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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time August 22, 2021 Year of St. Joseph Dear Parishioners, Last week I spent several days with the Missionary Servants of the Word in southern  California at both their House of Formation and...








Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 22, 2021

Year of St. Joseph






























Dear Parishioners,


Last week I spent several days with the Missionary Servants of the Word in southern  California at both their House of Formation and House of Prayer. It was a joy to spend those days with their priests, active sisters, contemplative sisters and lay missionaries, a huge family! I also met the two new |missionaries who are assigned to us and will be here this weekend, Brothers Rogelio and Enrique. Welcome!



In Christ 

Fr. Cal Christiansen











Let's spread the Good Seed!

By Sr. Moira Debono, RSM


“If there were one million families praying the Rosary every day, 

the entire world would be saved.” 


The quote above has been attributed to our parish’s patron, St Pius X. We’ve heard of the Million Man March, but what is this about “one million families?”  Since his Feastday (and parish picnic) is this weekend, let’s consider the power of praying one million rosaries.


          The rosary seems to be a practice of multiplying prayers over and over again that has gone on for centuries. What possible spiritual benefits does it have?  We have some clues in its ending prayer:


O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His Life, Death, and Resurrection
 has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life;
 grant, we beseech You, that, meditating on these mysteries
 of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
 we may imitate what they contain, and obtain what they promise.
 Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.


            Just considering the five decades (5 sets of 10 beads, not years), we have five sets of ten beads (the word “bead” has roots in Old English for prayer). Each of those decades is dedicated to a particular mystery of the life of Our Lord shared by Mary in some way. What does “mystery” mean? This is really a term of faith. Its roots are theological: when the awesomeness of God is encountered and we realize we really have no idea how wonderful and marvelous He is, we’re astounded. For example, the First Joyful Mystery is the Annunciation of Our Lord.  The scenario is from Luke’s gospel when the angel Gabriel comes to the maiden Mary and asks if she will be the Mother of the Messiah, of her Lord. It is for us to consider the bowing down of the Creator to become one of His own creatures—by allowing Himself to be confined to the womb of Mary—or whatever aspect we take to heart.


During the recitation of the ten Hail Mary’s, we allow this reality of our faith to envelop us and it gives us space to receive insights and to give praise, thanks and to intercede for the needs of the world. And we move on to the Second Joyful Mystery.


As we move through all the mysteries (which would require a longer article!), it becomes clear that we are contemplating the Paschal Mystery of Christ which is His life, Passion, Death and Resurrection. It is for us to consider how do we allow those realities to penetrate and become real in our lives (“imitate what they contain”) so that the salvation the Lord promised will be ours. Isn’t that the reality of the Mass? We are not only contemplating his Paschal Mystery, but we are entering into it during the liturgy. Praying the rosary helps us to understand this more deeply and the repetition of the prayers helps us to appreciate the ritual aspect of the Mass. Isn’t that brilliant?


Many saints have encouraged the prayer of the rosary, not the least of which was St Pius X and St John Paul II. To this fervent prayer, Mary adds her own and directs it to the Most Holy Trinity.  Considering the words of St Pius X, I think he was showing us the significance of the communion of family members (the foundation of society and image of the Trinity) involved in the most important activity of that communion, praying together.


So, in a special way this weekend, pray as a family, pray for the needs of the world which is suffering in so many ways and unite that prayer to every other family’s prayer. 

St Pius X, pray for us!

For more information on the rosary, go to:  The Most Holy Rosary and St John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter on the Rosary: Rosarium Virginis Mariae on the Most Holy Rosary (October 16, 2002) | John Paul II (



Sr. Moira Debono
Director for New Evangelization
































































You are invited!
  No pressure! No charge!


Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Come for free dinner*, a video and meaningful conversation! *free dinner only if Covid-19 restrictions allow.  


In-person sessions on Thursdays,
 beginning: Sept 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM


Additional options available,
  if there is enough interest:

Tuesday evening Zoom sessions
 Saturday morning in-person sessions.


If you have questions, call:
 Patricia Puzio 206-218-6270 or Ron Atienza 206-714-0269 

or email:
































Support your Catholic Community


Our goal this year is $88,748


So far, 360 families have pledged or donated $121,850 (137 percent) toward this goal. Thank you so much for your generosity. If you haven’t donated yet, please help us surpass out goal. We have done it before. We can surely do it again.


























The bishops of Washington State invite you to attend the virtual Cornerstone Catholic Conference on October 30.  Fr. Robert Spitzer and Gloria Purvis will present keynote addresses in English, and the Washington bishops will be hosting a panel. Fr. Agustino Torres and Brenda Noriega will present keynote addresses in Spanish. Pedro Rubalcava and Martίn Valverde are featured musicians. Attendees may also choose two workshops to attend, and a selection of workshops will be presented in Spanish.  There is no charge for this virtual conference, although donations are welcome. Register now to gain access to the conference.
























Could you not watch with me one hour?

Mt 26:40

Yes, I will commit to one hour each week in the Chapel with Jesus, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. I will make certain that someone will be there if I can't be. I can share by signing up with an hour partner.


These are the hours that especially needed coverage:



4:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m.


6:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m. and  5:00 p.m.


2:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. 


3:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.


6:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.


  3:00 a.m.  





















Do you want us to pray for you or your loved ones?


Since Saint Paul instructed that, "First of all, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone," we encourage you to submit your prayer intentions for parishioners to hold you and those intentions in prayer during Adoration hours and parish prayer ministries.












Please offer your prayers for our brothers’
 and sisters’ personal intentions and good  health


Allen Wood

Beverly Underland,

Breda O’Shea, 

Dawn de la Merced, 

Diane Carringer,

Eric Shelton,

Garry Swierenga,

Harris Martin, 

Jean Luke,

Kathy Morris, 

Lita Shanahan, 

Lucero Altamirano

Nancy Bowman, 

Peter Miller

Pacifica ‘Pat’ Smith,

Thu-Thuy Nguyen, 

Wilma Snyder


If you would like us to continue publishing or add a parishioner's name just contact Nancy Bowman at (425) 775-7545 or email secretary@stpxparish.c.... 

If you have recently become critically ill or injured or have a personal intention and would like your name in the bulletin prayer list, please call the parish office or have an immediate family member make the call for you. 












The Archdiocese of Seattle has issued new guidance to parishes for those who wish to attend Mass

  • Please screen yourselves for symptoms before to attend Mass.
  • We will not be checking people’s vaccination status at Mass.
  • Face mask is required during indoor Mass celebrations.
  • We will continue to have separate sections near the choir and baptismal fonts for those who wish to remain physically distanced.
  • You may now receive Communion on the hand or on the tongue.
  • Capacity is “recommended” at 50% or 400 people.











Mass Schedule Daily Mass

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:00 AM

Wednesday 9:00 AM 


Saturday Vigil Mass

5:30 PM English Mass

9:00 AM English Mass
11:00 AM English Mass

      1:00 PM Spanish Mass  

        6:00 PM Spanish Mass    


Mass Times Live-stream
11:00 AM English Mass
1:00 PM Spanish Mass

Confession Times

 in the Church

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Bilingual


12:30 PM

Perpetual Adoration Times

Adoration Chapel has reopened for 24 hours Adoration with all COVID-19 safety precautions in place











Mass Intentions for the Week of 

August 23th thru August 27th, 2021

Monday 23 For the repose of the Soul of Dr. Tom Bowman. 

Tuesday 24 For the repose of the Soul of Eleanor Bermingham.

Wednesday 25 For the repose of the Souls of Mike Agy and Diane Howe.

Thursday 26 For the repose of the Souls of Floyd and Dorothy Swift.

Friday 27 For the intentions of Ivan Tahonera.























Additional Resources 

for Prayer and Growth 



Online Resources for Prayer & Reflection

FORMED -Register today for free and take advantage of the special offerings that FORMED can bring to you at home! FORMED has posted brand new programming this month! 


Each week the Archdiocese of Seattle publishes a new guide for ways to grow in faith at home and as a family. 

This book contains an large collection of prayers rooted in our Catholic faith tradition. 

Magnificat is offering its website with excellent daily readings, prayers, and reflections free of charge. Also! Magnifikid! Check out the latest! Nov. Issue– for children 

Another prayer resource being offered free of charge, similar to Magnificat. 

Sacred Heart Radio Pray the Rosary 

Offered by the Archdiocese of Seattle Library Media Center, a list of books, DVDs, and materials. 

General Resources 

Find resources about prayer, mental health, and more from the Archdiocese of Seattle. 

St. Vincent de Paul is available help with food, rent, bills and other immediate needs. Call the them at 425-355-3504. 

Crisis Lines 

Teen Line: 1-888-375-8336 Text : 273TALK to 839863 

Mental Health Hotline (for ages 18+) (800) 710-7083 

National Suicide Hotlines 800-273-TALK/800-273-8255 800-SUICIDE/800-784-2433 

Crisis Clinic 24-Hour Crisis Line 866-427-4747 

National Runaway Switchboard 800-RUNAWAY/800-786- 2929 

National Child Abuse Hotline 800-422-4453 


Managing Stress Guide – Best Colleges 

Understanding Children and Teens with Anxiety and Depression – resources from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America 

Methods for Discerning Anxiety and Depression in Teens – a short blog post from Roy Petitfils, a counselor and author, and an internationally recognized expert in understanding and raising teenagers. 

Anxiety and Depression – a series of blog articles from Life Teen on anxiety and depression.












Are you looking for information about the Sacraments? 

Please click here for more information

















Office Hours

Monday to Friday
8:30 AM-4:00 PM
12:30-1:00 PM Closed


Our Team


Fr. Watson Paramasivam

Visiting Priest


Sr. Moira Debono
Director for New Evangelization


Allen Larpenteur
Pastoral Assistant for Administration

Janice George

Nancy Bowman
Administration and Event Planning








Ericka Lopez
Pastoral Assistant for Hispanic Ministry

Adriana Hilerio
Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation


Cesar Rodriguez-Rendon
Pastoral Assistant for Youth Evangelization


Perla Gallegos


Paul Brown
Facilities Manager

Kate Dwyer
Music Director











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