Saturday - 4:00pm
Sunday - 10:30am
Tue, Thur, Sat - 8:30am
Ss. Cosmas & Damian (Orting)
Sunday - 8:30am
Wed & Fri - 9:30am
Understand Your Catholic Faith with The Catechism in a Year Podcast with Fr. Mike Schmitz!
Starting January 1, 2023
By listening to this podcast, Catholics will:
•Read the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church in 365 days
•Understand the essentials of the Catholic Faith and why they matter
•Transform their relationship with the Church that Christ founded
Pray to Protect Human Life! - January 19 - 27, 2023
9 Days for Life is an annual novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life.
Participants can download the novena or sign up to receive the daily prayers via email or text message.
Resources are available to promote and share the novena in your parish, school, or ministry!
The Archdiocese of Seattle is featured in a new video series called “The Chair” from DeSales Media, celebrating cathedrals, bishops and dioceses throughout the United States. In the Seattle episode, you’ll see an intimate portrait of our archdiocese and the bishops who served throughout its history, including the journey of Archbishop Etienne from his youth to today.
The Seattle episode is 24 minutes long. It's free to watch but does require creating an account to access the Seattle episode and others. Go directly to the Seattle video here from there you can go to Cathedrals around the US.
Month of the Holy Family
The month of February is dedicated to the Holy Family. The special devotion which proposes the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as the model of virtue of all Christian households began in the 17th century. It started almost simultaneously in Canada and France: the Association of the Holy Family was founded in Montreal in 1663, and by the Daughters of the Holy Family in Paris in 1674. This devotion soon spread and in 1893 Leo XIII expressed his approval of a feast under this title and himself composed part of the Office. On account of the flight into Egypt this feast has been observed by the Copts from early times. The feast was welcomed by succeeding Pontiffs as an efficacious means for bringing home to the Christian people the example of the Holy Family at Nazareth, and by the restoration of the true spirit of family life, stemming, in some measure, the evils of present-day society.
In the words of His Holiness Pope Leo XIII, "Nothing truly can be more salutary or efficacious for Christian families to meditate upon than the example of this Holy Family, which embraces the perfection and completeness of all domestic virtues."
The Divine Mercy Message and Devotion
The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us – all of us. And, He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.
The Divine Mercy message is one we can call to mind simply by remembering ABC:
A - Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting of our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the whole world.
B - Be merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others. He wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does to us.
C - Completely trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that all the graces of His mercy can only be received by our trust. The more we open the door of our hearts and lives to Him with trust, the more we can receive. Learn more here...