Cathedral Bulletin | March 9, 2022
  • Mask mandate lifting this weekend: what to know
  • Sign up for your Synodal gathering this Lent!
  • You are Peter: Lenten Scripture Study begins March 15 and 19
  • Planting Seeds of Hope, March 19
  • Lent Communal Reconciliation Service, March 28
  • Poem of the Week
  • News and notices
  • Last Sunday's bulletin
The Second Sunday of Lent
Saturday, March 12, 2022

5:30pm MASS

Sunday, March 13, 2022

8:00am MASS
live-streamed on VIMEO | FACEBOOK

10:00am MASS
live-streamed on VIMEO | FACEBOOK

12:00pm MASS
in-person only

4:00pm Vespers with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
in-person only

5:30pm MASS
in-person only

Socially distanced seating is available at all weekend Masses.
Reservations should be made in advance by contacting Caroline Okello,
Mask mandate lifting
The statewide mask mandate will be lifted effective March 12, 2022. Masking will no longer be required for any liturgies or meetings at the Cathedral. All who are unvaccinated or immunocompromised in any way are encouraged to continue to wear a mask in public settings. Please note that for the time being, we will continue to offer socially distanced seating at all weekend Masses. Masks will be required for those requesting seating in this section, and the communion minister for this section will wear a mask. To reserve seating in the socially distanced section, contact Caroline Okello, or 206-654-4650.

Almost exactly two years after Masses were first suspended due to coronavirus on March 11, 2020, we welcome this return to normalcy.
The Synod has begun: sign up for a session
What is the synod? Corinna Laughlin offers a 3-minute overview

Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 11:15am (In-person after 10am Mass)
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 4:00pm (Zoom)
Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 6:30pm (Zoom)
Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 11:15am (In-person after 10am Mass)
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 6:30pm (Zoom)
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 4:00pm (Zoom)
Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 11:15am (In-person after 10am Mass)
Monday, April 4, 2022 at 4:00pm (Zoom)
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 6:30pm (Zoom) 
Lenten Scripture Study begins 3/15 and 3/19
Planting Seeds of Hope 3/19
Lent Communal Reconciliation Service 3/28
Poem of the Week: Wiman's "At a window"
Scott Webster reads Christian Wiman's "At a window" and Corinna Laughlin offers commentary
News and Notices
CRS AID IN UKRAINE Your help is needed in Ukraine where there are already more than 2.9 million people in need of assistance. There is great risk of additional suffering both within Ukraine and for those who may flee to neighboring countries for safety. Catholic Relief Services is preparing immediate support to meet both ongoing needs, as well as those related to families forced to flee their homes as the situation intensifies. CRS and Caritas partners on the ground are preparing across Ukraine and in bordering countries, ready to provide safe shelter, hot meals, hygiene supplies, fuel to keep warm, transport to safe areas, counseling support and more. Your prayers and support will make so much difference. Please give a vital gift today! Donation Portal,
BELIEVE, LOVE, AND SERVE: ST VINCENT DE PAUL INVITES YOU St Teresa of Calcutta said “If we pray, we will believe; if we believe, we will love, if we love, we will serve.” Please consider serving the poor by joining St Vincent de Paul at St James. Our Cathedral Vincentians help people in the neighborhoods surrounding St James in need of financial aid for rent and some of life’s other necessities. We deliver our help through friendly, nonjudgmental visits to homes of our neighbors in need. During the pandemic, these visits are made by telephone. We have an inquiry process that will allow you to discern if this is the right ministry for you. Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or
VISIT THE CATHEDRAL COLUMBARIUM The Cathedral’s new Columbarium was blessed by Archbishop Etienne on December 22, 2021. A columbarium is a cemetery for the reverent burial of cremated remains. The way we honor the mortal remains of our deceased family members and friends is a reflection of the faith we profess in the Nicene Creed: we believe in the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. The columbarium is now open for prayer whenever the Cathedral is open.
JOB OPENING: CUSTODIAN St. James Cathedral has an opening for a Custodian to perform basic janitorial and floor care responsibilities. This person will also work with the Cathedral Facilities staff in setting up for special events and basic maintenance tasks. This is a full time position with an Archdiocesan Benefits package. To receive a job description and details, interested applicants should download the Seattle Archdiocesan Job Application at: and send it with a resume, via e-mail, to Tang Nguyen,
APPLY NOW FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS SCHOLARSHIPS for the Rainbow Schools: St. Therese, St. Joseph, St. George, and Holy Family Bilingual Schools, or for the Simperman Scholar Schools: Bishop Blanchet, O’Dea, Holy Names, and Kennedy Catholic. Eligibility requirements include being a registered and active parishioner at St. James. For full requirements and an application packet, Theresa Van de Ven,
CRS RICE BOWL “You pray for the hungry. Then you feed them. This is how prayer works”--Pope Francis  Each year, during Lent, we are asked to reflect on our connection with God and unity with our brothers and sisters throughout the world through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The CRS Rice Bowl introduces us to people around the globe working to overcome hunger, malnutrition, and poverty with aid from Catholic Relief Services. Our Lenten almsgiving provides life-giving support to more than 140 million people in more than 100 countries – and right here at home! Rice Bowls will be available after all Masses on March 5 and 6. If you are unable to come to Mass and would like a Rice Bowl mailed to you, contact Joyce ( or 206-226-4099) and leave your name and full mailing address.
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. You can register online at
FLORAL OFFERINGS ARE A WONDERFUL WAY to remember a deceased loved one, celebrate an anniversary, or give thanks for a prayer that has been answered. Weekends open for floral offerings include May 8, May 15, and May 22. Information, Maggie Corrigan, or
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