Partners in the Gospel


Public Input Phase happening now

As part of the Partners in the Gospel, the proposed list of parish families has been released by the Archdiocese of Seattle. We invite you to join an input session at your parish to discern your proposed parish family, discuss and provide feedback through 10/14/2023.

Listening Sessions at Saint Cecilia Parish:

October 4th

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 6:30-8:00pm in Conger Hall

October 7th

Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 1:00-2:30pm in Conger Hall

If you are unable to attend in person, please give your input online by clicking one of the following links:

Watch Archbishop Etienne’s invitation to participate in the input phase of Partners in the Gospel.

Read Archbishop Etienne's Partners in the Gospel Pastoral Letter:

In Archbishop Etienne’s new pastoral letter, Partners in the Gospel: A Pastoral Letter to the Priests and People of the Church in Western Washington, he addresses the changes in our archdiocese over the last 10 years, his vision for parish leadership and structure, and ways to measure parish health and vibrancy.  

Understanding Why: Current Reality Report

View the Current Reality Video in Spanish.

Read the Current Reality Report here:

A New Strategic Pastoral Planning Effort

Why do we need Partners in the Gospel?
Today we face many realities that impact parish life and make it difficult to fully live out our mission. This archdiocesan-wide renewal effort will help us better support vibrant, sustainable, mission-focused parish communities across the entire Archdiocese of Seattle.

What is Partners in the Gospel?
Partners in Gospel is the next stage of the strategic pastoral planning effort taking place across the Archdiocese of Seattle to re-invigorate and renew our local Catholic Church. It will bring most parishes together into a new family structure with two or more parishes. The pastor, parish leaders and parishioners will determine how this new family will best join together to carry out the mission of the Church as one parish.

the status quo is no longer an option.

Catholic Lifesaver Corps

A collaboration of archdiocesan Mental Health Ministry, Youth Ministry, Fulcrum Foundation, and Catholic Schools What is Catholic Lifesaver Corps?Catholic Lifesaver Corps, or CLC, is a