Partners in the Gospel


Final Parish Families Announced

After more than a year of careful planning and consultation, the final parish families were announced this weekend. These parish families will go into effect on July 1st under the leadership of a pastor and one or more parochial vicars. Pastors and parochial vicars will be announced this spring.

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.

Annual Catholic Appeal

Our 2024 Parish Goal is: $104,862 Remember, anything money we raise over our goal comes back to the parish as a rebate! Parish Project: The


Pregnancy & Parenting Support PREPARES – Pregnancy and Parenting Support – is a program initiated by the bishops of our state in 2014. It began

Wellness Wednesdays

St. James Cathedral Mental Health Wellness Ministry and the Archdiocese of Seattle Mental Health Ministry are sponsoring “Wellness Wednesdays.” Wellness Wednesdays are an educational forum