Cathedral Bulletin | August 11, 2021
Updated mask guidance
In keeping with updated guidance from the CDC, we are now requiring all our ministers to wear masks and we are requesting that everyone do the same while inside the Cathedral, regardless of vaccination status.

  •  No registration required for Masses
  •  No social distancing required
  •  Choose your own seat
  • Holy water is back
  • Hymn-singing is back
  • Socially-distanced seating is still offered at all Masses. Email Caroline Okello at or call 206-382-4500 to reserve a place in the socially distanced section at any Mass. Masks are required within the socially distanced section regardless of vaccination status.

  • Masks required for ministers; requested for all
  • Sign of peace is touch-free
  • No communion from the cup
Livestream Masses this weekend
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sunday, August 15, 2021

MASS with Father Ryan
Streamed on the Archdiocese of Seattle Vimeo/Facebook pages

MASS with Father Ryan
Streamed on the Cathedral Vimeo/Facebook pages
Summer Concert Series continues August 25
Introducing our new Assistant Director of Music and Organist, Christopher Stroh! Our final concert of the 2021 Summer Recital Series is on August 25.

Chris Stroh comes to Seattle after 15 years as the Principal Organist for the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He will play a program entitled "Hail, Star of the Sea: Organ Music in Celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary":

Magnificat Primi Toni, BuxWV 203 – Dietrich Buxtehude
Ave Maris Stella – Nicolas de Grigny
Ave Maria von Arcadelt – Franz Liszt
Ave Maris Stella, Op. 18, No. 9 – Marcel Dupré
L'Orgue Mystique, Office No. 35: In Assumptione B. M. V. – Charles Tournemire

Summer concerts, approximately 1 hour long with no intermission, are only presented in-person and are not livestreamed. Registration is no longer required and there are no limits on the number of attendees. Masks are required for those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and optional (but recommended) for vaccinated people. We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance to help prevent long entry lines, but tickets will also be sold at the door.

Hunthausen Golf Tournament is August 30
Since 1997, this tournament has raised funds to support the neediest in our community. In 2019, the tournament raised over $169,000 for our neighbors in need. Last year, we weren’t able to gather, but incredibly, you still contributed a remarkable $116,000 to support Cathedral outreach ministries. This year, on Monday, August 30, 2021, we’re back in person at beautiful Glendale Country Club, and we hope you will be there to make the event bigger and better than ever!
This important event makes possible our Cathedral Kitchen, which has continued to operate safely throughout the pandemic, serving hot, nutritious takeaway meals to homeless and low-income men and women in the downtown area. The tournament also supports many other important Cathedral outreach ministries, including our Solanus Casey Center, Sunday Breakfast, Immigrant Assistance Program, and Mental Health Ministry.
On behalf of the many, many people who are helped through the programs of St. James Cathedral, thank you for your generous support of the Archbishop Hunthausen Charity Golf Tournament.
Call for auction donations!
 Can you help by donating an item or two?
Our annual Hunthausen Dinner and Auction benefiting the Cathedral Kitchen is back! It’s coming up on Monday, August 30 (see information below). We are in need of many items for our silent auction. Please consider donating! The wish list includes…

  • $25 to $50 gift cards of any kind—Amazon, Starbucks, Safeway, Subway, iTunes, etc.
  • Gift certificates to a favorite restaurant
  • Bottles of wine or spirits for the silent auction
If you have other ideas of items to donate, we would love to hear about them! Information, Maria Laughlin, or 206-382-4284, or Margaret Lynch, or 206-382-4288.
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