Cathedral Bulletin | March 22, 2021
Scroll down for: special message from Father Ryan; Poem of the Week; Chrism Mass this Thursday; Musical Prayer this Friday; Holy Week schedule; coming events
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Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion | March 27 - 28, 2021

Wednesday of Holy Week | March 31, 2021

Holy Thursday | April 1, 2021

Good Friday | April 2, 2021

We have put many precautions in place to make sure that the celebration of Mass during Covid-19 is both safe and comfortable. This is not business as usual! The following are important instructions for those who wish to take part. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • Registration is required, and registered persons will be checked in as they arrive.
  • 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.
Livestream Masses on Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
Sunday, March 28, 2021

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


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

You are welcome, and you are loved
There are a couple of things that are very much on our minds these days, and I want to say the briefest word about them before the blessing. The racially based attacks on our Asian and Asian American sisters and brothers in recent days are not only appalling, they are the very antithesis of everything we stand for both as Christians and as Americans. We need to speak up for them and to do everything we can to defend and support them in the midst of the violence and hatred they are experiencing. And to you, our parishioners who are Asian American, I am here to say that you belong, you are respected, and you are loved.

Also, in my homily I made mention of the recent statement from the Vatican regarding the blessing of same sex unions. The language employed in the statement was, in my opinion and in the opinion of many - including some very prominent bishops and archbishops – unfortunate, to say the least. It was tone deaf and hurtful. I know many of our gay and lesbian parishioners felt crushed by it, and they are not the only ones who found it very disturbing.

The issue here is not the church’s teaching. We are all well acquainted with that. The issue is that, even though there was an effort in the statement to affirm our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters and remind them that they are loved, some of the language that was used negated that effort and left many of them with the feeling that they are not welcome in the Church. I am here to say that they are. You are. You are welcome and you are loved.

Father Ryan
Poem of the Week
The 50th episode! Scott Webster reads R. S. Thomas' "The Coming" and Corinna Laughlin offers commentary
Chrism Mass--join via livestream
Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 3:30pm
Musical Prayer Friday at 6:30pm
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 6:30pm
Victoria Parker, violin

In case you missed it!
Joseph Adam, organ | Friday, March 19, 2021 at 6:30pm
Tre Ore on Good Friday
Complete Holy Week Schedule
Registration is required for all services unless otherwise stated. Registration for Easter Masses opens on Monday, March 29. Livestreamed services are indicated by *. Visit for details.
Praying the Stations of the Cross
Pray the Stations of the Cross!
Father Ryan reads meditations by Paul Claudel. Featuring the art of Joan Brand Landkamer. Joseph Adam, organ and Emily Amesquita, cantor
Healing Mondays begin April 5
Spiritual Exercises begin April 12
Registration and information, Rosanne Michaels
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