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.

Public Mass Returns

Our parishes remain closed at this time except for individual private prayer at the times listed below. Please watch the video, read the announcement "Public Mass Returns" in the yellow box below, and know that we are working to implement the new guidelines very soon. Please continue to join us for recorded Mass each Sunday in the interim.

Your continued patience and prayers are greatly appreciated!

Mass Times
& Confession

Queen of Angels | Port Angeles

Mass

Masses will resume beginning Sun. June 21.

Sunday | 11:00 am & 3:00 pm
Wednesday | 12:00 pm
Thursday | 8:30 am

Eucharistic Adoration

Cancelled till further notice, including the private Adoration Chapel.

Confessions

Sundays | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm 

For social distancing reasons, confessions will be heard in the Mary Room, in the basement of the rectory building.

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

Masses will resume beginning Sat. June 20.

Vigil | Saturday, 5:00 pm
Sunday
 | 8:30 am
Friday | 8:30 am
Saturday | 9:00 am

Eucharistic Adoration

Cancelled till further notice.

Confessions

Sunday | 8:30 – 9:30 am

For social distancing reasons, confessions will be heard in the upstairs entryway to the parish hall.

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.

Bulletin
& Quick Links

Bulletins

  • See yellow button below for the current digital edition of the bulletin.

Updates

Please click each box to expand and read more about recent changes at our parishes, or download the latest bulletin below.

Public Mass Returns

As mentioned last week, we are gearing up to resume public Masses. There are many important details which must be put in place. Please set aside some time to watch this very important video where Cathy lays out the way forward: what our “new normal” will look like in Phase 2, what the Governor and our Archdiocese are requiring in order for us to resume, and how you can help.

When?

Public Masses will resume following the normal schedule at both parishes beginning with the Vigil Mass at St. Joseph on Saturday, June 20. For the Mass schedule, please refer to the “Mass Times & Confession” box above.

The Way Forward

The state guidelines for reopening worship services are very complex. Every one of us must work together to carefully learn and uphold these requirements, for the health and safety of all our parishioners, as well as to avoid compliance violations that could cost us the ability to continue offering public Masses.

Provided here is an outline of what Cathy covers in the video. This is not a replacement for her video announcement but can serve as a study guide. Please, watch the video, read the outline, and share this information with anyone you know who might need it. Your patience is so important as the guidelines under which we are striving are subject to change on short notice.

Parish churches open for individual private prayer once a week

Beginning this Sunday, May 17th, each parish church will be open for two hours on Sundays for individual private prayer.

When?

  • St. Joseph | Sundays, 8:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Queen of Angels | Sundays, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Who?

  • If you are sick, please stay home.
  • If you are vulnerable (over 65, underlying health issues, etc.) we ask that you consider staying home.

Required Safety Measures in Place

Individuals enter at their own risk. If social distancing and sanitation practices are not observed, we will be forced to close the churches once again, so your cooperation is vital.

  • Physical distancing and sanitation practices will be enforced.
  • Pews for individual private prayer will be limited to allow for social distancing.
  • Pews will be sanitized once the church is closed.

Supplies Needed

Over the long term we are going to need supplies of disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer. If you are able to donate one container of disinfecting wipes and/or sanitizer, please email Cathy Wiswell and we will arrange to collect them from you. Thank you!

Confession available once a week

@Beginning this Sunday, May 17th, confessions will be heard for one hour in each parish on Sundays.

When & Where?

  • St. Joseph | Sundays, 8:30 am – 9:30 am | In the upstairs entryway to the Parish Hall
  • Queen of Angels | Sundays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Mary Rm. (basement of rectory building on the east side, past the Office entrance stairs) NO CONFESSION @ Queen of Angels on June 7, 2020

Who?

  • If you are sick, please stay home.
  • If you are vulnerable (over 65, underlying health issues, etc.) we ask that you consider staying home.

Required Safety Measures in Place

Individuals enter at their own risk. Physical distancing and sanitation practices must be observed.

Annual Catholic Appeal & Parish Stewardship

Annual Catholic Appeal has begun.  Please read the information sent from the Archdiocese to all registered households.  We encourage you to consider supporting the many ministries of the Archdiocese of Seattle through this annual appeal.

Click here to read a comparison between the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) and parish stewardship.

Thank you so much for your continued support of our parishes.  Your contributions allow us to continue parish operations and facility maintenance.  Consider online giving as a convenient way to make your tithe.  It’s fast and easy!

Parish Tithe Contribution – 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.

Most Holy Trinity Sunday

Mass will be posted each Sunday on YouTube. Please join us in praying the Mass together during this glorious Easter season!

 Download and print a worship aid for Most Holy Trinity Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Video Update from Archbishop Etienne

Please take a few moments to watch this recent update from our Archbishop. We pray it is a consolation to your heart.

Welcome Back to the Mass from Archdiocese of Seattle on Vimeo.

Unauthorized "Masses" in SW WA

The Archdiocese has received news that a man who claims to be a Roman Catholic priest has been offering illicit Masses in Spanish in people’s homes in southwestern Washington.

Please take a moment to read Archbishop Etienne’s letter advising us of the situation. 

  • ACA Pledge Goal | Queen of Angels: $57,277 29% 29%
  • ACA Pledge Goal | St. Joseph: $74,232 37% 37%

Archdiocesan Survey

The Archbishop of Seattle wants to hear from you!

Archbishop Etienne has a Pastoral Planning project in the works for all of Western Washington, and he’s asking all parishioners in the Archdiocese to complete this brief online survey so their voices can be heard. Please take a few moments of your time to be the voice of Catholics in Western Washington!

Online Resources

Spiritual enrichment for your time at home.

Free Virtual Retreat | June 5-7

Fr. Dave Pivonka’s Wild Goose series

This Pentecost, dive deep into a renewed encounter with the Holy Spirit and let this transforming retreat guide you along the way.

The Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center has organized Fr. Dave’s stunning Wild Goose series into a free virtual retreat.

Click the button below to find out more about the retreat and register for free!

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:

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.)

Queen of Angels School | Graduation 2020

 

Congratulations to our 8th Grade Graduates!

Click here to view the gallery, livestream recording, and a note from our principal.

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, and offer a prayer to Our Lady of Seattle for the end of the coronavirus epidemic.

The Regina Caeli is a prayer in honour of Our Lady: Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. Regina Caeli is Latin for “Queen of Heaven”. It is traditionally prayed at the end of each day. During Eastertide — from Easter Night to Pentecost — it is prayed in place of the Angelus.

For the Regina Caeli prayer, 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.

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

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

Our prayer request form is intended to strengthen our parish family, however, we value our parishioners' privacy. Medical concerns in particular are protected by privacy law. For this reason, we require that all requests be made by the parishioner personally or with their consent. Please provide your details below so we might contact you to verify permissions.

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