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

Official Appointments Announced

Official appointments announced in the Archdiocese of Seattle.

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CCS to Operate Hotel to House the Homeless in Seattle

Catholic Community Services will be operating the first hotel purchased by the city of Seattle to house the homeless.

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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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Upcoming events

Date: June 16
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Zoom

Unite - Celebrate - Act Join us as we celebrate and support the mission of Agape Service Project.  Hear inspirational stories about Agape, play Lotería (similar to Bingo) for a chance to win prizes, learn about our vision for 2021, and support our mission. The Agape Family is beautiful and expansive, each member is crucial…

Ordination to the transitional diaconate
Date: June 19
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

With praise and thanksgiving to God, we joyfully announce that seminarian Chad Hill will be ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 10:00 am.

Date: June 20
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Watch Austen Ivereigh on Facebook Live outline five ways Pope Francis is preparing the Church for a new era.  

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.