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Palm Sunday 2013
Palm Sunday:  The 10:00am Mass begins with the traditional procession of palms.
Tyrone Heade, Cathedral Piper, welcomes us to O'Dea Gym.

Palm Sunday 2013
Two of our Elect help hand out bulletins and songsheets in the gym.  The Elect are those chosen or "elected" for the Easter sacraments:  they will be baptized and confirmed and receive Holy Communion for the first time at the Easter Vigil, less than one week from today.

Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday 2013
Father Ryan welcomes those gathered at O'Dea, and encourages us all to participate
actively in the procession, which is such a well-loved part of our Catholic tradition. 

Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday 2013
The Cathedral Brass:  "Christ Jesus, Victor!  Christ Jesus, Ruler!  Christ Jesus, Lord and Redeemer!"

Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday 2013
The Archbishop arrives at O'Dea.  A special thanks to Principal Jim Walker and to the O'Dea community for making the gym available to us for the procession year after year!

Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday 2013
Archbishop Sartain blesses the palms before the procession.

Palm Sunday 2013
The men of the Cathedral Choir prepare the way, lining the procession route.

Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday 2013
A young server carries the incense...

Palm Sunday 2013
...while her sister carries the icon representing the Lord's entry into Jerusalem.

Palm Sunday 2013
"Hosanna in excelsis!"

Palm Sunday 2013
Father Ryan and Archbishop Sartain greet people as they enter the Cathedral
in this joyful procession.

Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday 2013
At the Noon Mass, the children of the Youth Music Program lead us in joyful "Hosannas."

Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday 2013
They sing the traditional antiphon for Palm Sunday:  "The Hebrew children, holding branches of palms in their hands, cried aloud to the Son of God."

Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday 2013

Palm Sunday 2013
The children of our Faith Formation programs lead the way in the entrance at the Noon Mass.

Palm Sunday 2013
The blessing of palms at the Sunday Evening Mass.

Palm Sunday 2013
The cherry blossoms in front of the Cathedral bloomed just in time for Palm Sunday!


 

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Seattle, Washington  98104
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