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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. Brendan parish in Bothell, WA. I arrived in July of 2005. I will be leaving St. Brendan parish at the end of June for a new assignment.

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 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 April 19, 2017)
Recent additions to the website.
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A videocast I produce to communicate, educate, and encourage members of my parish.
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Weekly podcast of my Sunday homilies.
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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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“The Wild Goose” series will help you deepen your relationship with the Holy Spirit.
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Submit a Prayer Request and I will include it in my daily prayers.

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

St. Catherine of Sienna