Category: Catholic Identity

Washington State Catholic Conference Updates

Bishops Address Racism and Protests in the US The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released statements on racism and protests in the US.  In addressing the death of George Floyd, Archbishop José Gomez, USCCB president, stated [], “We should honor the sacrifice of his life by removing racism and hate from our hearts […]

St. Edward Parish Welcomes Seattle Nativity to its Campus

St. Edward Nativity News Release Final 6.2.2020v2 St. Edward Parish Welcomes Seattle Nativity School to its Campus Ensures continuation of strong Catholic education for under-served students Seattle, WA June 3, 2020 – Today, St. Edward Parish and Seattle Nativity School announce plans to relocate the school from its current location at Our Lady of Mt. […]

Pastoral Ministries’ Updates: DACA, Criminal Justice Ministry and more!

Pastoral Care & Outreach: A series of pastoral ministries that provide spiritual care and resources while developing mutuality and kinship with people on the margins.  Our ministries include: Criminal Justice Ministry, Hospital & Healthcare Ministry, Immigrant & Refugee Ministry, Seafarers’ Ministry, Foster Care Ministry, Inclusion Ministry, Mental Health Ministry, Grief Ministry, the Agape Service Project, […]

Updated Guidance on Resuming Public Worship

Reopening Guidelines for WSCC 5-28-20 FINAL Final WSCC Statement on directives from Governor-05-27-2020 May 27, 2020 Dear Catholic Faithful of Washington State, Today the governor announced directives for resuming public worship. Like the governor, we bishops remain focused on public health and working on behalf of the common good. We bishops across Washington state look […]

A Pastoral Response to Suicide Webinar – June 3rd 10AM

ARCHDIOCESE OF SEATTLE MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY presents….. A Pastoral Response to Suicide Webinar Wednesday, June 3rd 10:00am – 11:30am Featured speakers: Fr. John Madigan – Sacred Heart, Bellevue David Pina – safeTALK Susan Peck – Crisis Connections Please register at: Please share flyer broadly Mental_Health_Webinar_Invite-_Fr._John_Madigan,_David_Pina,_Susan_Peck

Archbishop Etienne’s Statement on Racism – May 29, 2020

Archbishop Etienne Statement on Racism May 2020 A Call to Address Racism in our Hearts and Community May 29, 2020 – The Catholic bishops of the United States recently issued a pastoral letter against racism entitled Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love. In this instruction, we call for a conversion of hearts, […]


May 26, 2020  – NWCatholic article to celebrate our MDI Missionary Disciples and their teachers in Grade 7!  Read On! Covid-19 Gives Students Tangible Experiences of Missionary Discipleship – written by Brenda Sexton.

WSCC Statement on the Reopening of Churches 05-22-2020

WSCC Statement on the Reopening of Churches 05-22-2020 May 22, 2020 In response to President Trump’s statement today regarding church reopenings, the Bishops of Washington would like to provide a unified response. We want to let you know that the public celebration of Mass was suspended, not out of fear, but out of our deepest […]

Pastoral Letter: The Year of the Eucharist proclaimed by Archbishop Etienne

+ Feast of St. Catherine of Siena April 29, 2020 First Anniversary of Appointment as Coadjutor Archbishop of Seattle Most Reverend Paul D. Etienne, DD, STL Archbishop of Seattle With this letter, I am announcing a Year of the Eucharist, beginning on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ on June 14, and […]

Fourth Annual Catholic Immigration Virtual Summit is activated through June 15!

Fourth Annual Catholic Immigration Summit – May 15- June 15 Hope in Solidarity: The Catholic Response to Immigration Practices and Policies in the U.S. The 4th Annual Catholic Immigration Summit is underway online! The Seattle University Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture  ICTC website is posting resources and videos to help our community learn more […]


Wondering how to engage politically while maintaining your Catholic faith? Sponsored by St. James Cathedral, St. Joseph Parish, and Archdiocese of Seattle Young Adult Ministry Archdiocese of Seattle. “WAYS TO BE CATHOLIC AND POLITICALLY ACTIVE” Young Adult Series The Influence of Catholic Social Teaching on Our Political System June 3, 2020, 7- 8:30pm | Presenter: […]

Priestly Ordination Livestream – June 6, 2020 10 AM

Priestly Ordination 2020 JOIN US ONLINE on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 10am for the ordination of Deacon Thomas Tran to the priesthood! You can join the livestream at: or As Deacon Thomas is called by God from the midst of the people, your participation in the livestream is more important than ever. […]

Pastoral Care during the Coronavirus Outbreak

As we continue to walk together this odyssey of a strange new reality known as COVID-19, I want to better utilize this blog as a means of being close to all of you. God bless, Archbishop Etienne Consider signing up to receive regular postings from Archbishop Etienne’s blog, Truth in Love. Accessing the Daily Mass […]

5th Anniversary of Laudato Si – May 16-24, 2020

“I renew my urgent call to respond to the ecological crisis, the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor cannot continue. Let’s take care of creation, a gift of our good Creator God.” ~Pope Francis, in his  video message encouraging participation in Laudato Si’  Week. Next week is Laudato Si’ Week ! From […]

American Red Cross Mental Health Training for Covid-19

Subject: Red Cross Mental Health Training for COVID-19 5.7.20 Guidance from the Mental Health Ministry Committee: Red Cross Mental Health Training for Covid-19  is strikingly similar to MHFA in its approach. The information is good for sure. Like MHFA,  this is information that is relevant for everyone. This course is online, you can watch it […]

End of the Year Awards – Employees and Grade 7

Annual Service Awards – time to place your orders! Ordering closes May 31st! That time of year is upon us again! For all of the lovely recipients of the Annual Service Awards (for teachers, staff and principals), we have a form on SurveyMonkey  so you  can create your school’s awards list. These recognitions begin at […]

7th Grade MDI Virtual Capstone Week – MAY

Dear Principals, We are all monitoring and adjusting during Covid-19 and that includes MDI! 27 MDI schools (almost 750 7th graders!) will enter in at some level the MDI Virtual Capstone Week to synthesize their individual and collective learning from their religion classes.  The MDI Capstone Week of reflections, activities and more allow our students […]

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

Thriving or Surviving??? Since 1949, Mental HealthAmerica and affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Awareness Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. During May, NAMI and the rest of the country are also raising awareness of mental health. Each year we fight […]

May is our Marian Month

It is important that we support, inspire and provide resources for our families in bringing the Church into their homes. The Domestic Church:  “The family, is so to speak, the domestic church.” (Lumen Gentium #11) This means that it is in the context of the family that we first learn who God is and to […]

Prayers, Reflections and Articles

Prayer resources for you, your colleagues, faculty-staff mtg, parents. 10 Things- Autism All Are Welcome Aquinas_on_Inclusion__Using_the_Good_Doctor_and_Catholic_Social_T[1] Father Dumais and the Gents Harvard Study – Turning the Tide 2016 Just Like You Masterpiece Mosaic Prayer of Inclusion Patron Saint of Diverse Learners Prayer for Guidance Prayer for Inclusion prayers-for-special-needs-children-and-their-families Setting the Direction Teacher to parents About […]

Corporal Works of Mercy – A Call to Action for DACA

Upcoming Supreme Court Case: DACA Preparing to offer Pastoral Care: On June 15, 2012, President Barrack Obama created DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA protects undocumented immigrants from deportation for a 2-year (renewable) period and allows them work permits. DACA allows undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children – known […]

WSSC – Please support Referendum 90

The Bishops of Washington State urge us to actively support Referendum 90. Please share this letter broadly with your communities.  Bishops’ letter_Ref 90 April 17, 2020 Dear Priests, Deacons, and Pastoral Leadership, We the Bishops of Washington state wish to notify you of our support and encouragement for gathering signatures for Referendum 90 (R-90). Any […]

Living the Easter Season Virtually

Enjoy an Easter message from Archbishop Etienne to the people of the Archdiocese! Invite your families and parishioners to receive weekly Easter inspirations Digital Ad  |  Sign-up AT HOME WITH FAITH website from The Archdiocese of Seattle – Use this page and the At Home with Faith publications, available via the links below, to find […]


April 13, 2020 Resources for Collecting Rice Bowls With the Easter season upon us, families are preparing to return their Rice Bowl alms. The Office of National and Missions Collections thanks you for your continued efforts promoting this important Lenten practice, and wants to assist with the challenge of socially distanced alms collection. We know […]