Pastoral Plan Resources

Here are toolkits and resources to guide both individuals and parishes on the journey of encountering the Lord more deeply and sharing his love and joy with others.

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Toolkit for Catholics

Archbishop Etienne is inviting all Catholics in the Archdiocese of Seattle to go deeper in their relationship with Jesus. While you can encounter Christ in many ways, here are a few simple steps to help guide you in your journey to encounter the Lord and share his love and joy with others.

Toolkit in English

Toolkit in Spanish

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Updated Toolkit for Ministry Leaders

This toolkit, updated October 2022, is for anyone working in Catholic ministry to bring the Pastoral Plan, 'Knowing Jesus Christ, Embracing his Mission," to life.  It includes recommended steps for planning, forming a team, reflection, engaging your parish, and bringing it to life.  

Toolkit in English

Toolkit in Spanish


More resources

Here are more ways to learn about the focus areas of encounter, accompaniment and living the gospel.

Encounter Jesus Christ

What does it mean to Encounter Jesus Christ?  Find answers, videos and more.

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Find videos answering the who Jesus truly is and what Catholics believe about Jesus.

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Relationship with Jesus

Watch Bishop Barron on having a personal relationship with Jesus.

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Encounter for Children

Help children to know Jesus better.

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Accompany Others

Accompaniment is how we can spiritually support others.  Learn more.

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Outward-Bound Church

Build a community that welcomes, cares, and accompanies others.

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Art of Accompaniment

Explains Pope Francis call to walk with others with compassion and love.

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Accompanying Youth

Help youth and young adults in their hunger for love, truth and meaning.

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Live the Gospel

Learn to live the unconditional love and joy of the Gospel.

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How to share the Gospel

Watch Father Mike Schmitz give tips on how we can share the Gospel with others

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Joy of the Gospel

Read Pope Francis's teaching on the proclamation of the Gospel.

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Cultivate a Living Faith

Series for ministry leaders on how to cultivate a living faith.

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