Public Input Phase happening now
Listening Sessions at Saint Cecilia Parish:
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.
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.