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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.

This Easter Season, I invite you to be intentional about proclaiming and celebrating the Risen Christ throughout this joyous season. Click here to learn more.

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.

Final parish families were announced in February 2024, and Archbishop Etienne and the Priest Personnel Board released the Official Appointments, including pastors, parochial vicars and other assignments, in April 2024.

Parish families and official appointments will go into effect July 1, 2024.

Upcoming events

Preaching on Vocations
13 - 14
All Day
St. Joseph Chehalis
157 SW 6th St, Chehalis, WA 98532

Preaching on Vocations

Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Seattle, Fr. Justin Ryan, will be preaching on vocations at the Masses at St. Joseph in Chehalis the weekend of April 13 & 14, 2024. ...

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Official Appointments Announced

April 8, 2024 – The Most Rev. Paul D. Etienne, having carefully assessed the needs of the People of God in the Archdiocese of Seattle and after careful consultation with the Christian Faithful and the Priest Personnel Board, makes the following pastoral appointments in accord with the 1983 Code of Canon Law effective July 1, 2024, unless otherwise noted. 

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A Call for Peace in the Middle East

February 14, 2024 – A call for peace in the Middle East by the leaders of the women’s religious communities in the Northwest, along with several Bishops in the Northwest.

Archbishop Paul D. Etienne Announces Final Parish Families

SEATTLE, February 5, 2024 – This weekend Archbishop Paul D. Etienne announced the final parish families, a key milestone of Partners in the Gospel, an effort aimed at restructuring and renewing parish life in 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.