Cathedral Bulletin | April 5, 2020
Important note about LIVESTREAM liturgies in the coming holy days!

Please note that liturgies with Archbishop Etienne will be streamed on the Archdiocese of Seattle Facebook and Vimeo pages. This includes the 8:30am daily Mass, the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper, Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord, and the Easter Vigil.

Liturgies with Father Ryan will be livestreamed on the St. James Cathedral Facebook and Vimeo pages. These include the 10:30am Masses on Palm Sunday and Easter, Tenebrae on Wednesday evening, the office Morning Prayer during the Sacred Triduum, and Sunday Vespers.

Please bookmark this page on the Cathedral website so that you can quickly link to the right channel for each liturgy.

Livestream Palm Sunday Mass this Sunday, April 5 at 10:30am with Father Ryan
This Sunday, Father Ryan will celebrate Mass at 10:30am (note time!), which will be livestreamed on the Cathedral's Vimeo and Facebook pages. We will also livestream Sunday Vespers with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 4:00pm.

Holy Week Livestream Schedule and Links
We will be livestreaming the liturgies of Holy Week from the Cathedral. Some liturgies will be livestreamed for the whole Archdiocese of Seattle. Be sure to bookmark this link so you can be ready to join the livestream in the coming Holy Days. You'll also find worship aids to help you participate fully and actively from home!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | Wednesday of Holy Week
Office of Tenebrae
The service will include a litany for all those impacted by the pandemic
Thursday, April 9, 2020 | Holy Thursday
Office of Morning Prayer
Mass of the Lord's Supper
Streamed on the Archdiocese of Seattle Vimeo/Facebook pages
Please note: CRS Rice Bowls will be collected at a later date.


Friday, April 10, 2020 | Good Friday
Office of Morning Prayer
3:00pm (NOTE TIME!)
Good Friday of the Lord's Passion
Streamed on the Archdiocese of Seattle Vimeo/Facebook pages

Saturday, April 11, 2020 | Holy Saturday
Office of Morning Prayer
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Streamed on the Archdiocese of Seattle Vimeo/Facebook pages

Sunday, April 12, 2020 | Easter Sunday
MASS with Archbishop Etienne
Streamed on the Archdiocese of Seattle Vimeo/Facebook pages
10:30am (NOTE TIME!)
Mass with Father Ryan
Solemn Vespers of Easter

The Seven Last Words
Because we cannot have our traditional Tre Ore service on Good Friday with homilies and meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ, we have put together a collection of the "greatest hits" of Tre Ore services from past years. Our scheduled preacher for this year, Father Michael Raschko, has already agreed to join us in 2021.

In case you missed it
Last evening, Cathedral guitarist Mark Hilliard Wilson offered a quiet candlelight prayer as a gift to the parish in difficult times. Thank you so much, Mark!

Call for homemade masks
A virtual Sewing Bee
Do you sew? You are invited to consider sewing protective masks to help those who are serving others during the coronavirus outbreak. Catholic Community Services is in immediate need of masks to protect both staff and clients in the weeks ahead, and the Cathedral Kitchen will have need of masks when the kitchen reopens (currently planned for May 4). Masks can be dropped off at the parish office on Tuesdays between 9am-11am. Information, Patrick Barredo.

Helping the hungry and homeless
Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services (CCS/CHS) are inviting St. James Cathedral parishioners to help with meals for those in need.
CCS/CHS now supports a just-opened 30-bed women’s shelter in Burien and a Federal Way drop-in center that welcomes 75 people each day. Both programs need hot casseroles, although sandwiches are also accepted. Contact a restaurant to deliver food or provide food yourself. Please coordinate with Patrick Barredo ( ).
The St. Martin de Porres men’s shelter needs volunteers to prepare meals in their kitchen. If you’re interested, contact Jeff Cathey, the Operations Supervisor at St. Martin de Porres (206.323.6341 or ).

As more meals are brought to CCS/CHS, they will need to be delivered. If you can help transport food, contact CCS Network Builder Erin Maguire ( ).
These are difficult times we live in. Any meal support you can provide for those experiencing homelessness is greatly appreciated. However, please do observe our state’s directive to stay in your home, especially if you or anyone in your household is in a high-risk group.

Caring for yourself in stressful times
Stay connected . Our relationships will see us through. Connect through phone calls, video chats, text messages, and social media.

Take care.  Think nourishing foods, lots of sleep, deep breaths, meditation, exercise.

Make time to focus on what brings you energy and joy. Cook, garden, play games, sing, create, read, write.

Monitor media consumption .  Balance media consumption with other activities you enjoy.

Know when to call for help.  If you continue to feel overwhelmed and struggle to get through the day, set up a telehealth appointment with your provider, or call a helpline.
Crisis Connections 24-hour crisis line: 866-427-4747
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Disaster Distress Helpline : 800-985-5990
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  800-273-8255
or text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor.

Just need to talk to someone? Contact Nancy Granger , our parish nurse, to arrange for a phone call.

Prayer to Our Lady of Seattle

At the moment, the Cathedral remains open for prayer from 8:00am-Noon daily. Because most of us cannot physically be at the Cathedral, we have created a page to submit your prayer intentions online. These intentions will be placed at the foot of the image of Our Lady of Seattle in the Cathedral Chapel. A candle will also be lit at the shrine. Please join in praying for all the intentions of our parish community, especially those who are sick. In a special way, we are collecting the names of your family members who have died of coronavirus for a Book of the Dead.

St. James Cathedral
804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104