A history of the archdiocese in 10 objects

The Archives of the Archdiocese of Seattle date back to the 1840s when our first bishop, A.M.A. Blanchet, and his vicar general, Father Jean-Baptiste Brouillet, began to set aside records documenting the building and administration of the church in this region. Since then, generations of archivists have faithfully preserved materials that document the growth and setbacks of our diverse parishes, schools and communities.

Lay Catholics named to new Archdiocesan Pastoral Council

SEATTLE – Thirteen lay Catholics and two clergy from around the Archdiocese of Seattle have been appointed to a new pastoral council that will immediately begin creating a new pastoral plan for the church in Western Washington.

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Viviendo nuestra fe en medio de una pandemia

El 11 de marzo, el Arzobispo Paul D. Etienne se convirtió en el primer obispo de los Estados Unidos en suspender la celebración pública de la misa en respuesta a la pandemia del COVID-19 — un ejemplo que eventualmente sería seguido por el resto de las diócesis del país.

Living our faith in a pandemic

On March 11, Seattle Archbishop Paul D. Etienne became the first bishop in the United States to suspend the public celebration of the Mass in response to the COVID-19 pandemic — an example that would eventually be followed by the rest of the country’s dioceses.

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