Cathedral Bulletin | January 4, 2023


  • The Epiphany of the Lord--join us in person or online
  • We pray for Pope Benedict XVI
  • Poem of the Month: Psalm 122
  • Submit your prayer intentions for the Holy Land Pilgrimage
  • Contemplative Evening Prayer, January 6 at 6:30pm
  • Joseph Adam Concert: Franck Bicentennial, January 27 at 7:30pm
  • Sacrificial Sunday Giving UPDATE
  • Other News and Notices
  • The Chair: A Documentary about the history of the Archdiocese of Seattle
  • Last Sunday's bulletin

The Epiphany of the Lord

The Epiphany of the Lord

Saturday, January 7, 2023


5:30pm MASS


Sunday, January 8, 2023


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


The south side of the East Nave has been set aside as a mask-only section at all weekend Masses. Face coverings are required in this seating area. For information, inquire of an usher. Thank you for your understanding.

We pray for Pope Benedict XVI

Archbishop Etienne will offer a special Mass for Pope Benedict XVI on Monday, January 9 at 12:10pm. The Mass will be livestreamed as well, on VIMEO and FACEBOOK.

Father, eternal shepherd,

hear the prayers of your people for your servant Benedict,

who governed your Church with love.


He faithfully administered the mysteries

of your forgiveness and love on earth;

may he rejoice with you forever in heaven.


He was servant and teacher of the Church,

and did the work of Christ on earth;

may Christ welcome him into eternal glory.


He was appointed high priest of the flock;

may he be counted among the priests

in the life of your kingdom.


He was an instrument of your peace and love for the human family;

receive him in your love, and grant him eternal peace,

through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Vatican News Service (adapted)


Poem of the Month: Psalm 122

Scott Webster reads Psalm 122 in the translation of the Authorized Version, the King James Bible, and Corinna Laughlin offers commentary and context.

Submit your prayer intentions for the Holy Land Pilgrimage January 22-31, 2023

The parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land departs, at long last, on Sunday, January 22, 2023. 116 parishioners will join Father Ryan on this journey, following in the footsteps of Jesus.

You are invited to join the pilgrims virtually by submitting your prayer intentions and praying along with the pilgrims each day of the pilgrimage. All intentions submitted will be included in a book that will be placed at the altar at each Mass celebrated. Please help make this a pilgrimage of prayer for the whole parish community by sharing your own intentions and by praying along with the pilgrims each day. Photos, videos, and reflections will be posted daily to Instagram and Facebook.

Click here to submit your intention online.

Contemplative Evening Prayer 1/6

Joseph Adam Concert 1/27

Sacrificial Sunday Giving Report

Your generous support makes it possible for St. James Cathedral...


  • To celebrate the Church’s liturgy with beauty and dignity;
  • To reach out with love to the poor, the needy, and the elderly;
  • To offer educational programs to children, teens, and adults;
  • To pay our staff a just and living wage;
  • To sustain our highly acclaimed musical and cultural programs;
  • To maintain our magnificent cathedral and other parish buildings.


You can make your pledge online here!


News and Notices

VISIT THE MANGER SCENE All are invited to visit the Christmas manger scene in the Cathedral Chapel, through January 8. O, come let us adore him, Christ the Lord!


EVENING PRAYER WITH MUSIC FROM TAIZÉ Friday, January 6 at 6:30pm. All are welcome to this celebration of evening prayer with candlelight and the haunting music of the ecumenical community of Taizé, France.


WELCOME BACK Would you yourself–or someone you know–like to take another look at the Catholic Church? If, for one reason or another, you have been away and long for community, or feel hungry for something more, Welcome Back might be just the right place to safely express your concerns. A new in-person six-week series will begin in January. Information, John Simpson, 206-654-4658 or [email protected].


INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? Seeking a closer relationship with God? Feeling the need for spiritual community and support? Wanting to make the Catholic faith your own? Wondering how to go about joining the Catholic Church? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) might be for you. Information, John Marquez, 206-654-4640, [email protected].


ADULT CONFIRMATION Are you or is someone you know 17 or older and in need of the sacrament of Confirmation? The sacrament will be celebrated on Thursday, May 11 at 7:00pm. Classes in preparation for Confirmation begin on Tuesday, February 28. Catholic Baptism and First Communion are required. The deadline for registration is February 21. Information and registration, John Marquez,

206-654-4640 or [email protected].


ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!). You can register online at


SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR DREAMERS For many years, the Catholic bishops of the United States have called on Congress to provide Dreamers with the ability to integrate as fully recognized members of our society. This includes those who have benefited from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, commonly known as DACA. Last March, the House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) with broad bipartisan support. Unfortunately, the Senate has failed to take up the bill. Urge Congress to move forward with creating a pathway to permanent legal status for Dreamers today. Advocate,


JOSEPH ADAM ORGAN CONCERT RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 27 The final César Franck Bicentennial Celebration concert that was scheduled for January 13 has been rescheduled to Friday, January 27 at 7:30pm. Music by Franck and other organists associated with the Basilica of St. Clotilde in Paris – Gabriel Pierné and Charles Tournemire – will showcase the Cathedral’s Rosales and Hutchings-Votey organs, played by our Director of Music and Cathedral Organist Joseph Adam, also the Resident Organist for the Seattle Symphony. Tickets are a suggested donation of $20; $12 students/seniors; or pay what you can. More information and advance tickets at, [email protected], or 206-382-4874. Tickets are also available at the parish office reception desk (cash or check only).


CATHEDRAL KITCHEN As the Cathedral Kitchen prepares to return to complete in-person dining each weeknight, consider joining the Kitchen team by committing to prepare and serve meals once a week. Information, Mick McHugh, 206-264-2091 or [email protected].


SUNDAY BREAKFAST There are only two opportunities for homeless and low-income people to enjoy a free breakfast on Sunday mornings, and St. James Cathedral is one of them. Volunteers come either on Saturdays to cook, or Sundays to heat up and serve breakfast. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515 or [email protected]


SANDWICH MAKING MINISTRY Healthy sandwiches can be made at home and then brought to the Cathedral to share with men staying at the St. Martin de Porres Shelter. This is a great activity for families with young children, people with busy lives, and anyone who is not able to go out and serve. Information, Maria Tally, 206-264-2091 or [email protected].


FAITH FRIENDS INCLUSION MINISTRY 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, 206-619-0816, [email protected], or


CATHOLIC ADVOCACY BULLETIN The Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC) represents the legislative priorities of our state's bishops in Olympia. With a long legislative session slated for 2023, the WSCC will be publishing weekly bulletins starting in January. There will be plenty of news and updates, as well as sign-in opportunities for bills and information to contact your legislators. Subscribe,


ST JAMES CATHEDRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA Be sure to follow the Cathedral on social media for up-to-date information about ongoing events in the life of the Cathedral! On Instagram: @stjamescathedral. On Facebook and Twitter: @stjamesseattle. The Cathedral has a podcast as well! Search “St. James Cathedral, Seattle” on Apple podcasts or visit And of course, you can always visit for up to date information on Cathedral happenings, or to sign up for our weekly e-bulletin.


THE CATHEDRAL BULLETIN DELIVERED STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX Subscribe to get a link to our weekly bulletin delivered straight to your inbox. Visit and search for St. James Cathedral. It’s fast, easy and free. You’ll also receive the bulletin several days before it’s published!


HYGIENE ITEMS FOR OUR UNSHELTERED NEIGHBORS The St Vincent de Paul Society is seeking donations of hygiene items for Seattle’s unsheltered neighbors. Donated items will be assembled into individual hygiene kits which will then be distributed in person by SVdP volunteers several days each week to those in need. Hygiene items being sought include: hotel amenity/travel size shampoo/conditioner/lotion; bar soap; hand sanitizer

disposable razors; deodorant; lip balm; dental floss, toothbrush, small tube toothpaste; packet of personal body wipes used for basic hygiene; small packets of Kleenex. The donation collection box is located in the Cathedral Book Store. Donations can be made Monday through Friday 11am-3pm and after each weekend Mass.


The Chair: A Documentary

The Archdiocese of Seattle was recently featured in a video series called “The Chair,” celebrating cathedrals, bishops and dioceses throughout the United States. Both Father Ryan and Corinna Laughlin are featured in this 24-minute film, which also includes stunning footage of the Cathedral. It's free to watch but does require creating a free account to access the Seattle episode. 

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