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.


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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Encounter Jesus

Jesus invites all of us to have a personal relationship with him. Explore how you can encounter Jesus in a more meaningful way.

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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

Archdiocese Shares Real Estate Initiative

November 17, 2021 – The Archdiocese of Seattle shares its Catholic real estate vision, which aims to better serve communities and the mission of the Church by redeveloping underutilized properties for mission-critical uses such as community outreach, housing and ministry services.

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Archbishop reinstates Mass obligation

November 10, 2021 – Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have celebrated tens of thousands of Masses with only a handful of cases of coronavirus spread... As such, the general obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation (including the Saturday/vigil Mass) is to be reinstated (CIC, can. 1247) during Advent on December 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.

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Signing of the Healthy Planet, Healthy People Petition.

September 23, 2021 – The Archdiocese of Seattle signed the Healthy Planet, Healthy People Petition, which calls political leaders to set meaningful targets to protect creation and affirm the Paris Agreement at the upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) and UNClimate Change Conference (COP26).

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Upcoming events

Mass for Life
Date: January 22
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Location: St. James Cathedral

Archbishop Paul D. Etienne invites you to the  Mass for Life  
A day of Prayer for the Legal Protection for unborn children  with
Archbishop Etienne presiding

Date: February 6
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: St. James Cathedral

Join Archbishop Etienne for this special Mass to celebrate and pray for members of the healthcare community.

Date: February 12
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Issac Orr, 910 Marion Street, Seattle 98104

February 12th, 9 AM – 4 PM at the Archdiocese of Seattle (Isaac Orr Conference Rm), 910 Marion St, Seattle, 98104. Inspired by Pope Francis’ call for the Church to…

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.