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Christmas liturgies at the Cathedral begin with the Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve.  Children gather in the vestibule for the procession with the figures for the manger scene.

The young women of Jubilate! prepare for the entrance procession...

...lantern bearers stand at the ready...

...while the younger children of St. Cecilia Singers and St. Gregory Choir are eager to get started!

Choral prelude to the Vigil Mass: "I saw three ships come sailing in on Christmas Day."

A record-breaking assembly crowded into the Cathedral for this joyful celebration of the birth of Christ.  Special kudos to families with young children who stood for the entire celebration!

A star descends during the Gloria.
A huge thank you to Adolfo and Allie Guerrero for creating the parols this year.

Proclaiming the good news of the Savior's birth!

During the Gospel, children bring forward the figures from our Christmas Crib.

Father Ryan invites the children to come forward to the altar to assist in blessing the nativity scene.

Incensation of the people

After Mass, this family stopped to sing a hymn together at the manger scene.

Prelude to the Midnight Mass: the Women of St. James Schola present a medieval drama of the wise and foolish virgins.

Entrance of the Gospel book at the Noon Mass on Christmas Day.

Archbishop Sartain presides at the Noon Mass.


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Seattle, Washington  98104
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