March 25, 2020
First of all, I hope that all of your families are well. I received a letter from the Archbishop which I am including just below. Please note that out of my concern for our parishioners our church will remain closed for at least the next two weeks. I have cleared this with the Vicar's Office and they said yes. This will include the Parish Office as well. If any of you need groceries or medications picked up during this time please send me an e-mail and we will bring those items to your porch.
Stay well and God bless.
Kathleen Wadkins, Pastoral Coordinator
To celebrate God's presence in our midst by Mass, Sacraments, and Prayer;
To live Christ's love by serving others, especially the poor, neglected, and suffering;
To grow in the truths and values of our Catholic Tradition, teach them to our children, and proclaim them to those who do not know them.
March 12, 2020
To the Parishioners of St. Mary Star of the Sea
At the direction of Archbishop Etienne, all Masses are canceled in the Archdiocese of Seattle effective immediately until further notice. In light of the Archdiocese's directive, everyone is temporarily dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until the coronavirus danger lessens and Masses are reinstated.
I have attached information that you can access from your computer for Mass and daily prayer:
PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL COMMUNION:
My, Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most holy Eucharist. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.
ROSARY: Sacred Heart Radio: www.sacredheartradio.org
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Busted Halo: https://bustedhalo.com/video/virtual-stations-of-the-cross
BISHOP MUEGGENBORG'S SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTIONS:
MASS READINGS AND PRAYER RESOURCES: https://usccb.org/
Pope Francis' morning Mass will be broadcast live. You can view it in real time and find English narrations at 7:00 am Central Eastern Time on: https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html
If you have any questions during this time do not hesitate to call the office at 360-385-3700 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church
1335 Blaine Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368