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My name is Fr. James Northrop and I am a Roman Catholic priest serving within the Archdiocese of Seattle.

I am currently the pastor of St. Brendan parish in Bothell, WA. I arrived in July of 2005. St. Brendan parish is a vibrant Catholic community and we also have a great school where we are able to educate children to be mature disciples who engage and transform the world through the grace of God in Jesus Christ.

My past parish assignments were:
  • St. Michael Parish, Olympia WA (1997-2000)
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Enumclaw, WA (2000-2005)
  • St. Brendan Parish, Bothell, WA (2005-Present)

I am also the State Chaplain for the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Spiritual Director for Western Washington Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

Please take a few minutes to look around the website as I am constantly updating it. My hope is that it will give you a window into what a joy it is to serve the Lord as a Catholic priest.


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Recent Updates (Updated 3/24/15)
Recent additions to the website.
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A weekly videocast I produce to communicate, educate, and encourage members of my parish.
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Weekly podcast of my Sunday homilies. Recommended for insomnia.
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Random reflections, rantings, and ravings on the beauty of life in Christ.
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Retreats, Healing Masses, Education Events
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I send out a Daily Thought with the hopes of providing a word of encouragement for spiritual growth. You can subscribe by clicking here and can unsubscribe anytime.
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Ralph Martin & Peter Herbeck share a powerful message about a second chance the Lord is giving us to experience the Grace of Pentecost.
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Deacon Retreat Resources Available
The 2015 Deacon Retreat Presentations and Resources are now available. Click HERE to view.