Category: Catholic Identity

Weaving our Renewed World: Advanced Missionary Discipleship Formation Seminar – Maryknoll

Weaving our Renewed World: Advanced Missionary Discipleship Formation Seminar – Maryknoll The world and its people are groaning in pain. Many of the groans are from loss… loss of family members and friends; loss of time planned with loved ones, both celebrating and grieving; loss of jobs and dreams. Maybe, just maybe, some of the […]

Virtual connections with our Religion Publishers

Covid-19 has taught us that we need to think differently as we embrace the 20-21 school year.  Over the course of this school year, I am inviting many of our RELIGION publishers to join for a LUNCH and LEARN session from Noon to 1 PM so you and/or your curriculum support teach, can jump online […]

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 […]

The Magis Center: The Purposeful Universe

The Magis Center just launched a new John Templeton Foundation funded campaign, “The Purposeful Universe.”   Through mid-December, the campaign will be promoted to journalists, bloggers, and social media platforms. This is a wonderful complement for those using Credible Catholic religion resources shared last year. The Magis Center initiated a new video campaign called “The Purposeful […]

20-21 Diversified Learners Committee Updates and Schedule

Diversified Learners Committee is #igniting hope this new school year! With the wisdom of our co-chair, Dan Sherman, Principal, St. Paul School, we have been working on various items since June. Due to the nature of this year, we are offering regular DLC check-ins monthly via zoom. As a few of you know, our surprise […]

PSESD PD Offerings – UDL: Equality, Equity and Inclusive Practices

3 part series through Puget Sound ESD (Audience: Diversified Learners) The Case for UDL: Equality, Equity and Inclusive Practices: IPP Module 1 – NO COST October 15, 29, and Nov.12, 2020 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Module 1: In this first Inclusionary Practices Project (IPP) Module, The Case for UDL: Equality, Equity, and Inclusive Practices, […]

Elementary SEL School Counselors Mtgs – 20-21

Through Spring 2020, our Catholic schools learned quickly the impact of effective mental health supports for students and adults. Two key Elementary SEL Counselors who were instrumental in sharing resources an SEL networking support  were Katie Denniston, Our Lady of the Lake School, Seattle and Christy Dahl, Assumption-St. Bridget School, Assumption. THANK YOU! It is […]

Maryknoll Magazine Highlights MDI SEATTLE

Maryknoll Magazine has published an article in the September/October 2020 edition with a terrific story of the Missionary Discipleship Institute partnership between Maryknoll Missionaries and the Office for Catholic Schools. Please visit: Maryknoll-mag-sept-oct-2020- MDI SEATTLE and savor our story on pages 44 -49! It is worth reading! It is worth sending home to your MDI […]

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 […]

Congratulations to Centro Rendu – Our PAM Partner!

CONGRATULATIONS! Centro Rendu was a CCHD Grant recipient and is highlighted for their work in the following communicationn: CentroRenduCCHD- August2020 Centro Rendu: Centro Rendu, an SVdP program in South King County, provides case management, literacy education, and advocacy to increase stability, parent engagement, self-empowerment, and civic involvement for Latino families. Centro Rendu served 958 individuals […]

Catholic Identity, Mission Effectiveness, CIC and Religion Updates

CIC: Christ in the Classroom – Our Catechetical Certification Program in the Archdiocese of of Seattle for Catholic Schools The Christ in the Classroom Program integrates catechetical core content extracted directly from the PreK – 8 Religion Curriculum and Standards and the 9 – 12 Religion Standards developed by the Office for Catholic Schools, as […]

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 […]

Prayer Online Resources

God of Light and Love, Heavenly Father, We thank you for the gift of hope that burns as a light in each one of us. Help us to see this light within ourselves, and to remember that you are the source of this light. When times are difficult, help us to find strength in you […]

Immediate Mental Health Support Resources

For our littlest ones….New DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD Special, Created in Response to COVID-19, Premieres August 17 on PBS KIDS to read more, for schedule please click here NAMI SEATTLE is an excellent resource for schools and families. Please take a moment to review their current offerings. NEW! Parent Weekly Support Calls are now available! Click […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sacred Story Institute – Father Bill Watson

The Sacred Story Institute is dedicated to Missionary Discipleship Formation through the promotion of the 15-Minute Ignatian Examen and Confession. Archbishop Etienne is the Ecclesisatical Advisor for the Sacred Story Institute lifting up two programs, Sacred Story Youth and True Heart-Young Adults.  The Archbishops heartily supports these Ignatian Spirituality formation programs and all materials which […]

U.S. Bishops’ President, Cardinals, and Committee Chairman Press Congress for Emergency Aid for Catholic Schools – Aug. 6, 2020

  August 6, 2020 WASHINGTON- Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. of Boston, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. of Newark and Bishop Michael C. Barber, […]

Faith-based Activities for your Students

Faith based activities that your younger students might enjoy during independent work or project time! MagnifiKid (offers individual subscriptions and free coloring pages):  click here  Holy Heroes StoryCorner with Caroline: click here Mass preparation coloring page, readings, video:  click here Printable Saints Coloring Books for the Year: click here Tiny Saints – free activities to […]

Missionary Discipleship Institute (MDI) for 7th Graders – Please join us this year!

Friday, August 14 – 9AM – Noon PST Missionary Discipleship Institute (MDI) Formation Day! Missionary Discipleship Institute (MDI) Formation Day for participating 7th grade teachers will be experienced via Zoom. Anna Clarke Johnson, Maryknoll, Lauren Hobbs, our MDI Companion and Teacher Leader at Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Seattle, and Sandy Barton Smith, OCS, will […]

Updates and Resources from The WSCC

Washington State Catholic Conference  – Direct link: https://wacatholics.org/stay-informed/civilize-it Resources and materials to support your efforts strengthening parent engagement. Catholic schools need your help. Urge our U.S. Senators to support “School Choice Now Act.” ACT NOW  Spanish “Civilize It” series Share all four Facebook posts with your community. Click here for materials Share Civilize It series now through November 3. […]

Mental Health Resources for August

Supporting Youth Mental Health: An Educational Presentation for Caregivers of Teens – Click HERE for Details MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY Saturday, August 22, 2020 – 2 hour online Spiritual Retreat through NAMI   10AM -Noon Resister at www.NAMI-eastside.org Flyer to share broadly: Nami Eastside Spiritual Retreat 082220  

USCCB Catholic Education Action Alert- Please represent our voice!

In recent weeks we have asked you to contact your Members of Congress in support of Catholic schools – and thanks to you, almost 100,000 messages were delivered!  Your work has paid off. We have a newly introduced emergency school choice bill:  The School Choice Now Act – but we are not near the finish line just […]

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, […]

WSCC Advocacy Bulletin is available in English/Spanish

WSCC Advocacy Bulletin is now available in both Spanish and English! The WSCC is happy to announce that the monthly WSCC Advocacy Bulletin is available in Spanish and English.  This is an excellent tool to share with your school families so they are informed and invited to join in the advocacy work of the Church […]