Cathedral Bulletin | September 29, 2020
Scroll down for: multiple Faith Formation opportunities in the coming days; livestream Musical Prayer on Fridays; Poem of the Week; and more
Register for Public Masses
There are three options for public Mass in the Cathedral this weekend (click on a date/time to register):

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.
Livestream Masses this weekend
The 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, October 4, 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


Vespers is now open to the public rather than livestreamed.
No need to register in advance.
Livestream Musical Prayer
Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7:00pm
Sam Libra, organ: Vierne 24 Pieces in Free Style

Friday, October 2, 2020 at 6:30pm
Mark Hilliard Wilson, guitar
Daily Mass and Adoration opportunity
The 8:00am Mass on Tuesdays is now open to the public. After Mass with Archbishop Etienne, we will have quiet Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Cathedral, with rosary at 12 Noon. No advance registration is required to come to this Mass or to participate in Adoration. All our usual COVID-19 guidelines will be observed, including face masks and social distancing. Please note that we will continue to livestream daily Mass at 8:00am for the duration of the pandemic.
Faith Formation Opportunities
Fall Bible Study begins October 6
In from the margins: Women of Courage, Women of Faith
Patty Bowman & Patty Repikoff, presenters
Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, and 27
7:00pm-8:30pm, via Zoom
The women who followed Jesus are among his most courageous and faith-filled disciples, but their witness can be overlooked or misunderstood. Join us to explore some of their stories, and to consider how their stories might inform and challenge our own. Registration required. Information, Kathleen McCabe,
Retreat opportunity on October 10
Take Another Look begins October 12
This program is an invitation to those who may have fallen away from the practice of their faith to take another look at the Catholic Church. The program will begin October 12 on Zoom, and run for six Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm. Information, Rosanne Michaels,

Ancestral Waters on October 14
Poem of the Week
"Mediterranean Blue"
Jackie O'Ryan reads and Corinna Laughlin reflects on
the poem by Naomi Shihab Nye
In case you missed it!
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 6:30pm
Joseph Adam, organ
St. James Cathedral
804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104