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Weekly Parish Newsletter 
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Consider Giving to the Parish Solidarity Fund
A call for solidarity for our parishes in need. 
LISTEN to this important message

 
UPDATE
PPP Loan Forgiveness Update

SBA Paycheck Protection Program
Loan forgiveness application update September 2020

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Would you like a printed
Pastoral Letter?

Before we place a printing order,
we would like to know if your parish would like a few copies? 

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Important
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Online Alpha available!
Many parishes would like to run Alpha, but haven't been able to manage the logistics to make it happen. Use this LINK to find digital Alpha presentations that any parish can use for their community.
 

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Please Include CTSAC Wave 2020 in Your Weekly Communications
Campaign volunteers in each parish should
now be reaching out to their fellow parishioners.

LEARN more
 

Hurricane Laura, Wildfires, and Other Disasters
Special Disaster Relief Collection  

Find more information and links to resources. 
READ more

 
Share with your community
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A Great Resource 
to Share in Your Weekly Communications

At Home with Faith is a weekly
online resource for families who want to dive deeper into the
Sunday Scripture readings. 

SHARE At Home with Faith
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The Young Adult
Community Is Our Future

Promote this virtual retreat and
help grow the young adult
community in your parish.

REGISTRATION information
Offices & Ministries
For contact information, click on office titles
 
  • Cyber Incident 
    Response Protocol
    Don’t go it alone. 
    READ more
  • Continue to Remind 
    Even though we are more than halfway through September, there are many resources on hand that you can still use to gently remind those who have not yet pledged to this year’s ACA to do so by using the following:

    1. Bulletin language to remind those who have not pledged yet

    2. Archbishop's ACA video

    3. Goal thermometer to remind all of current participation level

Archbishop's Desk
  • Women's Religious Liaisons
    Sister Sharon Park and Sister Sharon Casey appointed by Archbishop Etienne.
    Press release:
     English  |  Spanish
                       
Called to Serve as Christ
  • Wave 2020
    Communications Calendar
    If you have not received
    your Communications Calendar contact your assigned Steier representative. 
    VIEW Calendar
     
  • Share “Why Now”
    communication piece immediately online and in your bulletins.

    VIEW pdf

Faith Formation
  • POPULAR EVENT
    Year of the Eucharist 
    Webinar. 
    The Offices of Faith Formation and Liturgy are happy to offer a 
    Zoom presentation for your parish at a time that works for you.
    LEARN more
     
  • Catechetical Certification Program in English and Spanish
    For more information, including upcoming dates and how to register.
    CLICK here

     
  • Read September Newsletter
    English  |  Spanish

Hispanic Ministry
Share with your community
  • Registration information
    Liturgical Music
    Workshop in Spanish  

    October 3, November 14 
    10am - 12pm

    Join us in this workshop for choirs and pastoral musicians with Rudy Lopez and Estela Garcia-Lopez from OCP. 


    Taller de Liturgia para
    Coros y Músicos Pastorales
    3 de octubre y 14 de noviembre de 10am a 12pm.
    Acompáñanos en este taller para coros y músicos pastorales, con Rudy López y Estela García-López.
 
Marriage, Family Life
and Formation
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  • POPULAR EVENT
    Finding Calm in the Storm 
    Practical Ways to Find
    Peace at Home one-hour webinar.

    Find out more
    September 24 Registration
    October 20 Registration

     
  • NEW
    Prepare for the 26th 
    Sunday in Ordinary Time

    How can we protect our
    hearts from the dangers of a comparison culture?

    SHARE At Home with Faith

Northwest Catholic
Pastoral Ministry
Share with your community
  • NEW
    Project Rachel
    Virtual Healing Opportunities beginning in September. 
    This is a compassionate and confidential environment for those who suffer the effects of an abortion.
    LEARN more
     
  • October 3, 10am
    "Families Growing Together"
    Zoom gathering for people who have disabilities and their families.
    Additional dates in
    Nov, and Dec

    Registration informaiton
 
  • ONE WEEK LEFT
    TO REGISTER
     

    ICSC CONFERENCE
    $149 Special pricing 

    September 28 - October 9

    Learn about practicing good stewardship during these disquieting times, parishioner engagement, and even solutions for making up a loss in revenues this year. CLICK here
     
  • THIS WEEKEND
    Talent Renewal Starts
    September 26

    If your parish runs Talent Renewal in the fall, this weekend is the suggested timeline to start.

    Click here for ALL resources
     
  • Stewardship Materials
    Have S
    hipped
    If you ordered stewardship renewal materials from our vendor, PrintWest, you should have already received those materials. If not, please contact PrintWest directly or Steve and Maggie at the office.
     
  • Parish Best Practices
    and Winning Strategies
    During Pandemic

    Click here to view the

    Report and Best practices
  • NEW
    Send your 3rd Quarter Giving Report to those who have donated year to date. With the limitations placed on Mass attendance (and operating mostly in a virtual world), updating parishioners on their current giving status has never been more important! If you have not been sending quarterly giving reminders on a regular basis, now is a good time to start this best practice. Click here for all letters, newsletters, and tools to successfully create your quarterlies. 
       
  • NEW
    Send your Annual Parish
    Report Now.

    Keep your parishioners
    informed and engaged with t
    he yearly report. For examples and easy to use template,  CLICK here
     
Young Adult Ministry
Share with your community
 
  • Voter Registration and R-90
    The bishops are encouraging 
    parishes to set up voter education
    and registration booths through election day.
    READ more

     
 
Upcoming Virtual Events
FOR STAFF

REQUIRED 
September 25, 30
Maintenance and Custodial
Fall Training Schedule

Registration Information

September 28 - October 9
ICSC Fall Conference
Special pricing: $149

Registration information
 
PLEASE SHARE
WITH YOUR COMMUNITY


NEW
September 24 and
October 22.
7-8pm  
Finding Calm in the Storm 
Sept 24 Registration
Oct 20 Registration
Find out more


NEW
October 3, 10am
"Families Growing Together"
Inclusion community
Additional dates in Nov, and Dec

Registration information


NEW
October 3, November 14 
Liturgical Music Workshop in Spanish. English and Spanish speakers invited. 

Registration information
Resources for Parish and School Communications
Catholic Survey
Digital Ad  |  Flyer

Civilize It
Resource materials

CBAR Resources
Links  |  Text  |  Website Button
 
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
Click here for past issues including the COVID-19 updates
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