Category: Chancery Ministries

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave Information

MEMO: PFML Announcement 10.28.19 PFML Announcement 10.28.19 In January 2019, WA State began collecting premiums from employee wages to fund the new WA Paid Family & Medical Leave taking effect January 1, 2020. Washington’s Employment Security Division manages this new program, which provides employee with partial wage replacement while away from work due to medical […]

St. Catherine Mental Health Ministry Team presents Stress and Biofeedback

St. Catherine of Siena Mental Health Ministry Team Educational Forum presents…… A Mental Health Ministry Presentation on Biofeedback for Mental Health Conditions Thursday, November 14, 2019 Victoria Hall, Music Room from 7-9 PM. 814 NE 85th Street, Seattle, WA Please RSVP to Trez at or 206-930-2739   FLYER to share broadly!  St. Catherine Biofeedback for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mental Health Retreat – Holy Family, Kirkland – Saturday, August 3, 2019

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019  9:30 am to 4:00 pm   Holy Family Parish Social Hall 7045 120th Ave NE Kirkland, WA Mental Health Ministry presents:  The Spirituality of Relationships…..Care for Yourself While you Care for Others Discover: How our relationship with God impacts our relationship with others Explore: Reflect in a peaceful, quiet setting Transform: Relationships […]

Pastoral Care and Outreach Updates – June 2019

A Message from our Bishops: The Immigration Crisis June 27, 2019 For many years there has been a growing national consensus that the U.S. immigration system is severely flawed and in need of a comprehensive overhaul. However, the continued stalemate on enacting comprehensive immigration reform has created a void filled by stopgap initiatives and a […]

October is Mental Health Awareness Month!

3rd Annual Mental Health Summit at the University of Washington – Join us on Tuesday, October 29th for this amazing day!  The mission of the Washington Mental Health Summit is to create an inclusive forum for stakeholders around the state to develop, share, and advance new and promising ideas, opportunities and collaborations that will advance […]

Laudato Si Gathering – July 9, 2019 11 – 2 PM

Tues., July 9, 11am-2pm St. James Cathedral,Pastoral Outreach Center 907 Columbia St., Seattle (Limited parking at O’Dea High School) Pizza lunch ($5 donation) or bring your own lunch! RSVP: Patrick Barredo  206-382-4515 Facebook: @StJamesOutreachAndAdvocacy St. James Cathedral is hosting a gathering to once again bring us together, to learn, to pray, to share, and […]

Pastoral Care and Outreach Updates – June 2019

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, Foster Care Ministry, Inclusion Ministry, Mental Health Ministry, Grief Ministry, and Ministry to the […]

Missions Good News Newsletter – June 2019

The LAST edition of our Good News newsletter is at the printer and also available now [] online (along with other current items of interest) at []. As has been done since 1983, contents include prayers, announcements, news, items (we hope are) of interest, and inspiring and fun artwork and photos. We hope you […]

Final Message from the Missions Office – June 6, 2019

   As we communicated to you on April 15th [], the Missions Office and its staffing positions will be eliminated effective June 30, 2019. The official announcement from the Chancery can be viewed here []. As stated in that announcement, several responsibilities of this office will fall to others here at the Chancery. We are […]

Pastoral Care Ministries – May 2019 Update

Sharing the Journey:  2019 Immigration Summit Poster Third Annual Catholic Immigration Summit Saturday, June 8, 2019 8:30am Registration 9am-3pm Program 3-4pm Mass New location! St. Catherine of Siena Parish 814 NE 85th Street, Seattle 98115 FREE event!  registration required by June 1 REGISTER HERE [] Gather with fellow Catholics and Tony Cube, National Manager of Justice for […]

CRS wants to say thank you for your support of Rice Bowl 2019

CRS wants to say thank you for your support of Rice Bowl 2019 Rice Bowl funds go to LOCAL programs 25% of the funds raised by your community stays in this Archdiocese. In 2018, over 290 Rice Bowl grants were awarded to efforts alleviating hunger here in western Washington–St. Vincent de Paul organizations, Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing […]

CRS wants to say thank you for your support of Rice Bowl 2019

      CRS Parish Ambassadors and staff at the Fall Formation Day in September. A growing number of parishes across the Archdiocese are participating in the CRS Parish Ambassador Corps (PAC) [], an initiative for parishes to increase global solidarity in their communities. Passionate “ambassador” volunteers are working to inspire their fellow parishioners, as […]

WSCC 2019 Catholic Advocacy – 2019 Legislative Recap

  On the final day of the 2019 Legislative Session, lawmakers passed Washington state’s biennial budget and adjourned just before the stroke of midnight.  For the WSCC, this session was marked by extensive grassroots activity by the Catholic Advocacy Network.  These efforts included a successful Catholic Advocacy Day, the first Catholic Schools Day, a great […]

Happy Mental Health Awareness Month!

Happy Mental Health Awareness Month! One of the GREAT things about this article are all the resources linked to other resources.  The links lead to a treasure trove of great info. State officials urge action on youth mental health trends OLYMPIA — Recently released Healthy Youth Survey data [] show a high and increasing number […]

Catholic Cornerstone Conference – Oct. 18-19 Tacoma, Registration opens May 8

Greater Tacoma Convention Center: COMING TOGETHER FOR JUSTICE AND LIFE October 18-19, 2019 General Registration Opens May 8th! One of the largest gatherings of Catholics in Washington state, the purpose of the Cornerstone Catholic Conference is to inspire and educate Catholics and others to continue working together to protect human life: the unborn, individuals who […]

WSCC 2019 Catholic Advocacy Bulletin #16

WSCC to Search for New Executive Director Joe Sprague, Executive Director of the WSCC since 2017, is returning to the state of Alaska for a unique career opportunity in aviation there.  Joe spent 30 years in aviation before working for the Church.  The WSCC is accepting applications from individuals with a passion for policy issues […]

WSCC 2019 Update – Honoring Sister Sharon Park

Executive Director Farewell The past week has seen the impact of past and current efforts of the team at the Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC).  Just yesterday, Sr. Sharon Park, the longtime WSCC Executive Director who retired in 2017, was honored by the Washington State House of Representatives.  They recognized her for her decades of […]

School Office Mailing – May 2019

Monthly School Tasks— –OCS Facebook My Catholic School Website School Office Monthly Mailing Archives – click here. Dear School Office Colleagues, Happy Easter season!! We hope you had a lovely Spring Break, wherever it may have fallen this year. Now we are in this last quarter of the school year, please note a few housekeeping […]

Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle Welcomes Coadjutor Archbishop Appointed by Pope Francis

Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle Welcomes Coadjutor Archbishop Appointed by Pope Francis Archbishop Paul D. Etienne of Anchorage Will Succeed Archbishop J. Peter Sartain PDF version: Announcement to the People of the Archdiocese SEATTLE, April 29, 2019 — Archbishop J. Peter Sartain today welcomed the appointment of Archbishop Paul D. Etienne, currently archbishop of Anchorage, Alaska, […]

NAMI Walk for Mental Health in Kirkland – June 8, 2019

An open letter and invitation from Trez Buckland, member of the Mental Health Ministry Committee, Archdiocese of Seattle. Washington is 47th in the nation for care for the mentally ill this year – I think we have moved up a couple notches from last year!! We have a ways to go! I hope you can […]