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.

Happy Easter! Click here for ways to live the joy of the Easter season and watch my Easter video.

Upcoming events

Date: May 24
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Zoom

The Archdiocese of Seattle’s Immigrant & Refugee Ministry is hosting an informational event about sponsoring Ukrainian refugees in the United States

Date: May 29

The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord  celebrates when Christ ascended into Heaven in the presence of his disciples on the fortieth day after his Resurrection.

Date: May 30
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Schedule of  Memorial Day liturgies at Associated Catholic Cemeteries

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.

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Come back to Mass

If you’ve been away from Mass for awhile, we invite you to come back to receive the Eucharist, rebuild community life, and renew your commitment.

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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.

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

Faith in action

Archdiocese in the news

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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Official Appointments Announced

May 5, 2022 – Official appointments announced in the Archdiocese of Seattle.

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The Archbishop Issues Decrees for New Parish in Everett

May 2, 2022 - Archbishop Paul D. Etienne issued decrees for two parishes involved in the strategic planning efforts in Everett. The parishes of Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Perpetual Help will merge to form the new parish of Our Lady of Hope, effective July 1, 2022.

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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.