Welcome to the Catholic Church in Western Washington

Archbishop Etienne in green, ordinary time vestments

From Archbishop Paul D. Etienne

Welcome! We hope this website inspires you to learn about the Catholic faith or go deeper in your own relationship with Jesus. Learn about the Archdiocese of Seattle, our ministries, upcoming events and more.


Planning for the future

Partners in the Gospel is a strategic pastoral planning effort taking place across the Archdiocese of Seattle to re-invigorate and renew our local Catholic Church.

Final parish families were announced in February 2024, and Archbishop Etienne and the Priest Personnel Board released the Official Appointments, including pastors, parochial vicars and other assignments, in April 2024.

Parish families and official appointments went into effect on July 1, 2024.

Upcoming events

5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Issac Orr Conference Room
910 Marion Street, Seattle, WA, USA

With This Light (Con Esta Luz) Screening

Join us in-person or online for a screening of the documentary, With This Light, to learn about Sister Maria Rosa Leggol and her work as an activist and visionary to help tens of thousands of Honduran children escape poverty. ...

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Charles Borromeo, Tacoma
7112 South 12th Street, Tacoma, WA 98465

Local Eucharistic Congress 

Join the pilgrimage from every corner of our archdiocese to experience the real presence of Jesus Christ through adoration, prayer, music, procession and Mass.  ...

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Explore what it means to be Catholic and how to start your faith journey.

Faith in action


From Northwest Catholic

Archbishop wants to work with attorney general, but subpoena ‘too broad,’ violates religious exemption

SEATTLE – The Archdiocese of Seattle “simply can’t comply” with a subpoena from the state ..... Read More

Hillbilly Thomists bring bluegrass music with a Dominican flair to Seattle

SEATTLE – A trio from The Hillbilly Thomists, a group of eight Dominican friars who play bl ..... Read More

Archdiocese’s new pastoral ministries aim to help abuse survivors, parishes and schools

SEATTLE – A healing ministry to assist survivors of abuse is among new pastoral care minist ..... Read More

Pope: Anointing of the sick offers strength to those seriously ill, elderly

VATICAN CITY – The sacrament of the anointing of the sick is not just for those who are n ..... Read More

After merger of two Everett parishes, parishioners join forces to serve the hungry

EVERETT – Two years ago, when Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Immaculate Conception parishes ..... Read More

Parish families begin in Archdiocese of Seattle

SEATTLE — The Archdiocese of Seattle’s 136 parishes officially became 60 parish families ..... Read More

From the Archdiocese

Archdiocese Reaffirms Commitment to Victim Survivors

SEATTLE, July 12, 2024 – Today King County Superior Court Judge Michael Scott ruled that the attorney general does not have legal authority to enforce a subpoena against the Archdiocese of Seattle.

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Archdiocese of Seattle Starts New Healing Ministry

SEATTLE, July 10, 2024 – As part of its re-envisioning effort, the Archdiocese of Seattle is adjusting the Chancery structure to better serve parish, schools and ministry staff, while offering more pastoral care.

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Parish Families Form across the Archdiocese of Seattle

SEATTLE, July 1, 2024 – After two and a half years of planning, extensive consultation and discernment, the Archdiocese of Seattle formed 60 parish families today as part of Partners in the Gospel conference. Read More  | En Espanol

The Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Seattle. Everyone is invited to participate.

The Archdiocese of Seattle is committed to transparency regarding clergy abuse.