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WELCOME!

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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.

At the end of June 2024, I will be moving to parish family #32 (Sacred Heart, Enumclaw - St. Barbara, Black Diamond - St. Aloysius, Buckley).

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.

WEBSITE HIGHLIGHTS

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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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My dad passed away on December 20, 2022. This is a video tribute I created for him.
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Retreats, Healing Masses, Education Events

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

St. Catherine of Siena

Background Music: "Take My Hand" by The Kry