Liturgy Photo Album


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Christmas, 2007 at St. James
Tuesday, December 25, 2007.  We celebrated the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord--otherwise known as Christmas!  Click here to read or listen to Father Ryan's homily; click here to view the photo album.

Conclusion of our Centennial Celebration
December 22, 2007.  We marked the centennial of the dedication of St. James Cathedral and the conclusion of our three-year centennial observance at the 5:30pm Mass.  Archbishop Brunett blessed a new historic marker in the Archbishop Murphy Courtyard following the Mass. Click here for the complete album.  Click here for a listing of all our Centennial events, beginning in November 2004!

Simbang Gabi
December 8, 2007.  Simbang Gabi Mass with the Filipino Community.  Click here to view the album.

Immaculate Conception
December 7, 2007.  Vigil of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.

Father Maganano's 40th
Monday, December 3, 2007.  Father Paul Magnano, Vicar for Clergy, celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

Madre de las Americas
Saturday, December 1, 2007.  Celebration of Madre de las Americas--Mother of the Americas--with the Hispanic communities of Western Washington.  Click here for more photos.

Thanksgiving Day Mass
Thursday, November 22, 2007.  At Mass on Thanksgiving Day, we bring gifts of non-perishable food items forward to the altar.  They are incensed along with the gifts of bread and wine.  Read Father Ryan's homily here.

Deacon Ordinations
Saturday, November 17, 2007.  Archbishop Brunett ordained twenty-one men to the permanent Diaconate.  Click here to view the album.

Forest Ridge Centennial
Friday, November 16, 2007.  Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart celebrated its Centennial today with a special Mass in the Cathedral.

First Sunday Youth Celebration
Sunday, November 4, 2007.  At the First Sunday Youth Celebration, Cathedral children carried images of their favorite saints in procession.  Click here to view the album.

Solemn Mass of All Souls
Friday, November 2, 2007.  The Solemn Mass of All Souls with Mozart's Requiem sung by the Cathedral Choir of St. James.  Click here to view the album.  Click here to hear the chanting of the Gospel and Father Ryan's homily.

Archbishop Brunett's 10th Anniversary
Monday, October 29, 2007.  Archbishop Brunett gathered with dozens of priests and some 500 faithful to celebrate his 10th anniversary of appointment to the Archdiocese of Seattle.

First Sunday Youth Celebration
Sunday, October 7, 2007.  At the First Sunday Youth Celebration, Father Brant blesses all the children and catechists as they start a new year of Sunday school.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007.  At the 5:30pm Mass, a new group of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion were commissioned to serve at Mass and take communion to the sick and the homebound.  Click here to view more photos.


Sunday, September 16, 2007.  At the 10 o'clock Mass we celebrated Sister Anne and Sister Claudette on the occasion of their retirement and gave thanks for the many gifts they have brought to our parish over the last twenty-five years.  Click here to see more pictures; click here to read Father Ryan's homily.

Jennifer Dunn Memorial Service
Wednesday, September 12, 2007.  St. James Cathedral hosted a funeral service for Jennifer Dunn, former Representative to the U.S. Congress for the 8th Congressional District.

Father Bawyn 25th Anniversary
Tuesday, August 28, 2007.  Father Tony Bawyn celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood at the 5:30pm Mass. 

Feast of St James
July 29, 2007.  Father Ryan preaches at our parish celebration of our patronal feast.  Read his homily here.  View the album here.

Centennial Mass of Thanksgiving
July 25, 2007.  The unforgettable Centennial Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated by Archbishop Brunett.  Click here to see photos of the celebration; click here for pictures of the preparations.  Click here to read Archbishop Brunett's homily.

Mass for Deceased Bishops
Monday, June 25, 2007.  Archbishop Brunett offered Mass in memory of the deceased bishops of this Archdiocese, and especially for Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy, who died on June 26, 1997.

Corpus Christi Procession
Sunday, June 10, 2007.  The annual Corpus Christi Procession was especially wonderful this year.  Click here to view the album.

Seattle University Baccalaureate
Saturday, June 9.  Seattle University Baccalaureate Mass.  Mortarboards came in handy to keep off the rain!

Ordinations to the Priesthood
Saturday, June 9.   Gary Lazzeroni and Mel Strazizich were ordained to the priesthood.  Click here to view the album.  Click here to view photos of Father Gary's first Mass!

Holy Names Academy Baccalaureate 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007.  Every year, Holy Names Academy celebrates its Baccalaureate Mass at St. James.

O'Dea High School Baccalaureate 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007.  O'Dea High School celebrated its 82nd annual Baccalaureate Mass in the Cathedral.  Congratulations, class of 2007!

Pentecost Vespers
May 27, 2007.  Solemn Vespers of Pentecost marks the
conclusion of the joyful season of Easter.

Pentecost 2007
May 27, 2007.  PENTECOST. 
We celebrate the birthday of the Church.  Click here to read Father Ryan's homily for today.

First Communion 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007. 
Seventeen children received Holy Communion for the first time today.  Click here to view the album.

May Crowning
Sunday, May 6, 2007. 
Following the Noon Mass, the children of the parish prayed the rosary with Father Ryan.  The rosary concluded with the crowning of the image of Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom, in the Archbishop Murphy Courtyard.  Click here to see more photos.

Confirmations 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007. 
Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Student Recognition Ceremony
Friday, April 27, 2007. 
The annual Student Recognition Ceremony gathers 7th graders from Catholic Schools across Western Washington.

Virginia Tech Mass
Friday, April 20, 2007. 
A special Mass was offered in memory of the victims of the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech University.  Father Stephen Sundborg, president of Seattle University, preached at the Mass.  Read his remarks here.

Cabrini Ministry Graduation
Monday, April 16, 2007. 
Father Ryan presided at a special Mass honoring those from many parishes who have completed the Cabrini Ministry Training program.

Yom HaShoah
Thursday, April 12, 2007. 
Yom HaShoah: Remembering the Holocaust. We gather with our Jewish brothers and sisters to remember and pray. Click here to view the album.

Washing of the Feet
Holy Thursday
, April 5, 2007.  Archbishop Brunett washes the feet of a parishioner.  Click here to view the album of the Sacred Triduum of the Lord.

Palm Sunday at St. James
Palm Sunday, 2007.
  Holy Week begins!  Click here to view the album.

Chrism Mass 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007.
  The Chrism Mass was celebrated in the Cathedral.  At this Mass, the oils are blessed for use in parishes throughout Western Washington in the coming year.

Scrutiny of the Elect
Saturday, March 10, 2007. 
The First Scrutiny of the Elect was celebrated at the 5:30pm Mass.

Rite of Penance for Candidates
Sunday, March 4, 2007.
  At the Noon Mass, we celebrated the Penitential Rite for Candidates for Full Communion.  We also welcomed Father Tom Marti, MM, who is now in residence at the Cathedral.  Welcome, Father Marti!

Rite of Election Seattle
Thursday, February 22, 2007. 
At the Rite of Election, the catechumens who will be baptized at Easter Vigil are formally called to the Sacraments of Easter.  They will now be called Elect and will be distinguished by the brown robes they will wear to the Sunday Mass.


Wednesday, February 21, 2007. 
We marked the beginning of the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday and the traditional blessing and imposition of ashes.  "Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel."


Sunday, February 4, 2007. 
At the First Sunday Youth Celebration, the children gather with Father Ryan for a special candle-lighting honoring Jesus' presentation in the temple.  The candles were blessed on the Feast of the Presentation, February 2.


Saturday, January 27. 
Children celebrating their First Reconciliation gather around the font with Father Ryan and bless themselves with the holy water that recalls their baptism.  Many of these children were baptized in this font!


Wednesday, January 24, 2007
.  City-Wide Prayer for Christian Unity.  Click here to view the album.


Sunday, January 21, 2007.  Santo Ni
o Celebration.  Click here to view the album.


January 7, 2007.  Epiphany.  At each of the Masses, the Epiphany Proclamation is sung.  This traditional chant looks ahead to the great feast of the coming year, especially Easter, "the year's culmination."  Click here for an album of photos of the colorful Epiphany celebration at St. James.

Photos by M. Laughlin St. James Cathedral, Seattle.  All rights reserved.


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