North American Martyrs Catholic Church

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North American Martyrs Catholic Church is a Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) parish in Seattle, Washington, celebrating Mass according to the Tridentine Rite. Although there are other churches celebrating the Latin Mass in the area, North American Martyrs is Seattle's first parish to do so directly supported by Archbishop Alexander Joseph Brunett under Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, in communion with Rome.[1]

About 500 parishioners frequent North American Martyrs,[1] with masses at St. Alphonsus Church in Ballard as well as Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline, WA. The parish does not yet have a permanent home. Its current pastor is Fr. Gerard Saguto, FSSP.

The parish is named after its eponymous North American Martyrs, eight Jesuit missionaries martyred in the mid-17th century.


  1. ^ a b Connelly, Joel (September 26, 2009), "Dominus vobiscum: Latin mass returns to Seattle", Seattle Post-Intelligencer 

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Coordinates: 47°40′17″N 122°22′32″W / 47.67139°N 122.37556°W / 47.67139; -122.37556