Category: Catholic Identity

Missions Office Good News Newsletter – November 2018

The November 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 November 2017. Add a snippet to your bulletin, send to […]

Catholics Acting on Laudato Si – Fall 2018 Newsletter

As the seasons change, we are reminded of God’s greatest gift to us: the gift of creation. What are you doing this month to protect Earth? In this issue our newsletter, we share resources and opportunities for your school and parish to grow in its response to Laudato Si’. Upcoming Events: WEBINAR: The Root Causes […]

Washington State Catholic Conference

Become an advocate for Catholic initiatives at the State level through the Washington State Catholic Conference. The Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC) is the common voice of the Catholic Bishops of the Archdiocese of Seattle, the Diocese of Spokane, and the Diocese of Yakima.  We encourage advocacy in public policy as we work together for […]

Immigration and Refugee Ministry News

Greetings in Christ – Please share the series of events related to Immigrant & Refugee Ministry. Saints_English_Bulletin_Insert R2 November 2018 Series Hoping for Home Flyer R3 links 2nd Annual Benefit Night for AIDNW Support immigrants who just won their immigration cases after being detained! Friday, October 26th, 2018 | 8:30 PM | Parliament Tavern | […]

USCCB Press Release on Death Penalty Ruling

Washington Bishops Welcome State Supreme Court Death Penalty Ruling The Catholic Bishops of Washington State applauded today’s decision by the state Supreme Court to abolish the death penalty in Washington. Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle said, “The Catholic Church’s consistent belief is that every human life is sacred from conception until natural death – it is this […]

Pastoral Care and Outreach Opportunities – October and November 2018

1. How to Welcome, Include, and Catechize All of God’s Children: Practical Suggestions for Serving Those with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities Presenter: Deacon Lawrence R. Sutton  Deacon Larry Sutton Workshop Date and Location: Saturday, October 20th, 2018 – Isaac Orr Conference Room (910 Marion St.) Archdiocese of Seattle Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Cost: […]

Ending the Silence Matters – Sunday, October 21, 2018

Ending the Silence Matters Ending the Silence is a program for students in grades 7 – 12 that helps inform youth about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if they or a loved one experience symptoms of a mental illness. A lead presenter from the National Alliance on Mental […]

Blessed Oscar Romero’s Canonization – October 14, 2018

Blessed Oscar Romero was formally declared a martyr by Pope Francis in February 2015 and will be canonized a saint on October 14, 2018 alongside Pope Paul VI in Rome. We hope the following resources from our partners are useful to commemorate his life and martyrdom, and will help you and your community reflect on what […]

Immersion Trip to El Salvador for Young Adults – Nov. 10-16, 2018

Immersion Trip to El Salvador for Young Adults   “Aspire not to have more but to be more.” – Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero Experience God in new and unexpected places! Young adults seeking to enrich their personal and ministerial Catholic identity are invited to apply for this immersion experience in El Salvador. November 10 – […]

Celebrating Susi: Holy Family Bilingual, Seattle – Experiences a Surge of Students

Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School kicked off the 2018-2019 school year with a positive problem. The school was short on desks and chairs! On September 4, Holy Family opened their classrooms to 40 new students, 12 of which enrolled during the month of August. This summer surge in enrollment coincides with the school’s hiring of […]

Special Olympics and the DLC

The Diversified Learners Committee continues to grow and enhance our partnership with Special Olympics. To volunteer as a school, as a family or as a parish community, please visit: Special Olympics Washington  and visit: Volunteer! **Photo credit: Courtesy of Katie Niemer Photography

St. Madeleine Sophie School recognized as a National Banner Unified Champion School – Special Olympics

St. Madeleine Sophie School recognized as a National Unified Champion School – Special Olympics Congratulations to St. Madeleine Sophie School on receiving National Banner status and being among 220 schools (elementary – college) in the country to receive this level of recognition.  St. Madeleine Sophie School is the 5th of its kind in the state of Washington. […]

Missions Office – September 2018

The September 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 September 2017. A Pilgrimage and Mass at the Northwest […]

Laudato Si! Care of God’s Creation – Sept. 1 – October 4, 2018

Laudato Si! Care of God’s Creation Season of Creation:  September 1- October 4 After our community came together to learn and pray about Pope Francis’ call in Laudato Si’ at the Summit in June, we came away with the urgency to act to protect our Earth. We invite you to join us in commemorating the […]

The Road to Emmaus….. Our Road to 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle

The Road to Emmaus….. Our Road to 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, July 1 – 6, 2018 Special thank you to over 1,000 volunteers from parishes, schools and various Chancery ministries who worked collaboratively to support the 2018 USA Special Olympics USA Games this summer! Please enjoy 3 little videos that capture the […]

Washington State Catholic Conference

New Faces and Tools at the WSCC It has been a busy summer at the WSCC as updates to our team and the tools we use are being rolled out to better support Catholic advocacy in Washington.  Tim Hunt has started with the WSCC as Director of Communications and Outreach.  Tim joins us after 5 […]

CIC Retreat Registration Form

The Christ in the Classroom Leadership Retreat will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 20-21, 2018 at the Seabeck Conference Center. Our facilitator this year is Rev. Ron Nuzzi. Attendees are welcome to arrive on Wednesday, September 19th anytime after 3 PM and join us for dinner at 5:00.  After dinner please join us […]