This page provides Partners in the Gospel information, resources and training opportunities for parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle.

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Upcoming trainings

Handbook for parishes

The Handbook for Parishes was developed to provide guidance on the major aspects of parish life that specifically relate to the Partners in the Gospel journey: Worship and Prayer, Discipleship, Community and Hospitality, Missionary Outreach, Governance and Leadership, and Administration, Finance, and Infrastructure.

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Parish toolkit

The Parish Toolkit was created to help parishes carry out the Partners in the Gospel effort locally. Use these materials below on your website, in your weekly bulletins and newsletters, at Mass and meetings, and on your social media channels.  Available in English and Spanish.

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A Four phase process

There are four key phases that parishes will work through from 2023 to 2027, with the support of their parish liaison and the materials and tools provided in the handbook. Each phase runs about a year.

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Parish FAQs

For additional questions and answers, see the Q&A in the Parish toolkit below.

“The parish is not an outdated institution; precisely because it possesses great flexibility."

~ Pope Francis, EG, 28