November 16, 2020  |  Vol. 2 No. 46


Weekly Parish Newsletter 
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Confirmation Faculties for 2021
Archbishop Etienne is granting faculties to all parish priests
to celebrate confirmation in place of a bishop in 2021.

READ Archbishop Etienne's letter
Free Catholic Funeral,
Burial and Cremation 

Catechetical Resource Library 
Website includes videos, PSAs
and lesson plans for all ages.

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Working from Home?

Learn about the ergonomic principles to create a safe and effective work environment while working at home.
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December 1, 7-8:30pm
Join national speaker
Father Agustino Torres from
Corazon Puro 
for prayer,
a presentation, and small group fellowship.

for the Zoom gathering
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Young Adult Community

Parish Solidarity Grant Fund Applications due November 20
Applications must be received by November 20 
to be eligible for consideration in the next round of grant awards. 

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Catholic Campaign for Human Development
 This collection took place the weekend of September 19-20.
Please take a moment to ensure that you have sent
your final remittance check. 
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Offices & Ministries
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  • 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.

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  • Continue to communicate 
    the current status of your ACA.
    1.  Use your goal thermometer (showing current amount pledged)
    2. Update your bulletin. For
     suggested bulletin language and other resources. 
    CLICK here 


Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center
  • Opening date has moved to March 1, 2021. LEARN more

Faith Formation
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Marriage, Family Life
and Formation
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  • NEW
    Inspiration for the whole family
    In the famous words by St. Catherine of Siena, “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” At Home with Faith has inspiration for the whole family on the journey to become who God meant you to be. New issues on Thursdays!
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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.

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  • NEW
    Second weekend for Parish Renewal of Treasure Follow-up.
    Make a strong ask for all to prayerfully consider how they will respond out of gratitude for all God’s blessings.
    1. Send Follow up Letter #2 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 and update ‘Thank You By Name’ bulletin insert.

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

    4. Run a ‘List of Lost Pledgers’ report from your PDS database and consider sending a “targeted” letter for those who pledged last year but not this year”. Publish the results in the parish bulletin (i.e., number or percentage of pledges returned). 

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

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

    8. Consider inserting (or stapling) Pledge Cards into your bulletin as a way to safely distribute your materials this year

    CLICK here for resources
  • Best Practices
    for Parish Engagement

    & Offertory Enhancement
    in a Virtual Environment

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  • Parish Solidarity Fund
    October 2020 Grantees

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  • Census/Financial
    System Replacement

    The Archdiocese is in the process of selecting a new tracking and a financial system for parish and school operations. LEARN more
    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
Young Adult Ministry
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Upcoming Virtual Events

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

Registration is required for this
FREE event. Contact:

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November 21, 10am
Liturgical Musicians Virtual Workshop

Registration is required for this
FREE event. Contact:
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December 1, 7-8:30pm
Theology on Tap
Join national speaker
Father Agustino Torres from
Corazon Puro. 
for the Zoom gathering
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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