In Your Midst

CATHEDRAL ALMANAC

November 2003

 

JULY.
27. The parish celebrated its annual feast day and picnic on the Solemnity of St. James the Greater, our well-loved patron. Highlights of the picnic this year (in addition to hamburgers, hot dogs, and ice cream!) were a very popular game of bingo; the Cathedral Brass playing a medley of favorites under the trees; Yoo-Hoo the Clown and face-painting for the kids. Special thanks to Anna Horton and Stephen Pace who put in endless hours to make the picnic such a success.

AUGUST.
5. The Summer Film Festival series concluded its season with a showing of Milagro Beanfield War. This series, in its second year, brought Cathedral parishioners together on summer Tuesdays to share challenging and stimulating films.
11-15. Twenty talented young singers participated in the second annual Schola Cantorum Choir Camp. With their director, Stacey Sunde, the children sang, played Orff percussion instruments, and explored the Cathedral from top to bottom! Prayer was an important part of the camp, with sung morning prayer in the Cathedral Chapel each day. To finish the week, the children sang at the 12:10 pm Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
17. The colorful celebration of the Santo Niño—Holy Child took place at the Noon Mass.
31. This Sunday marked the last appearance of our beloved mezzo-soprano, Louise Marley, who is retiring from the Cathedral Choir to devote herself to her writing.

SEPTEMBER.
7. The Cathedral Choir under the direction of Dr. James Savage returned spectacularly after their well-earned summer hiatus.
13. Archbishop Brunett ordained twenty-six men to the permanent diaconate. These new deacons, with their wives, will be called to serve at many parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle.
14. The Exaltation of the Holy Cross fell on a Sunday this year, a rare and special occasion. Mass was celebrated with great solemnity. Father Ryan in his homily recalled the events of September 11, 2001: “Today, almost two years to the day after 9/11, we look at our world and see appalling violence, vengeance, loss of life, and endless retribution, and we find ourselves asking, ‘Where does it all end?’ And I think the Christian answer, the gospel answer, is that it doesn’t end, and it never will end — as long as violence continues to be met by more and greater violence.”
20. Korean Catholics from all over the Archdiocese came together to celebrate the feast of St. Andrew Kim Taegon with the Archbishop and the parish community of St. James. Colorful processions and music were highlights of the celebration.
21. At the 10 o’clock Mass the Rites of Welcoming and Acceptance were celebrated for nineteen adults who are preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic Church.
29. The 7th Annual Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen Charity Golf Tournament was a rousing success, raising funds for the Cathedral's many outreach programs.

OCTOBER.
5. The First Sunday Youth Celebration marked the beginning of a new year for the Children’s Religious Education Program. An amazing 150 children enrolled this year (see article on pages 2-5 of this journal).

NOVEMBER.
2. The moving Mass of All Souls with Duruflé’s Requiem was celebrated at 7:30pm in the Cathedral.
 

—M.L.


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