Archbishop Etienne has just published a video expressing that out of abundance of caution, and despite our best efforts to slow this rapidly spreading virus down, he has suspended all public Masses effective immediately. We have not seen a contagion of this magnitude in our country for 100 years and it is important that we take it seriously.  We recognize that there are many implications to this decision and there will be additional communication forthcoming as the situation unfolds.

"Some of you will undoubtedly have unique and area specific questions about this news, but we want to be clear that this is not a recommendation, this is a directive from the Archbishop out of care and love for all of our people throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle.  While the greatest concern is currently in  Pierce, Snohomish and King Counties, please know that this decision was made with all of you beyond those three counties in mind as well.  All the scientific data we have leads us to believe that it is simply a matter of time before COVID-19 hits your parishes down south, on the peninsula and up north.  Take this new mandate as an opportunity to enact preventative measures that King, Snohomish and Pierce County parishes did not have the benefit of doing" 


Following the directives of Archdiocese, all Masses (weekdays, and weekend) at Tacoma Regional Parishes (St. Ann, St. John, Sacred Heart)  will be suspended until further notice. 

This list is current as of 3/12/2020 until further notice:

  • All public Masses are suspended until further notice
  • Coffee and Donuts on Sundays are cancelled
  • All CCD & Faith Formation Classes (RCIA, RCIC, First Communion, Confirmation) are suspended until further notice
  • All Lent Retreat for adults, youth, and kids are cancelled
  • First Reconciliation for kids are postponed
  • All Vietnamese activities (TNTT, Vovinam martial art, Sunday school, Dance Fitness, Yoga, and Sunday Cafe & Deli) are suspended until further notice
  • SVDP remains opened on Tuesday & Thursday
  • Liturgical precautions following Archdiocesan guidelines

        Removal of Holy Water from all fonts
        Suspension of the Sign of Peace
        Refraining from holding hands for the Our Father
        Distribution of Holy Communion only under the form of consecrated hosts and only on the hands

We will inform you when we receive additional information. 

Please don't forget to stand firm in prayers. Let us continue to pray for one another during this challenging time. “Holy Mary, we come before you as spiritual children in great need, seeking your intercession, and asking that your mantle of love surround us to console, protect and lead us to your son Jesus.”