Seattle:

    Holy Mary, we come before you as spiritual children in great need, seeking your intercession, and asking that your mantle of love surround us to console, protect and lead us to your son Jesus.

    We entrust all of God’s family, especially the Church in Western Washington into your Immaculate hands. With your Son Jesus’ gentle power you can undo any knot in our Church, and in the lives of believers who entrust themselves to your care.

    Today we especially entrust to you [mention request here/Coronavirus], and I ask that – through your intercession, and that of Saint James, our Guardian Angels, and the faithful in our diocese – we may be free from every spiritual and temporal ill, and be safely led to encounter your Son’s Merciful, Sacred Heart.

    Our Lady of Seattle, Undoer of Knots, pray for us!

     
    Peace,
    Deacon Dennis Kelly

     
  • Update from Archbishop Etienne, March 11 

  • Update from March 6, 2020

    • ​​​​​​​Daily Masses and Sunday Mass schedule will continue with no change at this time
    • Reconciliation Masses continue - see our Lenten page
    • The 12:10 PM Mass at Plymouth is moving to Saint James Cathedral temporarily  
    • Our Bishops are encouraging all people over the age of 60 (healthy or not), those with underlying health conditions, those with compromised immune systems and pregnant women to avoid large gatherings of 10 or more people. This means special dispensation is now granted by our Bishops to those unable to attend Mass and receive communion for such health reasons
    • At the guidance of the Archdiocese and Catholic Community Services, we are postponing all non-essential gatherings for the month of March. Please see the list on this page.  
       
    Our Lenten journey encourages us to have moments in the desert to reflect on our relationship with Jesus. The events of the past week have provided us with a unique opportunity to make this spiritual journey more meaningful.
     
    I wanted to update you on the latest guidance from the Archdiocese concerning the COVID 19 - Novel Coronavirus, and alert you to some changes to our daily schedule. Our Bishops encourage all parish communities in King County to do a few things to keep our communities safe, especially our parishioners and Josephinum residents who are most vulnerable from a health perspective. Please see the above list. 

    More details will be coming out in the days and weeks ahead.

    It's at times like these when we need prayer, communion and community. Please pray for our beautiful community as we continue together on our Lenten journey toward the hope of Easter and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. 


    Peace,   

    Deacon Dennis Kelly 
    Pastoral Coordinator  
    Christ Our Hope / St. Patrick Parish Communities
  • You can join us online live for Sunday Masses on Facebook

  • Supporting the Vulnerable

    We know during this time that many of us look to ways we can give back to communities most vulnerable.
     
    1. One way we can support our brothers and sisters at the Josephinum is to write cards to residents. and other downtown communities. We are looking for cards to show that they are not alone and that our community continues to care for them. You can drop these cards off during the open prayer hours from Monday to Thursday between 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM or you can mail them to 1902 Second Ave, Seattle WA 98101 addressed to Christ Our Hope attention Lauren Pusich. We will then deliver these cards to residents.These cards can be dropped off at the parish office during open hours on Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and will then be delivered to residents. 
    2. We are also looking for parishioners to join a soup brigade who can help cook meals that will be delivered by Catholic Community Services staff to isolated and vulnerable residents. Those looking to participate in this ministry can contact Lauren Pusich
    3. You can send donations to support the Josephinum residents. Residents need hygiene supplies such as toilet paper, soap, laundry powder or soap, dish soap, body soap and cleaning supplies. Entertainment items such as puzzles, word searches, crossword books, and coloring books (with supplies) are also welcomed. You can also order non-perishable food staples for residents. Ordering in bulk is best as it allows staff to sort out the items to more residents. Consider ordering directly off our Amazon WishList using AmazonSmile to support the parish. Please have items shipped directly to the Church so the Josephinum Staff can distribute the donations.
    4. We are supporting the CCS Sewing Bee initiative to make 10,000 masks for the safety of CCS/CHS front line staff and residents. You can learn about this partnership here. 
    Thank you for being a beaon of light with us in the heart of downtown Seattle!
  • Act of Spiritual Communion

    For those prevented from attending Eucharistic celebrations: 

    My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Blessed Sacrament. 
    I love You above all things and I desire You in my soul.
    Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, 
    come at least spiritually into my heart. 
    As though You were already there,
    I embrace You and unite myself to You;
    permit not that I should ever be separated from You.

    Amen
  • Current Upcoming Event Information 

    Friday Snacks: Currently on hold for the next few weeks 

    Lenten Small Groups: Groups are on hold and we look forward to having either Easter or Pentecost groups. Members are encouraged to use the book for your own personal Lenten journeys  

    Liturgical Ministers Retreat: Postponed until a to-be-determined date 

    Immersions: On hold through at least April 5th and are working with the schools to reschedule

    St. Patrick's Day Dinner: Dinner cancelled and we look forward to a hosting a Spring Dinner later in the year instead

    CRS Soup Supper: Rescheduled date to-be-determined  

    Catholic Social Teaching with Fr. Art: Participation limited to our catechumens now 

     
  • Update from March 3, 2020

    As Christ's disciples, we're called to care for all members of our community, especially the elderly, the weak and the vulnerable.

    The Seattle Archdiocese has asked parish communities to implement temporary health guidelines to keep us all safe as we continue to share in communion and community.

    Prayer is the greatest grace in times like these. Gathering together for communal prayer is the greatest grace of all.

    Let us pray for all those impacted by this virus, here and around the world, and take prudent steps to lessen the spread of the virus. 

    Peace,   

    Deacon Dennis Kelly 
    Pastoral Coordinator  
    Christ Our Hope / St. Patrick Parish Communities