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Archbishop Etienne outside St. James Cathedral. February 22, 1999. Stephen Brashear Photography

From Archbishop Paul D. Etienne

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40 Days for Life
28 - 6
September - November
All Day

40 Days for Life Fall Campaign

The next 40 Days for Life campaign runs from September 28 to November 6, 2022.  Learn more about how you can participate. ...

St. Kateri Mass 2022
22
October
11:00 am
St. James Cathedral
804 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA, USA

Mass in honor of St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Hosted by the Native American community and the Archdiocese of Seattle’s Multicultural ministry, join Bishop Elizondo in honoring St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint.  ...

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Archdiocese of Seattle Establishes the St. Joseph Foundation

September 19, 2022 - Archbishop Paul D. Etienne announced the establishment of the St. Joseph Foundation, a new Catholic foundation dedicated to connecting faith with charitable giving. The St. Joseph Foundation will raise funds to provide long-term support for efforts that address the spiritual, educational and ministerial needs of the Catholic community in Western Washington.

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Official appointments announced

September 6, 2022 – Official appointments announced for the Archdiocese of Seattle.

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

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