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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]


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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.

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Archbishop Paul D. Etienne
has appointed Annie Bailey

as the new Director of Young Adult Ministry. In this role, she will be responsible for engaging young adults in the Archdiocese of Seattle.  

READ Archbishop's letter in
English & Spanish

 
Confirmation 2021
For scheduling 
information 
and instructions,

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URGENT
October 23 is the 
Last Chance for 2020

Maintenance and
Custodial Safety Training
CLICK here to sign up
Important
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WSCC Catholic Advocacy Bulletin
This month's bulletin highlights timely voting information.
Information on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,
guidance on rejecting R-90, and other policy issues of importance to Catholics.

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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


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with your community
TIMELY
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


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with your community
Offices & Ministries
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  • NEW
    Thank and Remind
    Whether you have made your ACA goal or not, It's always a best practice to THANK and REMIND those who have made a pledge AND continue to pay on that pledge. Their gifts matter and are making a difference!

     

    For tools and resources,  
    CLICK here 
           
Called to Serve as Christ
  • NEW
    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

     
  • 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
 
Marriage, Family Life
and Formation
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  • NEW
    Prepare for the 29th 
    Sunday in Ordinary Time

    "Greater than Caesar"
    Election season is upon us. This weekend’s issue offers a reflection on how we are called to be faithful Christians, regardless of our political beliefs.

    SHARE At Home with Faith

     
Multicultural Ministry
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  • Simbang Gabi 
    Virtual Reflection 
    October 10, 9am-12pm
    Join Bishop Daniel Muggenborg 
    for this special Filipino event.
    Register by October 7!
    Please SHARE
  • PRF Interest Rate Change
    Beginning October 1,
    PRF interest rates will be 2.00% for loans and 1.00% for savings.
    Given the constantly changing economic situation, the PRF Commission will be reviewing these rates on a regular basis.

     
  • Parish/School Banking
    To better understand your needs, we're asking for your input on your banking needs and desires.

    Please take this SURVEY

     
  • PPP Loans between
    parish and school

    Read about how to allocate.
    LEARN more

     
  • PPP Loan Forgiveness 
    SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan forgiveness application update.
    September 21 Update. 

    LEARN more
 
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  • Advanced Missionary
    Discipleship Seminar

    Sign up for the 4-week October
    seminar where you can learn how to become part of a community of missionary disciples. 

    LEARN more & SHARE

     
  • 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

Planning and Effectiveness
  • September Mass Attendance!
    Your responses are important as we measure Catholic engagement
    during the COVID pandemic. REPORT here

Stewardship and Development
  • NEW
    Vatican makes
    Peter’s Pence collection    

    available to donate directly online.
    To view letter and online link
    from Apostolic Nunciature office, 
    CLICK here           
     
  • Parish Renewal of Treasure
    In preparation for the end of the month, here is a second round of early tasks that
    can be completed now:


    1. If you haven’t done so already, send your quarterly giving statement now. Click here for all quarterly resources

    2. NEW
    Prepare customized documents for your bulletin that will be inserted (or emailed). You can use the customizable “Difference between the Appeal and Stewardship” or the “Treasure Renewal Comparison chart” the week before Kick-off weekend. You can also customize the “Giving-Planning “ sheet for your parish use during one of the renewal weekends

    3. NEW
    Download the PDS files and ready ALL the Letters (Pastor segmented letter, follow-up 1, follow-up 2, thank you). You can find all things “PDS” by clicking here. We recommend sending the Pastor segmented letter rather than generic.

    4.
    NEW
    Have your electronic pledge card ready for your website, email blast, and social media postings. We recommend you create one through your own website “Form Builder” but you can also find all info and instructions for our form by clicking here.


     
  • NEW
    World Mission
    Sunday Collection

    is this weekend

    October 17-18
    CLICK here.For resources
     
Young Adult Ministry
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  • PREPARES
    Statewide Annual Appeal
    Read the WSCC letter about
    this new annual appeal.

    CLICK here
 
Upcoming Virtual Events
FOR STAFF

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November 11
Preaching the Lectionary
Virtual training

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

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WITH YOUR COMMUNITY


TIMELY
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 20 or 21
Ministering with People
of All Abilities

Join other ministry leaders for a virtual discussion about ministry with those with various abilities.
REGISTRATION information 

(waiting for link)

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

Registration information

NEW
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
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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