Cathedral Bulletin | September 5, 2020
Livestream Masses this Sunday
The 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, September 6, 2020

MASS with Archbishop Etienne
Streamed on the Archdiocese of Seattle Vimeo/Facebook pages


MASS with Father Ryan
Streamed on the Cathedral Vimeo/Facebook pages


Streamed on the Cathedral Vimeo/Facebook pages
Cathedral Bulletin
The Cathedral bulletin is back in print!
A Prayer for Labor Day
A Prayer for the Dignity of Work
and the Rights of Workers

Lord God,
Master of the Vineyard,
How wonderful that you have invited us
who labor by the sweat of our brow
to be workers in the vineyard
and assist your work to shape the world around us.

As we seek to respond to this call,
make us attentive to those who seek work but cannot find it.
Help us listen to the struggles of those who work hard
to provide for their families
but still have trouble making ends meet.

Open our eyes to the struggles of those exploited
and help us speak for just wages and safe conditions,
the freedom to organize, and time for renewal.

For work was made for humankind
and not humankind for work.
Let it not be a vehicle for exploitation
but a radiant expression of our human dignity.
Give all who labor listening hearts
that we may pause from our work
to receive your gift of rest.
Fill us with your Holy Spirit
that you might work through us
to let your justice reign. Amen.

Faith Formation Opportunity
The Catholic Worldview
Living with Eyes Wide Open

An Adult Faith Formation Evening with Ron Ryan
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
6:30-8:00pm on Zoom
Pandemic… social unrest… political divisions. For many of us, the world feels overwhelming. We might be tempted to merely shut our eyes to all the darkness and negativity.
But our Catholic faith invites us to see the world in a different light, to live with our eyes wide open and to view it with hope. This session will explore how a healthy Catholic worldview can help us recognize the presence and grace of God at work in the world around us, and empower us to be channels of hope for others.
All are welcome! To join the evening, email Maria Laughlin, for the Zoom access information.
Ron Ryan, D. Min., served in full-time lay ecclesial ministry in various parish and catechetical roles for over 40 years
Poem of the Week
"The Servant Girl at Emmaus"
Jackie O'Ryan reads and Corinna Laughlin reflects on
the poem by Denise Levertov
An appeal for the Cathedral Kitchen
A huge thank you to all who have already made a gift to the support the work of the Cathedral Kitchen and other outreach ministries. We've already raised over $115,000--we're not far from our $150,000 goal! In case you missed it, you can watch Father Ryan's message above and click here to make a gift.
St. James Cathedral
804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104