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.


Read the Archdiocese of Seattle Synod Report

Released on June 30, 2022, the report is a synthesis of findings from over 11,000 people who participated in the Synodal Process in the Archdiocese of Seattle.

Upcoming events

Date: July 6
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Virtual – Zoom

Archdiocese of Seattle's Mental Health Ministry sponsors this monthly educational forum with professionals from various mental health disciplines speaking on mental health topics.

Date: August 2
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Trophy Lake Golf & Casting Club

Join Archbishop Etienne for a day of golf, fellowship and "fun" raising for seminarian education at Trophy Lake Golf & Casting Club in Port Orchard

Date: August 10
Time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Holy Family

safeTALK is a suicide intervention workshop led by youth members of the archdiocesan Catholic Lifesavers Corps.

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

Faith in action


From Northwest Catholic

  • Pope: Two women will join committee that helps him choose bishopsPope: Two women will join committee that helps him choose bishops
    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis said he plans to name two women to the committee that helps him choose bishops for the world’s Latin-rite dioceses. In an interview July 2 with the Reuters news agency, the pope seemed to indicate the women would be members, not consultants or staff members,… Read more »
  • Ecumenical groups announce more institutions divesting from fossil fuelsEcumenical groups announce more institutions divesting from fossil fuels
    VATICAN CITY – A growing number of Christian churches, dioceses, religious orders and organizations are announcing they will divest from fossil fuels.“In total, 35 faith institutions from six countries with more than $1.25 billion in combined assets announced today their divestment from fossil fuel companies,” said a news release distributed… Read more »
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From the Archdiocese

Archdiocese of Seattle officially concludes Synod Consultative Process

June 30, 2022 –Today, the Archdiocese of Seattle submitted its Synod Synthesis Report to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), officially concluding the local consultative process of Pope Francis’ global synod

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WSCC - Call to Respect Life and Serve Families in Need

June 24, 2022 – “Defense of unborn life is closely linked to the defense of each and every other human right. It involves the conviction that a human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at every stage of development.”

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Archbishop Issues Decrees for Parish Changes in Seattle

May 30, 2022 – After more than a year of strategic planning, Archbishop Paul D. Etienne issued three decrees for parishes in Seattle, which will take effect on July 1, 2022. 

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

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