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.

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

Official Appointments Announced

Official appointments announced in the Archdiocese of Seattle.

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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. 

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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

YA Camp 2021
Date: May 15
Time: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: Camp Don Bosco

¿Te sientes desconectado? Reconéctate con Dios, con nuestra familia de fe y con amigos, y acompáñanos en este campamento de un día. El Obispo Elizondo nos acompañará para celebrar la Santa Misa. Primordialmente en español y facilitado por jóvenes y para jóvenes...

Date: May 31
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Location: St. James Cathedral

Please join us in person or livestream to salute our military heroes who have died in service to our country, and in this year of the pandemic, to also remember those who have lost their lives to Covid-19.

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

As we bring the Year of the Eucharist to a close, Archbishop Etienne will celebrate this special Corpus Christi Vigil Mass, sending us forth to love and serve. Mass will include a multicultural Eucharistic procession.

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.