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My name is Fr. James Northrop and I am a Roman Catholic priest serving within the Archdiocese of Seattle. I was ordained on June 7, 1997 by the late Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy.

I am currently the pastor of
St. Thomas Parish in Tukwila, WA.

My past parish assignments were:
  • St. Michael Parish, Olympia WA (1997-2000)
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Enumclaw, WA (2000-2005)
  • St. Brendan Parish, Bothell, WA (2005-2017)
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 additions to the website.
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Submit a Prayer Request and I will include it in my daily prayers.
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Weekly podcast of my Sunday homilies.
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Join me for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from April 24 May 4, 2023
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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.
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“Check out this article from The Word Among Us (www.wau.org) on prayer. I have been subscribing to the Word Among Us for over 30 years and it is one of my favorite devotionals.

"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire."

St. Catherine of Siena