Category: Catholic Identity

Annual CIC Retreat at Seabeck

Our annual CIC Retreat at Seabeck Convention Center is scheduled for September 22 – 24, 2021. Registration is open, please complete the form below.  If you have any questions, please contact Thank you

WSCC Catholic Schools Quarterly Newsletter – June 2021

Schools Quarterly Newsletter June 2021, ENGLISH A big thank you to our WSCC partners and especially Tracey Yackley for her consistent commitment to ensure all school leaders have information about the work and initiatives underway with the Washington State Catholic Conference… the public policy voice of the Bishops of Washington State. How Can I Learn More […]

Washington State Catholic Conference Advocacy – June 2021

WSCC Advocacy Bulletin 21-06-02 Virtual Cornerstone Catholic Conference: October 30 The bishops of Washington State invite you to attend the virtual Cornerstone CatholicConference on October 30. Fr. Robert Spitzer and Gloria Purvis will present keynote addresses in English, and the Washington bishops will be hosting a panel. Fr. Agustino Torres and Brenda Noriega will present […]

Religion and Family Life Textbooks and Planning

While you are preparing to close out this year, it may also be a good time to review Religion instructional materials to better address current instructional needs of your buildings, PreK-12. We are receiving inquiries from parents aabout what/how and when we teach family life in our Catholic schools. With the new state law launching […]

Slingerland: 2021 Summer Comprehensive Teacher Training Class

The Slingerland® Institute for Literacy is an amazing partner working with the Diversified Learners Committee. There are still a few summer openings for interested teachers. To view their comprehensive teacher offerings, please click here. 2021 Summer Comprehensive Teacher Training Class in Seattle, WA When: 7/27/2021, 7/28/2021, 7/29/2021, 7/30/2021, 8/2/2021, 8/3/2021, 8/4/2021, 8/5/2021, 8/6/2021, 8/9/2021, 8/10/2021, 8/11/2021, […]

Come and Be Fed – Conversations with Archbishop Etienne 

One of the great outcomes of the Year of the Eucharist is the excellent resources we have been given to use as teaching aids. Please share this resource with your religion teachers. Come and Be Fed – Conversations with Archbishop Etienne  Archbishop Etienne filmed a series of videos about the Eucharist, including three videos with local […]

WSCC Catholic Advocacy Bulletin #18 – legislative wrap-up edition

WSCC Catholic Advocacy Bulletin #18 – legislative wrap-up edition Good News: Newly Signed Bills The legislative session ended on April 25, and Governor Jay Inslee was given 20 subsequent days to sign bills into law. Bills in this section were recently signed into law and are listed by date signed. To read the full report […]

Welcoming our new Pastoral Leadership!

June marks the time for many transitions for school and parish life! A time to say goodbye and a time of welcome! Transitions can be very smooth or sometimes, chlanenging. The Office for Pastoral Ministeries has created a new handbook with resources to assist school/parish communities as they say goodbye and welcome new pastoral leaders. […]

2021 APRIL ACRE Participating Schools

2021 APRIL ACRE Participating Schools – 19 schools Assumption Catholic School – Bellingham Christ the King School – Seattle Holy Family School – Kirkland Holy Rosary  School – Edmonds Holy Rosary   School – Seattle Immaculate Conception Regional School – Mount Vernon St. Anthony  School – Renton St. Catherine  School – Seattle St. Frances Cabrini School […]

Archbishop Etienne has released the new Pastoral Plan – Please read and share!

Archbishop Etienne has released the new Pastoral Plan, entitled: KNOWING JESUS CHRIST, EMBRACING HIS MISSION. Pastoral Plan | Archdiocese of Seattle  The Vision: The outcome of a successful pastoral planning process will be a Church that reflects the Risen Christ to others. The goal is to help people have a conversion experience so they can […]

Learn Survey Findings of The Matthew Project on 5.27.21

The Greeley Team will be presenting their findings on Thursday, March 27 at 11AM at the Principals mtg. We thank all schools for their gracious support of participating in the The Matthew Project survey and cohort focus groups. Thank you! The Matthew Project: An Implementation Plan for Addressing the Needs of the Diverse Learner in the […]

Religion and Family Life – Support and Publishers

Dear School Leaders, As you are completing this year and planning for next year, the Religion publishers are ready to help support your work with materials and/or training. If you are seeking new religion or Family life textbooks or just need updates or training, the Religion publishers are ready to help! The RELIGION CURRICULUM tab […]

Archbishop Paul D. Etienne Creates Racial Justice and Cultural Diversity Commission

Archbishop Paul D. Etienne Creates Racial Justice and Cultural Diversity Commission Commission to Advise Archdiocese on Belonging, Dignity and Justice May 6, 2021 With the recent social unrest and increased divisiveness in our society, Archbishop Paul D. Etienne recognized the need to create an advisory group dedicated to racial justice. He formed a new Racial […]

21-22 Parent Formation Presentations for your School Community

21-22 Parent Formation Presentations for your School Community The Office of Marriage and Family Life can walk with schools in many ways! Specifically, Connect with Families with AT HOME WITH FAITH – free resources that can be used to support families honoring their role as primary educators. Resources are in English and Spanish…. easy to […]

20-21 ACRE Religion Assessment has closed! Now what?

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 participation and your data will be coming to your school soon. Once you have your building’s data snapshot, then what? The OCS has created some […]

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health America statistics you should ponder as we support our YOUTH: Youth Mental Health Facts | Mental Health America Screening 2 Supports ( Art with Heart CATALOG   A new mental health resource to share called Art with Heart. Art with Heart creates therapeutic creative expression activity books and curriculum through K-12 that focus on social-emotional […]

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 15 April 16, 2021

The Home Stretch Legislative Session Ends April 25 Nine days remain before the conclusion of the legislative session on April 25.  The Legislature has these remaining days to reconcile any differences between versions of the same bill passed by the House and Senate and then deliver the bill to the governor.  The governor may sign […]

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 14-April 9, 2021

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 14  April 9, 2021 Good News: Bills That Have Passed Both the House and Senate Next Steps: Bills in the section have passed both the House and Senate.  If no amendments were made in the second chamber, the bill will move toward the governor’s desk for approval.  If amendments […]

ACRE, 2 CI Standards, and CIC Level I Updates!

ACRE ASSESSMENT IN APRIL: Just a reminder that there is still time to participate in the ACRE religion assessment for Grades 5 and 8. It is a one hour online battery for your students. For further info and to order, please visit:  ACRE Assessment – My Catholic School 2 CATHOLIC IDENTITY STANDARDS REVIEW – Each […]

Ecological Stations of the Cross shared by Holy Rosary & OLOG, Seattle

We have been given permission from the creators (from Holy Rosary, West Seattle, and Our Lady of Guadalupe, West Seattle) to share it with the entire Archdiocese. THANK YOU! Ecological Stations of the Cross []

The Year of St. Joseph

Year of St. Joseph Pope Francis proclaimed a “Year of St. Joseph” on December 8, 2020, in his Apostolic Letter, Patris corde, (“With a Father’s Heart”). To mark the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis proclaimed a “Year of St. Joseph.” Pope Francis started this year […]

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 7  2.19.21

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 7                                         February 19, 2021 Bills Requiring Your Action Now Legislative Cutoff Dates Monday, February 15 marked the first cutoff day of the legislative session.  All bills were required to pass out of committee in their house of origin (either the House of Representatives or the Senate) in order […]

FREE WEBINAR: How to Accompany the Grieving after Suicide – 2.16

Many of us have experienced great loss, especially during Covid-19.  This webinar is intended to support you as you support others dealing with loss, especially suicide. Join us Tuesday, February 16 at noon to learn more about how to create an effective mental health ministry. Two of the biggest concerns of those who grieve the death […]

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 6-February 12, 2021

    WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 6    February 12, 2021 Virtual Catholic Advocacy Day on March 23, 2021  Register for our first virtual Catholic Advocacy Day (CAD).  Scheduled for March 23, CAD will include several opportunities to choose from: pray at Mass, learn about current legislation that is important to Catholics, talk with […]

WSCC Newsletter for Catholic Schools – Winter Quarter 2021

WSCC Newsletter for Catholic Schools- Winter Quarter 2021 A Message From The Washington State Catholic Conference February 2021 Dear Catholic School Parents, Teachers, Administrators, and Supporters, Greetings from the Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC), the public policy voice of the bishops of Washington State. The WSCC is pleased to begin communicating with you regularly throughout […]

CIC Retreat Flexibility due to Covid-19

Dear School Leaders, Please use your log in to review and access any materials available for your consideration:  CIC Foundation and CIC Level I: Catechetical Certification – My Catholic School 20-21 Fall CIC Foundation LOCAL Retreat Toolkit – Task 3: MORAL FORMATION – adapted from Open Wide Our Hearts- the enduring call to love; USCCB Pastoral […]

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin – 1.29.21

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 4                                         January 29, 2021 State Legislative Update Action Alert: Urge your State Representatives to Oppose Expanding Assisted Suicide Click here to urge your State Representatives to oppose expanding assisted suicide.  House Bill 1141 (HB 1141) increases access to physician assisted suicide and accelerates the process.  The bill broadens […]

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-1.22.21

WSCC 2021 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 3                                         January 22, 2021 State Legislative Update Bishop Mueggenborg Testifies Against Assisted Suicide Bill (HB1141) House Bill 1141 (HB 1141) increases access to physician assisted suicide and accelerates the process.  The bill broadens the definition of “qualified medical provider” and broadens the definition of those who can provide […]