Public Input Phase happening now

As part of the Partners in the Gospel, the proposed list of parish families has been released by the Archdiocese of Seattle.  We invite you to join an input session at your parish to discern your proposed parish family, discuss and provide feedback through 10/14/2023.

Give your input by clicking one of the following links: 

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Watch Archbishop Etienne's invitation to participate in the input phase of Partners in the Gospel.

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Read Archbishop Etienne's Partners in the Gospel Pastoral Letter

In Archbishop Etienne’s new pastoral letter, Partners in the Gospel: A Pastoral Letter to the Priests and People of the Church in Western Washington, he addresses the changes in our archdiocese over the last 10 years, his vision for parish leadership and structure, and ways to measure parish health and vibrancy.  Read the letter:

In English | In Spanish | In Vietnamese


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            Partners in the Gospel Introduction Video

Watch the video to learn more about this important initiative.

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           Current Reality Video - Understanding the Why

Provides a snapshot of the archdiocese today and outlines data and trends across the region.

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Read the full Current Reality Report:  English | Spanish | Vietnamese

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What is Partners in the Gospel?

Partners in Gospel is the next stage of the strategic pastoral planning effort taking place across the Archdiocese of Seattle to re-invigorate and renew our local Catholic Church. It will bring most parishes together into a new family structure with two or more parishes. The pastor, parish leaders and parishioners will determine how this new family will best join together to carry out the mission of the Church as one parish. 

Why do we need Partners in the Gospel?

Today we face many realities that impact parish life and make it difficult to fully live out our mission. This archdiocesan-wide renewal effort will help us better support vibrant, sustainable, mission-focused parish communities across the entire Archdiocese of Seattle.

Learn more

After watching the video above, learn more about Partners in the Gospel from the following resources.

Journey to Vibrancy

Partners Update Newsletter Latest edition 9/6/2023

Learn about:

  • Consultation process progressed across the Archdiocese of Seattle


  • Rosa Luna from St. Pius X in Mountlake Terrace video

  • Now it’s time to hear from YOU

Partners UPDATE newsletter

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Perpectives on Partners in the Gospel

Father Michael Dion, pastor of St. Michael Parish in Snohomish

Jesus Gomez Sanchez, parishioner at St. Joseph Parish in Vancouver 

Father Mike McDermott, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Tacoma

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Father Carlos Orozco, pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in Kent

Rosa Luna, parishioner at St. Pius X in Mountlake Terrace

“Why is Partners in the Gospel necessary? I would simply say that with all of the changes that we're facing today, globally, culturally and within the church, it's very clear the status quo is no longer an option. It's very easy for us to just continue to keep doing the same thing and hoping that things will improve. That's not a strategy to make a difference.”

~ Archbishop Etienne