“Let us not as Church be content to simply return to what was normal. We have been given by God this moment to redefine a new norm which more closely embodies who we are as Church and how we will continue to fulfill the mission of the Church, the mission of Jesus Christ.”
~ Archbishop Etienne, June 11, 2020
Last March, the Archdiocese launched an online survey collecting nearly 8,000 responses from Catholics across the region. This Catholic survey was followed by listening sessions in October, centered on the preliminary elements of the mission statement, guiding principles, and a shared vision. These sessions informed the development of the Pastoral Plan Draft, which will launch on Pentecost.
Archdiocesan Pastoral Council
Archbishop Etienne appointed thirteen lay representatives and two clergy consultors to a new Archdiocesan Pastoral Council in 2020. In May 2021, the council along with Archbishop Etienne will release a new Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Seattle.
“Our goal is to become a more mission-oriented church that continually draws people closer to Christ, regardless of where they are in their faith journey.”
~ Archbishop Etienne, June 8, 2020