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125th Anniversary

Message from the Pastor

Dear Parishioners, Alumni and Friends:
We celebrate our 125th anniversary year with grateful hearts, and we thank God for his innumerable blessings to Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish these many years. It is here that generations of Catholics have grown in faith together. It is here that we have encountered the living Christ through countless baptisms, the Eucharist, confessions, weddings, and funerals. It is here that we have offered acts of kindness to the poor and marginalized, and served as a welcoming community to visitors from near and far. Read more...

Parish History

In 2014, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church begins its 125th year serving Catholics in Seattle and celebrates its status as the city’s oldest existing parish. In short, Sacred Heart Parish has quite the storied history – one of endurance, commitment, service and above all, faith. Our story began in 1889—the same year that Washington was admitted as the 42nd state in the United States and the great Seattle fire ravaged through the downtown area. Read more...

Calendar of Events

To commemorate our parish’s remarkable history and service to the Seattle community over the last 125 years, a few special events are already planned. Please check the bulletin and other notices for more details on additional upcoming events in honor of our year-long celebration. We hope that you’ll join us as we celebrate our many blessings and the good works that our collective Catholic faith has inspired throughout our parish’s existence. Read more...

Click on the brochure to download the PDF version of the 125th Anniversary Pamphlet.

Photos of 125th Anniversary Kick-off Mass, Jan. 5, 2014



Prayer for 125th Anniversary Year

Jesus Christ, your Sacred Heart has been the beacon of light and fountain of love
for our parish since 1889. We humbly pray that you continue to grace us, especially during this 125th anniversary year.

May we always be grateful for the dear souls whose faith has blessed our parish
these many years!

May the Holy Spirit continue to inspire and guide us to eagerly respond to your Gospel message!

May the abundant love of your Abba and our Father always grow in us and flow through us to everyone, especially the poor and marginalized in our midst!

And may Mary, our Mother of Perpetual Help, and all the Redemptorist saints lead us day by day to you and help us remain faithful in serving you and your people.

In gratitude we pray, Amen!

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