Communications Toolkit & Resources

Welcome to your online resource for parish and school communications. Here you'll find plug and play assets and resources to communicate new initiatives events and campaigns to your parish and school.
For Pastoral Planning and ongoing campaigns,
scroll to bottom of the page.

Please review your parish directory listing on the Archdiocese website

January is a good time to review your Archdiocese of Seattle online parish directory to make sure it's up to date. We want to ensure all staff and liturgy information is correct. To make an update, click here.

 

Please be sure all staff members are receiving the C2P
and please share relevant information with your volunteer leaders.
Click here to sign up!

NEW THIS WEEK

Updated January 23, 2023

 

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Partners in the Gospel

Partners in the Gospel, a strategic pastoral planning initiative taking place across the Archdiocese of Seattle to re-invigorate and renew our local Catholic Church, officially launched January 22, 2023.  All parish resources including the overview, Q&A, glossary of terms, digital assets, prayer, prayers of the faithful, bulletin and digital newsletter copy and video, are located at the bottom of the Partners in the Gospel "for parishes" page.
 

LEARN MORE

PARISH RESOURCES

  • Click here for parish resources in English, Spanish and Vietnamese
STAY INFORMED
  • Click here to subscribe to the Partners UPDATE for the latest information sent right to your email inbox.
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Lenten small group reflection guide for parishes

The archdiocese has created a five-week small group reflection guide, “Reflect and Renew, Encountering Christ this Lent,” which includes Scripture readings, prayer and reflections. 
  •  Click here for English and Spanish versions of the guide, which you can print and fold into a booklet.
  •  Click here for single-page version in English and Spanish.
More Lenten resources, including a full Lent campaign, will be provided in the 1/30 C2P.
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Catholic Schools Night to cheer on the Redhawks

February 1 at 7pm  |  Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle

Seattle U Men’s Basketball vs. Abilene Christian 

Join Catholic School families across Western Washington to cheer on the Redhawks. Bring your school friends, wear your school swag and get ready for an interactive evening celebrating Catholic Schools Week! $15 per ticket using code “csw23.” Flyer  |  Learn more 
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Middle School Encounter

March 11 from 9:30am – 5pm  |  Bellarmine Prep, Tacoma

Join youth in grades 6-8 and experience God through community, learning and prayer. It will be a day of of journeying in faith as pilgrims of hope through lively general sessions, engaging workshops and a fun-filled gathering of the universal Church. Registration opens soon! 
Flyer  |  Learn more 

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World Youth Day with Archdiocese of Seattle

July 31 – August 6  |  Lisbon, Portugal and beyond

Let your parishioners know about this summer’s youth event with Pope Francis, including day trips after WYD to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima and to Nazare, Batalha and Alcobaça.  Flyer  |  Learn more and register

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Cheers to Catholic School Week

January 28 to February 4

Join us in celebrating the 72 schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle. We are growing (we have maintained our 6% increase during COVID and are up 1.5% from that!) and “Reaching Higher” serving families in Western Washington. Learn more. Help us celebrate by sharing our message. Click here for social posts.

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Lenten small group reflection guide for parishes

The archdiocese has created a five-week small group reflection guide, “Reflect and Renew, Encountering Christ this Lent,” which includes Scripture readings, prayer and reflections. 
  •  Click here for English and Spanish versions of the guide, which you can print and fold into a booklet.
  •  Click here for single-page version in English and Spanish.
More Lenten resources, including a full Lent campaign, will be provided in the 1/30 C2P.

Reminder information

Materials below are from prior weeks

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Celebration of Light

January 27 at 5:30pm  |  Sheraton Grand Hotel, Seattle

The Fulcrum Foundation's annual fundraising gala
Join the Fulcrum Foundation for a night of celebration and fundraising in honor of Catholic education! For more information, contact Nicole Gummow at nicole.gummow@fulcrumfoundation  |  Learn more

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Northwest Catholic Collection

Collection is slated for January 28-29

NORTHWEST CATHOLIC is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Seattle. Its mission is to promote the new evangelization and form disciples by proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ. Money raised by this collection enables the archdiocese to give a free copy to every registered Catholic household in Western Washington. Read letter from Helen McClenahan, associate publisher.

If you did not receive your Northwest Catholic Collection materials last week, please contact the Stewardship and Development office. 
Click here for digital/social media/website graphics and print materials. 

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Chinese New Year celebration

January 29 at 1pm  |  St. Monica, Mercer Island

Join the Seattle Chinese Catholic Community for a Chinese New Year celebration, beginning with Mass concelebrated by Archbishop Paul D. Etienne, Father Kurt Nagel and Father Joseph Tran. Mass will be followed by an ancestral veneration ceremony and a reception. Learn more  |  Promotional assets

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Monthly V Encuentro Ministerial Series 

February 7 from 6:30-8:00pm |  Virtual

This months topic: Peace and Justice / Communications and new media 

Each monthly series covers two ministerial areas. Click here for complete schedule. Open to all. Program is free.  Register  |  Learn more  |  Promotional assets

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PREPARES Appeal

February 11-12

The bishops of Washington state encourage your participation in the PREPARES Annual Appeal. PREPARES provides pregnancy and parenting support for parents with children up to 5 years old. Read this letter from Mario Villanueva, executive director of the Washington State Catholic Conference. Click here for graphics, blessings and FAQs in English and Spanish.

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Agape’s 20th anniversary celebration and fundraiser

March 18 from 6-8:30pm  |  Isaac Orr Conference Room, Seattle

Gather with the wide Agape Family to celebrate 20 incredible years of Agape Service Project and join in supporting its future as we grow together. Learn more  |  Purchase tickets 
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Betrothed

A Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage

January 28-30
The joy of marriage is the joy of the Church. “Betrothed” invites couples to prepare for a joyful, lifelong marriage. Blending hands-on learning of practical life skills with excellent catechesis and insights from St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, this marriage-prep retreat is designed to impact on the quality of a couples’ communication, conflict resolution, and shared sense of mission.

Click here for the Assets.

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You are my Friend

An Archdiocesan-wide Virtual Social Gathering and Dance

Febuary 26 from 10-11am  |  Virtual
Join the Inclusion Ministry community in welcoming the winter months during an hour of fun, fellowship, games and – of course – dancing! We are actively celebrating people of all abilities in the Catholic Church!

The Archdiocese of Seattle Inclusion Ministry serves and works collaboratively with our parishes and schools to promote the inclusion and meaningful participation of people with disabilities in the life of our Catholic faith community.

Click here for the Assets.

On-going Campaigns