2020 11 25 eBulletin

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November 25,2020  Parish eBulletin



St. Catherine of Siena Parish
Called to follow Jesus and imitate His way of life



Advent rings and candles ($5 each) and greens will be available outside after Mass on November 29th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am to take home.  We hope you can stop by to pick up a set!



As in the past, Donations made to the parish on Thanksgiving day as loose cash or in a Thanksgiving envelope, will go to our St. Catherine St. Vincent de Paul Chapter to meet the needs of our neighbors.   In addition, any Thanksgiving envelopes we receive in the mail will also go toward St. Vincent de Paul.  

Thank you for all your generosity!


Hello everyone,

One of the more difficult aspects of COVID has been our limited ability to gather with one another at mass and through parish activities. This has been especially tough for those new to the parish and we are standing up an outreach effort to better connect with those who have joined the parish recently. If you'd be interested in making phone calls or joining virtual meetings to welcome our newest parishioners, please email Rob Wilson from the parish council at wilson5113@gmail.com

Celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Americas

Saturday, December 5  at 11 am
Join us for the 26th anniversary Mass.
Livestream on Vimeo or https://www.facebook.com/ArchdioceseofSeattle/

Open to the public. Registration required.

CLICK here for more information  |  CLICK here for Facebook Event


Celebrate Advent with Northwest Catholic!
Receive weekly emails of Advent inspiration starting November 29. 
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St. Catherine's Annual Giving Tree will be virtual this year.

This year, if you would like to continue to support the organzations we work with, we are accepting checks and gift cards.   Please note on your check this donation is for "Giving Tree".   If you would like your gift to go to a specific organization, please list it on your donation. 

Your choices are:

West Side Baby Corner 
WestSide Baby meets the basic needs of children to promote safety, security & healthy development. 

St. Francis House
Each year, St. Francis House helps provide Christmas gifts for hundreds of needy children in our community. Last year we were able to share Christmas gifts with 900 children! Each family will receive a large bag of new toys and a grocery gift card. Thank you for helping us to spread the joy of Christmas during this difficult year.

St. Catherine chapter of St. Vincent de Paul
See HERE for the services SVDP will provide at Christmas.


All general donations will be divided among the 3 organization above.


Troop 151 is selling trees at a different location this year.  Please visit them at Fairview Church, 844 NE 78th St.

Our hours are:
Saturday and Sunday 10am – 7pm
Monday – Friday 4;30 pm – 7:30pm.


Thanksgiving Day on November 26th  at 9:00 am.

Immaculate Conception on Dec. 8 at 9:00 am only.

No Advent Penance Service or Simbang Gabi this year.

Christmas Eve Masses at 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm with carols starting a half-hour before each*.
Christmas Day Mass at 9:30am with carols starting a half-hour before*.
Christmas Mass will be pre-recorded and streamed at 5:00 pm on 12/24/2020 and 9:30 am on 12/25/2020.

January 1st - Feast of Mary, Mother of God,  Mass at 9:00 am.



"Carols Before Mass" does not mean congregational singing. We will strictly adhere to state and Archdiocesan guidelines, and adapt for new regulations that are made.


This year there are daily prayer books available at Mass for Advent.  If you would like to pick one up from the parish office, please call to arrange this.   
Also, we will be sending out a link to Virtual Bulletin inserts for each Sunday of Advent. 

The link is here:              Advent Bulletin Inserts 2020

December 10 at 10am  Are you called to serve others?

The Juvenile Detention Ministry might be right for you. Did you know on any given day, over 48,000 youth are in the criminal justice system?  ind out more about this important ministry at our town hall.
LEARN more



You can make your pledge online at this link:      STEWARDSHIP PLEDGE FORM

We are grateful to those who have returned their Parish Stewardship Yearly Commitment Renewal Card. 
GOAL:      40%
TO DATE:      27%    (153 pledges)

We ask that every family return a card.   You may mark "unable to give at this time" if that is best for you.    Thank you!

On the weekend of December 12-13, The annual CCS appeal for the Poor will occur.  Please keep watch in the next eBulletin for their video (replacing a speaker).   Thank you.

Want to make your Annual Catholic Appeal payment or donation by year-end for tax purposes?

Any payments or new gifts you want credited to the 2020 calendar year for tax purposes need to be in the Annual Catholic Appeal office by December 31st. (Please do not put ACA payments in the parish collection basket)

  • New donation – Donate Here
  • Payment on existing pledge - Donate Here
  • Set up a new gift or payment - call 800-809-4921
  • Send mail to - Annual Catholic Appeal, 710 9th Ave, Seattle 98104 (postmark must be stamped by Dec 31, 2020)
  • Donate stock – donating to a non-profit can save you from paying capital gains tax of the appreciated value if you’ve held the stock for at least year. Call 206-382-4845 for further instructions/details on donating stock.
  • IRA - If you are 70½ or older, there are potential tax benefits when you transfer funds from your IRA to the Annual Catholic Appeal – contact your IRA plan administrator.

Thank you!

November Opportunity for Parishioners and Parishes
A 10% discount to those who Pre-Plan Catholic burial through November 30. ACC (Associated Catholic Cemeteries) will donate $100 to your parish for each parish household who pre-plans.
LEARN more


Save the Date!
Theology on Tap
December 1, 7-8:30pm
Join national speaker Father Agustino Torres from Corazon Puro for prayer, a presentation, and small group fellowship.
REGISTER here  for the Zoom gathering

December 5, 7-8:30 pm
Young adults:
have you signed up for the
 "Living the Eucharist" retreat?

This virtual Advent retreat focuses on the sacrament of the Eucharist, and how as young Catholics we can live that sacrament in our everyday lives. 
Special guest speaker Agustino Torres from Corazon Puro!
CLICK to register and learn more

Weekly Scroll Newsletter for Young Adults (age 18 - 39!)
READ and SHARE the news

Read "At Home with Faith"
New issue every Thursday.

  • As we look ahead to a disrupted Thanksgiving and Advent season, it’s important to keep close to God and get our fill of hope through prayer. Read At Home with Faith for weekly inspiration and encouragement. 

    SHARE At Home with Faith

Dear Parishioners,

Donations by December 2 will be appreciated.

Remember our “Giving Tree” with tags listing gifts for our neighbors? Remember the pleas for food for holiday meals?  This is a safe, germ-free substitution.  Our Christmas “Giving Tree” is virtual this year because of concerns for the health and safety of our community.  Our parish St. Vincent de Paul group will provide a food voucher and gift cards for our neighbor families this year.  The families will shop for the groceries they prefer for Christmas dinner and shop for the gifts they choose. We will not  worry about color or size but will provide $25 per person in the family for food and a $25 gift card.  To contribute please click below or use the Christmas Program button at the top of the home page of St. Catherine website.  Please share of your gifts to bring the joy and spirit of Christmas to 96 children and adults in our parish neighborhood.

SVDP Holiday Program donations - click here


One hundred and two children and adults will have full tummies and warm hearts because of the caring and generosity of our St. Catherine Parish community.  Thank you from our St. Vincent de Paul conference! In these very difficult days you have provided hope and lightened the load for our neighbors.  You surpassed our monetary goal for Thanksgiving so we have a good head start for our Christmas meal and gifts program.  Again, THANK YOU!


PREPARES is a nurturing response of the Catholic community in Washington state,open to all, to provide meaningful, local,and sustainable support to mothers, fathers, and families from pregnancy through early childhood. Volunteers at the PREPARES program offer support through a variety of activities for families from pregnancy to a child’s fifth birthday. To date,158 parishes and 525 volunteers are involved with the PREPARES program statewide. This has resulted in 12,231 families being served around our state. You can find out more about the PREPARES program here: https://preparesforlife.org/

Rachel’s Corner - Hope and Healing After Abortion – for women and men

“I rejoice in what I have gained: a deeper relationship with Christ and my son, and knowledge of the truth that one day I will be reunited with them in eternity.” -Male retreatant testimonial

Fathers involved in abortion decisions need healing, too.  Call for a listening ear.

Call for a compassionate, confidential conversation and learn about our virtual healing opportunities.

In-person retreats have been postponed until 2021.

English: (206) 920-6413

Español: (206)-450-7814  

Email projectrachel@ccsww.org. Visit us at www.ccsww.org/projectrachel or www.facebook.com/projectrachelww.

Project Rachel is a program of Catholic Community Services.

You are loved with an everlasting Love!

PARISH PRAYER LIST (forward names you wish to add for prayer)

Please continue to pray for our fellow parishioners listed in our bulletin.  Let the parish office know of any updated information.  Thank you. 


Ann Adley
Patty Bailey
Mary Baresh
Vicki Basta
Eric Bowen
Beth Bruder
Chris Burr
Jim Butler
Tom Butler
Joe Byrne
Christie Chilke
Conchita Constan

Wally Desharnais
Don DeVera
Jeff Dills
Raquel Dills
Bridget Dobson
Terry Dougherty

John Firlotte
Rosella Flanigan
Nancy Flynn
Lorraine Garske
Martha Giullermo
Tom Harris

Jimmy Hinnebusch
Jane Hughes
Patrick Kelly
Mary Kohli
Chris Lee
Grace Liang
Kevin McDevitt
Dan McMullen
Jason Nolander
Sam Patterson
Taylor Peacock
Kaila Rants

Nancy Reid
Janet Ross
Frank Shea
Sylvia Sheehan
Joe Simon
Steve Srithongsuk
Barbara Stukowski
Jeff Tuculet
Dean Uyeda
Gregory Welyczko
Stephen Werner 
Jeannie Wells
Fonny Widjaja
Carol Young


Daily Mass:  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:00 am.  You do not need to pre-register, but come a few minutes early to sign in. 

Weekend Mass:  5:00 pm on Saturday and 9:30 am on Sunday.  Pre-registration is preferred and walk-ins are welcome as long as there is space. Come early to sign in. REGISTER HERE

For all Masses:  Continue to do a self-health check prior to attending and use hand sanitizer before entering and before leaving the church.  Thank you.
See Father Patrick's letter for more information on attending Mass.  (LINK)

Streamed Mass:  St. Catherine continues to offer streamed Mass on Sundays at 9:30 am from our Facebook page .  The Archbishop’s dispensation for attending Mass continues until further notice.  STREAMING MASS LINK

Church open for Private prayer:
Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm,    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Fridays, 10:00 am - Noon
Saturdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm - confession offered at this time also.
A mask and social distancing is required for everyone's safety.  



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