Category: Archdiocese of Seattle

CYO Summer Day Camp registration is now open!

Start Planning for the Summer! CYO Summer Day Camp registration is now open. Campers spend their days enjoying the outdoors and finding God there. Plus, swimming in the pool, making crafts, and much more before going home in the evening to rest up for the next day of fun! Please share this registration link  with your communities!

Archdiocese of Seattle Strategic Planning Update

March 10, 2021 Archdiocese of Seattle Continues Strategic Planning Efforts: Strategic Planning Committee Reviewing Recommendations Strategic Planning March 2021 Final

The Year of the Eucharist Phase 3: The Real Presence

“During the coming year, I ask every Catholic and every parish community to commit themselves to deepening our understanding and experience of the Eucharist, and strengthening our Eucharistic liturgies.” – Archbishop Etienne As we continue to walk with our Archbishop, we now have entered Phase 3 (Jan.– March) – We focus on the Real Presence […]

Ash Wednesday is February 17! CRS RICE BOWL begins!

Deacon Pierce Murphy, Executive Director, Stewardship & Development, Archdiocese of Seattle has shared the following resources so your school can prepare to enter into the Season of Lent with the appropriate instructional materials to support your local CRS goals. Questions? Please contact Deacon Pierce at CRS Rice Bowl Resources Rice Bowl Collection- February 17-April […]

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 1    

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 1                                         January 15, 2021 State Legislative Update Today marks the end of the first week of the state legislative session.  Below is a summary of bills on the move that are of importance to the Washington State Catholic Conference.  As bills continue to be introduced throughout the session […]

Ministering with People of All Abilities Workshop – Jan. 12 or 13

Ministering with People of All Abilities Workshop Tuesday, January 12 6:30-7:30 pm PT -OR- Wednesday, January 13 10:00-11:00 am PT Do the teens in your youth group seem to struggle with social interaction at times? Do you serve seniors in your parish who may have dementia? Do you have a child in your sacrament prep […]

The WSCC, Catholic Charities and Catholic Health Care Support COVID-19 Vaccinations

The-Washington-State-Catholic-Conference-Catholic-Charities-and-Catholic-Health-Care-Support-COVID-19-Vaccinations The Washington State Catholic Conference, Catholic Charities and Catholic Health Care Support COVID-19 Vaccinations December 12, 2020 The Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC) affirms that the recently announced COVID-19 vaccines are morally permissible. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) confirms the moral permissibility of the vaccines in this memorandum dated November 20, 2020 […]

Special Taskforce for Catholic Schools – December 2020 Update

Special Taskforce for Catholic Schools December 2020 Update In mid-August, Archbishop Paul D. Etienne appointed ten members to the Special Taskforce for Catholic Schools led by Father Ronald Nuzzi from the University of Notre Dame. This taskforce was charged by the archbishop to study church teachings, examine best practices among Catholic educators nationally and internationally, […]

CMN Virtual Gathering on Nov. 12 – noon to 1 pm

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 12pm – 1pm PST Join Catholic Mobilizing Network for a virtual gathering of Washington State Allies to discuss the death penalty, restorative justice, and racial justice. This is an opportunity for local Washington Catholics to connect themselves with the national movement to end the death penalty and promote restorative and racial […]

National Vocation Awareness Week: November 1-7

National Vocation Awareness Week, November 1-7, 2020 Now is the time to plan how parishes and schools will pray, invite, teach, and celebrate! The Office of Vocations is providing these helpful resources as we celebrate God’s universal call to holiness by helping foster a culture of vocations in our families, parishes, and schools. Please consider […]

Christ in the Classroom Level I – Catechetical Certification for Teachers of Religion

Christ in the Classroom Level I – Catechetical Certification for Teachers of Religion Level I online coursework through Augustine Institute’s Symbolon program and the Archdiocese of Seattle, Office for Catholic Schools, for teachers of religion and elementary school principals. 2020-2021: CIC Level I- Catechetical Certification is minimally required for teachers of religion and elementary school […]

Racism Resources

Summer and Fall 2020 has been a time for gathering resources, sharing, reflecting and developing a call to action to eradicate racism. special thank you to our school leaders and our Catholic school librarians for sharing resources to bless our school communities. Thank you! ACE Advocates Summit -Called to HOPE ActionStepsToErdicateRacism-AnInvitationFromUSCCB Archbishop Etienne Statement on […]

Upcoming Livestream School Masses with Archbishop Etienne

Upcoming Livestream School Masses with Archbishop Etienne Tuesday, October 20th at 8:00 AM with host school, Eastside Catholic, Deacon Scott Pickett, Campus Ministry lead. Livestream vimeo link: [] Tuesday, November 10th at 8:00 AM with host school, Holy Names Academy, Julie Tilghman, Campus Ministry lead. Livestream vimeo link: [] Feast of the Immaculate […]

A call for national prayer to Our Lady of the Rosary – October 7

+September 30, 2020 Dear Parish Leadership, Peace be with you! Next week, Wednesday, October 7, the Archdiocese of Seattle will join in solidarity with Archbishop Gomez, president of the USCCB, to celebrate the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. This national prayer event is designed to unite Catholics across the country in a moment […]

WSCC – Letter from WA State Bishops – Voter Registration

September 10, 2020 Dear Priests, Deacons, and Pastoral Leadership, The Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC) is the common voice of the Catholic Bishops of the Archdiocese of Seattle, the Diocese of Spokane, and the Diocese of Yakima.  We wish to notify you of our support and encouragement for setting up voter education and registration booths […]

SBA PPP loan allocation between parish and school – GUIDANCE

SBA PPP loan allocation between parish and school As earlier indicated, the SBA PPP loan should generally be allocated between parish and school in proportion to how payroll costs were used to support the loan application. E.g., if the loan request was for $200,000, and the documents provided in the loan application indicated $150,000 was […]

Livestream Mass with Archbishop reaches 2000 views!

THANK YOU! As many of you witnessed on Monday, September 14th, Archbishop Paul Etienne celebrated the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross with all the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Seattle. While we could not gather for this Mass in Seattle, we did so through livestreaming. The archbishop shared a vision of the […]

Welcome Tom Martin, Chief Information Officer

Don’t go it alone, Cyber issues can be tricky so let us help!If your parish or school have any cyber incidents (i.e.: lost/stolen laptops, malware etc.), please contact Tom Martin, Chief Information Officer –Archdiocese of Seattle at Tom is here to help navigate a solution to the incident and will also keep the insurance […]

Pray for our Deacon Candidates – September 19

Deacon Candidates for the Archdiocese of Seattle will be instituted in the ministry of acolyte this September 19th, the last major step before ordination on December 19. Please pray for all Deacon candidates, especially, our own Mr. Michael Cantu, Principal, St. Anthony School, Renton.  

Mental Health Supports for Our Communities

September is Suicide Prevention Month – Check out the communications toolkit document that outlines the key themes, takeaways, and messages that any Washington State agency, partner organization, or school district can use to raise awareness of resources and help available to those who are struggling. (This information is courtesy of the Joint Information Center’s Mental […]

Annual Safety Training Schedule for All Maintenance Personnel – REQUIRED

The Annual Safety Training is a requirement for all maintenance personnel in the archdiocese. Maintenance and Custodial Fall Zoom Training Schedule – Multiple Zoom trainings from Sept. 16 – October 7: 8:30 AM – noon.Registration information September 16 Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Everett September 25 St. Rose, Longview September 30 St. Ann, Tacoma October 1 St. Madeleine Sophie, Bellevue […]

Archdiocese of Seattle Appoints Members of Special Taskforce

Archdiocese of Seattle Appoints Members of Special Taskforce Seattle, WA, August 13, 2020 – Today the Archdiocese of Seattle announced the members of its Special Taskforce for Catholic Schools led by Father Ronald Nuzzi. Requested by Archbishop Paul. D. Etienne, this taskforce will spend the next year studying church teachings, examining best practices among Catholic […]

August 17-20, 2020 Liturgy Week Training is Happening!

Please join us! Liturgy Week! August 17 – 20 from 10AM – Noon. FREE but registration is required. A series of online trainings for you to share with your Campus Ministers and Liturgy Coordinators for schools and parishes! Ready to take your  masses from 1.0 to 2.0?? Monday –Thursday, August 17 –20, 2020 10:00am –12:00pm […]

Property and Construction Safety Trainings – Sept. – October

2020 Maintenance and Custodial Trainings: The Office of Property and Construction Services and Human Resources team up to present the Annual Safety Training which is a requirement for all maintenance personnel in the Archdiocese in accordance with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Standards. Here are the dates and locations, but very possible […]

2020 WORKING ON THE MARGINS CCHD GRANTS – Due September 30, 2020

Looking for a grant to integrate with your religion curriculum … MDI work, social justice, peace and justice, parish – school initiatives? Consider the 2020 CCHD Grant through the Archdiocese of Seattle, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, WORKING ON THE MARGINS. 2020 CCHD Local Development Grant Application 2020 CCHD Local TA Grant Application 2020 CCHD […]

New PAA Trainings in September – School Bookkeepers WELCOME!

New PAA – School Bookkeeper Trainings throughout September 2020 If you are a new PAA (or parish or school bookkeeper –some topics useful for parish and school bookkeepers), or you know someone who you think would make a good Pastoral Assistant for Administration some day, we are offering another round of New PAA Training on […]

Inclusion Ministry presents Families Growing Together Series- 7/18, 8/1, and 8/15!

Families Growing Together Series: You are invited to an hour of community, prayer, and reflection via Zoom for people who have disabilities and their families. The (Arch)diocese of Region XII have decided to host a series of webinars for our Inclusion Ministry community.  Please feel free to distribute this flyer to anyone who might be […]

20-21 Year of The Eucharist – Toolkit

Our Common Prayer for the Year of the Eucharist Lord Jesus Christ, the Eucharist is your gift to us. As we celebrate your mysteries, the very work of our redemption is accomplished, and we are filled with every grace and blessing. May the liturgy become the pattern of our lives. May our celebrations of this […]

The Mass with Investiture with the Pallium at 2:00 pm, July 16 – LIVESTREAM

Join us virtually for The Mass with Investiture with the Pallium scheduled for 2:00 pm, July 16, at St. James Cathedral and will be live-streamed. The pallium, a special vestment worn around the shoulders by a metropolitan archbishop, represents the archbishop’s responsibility as a shepherd and is a sign of his communion with the Holy […]

Archdiocese of Seattle Pastoral Planning Statement – 7.8.20

Pastoral Planning Statement 7.8.20 Archdiocese of Seattle Reaches Milestones in Pastoral Planning Process Launches Survey and Names Members to the Pastoral Council Seattle, WA, July 8, 2020 – The Archdiocese of Seattle continues its pastoral planning process with the goal of ensuring all archdiocesan and parish ministries are serving the fundamental mission of the church, […]