Category: Catholic Identity

WSCC 2020 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 8 Feb. 28, 2020

WSCC 2020 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 8                                         February 28, 2020 WA Bishops Release Pastoral Statement on Civility: The Catholic Bishops of Washington State released a pastoral statement February 27 calling on all Washingtonians to work toward healing our political divisions. The Bishops point out that civility is everyone’s responsibility, “If we want people running for […]

Calming Pain Educational Forum at St. Catherine Parish – March 12, 2020

Mental Health Ministry Educational Forum Thursday, March 12, 7-9 PM, Music Room, Victoria Hall Saint Catherine of Siena Church, Seattle Please join Kathy Wilmering, MSW ARNP BC, who has decades of experience helping people with chronic mental and physical health issues figure out how to address the hard challenge of pain. Pain comes in so many […]

WSCC – ACTION ALERT – Please share info broadly!

CSE-DP repeal SB 5395 SB 5339 flyer 20-02-13 ACTION ALERT: Preserve Integrity of the Family – Oppose SB 5395 Urge State House to Oppose Comprehensive Sex Education The State Legislature is considering SB 5395. The bill imposes a statewide standard on all K-12 public schools to teach comprehensive sex education. SB 5395 prevents locally elected […]

CRS Rice Bowl – Do you have your materials??

The season of Lent starts Wednesday! Do you have your materials? Rice Bowl materials for 2020 shipped a couple of weeks ago and should have arrived by now to all parishes and participating schools.Please check the shipment ASAP to assure you have received the amount of (free) materials needed for your community this Lent, including […]

Message from Archbishop Paul D. Etienne

Please read Archbishop Paul D. Etienne’s statement to the people of the Archdiocese of Seattle. February 2020 Statement on Kennedy Catholic

Camp GiveBack -Summer Service-Learning Camp Model – HNA

Julie Tilghman from Holy Names Academy, Seattle has worked with some of our schools to develop a new type of “summer camp for schools”.  Here is the despcription and if you would like to learn how to adapt or develop for your local school, please contact Julie directly at: Camp Giveback Summer Service-Learning Camp Flyer  […]

Catholic Identity Resources

Featured Quote from Pope Francis The culture of … encounter shatters the culture of conflict. It makes of every encounter a possibility and a gift of God’s generous love. It leads us beyond the limits of our narrow horizons and constantly encourages us to a live in a spirit of universal fraternity, as children of […]

Commemoration of 40th anniversary of St. Oscar Romero’s Martyrdom- 3.21.20

Save the date for the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of St. Oscar Romero’s martyrdom March 21,2020 10:00AM Bilingual Mass St. James Cathedral, Seattle 11:15AM- Presentation Conference room adjacent to Cathedral 12:00PM-  End of the program Save-the Date flyer to share! Save the date! St. Oscar Romero- 3.21.20  

Register for CRS-Rice Bowl 2020 Trainings

Prepare for Lent 2020 … Rice Bowl! You are invited to attend an in-person, lunchtime training in preparation for Rice Bowl 2020. This will be an excellent opportunity to share best practices with the ambassadors and Rice Bowl coordinators from your region and around the Archdiocese. CRS Ambassadors, Rice Bowl Coordinators, parish and school leadership, […]

2020 Winter CIC Foundation LOCAL Retreats – Task 3: MORAL FORMATION

2020 Winter CIC Foundation LOCAL Retreats – Task 3: MORAL FORMATION Friday, February 14, 2020 is for the designated archdiocesan day for the CIC Foundation LOCAL Retreats!  The CIC Retreats are framed by The Six Tasks of Catechesis. These 6 Tasks include: Knowledge of the Faith; Liturgical Education; Moral Formation; Learning to Pray; Education for […]

Free Adult Faith Formation for Parish Communities – Ron Ryan

Preparing for 2020  with Adult Faith Formation- Parent Engagement opportunities! As Special Projects Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Seattle, RON RYAN is available to parishes as a resource for ADULT FAITH FORMATION, RETREATS, and WORKSHOPS. Ron has a doctorate in ministry and has served in full-time lay ecclesial ministry in various parish and catechetical roles […]

Catholic Relief Services – Operation Rice Bowl 2020

The Season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26th through Holy Thursday, April 9, 2020. CRS Rice Bowl is a Lenten program of prayer, fasting, learning, and giving. The educational materials assist ongoing parish and school efforts in developing a spirituality of justice and solidarity with those most in need. Donations help fund CRS […]

Join us for the Guatemala Immersion Encounter with Maryknoll – June 24 – July 2, 2020

“This trip by far was one of the most fulfilling of my entire life. I am completely inspired by all the students, teachers, and people we met during the trip.” – Lisa, Spanish Teacher, Seattle, WA Calling all Catholic educators: teachers, catechists, principals! Join us June 24 – July 2, 2020 for an experience of […]

Join us in December and January for some Holy Moments!

Mark your calendars! Please share broadly! December 7: Mother of the Americas—Procession from St. Mary, Seattle, to St. James Cathedral, Mass at noon  December 14: Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass, 11 a.m., St. James Cathedral, reception follows January 21, 2020: Mass for Life and March for Life, 9:30 a.m., Sacred Heart, Lacey 10 a.m., St. Michael, […]


The Christ in the Classroom Foundation (CIC Foundation) is required for ALL Catholic school administrators and teaching faculty (PreK – 12) annually. The CIC Foundation is intended to be a starting point, not a destination, rather a catechetical foundation for all Catholic schools. The CIC Foundation invests in the school administrators and the teaching faculty […]

World Day of the Poor – Sunday, November 17

Pope Francis established the World Day of the Poor in 2017 “so that throughout the world Christian communities can become an ever greater sign of Christ’s charity for the least and those most in need.” This year, the World Day of the Poor is on Sunday, November 17. In this year’s message, Pope Francis wrote, […]

Washington March for Life, Olympia – January 21, 2020

Save-the-Date for the Washington March for Life in Olympia Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Specific times and details will be forthcoming! Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC)  

Holy Family Kirkland Mental Health Ministry -November 16, 2019

Holy Family Kirkland Mental health Ministry presents…. LIGHTEN UP THE HOLIDAYS!   Do the Holidays bring you down? Join us for an afternoon of prayer, song and fellowship to help us see the Light in these dark days. Saturday, November 1, 2019 Holy Family Parish 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the parish center. 7045 120th […]

Robotic Teams Unite to Support Unified Robotics Championship! Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019

2019 Unified Robotics Championship!!!!  Spectator Information for Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:30 AM to 4 PM | Pacific Science Center, Seattle  FLYER TO SHARE BROADLY! 2019 Unified Robotics Championship Spectator Information Overview: The 2019 Special Olympics Unified Robotics Championship caps off a six-week season, during which students with and without intellectual disabilities work together to […]

2019-2020 Catholic Identity Standards Focus

The Authenticity of the School’s Catholic Identity: This principle of WCEA accreditation holds that a school’s Catholic identity ought to be authentic. Here, ‘authenticity’ has to do with a school’s two-fold orientation: toward God and toward human life. That is, in all its understandings and operations, the Catholic school is simultaneously oriented toward God (as […]

2019 Fall CIC Foundation LOCAL Retreat – Liturgical Education

Dear School Leaders, Thank you for retreating with us last week! The 2019 Fall CIC Foundation Leadership Retreat, Sept. 19-20, 2019, was filled with time for catechetical content, faith and testimony, prayer and fellowship…. all within the spirit of our community. Your presence and partnership is a gift! To wrap up that moment, I would […]

Bullying and Non-Violent Communication Presentation – October 10, 2019

Dear Teachers, Counselors and Staff, We are off to a bit of a late start but here we go! We have a time change for offering our sessions. Now we will be on the second Thursday of each month. No cost. Please let me know if you have topics you would like me to research […]

Bishops Appoint Mario Villanueva to Lead Washington State Catholic Conference

Bishops Appoint Mario Villanueva to Lead WSCC  Mario Villanueva is the newly appointed executive director of the Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC).  Villanueva will lead advocacy efforts and represent the bishops of the Archdiocese of Seattle, the Diocese of Spokane and the Diocese of Yakima on public policy matters. “We are so pleased to welcome […]

CIC Leadership Retreat – Sept. 18-20, 2019 – Final logistics!

Dear School Leadership, The annual and required CIC Leadership Retreat is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, September 19 – 20, 2019 at Seabeck, WA. If you can come to over earlier to enter into the spirit of the CIC Retreat the afternoon of Wednesday, September 18th, please contact OCS for Wednesday night dinner and lodging […]

Season of Creation – Let’s celebrate September 1st to October 4th

Season of Creation….Love for Creation …join us! The Vatican is inviting all communities of faith and families to join in the ecumenical celebration of the Season of Creation from September 1 – October 4, 2019. Find a USCCB bulletin insert with more information, and ways your community can participate with prayer and action to protect […]

19-20 MDI Schools

Our  26  2019 – 2020 MDI Schools! Assumption Catholic School, Bellingham Christ the King School, Seattle Holy Family School, Lacey Holy Family Parish School, Kirkland Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School, Seattle Holy Rosary School, West Seattle Holy Rosary School, Edmonds Our Lady of Fatima School, Seattle Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Seattle Our Lady of […]

Cultures United Soccer Festival – August 24-25, 2019 Tacoma

Shared by the Office of Pastoral Care and Outreach The “Pitch for Hope” initiative, a joint project of the World Jewish Congress and the Chelsea Football Club, is bringing an opportunity to Tacoma, WA that will create an atmosphere of inclusiveness and multicultural celebration. The purpose is twofold: (1) To unite immigrants and refugees of all […]

Office of Marriage and Family Life

The Office of Marriage and Family Life serves as a wonderful resource for our Catholic schools! The Office of Marriage and Family Life proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ’s presence in the life of the family by assisting parishes, schools and faith communities in forming and supporting families in living their vocation to marriage […]

Let’s get ready for UNIFIED ROBOTICS!!! Fall 2019

Dear Catholic School Leadership, Join us in creating unified teams for this year’s Unified Robotics season through Special Olympics of Washington. All are invited and welcome! Become a partner! Dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences, Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It […]