The Opioid Epidemic in Our Community: What Families Need to Know
Sunday,  February 25th 1:30-3:30 PM Victoria Hall

Our communities are struggling with opiate misuse and addiction, including fentanyl, heroin  and prescription opioids. Please join us to hear from a mother for whom the epidemic hit home. LEARN from Melissa Weiksnar’s tragic experience of her 20 year old daughter Amy, a Boston College nursing student, whose life was taken by overdose:

  • The facts about the disease of addiction, current trends in our culture and community, options for treatment, and the realities for recovery
  • How prescription drug abuse and opioid addiction can lead to accidental death
  • How the illness and deaths affect all members of our community
  • How community prevention is a vital component of the solution

    RSVP: Trez Buckland, or 206-930-2739


The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games
Time to get excited! July 1 - 6, 2018 - Seattle

2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle (Impact Video 1:18 minutes)

The Archdiocese of Seattle Catholic Schools, guided by the spirit of the Diversified Learners Committee, is excited to announce our partnership and commitment to supporting the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games!

Many of the ministries of the Archdiocese of Seattle are coming together to serve and be witness to this incredible, life-changing opportunity! We thank the
Fulcrum Foundation, Knights of Columbus – WA State Council, Special Needs - Inclusion Ministry and CYO Athletics for their generous partnership. This article will be used to begin sharing key resources and information to share broadly with ...students, parents, teachers, and school/parish communities!

See the link below for more information or volunteer opportunities:

Special Olympics Information

Our Visibility … Our Solidarity... Our Volunteers...
Our 3 Day Commitment as an Archdiocese!
  • Friday, June 29: SEATAC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT! It’s AIRPORT WELCOME DAY and we have shifts for Greeters, Baggage Claim Helpers, and Guides to Light Rail! Please help us welcome the Special Olympics athletes, their families, and SO delegates!!!
  • Saturday, June 30: 7:00 PM. MASS FOR THE ATHLETES, their families and SO delegates and friends with Archbishop J. Peter Sartain. University of Washington Campus. Facilitated by the Inclusion Ministry Committee and Knights of Columbus.
  • Sunday, July 1: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM Opening Ceremonies! University of Washington's HUSKY Stadium: The Parade of Athletes, entertainment, and the Lighting of the Special Olympics Cauldron to open the Games! 9 AM to 12:30 PM – Join as Archdiocesan schools for the mile long CHEER LINE to honor all SO Athletes as they gather for the Parade of Athletes! Families who volunteer will have access into Opening Ceremonies. Stay and be FANs IN THE STANDs!

 St. Catherine Women's Retreat - November 2-4, 2018


 View the Northwest Catholic Website for current information and stories

Northwest Catholic


Volunteering with Volunteer Services of Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Each year over 12,000 volunteers across Western Washington roll up their sleeves and join with CCS to serve their neighbors in need in a meaningful, impactful way.

For example, a team of CCS Volunteer Services volunteers from Home Depot came together to revitalize Elizabeth’s home and pull together in service in a meaningful, impactful way.

Are you looking for ways to help others in your community? Do you have a group of friends or coworkers seeking a volunteer project? Learn more about our volunteer opportunities

For further information on how your organization can collaborate with CCS, read more here.


Retreat Center at the Palisades


 Click here to review our Retreat Calendar

St. Anne House of Prayer


For registration and more information, contact:
St. Anne House of Prayer
1305 1st Ave W, Seattle WA 98119 • 206-282-0223

Rachels Corner

Up coming event: Rachel's Vinyard Retreat
March 9-11, 2018 at Seabeck, WA
Call Valarie 800.822.4673


Missions Office - Archdiocese of Seattle

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