Name of Church St. Brendan

Address 10051 NE 195th St., Bothell, Washington 98011

Phone number (425) 483-9400


Mass Schedule Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sundays, 8, 11 a.m. and noon (Spanish). Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 8:30 a.m.; Thursdays, 6 p.m. (Spanish)

Confessions Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:45 a.m. Saturdays, 7:45 a.m. & 3 p.m.

Names of priests Fr. Nicholas Wichert, pastor. Father is a “re-vert” to the Catholic faith, and ordained to the priesthood in 2010. This summer, St. Brendan’s welcomed the young priest, who’s already been making positive changes to the community. One of his first decisions, for example, was to end the “theater-in-the-round” style of the church and place the altar back into the sanctuary. As he explained in a letter to the parish, “With this configuration, the priest, who celebrates the Mass in Persona Christi, in the person of Christ, will be at the head of the Liturgical Celebration of the Mass.” He further noted, “As we place the altar back in the sanctuary at the head of the community again, it also takes away from us being turned in on ourselves (a big problem in our society at large today) and reorients us toward the Lord.” (See the parish website for the full explanation.)

Special activities and groups Youth groups, Scripture study, Knights of Columbus, women’s book club, pro-life group, rosary after weekday Mass, Eucharistic adoration Fridays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Fellow parishioners St. Brendan’s is a parish church in the northeastern Seattle suburb of Bothell. It is a middle-class community, mostly English-speaking, with many large Pacific Northwest trees and close to the north end of Lake Washington.

School Yes, pre-K through 8.

Parking Ample.

Acoustics Good.

Additional observations The parish is named for the 6th century Irish monk St. Brendan the Navigator, who was said to have crossed the Atlantic Ocean to Newfoundland.