Cathedral Bulletin | June 25, 2020
Livestream Masses this Sunday

Sunday, June 28, 2020
MASS with Father Ryan
Streamed on the Archdiocese of Seattle Vimeo/Facebook pages

MASS with Father Ryan

Please note : we have experienced occasional disruptions from Vimeo necessitating restarting the livestream. If you have issues with the dedicated Vimeo links above, try visiting and look for the livestream there.

Public Mass in the Cathedral
We are pleased again to be able celebrate Mass publicly this coming weekend. The Mass will be on Saturday, June 27, at 5:30pm in the Cathedral. Because of the ongoing pandemic, the gathering is strictly limited to 200 persons.
Because of the strict limitation on the size of the gathering and because so many of our parishioners fall into the vulnerable category or live with someone who does, right now the public Mass will be offered in addition to our livestream Mass at 10:30am on Sundays. We strongly encourage those who are 65 and older, or who may have underlying health conditions, to remain home until it is safe for them to come back to public Mass.
The following are important important instructions for those who wish to take part in Mass:
  • Registration will be required to attend the Mass, and registered persons will be checked in as they arrive. We will not be able to admit anyone who is not registered. The Archdiocese of Seattle has mandated registration both to limit the numbers in attendance and to provide for contact tracing should we learn that anyone present has been exposed to Covid-19. We are required to keep records of all in attendance for 30 days, after which they will be destroyed.
  • Masks/face coverings must be worn throughout the Mass except when receiving Holy Communion. You will need to bring your own as we cannot provide them at this time. For your safety and that of others, face masks are not optional.
  • On arriving at the Cathedral, you will be greeted by staff who will check you in and show you your place for the Mass. You will not be able to choose your own place to sit. However, family groups will remain together.
  • You will notice a number of changes to the Mass. All these changes have been mandated by the Archdiocese of Seattle for our safety as we gather together for Mass:
  • There will be no congregational singing because singing increases the risk of transmitting of the virus.
  • The Sign of Peace will not be shared, and Communion will not be offered from the cup.
  • Communion will be given only in the hand, not on the tongue.
  • Because we are not able to gather or socialize following Mass, we ask that you depart quietly after the celebration.
  • Please remember that there is no obligation to attend Sunday Mass at this time. Particularly vulnerable persons are strongly encouraged to continue to shelter in place.
Anyone who is experiencing any symptoms whatsoever, such as fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, MUST remain at home out of consideration for the health and well being of others.

Livestream Musical Prayer
Livestream Musical Prayer
Friday, June 26, 2020 at 6:30pm
Joseph Adam, organ

John Carrington, harp
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 6:30pm

Feast of the Sacred Heart/Juneteenth
In case you missed it! On Friday, June 19, Deacon Joseph Connor of Immaculate Conception Parish preached powerfully on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus which coincided this year with the commemoration of Juneteenth
Poem of the Week
"Light shining out of darkness"
Scott Webster reads and Corinna Laughlin reflects on
William Cowper's classic hymn text, "Light shining out of darkness"
Annual Catholic Appeal: Progress Report
A huge thank you to all who have made their gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal. We have now received 480 pledges totaling $414,000—which is quite amazing! At this point, every dollar that is donated will come directly to the parish to support our Cathedral ministries. This year we intend to use the rebate to help offset the losses we have experienced as a result of the suspension of public Masses. We have set our rebate goal at $200,000, and we still need to raise $156,000 to hit that number.

Please note that the online giving page does not always work with Microsoft Edge, so please try another browser if you have difficulties processing a gift.
Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life
S EEL 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, meeting at St. Joseph in Seattle. The SEEL retreat goes from September through May and is a dynamic, transformational program of prayer and spiritual direction that can be done by in the midst of your daily life.  SEEL is accepting applications now for the retreat starting in September 2020.  Because the safety of all participants is our highest priority, SEEL is prepared to offer the retreat either in person OR virtually depending on the current public health situation.  

Learn more at our website at  or call 206-721-3518. We will also host an online SEEL information session on Tuesday, June 30 from 7:00-7:30pm- email  to get zoom link.
St. James Cathedral
804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104