Washington State Catholic Conference Updates

Bishops Address Racism and Protests in the US The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released statements on racism and protests in the US.  In addressing the death of George Floyd, Archbishop José Gomez, USCCB president, stated [votervoice.net], “We should honor the sacrifice of his life by removing racism and hate from our hearts […]

St. Edward Parish Welcomes Seattle Nativity to its Campus

St. Edward Nativity News Release Final 6.2.2020v2 St. Edward Parish Welcomes Seattle Nativity School to its Campus Ensures continuation of strong Catholic education for under-served students Seattle, WA June 3, 2020 – Today, St. Edward Parish and Seattle Nativity School announce plans to relocate the school from its current location at Our Lady of Mt. […]

Vulnerable Population Survey

Principals, I am seeking the guidance of HR for the questions that have arose over the last month regarding VULNERABLE adults and students. Adults may be considered vulnerable by age or underlying medical conditions. Students are considered vulnerable if they are medically fragile or have an underlying medical condition.   Each of these populations present a […]

3 Job Postings for the Office for Catholic Schools

In the Office for Catholic Schools, we have two exciting new and one current position that we have posted and for which we will be interviewing.  The first is for an Director of Early Childhood Education. The Fulcrum Foundation worked with a donor to secure funding for this OCS position, and we are thrilled!  As […]

Message from the Superintendent

Like all of you, I reacted to the news this past week regarding the senseless death of George Floyd with horror, disbelief and sadness.  With ever-increasing tensions, we pray that all our students may truly encounter the woundedness of those who live on the margins.  In this time of Pentecost, we pray that each of […]

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, […]

Updated Guidance on Resuming Public Worship

Reopening Guidelines for WSCC 5-28-20 FINAL Final WSCC Statement on directives from Governor-05-27-2020 May 27, 2020 Dear Catholic Faithful of Washington State, Today the governor announced directives for resuming public worship. Like the governor, we bishops remain focused on public health and working on behalf of the common good. We bishops across Washington state look […]

A Pastoral Response to Suicide Webinar – June 3rd 10AM

ARCHDIOCESE OF SEATTLE MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY presents….. A Pastoral Response to Suicide Webinar Wednesday, June 3rd 10:00am – 11:30am Featured speakers: Fr. John Madigan – Sacred Heart, Bellevue David Pina – safeTALK Susan Peck – Crisis Connections Please register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpfuhpzoqHdWvzIucR1BwbYVsx55uULD2 Please share flyer broadly Mental_Health_Webinar_Invite-_Fr._John_Madigan,_David_Pina,_Susan_Peck

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, […]

2020 House System Institute Virtual Symposium

O’Dea High School would like to invite you to the 2020 House System Virtual Symposium! The virtual symposium brings together students & school personnel from around the country to learn about and discuss aspects of implementing, developing, and improving House Systems. The symposium is designed for administrators, faculty, and staff that are interested in implementing […]


May 26, 2020  – NWCatholic article to celebrate our MDI Missionary Disciples and their teachers in Grade 7!  Read On! Covid-19 Gives Students Tangible Experiences of Missionary Discipleship – written by Brenda Sexton. https://www.nwcatholic.org/news/local/covid-19-gives-students-tangible-experiences-of-missionary-discipleship.html?fbclid=IwAR2yWvwPQkLV8YlNjObdr_pMQ85TUmYyEEdydxMzb3ljDqb7ay1kJnWtkfw

WSCC Statement on the Reopening of Churches 05-22-2020

WSCC Statement on the Reopening of Churches 05-22-2020 May 22, 2020 In response to President Trump’s statement today regarding church reopenings, the Bishops of Washington would like to provide a unified response. We want to let you know that the public celebration of Mass was suspended, not out of fear, but out of our deepest […]

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 […]

Immunizations and Records for 20-21

Immunizations and Records for 20-21 Last Friday  Katherine Graff BSN, RN School and Child Care Immunization Nurse Consultant at DOH provided an overview of the State Board of Health immunization WACs effective August 1, 2020 related to: ·     Tdap change: Kids given Tdap before age 10 will now be required to have their Booster dose to […]

Fourth Annual Catholic Immigration Virtual Summit is activated through June 15!

Fourth Annual Catholic Immigration Summit – May 15- June 15 Hope in Solidarity: The Catholic Response to Immigration Practices and Policies in the U.S. The 4th Annual Catholic Immigration Summit is underway online! The Seattle University Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture  ICTC website is posting resources and videos to help our community learn more […]

Call to Action for Catholic Schools

Catholic education has played an important role in lifting many from poverty to a more hopeful future. This mission is in danger as a result of the economic devastation facing many families across the country. Abrupt unemployment and lost income has meant that families suddenly find themselves unable to make the tuition payments that sustain […]


Wondering how to engage politically while maintaining your Catholic faith? Sponsored by St. James Cathedral, St. Joseph Parish, and Archdiocese of Seattle Young Adult Ministry Archdiocese of Seattle. “WAYS TO BE CATHOLIC AND POLITICALLY ACTIVE” Young Adult Series The Influence of Catholic Social Teaching on Our Political System June 3, 2020, 7- 8:30pm | Presenter: […]

Priestly Ordination Livestream – June 6, 2020 10 AM

Priestly Ordination 2020 JOIN US ONLINE on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 10am for the ordination of Deacon Thomas Tran to the priesthood! You can join the livestream at: vimeo.com/archdioceseofseattle or facebook.com/archdioceseofseattle As Deacon Thomas is called by God from the midst of the people, your participation in the livestream is more important than ever. […]

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 […]

Washington State Response Updates

  May 6, 2020 DAILY BULLETIN Statewide Response Updates New mental health and coping infographics available on state website: Several new infographics have been developed to help residents cope with various COVID-19 challenges. All of the infographics can be found on the state’s coronavirus.wa.gov website under the Partner Toolkit here: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/spread-facts/partner-toolkit/infographics-color [lnks.gd] The new ones […]

American Red Cross Mental Health Training for Covid-19

Subject: Red Cross Mental Health Training for COVID-19 5.7.20 Guidance from the Mental Health Ministry Committee: Red Cross Mental Health Training for Covid-19  is strikingly similar to MHFA in its approach. The information is good for sure. Like MHFA,  this is information that is relevant for everyone. This course is online, you can watch it […]

End of the Year Awards – Employees and Grade 7

Annual Service Awards – time to place your orders! Ordering closes May 31st! That time of year is upon us again! For all of the lovely recipients of the Annual Service Awards (for teachers, staff and principals), we have a form on SurveyMonkey  so you  can create your school’s awards list. These recognitions begin at […]