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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.

During this season of Advent, we prepare the way of the Lord as we anticipate the celebration of Christmas and the Lord's second coming.  Go to our Advent page for reflections, inspiration and resources for you and your family.

Planning for the future

Partners in the Gospel is a strategic pastoral planning effort taking place across the Archdiocese of Seattle to re-invigorate and renew our local Catholic Church.

Upcoming events

Preaching on Vocations
9 - 10
All Day
St. Pius X Parish, Mountlake Terrace
22301 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Preaching on Vocations

Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Seattle, Fr. Justin Ryan, will be preaching on vocations at the Masses at St. Pius X in Mountlake Terrace the weekend of December 9 & 10, 2023. ...

All Day
All Parishes
710 9th Avenue, Seattle, Washington


Christmas, the Nativity of the Lord, is one of the most important solemnities of the Church year and a holy day of obligation. ...

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From the Archdiocese

Partners in the Gospel Parish Family Feedback Report Published

Based on input changes to 25 proposed parish families emerged

SEATTLE, Nov. 16, 2023 – Today, the Archdiocese of Seattle published the Parish Family Feedback Report summarizing the input gathered during the consultation about the proposed parish families – a key milestone of Partners in the Gospel, an effort aimed at restructuring and renewing parish life.

Archdiocese of Seattle Shares Proposed Parish Families for Input

This weekend, the Archdiocese of Seattle opened the public consultation phase of its strategic pastoral planning initiative, called Partners in the Gospel.

Official Appointments Announced

SEATTLE, Sept 25, 2023 - Official appointments announced for the Archdiocese of Seattle.

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

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