St. Olaf Parish

Poulsbo, WA

St. Peter Mission

Suquamish, WA


Welcome to all who visit our website. On behalf of our community, I invite you to explore the information we share here. For many years, St. Peter/St. Olaf has specialized in outreach and friendship. We strive to enrich our spiritual lives through our weekend services and our ministries. If you're seeking a spiritual home where you can draw close to Jesus we invite you to take a furthur look.

Again, welcome. And peace be with you.

~ Fr. David

Our Heritage

Chief Sealth Our parish was originally founded in Suquamish at St. Peter Mission in 1863 with the mission church built in 1904. The mission is located next to the Native American cemetery where Chief Sealth, a baptized Catholic, is buried.

In 1956, in response to the expanding presence of the United States Navy in the region, Father Max Murray purchased property in Poulsbo and in 1968 a new parish was established. Olaf, a saint and former king of Norway, was chosen as our parish patron to acknowledge the Scandinavian roots of Poulsbo.  St. Olaf's Church was dedicated by Archbishop Thomas A. Connolly, on June 29, 1969.

At that time, St. Peter's became a mission of St. Olaf Parish. St. Peter Mission At present, our Parish serves over 1,100 Catholic families coming from Poulsbo, Kingston, North Silverdale, Hansville, Suquamish, Keyport, Port Gamble, Indianola, and Port Ludlow. Once again, as St. Olaf, our patron saint would say, "VELKOMEN"!

New to the Parish?

Please contact Joy Erickson in the parish office.
(360) 779-4291 Ext. 0
joy.erickson @ stolafschurch . org

Contact Info

St. Olaf Catholic Parish
18943 Caldart Avenue
Poulsbo, WA 98370

Phone: (360) 779-4291
Fax: (360) 779-1240
Emergencies: (360) 710-2296
Funerals: (360) 621-4390

Office Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Parish Staff

cross Pastor
Rev. David Young
(360) 779-4291 Ext. 2

cross Pastoral Associate
Michelle Charmante
(360) 621-4390
michelleann @ stolafschurch . org

cross Admin Director
Joy Erickson
(360) 779-4291 Ext. 0
joy.erickson @ stolafschurch . org

cross Religious Education
Kim Baumann
(360) 779-4291 Ext. 1
stolafformation @ stolafschurch . org

cross Facilities Manager
Storm Smole
(360) 779-4291 Ext. 0

cross Custodian
Mike Courtright
(360) 779-4291 Ext. 0

cross Parish Nurse
Mary Tillotson, RN
(360) 779-4291 Ext. 4
parishnursing @ stolafschurch . org

cross Music Director
Cindy Lint
(360) (360) 981-4496
cindy.lint01 @

cross Piano & Organ
Judy Sorrels
judybugs1117 @

cross Piano
Mary Elizabeth Reynolds
gypsypiano @

Ministry in Español

¡Bienvenido! Gracia por visitar a nuestra parroquia. Para dejar mensaje en Españnol, favor de llamar a (360) 779-4291, Ext 5.

Todos estan invitados a la Misa en Español los Sabados a las 6:30pm. Para el coro, favor de placticar con Michael Courtright at (360) 779-4291 Ext. 0. Para los demás ministros, favor de platicar con (360) 779-4291, Ext 5.


Altar Servers
Michelle Charmante
(360) 621-4390
Eucharistic Ministers
Tom Musha
(360) 697-6439
Maria Ochoa
(206) 947-1489
maria @
Lector Training
Kathleen Shirk
(360) 779-7372
Lector Scheduling
Mary Payne
(360) 779-3570
Ellen Strickland (St. Olaf)
Mitzie Goodrich (St. Peter Mission)
(360) 394-3833
Storm Smole
(360) 509-2133


We invite everyone interested in contributing to the beauty of the liturgy through voice or instrument to please contact Cindy Lint
at cindy.lint01 @

We rehearse on Thursday evenings during the school year. We also have opportunities for seasonal and summer participation.

Eucharistic Adoration

Our Blessed Sacrament chapel is located just inside the front doors of the church, to the left. Registered parishioners are welcome to check out an electronic key from the parish office. Please contact Joy Erickson in the parish office. To schedule a time for a weekly holy hour, contact Penny Blankenship at (360) 598-4745.

Parish Store

Our Parish Store is located in the north end of the Social Hall, and is open after Sunday Masses. The store sells books, religious articles, educational items, and gifts for a wide variety of occasions.

For urgent purchases during the week, please contact Joy Erickson.
(360) 779-4291 Ext. 112
joy.erickson @ stolafschurch . org

Parish Library

The Father John Topel SJ library is located near the front doors of the Social Hall. Our catalog offers books, DVDs, and audio materials covering a wide range of topics within the Catholic tradition. It is open after Mass on most Sundays.

For assistance, please contact our library manager Nancy Rogers at (360) 697-2679.

Finance Council

The finance council supports the administration of the parish's financial and capital resources.

For information about any aspect of our finances or facilities, please contact the Finance Council Chair, Tim Propeck at tpropeck60 @

St. Catherine Society

All ladies of the parish are invited to join the Society. Our mission is to bring comfort and support to grieving families by preparing and hosting funeral receptions. Our business and social meetings are on the first Thursday of each month at 12:30pm in the Gallagher building.

For further information, please contact Nancy Rogers at (360) 697-2697 or Mary Ann Brandt at mmbrandt36 @

Saint Vincent dePaul

For financial assistance, or for any other social outreach referrals, please contact St. Vincent dePaul at (360) 779-9980. We also welcome you to stop by our offce between 10am-noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Our office is located in the building across the parking lot from the church.

Legion of Mary

The members of the Legion of Mary run the Parish Store, conduct the community rosary on Wednesday evenings and at funerals, and coordinate our outreach to those living at the Martha & Mary, Brookdale, and Liberty Shores residences. Please contact Larry Wallace at lawjib @ for further information.

Community Meal

On the third Monday of each month we offer a free dinner at 5:00pm in our Social Hall. This meal is part of the social safety net surroundng the most vulnerable members of our local Poulsbo community. For further information or to inquire about volunteering, please contact Nancy Rogers at (360) 697-2679.

Loaves & Fishes

During the school year, we offer a free lunch in our Social Hall after the Sunday 10:30am Mass. This is part of our Religious Education ministry. To help coordinate a lunch, or to help as a member of a serving team, please contact Joy Erickson at (360) 779-4291, x113.

Respect Life

The members of our Respect Life committee lead our ongoing support for the lives of unborn, newborn, young children, the elderly, terminally ill, and those who care for them. Their special focus is the parish's fourth Sunday rosary for life, assisting local crisis pregnancy programs, and promoting local and regional pro-life events. Please contact Joanne G. via the parish office to join these efforts.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights provide broad support to our parish and wider community through many different forms of service and outreach. For further information, contact the Grand Knight at kofc8297 @ or go to their website or Facebook page.

Health Ministry

Parish Nursing is a unique specialized practice of nursing that is a health promotion disease prevention ministry based on the total health and healing of a person - body, mind and spirit.

  • Acting as a health counselor to church members.
  • Providing information about health resources and making appropriate referrals.
  • Giving personal assistance with health planning choices.
  • Encouraging people to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles.
  • Conducting educational programs on health related topics.
  • Recruiting and training volunteers to assist in these activities.
For further information, contact Mary Tillotson, RN at (360) 779-4291 Ext. 4 or
parishnursing @ stolafschurch . org.

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Updated: 5 June 2020