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Friday, December 24, 2004.  Vigil Mass of Christmas.  During the gloria, a star descends from the oculus of the Cathedral.  For more images of Christmas celebrations at St. James, click here.


Sunday, December 19, 2004.  Advent Readings and Carols.  The traditional vigil service alternates readings from the Scriptures with carols and choral music by the Cathedral's young musicians.  With youth readers and servers, more than 100 Cathedral children participated in this wonderful annual event.


Saturday, December 11, 2004.  Representatives of parishes from throughout western Washington gathered for Simbang Gabi.  At this Mass the Archbishop blesses the hand-crafted parols, or lanterns, symbolic of the light of Christ.  See more pictures of this colorful celebration here.


Saturday, December 4, 2004.  The celebration of Madre de las Americas, Mother of the Americas, gathers Hispanic communities from throughout the Archdiocese for a colorful celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Each year a dramatic reenactment of Our Lady's appearance to Juan Diego at Tepeyac is followed by a solemn Mass celebrated by Archbishop Brunett, and a great fiesta in Cathedral Hall.  Click here for more images of this unique celebration.


Thanksgiving Day, 2004.  The baskets are not handed along the pews at this Mass; instead, the people come forward to the altar with gifts of food to be distributed to the poor.  By the end of the procession, the altar is nearly engulfed in bags!  Happy Thanksgiving!


Sunday, November 21, 2004.  The Solemnity of Christ the King and the Conclusion of the Parish Centennial.  Click here to view more photos of the week-long celebration.


Sunday, November 14, 2004.  St. James Cathedral parish, founded by Bishop Edward John O'Dea on November 13, 1904, celebrates its 100th birthday!  Click here to view more photos of the week-long celebration.

First Sunday Youth Celebration
Sunday, October 3, 2004.  At the Noon Mass, we celebrated our First Sunday Youth Celebration.  All the children present gathered with their catechists around Father Ryan's chair for a special blessing.  "Hear our prayers for these young people: Send your blessing upon them!"  Click here to see more pictures of this fun celebration.


Sunday, October 3, 2004.  10 a.m. Mass: The Rite of Reception into Full Communion.  "The Lord has sought and summoned them in many ways, and they have answered in your presence."  Click here to see more photos of this celebration.  Photo by Stephen Pace.


Wednesday, September 29, 2004Mourning, Penitence and Hope: An Interfaith Prayer of Remembrance.  Representatives from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faith traditions gathered to pray in remembrance of all who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and since in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  After prayer in the Cathedral, all processed downtown to the war memorial at Benaroya Hall.  Prayers were offered here and a wreath was placed at the memorial.  Click here to read excerpts from this worship service.


Monday, September 27, 2004.  Walter Cardinal Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, presides at Mass in the Cathedral.  He is assisted by Archbishop Brunett, Father Ryan, and priests of the Archdiocese.  In his homily Cardinal Kasper spoke about the need to seek Christian Unity through dialogue and understanding.


Saturday, September 25, 2004.  The investiture of Knights and Ladies into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre.  About 300 members of the order from all over the West Coast participated.  The Order of the Holy Sepulchre is dedicated to supporting ministries in the Holy Land.


Sunday, July 25, 2004.  At the celebration of our patronal feast day, St. James "the Greatest" made an appearance at the conclusion of Mass.  He is 18 feet high, wears a scallop shell on his breast, and carries a traditional pilgrim's gourd. 


Sunday, May 30, 2004.  The Solemnity of Pentecost.  Father Ryan preaches to the assembly at the 10:00am Mass. 

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