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March 17,  2020   |   VOL. 1 No. 1
Coronavirus Guidance
Please see the latest guidance that appears on our website about how parishes can handle impacts from the coronavirus. Read more here.
 
Parish Financial Services
The PRF is open for business and will be processing deposits on Wednesday, and sending out withdrawals every Thursday. Read more guidance from Parish Financial Resources here.
 
Human Resources
The Archbishop is committed to continuing to pay employees their regular salary (and benefits) whether or not their job lends itself to working remotely. Please read more about the Emergency Closure Timesheet Instructions here.
 
CYO Athletics
CYO Athletics will cancel the spring sports season, based on the latest recommendation from the CDC to limit events and activities for the next 8 weeks. This includes:
5-8 Baseball season is cancelled.
4-8 Track and Field season is cancelled.
3rd Grade Girls Basketball season is cancelled.
Coed HS Volleyball season is cancelled.


Facility Manager Webinar
Property and Construction has been hosting a series of webinars for facility managers to discuss guidance around cleaning and answer questions. The next webinar is Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 9:00 am. If you’d like to join, please register here.
 
Associated Cemeteries
Associated Catholic Cemeteries is committed to serving the burial needs of our Faith Community, while striving to protect members of the public and the cemetery staff. Please read about the temporary changes that have been implemented here.
 
Parish Staffing
During this time, we need to do our part to slow the spread of the virus and protect the vulnerable. If your employees feel vulnerable – for any reason – they should work from home. In some cases, parish offices may need to close. However, essential work, such as paying bills, must continue. 

At the same time, if you feel that your staff cannot properly maintain the church for private prayer, please coordinate with your neighboring parishes to offer other times for parishioners to visit a church for private prayer. It’s important that you communicate when and where the nearest Catholic church is that is open for their prayer.


As always, parishioners should have a way to contact their priest should they have an emergency pastoral or sacramental need. Only when alternate plans for prayer have been made, should you communicate that your parish church must close.
 
In order to protect the vulnerable in our community an open church must always have a volunteer or staff member present to ensure social distancing and to sanitize spaces.
 
Resources for Parishioners
Faith at Home  (English | Spanish)
Remote Learning  (
Link)
Social and Emotional Learning  (Link)
Mental Health  (List of resources | Support strategies
Our Lady of Seattle prayer card  (English | Spanish)
Angelus and Our Lady of Seattle prayers  (Text) 
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