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Saturday, December 24, 2012. We celebrated a wonderful Christmas at St. James Cathedral. Click here for the album.


Sunday, December 16, 2012.  We celebrated our annual service of Readings and Carols, led by the children of our parish--musicians, readers, and altar servers.  Click here for the album.



Saturday, December 15, 2012.  Hundreds gathered at the Cathedral for the traditional Filipino celebration of Simbang Gabi. Click here for the album.


Sunday, December 9, 2012.  Archbishop Sartain celebrated the Noon Mass on the 2nd Sunday of Advent.


Sunday, December 2, 2012.  Father Ryan offered a special blessing of children for the feast of St. Nicholas.


Saturday, December 1, 2012
. Our great annual celebration of Madre de las Americas brought together Hispanic communities from around the Archdiocese of Seattle.  Click here for an album.


Sunday, November 11, 2012.  Special thanks to Mairead Corrigan, who reminded us this Sacrificial Giving Sunday what St. James Cathedral is all about.


Thursday, November 8, 2012.  At the annual Mass for the Deceased Homeless, we gather in the courtyard as the Cathedral's great bell is tolled 57 times for the fifty-seven men and women who died on our streets in the past year.  Click here to read Patty Bowman's reflection for this Mass.


Sunday, November 4, 2012.  At the conclusion of the Noon Mass, we bade farewell to Marianne Cote, who is retiring after more than thirty-four years at St. James Cathedral.


Sunday, November 4, 2012.  Father Ryan baptized twelve beautiful children at the 10:00am Mass.


Friday, November 2, 2012. We celebrated the Solemnity of All Souls with a special Mass at 7:30pm, during which the Cathedral Choir and chamber orchestra performed Mozart's sublime RequiemPhoto by Ed DeAlbuquerque.


Saturday, October 27, 2012.  Archbishop Sartain ordained twenty-two men to the Permanent Diaconate for service in the Archdiocese of Seattle.  Congratulations, Deacons!  Click here for the album.



Sunday, September 30, 2012.  Father Ryan blessed a new shrine in honor of Blessed Pope John XXIII.  Click here to read Father Ryan's homily. Click here to view a photo album of the blessing; or click here to read about the creation of the shrine.


Sunday, September 23, 2012.  Father Ryan blessed the new "Esther" Organ in the Cathedral Chapel--the gift of some generous donors.


Saturday, September 22, 2012.  We celebrated the Rite of Reception into Full Communion with eight wonderful people.


Saturday, September 1, 2012.  We were privileged to welcome hundreds of "Vincentians" from around the country to the 5:30pm Mass. They were in Seattle for their annual national gathering.


Sunday, July 29, 2012.  We celebrated the Feast of St. James with a festive picnic on Terry Avenue.  Click here for the album.


Sunday, July 22, 2012.  Parishioners participating in Camino Seattle made a rosary pilgrimage following the 10:00am Mass, walking from St. James, to Seattle University, Immaculate Conception Church, Holy Names Academy, and St. Joseph's Church, and back again!  (Photo by Ward Johnson)


Sunday, July 8, 2012.  Four beautiful children were baptized at the Noon Mass.


Sunday, June 17, 2012.  Jim Savage conducts the 104-member All Parish Choir.


Sunday, June 10, 2012.  We celebrated the great feast of Corpus Christi with a festive procession around the block and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Click here for the album.


Saturday, June 9, 2012.  We celebrated the Seattle University Baccalaureate Mass with SU's Class of 2012.


Saturday, June 9, 2012.  Archbishop Sartain ordained Jose M. Alvarez to the priesthood.
Click here for the album.


Sunday, June 3, 2012.  Nearly two hundred people joined in a walk from Saint Mark's Cathedral to St. James Cathedral. Click here for the album.


Sunday, June 3, 2012.  What better day to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism than Trinity Sunday?


Friday, June 1, 2012. Our weekly ecumenical Taizé Prayer was dedicated to prayer for the healing of our city in the wake of the terrible violence of the past week.


Wednesday, May 30, 2012. We celebrated the 87th Annual Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation with the Class of 2012 of O'Dea High School.  Congratulations, gentlemen--especially our own parishioners Francisco Montague and Justin Phillips!


Sunday, May 27, 2012.  On Pentecost, we celebrated the Rite of Reception with four wonderful people.


Thursday, May 24, 2012.  We celebrated the Holy Names Academy Baccalaureate with one hundred and fifty-nine bright, motivated, and faith-filled members of the Class of 2012.  Congratulations, graduates!


Sunday, May 20, 2012. The children of the parish prayed the rosary following the Noon Mass.  The rosary procession concluded with the crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Sunday, May 20, 2012. St. James Cathedral was privileged to host a beautiful icon of Christ’s Resurrection. The icon, written by Yakov Prokofiev of St. Petersburg, was commissioned by the St. Petersburg Seattle Sister Churches Board to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their program, which encourages friendly relations between churches in Seattle and St. Petersburg. The icon was blessed by Metropolitan Vladimir and brought to Seattle in the summer of 2011. During this Easter Season, it has traveled around the Pacific Northwest to churches of many Christian denominations. Special thanks to Jane and Dick Carter for making the icon available to St. James.


Monday, May 14, 2012.  A unique moment in the life of the Cathedral parish: our parishioner Jerry Cronkhite professes vows as a hermit.  Jerry will live a life of poverty, chastity and obedience in the world.


Saturday, May 12, 2012.  Archbishop Sartain confirmed twenty-one of our young people and adults at the 5:30pm Mass. Click here for the album.



Sunday, May 6, 2012.  Twenty-eight beautiful children celebrated their First Holy Communion today.  Click here for the album!


Saturday, May 5, 2012.  Father Ryan baptized three beautiful infants at the 5:30pm Mass.


Sunday, April 29, 2012.  We celebrated Scout Emblem Sunday with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from around Western Washington, who came to the Cathedral to receive special badges for prayer and outstanding service to the community.


Saturday, April 28, 2012.  Spring and summer are wedding season at St. James!  Congratulations to Eleanor Knopp and Ivan Kerbel!


Saturday, April 7, 2012.  Eleven adults were baptized at the great Easter Vigil.  Click here for the complete album of the Sacred Triduum and Easter.


Sunday, April 1, 2012.  Palm Sunday marked the beginning of Holy Week, the greatest week of the Church's year.  Click here for the album.


Thursday, March 29, 2012.  We celebrated the annual Chrism Mass with Archbishop Sartain.  Click here for the album.



Saturday, March 10, 2012.  We celebrated the first of three Scrutiny rites with our Elect.


Sunday, March 4, 2012.  At our First Sunday Youth Celebration, children carried in procession images of the saints, our companions on the journey of Lent.


Thursday, February 23, 2012.  At the Rite of Election, those preparing for baptism at the great Easter Vigil are introduced to the Archbishop and record their names in the Book of the Elect.


Sunday, February 19, 2012.  Three wonderful people made their Profession of Faith and were received into Full Communion.


Sunday, February 19, 2012.  On the last Sunday before Lent began, the children of the parish participated in a special "Farewell to the Alleluia" at the Noon Mass.


Sunday, February 5, 2012.  At our First Sunday Youth Celebration, children carry lighted candles in the entrance procession.  The candles were blessed on February 2, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012.  Father Ryan preached at the annual Countywide Observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  This year, the celebration was held at the First AME Church in Seattle.  Click here to read Father Ryan's homily on this occasion.


Sunday, January 22, 2012.  During the celebration of baptism at the Noon Mass, Father Ryan invites children to come gather around the font.


Saturday, January 21, 2012.  We celebrated our annual Mass to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to give thanks for the presence of African American and African Catholics in the Archdiocese of Seattle.  Click here for the album.


Thursday, January 19, 2012.  The snow continued to fall, effectively shutting down the city.  Click here for an album of the Cathedral in the snow.



Sunday, January 15, 2012.  We celebrated the Santo Nino--Holy Child Jesus with a festive procession, blessing of images of the Child Jesus, and a huge fiesta in Cathedral Hall--all in spite of the snow!  Click here for the album.


Friday and Saturday, January 13 and 14, 2012. We were privileged to host Pacific MusicWorks' production of Carissimi Prophets, four short sacred dramas of the 17th century.  Click here for the album.


Sunday, January 8, 2012.  We celebrated the great feast of Epiphany.  Click here for the album.





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