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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

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Seattle University
901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

Sixth Annual Immigration Summit

Hear from immigrant communities, with updates on current immigration issues, and celebrate our diverse traditions. Specific workshops will address mental health, advocacy, legal issues, and refugee sponsorship. ...

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual - Zoom

Wellness Wednesdays – NEUROFIBROMATOSIS: Becoming informed

Michael Hoyal, university student, will discuss his involvement with the Children’s Tumor Foundation, whose mission is to drive research, expand knowledge and advance care for individuals who live with a rare neurological disease, neurofibromatosis, a group of genetic disorders. ...

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Archbishop Paul D. Etienne issues a decree for St. Patrick Parish in Seattle

July 11, 2022 – Today, a decree announces the merge of St. Patrick Parish into St. Joseph Parish with Father Chris Cartwright as the pastor, effective September 1, 2022.

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Archdiocese of Seattle officially concludes Synod Consultative Process

June 30, 2022 –Today, the Archdiocese of Seattle submitted its Synod Synthesis Report to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), officially concluding the local consultative process of Pope Francis’ global synod

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

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