The Archdiocese of Seattle is working with the Governor and the State of Washington in an effort to return to celebrating Mass as a community as soon as possible. It is highly unlikely that a gathering of any size will be possible until at least July. Even then any gathering will be limited in size. This is necessary to provide for necessary social distancing so as to inhibit the spread of the coronavirus. When we are able to gather again, Mass will look significantly different. A number of procedures and precautions will be required of us. Not until a vaccine or truly effective remedy for the virus is found will we be able to return to celebrating as we have been accustomed. In the meantime, we will meet in smaller groups when this becomes allowed and workable and continue with online Masses. Many of our St. Barbara parishioners are of an age or have health complications which indicate that they should avoid social gatherings of any size. During this period of pandemic, all Catholics are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses.
The Annual Catholic Appeal supports the Archdiocese of Seattle in carrying out the mission of the Catholic Church here in Western Washington. We may be physically separated at this time, but we are all able to help carry out the mission of the Church by participating in the appeal. Thank you so much for your generosity.
Ways to Give:
1. Make on online donation by clicking here: https://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Stewardship/ACA/donate.aspx
2. Make a stock or corporate matching gift donation by clicking here: https://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Stewardship/ACA/giving.aspx
3. Return your Annual Catholic Appeal pledge card by mail to:
Annual Catholic Appeal
710 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Please be sure to note "St. Barbara, Black Diamond" as your parish so that we will receive credit for your pledge. Thank you!
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Cancelled (in the Historic Church)
Reconciliation: First Saturday of each month - 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Adoration: First Friday of each month - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
FORMED is FREE to all parish members 24/7 anytime on the web using your computer, tablet, or smart phone. Formed is a digital platform that has inspiring Catholic videos, audios, books, Bible studies, and programs for all ages and it is FREE through our parish.
Have you wanted to learn more about your faith?
Do you ever desire to find wholesome entertainment and movies?
Have you wanted to refresh and strengthen your relationship with God?
Have you ever wanted to be able to share more about your faith with family, friends, or co-workers but felt you were lacking in knowledge?
The St. Barbara Prayer Groopit is an online forum where you can post your prayer requests and pray for the prayer requests of others in our community. You can access the St. Barbara Prayer Groopit via your computer and/or from your smart phone.
Anyone in our St. Barbara Parish community who would like to post their prayer needs and pray for the needs of others is welcome to join. The St. Barbara Prayer Groopit is a member’s only group. You do need to request to join and once your request is approved, you can begin posting your prayer requests and praying for those who have already posted.
It is easy, free and only take a few minutes to join the St. Barbara Prayer Groopit. Click the Join St. Barbara Prayer Groopit button today!
St. Barbara is a welcoming parish that consciously provides spiritual growth for everyone, and advocates the relationship of Christ and family within the home and community.