A dedication of the newly completed Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church was held Sunday, March 25.
The 3-hour service was conducted by Father Frank Schuster, pastor of the congregation, and by the Most Rev. J. Peter Sartain, archbishop of Seattle.
Father Schuster, in his remarks to the over 1,000 parishioners and guests, reminded those gathered that Blessed Teresa, over the last few years, has worshipped in a number of places, including the barn that used to occupy the property at 17856 NE Woodinville Duvall Road in Woodinville.
Visiting co-celebrants included the Most Rev. Alex J. Brunett, archbishop emeritus of Seattle; the Reverend Scott Connolly, Blessed Teresa’s first pastor who is now in Bellingham; Rev. James Johnson of Seattle’s Our Lady of Fatima Church; the Reverend James Northrop, pastor at St. Brendan’s in Bothell and other priests of the archdiocese.
Father Schuster concluded, saying, “This church is a testament to the great love of our parishioners. The witness of Mother Teresa however, challenges us to consider the great task that lies ahead. Although this is a historic moment in the life of our parish, what matters now is the ministry Christ has entrusted to us in the days and years to come.”
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