In the course of my ministry as bishop and archbishop, I have had the opportunity to publish several Pastoral Letters. Each of these letters is addressed to the people of the local Church, clergy and laity alike. This is one of the formal ways I, as (arch)bishop, teach the people of the Church entrusted to my care.

Archbishop of Seattle

Partners in the Gospel

July 2023

With this pastoral letter, I share with you the changes in our archdiocese over the last 10 years, my vision for parish leadership and structure, and ways to measure parish health and vibrancy as we continue to proclaim the Gospel in western Washington.

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Archbishop Etienne prays the Rosary kneeling before a statue of the Blessed Mother

The Work of Redemption

April 2020

In a spirit of encouragement, and with a desire for a more profound and visible unity around the altar of the Lord, I am sharing this pastoral letter on the Eucharist and declaring the coming year a special Year of the Eucharist for the Archdiocese of Seattle. 

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Archbishop of Anchorage

Living in the Image and Likeness of God

February 2018

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Bishop of Cheyenne

Generous Distributors of God’s Grace

December 2014

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Surrender to God, Live in Christ

September 2011

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