SEATTLE: Wed 7 March – Solemn TLM with Archbp. Sartain

I had a note from a reader which gave little information other than that it seems that His Excellency Most Rev. Peter Sartain, Archbishop of Seattle, will participate at a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form  … tonight, Wednesday 7 March.

It seems that it will be at 7:30 PM at North American Martyrs parish.  There is nothing about this on that parish’s website HERE.  I believe they temporarily at

St. Alphonsus Church
5816 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

I assume that is where the Mass will be, but I can’t say for sure.

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  1. pookiesmom says:

    North American Martyrs Parish has been temporarily at St. Alphonsus Parish since its founding in 2007–tonite the Parish is hosting Archbishop Peter Sartain who will be assisting from the throne for the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas (EF calendar) at a Solemn High Mass at 7:30 pm. FSSP priests Fr.Matthew McNeely, Fr. Gregory Pendergraft and Fr. Dan Geddes will be assisting our pastor Fr. Gerard Saguto and associate pastor Fr. Simon Harkins. This has been many months in the planning and all the parish are eagerly awaiting this most solemn, beautiful occasion. All are welcome to attend! The High Masses at this church are truly the most beautiful thing this side of Heaven–the choir is magnificent, the organ music out of this world. My family and I consider the 100 mile round trip we make several times a week to attend the Latin Masses here so worth it!

  2. Sword40 says:

    Yes, Fr. Z, it is indeed on the website. One must check out the recent “Bulletin”. It located there.
    I will be there tonight along with my wife and two friends. we travel 119.9 miles each way for this Mass. The Archbishop is assisting from the Throne. The above poster has it correct.
    Still hoping for our own church.

  3. Nick says:

    It’s nice to see some positive news coming from Seattle. Especially when it’s my home parish and Archbishop (who is awesome.)

  4. SEOtechbench says:

    I know a great number of parishioners in the Diocese of Memphis who would love to be there. His time in the diocese was/ is still cherished by all.

  5. Jim in Seattle says:

    I was in active participation at the Mass this evening. It was a packed house, with the Knights of Columbus in full regalia, the Archbishop and the five FSSP priests, and more altar boys than I could count. Archbishop Sartain gave a short sermon on St. Thomas Aquinas. There was a reception afterwards which I was unable to attend. The parish is temporarily (~4 years) sharing the church and is hoping for a church of its own. As a note, with all of the contraception news in the MSM, there were many young couples with large families. The future looks bright for this parish. Deo Gratias!

  6. KerryLee says:

    I was also blessed to attend this Mass. I am still pretty new to the Extraordinary Form, I have been to 4 now, I think. This was beautifully celebrated and very prayerful. It was very cool to see all those men (the Archbishop, priests, deacons, servers, etc) genuflecting together in the sanctuary. Wonderful!

  7. TNCath says:

    Archbishop Sartain is a kind man, a gifted Latinist, has a fine voice, and knows his ceremonies. From what I know of him and from the photos posted on the parish website, I’m sure it was a very happy event.

  8. David Homoney says:

    I had the great privilege to meet my Holy Day of obligation up there back at the beginning of December. As a member of the Parish of St. Peter in Tulsa, it was great to be able to attend not only a EF Mass while in Seattle, of all places, but one run by the FSSP, which is wonderful. Fr. Saguto was excellent, and I would highly recommend those that have not been to a EF Mass to find the closest FSSP parish and go. The homilies along are beyond compare. Sancte Petro ora pro nobis!

  9. Bthompson says:

    His predecessor, Absp Brunett, was also very good about supporting and attending these Masses. Even as one without a particular devotion to the EF, I am very happy Absp Sartain is supporting the EF community as well.

  10. Our family traveled from Bellingham to Seattle to participate in this Holy Mass. Two other cars formed a caravan with ours for the 160 mile round trip. As visitors to the EF parish, we noticed what a blessed abundance of families and children were present.
    The Mass was extraordinary in so many ways!!
    Thank you priests of the FSSP!

    Beautiful photos of the event are posted here:

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