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On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, Archbishop Emeritus Alexander J. Brunett lay in state in the Cathedral. Archbishop Etienne led a simple prayer in the Cathedral as the viewing began.

In the evening, our retired Archbishop Sartain presided at the Vigil Service while Bishop Emeritus Bill Skylstad of Spokane preached. You can listen to his reflection above.

After the Vigil service the viewing continued until 9:00pm.

In the morning, an honor guard kept watch over the casket while hundreds gathered for the Funeral Mass.

The west aisle was lined with dozens of students of many different Catholic Schools. Archbishop Brunett was passionate about Catholic education.

Priests and bishops stream into the Cathedral for the entrance procession.

Dozens of priests formed an honor guard as the casket was brought to the hearse.

Priests ordained by Archbishop Brunett served as pallbearers.

Archbishop Brunett elected to be buried at the mausoleum at Holyrood Cemetery. He was laid to rest there later in the afternoon. Rest in peace, Archbishop Brunett!





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