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Wednesday, December 25, 2013.  We celebrate the Nativity of the Lord!  Click here for the album.


Sunday, December 22, 2013.  We celebrated the traditional service of Readings and Carols, concluding with the singing of Silent Night by candlelight.  Click here for the albumPhoto by Ted Ipsen.


Saturday, December 14, 2013.  We celebrated Simbang Gabi, the beginning of the traditional Filipino Advent novena of Masses in preparation for Christmas. Click here for the album.



Saturday, December 7, 2013.  Each year at the beginning of Advent, the Cathedral hosts the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas.  This celebration brings together people from across western Washington, and is coordinated by Isaac Govea of the Hispanic Ministry Office of the Archdiocese.  Click here for the album.


Saturday, November 30, 2013.  We began the joyful season of Advent with the traditional lighting of the Advent wreath.


Friday, November 22, 2013.  Many gathered for a special Mass in memory of the victims of the catastrophic Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.


Thursday, November 7, 2013.  A special Mass honored and remembered the eighty-five homeless persons who died on our streets in the past year.

 
Sunday, November 3, 2013.  The children of the parish celebrated All Saints Day by carrying images of their favorite saints in the entrance procession.


Friday, November 1, 2013.  We celebrated the solemn Mass of All Souls with Mozart's Requiem. During this beautiful liturgy, the books of the dead--including the names of all those parishioners who have died in the past year--are carried in procession.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013.  We celebrated a special service in remembrance of firefighters who died in the line of duty, in conjunction with a national gathering of firefighter chaplains from across the country.


Saturday, October 5, 2013.  Father Bryan Dolejsi, Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Seattle, offered a special Mass for vocations in the Cathedral.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013.  We celebrated the Funeral Mass of Father William Gallagher, Cathedral pastor from 1973-1988.


Sunday, September 22, 2013.  We
welcomed Archbishop Niederauer, Archbishop Emeritus of San Francisco, who celebrated a special Mass with the Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Click here for the album.


Saturday, September 14, 2013.  Four beautiful infants were baptized at the 5:30pm Mass.


Saturday, September 14, 2013.  We welcomed a very special relic of St. Therese of Lisieux: her writing desk! Click here for the album.


Saturday, September 7, 2013. In response to Pope Francis' call for a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria, St. James Cathedral partnered with Temple de Hirsch Sinai, St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, and the Church Council of Greater Seattle to sponsor an interfaith prayer and procession for peace.  Some 300 people joined in a procession along Madison Street from St. James Cathedral to Temple de Hirsch Sinai.


Saturday, September 7, 2013.  Our annual Liturgy Day gathered the Cathedral's hundreds of liturgical ministers--Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Ushers, Emmaus Companions, Altar Servers, as well as members of the Cathedral Choir and Women's Schola, for a day of reflection and renewal. Our keynote was offered by the Archdiocese of Seattle's new Director of Liturgy, Andrew Casad, who spoke about the liturgical minister as the "icon" of Christ.


August 12-18, 2013.  Our Schola Cantorum Choir Camp wound up a wonderful week by providing splendid music at the 10:00am Mass.  Click here to relive the Choir Camp adventure.


Sunday, July 28, 2013.  We celebrated the Feast of St. James with special solemnity, and with a parish picnic.  Click here for the album.



Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Archbishop Sartain and his classmates from the North American College class of 1978 celebrated their 35th Anniversary of Ordination with Mass at the Cathedral. Congratulations, Archbishop Sartain!


Sunday, July 14, 2013.  Five beautiful children were baptized at the 10:00am Mass.


Saturday, June 29, 2013.  Archbishop Sartain celebrated Mass with the graduates of Christifideles, an important program which enables lay ministers to complete Masters' Degrees at the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University.


Sunday, June 16, 2013.  We celebrated the Sacrament of Baptism with eleven beautiful children at the Noon Mass.  Happy Father's Day!


Saturday, June 15, 2013.  We celebrated the Seattle University Baccalaureate with the graduating class of 2013.


Saturday, June 8, 2013.  We celebrate the ordination of Deacon Mark Kiszelewski to the priesthood.  Click here for the album.


Sunday, June 2, 2013.  We celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi with a festive procession around the block following the 10:00am Mass.  Click here for the album.



Wednesday, May 30, 2013.  We celebrated the O'Dea Baccalaureate Mass, Class of 2013.  Congratulations, gentlemen! "Live Jesus in our hearts forever."


Sunday, May 26, 2013. We celebrated the Rite of Reception into Full Communion with seven wonderful people. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith.


Thursday, May 23, 2013.  We celebrated the Holy Names Academy Baccalaureate.  Congratulations, Class of 2013!


Sunday, May 19, 2013.  One hundred and twenty-one volunteer flautists helped us celebrate Pentecost with the haunting music of Henry Brant.


Thursday, May 16, 2013.  Dr. Massimo Faggioli, a brilliant young scholar of the Second Vatican Council, spoke about the "battle for meaning" over interpretation of the Council, and touched on what the future holds in light of the recent election of Pope Francis. Dr. Faggioli's presence at the Cathedral was made possible by the parish of All Saints in Puyallup.


Thursday, May 16, 2013.  Around sixty senior parishioners gathered in the Cathedral Rectory for a lovely tea--complete with cucumber sandwiches!


Friday, May 10, 2013.  Lay ministers from around the Archdiocese gathered in the Cathedral for a special Mass celebrating the gifts lay ministers bring to the Church. The beautiful banners were created by Michelle Clinton of St. Michael Parish, Olympia.

First Communion
Sunday, May 5, 2013.  We celebrated First Holy Communion with twenty-nine beautiful (and very excited!) children. Click here for the album.



Wednesday, May 1, 2013.  Five Christian Brothers renewed their vows in the presence of the O'Dea community during a special Mass honoring their founder, Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice.


Monday, April 29, 2013.  Father Ryan took part in an interfaith press conference calling for an end to the gun violence that plagues our city and our nation. "We need to do more than just wring our hands about the terrible things that happen. We can no longer wait to take action."


Wednesday, April 17, 2013.  This evening, we celebrated a special blessing for Cabrini Ministry Training graduates from many parishes.


Saturday, April 13, 2013.  Twenty-one young people and adults were confirmed at the 5:30pm Mass by Bishop Elizondo.  Click here for the album.


Sunday, April 7, 2013.  On the Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday), thirteen beautiful children were baptized at the 10:00am Mass.

Triduum and Easter at St. James
Saturday, March 30, 2013.  At the great Easter Vigil, twelve adults and children were baptized.  Click here for the Triduum and Easter album.

Triduum and Easter at St. James

Friday, March 29, 2013.  One by one, the entire assembly comes forward to venerate the Cross.  Click here for the Triduum and Easter album.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013.  On Wednesday of Holy Week, we celebrate the ancient office of darkness and light, Tenebrae. Here, Margriet Tindemans tunes her gamba before the service begins.

Palm Sunday 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013.  We celebrated Palm Sunday, the beginning of the greatest week of the Church's year--Holy Week.  Click here for the album.



Saturday, March 23, 2013.  We celebrated a Mass with the Special Needs Community.  The Mass gathered well over three hundred from across our Archdiocese.  Click here for the album.

Chrism Mass 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013.  We celebrated the Chrism Mass, a special Mass during which the Archbishop blesses and consecrates the oils for use in sacramental celebrations throughout the year.  Click here for the album.



Wednesday, March 13, 2013.  On this historic day of the election of Pope Francis, Archbishop Sartain celebrated a special Mass of Thanksgiving in the Cathedral.


Monday, March 11, 2013.  We kept vigil in the Cathedral until Midnight in preparation for the Conclave.


Sunday, March 3, 2013.  We celebrated the first of the "Scrutiny" rites with our Elect, those preparing to be baptized at the Easter Vigil on March 30.


Thursday, February 28, 2013.  As Pope Benedict XVI's pontificate drew to an end in Rome, Archbishop Sartain presided at a special Mass of Thanksgiving. Here, Deacon Frank DiGirolamo incenses the people.


Thursday, February 14, 2013.  We celebrated the Rite of Election with our eleven "Elect," those preparing for baptism at the great Easter Vigil on March 30.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013.  Thousands gathered at St. James for Ash Wednesday, the solemn beginning of the season of Lent.


Monday, February 11, 2013.  From Rome came the momentous news of Pope Benedict XVI's decision to renounce the Papal throne owing to the mental and physical weakness that come with age.  Local media trucks surrounded the Cathedral from an early hour!


Sunday, February 10, 2013.  At the Noon Mass, the children gathered around the altar for the singing of the "Alleluia" for the last time before Lent begins.


Sunday, February 10, 2013.  We celebrated the baptism of four beautiful infants at the 10:00am Mass.


Saturday, February 9, 2013.  St. James co-sponsored an Interfaith Candlelight Vigil and March against gun violence.  Here, hundreds gather at Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral for the two mile march to St. James.  Click here for the album.



Sunday, February 3, 2013.  At our First Sunday Youth Celebration, children carried in procession candles blessed at the Feast of the Presentation, February 2.


Sunday, January 27, 2013.  Father Ryan received a wonderful group of people into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church.


Sunday, January 20, 2013.  At the Noon Mass was a special celebration honoring the Holy Child Jesus, the Santo NiƱo.  Click here for the album.


Saturday, January 19, 2013.  Archbishop Sartain presided at our annual Archdiocesan celebration in thanksgiving for the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and for the presence of African American Catholics in the Archdiocese of Seattle.  Click here for the album.


Sunday, January 6, 2013.  We celebrated the Epiphany of the Lord, and the arrival of the three kings at the manger scene.  Click here for the album.



Thursday, January 3, 2013.  We celebrated the funeral Mass of Marilyn Maddeford, secretary to Archbishops Hunthausen and Murphy, and most recently a beloved member of the Cathedral staff.



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