Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church

Truly it is a great blessing to be a part of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish here in Snoqualmie Valley. I am happy with my pastoral ministry and fortunate that I am surrounded with friendly and devoted parishioners. Last June, I completed the first term of my ministry here and in spite of the usual pastoral challenges, I would say that, in this place, I have peace of mind and heart!

Recently, I received a letter from Archbishop P. Sartain and he has assigned me for a second term as your priest administrator. I am grateful to God for this opportunity so as for me to serve him more by serving you. I am grateful to the Archbishop and I am grateful to be here.

Last year, some families moved out of the area and now we are welcoming new families so the parish is growing for the first time in 4-5 years. I feel happy to welcome them.

For the past few years we were affected by the global economic and unemployment crisis. Thus, we were affected financially in so many ways. But at this time, though some are still struggling with unemployment, many people got jobs. Just as we pray for spiritual blessings and strive to be grow spiritually, let us continue to pray for our material needs as we also pray for economic, employment, and financial progress in our land.

Yes, in spite of the challenges mentioned above there are also corresponding blessings that would come our way especially as a church. Indeed, God is a loving and gracious God! Thanks be to God! Likewise, I would like again to express my gratitude to all of you for your generosity! By your donations our ordinary income is more stable thus this helps us to function as a parish.

Investing in our future, our parish hired a new youth minister so as to form the hearts and minds of the young members of our parish that they may grow in faith and love for the church. This was made possible again because of your support and this means to say that with your support, there will be strong church programs.

As your priest administrator, I acknowledge and appreciate all your generosity of time, talent and treasure that you wholeheartedly give to our parish! May the Good Lord shower upon you and your families the graces that you need, amen!

In Christ through Our Lady of Sorrows,

Fr. Roman Roy C. Baroma, Jr.


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Mass Schedules

Saturday

5:00 PM

Sunday

8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 AM

Weekdays (Wed, Thurs, Fri)

9:00 AM (check bulletin as this can change)

Penance (Confession):

The Sacrament of Penance is every Saturday from 4:00-4:30 pm.

Communal Reconciliation Services with private confession are scheduled during Advent and Lent.

Sacramental Programs

Penance (Confession)

The Sacrament of Penance is the every Saturday from 4:15-4:30 pm.

Communal Reconciliation Services with private confession are scheduled during Advent and Lent.

Baptisms

The celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism for infants is scheduled after the baptismal preparation for the parents is completed. Baptisms are normally celebrated at a Sunday Mass in the parish where the parents live. Adults and children 7 years and older seeking baptism or confirmation are invited to inquire at the parish office for information about adult preparation.

First Reconciliation

Beginning in the fall, this program is targeted for 2nd graders and their families. This catechesis focuses on forgiveness, making choices, and reconciliation.

First Eucharist

The Eucharist Preparation program begins in the spring time. 2nd graders and their parents are encouraged to participate. This sacramental preparation includes parent/child learning sessions and a family get together.

Confirmation

We offer a preparation program for those of High School age. (Adult confirmation preparation is offered through the Catechumenate program). This program is offered every other year and includes a retreat.

Rite Of Christian Initiation

The Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is for those who were never baptized or baptized in a non Catholic church. This program is to better understand the Catholic faith, and is available for adults and children 7 years and older. Separate preparation is designed for both children and adults, but the same rite and rituals are observed.

Marriage

Couples seeking marriage in the Church are asked to contact the parish at least four months in advance of their proposed wedding date. Marriages are celebrated in the parish in which one of the Catholic parties lives.

Religious Education/Faith Formation

Contact Anita Florence at 888-2974.Programs for preschool through High School are offered at Our Lady of Sorrows. Classes are held at the church on Sundays during the school year: 9:30 - 10:30am for Preschoolers through fourth grade; 11am for fifth and sixth grade; 5:00pm for seventh and eighth grade. Schedules are available.

Summer Bible Camp is offered for children in Preschool through grade 5 each summer. Other special events, such as The Children's Christmas Pageant and Easter Journey are offered throughout the year.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:Preparation classes are offered in the fall for children in second grade or older.

Sacrament of Eucharist: Preparation classes are offered in the spring for children in second grade or older who have already celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Sacrament of Confirmation: Preparation classes are offered every other year for high school students who are at least 16 years old. Please contact Anita Florence for information.

Adult Faith Enrichment

Bible Study/Faith Sharing. Anita Florence ( 888-2974) or Ginny Hayden (888-2974). Open to every adult who wants to further their understanding of Scripture.

We offer various Adult Education programs throughout the year, as well as bulletin inserts on the Catholic faith. Contact Anita Florence for information.

Youth Ministry

Middle School Program

Anita Florence 888-2974. The Middle School Youth Ministry program is for students in seventh and eighth grade. It is designed to help deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ, their community, and the world through scripture, prayer, Catholic moral teaching, service to others, and fun events.

High School Program

Anita Florence 888-2974. This ministry invites young people to explore their faith, build relationships, and reach out to others in need. The focus is on scripture, service and community building.

Echo Glen

Betsy Staal (425) 482-6092. This ministry reaches out to incarcerated youth at the Echo Glen Detention Center in Snoqualmie. Every Wednesday evening, volunteers meet with youth groups to talk about life experiences, making choices, and following God's plan

Pastors and Staff

Fr. Roy Baroma
Priest Administrator
Fr. Jan Larson
Assistant Priest
Maria Hassard
Pastoral Associate
Anita Florence
Pastoral Assistant
for Faith Formation
Peggy
Buckingham
Pastoral Assistant
for Administration
and Liturgy
Ginny Hayden
Bible Study Coordinator
Nell Engel
Music Minister
Carmella Wolf
Nursery Coordinator

Street Address

Our Lady of Sorrows Church
39025 SE Alpha Street
Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Mailing Address

Our Lady of Sorrows Church
P.O. Box 909
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Phone: (425) 888-2974
Fax: (425) 888-7098