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Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) Collection in the Archdiocese of Seattle occurred in our parishes on September 17-18. Click on “View” for information on a variety of resources and how funds are used, especially for grants in our communities.


Becoming Peacemakers: A Gospel Response to Violence

A gathering for education, prayer, reflection and public witness on Saturday, September 24


On September 4, 2016, the world celebrated Mother Teresa's sainthood

Download a free book of saint quotes and today's stories about human dignity, honoring St. Teresa of Calcutta, from Catholic Relief Services.


September 2016 Good News Newsletter

View the latest Good News newsletter, plus all issues for the past year, including September 2015.


Peacemaking Circles piloted in King County Juvenile Court

On Thursday, October 6th at 4pm, join the community peacemaking circle in the King County Juvenile Courthouse in their first pilot case referral using the Peacemaking Circle Process as alternative sentencing. View the flyer for more information.


Rice Bowl grants for 2016 have been allocated

Thanks to parishioners, students and other people of good will in western Washington, over $470,000 was raised this past Lent. With the 25% share each diocese keeps for local needs, a record 263 grants have been approved by Archbishop Sartain. See the “Grants” section at our CRS Rice Bowl page.


CRS Parish Ambassadors

CRS Parish Ambassadors are active parishioners (working as a team of 2-4) with a passion for global solidarity who, with the blessing of their pastoral leader, help strengthen the parish's outreach ministry by organizing global discipleship activities in their parish. Ambassadors receive training, support and resources throughout the year from CRS and the Missions Office.

Flyer in English

Contests for children and youth 2016-2017


Syria and other global emergencies and CRS responses

Whether the disasters are rooted in civil strife or natural causes, millions of innocent people have found their lives in turmoil. Your Catholic Relief Services teams and local partners are on the ground providing vital assistance.


Laudato Si’ (Praise Be): On Care for Our Common Home

Resources for Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment and climate change


Advocacy: Sign up for Catholics Confront Global Poverty (CCGP)

Learn how you can join other U.S. Catholics to defend the lives and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world, and urge our nation to act in response to the many faces of poverty.


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