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St. Therese Parish - 5th Sunday of Lent

This Sunday the church will be open from 8:30 to 11:30 am. There will be no live-streamed service and no exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, but you are welcome to come and pray in the sacred space. Please consider going on the website below to watch the livesteam with Archbishop Etienne and pray.

Daily Masses with Archbishop Etienne:

http://www.stjames-cathedral.org/Events/2020/livestream.aspx


A Letter from Father Maurice 

Dear sisters and brothers,

"Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."

I wish you all to be safe and well. But above all, I wish you all to reaffirm with me our faith in the Lord from whom all blessings flow. The responsorial psalm for this fifth Sunday of Lent couldn't be more opportune: 

"With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption."

In the words of the psalmist, we are all crying out from the depths of the chaos that this ongoing pandemic has brought upon us. No words can adequately describe the deep disruption this public health crisis is causing.  As we struggle to keep our lives in balance and protect ourselves and those we love, it may feel like we are descending into an abyss of fear and uncertainty. But Psalm 130 exhorts us to be assured of God's mercy and to wait for God's redemption, trusting that redemption will come because it is in the nature of our God to show mercy and to save.

The raising of Lazarus in this weekend's gospel speaks to that divine intervention in the midst of chaos and despair. Jesus shows his power over death and points us to his imminent resurrection and ours at the end of times. But in the here and now of our lives, the resurrection is fundamentally an attitude, a perspective that allows us to find hope in the hardest times and to see light in the darkest moments of our lives. We find true consolation and hope in the Word of God that never expires, in the power of prayer that binds us together and in acts of generosity and solidarity with those whose lives have been shattered by this pandemic. As people of the resurrection, we are to bring that hope to one another and to bring one another out of our tombs of hopelessness and fear. I am encouraged to hear creative examples of parishioners' use of technology to stay connected--livestreaming, video and teleconferencing, texting--even choir practice via Skype! Please keep up the good work in the name of Christ

Please know that I continue to hold all of you in prayer every day. Consider using the resources we have provided on our website to nourish your spiritual life during this time of "Eucharistic famine." Now that I am back in town, please do not hesitate to call the parish office number for any pastoral emergency. As soon as my self-quarantine ends next Tuesday, March 31, I will be available for pastoral care to the extent possible. Also, starting next week, members of the pastoral council will join me in checking in on our parishioners by phone.

If you need help, there is very useful information on the city's website at: http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/covid-19

We walk in this dark valley together but fear no evil for the Lord is at our side! 

Allow me to close with these words from Kristene DiMarco's song: "Take courage, my heart. Stay steadfast, my soul.  He's in the waiting. Hold on to your hope, as your triumph unfolds. He's never failing."  The song can be found at https://youtu.be/LJoABwNMzvM

Be safe. Be well. Be grateful.

Fr. Maurice Mamba
Priest Administrator


PARISH CENTER CLOSED At this time, and until further notice, the Parish Center is closed to all, and all parish staff are working remotely.  If you wish to have prayers or a Mass offered for a loved one who is ill or has died, please email Father Maurice. 

 


Offerings - Online Giving 

We ask, if you can, to please contribute to our continued expenses, including salaries and utilites at https://pushpay.com/g/saintttheresechurchseattle?src=hpp&r=monthly For automatic transfers (EFT), please go onto your phone and download the Push-Pay app.  At the prompt “search for your church” enter “saint therese.”

(Already established EFTs continue.  To increase the amount, follow the instructions above and send a note to Diane Figaro at paa@st-therese.cc to discontinue EFT through from our current agent.)  


Contacts - We are working remotely and are available for you! Click on links below to email staff:

Priest Administrator - Fr. Maurice Mamba  

Administration & Facilities-Diane Figaro 

Faith Formation & Liturgy-Nicole St. Hilaire 

Bookkeeping-Lauren Schulz

Main Office (206) 325-2711

Calendar-Deborah Tinsley (206) 909-1727

Bulletin-Nancy Buckland 


           St. Vincent de Paul - Online Giving

  The St. Therese Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society collects money after Masses on the third weekend of each month. During our emergency closure, please consider making your donation online by clicking on St. Vincent de Paul(specify St. Therese Conference) or mailed to St. Therese Parish (SVdP), 3416 E. Marion St., Seattle, WA  98122The money is distributed to people in our area who ask for help with basic needs, such as food, housing and utilities. The group meets monthly, and new members are always needed and welcomed. To offer help call the Parish Center.
 

Stewardship: Using God’s Gifts to do God’s Work -

Stewardship is living out a commitment to be Christ-centered rather than self-centered. It tells us to share a portion of our time, talent and treasure so that God’s Gift, Jesus Christ, may be given to others who need him. Profound gratitude, justice and love become the fundamental motives for giving back to God. The St. Therese Stewardship Corner shares weekly stories and reflections on how our parishioners are sharing their gifts.


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Regular Mass Times

Sunday:
8:30 AM, Spirit contemporary choir 
12:00 PM, Shades of Praise gospel choir
5:00 PM, Jubilation gospel choir

Weekdays: 
5:30 PM, Tuesdays
Confessions: by appointment

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