About the Archdiocese of Seattle
Serving more than a million Catholics in Western Washington, the Archdiocese of Seattle includes 168 parishes and 72 schools, with over 60 ministries and more than 500 weekly Masses celebrated in eight languages. From Canada to Oregon and the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, the archdiocese covers a large area in Washington State. Learn more about our bishops, history and the Catholic faith in Western Washington.
Meet our bishops
The Archdiocese of Seattle is served by Archbishop Paul D. Etienne. There are two auxiliary bishops: Bishop Eusebio Elizondo and Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg.
The Archdiocese of Seattle has several key initiatives underway that rely on the input of lay leaders and formal councils. Explore these initiatives below.
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History and archives
When missionary priests arrived in the 1830s, could they have envisioned today’s archdiocese? Read more about our local church history.