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3 ‘parish families’ ahead: Catholic parishes in Clark County revamped in Seattle archdiocese plan

Archdiocese consolidates 136 parishes in Western Washington into 60

By Sarah Wolf, Columbian staff writer
Published: February 7, 2024, 6:06am
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Robert Pinedo, who lives and works in Vancouver, strolls past the Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater during his lunch break. The Archdiocese of Seattle announced its final plans to consolidate its 136 parishes into just 60 parish families.
Robert Pinedo, who lives and works in Vancouver, strolls past the Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater during his lunch break. The Archdiocese of Seattle announced its final plans to consolidate its 136 parishes into just 60 parish families. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Local Catholic churches have fewer engaged parishioners, a shortage of priests, dwindling finances and deteriorating campuses, leading the Archdiocese of Seattle to consolidate 136 parishes into 60.

The Archdiocese of Seattle, which governs all Roman Catholic churches in Western Washington, announced which parishes will merge at Mass on Sunday — a multiyear restructuring process.

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