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.

Three ways to grow your faith this year

Year of the Eucharist

Archbishop Etienne invites you to commit to a deeper understanding and experience of the Eucharist in this special year he established for the Archdiocese of Seattle.

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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

Seattle Bishops Speak Out Against Hatred

It is with heavy hearts that we offer this statement regarding the recent acts of violence and hatred against our Asian American brothers and sisters. The recent attacks, both nationally and locally in our own archdiocese, are indicative of a new era of hatred that must come to an end.

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Archdiocese Statement on COVID-19 Vaccines

In accordance with the instruction of the Holy See and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the use of all current COVID-19 vaccines during this pandemic are morally acceptable.

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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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Upcoming events

Date: April 16
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.

Date: April 21
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: St. James Cathedral

Join Archbishop Paul Etienne for Prayer service for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Join us in person or watch livestream @ArchdioceseofSeattle Vimeo and Facebook

Prayer for Vocations
Date: April 25
Location: All Parishes

World Day of Prayer for Vocations is celebrated in parishes April 24th & 25th. The purpose of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations is to publicly fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2).

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.