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Christmas, 2006
.  "We have seen his glory, the glory as of the Father's only son, full of grace and truth."  Click here for the album.

Thursday, December 21, 2006.  We celebrated the vigil of the Solemnity of the Dedication of the Cathedral.  St. James Cathedral was dedicated by Bishop Edward J. O'Dea on December 22, 1907, and rededicated by Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy on the same day in 1994.

Sunday, December 17, 2006.  We were privileged to welcome Archbishop Brunett, Bishop Elizondo, and Bishop Tyson along with the seminarians of the Archdiocese of Seattle to Vespers and Benediction.

Sunday, December 17, 2006.  Today Father Ryan celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination.

Friday, December 15, 2006.  Archbishop Alex J. Brunett celebrated the 9th anniversary of his installation as Archbishop of Seattle.

Saturday, December 9, 2006.  The annual celebration of Simbang Gabi gathers hundreds from across the Archdiocese each year.  Click here for more pictures.

Saturday, December 2, 2006. 
Archbishop Brunett ordained cathedral parishioner Gary Lazzeroni to the Transitional Diaconate at the 5:30pm Vigil of the First Sunday of Advent.  Gary is to be ordained a priest this summer.

Saturday, December 2, 2006.  Madre de las Americas. 
Archbishop Brunett celebrated Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas.  Click here for more pictures.

Monday, November 27, 2006. 
Nine parishioners were commissioned as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, to distribute communion at Mass and to take communion to the sick and homebound.

Sunday, November 26, 2006.  Christ the King. 
We marked the conclusion of our Year of Prayer and Renewal by renewing our baptismal promises at all the Masses.

Thursday, November 23, 2006
.  At the Mass of Thanksgiving Day, gifts of non-perishable food items for the poor are brought forward at the offertory and blessed along with the gifts of bread and wine.

Sunday, November 5, 2006. 
At the First Sunday Youth Celebration, children carried images of their favorite saints in procession.  We are all called to be saints!  Click here to see more photos.

Thursday, November 2, 2006.  All Souls.
  The solemn Mass of All Souls with Mozart's Requiem once again drew standing-room only crowds. 

Saturday, October 21.
  Bishop Joseph Tyson presided at a special Mass on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution.  Bishop Szab� S�ndor of the Hungarian Reformed Church spoke at the conclusion of the liturgy:  "We have to learn to love two countries with one heart and to praise one God with two languages.  God bless America.  God bless Hungary.  Amen."

Friday, October 6, 2006.  Brother John of Taizé
joined us for our weekly ecumenical prayer with music from Taizé.  Click here to view the album.

Monday, October 3, 2006.  On the Feast of the Guardian Angels, Father Ryan offered a special blessing to a group of volunteers who will spend a week in Biloxi helping to rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Sunday, October 1, 2006.  As the new year of Children's Faith Formation classes got underway, there was a special blessing of children, parents, and catechists.

Sunday, September 10, 2006.  The Cathedral Choir returned after their summer break.

Monday, August 21, 2006.  Bishop Joseph Tyson celebrated the funeral Mass for Joselito Barber, a young Seattle Police Officer.  Photo by photobymike.com.  Used with permission.

Monday, August 14, 2006.  As part of our Year of Prayer and Renewal, we prayed the rosary in the Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy Courtyard.

Choir Camp, August 7-11, 2006.  Click here to visit the Choir Camp page.

Sunday, July 23, 2006.  The Feast of St. James.  Visit the photo album here.

July 16, 2006.  We celebrated the Sacrament of Baptism with thirteen beautiful infants at the 10:00am Mass.

June 21, 2006.  Priest Days.  This week the priests of the Archdiocese were gathered at Ocean Shores for their annual retreat with Archbishop Brunett.  In their absence, we gathered each morning and evening to pray the Liturgy of the Hours.

Corpus Christi, Sunday, June 18, 2006.  Click here for the album.

Saturday, June 10, 2006.  In the afternoon, we celebrate the Seattle University Baccalaureate Mass.

Saturday, June 10, 2006.  Ordinations to the Priesthood.  This morning, seven young men were ordained for service in the Archdiocese of Seattle.  Click here to view the album.

Sunday, June 4, 2006. Pentecost. Click here to view the album.

Thursday, May 25, 2006.  Holy Names Baccalaureate... "Entering as many, leaving as one body and one spirit."  The Holy Names Academy Baccalaureate has been celebrated at St. James Cathedral for well over fifty years.

Sunday, May 21, 2006.  Father Ryan blesses the new Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy Courtyard.  Click here to view the album.

Saturday, May 20, 2006.  We celebrate the Rite of Reception into Full Communion as people baptized in other Christian churches are received into the Catholic Church.

First Eucharist, May 7, 2006.  Twenty children made their first communion at the Noon Mass.  Click here to view the album.

Student Recognition Ceremony.  The Cathedral is packed with 7th graders, their parents, and teachers, for an annual ceremony honoring students who excel in faith, leadership, academics, and co-curricular activities.

After the service, the honorees gather in the sunshine on the front steps of the Cathedral for a group picture.

Saturday, April 22, 2006.  Sisters of Providence 150th Anniversary Mass.  The Sisters of Providence celebrate 150 years of ministry in the Pacific Northwest.  View more pictures of the celebration here.

Easter Octave 2006.  The daily Masses of the Easter Octave are celebrated with special solemnity.  Here, the cantor sings the beautiful Easter sequence:  "Have mercy, victor king, ever reigning, Amen, Alleluia!"

Palm Sunday 2006.  Click here to view the complete Holy Week album!

Thursday, April 6, 2006.  Chrism Mass.  Archbishop Brunett presides at this celebration of the Archdiocesan community which includes a recommitment to service in the name of Christ and blessing of the oils to be used in sacramental celebrations throughout the coming year.

Friday, March 31, 2006.  Prayer in memory of the victims of the shootings on Capitol Hill, March 25, 2006.

Monday, March 27, 2006.  Bishop Eusebio Elizondo celebrated a special Mass for new graduates of the Cabrini Ministry Training Program.  For more information on Cabrini Ministry, visit www.cabriniministry.org.

Sunday, March 19, 2006.  The First Scrutiny of the Elect was celebrated at the 10:00am Mass.  These powerful prayers help prepare the Elect for the Easter sacraments.

Saturday, March 18.  Bishop Joseph Tyson offers Mass for the deaf community of the Archdiocese of Seattle.

Saturday, March 18.  Father Bloom, with fifty pilgrims from Holy Family in Seattle, celebrates Mass in the Chapel.  This parish makes an annual trek to the Cathedral from White Center (on foot!) as part of their Lenten observance.

Sunday, March 12, 2006.  At the conclusion of the 10:00am Mass, the entire parish joins with Father Ward in a special blessing of the Cathedral Choir, Women of St. James Schola, and parish pilgrims departing Tuesday for a pilgrimage through Padua, Venice, Florence, Assisi, and Rome.  Click here to visit the Pilgrimage Page.

Monday, March 6, 2006.  Bishop Eusebio Elizondo preaches at the Rite of Election.  The Book of the Elect is open in the foreground.

A young catechumen inscribes his name in the Book of the Elect.

Wednesday, March 1, 2006.  Ash Wednesday.  We begin the season of Lent with the ritual of the imposition of ashes.

Friday, February 3, 2006.  A Prayer for the City on the Eve of the Super Bowl.  Click here to view the album.

Saturday, January 28, 2006.  Some 900 gathered for the celebration of the Lunar New Year.  Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Brunett.

Sunday, January 22, 2006.  At Vespers today, Father Ryan used a monstrance blessed by the Holy Father John Paul II for the Year of the Eucharist.

Sunday, January 22, 2006.  The celebration of the Santo Ni
no--Holy Child is all about children!  Click here to see more photos of this festive celebration.

Sunday, January 8, 2006.  The Three Kings arrived at the manger scene during a special Noon Mass.  After the Mass, Father Ryan distributed candy coins to the children. Click here to see more pictures of the celebrations.

Photos by M. Laughlin, St. James Cathedral, Seattle.  All rights reserved.

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