Cathedral Bulletin | March 16, 2022
  • Sign up for your Synodal gathering this Lent!
  • Poem of the Week: Marvell's "A Dialogue Between the Soul and the Body"
  • You are Peter: Lenten Scripture Study begins this week
  • Planting Seeds of Hope, March 19
  • Lent Communal Reconciliation Service, March 28
  • Deanery-wide event for teenagers, Sunday, April 3
  • Wellness Wednesday: Understanding Hoarding Disorder, Wed, April 6
  • News and notices
  • Last Sunday's bulletin
The Third Sunday of Lent
Saturday, March 19, 2022

5:30pm MASS

Sunday, March 20, 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,
Mask mandate lifting
The statewide mask mandate will be lifted effective March 12, 2022. Masking will no longer be required for any liturgies or meetings at the Cathedral. All should feel absolutely free to continue to wear a mask until you feel comfortable and safe removing it. Those who are unvaccinated or immunocompromised in any way are encouraged to continue to wear a mask in public settings. 

Please note that for the time being, we will continue to offer socially distanced seating at all weekend Masses. Masks will be required for those requesting seating in this section, and the communion minister for this section will wear a mask. To reserve seating in the socially distanced section, contact Caroline Okello, or 206-654-4650.
The Synod has begun: sign up for a session
What is your dream for the Church?
What is the synod? Corinna Laughlin offers a 3-minute overview

Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 11:15am (In-person after 10am Mass)
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 4:00pm (Zoom)
Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 6:30pm (Zoom)
Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 11:15am (In-person after 10am Mass)
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 6:30pm (Zoom)
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 4:00pm (Zoom)
Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 11:15am (In-person after 10am Mass)
Monday, April 4, 2022 at 4:00pm (Zoom)
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 6:30pm (Zoom) 
Poem of the Week
Scott Webster and Lisa Matchette read Marvell's "A Dialogue Between the Soul and the Body" and Corinna Laughlin offers commentary
Lenten Scripture Study begins 3/15 and 3/19
Planting Seeds of Hope 3/19
Lent Communal Reconciliation Service 3/28
Calling all Seattle youth 4/3
Wellness Wednesdays 4/6
News and Notices
ADULT CONFIRMATION Is God calling you to take the next step in your faith life? If so, and you are a baptized Catholic who has not yet been confirmed or received your first communion, this is a wonderful opportunity to grow in faith. The ten sessions will begin Thursday, March 31, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. This will be an in-person class and we will meet in Cathedral Place. Information, or to register, John Simpson at 206-654-4658 or
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.
DEALING WITH THE IMPACT OF COVID: YOUR SUPPORT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE A young woman enjoys her part-time work at an antique store and hopes for full-time employment there in the future. Sadly, she came down with Covid. Feeling ill and having to quarantine, she missed two weeks of work and pay. Returning to work while still suffering from fatigue, she realized she would not earn enough that month to meet her next rent payment. The woman called the SVdP Helpline requesting assistance (206-767-6449). With your support, we were able to pay enough of the woman’s rent to keep her caught up. Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or
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. We are a unique blend of our Faith Mentor and Children’s Faith Formation program, and provide sacramental preparation as well opportunities for friendship with other parish youth. Information, or 
CRS AID IN UKRAINE Your help is needed in Ukraine where there are already more than 2.9 million people in need of assistance. There is great risk of additional suffering both within Ukraine and for those who may flee to neighboring countries for safety. Catholic Relief Services is preparing immediate support to meet both ongoing needs, as well as those related to families forced to flee their homes as the situation intensifies. CRS and Caritas partners on the ground are preparing across Ukraine and in bordering countries, ready to provide safe shelter, hot meals, hygiene supplies, fuel to keep warm, transport to safe areas, counseling support and more. Your prayers and support will make so much difference. Please give a vital gift today! Donation Portal,
RICE BOWL STORIES “You cannot know poverty from a distance; you have to touch it. To recognize and come close – that is the first step. The second step consists of responding practically and immediately, because a concrete act of mercy is always an act of justice.” - Pope Francis. In Xequemeya, Guatemala, malnutrition is high, which is especially dangerous for children. The community also struggles with water scarcity, poor education, poverty and a changing climate. By 5:00 a.m. in Xequemeya, Raúl and Lilian Chanchavac have already started their day. First, they thank God for all he has given them—their two sons, a field full of plants and a successful business. Five years ago, CRS provided Lilian and Raul training and funds to learn about agriculture and nutrition. They then entered CRS’ Nuestra Cosecha program that help them register with the government to sell their produce to 16 local schools. Soon, they were able to hire over 15 members of their community to harvest and package the food. Currently, CRS has trained over 50 local food producers, who now sell their fruits, vegetables, and eggs to schools throughout the country. CRS support for local farmers has built a strong, nutritious school program in Guatemala while bolstering impoverished communities and families. Raul says “Now that I am living a dream, other dreams come. Now, my dream is to expand the business…so other people can benefit too.” Learn more at
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