Category: Catholic Identity

Missions Office: Entering Holy Week 2019

The Lenten season is about to end, and with it this year’s Rice Bowl program! Thank you for your continued commitment to serve as Rice Bowl coordinator to your community–for their benefit and in solidarity with those on the margins. Below are several items of interest as we prepare to wrap up Lent and celebrate […]

Maryknoll: Taiwan and Cambodia Immersion Trip – Nov. 7 – 21, 2019

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Taiwan and Cambodia Immersion Trip November 7 – 21, 2019 Join us for a mission immersion trip to experience the JOY of Asia. Learn more about the people in Taiwan and Cambodia and explore how we are linked to the people of Asia in the bonds of global solidarity. Immersion trip […]

PRAYER WALK – Solidarity with Immigrant Families – April 29 – May 11, 2019

April 29 – May 11, 2019 Join people from parishes across Western Washington in a prayerful walk showing solidarity with immigrant families. Whether you’re able to participate in a short leg, the full two weeks, or in prayer… all are welcome.  Those walking are doing so as individuals and are doing so at their own […]

Good News Newsletter- Missions Office – April 2019

The April 2019 edition of our Good News newsletter is at the printer but also available now online (along with other current items of interest): www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Missions .Contents include prayers, announcements, news, and more! Also on our newsletters page are all issues for the past year, including April 2018. Add a snippet to your bulletin, send […]

Diversity in Unity: Imagining our Faith Communities Differently – May 15, 2019

Bridge Disability Ministries is pleased to invite you to: A 1-Day Regional Conference: Diversity in Unity: Imagining Our Faith Communities Differently DATE: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 TIME: 9:00am –4:00pm PLACE: Westminster Chapel / Bellevue 2019 Bridge Disability Ministries Conference – May 15, 2019 Registration: Churches & Organizations– 4+ Attendees: $110 Individual: $30 For more info […]

St. Catherine of Siena Mental Health Ministry Team Educational Forum- March 21, 2019

St. Catherine of Siena Mental Health Ministry Team Educational Forum Thursday, March 21, 2019 7:00-9:00 PM St. Catherine of Siena Parish Music Room, Victoria Hall 814 NE 85th Street Seattle, WA Behavior and Positive Discipline: Strategies for School & Home Please join us for a discussion with mental health therapist and school counselor, Sarah Fiskness, […]

Welcome to the Season of Lent

Welcome to the Season of Lent! The Catholic Mobilizing Network’s Lenten Reflections are available for you! Each week, a voice of experience offers a special reflection to guide our spiritual preparation for the death and resurrection of Christ. Please click here to review the site. To download the full Lenten packet, please click here.  The PDF […]

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, Seafarer’s Ministry, Inclusion Ministry, Mental Health Ministry, Grief Ministry, and Ministry to the deaf. Mental Health […]

WSCC 2019 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, No. 3

January 25, 2019 – Go online at WSCC to view the online images and links  Education             Catholic Schools Day at the Capitol: January 27 to February 2 is the 45th annual National Catholic Schools Week [votervoice.net].  Washington’s one hundred Catholic grade schools and high schools will celebrate with a special Mass, community service […]

Missions Office – Good News newsletter- February 2019

The February 2019 edition of our Good News newsletter is at the printer but also available now online (along with other current items of interest): www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Missions. Contents include prayers, announcements, news, and more! Also on our newsletters page are all issues for the past year, including February 2018. Add a snippet to your bulletin, send to […]

Care for Creation Retreat – Feb. 9- St. James Cathedral

The Care for Creation retreat titled “Am I Sleeping Through the Ecological Crisis?” at St. James Cathedral will take place on February 9th from 8am to 3pm, and be led by Sr. Alexandra Kovats.  Further information and RSVP details can be found on the attached flyer. CfC Winter Retreat 2019 Peace, Christian Cousins, Justice Educator […]

Missions Office – Rice Bowl is coming!

Greetings! It’s that time again! Catholic Relief Services is shipping the Rice Bowl materials  (to all parishes and to participating schools) this week. Please let us know if you haven’t received your materials by January 25. A note about placemats and donation envelopes (for pews or stapling to/inserting into bulletins near end of Lent): if you ordered […]

Mental Health Resources to assist Parishes and Schools

The Archdiocesan Mental Health Ministry Committee has organized the following resources to better support our parish school faith communities. MH Ministry Brochure Quick Reference on Mental Health for Faith Leaders St James Cathedral MH Resources Pastoral Response to Mental Illness Mental Health Facts Children and Teens 2018 WA State Healthy Youth Survey    

Pastoral Care and Outreach Updates – Joe Cotton

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, Seafarer’s Ministry, Inclusion Ministry, Mental Health Ministry, Grief Ministry, and Ministry to the deaf. Announcing: A […]

Walking and Witnessing for Immigrant Families – April 29 – May 11, 2019

Walking and Witnessing for Immigrant Families – April 29 – May 11, 2019 Join people from parishes across Western Washington in a prayerful walk showing solidarity with immigrant families. Whether you’re able to participate in a short leg, the full two weeks, or in prayer… all are welcome. The walk will conclude with a Mass […]

St. Catherine of Siena Mental Health Ministry Team – Sleep and Mental Health – Jan. 24

St. Catherine of Siena Mental Health Ministry Team Educational Forum Thursday, January 24, 2019 7:00-9:00 PM St. Catherine of Siena Parish  Music Room, Victoria Hall 814 NE 85th Street Seattle, WA TOPIC: Sleep and Mental Health  Please join us for a presentation from the Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management from the University of Washington […]

ST. LUKE MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY PRESENTS Angst – Free Screening February 7

St. Luke Mental Health Ministry presents: A Free Evening Screening of the New Documentary Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety for interested adults. Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:30 PM St. Luke School Auditorium, Shoreline Flyer is available to share broadly Angst flyer -St. Luke Parish Does anyone you know suffer from anxiety…a child, sibling, other […]

Newsworthy article from the Bellevue Reporter – St. Madeleine Sophie School

Newsworthy article from The Bellevue Reporter – St. Madeleine Sophie School St. Madeleine Sophie School is one of only eight elementary school across the country, and the only elementary level National Banner school recognized by the Department of Education and Special Olympics in Washington state. Read more at: https://www.bellevuereporter.com/news/st-madeleine-sophie-catholic-school-nationally-recognized-as-a-special-olympics-unified-champion-school/ [bellevuereporter.com]

Dodgeball Tournament at BBHS – Sunday, January 20, 2019

DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT!  Students, Teachers and Parents are encouraged to participate together! Team “costumes” or uniforms encouraged   Please share 2019 NWYB Dodgeball-Flyer! Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by Bishop Blanchet High School Ernie Rose Gym 8200 Wallingford Ave N Seattle, WA 98103 Assemble a team of 6 or participate as an individual. $10 […]

January 2019 Good News Newsletter – Missions Office

The January 2019 edition of our Good News newsletter is at the printer but also available now online [r20.rs6.net] (along with other current items of interest): www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Missions [r20.rs6.net]. Contents include prayers, announcements, news, and more! Also on our newsletters page [r20.rs6.net] are all issues for the past year, including January 2018. Add a snippet to your […]

Immigrant and Refugee Ministry – Updates

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, Seafarer’s Ministry, Inclusion Ministry, Mental Health Ministry, Grief Ministry, and Ministry to the deaf. Monthly Immigrant […]

Catholic Schools Day at the State Capitol

Wednesday, January 30th will be Catholic Schools Day at the State Capital in Olympia. Students and teachers from Catholic schools across the state are invited to participate from 10 am to 2pm in a tour of the Capitol campus, meetings with Legislative leadership, the celebration of a legislative resolution that honors the rich tradition of […]

WSCC 2018 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin, Vol. 20

Pastoral Letter Against Racism During the November USCCB meeting, the U.S. Bishops adopted, nearly unanimously, their new pastoral letter Open Wide Our Hearts. The Bishops call for “a genuine conversion of heart, a conversion that will compel change, and the reform of our institutions and society.” They declare that “the injustice and harm racism causes […]

Welcome to the Season of Advent!

The season of Advent is here and we are blessed to have rich and abundant resources that are easily accessible.  Below are some suggestions of daily videos or reflections we can all conveniently access as schedules allow.   Busted Halo – Advent explained in 2 minutes Dynamic Catholic continues their tradition of offering daily video […]

Guatemala Immersion 2019 – Catholic educators, can you join us?

Guatemala Immersion June 2019 – Specifically June 19 – 27, 2019! God continues to invite us to participate in the mission of love. Although most of our mission work of sharing God’s love happens at home, work and in our local neighborhoods and communities, stepping out of our own culture and context can help us […]

Missions Office – December 2018

The December 2018 edition of our Good News newsletter is at the printer but also available now online (along with other current items of interest): www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Missions Contents include prayers, announcements, news, and more! Also on our newsletters page are all issues for the past year, including December 2017. Add a snippet to your bulletin, send […]

2 Mental Health First Aid Trainings – Nov. 17 and December 7

Mental Health First Aid Training – sponsored by NAMI Eastside. Mental Health First Aid program teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in your community. Appropriate for anyone 18 years and older who wants to learn how to help a person who may be experiencing […]

NCEA Parent News – Perfectionist Teens

Important mental health habits—including coping, resilience, and good judgment—help adolescents to achieve overall well-being and set the stage for positive mental health in adulthood. The anxiety epidemic among youth today might not be a surprise to parents and teachers. What surprises many is that perfectionism is usually a form of anxiety in high-achieving teens. Share […]

K – 8 Christmas ART Contest – due Jan. 31, 2019

Christmas Artwork Contest Winners in the 2018-2019 MCA (Missionary Childhood Association) Christmas Artwork Contest will have their artwork displayed at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. during Advent and Christmas 2019 and be featured on the MISSIO USA Messenger ChatBot. Information and entry form at http://info.missio.org/2018entryform, and at […]