Cathedral Bulletin | September 2, 2020
Register for Sunday Mass
There are now three opportunities each weekend to attend public Mass.

  • Saturday, September 5 at 5:30pm
  • Sunday, September 6 at 8:00am
  • Sunday, September 6 at 10:30am

We have put many precautions in place to make sure these celebrations are safe and comfortable. This is not business as usual! The following are important important instructions for those who wish to take part in Mass:

  • Registration is required, and registered persons will be checked in as they arrive. 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, and your mask needs to cover both your nose and your mouth at all times. 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, household groups will be seated together. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

You will notice a number of changes to the Mass. All these changes are designed to ensure our safety as we gather together for Mass:

  • 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. While we do our utmost to make the Mass safe, anyone who attends does so at their own risk. 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.

Join in Mass via livestream this Sunday
The 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, September 6, 2020

MASS with Archbishop Etienne
Streamed on the Archdiocese of Seattle Vimeo/Facebook pages


MASS with Father Ryan
Streamed on the Cathedral Vimeo/Facebook pages


Streamed on the Cathedral Vimeo/Facebook pages
Musical Prayer
Friday, September 4, 2020 at 6:30pm
Musical Prayer with Mark Hillard Wilson, guitar

An appeal for the Cathedral Kitchen
A huge thank you to all who have already made a gift to the support the work of the Cathedral Kitchen and other outreach ministries. We've already raised over $115,000--we're not far from our $150,000 goal! In case you missed it, you can watch Father Ryan's message above and click here to make a gift.
Poem of the Week
"The Servant Girl at Emmaus"
Jackie O'Ryan reads and Corinna Laughlin reflects on
the poem by Denise Levertov
Faith Formation Opportunity
The Catholic Worldview
Living with Eyes Wide Open

An Adult Faith Formation Evening with Ron Ryan
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
6:30-8:00pm on Zoom
Pandemic… social unrest… political divisions. For many of us, the world feels overwhelming. We might be tempted to merely shut our eyes to all the darkness and negativity.
But our Catholic faith invites us to see the world in a different light, to live with our eyes wide open and to view it with hope. This session will explore how a healthy Catholic worldview can help us recognize the presence and grace of God at work in the world around us, and empower us to be channels of hope for others.
All are welcome! To join the evening, email Maria Laughlin, for the Zoom access information.
Ron Ryan, D. Min., served in full-time lay ecclesial ministry in various parish and catechetical roles for over 40 years 
St. James Cathedral
804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104