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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart. Ps 19:8, 10, 12-13, 14     September 26, 2021 Year of St. Joseph Dear Parishioners, This weekend we celebrate our annual communal wedding...








Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart.

Ps 19:8, 10, 12-13, 14  

September 26, 2021

Year of St. Joseph
























Dear Parishioners,


This weekend we celebrate our annual communal wedding celebration within the Hispanic community.  In much of Latin America, the civil and sacramental weddings are separated, one happening in the court and the other in the church.  Because of this, many people within this community get married civilly but often do not take the next step and receive the blessing of a sacramental  marriage.   In this service, we invite all within our community who are not married sacramentally to register for this communal wedding service.  Over the past few years we have had up to eight couples getting married simultaneously!   This year, we are celebrating well over 20 marriages in both our English and Spanish speaking communities and while some of these weddings were delayed from last year because of COVID, this is still a record for us, praise the Lord!  


While marriages, at least this year, are exploding here at St. Pius X, we know that nationally, weddings  are plummeting.  In a recent study, it was shown that 70 years ago approximately 80% of U.S. households were made up of married couples.  In 2020, the number of married couples fell to 49%, less than half the households in the US!  This is certainly difficult news for all who celebrate and believe in the value and essential role that strong faith-filled families have in the Church and in society as a whole.  A recent Pew Survey gives some additional challenging news,  “Over the past few decades, marriage rates have declined, particularly among younger Americans.  Today, 18% of adults younger than 30 are married, compared with 31% in 1995.   At the same time, cohabitation rates have increased across all age groups since 1995.”  Whether this pattern of decline will continue in the future is left to be seen.


The Catechism of the Catholic Church says of marriage that, “… the matrimonial covenant … is, by nature, ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament.”  Marriage, as it is instituted by God, is for our good and happiness and is the best and most desirable place where children are welcomed and raised.  In other words, marriage is very much a good thing and is the foundation of human flourishing, stability and for the good of our society.   Let us pray for all of the couples who will be married this year here at St. Pius X and for all married couples, that they can be joyful witnesses of God’s love and be the amazing and grace-filled evangelists of married life within our society and culture.


In Christ 

Fr. Cal Christiansen























New Parish Hospitality Group

September 29th Wednesday, 6:00 PM

Fireside Room 


We ask that all ministries be represented by one/two people.











































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.  






























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,
 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



Breda O’Shea, 

Diane Carringer,

Georgia Brown,

Jean Luke,

Joe Lofria,

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 27th thru October 1st, 2021

Monday 27 For the repose of the Guillermo Jose.

Tuesday 28 For the repose of the Soul of Filimino Torriviles.

Wednesday 29  For the intentions of Charles Arthur Mamon.

Thursday 30 For the repose of the Soul of Francisco and Mercedes Saravia.

Friday 1 For the repose of the Soul of Maria Concepcion Cervantes.























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











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