Cathedral Bulletin | June 18, 2020
Livestream Masses this Sunday

Sunday, June 21, 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.

Breathing God's Spirit into our World
A Parish Dialogue on Racial Injustice
Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 PM
Facilitated via Zoom
Click  here   to register for this gathering

In solidarity with one another and with those who are oppressed, you are invited to a Town Hall dialogue on Racial Justice. 
Our gathering will bring us together, united in faith and justice. Grounded in prayer, we will listen and learn about what our faith teaches about racism and the ways that each of us is called by the Spirit to respond to and address the current situation.
Bishop Mark Seitz reflects:

Today, we meet Jesus in those tear-gassed, tased, strangled and snuffed out. That's the reason why the church teaches a preferential option for the poor. And why the church stands up for life wherever and whenever it is devalued and threatened.

To say, as all who eat from the table of the Eucharist should be able to say, that black lives matter is just another way of repeating something we in the United States seem to so often forget, that God has a special love for the forgotten and oppressed.
We are all called to live our faith through learning, prayer, and action. May we come together to strive to bring to fulfillment the Reign of God rooted in justice and peace. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-619-2879,
Feast of the Sacred Heart/Juneteenth
This year, providentially, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus falls on Friday, June 19, also known as Juneteenth. To mark this moment, Father Ryan will preside at the 8:30am Mass livestreamed from the Cathedral. Deacon Joseph Connor of Seattle's Immaculate Conception Church will preach.


What is Juneteenth? “Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863.... The reactions to this profound news ranged from pure shock to immediate
jubilation.... The celebration of June 19th was coined 'Juneteenth' and grew with more participation from descendants. The Juneteenth celebration was a time for reassuring each other, for praying and for gathering remaining family members.... Juneteenth almost always focused on education and self improvement. Thus, often guest speakers are brought in and the elders are called upon to recount the events of the past.” From
My Life with Mary
Father Ryan draws the series to a close by sharing the stories of three images of Mary in the Cathedral
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.
Livestream Musical Prayer
Livestream Musical Prayer
Friday, June 12, 2020 at 6:30pm
Sam Libra, organ

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

The Body of Christ Speaks
Taking time to heal - Luke Henkel shares a reflection
Poem of the Week: "Up-Hill"
"Does the road wind up-hill all the way?"
Jackie O'Ryan reads and Corinna Laughlin reflects on
Christina Rossetti's "Up-Hill"
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.
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