Pastoral Reflections

November 2017

Nov 26

November 26, 2017

This weekend is our “transition” Sunday in our Catholic liturgical tradition. Fresh from our celebration of Thanksgiving, we gather to celebrate the last Sunday of the liturgical year: the Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Next weekend we begin the season of Advent and our 21 day preparation for Christmas. This...
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Nov 19

November 19, 2017

As I shared with you last week, on the First Sunday of Advent (December 2-3), we are going to change our posture during the Communion Rite. This change will bring us into conformity with the liturgical norms of the Archdiocese of Seattle, which state, “The faithful remain standing after the ‘Lamb of God’ until the end of the...
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Nov 12

November 12, 2017

On the First Sunday of Advent (December 2-3), we are going to change our posture during the Communion Rite. This change will bring us into conformity with the liturgical norms of the Archdiocese of Seattle. Specifically this change will involve the whole assembly remaining standing from the Great Amen until the end of the Communion Procession....
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Nov 1

November 5, 2017

As we begin the month of November, our thoughts often turn to gratitude. Last Wednesday we celebrated All Saints Day in which we give thanks for the multitude of saints throughout time. We give thanks for the ones whose name we know, and those countless people who now enjoy the presence of God in heaven. On Thursday of last week, we remembered...
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