Cathedral Bulletin | January 6, 2021
Scroll down for: Poem of the Week; Musical Prayer this Friday; things you might have missed, and coming events
Register for Public Masses
There are four opportunities to attend Mass at the Cathedral this weekend. Click on a date/time to register. (Masses marked with * will also be livestreamed; scroll down for links!)

The Baptism of the Lord

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 recommends 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.
  • Masks/face coverings must be worn throughout the Mass except when receiving Holy Communion. Your mask needs to cover both your nose and your mouth at all times.
  • 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, nor will you be able to move about the Cathedral once you have been seated. 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.
  • There will be no congregational singing.
  • 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
The Baptism of the Lord
Sunday, January 10, 2021

MASS with Father Ryan
Streamed on the Archdiocese of Seattle Vimeo/Facebook pages


MASS with Father Ryan
Streamed on the Cathedral Vimeo/Facebook pages
Poem of the Week
Jackie O'Ryan reads Christina Rossetti's "In the bleak midwinter" and Corinna Laughlin offers commentary
Musical Prayer
Livestream Musical Prayer from the Cathedral
Friday, January 8, 2020
Tyrone Heade, Cathedral Piper: Music with Bellows Pipes

Cathedral Piper Tyrone Heade brings out his small Scottish pipes for Musical Prayer on January 8. He'll be playing pipes in different keys (Bb, Great Small Pipes in A, Small pipes with Chanter in A & Drones in D). He describes the small pipes as chamber instruments with a warm woodwind timbre.


We weren’t able to have our annual New Year’s Eve Gala this year, but we did host an online event including highlights of the 40+ livestream musical prayer offerings of the past nine months. A wonderful way to look back on the musical highlights of 2020 and to ring in 2021!

Musical Prayer in the Cathedral returns with a special New Year’s Day offering. Cathedral Guitarist Mark Hilliard Wilson and cantor Marjorie Bunday, mezzosoprano, present music celebrating the New Year, Mary Mother of God, and a look ahead to Epiphany in this 45-minute program.
Sunday bulletin
Sacrificial Sunday Giving
Sacrificial Giving is all about giving back to God what God has given to us. Through our gift to the parish, we reach out—together—in the name of Christ to the poor, the elderly, and the immigrant. We celebrate in a powerful way the mysteries of our faith; and we provide a refuge to so many who live on the edge of loneliness in these trying times.

Thank you for your prayerful response and for all the ways you make this parish family what it is!
Take another look at the Catholic Church
Information, Rosanne Michaels,
Fratelli Tutti event January 11
Information and registration, Patrick Barredo,
Grief Support Group begins January 26
Information, Rosanne Michaels,
St. James Cathedral
804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104