Cathedral Bulletin | November 3, 2020
Register for Public Masses
Due to increasing demand, there are FOUR options for public Mass in the Cathedral each 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 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, November 8, 2020

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


10:00am (note time)
MASS with Father Ryan
Streamed on the Cathedral Vimeo/Facebook pages

Daily Masses now open to the public
WEEKDAY MASSES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Monday—Thursday and Saturday, the 8:00am Mass is now open to the public without prior registration. On Tuesdays, 8:00am Mass is followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, concluding with rosary at 12 Noon.
CONFESSIONS are heard in the Cathedral Chapel from 10:00am–11:00am on Saturday mornings.
VESPERS AND BENEDICTION on Sunday afternoons at 4:00pm is open to the public. No advance registration required.
Livestream Musical Prayer

Friday, November 6, 2020 at 6:30pm
Mark Hilliard Wilson, guitar

ICYMI: Musical Prayer, October 30, 2020
Brahms Chamber Music
Eliza Woodyard, soprano, and Samuel Libra, piano and organ
United for Good: Interfaith Prayer
ICYMI: On Sunday night, faith leaders from many different traditions gathered in the Cathedral for a silent, contemplative prayer on the eve of the election. "In response to the loud and often vitriolic voices that have resounded during this election season, we sit together in silence. Through this simple time of contemplation and connection, we seek to affirm the principles that transcend our differences."

All Souls
ICYMI: Last night's beautiful Mass of All Souls
Grief Support Group begins November 10
Information and registration, Rosanne Michaels,
Mass for the Deceased Homeless November 12
If you are unable to attend, please join in the prayer via livestream on the Cathedral's Vimeo and Facebook pages.
History Talk: Pioneer Bishop, November 23
Advent Evening of Reflection, December 2
Poem of the Week
Alfred Lord Tennyson, "In Memoriam A.H.H."

Scott Webster reads a short passage from Tennyson's masterpiece and Corinna Laughlin provides context and commentary.
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Seattle, WA 98104