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Archbishop Etienne outside St. James Cathedral. February 22, 1999. Stephen Brashear Photography

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.

This Easter Season, I invite you to be intentional about proclaiming and celebrating the Risen Christ throughout this joyous season. Click here to learn 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 will go into effect July 1, 2024.

Upcoming events

3 - 5
4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center
4700 Southwest Dash Point Road, Federal Way, WA, USA

Theology of the Body Retreat for Young Adults

Join Brendan McCauley from the Humanum Project, for a weekend of diving into JPII’s teaching on the Theology of the Body. ...

Preaching on Vocations
4 - 5
All Day
Vietnamese Martyrs Parish, Tukwila
6841 South 180th Street, Tukwila, WA

Preaching on Vocations

Cha phó giám đốc ơn gọi Tổng Giáo Phận Seattle, Lm. Anh Trần, sẽ chia sẻ lời Chúa về ơn gọi tại giáo xứ Các Thánh Tử Đạo Việt Nam vào cuối tuần ngày 4 và 5 tháng 5 năm 2024, trong các Thánh Lễ: Thứ Bảy 4pm, Chúa Nhật 9:30am và 11:30am. ...

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Official Appointments Announced

April 8, 2024 – The Most Rev. Paul D. Etienne, having carefully assessed the needs of the People of God in the Archdiocese of Seattle and after careful consultation with the Christian Faithful and the Priest Personnel Board, makes the following pastoral appointments in accord with the 1983 Code of Canon Law effective July 1, 2024, unless otherwise noted. 

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A Call for Peace in the Middle East

February 14, 2024 – A call for peace in the Middle East by the leaders of the women’s religious communities in the Northwest, along with several Bishops in the Northwest.

Archbishop Paul D. Etienne Announces Final Parish Families

SEATTLE, February 5, 2024 – This weekend Archbishop Paul D. Etienne announced the final parish families, a key milestone of Partners in the Gospel, an effort aimed at restructuring and renewing parish life in the Archdiocese of Seattle.

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

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