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Preparing for the Centennial
On the morning of July 25, the Cathedral staff gather together and pray the Centennial prayer... for the last time!

Debe Meder, designer, with volunteer Vicki Nelson.

Preparing for the Centennial
Bishop O'Dea joined in the festivities.

Preparing for the Centennial
Our first parish group arrives in the gym and poses proudly with their banner.

Centennial Celebration
Sister Anne Herkenrath welcomes sisters from St. Joseph's Carmelite Monastery in Shoreline.  The sisters observe a strict enclosure, but Archbishop Brunett granted them special permission to be present at this celebration. (The sisters celebrate their own centennial in 2008!)

Preparing for the Centennial
The centennial buttons were a hot item!

Preparations for the Centennial
Rosemary Zilmer strings lights to the beautiful replica of the Pioneer Square pergola.

Centennial Celebration
Parishioners of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in West Seattle.

Centennial Celebration

Preparing for the Centennial
Meanwhile, the bishops vest in the Rectory.

Enjoying a break from the preparations
Enjoying a break from the busy preparations:  Jeff and Debe Meder and Brenda Bellamy take a moment to enjoy the special centennial issue of the Progress.  Debe was the designer of both the outdoor reception and the altar flowers.  Thank you, Debe!

Continue on to photos of the Procession and Mass

Download a PDF of the Order of Celebration here
View an album with more photos at the Seattle P-I


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Seattle, Washington  98104
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