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Bishop Edward J. O'Dea
In November, 2004, St. James Cathedral launched a three-year centennial celebration, marking the centennial of three great moments in our history:  the founding of the Cathedral Parish (November 13, 1904), the laying of the cornerstone (November 12, 1905), and the dedication of the Cathedral (December 22, 1907).  We have observed these milestones with special Masses and ecumenical prayers; with educational events, parades and building projects.  Use the links below to explore past centennial events.

2004-2005  The Centennial of the Cathedral Parish

November 13-21, 2004
The Big Cathedral Fair

SUNDAY, January 23, 2005
Celebration of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

View the Photo Album

FRIDAY and SATURDAY, February 4-5, 2005
GREAT MUSIC for a GREAT CATHEDRAL

 View the Photo Album
 Go backstage

Sunday, April 17, 2005
Our RENAISSANCE TREASURE Comes Home

 View the Photo Album
Di Bicci Speaks! Visit the interactive feature
View stunning before and after pictures

Sunday, November 13, 2005
The Dedication of the PASTORAL CARE CENTER

 In Your Midst Read the Centennial "souvenir" issue
The History of the Cathedral Convent
The Pastoral Care Center: Under Construction
The Dedication of the Pastoral Care Center
Your Guide to the Pastoral Care Center (PDF)
View before and after photos of Cathedral Hall
Read more about the Centennial Campaign

2005-2006  A Year of Prayer and Renewal

We began our Year of prayer and Renewal by renewing the promises of our baptism, committing ourselves to live out those promises as active members of this great parish.  The year was full of special events and opportunities for prayer.

Sunday, November 20, 2005 The Year of PRAYER and RENEWAL Begins
View a photo album
Explore the Gospel in Glass--the Cathedral's East Apse Windows
Vision Statement: Christ our Cornerstone

December, 2005 The 40th Anniversary of the Conclusion of the Second Vatican Council
 Archbishop Hunthausen shares stories of his experience of the Council

Read about the history of the Council from the Seattle perspective in a series of essays by Corinna Laughlin, Director of Liturgy

Preparations for the Council
The First Session
The Second Session
The Third Session
Renewal of the liturgy in the Archdiocese of Seattle
 The Fourth Session 

December 25, 2005
The Nativity of the Lord
A Christmas Novena
  Christmas Journey: A Pilgrimage of Prayer through the Cathedral
Visit the Christmas Crib


Lent and Easter, 2006

Pilgrimage to Rome with the Cathedral Choir March 14-23, 2006
Pray the Stations of the Cross online March 1, 2006
 Day of Reconciliation April 1, 2006
 Preparing for the Sacrament of Penance
Album: Holy Week 2006  April 9-16, 2006
Mystery of Faith  Eastertide 2006

May 21, 2006
The new courtyard is dedicated in honor of Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy

Album: Dedication of the Murphy Courtyard  May 21, 2006
Album: The new Courtyard nears completion! December 29, 2005

Summer 2006

Choir Camp 2006  August 7-11, 2006
Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher: A Life in Pictures August, 2006
This House of Prayer August, 2006

October 2006

Ave Maria! How to Pray the Rosary  October, 2006
Biloxi Mission: Journal and Pictures October 25, 2006
Album: Experiencing the Spirit of Taizé October 4-7, 2006

2006-2007  The Centennial of St. James Cathedral

December 24, 2006
Solemn beginning of the Centennial Year 2007 at Midnight Mass

December 31, 2006
Mozart at 250: St. James at 100  Gala New Year’s Eve Concert in celebration of the Centennial

January 24, 2007  7:00pm
City-Wide Prayer for Christian Unity
co-sponsored by the Church Council of Greater Seattle

 View the album

February 16-17, 2007  8:00pm
Great Music for Great Cathedrals The annual spectacular returns

Album: Great Music for Great Cathedrals

March 24, 2007  10am-5pm
Day of Reconciliation

April 12, 2007  7:00pm
Yom HaShoah: Remembering the Holocaust

Read more information
View the album

July 25, 2007
Centennial Mass of Thanksgiving

 Album: Centennial Mass of Thanksgiving
Album: Preparing for the Centennial
Read the article in the Seattle P-I
Read the article in the Seattle Times
In Your Midst: Centennial Souvenir Issue
All Parish Photo ANIMATION
All-New DVD History of St. James Cathedral
  100+ parishes participating in the Centennial
Praying our Way to the Centennial

September 10, 2007
First Annual St. James Cathedral Lecture
The Upside-Down Church: Ten Mega-Trends Shaping the Catholic Church in the 21st Century
John L. Allen, Jr., special guest speaker

December 22-23, 2007
The Centennial of the Dedication of St. James Cathedral and the conclusion of our Centennial observance

Album: Conclusion of our Centennial Celebration

 

 

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