Cathedral Bulletin | July 8, 2020
Welcome back to Public Mass!
Hesitant about returning to public Mass? Father Ryan offers an overview of changes which have been made for your safety during the coronavirus pandemic
Public Mass on Saturday, July 11 at 5:30pm
We are pleased again to be able celebrate Mass publicly this coming weekend. The Mass will be on Saturday, July 11, at 5:30pm in the Cathedral. Because of the ongoing pandemic, the gathering is limited to 200 persons and registration is required. We have put many precautions in place to make sure the celebration is 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 to attend the Mass, 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. 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 remain together.

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:

  •  There will be no congregational singing because singing increases the risk of transmitting of the virus.
  •  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. 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 Sunday
Sunday, July 12, 2020
MASS with Archbishop Etienne
Streamed on the Archdiocese of Seattle Vimeo/Facebook pages

MASS with Father Ryan

Livestream Musical Prayer this Thursday
Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 6:30pm
Musical Prayer
Walter Gray, cello and Joseph Adam, organ

Online opportunities
Faith and Racial Equity: Exploring Power and Privilege
Mondays beginning August 3, 6:30pm-9:00pm, via ZOOM

The St. James Cathedral Life, Peace and Justice Commission invites you to participate in Faith & Racial Equity: Exploring Power & Privilege , an 8-week module that awakens groups to the economic systems, public policies, cultural norms, and hidden biases that empower some and oppress others. The series will introduce participants to a framework for understanding and recognizing racial disparities in power and privilege. You will also dive into specific issues, including affirmative action, the school-to-prison pipeline, the criminal justice system, and powerful biases in media representation.
Please note that Faith and Racial Equity is not for the faint of heart! This series is for those willing to wrestle with hard questions and take an honest look at their own attitudes, assumptions, and choices. However, through spiritual grounding and community-building, participants find support and belonging throughout their journey to personal transformation and social action.
This series consists of eight 2½-hour Zoom sessions which include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. There will also be a retreat to build community and Scriptural grounding. Reading materials cost approximately $40. Scholarships available.
To learn more about this series, visit .
Information or Registration : Patrick Barredo, Director of Social Outreach & Advocacy, or 206-619-2879.
Grief Support Group | begins August 4
Are you grieving the death of someone close to you? Grief and loss can have a significant impact on our lives long after the death of the person we love. The grieving process has no timeline and is unique to each individual, but meeting with others who are going through a similar experience can provide support and help us cope.
You are invited to join this 8-week grief support group facilitated by St. James Cathedral Staff Nancy Granger and Rosanne Michaels. The group will gather via Zoom on eight Tuesdays, August 4 through September 22, 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Take Another Look | begins July 27
Have you drifted away from the practice of your faith? This program is an invitation to "take another look" at the Catholic Church. The program begins Monday, July 27 and will run for five Monday evenings from 6:30pm--8:30pm, on Zoom.

Poem of the Week
"The Kingdom of God"
Scott Webster reads and Corinna Laughlin reflects on
Francis Thompson's poem
Annual Catholic Appeal: Progress Report
A huge thank you to all who have made their gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal. We have now received 588 pledges totaling $474,055—which is quite amazing! At this point, every dollar that is donated will come directly to the parish to support our Cathedral ministries. This year we intend to use the rebate to help offset the losses we have experienced as a result of the suspension of public Masses. We have set our rebate goal at $200,000, and we still need to raise $97,233 to hit that number.

Please note that the online giving page does not always work with Microsoft Edge, so please try another browser if you have difficulties processing a gift.
St. James Cathedral
804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104