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My name is Fr. James Northrop, and I am Roman Catholic priest serving in the Archdiocese of Seattle, WA.
I am the pastor of St. Brendan Parish and School.
I was ordained on June 7, 1997 by the late Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy.
Please take a little while to look around the website. I am constantly adding new things to it.
I send out a devotional thought each day called “The Daily Thought”. You can click on the menu above to read each one or you can have it emailed to you by signing up under the same menu.

I have served in the following parishes and have the following extra duties from the Archbishop

Current Assignment

Pastor St. Brendan Parish (Bothell)

Other Duties

State Chaplain Catholic Daughters of the Americas 2002-Present

Spiritual Director Western Washington Catholic Charismatic Renewal 2005-Present

Past Assignments

Parochial Vicar St. Michael Parish (Olympia) 1997-2000

Pastor Sacred Heart Parish (Enumclaw) 2000-2005
Website Info
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I built my first website my last year at the seminary. I used Adobe PageMill which was one of the first programs that let you build a website without having to know HTML code.
When I moved to a Windows machine I began using Microsoft Frontpage.
I now use Rapidweaver for Mac. It is by far the best software to date for building websites with ease and lots of options.
I hope this website gives you a little insight into what a privilege it is to serve the Lord as a priest. If you have any questions/comments feel free to email me using the link at the bottom of the page.
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Patti Mansfield discusses the importance of Praise in our relationship with the Lord.

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