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NEW
Read Archbishop Etienne's Letter on the
Essential Role of the Laity in the Church


CLICK here to read Archbishop Etienne's letter
NEW
National Vocation Awareness Week Is November 1-7
Now is the time to plan. And it's easier than ever to promote a culture of vocations. 
Seattle Vocations website has suggestions on how to encourage, pray, learn, celebrate, and invite others to make discerning vocations part of your parish’s culture.


CLICK here for resources 

Please share with your youth ministers, school principals, and others
 
Share with your community
NEW 
1st Annual Mass for
St. Kateri Tekakwitha

October 31, 11am
Invite your community to watch the livestream. The ‘Miracle’ that led to her sainthood occurred locally under the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Seattle. 

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NEW 
Lectors Workshop

November 19, 6:30-8pm 
"Proclaiming the Word with Conviction and Boldness". Registration required for this FREE event. TO REGISTER, email Jennifer.Day@seattlearch.org
LEARN more

Share with anyone who serves as a reader in their parish, or who is thinking about it 
Important
LAST CHANCE
Maintenance and Custodial Safety Training
Last class in 2020 is October 23, 
8:30am - 12pm

CLICK here to sign up
 
NEW 
PPP Loan Allowable Payroll
View payroll earnings and deduction code list.
CLICK here
 
Offices & Ministries
For contact information, click on office titles
 
  • NEW
    Reminders still very critical
    in helping to achieve your
    ACA goal AND fulfilling of pledges. Ongoing communication 
    about participation and dollars pledged to date inform your
    parish of the current status of the campaign.

     
    For tools and resources,  
    CLICK here 

Archbishop
  • Confirmation 2021
    For scheduling information 
    and instructions,

    CLICK here

     
  • Archbishop Paul D. Etienne
    has appointed Annie Bailey

    as the new Director of Young Adult Ministry. READ Archbishop's letter in 
    English & Spanish
           
Called to Serve as Christ
  • October 12 update
    Wave 2020 is complete,
    online giving remains open.

    LEARN more

Faith Formation
  • Web Conferencing Trainings,
    Spanish Version
    Sharpen your skills before offering
    your faith formation, sacramental
    prep, and youth ministry programs.
    Please SHARE with your Spanish speakers

     
  • POPULAR EVENT
    Year of the Eucharist 
    Webinar. 
    The Faith Formation and Liturgy offices are happy to offer a 
    Zoom presentation for your parish at a time that works for you. LEARN more
     
  • Read October Newsletter
    English  |  Spanish

Hispanic Ministry
  • NEW
    Hispanic Young Adults
    Listening Session

    October 25, 11:45am-2:30pm.
    Help us invite young adults (ages 18-35) that identify as Hispanic to a virtual listening session. Register by October 22. LEARN more
 
Marriage, Family Life
and Formation
Share with your community
  • NEW
    Prepare for the 30th 
    Sunday in Ordinary Time

    "Love is Doing the Good"
    When asked which commandment of the law is the greatest, Jesus was clear: love the Lord, and love your neighbor. Read this weekend’s issue for some encouragement and inspiration.  

    SHARE At Home with Faith

     
  • LAST CHANCE
    Finding Calm in the Storm 
    October 20

    Read Deacon Eric Paige's articles about finding peace at home. Then register for this inspiring webinar.

    Click here for ARTICLE 
    and REGISTRATION 
    information
Share with your community
  • Catholic Restorative
    Justice Conference

    October 27, 29 and 30

    Be apart of the Gospel imperative to respond to crime and harm in
    healing and transformative ways
    rather than punitive.  

    LEARN more

     
  • An Important Resource
    for DACA Catholics

    Free Pastoral Listening
    service for those who are experiencing anxiety or uncertainty following the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on DACA

    English & Spanish
    GRAPHICS

     
  • Project Rachel Virtual Healing
    This is a compassionate and confidential environment for those who suffer the effects of an abortion.

    Please SHARE
 
  • NEW
    Parish Renewal of
    TREASURE
    October 24-25

    Here are the early tasks that can be completed now:
     
    1. Review the renewal instructions & timeline 

    2. Finalize Bulletin Announcements due to LPI’s schedule.  
     
    3. Download and customize PDS Letters for your parish We recommend sending the Pastor segmented letter rather than generic.  
     
    4. Use Stewardship Video and Links


    5. Use the "Best Practices" sheets 

    CLICK here for resources

     
  • NEW
    Parish Renewal of
    TALENT completed this
    past weekend


    1. Send thank you letter to those who returned their Talent Commitment.
         
    2. Keep Talent/Ministry form posted on website for one final week. 

    3. Prepare thank you letter to those who returned Commitment flyers.
        
    4. Send volunteer names to appropriate Ministry Leaders  

    5. Direct Ministry Leaders to thank volunteers and give an estimate of when they will be needed.


    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
  • The Catholic Church does not
    endorse any candidates or political parties, 
    but the Church does advocate for public policies that serve the common good and are aligned with Church teachings. When considering political candidates' views on public policies, we recommend reading 
    Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, published by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). For more information on public policy issues and guidance from the bishops, visit the Washington State Catholic Conference website [wacatholics.org]
    CLICK here for copy and graphics

     
  • WSCC Catholic Advocacy
    October Bulletin

    Information on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, guidance on rejecting R-90, and other policy issues of importance to Catholics.
    READ & SHARE in
    English &
    Spanish
     
  • PREPARES
    Statewide Annual Appeal
    Read the WSCC letter about
    this new annual appeal.

    CLICK here

     
Young Adult Ministry
Share with your community
  • NEW
    Hispanic Young Adults
    Listening Session

    October 25, 11:45am-2:30pm.
    Help us invite young adults (ages 18-35) that identify as Hispanic to a virtual listening session. Register by October 22. LEARN more

     
  • NEW
    October 21
    Weekly Scroll Newsletter

    READ and SHARE the news
     
Upcoming Virtual Events
FOR STAFF

LAST CHANCE
October 23, 8:30am - 12pm
Maintenance and Custodial Safety Training.
Last class in 2020

CLICK here to sign up


NEW
November 1-7
National Vocation
Awareness Week

CLICK here for resources 


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

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

SHARE this flyer


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PLEASE SHARE
WITH YOUR COMMUNITY


October 20, 7-8pm
Finding Calm in the Storm 
Practical Ways to Find
Peace at Home one-hour webinar.

Find out more
Registration


 
PLEASE SHARE
WITH YOUR COMMUNITY


NEW
October 25, 11:45am-2:30pm
Hispanic Young Adults
virtual listening session

Register by Oct 22
LEARN more


NEW 
October 31, 11am
St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Livestream Mass
SHARE these graphics

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

Registration information

NEW 
November 19, 6:30-8pm
Virtual Workshop for Lectors
"Proclaiming the Word  
with Conviction and Boldness"
Registration required.
TO REGISTER, email
Jennifer.Day@seattlearch.org

LEARN more

October 27, 29 and 30
Catholic Restorative
Justice Conference

Be apart of the Gospel-imperative to respond to crime and harm in healing and transformative ways rather than punitive.  

LEARN more
Resources for Parish and School Communications
Civilize It
Resource materials

 
COVID-19 Parish Resources
• Mass Reopening 
  Guidelines in
Spanish

 Resource Page
• Parish Posters
• Liturgy Webinar Slideshow

COVID Newsletter Archive

Year of the Eucharist
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• 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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