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Parish Profiles

Parish Profiles as they appeared in the Catholic Northwest Progress, 2006 to present
 
2012
 
St. Mary of the Valley, Monroe
Majority-Hispanic parish will host archdiocesan men’s conference during centennial
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Sacred Heart, Tacoma
Largely Hispanic parish celebrates centennial (Sept 13)
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2011
 
St. Michael, Snohomish
125-year-old parish had a rough start - first five pastors were basically run out of town (Dec 8)
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Immaculate Conception, Arlington
Relationship with church in Kenya is at heart of outreach (Nov 10)
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St. Leo the Great, Tacoma
Inspired by Ignatian spirituality and structured around eight commissions, St. Leo’s is community where many are actively involved (Oct 27)
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All Saints, Puyallup
Puyallup parish reaches out to wider community with ministries of service and entertainment (Sept 29)
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St. Vincent de Paul, Federal Way
Family-friendly parish celebrates 50 years (Sept 15)
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St. Joseph, Vancouver
Vancouver parish and school share special bond (Sept 1)
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St. Joachim Mission, Lummi Reservation
Mission church among oldest in archdiocese (Aug 11)
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St. Stephen the Martyr, Renton
Renton parish dedicated to both prayer and service (June 9)
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St. Joseph, Tacoma
St. Joseph's and its quaint little church steeped in history (May 12)
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St. Francis of Assisi, Burien
Large and growing school a driver of St. Francis of Assisi’s outreach to community (April 7)
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Queen of Angels, Port Angeles
Plympic Penninsula faith community strives for holiness amis its many ministries (Mar 10)
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Our Lady of Fatima a beacon in Magnolia district
Close-knit parish reaches out to greater community through ministries and music program (February 24)
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St. Joseph, Chehalis
Flood waters and economic struggles haven't kept parishioners from responding with their time and treasure. (February 10)
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Our Lady of Mount Virgin, Seattle
Onetime beacon of Italian community also shines for Laotian and Chinese Catholics (January 13)
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2010
 
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Bothell
Parish that opened home for homeless pregnant women has history of involvement (March 18)
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St. Mary, Anacortes
St. Mary's marks parish centennial (August 12)
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Sacred Heart, Bellevue
City's oldest Catholic community marks 100-year history with additions to school, pastoral services center as it seeks to fulfill role as 'downtown parish' (September 16)
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St. Frances Cabrini, Lakewood
Building unity and educating children are emphases at St. Frances Cabrini Parish (September 30)
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Sacred Heart, Battle Ground
Sacred Heart Parish and its two missions each have 100-year histories (October 14)
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Our Lady of Guadalupe, Seattle
People are drawn to Our Lady of Guadalupe by its down-to-earth style, spiritual programs and strong liturgies and school
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2009
 
Mary Queen of Peace, Sammamish
Youthful faith community concentrates its resources on youth ministry and social outreach - Nov 26
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Holy Rosary, Seattle
With outreach programs in their own backyard and overseas, parishioners have plenty to keep them busy - Sep 17
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St. Paul, Seattle
South Seattle parish has been a place of pilgrimage during Year of St. Paul - Jun 25
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St. Rose de Viterbo, Longview
At home and aborad, St. Rose de Viterbo community a symbol of charity and Catholisism - Jun 11
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St. Ann, Tacoma
St. Ann Parish will nearly double in size when the Vietnamese community begins celebrating Sunday Mass there is July - May 28
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St. Francis, Friday Harbor
Small, multi-island parish with long history has been enriched by recent arrival of Hispanic community - May 14
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St. Mary, Marysville
Food and clothing banks were started in a community that strives to make newcomers welcome - Apr 30
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St. Patrick, Seattle
A community willing to stick its neck out for a worthy cause - Mar 19
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St. Mary, Seattle
Urban parish with long history of social activism maintains its traditions with food bank, immigration and environmental efforts - Mar 5
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Visitation, Tacoma
Visitation is asapting to its new home in Southeast Tacoma cluster of parishes - Feb 19
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St. Olaf, Poulsbo
With recent influx of young Hispanic Catholics, pastor says parish strives to be a family-friendly community - Feb 5
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Our Lady Star of the Sea, Bremerton
With deep roots and giving spirit, faith community os part of Bremerton past and future (January 22)
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Sts. Peter and Paul, Aberdeen; St. Margaret of Scotland, Seattle; Sts. Peter and Paul, Tacoma
Ministry to Polish community dates back to 1892 (January 8)
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2008
 
St. Monica, Mercer Island
Perpetual adoration parish provides spiritual and physical nourishment to island and beyond - Nov 13
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St. James, Vancouver
Former cathedral church gets makeover and restores its traditional beauty after more than a century of use - Oct 30
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St. Joseph Mission, Kalama
Close-knit Kalama faith community continues to build on long, proud history - Oct 16
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St. Anne, Seattle
Vibrant Community propelled by longtime families and newcomers - Oct 2
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St. Gabrial, Port Orchard
Diverse St. Gabrial community has nonded through capital campaign - Sep 18
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Holy Family, Kirkland
Welcoming and generous, parish community is like a second home to many - Sep 4
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St. Anthony, Renton
After more than a century, parish maintains a youthful vitality by engaging entire community in prayer and hospitality - Aug 21
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St. Madeleine Sophie, Bellevue
Faith formation, outreach to people in needlocally and overseas among hallmarks of this parish - Jul 24
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St. Barbara, Black Diamond
Ministries and social event, foster community - Jul 10
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St. Edward, Shelton
Highlighted by a flower-bedecked procession and blessing ceremony, St. Edward's marked mailestone on journey to replace aging church - May 15
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Blessed Sacrament, Seattle
Special events scheduled to celebrate special ministry in the University District - Apr 17
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Holy Family, Auburn
Faith community famed for Holiday Bazaar enters second century reaching out to diverse populations - Mar 6
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Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Woodinville
Parish finds sanctuary in truck driving school and transforms it into worship space using furnishings and statues from other parishes - Feb 21
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Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at WWU, Bellingham
Campus ministry provides place for students who are away from home to stay in touch with their faith and make new friends - Feb 7
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2007
 
Our Lady of Mount Virgin
Though challenged by language differences, members take seriously their call to evangelize - Nov 15
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St. Joseph, Sequim
With outreach program and other ministries, parish is responding to Olympic Penninsula growth - Nov 1
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Newman Center (University of Washington), Seattle
UW Newman center a parish home for students away from home - Oct 4
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Sacred Heart, Bellingham
The parish, former home to many Slavic Fairhaven fishing families, has experienced a century of growth spurred by immigration - Sep 20
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St. Jerome, Ocean Shores
Parish offers warm weelcome on state's windy coast - Jun 14
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St. Hubert, Langley
With their parish hall, Langley Parish has a lot to celebrate - May 31
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St. Joseph, Seattle
Community that proved its mettle during Depression draws from neighborhood snf beyond to share talents - May 3
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St. Joseph, Ferndale; St. Anne, Blaine; St. Joachim, Lummi
Diverse population in tri-church community take pride in their history and outreach to youth - Apr 19
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St. John Mary Vianney, Kirkland
Hosted Tent City twice and maintains local, regional and international outreach programs - Mar 22
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Sacred Heart, Enumclaw
Parishioners filled with gratitude for God's blessings - Mar 8
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St. Louise, Bellevue
A living example of Vatican II. Community exemplifies diversity, ecumenism and outreach - Feb 22
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St. Philip, Woodland
Established 57 years ago, parish is a source of great spiritual growth - Feb 8
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Christ the King, Seattle
Iglesia de Cristo Rey: A community full of joy and hope - Jan 25
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St. Cecilia, Stanwood
A welcoming environment for new families - Jan 11
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2006
 
Holy Trinity, Bremerton
Parish serves diverse community and prepares for expansion project - Nov 16
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Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Tacoma
Parish known for its pastoral care extends outreach - Nov 2
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St. Chalres Borromeo, Tacoma
Tacoma parish's priority include outreach to poor and Catholic School - Oct 19
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St. Edward, Seattle
Faith community has immigrant roots - Oct 5
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St. Patrick, Dockton
Chapel designation marks start of restoration effort - Sep 21
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St. Benedict, Seattle
Seattle parish plays prominent role in Wallingford history - Jul 27
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St. Jude, Redmond
Family spirituality, meals for the needy and more - Jun 29
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Our Lady of Lourdes, Seattle; St. Thomas, Tukwila
Faith communities of support and gratitude - Jun 8
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St. Joseph, Elma; St. John, Montesano
Parish and mission serve several rural communities in Grays Harbor County - May 18
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St. Philomena, Des Moines
Commitment to faith, love of God, love of neighbor - May 11
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Holy Disciples, Puyallup
Members work to realize the reign of God - Apr 27
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Holy Cross, Tacoma
A community of graciousness and generosity - Apr 6
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St. Rita of Cascia, Tacoma
With Italian roots, this parish was established in 1922 - Mar 30
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Assumption, Seattle
We are called to sacrificial giving as a way of life - Mar 23
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Holy Spirit, Kent
It's about faith, culture and a welcoming spirit - Mar 16
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St. Mary, Centralia
Reaching out with love and service - Mar 9
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Our Lady of Guadalupe, Seattle
Members cherish and support each other - Mar 2
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St. Bernadette, Seattle
No one becomes anonymous in this "not-too-big, not-too-small" parish - Feb 23
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Blessed Sacrament, Seattle
Evangelization, encouragement, support - Feb 16
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St. Vincent de Paul, Federal Way
Parish has a ministry of community spirit - Feb 2
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St. Thomas More, Lynnwood
A diverse community of prayer and service - Feb 9
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Skagit Valley
Immaculate Conception, Mount Vernon; St. Charles, Burlington; Sacred Heart, La Conner; Immaculate Heart of Mary; Sedro Woolley; St. Catherine, Concrete - Jan 26
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St. Theresa, Federal Way
A great tool in exercising and living our faith - Jan 19
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