Welcome to the Catholic Church in Western Washington

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

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Solemnity of Pentecost

The Solemnity of the Pentecost commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles, fifty days after the Resurrection. ...

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. James Cathedral
804 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA, USA

Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood

The Archdiocese of Seattle joyfully announces the Ordination to the Priesthood of Maximiliano Muñoz and Kyle Rink. ...

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Archdiocese of Seattle Response to Attorney General Press Conference

SEATTLE, May 9, 2024 – SEATTLE, May 9, 2024 – After listening to the Attorney General’s press conference, we have the following statements to share: The Archdiocese of Seattle supports the idea to “do the right thing” as mentioned by Attorney General Bob Ferguson in today’s press conference. Read More| En Espanol

Archdiocese of Seattle Response to Attorney General Subpoena

SEATTLE, May 9, 2024 – The Archdiocese of Seattle has welcomed this opportunity to cooperate with the Attorney General since we received his original request in July 2023. Read More | En Espanol


Archdiocese Starts Care for Creation Ministry

April 22, 2024 – To better carry out the Catholic social teaching of caring for God’s creation, the Archdiocese of Seattle launched a new ministry dedicated to care for creation.  Read More

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.   Read More

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

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