In Your Midst


Nov 2002

28. We celebrated the feast of our patron James with colorful processions, wonderful music, and a cameo appearance of the 20-foot high image of St. James “the Greatest,” last seen at Great Music. The morning Masses were followed by our annual picnic on Terry Avenue.

In This Issue:
19–23. The first ever Schola Cantorum Choir Camp was a big success. Twenty-eight children studied not only singing, but liturgical movement, bell ringing, and percussion, while exploring the Cathedral from top to bottom.

31. Beautiful stained glass windows removed in 1999 to make way for the Ceremonial Bronze Doors found a new home in the Sacristy. The image of the Virgin and Child by Stockhausen is now framed by Connick´s Alpha and Omega windows.

3-11. The Cathedral observed 9 days to 9/11, a novena commemorating the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Two fascinating forums explored issues of justice, grief, and reconciliation. A Memorial Mass offered by Archbishop Brunett at 12:10 pm on September 11 was attended by more than 1,500. In the evening Father Ryan celebrated a solemn Mass with Duruflé’s Requiem performed by the Cathedral Choir and Resident Ensembles. Nearly 1,700 gathered for this powerful liturgy of remembrance. As Father Ryan said in his homily that evening: “Our Requiem tonight is ritual as well as remembrance: a ritual that draws its power and its meaning from a simple gathering of friends around a supper table some two millennia ago on the night before a Death which forever changed the meaning of death. And tonight we look to that Death, senseless and violent and cruel, in order to shed light on those other deaths of just one year ago, themselves senseless and violent and cruel.”

20. Six bishops, 160 priests, and 500 faithful gathered in the Cathedral to honor retired Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen on the 40th anniversary of his episcopal ordination. Archbishop Hunthausen concluded his remarks with the words: “Joy, peace and love: may we all meet merrily in Heaven.” All present responded with a prolonged and tumultuous standing ovation.

23. The Sixth Annual Archbishop Hunthausen Charity Golf Tournament was held at the Plateau Golf and Country Club in Redmond. 115 golfers played in the Tournament. The tournament raised $35,000 dollars for the Cathedral´s many outreach programs.

6. The children’s religious education program started up a new year with 145 children. At the Youth First Sunday Celebration young people served at the Noon Mass as ushers, greeters, musicians, altar servers, and readers.

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