November 9, 2020  |  Vol. 2 No. 45


Weekly Parish Newsletter 
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Census/Financial System Replacement

The Archdiocese of Seattle identified a new tracking and a
financial system for parish and school operations.

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Setting housing allowance amount
Before the end of every calendar year, finance councils should designate the parish priest(s) housing allowance for the coming year.
LEARN more

PPP COAs to use

As Payroll Protection Program loans move to forgiveness, we are rerunning our guidance on which revenue account numbers to use.
LEARN more
November Opportunity for Parishioners and Parishes

A 10% discount to those who Pre-Plan Catholic burial through November 30. ACC will donate $100 to your parish for each parish household who pre-plans.
LEARN more
Northwest Catholic 
Catholic Education Issue

January/February advertising
reservation date is November 18. 

Contact Keri Hake to make
your ad reservation at
SEE rate card
Unauthorized Ministry
The archdiocese has received reports that a priest of the Missionaries of the Divine Mercy of the “Old Catholic Church” is in the greater Seattle area and has been celebrating Masses and sacraments, including Confirmation. Monsignor Fermin Rosas Garcia, from California, is part of the “North American Old Roman Catholic Church,” which is not in communion with the Roman Catholic Church and not affiliated in any way with the Archdiocese of Seattle. 
Read more in English and Spanish


Do you minister to the Hispanic community
at your parish, school or Catholic organization?

If so, Bishop Elizondo wants to hear from you at the Pastoral Leadership
Network Workshop for Hispanic Ministry. November 12, 9.45am-12pm.

REGISTER here for virtual event
Watch Bishop Elizondo's video
Offices & Ministries
For contact information, click on office titles
  • Continue to thank those who have pledged and continue to pay on their ACA pledge in your electronic communications and bulletin. All gifts matter! 
    For resources, CLICK here


Faith Formation
  • Year of the Eucharist 
    Schedule your parish webinar
    LEARN more
  • Read November Newsletter
    English  |  Spanish
  • Unemployment Fraud
    New fraudulent unemployment
    claims are circulating. Alert your
    employees and encourage 
    them to watch their mail and take
    action if they suspect fraud.

    LEARN more
Share with your community

Marriage, Family Life
and Formation
Share with your community
  • NEW
    Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center. Opening date has moved to March 1, 2021. LEARN more
  • NEW
    Read "At Home with Faith"
    New issue every Thursday.

    This week we celebrate All Saints' and All Souls’ Day. Learn more about these two beautiful celebrations and how they can enrich our lives and our faith.

    SHARE At Home with Faith

Northwest Catholic
Share with your community
    Do you minister to the
    Hispanic Community?

    If so, please attend the Pastoral Leadership Network Workshop for Hispanic Ministry. November 12, 9.45am-12pm. REGISTER here for virtual workshop
  • Multicultural and Multilingual Rosary Video Join Archbishop Etienne, Deacon Carl Chilo and Catholics from all cultures and ages, in praying the Unity in Diversity Rosary. SHARE Vimeo link and graphics
Planning and Mission Effectiveness
  • Parish Input Is Needed for the New Pastoral Plan
    The Archdiocesan Pastoral Council has begun the process of creating a new vision for all ministries of the Archdiocese of Seattle and is looking parish employee input.  

    CLICK here to give your input
  • October Mass 
    Attendance Reporting

    Your responses are important as we measure attendance during COVID. 
    CLICK here to report
  • Best Practices
    for Parish Engagement

    & Offertory Enhancement
    in a Virtual Environment

    LEARN more

  • Parish Solidarity
    Grant Fund Application

    Applications must be received by 
    November 20 to be eligible
    for consideration in the next round
    of grant awards. 
    LEARN more

  • Parish Solidarity Fund
    October 2020 Grantees

    LEARN more
  • NEW
    Parish Renewal of Treasure entering its 4th weekend.
    Follow-up is crucial to your successful renewal efforts!

    1. Send Follow-up letter #1
    to those who have not responded 
    either electronically (include link to online pledge card) or through the mail (include commitment card and business reply envelope).

    2. Prepare ‘Thank You By Name’ bulletin insert. See resource link below for example

    3. Send Thank You letter to all who have responded along with the ‘Thank you Important Catholic Dates Card (if ordered).

    4. Publish the results in the parish bulletin (i.e., number or percentage of pledges returned)

    5. Sort and Enter Pledge Cards into PDS database. See PDS instructions for entering pledge cards.

    6. Ensure bulletin/ambo announcement and prayers of the faithful are ready for this weekend.

    NOTE: Due to pandemic (and therefore cards/pencils not in pews), consider stapling (or inserting) Pledge Cards in bulletin.

    CLICK here for resources
    Preaching the Lectionary

    Virtual training
    November 11, Sunday Cycle Year B. Part 1: Mark 1-4. This event is intended for homilists and those who give reflections, by invitation of their pastor or pastoral coordinator. SHARE this flyer
Young Adult Ministry
Share with your community
    Theology on Tap
    November 10, 7-8:30pm
    Annie Bailey on unity and diversity, and how the Eucharist brings us together. 
    LEARN more 

  • Save the Date!
    Theology on Tap

    December 1, 7-8:30pm

    National guest speaker Father Agustino Torres from Corazon Puro!. 
  • NEW
    Weekly Scroll Newsletter

    READ and SHARE the news
Upcoming Virtual Events

November 11, 10am-12pm
Preaching the Lectionary
Virtual training

Sunday Cycle Year B. 
Part 1: Mark 1-4

SHARE this flyer

November 12, 9:45am-12pm
Pastoral Leadership Network Workshop for Hispanic Ministry
Virtual Quarterly Meeting.  




November 10, 7-8:30pm
Theology on Tap
LEARN more 


November 12, 12-1pm 
Restorative Justice Virtual gathering. Discuss death penalty and racial justice. LEARN More and SHARE English and Spanish

November 14, 10am-12pm
Liturgical Music Workshop in Spanish. English and Spanish speakers invited. 

Registration information

November 19, 6:30-8pm
Lectors Virtual Workshop

Registration is required for this
FREE event. Contact:

LEARN more

November 21, 10am
Liturgical Musicians Virtual Workshop

Registration is required for this
FREE event. Contact:
LEARN more
Resources for Parish and School Communications
COVID-19 Parish Resources
• Mass Reopening 
  Guidelines in

 Resource Page
• Parish Posters
• Liturgy Webinar Slideshow

COVID Newsletter Archive

Year of the Eucharist
Webinar for Parishes
• Large Banners
• Parish Toolkit
New Policies on the Eucharist
• Corpus Christi Mass homily
  Video  |  Transcript
Pastoral Letter Web Banner
Prayer Cards
Our Lady of Seattle Undoer 
of Knots Prayer Card 

English  |  Spanish  
Order printed cards
Racism Resources
Faith Formation Resources
• Letter to Address Racism
• Prayer to Overcome Racism
PDF: English & Spanish
Word: English & Spanish
Archbishop Etienne 
"Evils of Racism" Statement

Spanish Resources
• Spanish Mental Health Resources
• Spanish Prayers for COVID-19 
• Spanish Our Lady of Seattle
  Undoer of Knots Prayer Card
• Order Printed Cards

Stewardship and Development
2020-2021 Collections Calendars

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