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Friday, May 1, 2020. In union with the bishops of the U.S. and Canada, Archbishop Etienne offered a special prayer entrusting our Archdiocese to the care of the Blessed Virgin Mary during this time of pandemic. The prayer took place at Seattle's historic Immaculate Conception Church, and its shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. Click here to watch the prayer on Vimeo.


Sunday, April 19, 2020. On Divine Mercy Sunday, Archbishop Etienne offered a special Holy Hour in this time of pandemic, concluding the service by processing to the Ceremonial Bronze Doors to bless our city and our Archdiocese with the Blessed Sacrament. Click here for the album. Click here to watch the prayer on Vimeo.


The Sacred Paschal Triduum and Easter during the Coronavirus Pandemic, April 8-12, 2020. In these unprecedented times, the Triduum, the high point of the liturgical year, was celebrated without the congregation present. In Washington state, churches were permitted only eight persons in the building for the purpose of the livestream. Click here for an album.  Click here for quick links to our Triduum livestreams.


Sunday, April 5, 2020. Palm Sunday during the coronavirus pandemic: Archbishop Etienne presides in the empty Cathedral. Masses were livestreamed at 8:30am and 10:30am.


Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Archbishop Etienne celebrates Mass on the Feast of St. Patrick. On Tuesday, March 17, he began livestreaming Mass each morning at 8:30am from the Cathedral Chapel.


Sunday, March 22, 2020. On the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Father Ryan was in self-quarantine after returning from his Lenten retreat, and gave his homily from home! Other parishioners did the readings and intercessions from their homes. Click here to watch the video.


Sunday, March 15, 2020. Bishop Elizondo celebrated Mass in Spanish at 11:30am, which was closed to the public and livestreamed throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle.


Sunday, March 15, 2020. For the first time in our Cathedral history, Sunday Mass was celebrated by livestream, with the Cathedral Chapel closed to the public.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Archbishop Etienne made the difficult decision to suspend all public Masses in the Archdiocese of Seattle in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus. In his message announcing this historic and heartbreaking decision, he said: "I want to acknowledge the best science that is out there that basically says that despite our best efforts, this epidemic is going to continue to spread... so I am going to ask that all our parishes in Western Washington, in the Archdiocese of Seattle, effective today, suspend the celebration publicly of the Eucharist."


Thursday, February 27, 2020. Bishop Elizondo presided at the Rite of Election, where our Catechumens were formally called to the Easter sacraments. From now on, they will be the Elect. Click here to get to know our Elect a bit better by watching a video and praying for each of them!


Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the holy season of Lent.


Sunday, February 16, 2020. Two wonderful people were received into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church.


Tuesday, February 11-Wednesday, February 12, 2020. It was a privilege to celebrate the Funeral Rites for Archbishop Emeritus Alexander J. Brunett at St. James Cathedral. Click here for the album.


Sunday, January 12, 2020. On the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Father Ryan baptized four beautiful children at the Noon Mass. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!



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