Cathedral Bulletin | February 23, 2022
  • Interfaith Prayer for Peace in Ukraine, February 23
  • Join us for Mass this weekend--in person or online
  • The Synod begins!
  • Interactive Piano Concert, Saturday, February 26
  • Ash Wednesday Masses, March 2
  • Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Planet, March 3
  • Online retreat: The Christian Dance of Life, March 5
  • You are Peter: Lenten Scripture Study begins March 15 and 19
  • Planting Seeds of Hope, March 19
  • Poem of the Week: Emanuel's "Emmett Till"
  • News and notices
  • Last Sunday's bulletin
We pray for peace in Ukraine
The Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, February 26, 2022

5:30pm MASS
live-streamed on VIMEO | FACEBOOK

Sunday, February 27, 2022

8:00am MASS
live-streamed on VIMEO | FACEBOOK

10:00am MASS
live-streamed on VIMEO | FACEBOOK

12:00pm MASS
in-person only

4:00pm Vespers with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
in-person only

5:30pm MASS
in-person only

Socially distanced seating is available at all weekend Masses.
Reservations should be made in advance by contacting Caroline Okello,
The Synod begins!
Father Ryan invites you to take part in a session this Lent
Interactive Concert 2/26
Lent begins 3/2
Stations of the Cross

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Masses are at

The 8:00am Mass will be livestreamed as usual.
Health Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Planet
Zoom Mental Health Retreat 3/5
Lenten Scripture Study begins 3/15 and 3/19
Planting Seeds of Hope 3/19
Looking ahead to Lent
ASH WEDNESDAY is Wednesday, March 2. Masses are at 8:00am, 12:10pm, and 6:00pm. (The 8:00am Mass will be livestreamed as usual.)
MASS The Sunday and weekday Masses of Lent are the ideal way to grow closer to the Lord Jesus. The scriptural readings for are particularly rich in their ability to inspire and challenge. Weekday Masses are at 8:00am daily, and Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12:10pm.
THE WAY OF THE CROSS is a wonderful Lenten tradition in the Church. There are two opportunities to pray the Stations each week: on Mondays following 12:10pm Mass, and Fridays following the 8:00am Mass (except First Fridays). The Cathedral Stations of the Cross are the work of Joan Brand-Landkamer, inspired by 20th-century French artist Georges Rouault. Find a video Way of the Cross here.
VESPERS AND BENEDICTION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT This beautiful prayer is part of the Liturgy of the Hours, the official prayer of the Church. It is celebrated in the Cathedral each Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm.
CONTEMPLATIVE EVENING PRAYER On Fridays, March 4 and April 1 at 6:30pm, you are invited to join in contemplative evening prayer with the music of the ecumenical community of Taizé, France. With haunting chant, instrumental music, and time for silent prayer and contemplation in the candlelit Cathedral, this beloved tradition is the perfect way to enter into the season of Lent.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT On Fridays, March 4 and April 1, Exposition will begin following the 8:00am Mass and conclude with the rosary at 11:00am.
THE RICE BOWL is a wonderful way to grow in solidarity with the millions in our world who lack the basic necessities of life. Rice Bowls are in the vestibules of the Cathedral. Daily reflections available at
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION This Lent, there are many opportunities to celebrate the sacrament of God’s mercy. Confessions are heard on Saturdays from 8:30am-9:30am (except March 26). Our communal celebrations of the Sacrament of Penance will be Saturday, March 26 at 10:00am and Monday, March 28 at 7:00pm.
News and Notices
VISIT THE CATHEDRAL COLUMBARIUM The Cathedral’s new Columbarium was blessed by Archbishop Etienne on December 22, 2021. A columbarium is a cemetery for the reverent burial of cremated remains. The way we honor the mortal remains of our deceased family members and friends is a reflection of the faith we profess in the Nicene Creed: we believe in the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. The columbarium is now open for prayer whenever the Cathedral is open. It is a beautiful place to visit and pray for all our beloved dead.

CATHEDRAL DISCOUNT for 2/25 Cappella Romana Concert: Cappella Romana returns to St. James! The renowned professional chamber choir will perform Arvo Pärt’s largest a cappella choral work, the Kanon Pokajanen, the Canon of Repentance, at the Cathedral on Friday, February 25 at 7:30pm. The Eastern Orthodox understanding of repentance especially creates optimism: from the Greek metánoia, a change of mind, a fundamental transformation of one’s outlook. A perfect event to prepare for Lent. Sung in ancient Church Slavonic with translation provided. All members of the Cathedral community can receive 30% off tickets in Sections A and B. Use the discount code “CATHEDRAL” when you check out. Concert and COVID protocol information at or call 503-236-8202.
JOB OPENING: WEDDING AND FUNERAL COORDINATOR St. James Cathedral has an opening for Wedding and Funeral Coordinator. Applicant must be an active member of a Catholic parish, have excellent people skills, and be familiar with Microsoft Office and Excel. This is a full-time position with an Archdiocesan Benefits package. Interested applicants should download the Archdiocesan Job Application at https:// EmploymentApp2019Parish.pdf and send with a resume, via e-mail, to Larry Brouse, lbrouse@stjames
 JOB OPENING: CUSTODIAN St. James Cathedral has an opening for a Custodian to perform basic janitorial and floor care responsibilities. This person will also work with the Cathedral Facilities staff in setting up for special events and basic maintenance tasks. This is a full time position with an Archdiocesan Benefits package. To receive a job description and details, interested applicants should download the Seattle Archdiocesan Job Application at: and send it with a resume, via e-mail, to Tang Nguyen,
FAITH FRIENDS INCLUSION MINISTRY Do you know a child or teen age 7-18 with physical, cognitive and/or intellectual disabilities? Faith Friends is a unique blend of our Faith Mentor, children’s faith formation program, and an inclusion ministry. Information, or
APPLY NOW FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS SCHOLARSHIPS for the Rainbow Schools: St. Therese, St. Joseph, St. George, and Holy Family Bilingual Schools, or for the Simperman Scholar Schools: Bishop Blanchet, O’Dea, Holy Names, and Kennedy Catholic. Eligibility requirements include being a registered and active parishioner at St. James. For full requirements and an application packet, Theresa Van de Ven,
AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR AFGHAN NEWCOMERS St. James has now welcomed two Afghan families through Sponsor Circles. The Refugee Support Team is working to secure safe, affordable housing for each family of three, ideally offering access to public transportation. We could use your help! Do you know of any affordable housing opportunities? Information, Erica de Klerk,
TEMPORARY HOSTS FOR AFGHAN NEWCOMERS Afghan newcomers are continuing to arrive in our community and in some cases need temporary accommodations until their housing is ready. This could be a private unit, or separate bedroom(s) and bathroom(s) with access to a shared kitchen. If you might be able to host Afghan newcomers, for 1-4 weeks, please let us know. Information, Erica de Klerk,

Poem of the Week: Emanuel's "Emmett Till"
Lisa Matchette reads James Emanuel's "Emmett Till" and Corinna Laughlin offers commentary
Last Sunday's bulletin
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