Cathedral Bulletin | May 25, 2022
  • We pray for an end to gun violence
  • Join us for Mass this weekend--in person or via livestream
  • Annual Catholic Appeal: still need to raise $317,326!
  • TONIGHT Racial Justice Prayer at Immaculate Conception Church, May 25
  • Poem of the Week: Mark Strand's "Last Seven Words III"
  • Medieval Women's Choir Concert, June 4
  • NAMI Mental Health Seminar for Family and Friends, June 11
  • News and notices
  • This Sunday's bulletin
We pray for an end to gun violence
Our Lady of Sorrows
God of peace,
you are peace itself;
a divided heart cannot find you,
a violent mind cannot welcome you.
Hear us as we pray for the victims,
so many of them young children,
of the terrible shooting in Texas.
Grant eternal life to the dead,
healing to the wounded,
and comfort to grieving families.
May the grief and shock we experience
unite us in our commitment
to rid our communities of the violence
that echoes in our streets
and haunts our imaginations.
We ask this through the One
who is our Prince of Peace:
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.
The Ascension of the Lord
Saturday, May 28, 2022
5:30pm MASS

Sunday, May 29, 2022
8:00am MASS
live-streamed on VIMEO | FACEBOOK
10:00am MASS
live-streamed on VIMEO | FACEBOOK
12:00pm MASS

4:00pm Vespers with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
5:30pm MASS

Socially distanced seating is available at the 8:00am and 10:00am Masses. Contact Caroline Okello for information,
Annual Catholic Appeal update
ACA Goal: $319,221
Rebate Goal: $180,000
TOTAL GOAL: $499,221

Donated through May 19: $181,895
Still need to raise: $317,326

If you have not yet given, please consider making a gift to this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal! We depend on the Annual Catholic Appeal rebate to fund important Cathedral ministries, including our St. James Immigrant Assistance Program.

Learn more about St. James Immigrant Assistance from parishioner Sarah Riggio, who shared her story at the conclusion of the morning Masses last weekend
Vigil for Racial Justice 5/25
Poem of the Week
Scott Webster reads Mark Strand's "The Last Seven Words III" and Corinna Laughlin offers commentary
Medieval Women's Choir 6/4
Mental Health Seminar 6/11
News and Notices
HOSPITALITY AFTER SUNDAY 10:00AM MASS Please come to Cathedral Hall after the 10:00am Mass for coffee, tasty scones from Macrina Bakery, fresh fruit, and the chance to visit with fellow parishioners.
MEMORIAL DAY On Monday, May 30, there will be one Mass in the Cathedral at 8:00am. The Cathedral will close at 11:00am for the holiday. There will be no 12:10pm Mass on Memorial Day. The parish office will also be closed.
PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING WITH ST VINCENT DE PAUL A year after I retired, I found a need to reboot my life. After some consideration, I joined the St Vincent de Paul conference at St James. As a Vincentian, I have met people in the neighborhoods surrounding St James. Although these neighbors are in our midst, they were hidden from my sight. Every neighbor we visit is an individual with their own story. Finding Christ in these neighbors is a blessing to me. Please join us as an inquirer and find out if this is a ministry in which you can serve. Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or
CHILDREN'S FAITH FORMATION CELEBRATION Families, mark your calendars to participate in our final First Sunday of the Month Mass of this school year on June 5, Pentecost Sunday, at Noon. Join us after Mass in the Pastoral Outreach Courtyard for a cookout, some games and a time of family fellowship to celebrate the work of the Holy Spirit at this culmination of the Easter season. This is a time to be together, enjoy one another's company, get to know some fellow families, and share stories.

HOSPITAL MINISTRY After nearly two and a half years, we are finally looking to the time when volunteers can once again bring Holy Communion to patients in our First Hill hospitals! Whether you've been involved in the past and are ready to get involved again, or are wondering if this ministry would be right for you, you’re invited to “Hospital Ministry 101,” a workshop which will provide an overview of this important dimension of the Church’s pastoral care of the sick. We'll talk about pastoral care skills, rites and prayers, and hospital protocols. You can come in person or join via Zoom. The workshop is Saturday, June 11 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. For more information or to register, Yanti Kapoyos,
THE SISTERS: A CONCERT TO BENEFIT UKRAINE – Saturday, June 11 at 8:00pm, The Esoterics presents THE SISTERS, featuring the sacred choral music of Ukrainian composer Bohdana Frolyak and her late sister Hanna Havrylets. Both are composers who were teaching in conservatories before this year's Russian invasion of Ukraine. Hanna, the elder sister, died tragically on the third day of the war, when she suffered an aneurysm and was unable to get medical attention. The younger sister, Bohdana, has recovered Hanna's scores and shared them with director Eric Banks along with her own works. All of the proceeds from this concert will benefit humanitarian organizations in the Ukraine that have been selected by Bohdana. No tickets or reservations required. Information,
SEEL RETREAT INVITES YOU TO A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP TO GOD The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) is a 9 month retreat format of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius that goes from September through May. It is a dynamic program of prayer, monthly communal retreat mornings and individual spiritual direction. SEEL will offer a hybrid retreat in 2022-23 which currently consists of 2 in-person meetings (September and May) and online retreat mornings for the other seven retreat experiences. SEEL is accepting applications now for the program starting in late September and offers the retreat at no set fee so that all who are accepted can participate. SEEL offers a gentle structure to help you experience God's love and discern God's call in your life. Join us on this transforming pilgrim journey! Information,

PAID INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: SEATTLE SEAFARE'RS COMMUNITY is currently searching for a paid Catholic summer intern. This is a full-time (40-hrs/week) position at an hourly rate of $17.27/hour. Schedule will include some weekends and special events. Interns assist with ship visiting, transportation ministry, and providing hospitality to visiting seafarers at our ecumenical center situated along the Duwamish Waterway. Join our ministry team today for a meaningful and fulfilling summer caring for ship workers from around the world. Information, Joe Cotton, 206-382-4847 or
TWO JOB OPENINGS IN THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN The Cathedral Kitchen is looking to fill two paid positions: Kitchen Gleaner and Kitchen Greeter. The Kitchen Gleaner will oversee morning operations, including gleaning of grocery store food donations, and ensure that appropriate supplies, inventory, and food are on hand. The Kitchen Greeter is an afternoon position, assisting staff and cooks with cleaning, ensuring that other items are available for the meal, and greeting guests as they arrive at the Kitchen. Both positions are part-time, 20 hour/week position. Depending on the candidate, the two jobs can be combined into a full-time position. Candidates must have a valid Washington State driver license and be able to lift cases of produce and canned goods. The Cathedral Kitchen serves 100 meals each weeknight to our homeless and low-income neighbors. Information, Patrick Barredo, or 206-382-4515.
JOB OPENING: YOUTH MINISTER AND COORDINATOR OF YOUNG ADULT ACTIVITIES St. James Cathedral has an opening for a Youth Minister who will also serve as mentor to our Young Adult community. Applicant must be an active member of a Catholic parish, have excellent people skills, and relevant experience. This is a full-time position with an Archdiocesan Benefits package. Interested applicants should email resume and cover letter to Larry Brouse,
MINISTRY OF PRESENCE IN THE CATHEDRAL Each weekday afternoon from 1-4pm, a Cathedral parishioner sits at a welcome desk in the Cathedral to greet visitors and answer questions. This ministry has been on hiatus since Covid-19 hit in March 2020, but now we are hoping to start it up again. Volunteers typically help out one day each month. It’s a chance to spend some quiet time in the Cathedral and to be a welcoming presence to all who pass through the Cathedral’s doors. Information, Caroline Okello, or 206-654-4650.
FAITH FRIENDS INCLUSION MINISTRY Do you know a child or teen age 7-18 with physical, cognitive and/or intellectual disabilities? Faith Friends is an inclusion ministry serving children and teens from across the Archdiocese of Seattle. We are a unique blend of our Faith Mentor and Children’s Faith Formation program, and provide Sacramental Preparation, as well as opportunities for friendship with other youth. Information, Jennifer Wong,,, or 206-619-0816.
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St. James Cathedral
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Seattle, WA 98104