Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

God is good! It has been a joy to journey in faith with you over the past nearly 12 years. I have been inspired and blessed by the generosity and dedication of so many of you!

I am reading a letter at all of the weekend Masses by Archbishop Sartain announcing my new parish assignment as well as the priest who will be coming to serve you as your new pastor.

I have been assigned to the be the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Seattle and St. Thomas parish in Tukwila.

Fr. Nicholas Wichert will be your new pastor. He has currently been serving as pastor of Holy Rosary and Visitation parishes in Tacoma.

Let’s pray for God’s abundant grace as we transition and gratitude for all the blessings we have received.

in Christ,
Fr. James Northrop