Author: Sandra Barton Smith

Black Catholic Advisory Circle Newsletter

Black Catholic Advisory Circle Newsletter June – Volume 1 Issue 3 Learn about Sister Thea Bowman, candidate for sainthood, plus Cristo Rey feasibility study, Juneteenth and resources to support this new […]

New Resource: Digital Bilingual Children’s Prayer Book

OCS and the Office for Catholic Faith Formation has been working this year with the Communications Office to design a new format for Children’s Prayer Book to complement our Pre-12 […]

WSCC’s Catholic Schools Quarterly Newsletter

WSCC’s Catholic Schools Quarterly Newsletter for Spring Quarter 2022 is now available in English and Spanish.  English Spanish In an effort to guide public policy, we at the […]

Mental Health Resources from OSPI!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) are focused on the message “Together for Mental Health.” A growing number of individuals are […]

2022 APRIL ACRE Participating Schools

38 Participating Schools – Grade 5 (878 students) 39 Participating Schools – Grade 8 (933 students) Assumption Catholic School, Bellingham Christ the King School, Seattle Holy Family School, Auburn Holy […]

Pope Francis wants to hear from YOU!

Planning & Mission Effectiveness Office is reminding us all that there is still a bit of time to offer your INSIGHTS and REFLECTIONS during the final push of the Synodalic […]

Still time to participate in the Synodal Process!

Synod Survey is now live! ALL voices do matter! Please consider sharing this opportunity with your parent community so all voices are heard! This Synod Survey is available for people who […]

WSCC 2022 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin-April 6, 2022

2022 State Legislative Session Concludes The state legislative session concluded last month, and April 2 was the deadline for Governor Inslee to take action on bills passed by the legislature.  […]

ACRE Religion Assessment Alignment Resources

Information for Growth – Assessment for Catholic Religious Education (IFG-ACRE) Thank you to the schools that participated in the spring APRIL ACRE assessment! We are getting back on track with […]

4th Week of Lent – Resources from CRS

FOURTH WEEK OF LENT DRIVEN BY A DREAM Malnutrition is widespread in Rwanda, but Gloriose and her husband are doing everything they can to keep their children healthy and set […]

Holy Week and the Joy of the Easter Season!

Chrism Mass -Thursday, April 7th 7:00PM Click here to read Archbishop Etienne’s letter of invitation and here for the holy oils distribution form. Please join Archbishop Etienne for the Chrism Mass […]

WSCC Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 9 March 21, 2022

Getting Bills To The Finish Line! Action Alert: Urge Governor Inslee To Take Action On These Bills The governor’s desk is the final stop for bills before they become law.  […]

3rd Week of Lent – CRS Resources

THIRD WEEK OF LENT OVERCOMING DISASTER In Bangladesh, cyclones and other natural disasters are increasing—destroying farms, homes and more—making it difficult for people like Noornobi to earn a living and […]

Restorative Justice Work

How Restorative Justice Helped Make the Justice System Work Better in Seattle, an article by the National Catholic Register via an interview with our own, Joe Cotton!  This article highlights […]


FIRST WEEK OF LENT – THE PILLARS OF LENT: As we begin our Lenten journey, reflect on how your prayers, fasting and almsgiving can guide you. As Pope Francis explains, […]

The Holy Father’s Call-Peace for Ukraine

The Holy Father’s Call Join Catholics around the world responding to Pope Francis’ call for prayer and fasting on Ash Wednesday for peace in Ukraine.Please promote this at your school […]

WSCC Advocacy Update – 2/28/22

Committee Deadlines and Floor Votes Bills still in play have been passed by House or Senate committees or must do so by Monday, February 28. If your legislators are members […]

WSCC Advocacy Bulletin 2.20.22

Thank You For Your Continued Advocacy! Bills that are still in play have now moved on to the opposite house and are being scheduled for committee hearings.  Below are a […]

The Season of Lent is fast approaching!

Lent communications and resources for schools Ash Wednesday is just around the corner! The Communications office has vetted excellent materials for our school communities to use with faculty and share […]


Thank you for the faithful efforts of our WSCC team! This update provides our constituents tangible ways each of us can help support this important work. Please click here for […]

WSCC Catholic Schools Quarterly Newsletter

Below, please find the links to the WSCC Catholic Schools Quarterly Newsletter that can be shared out to your school communities. Thank you! English Spanish     

Mental Health Ministry Recommended Articles

1.22.22 – America Magazine: Father Rutilio Grande: the (future) patron saint of breaking mental health stigma? December 2021: Protecting Youth Mental Health Report – from The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory. […]

Catholic Lifesavers Corps (CLC) for High Schools

Catholic Lifesaver Corps: This mental health collaboration of archdiocesan Mental Health Ministry, Youth Ministry, Fulcrum Foundation, has been designed to support our high school youth. Catholic Schools Catholic Lifesaver Corps […]

WSCC Advocacy Newsletter for Catholic Schools

Advocacy Bulletin 22-01-21 Schools The WSCC has created a Catholic Schools newsletter focused summary of actions occuring in during the Lesigative session so schools are aware of the themes/issues, opportunities […]