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.

Learn more

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.

Learn more

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.

Learn more

Faith in action

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

Archdiocese in the news

Archbisop votes against U.S. bishops' proposal

Concerned that a U.S. bishops’ proposed teaching document on the Eucharist has become politicized, Archbishop Paul D. Etienne joined a minority of bishops in voting against the proposal June 17. 

Read more

Official Appointments Announced

Official appointments announced in the Archdiocese of Seattle.

Read more

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.

Read more

Upcoming events

Date: June 23
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Calling all young adults age 18-39!
Quench your social and spiritual thirst. Enjoy an evening outdoors with food, drink and meaningful conversations as we EXPLORE OUR FAITH TOGETHER.

Ordinations to the Priesthood
Date: June 26
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Archdiocese of Seattle joyfully announces the ordination to the Priesthood of Deacons Michael Barbarossa, Val Park, and Kyle Poje!

Although the Mass of Ordination will be closed to the public, we invite you to join us online on the Archdiocese of Seattle Vimeo and Facebook pages on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 10:00 am. 

Ordination to the transitional diaconate
Date: July 2
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

With praise and thanksgiving to God, we joyfully announce that seminarian Chad Hill will be ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Eusebio Elizondo on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

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.