Dear Friends

            I’m looking forward to my first Christmas in Seattle. Over thirty years ago I came to the Seattle Archdiocese because I loved the diocese but I had always loved the city of Seattle as well. I came to live in the city and I’ve never lived here since I arrived! I’ve been in Tacoma, Hoquiam, Longview, Woodinville and Bellingham. The furthest west, south, east and north, but never in the center. Finally I’ve made it to the big city! Thank you all for your gracious welcome to the parish and to the city. I’ve had a lot to learn since my arrival and I still have so much more to learn. But I know I have a loving, supportive community where I can plant my roots and grow. I look forward to getting to know you better.

If you are here for Christmas and maybe don’t attend Mass as often as you’d like, I encourage you to get in touch and help grow with me. Even though we don’t know one another, we are still brothers and sisters in Christ. We have a sense of who you are and you know us even if we don’t see each other often. In the bulletin this weekend is an insert with information about an adult educational series coming up in January. Please join us or contact the office if you’d like to reconnect with your community. I would love to meet you and help get you back into the regular practice of your faith. May the blessings of Christ be yours as we celebrate his birth. Merry Christmas!

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Scott Connolly