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The celebration of Christmas at St. James Cathedral begins with the Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve with youth servers, readers, choristers, and more!

Children from our Faith Formation programs lead the way with "parols," star-shaped lanterns which are a beloved Christmas tradition from the Philippines.

Hundreds of children join the procession with the figures for our manger scene.

Jubilate! Young Women's Ensemble

A cloud of incense surrounds the altar during the Eucharistic Prayer.

Each year, the 10:00pm Mass of Christmas Night is broadcast on KING 5.

Father Ryan waits to receive the gifts of bread and wine

Standing room only again at the Noon Mass of Christmas Day.

Christmas continues with the celebration of Evening Prayer with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

The last Mass of Christmas at the Cathedral in the evening of Christmas Day.

The last Mass concludes with the singing of "Silent Night" and the lighting of candles.

The season of Christmas continues until the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. Be sure to visit the manger scene in the Cathedral Chapel before the Christmas season ends on January 8!



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804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, Washington  98104
Phone 206.622.3559  Fax 206.622.5303