Come, let us adore Him.

You are invited.

Your name is on the guest list. A place is set for you at table. A lamp flickers to guide your way.
Come; see what the Lord has in store for you. You are more than simply ‘welcome’ here.
You’ve been invited.

Holy Week 2020

Online Giving

As you are able, please remember your parish in your prayers and giving during this difficult time. Together, we help support the communities we all share. Thank you, and may the Lord bless you with His peace.

Holy Week | Live-streamed Liturgies

To access previously streamed liturgies, click its title on the Schedule to the right.

Holy Thursday | Live-stream begins Thur. Apr. 9 @ 6:00 pm

Click the image below to open the live-stream on YouTube:

Holy Thursday | Worship Aid (coming soon)

Our parishes remain closed; no one is to be allowed in the church during live-streaming. Our priests invite you to join your prayers to theirs during these liturgies from the safety of your homes, in compliance with state and federal public health guidelines.

 

Online Resources

Please check back often in the Online Resources section below for more suggestions: online daily Mass, how to make an Act of Spiritual Communion, some suggested prayers from our bishops, and more.

Schedule

Palm Sunday Mass
   Sunday, Apr. 5
10:30 am

Holy Thursday Mass
   Thursday, Apr. 9
6:00 pm

Good Friday Liturgy
   Friday, Apr. 10
6:00 pm

Vigil of Easter Mass
   Saturday, Apr. 11
8:30 pm

Easter Sunday Mass
   Sunday, Apr. 12
10:30 am

Holy Week | A Letter from Fr. Dennis Robb

Blessings to all of you, our parishioners in Sequim and Port Angeles, as we begin this Holy Week.

Never in my lifetime have we been in this situation where Holy Week will be celebrated in our homes because we are unable to gather in His name at church! It has happened before in our history as a Church, during war, disease, famine and persecution. In times past, we have not only survived but we have been strengthened in our faith and have grown in our relationship with the Lord.

I want to take this opportunity to encourage each and every one of you to enter deeply into the mysteries of this Holy Week. How? By taking time to gather spiritually, as a family, to celebrate these sacred mysteries. Since we cannot come together at the parishes as communities of faith, I ask you to join Fr. Leonardo and myself remotely as we live-stream the Holy Week liturgies. You will be able to access each of them live via the website on their respective days.

We are not simply observers of these holy days, but rather, we are participants! There will be some changes to the liturgies, as decreed by the Holy Father Pope Francis for 2020, but we WILL come together as the parishes of Clallam County to express our great gift of faith. Please plan to join us from home [at the specified times]

This Holy Week and our Easter celebrations will demonstrate our faith that out of the ashes of Lent there is new life in the Resurrection of the Lord. Let’s celebrate the reality that we are united, that we are family, that we are people of true faith!

Alleluia and may we all have a blessed Easter as we continue to pray for one another and for an end of this COVID-19 disaster.

Fr. Dennis Robb

Holy Week | An Update from Cathy Wiswell

Dear QA and SJ parishioners,

Christ’s peace!

If you click the button above on the right, you will find a special Holy Week edition of the parish bulletin. Please open the attachment and read the bulletin! It is beautifully done….And, there is a letter from our pastor inside!

As you know, this is an unprecedented time in many ways. But just because we have been ordered to stay home doesn’t mean we can’t “be community” from home during this most holy week of the year. The churches remain closed, but we are very blessed to be able to bring the Holy Week liturgies to parishioners via live-streaming from St. Joseph Parish. (We are filming from St. Joseph Parish church because it is easier for Fr. Robb to get around in the sanctuary there.) The Archbishop has asked priests to adhere to the Governor’s requirements regarding Holy Week celebrations, and to keep these liturgies simple and in compliance with the changes for 2020 as per recent decree from the Vatican. Please see the bulletin for the full schedule and go to the website when it is time for Mass according to the schedule. We hope you’ll join us from home as we bring the liturgies to you live this coming week!

Below the livestream image above, for those interested, you will find a worship aid for use at the live-streamed Palm Sunday Mass this Sunday. Some parishioners have emailed asking if it is possible to get palms now. Due to the “Stay Home” directives, the Archbishop has asked parishes not to distribute palms at this time. Our palms will be blessed by Fr. Robb this Sunday; we will then store them for distribution at a future time when the Mass ban is lifted. Next week I will email worship aids prior to each of the Triduum liturgies for anyone who wishes to follow along with the order of the Mass and the readings. I hope people find this helpful!

Also, thank you to those who have sent in your contributions to the parishes. We are so very grateful. Please remember that your continued contribution (tithe) to the parish is especially helpful in maintaining parish operations and buildings as we continue to serve our parishioner needs. Thank you for your generosity!

Know that every day I’m praying for all of you, and I know that Fr. Robb and Fr. Leonardo are as well. May the coming week give each of us an opportunity to draw nearer to the Lord than ever before.

God bless each and every one of you, and have a very holy week,
Cathy

Online Resources

Spiritual enrichment for your time at home.

Online Masses

Queen of Angels & St. Joseph

Please click the link below to visit (and subscribe!) to our YouTube channel for previously recorded Masses, and Holy Week livestreams as they are released.

Clallam Catholic YouTube Channel

 

Other Daily & Sunday Masses

Hope During the Coronavirus

Bishop Barron | Word on Fire

Dcn. Stewart Adams shares this video from Bishop Robert Barron in hope that it will help answer the many questions we are currently facing. Please take a moment to watch it, and share it with friends and loved ones. (click image to play video)

The coronavirus outbreak has left countless people all over the world asking themselves: Why is God allowing this to happen? How do we respond? And where can we find hope? In this bonus episode of “The Word on Fire Show,” we discuss these and other questions, exploring the ancient problem of evil, the impact of the virus on Catholic sacramental life, and other spiritual dimensions and effects of this crisis.

Magnificat | Free Online

 

During this difficult time, when many of the faithful may be unable to attend Mass. To help them sanctify their day and to aid their walk in keeping with the liturgical rhythm of the Church, MAGNIFICAT has made the online version of their daily reading periodical temporarily available to everyone for free.

This publication offers the daily Mass readings, as well as morning, evening, and night prayer, plus daily devotionals, saint stories, and more.

To navigate the e-book, click the icon in the upper left corner. Click the A- and A+ icons on the upper right to decrease or increase text size for easier reading.

Magnificat (English edition–click here)

Magnificat (Edición en español–haga clic aquí.)

Homily Notes | Archive

For those looking for homilies from previous weeks, here’s an archive of Fr. Leonardo’s homilies:

Spiritual Communion

Parishioners may wish to consider a making an Act of Spiritual Communion when not receiving sacramentally. (Click here to download a printout with two suggested prayer options.) 

In his book, The Secret of Sanctity, Doctor of the Church St. Francis de Sales offers us a road map to a more profound participation in the Mass, even when we cannot receive Communion. He addresses the laity at a time in history when it was often not possible for the average person to participate in the Eucharist. His exhortation serves as a moving devotional aid at any time, but especially during this challenging season, when we might feel a little more disconnected during recorded Masses. (Click here to read or print.)

Sacramental Confession during Stay-at-Home Mandate

What if I can’t get out for confession? What if the priest cannot come? The Church has long held provisions for such extraordinary situations, but many may have had no reason to learn of them before now.

Monsignor Gerard O’Connor, director of the Office of Divine Worship in the Archidiocese of Portland, offers a lovely graphic with a recent message from the Holy Father Pope Francis, to remind us of what recourse we have to the infinite mercy of God during these difficult times. Click here for a print-friendly version.

Daily Prayer at Noon

Our Lady of Seattle - St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA

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

Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg, one of our diocesan Auxiliary Bishops, urges Catholics in the Archdiocese to take time each day at noon to pray the traditional Angelus prayer, and a prayer to Our Lady of Seattle for the end of the coronavirus epidemic. 

For the Angelus, click here to view or print, or click here to watch a video with subtitles.

Follow this link from the Archbishop to view or print the prayer to Our Lady (click on either image of  Our Lady for a larger version to save or print). Click here to learn more about Our Lady of Seattle.

At Home with Faith

The Archdiocese has put together a flyer with some ideas on how best to keep our Faith going strong while at home. (Click here to read or print.)

Questions about the Faith?

Does God exist? If He does, what does that mean in my life? Why Catholic? What does the Church teach? Here are just a few resources to get you started. Or, learn more locally at one of our parishes.

Why Catholic? | CatholicsComeHome.org
Questions about Catholicism | CatholicsComeHome.org
Answers & Resources | Coming Home Network
Catholic Answers | Catholic.com
Church Teaching | EWTN
What We Believe | USCCB

Want to Go Deeper?

The riches of our Ancient Faith nourish us for a lifetime, and prepare us for the life to come. Learn more about the Word of God, as revealed in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, and as exemplified in the lives of the Saints.

Ours is a hands-on faith; we also learn by doing. Register as a parishioner now, or find out how you can get more involved by serving at Mass, in your local parish, and in our communities.

Thinking of Returning?

No matter how long you have been away, and no matter for what reason, He waits for you with open arms. Learn more in the links below, or at our seasonal Catholics Coming Home program, for baptised and confirmed Catholics who have been away for a time and aren’t sure where to start.

Five Reasons to Return Home | Catholics Come Home
How to Come Home After Hurt | Catholics Come Home

Mass Times
& Confession

Queen of Angels | Port Angeles

Mass

In accord with the Governor’s “stay home” order, Archbishop Etienne has closed all parishes in the Archdiocese. 

Eucharistic Adoration

Cancelled till further notice, including the private Adoration Chapel.

Confessions

Currently unavailable due to mandated social distancing. Please contact the parish office if you have dire need to speak with a priest. Please click here to read Pope Francis’ suggestions for times when you cannot get to confession.

St. Joseph | Sequim

Mass

In accord with the Governor’s “stay home” order, Archbishop Etienne has closed all parishes in the Archdiocese. 

Eucharistic Adoration

Cancelled till further notice.

Confessions

Currently unavailable due to mandated social distancing. Please contact the parish office if you have dire need to speak with a priest. Please click here to read Pope Francis’ suggestions for times when you cannot get to confession.

Directions
& Office Hours

Queen of Angels | Port Angeles

Office Hours

Offices closed till further notice.
Staff is working remotely and will respond to email or telephone as needed.

209 W. 11th St.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: (360) 452-2351
Fax: (360) 452-1447
Email: qa@clallamcatholic.org

Click here for directions.

St. Joseph | Sequim

Office Hours

Offices closed till further notice.
Staff is working remotely and will respond to email or telephone as needed.

121 E. Maple St.
Sequim, WA 98382
Phone: (360) 683-6076
Fax: (360) 683-4674
Email: sj@clallamcatholic.org

Click here for directions.

Queen of Angels

209 W. 11th St.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 452-2351

qa@clallamcatholic.org

St. Joseph Parish

121 E. Maple St.
Sequim, WA 98382
(360) 683-6076

sj@clallamcatholic.org

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