Cathedral Bulletin | May 23, 2020
Livestream Masses on Ascension Sunday

The Ascension of the Lord
Sunday, May 24, 2020
MASS with Archbishop Etienne
Streamed on the Archdiocese of Seattle Vimeo/Facebook pages

MASS with Father Ryan


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

Statement from Washington State Bishops
The Bishops of Washington State have released a joint statement about their plans for reopening our parishes for public Masses. Click here to read the PDF.

My Life with Mary
Father Ryan's reflection on how Mary has accompanied him on his life's journey continues. How has your relationship with Mary grown and deepened over the years?
Novena to the Holy Spirit
Please join in praying for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our community and our world in the days leading up to Pentecost, May 22-30
Come, Holy Spirit,
as in a new Pentecost,
for our need is great.
You are Comforter:
be with those who mourn the loss of loved ones.
You are Advocate:
be the defense of the poor and the afflicted.
Pour forth your gifts of wisdom and fortitude
on medical personnel and scientists
as they continue their healing work.
Grant understanding and counsel to our leaders,
that their decisions
may serve the common good.
Renew your presence in us,
that our fear and isolation may fade,
and hope be reborn in each of us.
You who live and reign
with the Father and the Son,
one God, for ever and ever.

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful,
And kindle in them the fire of your love.
You send forth your Spirit, and they are created.
And you will renew the face of the earth.
  • Friday, May 22, we pray for all the sick
  • Saturday, May 23, we pray for the dead and those who mourn
  • Sunday, May 24, we pray for doctors and medical personnel
  • Monday, May 25, we pray for essential workers
  • Tuesday, May 26, we pray for those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity
  • Wednesday, May 27, we pray for the elderly and those at high risk
  • Thursday, May 28, we pray for teachers and 2020 graduates
  • Friday, May 29, we pray for the unemployed and underemployed
  • Saturday, May 30, we pray for our local church
  • Sunday, May 31 PENTECOST
Musical Prayer in the Cathedral
Friday, May 22 at 6:30pm
Joseph Adam, organ & piano
Darlene Franz, oboe & English horn

Thursday, May 21 at 6:30pm
For Ascension Thursday, Cathedral Organist Joseph Adam performed L'Ascension by French composer Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992).
Annual Catholic Appeal
A huge thank you to all who have made their gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Please consider making your gift or pledge here!

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.
Celebrating the Class of 2020!
Two of our Cathedral young people reflect on the experience of graduating during this year like no other. Congratulations to all the members of the Class of 2020!
Referendum 90
The Bishops of Washington State have expressed their support and encouragement for gathering signatures for Referendum 90 (R-90).
R-90 is a referendum to reject or approve a new law requiring all state school districts to provide Comprehensive Sexual Health Education (CSHE) for grades kindergarten through 12. Formerly Senate Bill 5395, this law was passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Inslee on March 27, 2020. Signatures are being collected now to put R-90 on the state’s fall ballot.

Organizers would ideally like to complete signature collection by June 1, 2020. The deadline for filing collected signatures in support of R-90 is June 10, 2020.
Here's information about where you can sign Referendum 90 in the greater Seattle area:

St. James Cathedral
Tuesday, May 26 from 9:00 to 11:00am at the entrance to the Pastoral Outreach Center at 907 Columbia St

St. Benedict Parish
1805 N 49th St., Seattle
Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00pm
Sunday from 9:00am to 12:00pm

St. Bridget Parish
4900 NE 50th St., Seattle
Monday through Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm

Holy Family Parish
7045 120th Ave NE, Kirkland
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am-Noon and 6:00-7:30pm
Saturdays from Noon-3:00pm

Mary Queen of Peace
1121 228th Ave SE, Sammamish
Wednesday, May 20 from Noon to 4:00pm

St. Brendan Parish
10100 NE 192nd, Bothell
Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 3:00pm
Saturday from Noon to 3:00pm

St. Anthony Parish
416 S 4th St., Renton
Saturday, May 23 from 5:00 to 6:00pm
May 24-31 from 1:00 to 2:00pm and from 6:00 to 7:00pm

St. Francis of Assisi Parish
15226 21st Ave SW, Burien (lower parking lot)
Saturday, May 23 from 6:00 to 8:00pm

Additional locations can be found here:
Immigration Summit - online!
Hope in Solidarity: The Catholic Response to Immigration Practices and Policies in the US
The 4th Annual Catholic Immigration Summit has moved online! We’ve collected videos from leaders in local organizations to help our community learn more about the challenges facing immigrant communities by exploring topics such as advocacy, DACA, spiritual practice & resilience, mental health, legal assistance and more. The summit runs May 15-June 15, and new content will be added throughout that time.  Click here to access videos, prayers, and more.


St. James Cathedral Immigrant Assistance helps people from all over the world. During this time, for those immigrants in our ESL and citizenship tutoring, we want to make doubly sure that they know we are here for them. Towards that end, we are looking for people who are fluent in various languages to help out by making monthly check-in phone calls to see how they are doing. We currently need people fluent in Cambodian, Laotian, or Portuguese to call 1 or 2 people each. These calls are informal, personal, and usually quite short. If you would be able to help out, contact Chris Koehler at for more detailed information.

St. James Cathedral
804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104