Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebrations
The Guadalupano group at St. Edward invites all to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe. Gather at St. Edward on Monday, December 11 at 7pm for a rosary, dancing, singing, and mariachi, ending with Mañanitas at midnight, then celebrate Mass on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Tuesday, December 12 at 7pm at St. Edward with a fiesta to follow.
Simbang Gabi Celebrations
Join the South Seattle Catholic Parishes for our annual Simbang Gabi Masses. This prayerful Filipino Advent tradition includes a novena of nine Masses meant to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary and prepare for Christmas. We will start our Simbang Gabi Masses on Friday, December 15 at 7pm at St. Edward with Bishop Tyson presiding and a reception to follow. Saturday, December 16 will include a Posada Celebration after Mass. The novena will conclude on Saturday, December 23 with Bishop Frank Schuster celebrating Mass. See the bulletin insert for more details. All are welcome.
Celebration of the Laotian Martyrs
On December 16, the Church celebrates the Feast Day of the Oblate Martyrs of Laos. All are invited to join our Laotian community at Mass at St. Edward on Saturday, De
c 9 where we will remember the Laotian Martyrs in a special way. The Laotian Martyrs were 17 men, both lay and ordained, who died as martyrs during persecution of Christians in Laos between 1954 and 1970. The young Church of Laos recognizes them as her founding fathers. You can learn more about them at https://www.omiworld.org/our-charism/our-saints/
Lamentations and Hope: A Vigil for Racial Justice
The South Seattle Deanery Racial Solidarity Committee invites all to join us for this Advent gathering of Lamentations and Hope on Sunday, December 10 at 3pm at St. Joseph Church (732 18th Ave E, Seattle). This service will include songs, readings, and time to reflect as we resist the sin of racism and its effects in our world. For information or accommodations, contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join a Catholic Relief Services Chapter
Are you passionate about global issues and want to be part of making a positive change? Across the county, Catholics and others of goodwill are carrying out advocacy and community giving actions through Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Chapters. Members meet locally, learn about international humanitarian aid programs, and advocate for legislative changes that will help lift people out of poverty around the world. You are invited to attend a 45-minute information session on Wednesday, December 13 at 5pm via Zoom to learn more about the work of CRS and how Chapters are making an impact in addressing hunger, poverty, and injustice globally. The event will be hosted in English with Closed Captioning available in Spanish. To register, contact Jennifer at email@example.com
Entering into the Advent Season
Advent started this past weekend and we are encouraging everyone to spend a little time in daily prayer…start with 5 minutes if it’s new to you. Advent is a time to prepare for the way of the Lord in our lives. Go to archseattle.org/advent to read Archbishop Etienne’s reflection on “Prepare… for an alert way of life.” You’ll also find inspiration, resources, prayers and more.
Partners in the Gospel FAQ: Parish vs. Parish Family
Have you been hearing the term “Partners in the Gospel” but you’re not really sure what it is? Partners in the Gospel is a strategic pastoral planning effort taking place across the Archdiocese of Seattle to re-invigorate and renew our local Catholic Church. A parish is defined as a certain community of the faithful stably constituted within the archdiocese, whose pastoral care is entrusted to a priest as its proper pastor under the authority of the Archbishop of Seattle. (c. 515§1) Note that the term parish refers to the community of people and not the sacred building designated for divine worship — the church (with a lowercase “c”). A parish family is a group of two or more neighboring parishes under the leadership of one pastor and one or more parochial vicars. Over time, the parish family will determine its own consultative leadership team(s) and how they may share resources such as staff, ministries and outreach. Learn more at https://archseattle.org/partners