Liturgy Photo Album


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Wednesday, December 24, 2008.  The Nativity of the Lord.  Click here for the Christmas album.  Click here to read Father Ryan's homily.


Monday, December 22, 2008.  We were happy to welcome back our own parishioner Todd Strange, recently ordained a deacon and due to be ordained a priest this coming June.  Todd served as Deacon at the Solemnity of the Dedication of the Cathedral.  The cathedral is 101 years old today!


Sunday, December 21, 2008.  Our annual service of Candlelight, Carols, and Cathedral Children proceeded in spite of the snow.  Click here for the album.


Sunday, December 21, 2008.  Volunteers pitch in to clear a path to the Cathedral on this cold winter morning.  Click here for an album of photos of the Cathedral in the snow.


Saturday, December 20, 2008.  Children of our Youth Music Program practice for Candlelight, Carols and Cathedral Children to be presented on Sunday evening.


Friday, December 19, 2008.  Archbishop Brunett celebrated the 11th anniversary of his installation as Archbishop of Seattle.


Monday, December 15, 2008.  The Advent Communal Penance Service concluded with candle lighting and the singing of "O come, O come, Emmanuel!"

Simbang Gabi 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008.  Catholics from across Western Washington gathered with Archbishop Brunett for the annual Simbang Gabi celebration.  Click here for the album.

Madre de las Americas
Saturday, December 6, 2008.  Madre de las Americas is an annual celebration of Our Lady of the Americas.  Photo by Brenda Bellamy.  Click here for the album.

Thanksgiving Day '08
Thursday, November 27, 2008.  Thanksgiving Day.  We celebrated this great national holiday with a beautiful morning Mass.  At offertory time, all were invited to come forward to the altar with their gifts of non-perishable food items for the poor.


Sunday, November 23, 2008.  We celebrated the end of the liturgical year and the great feast of Christ the King.  Click here to read Father Ryan's homily.


Sunday, November 9, 2008.  This year, our annual "Sacrificial Giving" Sunday coincided with the celebration of the Dedication of St. John Lateran.  Click here for the album.

Mass for the Deceased Homeless
Monday, November 3, 2008.  On the Feast of St. Martin de Porres, we gathered for the third annual Mass in remembrance of the homeless men and women who have died on the streets of King County in the past year.  At the conclusion of the Mass, we gathered in the courtyard as the a bell tolled eighty-nine times in memory of those who died.

All Souls 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008.  On this All Souls Day, the young people of the parish joined in the entrance procession at the Noon Mass, and put names and pictures of deceased loved ones at the place of prayer over the crypt.

All Souls 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008.  We celebrated the Solemnity of All Souls with the glorious music of Mozart.  Click here for the album.


On Sunday, October 26, we welcomed Father Ron Rolheiser, OMI, who gave a talk on Spirituality and Aging, sponsored by Catholic Community Services.


On Saturday, October 11, we celebrated a Mass in honor of the 175th Anniversary of the founding of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  Click here to view the album.

First Sunday Youth Celebration
Sunday, October 6, 2008.  At the Noon Mass, children, parents, and catechists gather around Father Brant for a special blessing.

Sister Helen Prejean
Thursday, October 2, 2008.  In the evening, Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ gave the 2nd Annual St. James Cathedral Lecture:  Dead Man Walking, the Journey Continues.  More than 300 gathered in Cathedral Hall for her presentation, which was riveting and very powerful.  It was a great privilege to welcome this modern-day prophet to St. James Cathedral.

Youth Music Program
Thursday, October 2, 2008.  On the Feast of the Guardian Angels, the children of our Youth Music Program provided angelic music!  Archbishop Brunett celebrated the 5:30pm Mass, when we were privileged to welcome members of the Legatus Society from across the United States.


Sunday, September 28, 2008.  At the Sunday evening Mass, we celebrated the Rite of Reception into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church with two wonderful people.

Liturgy Day 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008.  On this Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul, the liturgical ministers of the Cathedral gathered for "Liturgy Day," a chance to get renewed in their ministries and celebrate the Eucharist together.


Sunday, September 14, 2008.  Triumph of the Cross.  Read Father Ryan's homily here.


Thursday, September 4, 2008.  The Cathedral Choir of St. James returned from their summer hiatus and gathered in the Cathedral Chapel for prayer before heading to rehearsal.

O'Dea Mass of the Holy Spirit
Wednesday, September 3, 2008.  Father Ryan celebrated a Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit with the student body and faculty of O'Dea High School as they began a new school year.

Choir Camp 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008.  Father Ryan celebrates morning praise with nearly 80 campers on the first day of Choir Camp.  Click here to visit the Choir Camp page.

Archbishop Harry Flynn
Sunday, August 10, 2008.  We were privileged to welcome Archbishop Harry Flynn, retired Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, to preside and preach at the Noon Mass.

Father Ryan preaches at St Mark's
Sunday, August 3, 2008.  Father Ryan was invited to preach this morning at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral on Capitol Hill.  Here he is thanked by Rev. Ralph Carskadden, the priest-in-charge at St. Mark's.  Click here for more images of a unique collaboration between Seattle's two "sister cathedrals."

Feast of St. James, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008.  We celebrate the feast of our patron, James the Apostle. Click here for the album.

Marriage of Nathan & Elizabeth
Saturday, July 26, 2008.  Nathan Standifer and Elizabeth Arias exchange their wedding vows.

Photo by Felma Cerezo, SP
Saturday, July 19, 2008.  The Sisters of Providence had their Jubilee celebration at St. James.  We were privileged to welcome the jubilarians, and our beloved retired Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, to the celebration.  Click here for more pictures.  Photo by Felma Cerezo, SP.

Archbishop Brunett Golden Jubilee Celebration
Tuesday, July 8, 2008.  Archbishop Brunett celebrated his Golden Jubilee of Ordination to the Priesthood.  Click here for the album.

Youth Migrant Project Blessing
Sunday, July 6, 2008.  The young people participating in the Youth Migrant Project received a special blessing at the conclusion of the Noon Mass and joined in the procession.

SS Peter & Paul, Apostles
Sunday, June 29, 2008.  We celebrated the feast of SS Peter and Paul, and the beginning of a year dedicated to the Apostle Paul.  Read Father Ryan's homily for today here.

Mass for Deceased Bishops
Thursday, June 26, 2008.  On the 11th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy, Archbishop Brunett celebrated Mass in memory of the deceased bishops and archbishops of the Archdiocese of Seattle.

Jean Vanier at St. James
On Sunday, June 22, 2008, we were privileged to welcome Jean Vanier to St. James.  Click here for an album of this memorable evening.

Jesuit Ordinations
Saturday, June 21, 2008.  Archbishop Brunett ordained four men to the priesthood for service in the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus.  Click here for the album.

Seattle University Baccalaureate Mass
Saturday, June 14, 2008.  We celebrated the Seattle University Baccalaureate.

Mass for the Deaf
Saturday, June 7, 2008.  Archbishop Brunett offered a special Mass for the deaf.  Here, cantor Dan Jinguji signs the responsorial psalm.

Ordinations to the Priesthood
Saturday, June 7, 2008.  Three men were ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Brunett.  Click here to view the album.

Holy Names Academy Baccalaureate
Thursday, May 29, 2008.  We celebrate the Holy Names Academy Baccalaureate Mass in the Cathedral this afternoon.

O'Dea High School Baccalaureate
Wednesday, May 28, 2008.  We celebrated the O'Dea High School Baccalaureate Mass in the Cathedral.


Sunday, May 25, 2008.  We celebrate the great feast of Corpus Christi with a festive procession around the block.  Click here for the album.


Saturday, May 24, 2008.  Archbishop Brunett presides at a wedding in the Cathedral.  We celebrate dozens of weddings throughout the summer months.

Benediction for Seniors
On Thursday, May 22, 2008, the seniors of our parish were invited for an annual gathering, with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the Cathedral followed by tea in the Rectory.

First Communion 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008.  Twenty-four children of our parish received Holy Communion for the first time.  Click here to view the album.

May Crowning with 4th Graders
Friday, May 16, 2008.  Fourth graders from around the Archdiocese gathered at the Cathedral for a traditional May crowning.  Click here to view the album!

Pentecost 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008.  We celebrated the great feast of Pentecost, the birthday of the Church.  Click here to view the album; click here to read Father Ryan's homily for today.


Sunday, May 4, 2008.  Scouts and Scouters from across the Archdiocese of Seattle gathered in the Cathedral for the traditional "Emblems Sunday" service.  Click here for an album with more photos.


Saturday, May 3, 2008.  30 young people and adults received the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop Joe Tyson.

Emblem Sunday
Congratulations to our thirty confirmandi!

Groundbreaking of Frederic Ozanam House
Monday, April 28, 2008.  Archbishop Brunett blessed the worksite of Frederic Ozanam House, a new residence for homeless men currently under construction at Ninth and Columbia.  Here, he holds up an icon of Frederic Ozanam, founder of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Annual Catholic Appeal 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008.  At each of the Masses, we learned about the Annual Catholic Appeal.  After Father Ryan's talk on the Appeal, a Cathedral youth attending one of the Rainbow Schools spoke about their school.

Youth Recognition Ceremony
Friday, April 25, 2008.  The Student Recognition Ceremony took place this afternoon.  Hundreds of 7th graders and their proud parents and grandparents gathered in the cathedral for this annual ceremony honoring academic excellence as well as outstanding leadership in faith, co-curricular activities, and more.

Rite of Reception into Full Communion
Sunday, April 20, 2008.  We welcomed eleven young people into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church.  They made a profession of faith, were confirmed, and received holy Communion for the the first time.

Choir of the Madeleine
Sunday, April 13, 2008.  We were privileged to welcome the extraordinary Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine from Salt Lake City.  They sang at the Noon Mass and also presented a sacred music concert in the Cathedral in the evening.

First Sunday Youth Celebration, April 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008.  At today's First Sunday Youth Celebration, Father Ryan invited the children present to lead the assembly in renewing the promises of their baptism.

Easter Morning at St. James
Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008.  Click here for more photos; click here to read (or listen to!) Father Ryan's homily.


The Night of Holy Thursday
March 20-23, 2008.  The Sacred Triduum of the Lord.  Click here for the album.

Palm Sunday 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008.  Palm Sunday.  Holy Week begins.  Here, the reading of the passion of the Lord according to St. Matthew.  Click here for the album.

Father Robert Barron preaches at Chrism Mass
Wednesday, March 10, 2008.  Father Robert Barron preached at Chrism Mass this year.  Click here for the album.

Pilgrimage from White Center
Saturday, March 8, 2008.  Each Lent Holy Family Parish in White Center makes a pilgrimage to the Cathedral--on foot!  They left Holy Family about 7:00am and arrived at the Cathedral at Noon.  This year the group was more than 200 strong!

Scrutiny of the Elect
Sunday, March 2, 2008.  At the Noon Mass, we celebrated a special rite of anointing with the oil of catechumens for the five young people preparing for baptism at the Easter Vigil.

Scrutiny of the Elect
Sunday, March 2, 2008.  We celebrated the Second Scrutiny with our Elect at the 10:00am Mass.

Biloxi Mission
Monday, February 25, 2008.  Father Ryan blessed a group of parishioners who will be heading next week to Biloxi, Mississippi, to help in the continued effort to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  Click here for a prayer for our Biloxi team!

Stations of the Cross with Children
Sunday, February 24, 2008.  After the Noon Mass, the children of the parish prayed the Stations of the Cross with Father Ryan.  Click here to pray the Stations online.

First Scrutiny of the Elect
Saturday, February 23, 2008.  We celebrated the First Scrutiny with our Elect at the 5:30pm Vigil Mass.

Rite of Election 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008.  The Rite of Election gathers people from across the Archdiocese--those preparing for baptism and for full communion with the Catholic Church and their sponsors.  The catechumens chosen for the Easter sacraments sign their names in the Book of the Elect.  From now until Easter they will be called "the Elect."  Meet our fifteen Elect here.

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday, February 6, 2008.  We began the holy season of Lent with the blessing and imposition of ashes.

Deacon David Olsen
Saturday and Sunday, February 2 and 3, 2008.  Deacon David Olsen preached for the first time at St. James at all Masses this weekend.  You can read his homily here.  Welcome, David!

First Sunday Youth Celebration Feb 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008.  Our First Sunday Youth Celebration at the Noon Mass began at the font as the children of the parish lit tapers in honor of yesterday's feast.

Presentation of the Lord
Saturday, February 2, 2008.  We celebrated the Presentation of the Lord Jesus in the Temple, with the traditional blessing of candles at the beginning of Mass.  The Mass marked the conclusion of "Liturgy Day," an annual gathering of E.M.s, Ushers, Emmaus Companions, and Readers.

Rite of Reception into Full Communion
Sunday, January 27, 2008.  At the 10:00am Mass, we celebrated the Rite of Reception into Full Communion with fifteen wonderful people.

Santo Nino Celebration 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008.  We celebrate Santo Nino-Holy Child with a special blessing at the Noon Mass and a fiesta.

Epiphany of the Lord
Sunday, January 6, 2008.  We celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord.  Click here to listen to Father Ryan's homily; click here to listen to the Epiphany Proclamation.  Click here to view the photo album.


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