Welcome to the Catholic Church in Western Washington

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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.

In this season of Lent, I encourage you to go to our Lent page for inspiration, prayers and reflections to help you encounter Jesus in more meaningful ways.

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 February 3, 2024.

Upcoming events

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8 - 10
4:00 pm - 11:30 am
Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center
4700 Southwest Dash Point Road, Federal Way, WA, USA

Men’s Silent Retreat

Join us for a men's silent retreat, “Preparing for Spiritual Combat – Our Role as Men in Staying Awake in a Woke Culture," with Deacon Harold Burke. ...

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Andrew Catholic Church
1401 Valley Ave, Sumner, WA 98390

Theology on Tap

The Gift of Temptation with Br. John Vianney, OP Questions, contact Tyler Tangen, Director of Young Adult Ministry at tyler.tangen@seattlearch.org. ...

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From the Archdiocese

A Call for Peace in the Middle East

February 14, 2024 – Ash Wednesday The leaders of the women’s religious communities in the Northwest, along with several Bishops in the Northwest are deeply troubled by the escalating war between Israel and Hamas after the horrifying attack by Hamas on October 7, 2023.

The Seattle Times - Seattle Archdiocese announces final plan to consolidate Catholic parishes

Feb. 4, 2024 at 12:00 pm KIRKLAND — The Archdiocese of Seattle announced over the weekend its far-reaching plan to consolidate 136 Catholic parishes throughout Western Washington into 60 “parish families.”

Archbishop Paul D. Etienne Announces Final Parish Families

SEATTLE, February 5, 2024 – This weekend Archbishop Paul D. Etienne announced the final parish families, a key milestone of Partners in the Gospel, an effort aimed at restructuring and renewing parish life in the Archdiocese of Seattle.

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

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