Category: Chancery Ministries

Black Theology and the Future of the Black American Community – 9/5 via Zoom

Proclamation & Practice Speaker Series: Dr. Dwight Hopkins – Black Theology and the Future of the Black American Community (Sunday, Sept. 5 – 10:30 am- 12:00 noon/4:30pm – 6:00 pm PDT) Sacred Heart, Saratoga, CA invites you to a Zoom presentation by Dr. Dwight Hopkins about how black theology can speak to the black experience […]

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health America statistics you should ponder as we support our YOUTH: Youth Mental Health Facts | Mental Health America Screening 2 Supports ( Art with Heart CATALOG   A new mental health resource to share called Art with Heart. Art with Heart creates therapeutic creative expression activity books and curriculum through K-12 that focus on social-emotional […]

WA State and City of Seattle Covid-19 Immigrant Relief Funds Available

Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund At the state level: We are excited to announce that today the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund began accepting applications. The Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund will distribute $1,000 per person (up to $3,000 per household) to Washington residents who are ineligible because of immigration status for federal stimulus funds […]

Archdiocese of Seattle Appoints Father Ronald Nuzzi to Chair Special Taskforce for Catholic Schools to Address Ministerial Covenant

Catholic Schools Taskforce Announcement 6.16.20 Archdiocese of Seattle Appoints Father Ronald Nuzzi to Chair Special Taskforce for Catholic Schools to Address Ministerial Covenant Seattle, WA, June 16, 2020 – Today the Archdiocese of Seattle announced the appointment of Father Ronald Nuzzi as chair of the Special Taskforce for Catholic Schools. With his leadership, the taskforce […]

Our Pastoral Response to Address Racism – Letter and Resources

June 2020 Dear Principals, Pastoral Leaders, and Pastoral Ministers, We are compelled to send a letter in response to the recent killing of George Floyd (and many others) and the resulting protests seeking an end to institutional racism.  Our hearts break, along with yours, for the longstanding pain suffered by black and brown people in […]

Tools for Transformation Zoom from JustFaith – June 23rd

From JustFaith Ministries….Tools for Transformation: How to Educate Your Community on Faith and Justice Flyer to share with your young adults – parent community Virtual Introductory Presentation   Do you feel called to explore the expansiveness of love, a love that draws us into compassion and justice? Join us to hear from Jack Jezreel, author and […]

The Year of The Eucharist – June 14, 2021 – June 6, 2021

“How beautiful it is when we learn to live as Christ, when we allows Christ to live more fully in and through us. This is a big part of what the Eucharistic life is all about!”    – Archbishop Etienne Join us as we study and deepen our faith commitment to the Eucharist this year. Guiding […]


WSCC ACTION ALERT: Please share your voice! Catholic schools are integral to the education system in Washington state.  They provide $302 million in annual savings to Washington taxpayers, educating over 28,000 students.  In comparing school district sizes, the Catholic school system would rank as the fifth largest school district in the state.  Additionally, Catholic schools […]

Pastoral Ministries’ Updates: DACA, Criminal Justice Ministry and more!

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, Seafarers’ Ministry, Foster Care Ministry, Inclusion Ministry, Mental Health Ministry, Grief Ministry, the Agape Service Project, […]

Archbishop Etienne’s Statement on Racism – May 29, 2020

Archbishop Etienne Statement on Racism May 2020 A Call to Address Racism in our Hearts and Community May 29, 2020 – The Catholic bishops of the United States recently issued a pastoral letter against racism entitled Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love. In this instruction, we call for a conversion of hearts, […]

Pastoral Letter: The Year of the Eucharist proclaimed by Archbishop Etienne

+ Feast of St. Catherine of Siena April 29, 2020 First Anniversary of Appointment as Coadjutor Archbishop of Seattle Most Reverend Paul D. Etienne, DD, STL Archbishop of Seattle With this letter, I am announcing a Year of the Eucharist, beginning on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ on June 14, and […]

Pastoral Care during the Coronavirus Outbreak

As we continue to walk together this odyssey of a strange new reality known as COVID-19, I want to better utilize this blog as a means of being close to all of you. God bless, Archbishop Etienne Consider signing up to receive regular postings from Archbishop Etienne’s blog, Truth in Love. Accessing the Daily Mass […]

5th Anniversary of Laudato Si – May 16-24, 2020

“I renew my urgent call to respond to the ecological crisis, the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor cannot continue. Let’s take care of creation, a gift of our good Creator God.” ~Pope Francis, in his  video message encouraging participation in Laudato Si’  Week. Next week is Laudato Si’ Week ! From […]

Corporal Works of Mercy – A Call to Action for DACA

Upcoming Supreme Court Case: DACA Preparing to offer Pastoral Care: On June 15, 2012, President Barrack Obama created DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA protects undocumented immigrants from deportation for a 2-year (renewable) period and allows them work permits. DACA allows undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children – known […]

Living the Easter Season Virtually

Enjoy an Easter message from Archbishop Etienne to the people of the Archdiocese! Invite your families and parishioners to receive weekly Easter inspirations Digital Ad  |  Sign-up AT HOME WITH FAITH website from The Archdiocese of Seattle – Use this page and the At Home with Faith publications, available via the links below, to find […]


April 13, 2020 Resources for Collecting Rice Bowls With the Easter season upon us, families are preparing to return their Rice Bowl alms. The Office of National and Missions Collections thanks you for your continued efforts promoting this important Lenten practice, and wants to assist with the challenge of socially distanced alms collection. We know […]

Catholic Survey 2020

The new pastoral planning process has been launched! Input from all Catholics is needed as we work to draw more people to Christ in Western Washington.Visit to take the survey today. Thank you! Parish and Mission Effectiveness All practicing lay Catholics in the Archdiocese are invited to complete an online survey that seeks to better […]

Prayers and Reflections during COVID-19

Reflections offered by the Mental Health Ministry Committee Prayers offered by the Office for Pastoral Ministries – COVID-19 Prayers

2020 CRS RICE BOWL – Applying for a Garden Grants?

2020 RICE BOWL GARDEN GRANT The CRS – Rice Bowl local grant process for gardens is currently open and will close on Friday, April 17. To ensure that funds are received prior to garden preparation and planting, you are encouraged to apply ASAP by submitting an application via email or mail. Please note that if […]

7th Grade MDI continues during the Coronavirus Virus

Our Valiant MDI Team continues on, especially during this profound time! THANK YOU to our 27 schools for adapting and using the MDI rubrics with new eyes during this of home study.  The key questions have now been personalized… Who are our neighbors on the margins during this immediate time? How can I offer corona […]

Announcing…. April 24, 2020 MDI Capstone Day at Seattle University!!!

With incredible gratitude to Rev. Stephen Sundborg, President of Seattle University and his administrative staff, the Office for Catholic Schools, the Archdiocese of Seattle and Maryknoll are pleased to announce our 2020 Missionary Discipleship Institute Capstone Day for all participating 7th grade MDI classes on Friday, April 24, 2020 at the REDHAWK CENTER, Seattle University […]

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 […]