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.

Support the Annual Catholic Appeal

From outreach to those on the margins to supporting parish staff, seminarians, youth and young adult ministries and so much more, the Annual Catholic Appeal helps build a vibrant Catholic Community in Western Washington.

AN Invitation to Catholics Pastoral Planning

On Pentecost, the Archdiocese entered the next phase of Pastoral Planning. Everyone is invited to participate. 

Three ways to grow your faith this year

Be Fed

Join Archbishop Etienne as he shares insights and speaks with local young adults about real issues we face today and how Christ, present in the Eucharist, can truly nourish us.

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Year of St. Joseph

Pray with us in this Year of St. Joseph, established by Pope Francis, to follow St. Joseph's example and fully embrace God's will and strengthen our faith life.

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Year of the Family

Celebrate the Year of the Family, established by Pope Francis on the Feast of St. Joseph, to live the joy, beauty and love of family life through Christ.

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Faith in action

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

Archdiocese in the news

Bishop Mueggenborg Appointed as Bishop of Reno

On July 20, 2021 Pope Francis appointed Bishop Daniel H. Mueggenborg, auxiliary bishop of Seattle, as Bishop of Reno.

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Archbisop votes against U.S. bishops' proposal

Concerned that a U.S. bishops’ proposed teaching document on the Eucharist has become politicized, Archbishop Paul D. Etienne joined a minority of bishops in voting against the proposal June 17. 

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Official Appointments Announced

Official appointments announced in the Archdiocese of Seattle.

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Upcoming events

Date: August 3
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Trophy Lake Golf & Casting Club

Join the archbishop on Tuesday, August 3 at Trophy Lake Golf & Casting Club in Port Orchard for a full day of golf, fellowship and fun(raising to support seminarian formation. All proceeds raised from our annual Archbishop Golf Tournament are directed to the Seminarian Formation Fund to offset the costs associated with study for the priesthood.

Date: August 3
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Zoom

¿Le gustaría servir o sirve ya en algún ministerio en su parroquia o movimiento eclesial laico? La Oficina Regional del Noroeste para Asuntos Hispanos ofrece este diplomado gratuito y completamente en línea vía Zoom. Este es un esfuerzo colaborativo por parte de las (arqui) diócesis de los estados de Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana y Alaska.…

Date: August 19
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Calling all Catholic young adults age 18-39!   Enjoy an evening outdoors with food, drink and meaningful conversations as we EXPLORE OUR FAITH TOGETHER.

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.