Name of Church St. Alphonsus Church/Church of the North American Martyrs, Seattle

Address 5816 15th Avenue NW, Seattle WA 98107

Phone number 206-784-6464 (St. Alphonsus) or (206) 641-6504 (North American Martyrs)

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Mass times St. Alphonsus: Saturday vigil, 5 p.m.  Sundays, 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.  Tuesday, 8:45 a.m. and Wednesday – Saturday, 8 a.m.  Martyrs, all Tridentine: 8 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. (high Mass).  Monday, Wednesday & holydays, 7:30 p.m.  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 a.m. & 12:10 p.m.  Fridays, 12:10 p.m. (and 7:30 p.m. on First Fridays).  Saturdays, 11 a.m.

Confessions St. Alphonsus: Saturday, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.  Sundays, 7:15 – 7:45 a.m. & 9:15-9:45 a.m.  Martyrs confessions are before all Masses.

Names of priests Father Shane McKee of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), pastor, St. Alphonsus.  Father Gerard Saguto, administrator, and Simon Harkins, assistant administrator, Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), serve Martyrs.  SOLT also has a convent on the grounds; the sisters serve in a variety of capacities at the parish.

School St. Alphonsus has a K-8 school.

Special activities and groups Altar Society, Knights of Columbus, adoration chapel, Dead Theologians Society, Sancta Vida (pro-life group), Holy Name Society, St. Vincent de Paul Society

Music St. Alphonsus has a magnificent Fritt-Richards organ installed in the church 30 years ago, so you’ll hear ample organ music at the Masses.

Parking No problem.

Acoustics  Good, well suited for the organ.

Cry room No, but the vestibule is separated from the main body of the church by glass, and can act as a cry room.

Additional observations  St. Alphonsus is located northwest of downtown Seattle.  Redemptorist Fathers first served the community in 1891; the first resident priest came in 1901.  It’s a traditional style church, with a central tabernacle and representational stained glass windows and statues.  Two separate parish communities share the same church building, St. Alphonsus (served by a SOLT priest) and North American Martyrs (served by FSSP priests).  All FSSP sacraments are celebrated in Latin using the 1962 Missal.  FSSP operates with the blessing of Seattle Archbishop Peter Sartain.  FSSP, in fact, welcomed him in March for a pastoral visit, during which time he assisted in the celebration of the Mass.