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Download a PDF bulletin insert with a calendar of Year of Mercy Events

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 |  Mass at 5:30pm
Beginning of the Year of Mercy on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Father Michael G. Ryan, Presider
The Year of Mercy begins on the Solemnity of Mary’s Immaculate Conception. Pope Francis chose this date because it also marks the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council. Thus the Year of Mercy in light of the Council, when “the walls which for too long had made the Church a kind of fortress were torn down and the time had come to proclaim the Gospel in a new way… The Church sensed a responsibility to be a living sign of the Father’s love in the world” (Pope Francis).
Sunday, December 13, 2015 |  Mass at 12 Noon
Mass for the Third Sunday of Advent with the Solemn Opening of the Holy Doors of Mercy
Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Presider
This solemn liturgy will begin with an outdoor procession, as the Archbishop leads us from Cathedral Place Hall to the Cathedral for the opening of the Doors of Mercy. “This is the Lord’s gate: let us enter through it and obtain mercy and forgiveness” (from the Rite of Opening the Holy Doors of Mercy).

Sunday, February 14, 2016 | Vespers at 4:00pm
Jubilee for Those in the Consecrated Life
Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Presider
This is a special opportunity to gather with those in the consecrated life, particularly the women religious who continue to serve in parishes, schools, hospitals, and countless other ministries in the Archdiocese of Seattle.
Saturday, March 5, 2016 | Confessions
Day of Mercy
One of the high points of the Year of Mercy is the Day of Mercy, when Archbishop Sartain, Bishop Elizondo, and priests from across the Archdiocese hear confessions throughout the day at St. James Cathedral. All are encouraged to participate in this celebration of the Sacrament of Mercy in the Year of Mercy.
Saturday, March 12, 2016 | Mass at 11:00am
Jubilee for People with Special Needs
Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Presider
This Jubilee is especially for Catholics, old and young, with special needs, and their families. All are welcome to join them in prayer and to celebrate the special witness people with special needs give to the Gospel in our faith communities.
Thursday, March 17, 2016 | Mass at 7:00pm
Chrism Mass
Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Presider
The Chrism Mass is one of the most important celebrations of the liturgical year, as the Archbishop, with the priests of the Archdiocese, blesses and consecrates the sacred oils to be used in the celebrations of the sacraments at Easter and throughout the year.  It is a time when all the baptized can come together and remember that, like Christ, we have been anointed to be prophets, priests, and kings, living and sharing our faith.
Sunday, April 3, 2016 | Mass at 12 Noon
Divine Mercy Sunday
On the Second Sunday of Easter, the Church throughout the world celebrates the Divine Mercy of God in Jesus Christ. Mass will conclude with the praying of the Divine Mercy chaplet.

Saturday, June 4, 2016 |  Mass at 5:30pm
Jubilee for Young People
Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Presider
All children and youth are invited to a special Jubilee celebration for them at the Cathedral. The Mass will include the procession through the Doors of Mercy as well as the blessing of pilgrims headed to World Youth Day.
Saturday, June 25, 2016 | Mass at 10:00am
Ordinations to the Priesthood
Jubilee of Priests
Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Presider
The ordination of priests is a joyful moment not only for the new priests and their families, but for the entire local Church.  All are welcome to participate in the solemn Mass of Ordination.
Sunday, August 14, 2016 | Vespers at 4:00pm
Jubilee for Deacons
Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Presider
All are welcome at this celebration of Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the deacons of the Archdiocese and their families.

Saturday, September 24, 2016 | Mass at 5:30pm  CANCELED
Jubilee for Young Adults
Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Presider
Catholic young adults are invited to process through the Doors of Mercy at this special Mass with the Archbishop. After Mass, an outdoor fair will highlight opportunities for young adults to help build up the Church in Western Washington.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 | Rosary at 11:00am
Jubilee of Mary, Mother of Mercy with Rosary for Vocations
Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Presider
All are invited to gather in the Cathedral and offer a solemn rosary for vocations as we honor Mary, Mother of Mercy.
Sunday, November 13, 2016 |  Mass at 10:00am
Closing of the Cathedral’s Holy Doors
Father Michael G. Ryan, Presider
As the Year of Mercy draws to a close, Father Ryan will close the Cathedral’s Doors of Mercy.





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