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This year, providentially, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus falls on Friday, June 19, also known as Juneteenth. To mark this moment, Father Ryan will preside at the 8:30am Mass livestreamed from the Cathedral. Deacon Joseph Connor of Seattle's Immaculate Conception Church will preach.
WATCH THE LIVESTREAM HERE

Download the Order of Celebration

What is Juneteenth? “Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863.... The reactions to this profound news ranged from pure shock to immediate jubilation.... The celebration of June 19th was coined 'Juneteenth' and grew with more participation from descendants. The Juneteenth celebration was a time for reassuring each other, for praying and for gathering remaining family members.... Juneteenth almost always focused on education and self improvement. Thus, often guest speakers are brought in and the elders are called upon to recount the events of the past.” From Juneteenth.com

 
 

 

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