Decree of Extinctive Union


St. Rita of Cascia Parish in Tacoma, WA

St. Rita of Cascia Parish and Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish with its Visitation STEM Academy merged with St. Ann Parish. Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish was merged with St. Ann Parish last year as an interim step after Holy Rosary ceased ministry. As one community, they will become Pope St. John XXIII Parish, with St. John of the Woods as a mission of the new parish. The new parish boundaries will encompass those of the merged parishes.

The official degree was issued by Most Rev. Paul D. Etienne, Archbishop of Seattle, on May 6, 2022, to create the new parish in Tacoma that we have been working towards for the past 18 months. The new parish, Pope St. John XXIII, was established on July 1, 2022.

Together as one new community, Pope St. John XXIII Parish has a strong foundation to meet the pastoral needs of its people, to increase outreach efforts, to joyfully share the Gospel of the Lord with robust evangelization efforts, and to help bring Christ to the people of Tacoma. The new parish also has an excellent Catholic School, which will be foundational for the parish community since Catholic education has been a cornerstone for growth and vibrancy. The school changed its name at the same time as the parish and will move when the Pope St. John XXIII campus is ready.

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Pope St. John XXIII Parish Pastor

Fr. Tuan Nguyen, D. Min.

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7025 South Park Ave

Tacoma, WA  98408

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