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Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of...








Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time


“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it.”

Mk 8:27-35   

September 12, 2021

Year of St. Joseph























Second Collection

Next weekend September 18th and 19th


















This Tuesday, September 14th is the Parish Picnic Wrap-up meeting at 6:00pm in the Social Hall.













Dear Parishioners,


This past week we celebrated with Archbishop Etienne the 25th Anniversary of Perpetual Adoration within our parish community, what a blessing!  The presence of this Eucharistic devotion in our parish has been a source of grace, comfort and hope for countless individuals over these many years.  We know that Perpetual Adoration can only function with dedicated adorers who commit themselves to making one Holy Hour (or more!) per week.  This weekend, I would like you to |consider committing to a weekly hour in our adoration chapel.  Our goal is to have each vacant hour filled with at least one committed adorer.   We have a way to go before all the vacant hours are spoken for but the good news is that we are well on our way! 


Pope Francis recently said of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament that, “One cannot know the Lord without the habit of adoring, of adoring in silence, I believe, if I am not mistaken, that this prayer of adoration is the least known among us; it is the one we engage in the least.  To waste time, if I may say it. before Our Lord, before the mystery of Jesus Christ.   To adore, there in the silence, in the silence of adoration.  He is the Lord and I adore Him.”  The regular weekly practice of Adoration is a powerful way in which we can come to know Our Lord Jesus in a profoundly personal way. the space that we can give to Him to transform our hearts, one hour and a time, which is the whole point!    


For some of us that might be new to Adoration you may ask, “What should we be doing with our time?”   The beauty of Adoration is that there is no one size fits all approach, each person uses that time differently according to their personal preferences and ways in which they feel called to pray.   One recommendation would be to first use the time of silence well.  In order to do this, having a game plan can be helpful.  It could mean praying the rosary for 20 minutes, then engaging in silent adoration for 10 minutes and then doing some spiritual reading for the remainder of the hour.  Some people may wish to do intercessory prayer for family and friends in need, reflect upon Sacred Scripture or simply praising and thanking the Lord with our hearts.   We have a rich 2,000-year history of prayer and the beauty of Adoration is that we can bring many of those elements into our time of prayer ‘wasting time’ with Our Lord.


In Christ 

Fr. Cal Christiansen












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.


4:00 p.m.


2:00 a.m.


3:00 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.  












Let's spread the Good Seed!

By Sr. Moira Debono, RSM



The Cross. The unique symbol of Christianity used to be seen much more frequently than it is today. Persons freely wore the sign of victory and love to their workplaces. A cross or crucifix was not only prominent in homes but in hospitals and in shops. Next week on the 14th of September we celebrate the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Originally remembering when St Helena found the Cross of Christ in the Holy Land, we now celebrate the wood of the Cross on which the Savior of the world died. We are not worshipping the wood literally, but the instrument that brought reconciliation between God and man through the self-giving Love of the Perfect Man, the Son of God, Jesus Christ. 

The Cross is the only created object to which we literally kneel. We do that on Good Friday when we approach the Cross in recalling the infinite beneficent love of our Lord. Whenever we bless ourselves, we make the Sign of the Cross on ourselves, recognizing we have been baptized into that Infinite Love. 

            On Monday, 13 September we celebrate the memorial of St John Chrysostom, a Doctor of the Church who lived in the fourth century.  St John, called Chrysostom or the golden-mouthed preacher because he had such a way with words, had this to say regarding the Sign of the Cross:

When, then, you make the sign of the cross on the forehead, arm yourself with a saintly boldness, and reinstall your soul in its old liberty; for you are not ignorant that the cross is a prize beyond all price.

Consider what is the price given for your ransom, and you will never more be slave to any man on earth. This reward and ransom is the cross. You should not then, carelessly make the sign on the forehead, but you should impress it on your heart with the love of a fervent faith. Nothing impure will dare to molest you on seeing the weapon, which overcometh all things.

            So, take to heart these words and reflect on them, especially on 14 September. Intentionally, make the Sign of the Cross when you arise in the morning, before going to bed and before doing anything important through your day. Bless your children as they leave the house in the morning and before they go to sleep at night. Spouses, bless each other with the Sign of Love.  May we, indeed, impress on ourselves and on others, the sign of the Living and Loving God.



Sr. Moira Debono
Director for New Evangelization































St. Pius X Church

Bible Studies Fall 2021










Monday evenings – 6:30 – 8:30 PM
October 4 – November 15, 2021
Free materials!

Our Story – A Basic Introduction via Zoom



The Prophets via Zoom in 2021
Tuesday evenings 6:30—8:30 PM
October 5—December 7, 2021
Order workbook from
The Prophets in person in 2022
on Tues mornings.



Coming in January 2022!
Monday evenings—6:30—8:30 PM
January 10—June 27, 2022 

Gospel of Matthew via Zoom




Follow Me—Gospel of John; in-person
Tuesday mornings 9:00—11:00 AM
in the St. Pius X Social Hall
October 5—November 23, 2021
Order workbook from
Follow Me via Zoom in 2022
on Tues evenings










For more information or for help with registration 

or ordering workbooks, contact:
Monica Keen,; 425-329-9588




























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:
 Ron Atienza 206-714-0269 

or email:









































































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.
























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 

September 13th thru September 17th, 2021

Monday 13 For the repose of the Soul of Alejandro de los Reyes.

Tuesday 14 For the repose of the Soul of Lilia Torriviles.

Wednesday 15 For the repose of the Soul of Russel and Andrew Olsen.

Thursday 16 For the intentions of Angela Weber.

Friday 17 For the intentions of Arturo Garcia.























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


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











Check the following resources for the most current information









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