Priesthood in Western Washington

The priests and people of the Archdiocese of Seattle are extremely diverse in cultural makeup, age, education and economic background. 


Priesthood in Western Washington is an incredible place to carry out the Church’s mission of the New Evangelization. There is a great need for faithful, energetic and creative priests here.  

Some parishes are right in the heart of the city, some are very rural, some have schools while others have cultural communities; the diversity is expansive. 

We need men and women, clergy, religious, and lay who will help to build the kingdom of God here in Western Washington and help this local church continue to thrive. The mission continues to grow with more moving here to our beautiful home every year for job, educational, military, and retirement opportunities! We need you!

Masses celebrated in:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • Korean
  • Samoan
  • Swahili
  • Polish
  • ‚Äčand more!

‚ÄčArchdiocese of Seattle, By the Numbers:

  • 200 priests serving the Archdiocese of Seattle
    • 115 Diocesan, 90 religious, and 25 extern/international
  • 875,000 Catholics in the Archdiocese of Seattle
    • 146 parishes and 27 missions
  • 60 Catholic elementary schools
  • 12 Catholic High Schools
  • 2 Catholic Universities
  • 2 Newman Centers at Public Universities
  • 12 Catholic Hospitals
    • 100+ social service centers through Catholic Community Services. 

“For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD

plans for welfare and not for evil

to give you a future and a hope.” 
-Jeremiah 29:11