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 to our new website! Thank you for taking time to visit us. We hope this website inspires you to learn about the Catholic faith or go deeper in your own relationship with Jesus. Learn about our ministries, upcoming celebrations, local Catholic events and more. This website is here to serve you. May it help you to find and experience the endless love and joy of our Lord.

Year of the Eucharist

Archbishop Paul D. Etienne invites everyone in the Archdiocese of Seattle to a renewed focus on the heart of our faith and the center of our parish life: the Eucharist. The Eucharist is central to our life as Church and as individual Christian believers. In a very real way, we cannot live without it.

During this year, the archbishop asks every Catholic and parish community in Western Washington to commit to a deepener understanding and experience of the Eucharist.

Read more about the Year of the Eucharist here and in the Archbishop's Pastoral Letter.

Faith in action

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

Archdiocese in the news

How Catholics are carrying out prison ministry ...


As the pandemic has severely restricted gatherings and volunteer opportunities, Catholic dioceses throughout the United States and Canada have had to rethink prison ministries. ...

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Archbishop Etienne, religious groups urge unity, peace at polls


As election polls opened Nov. 3, church leaders joined leading faith-based organizations in calling for unity and peace throughout Election Day and afterward as voting results are known.

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Seattle archbishop introduces initiatives on pastoral, strategic


Archbishop Paul D. Etienne of Seattle has introduced new pastoral planning and strategic planning initiatives, both part of an effort he expects will rebuild and strengthen the Catholic Church in western Washington.

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Upcoming events

Date: March 5
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Online

Como cada mes desde el inicio de la Pandemia de Covid-19, ofreceremos este espacio especial con el Obispo Elizondo para dialogar sobre temas de actualidad.

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Date: March 19
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Location: St. James Cathedral

Celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph, and the beginning the Year of the Family, by joining us at Mass at St. James Cathedral. Mass will be presided by Archbishop Etienne. Click title for more information.

Date: March 23
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Location: St. James Cathedral

Join the bishops who will offer mass for the intentions of a successful and fruitful Catholic Advocacy Day. On this day, Catholics across our state will advocate for issues with legislators in Olympia.  There will be two masses, one in English and one in Spanish.

Ways to give to and serve others to carry out the mission of the Church in Western Washington.

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