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.


Upcoming events

Ordinations to the Priesthood
Date: June 25
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: St. James Cathedral

The Archdiocese of Seattle joyfully announces the Ordination to the Priesthood of John DePalma, Chad Hill, and Josh Nehnevaj.

Date: July 6
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Zoom

Archdiocese of Seattle's Mental Health Ministry sponsors this monthly educational forum with professionals from various mental health disciplines speaking on mental health topics.

Date: August 10
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Holy Family

safeTALK is a suicide intervention workshop led by youth members of the archdiocesan Catholic Lifesavers Corps.

Explore what it means to be Catholic and how to start your faith journey.

Faith in action


From Northwest Catholic

  • Supreme Court sides with former Bremerton coach in public school prayer caseSupreme Court sides with former Bremerton coach in public school prayer case
    WASHINGTON – In a 6-3 vote June 27, the Supreme Court ruled that a former high school football coach had the right to pray on the football field after games because his prayers were private speech and did not represent the public school’s endorsement of religion. “The Constitution and the… Read more »
  • Three men ordained ‘to teach and lead’ God’s people into faithThree men ordained ‘to teach and lead’ God’s people into faith
    SEATTLE – On a sunny summer morning, Archbishop Paul D. Etienne ordained three men — John DePalma, Chad Hill and Josh Nehnevaj — to the priesthood June 25 at St. James Cathedral.“You are sent today, in the person of Christ to the local portion of this family of God, to… Read more »
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From the Archdiocese

WSCC - Call to Respect Life and Serve Families in Need

June 24, 2022 – “Defense of unborn life is closely linked to the defense of each and every other human right. It involves the conviction that a human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at every stage of development.”

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Archbishop Issues Decrees for Parish Changes in Seattle

May 30, 2022 – After more than a year of strategic planning, Archbishop Paul D. Etienne issued three decrees for parishes in Seattle, which will take effect on July 1, 2022. 

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Catholic Healthcare Collaboration Aims for Comprehensive Solutions to Advance Response to the Poor

May 11, 2022 – Archdiocese of Seattle, Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington,
PeaceHealth, Providence Health Services and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health form new partnership

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

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