Cathedral Bulletin | October 23, 2020
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Register for Public Masses
There are three options for public Mass in the Cathedral this weekend (click on a date/time to register):

We have put many precautions in place to make sure these celebrations are safe and comfortable. This is not business as usual! The following are important important instructions for those who wish to take part in Mass:
  • Registration is required, and registered persons will be checked in as they arrive. The Archdiocese of Seattle has mandated registration both to limit the numbers in attendance and to provide for contact tracing should we learn that anyone present has been exposed to Covid-19. We are required to keep records of all in attendance for 30 days, after which they will be destroyed.
  • Masks/face coverings must be worn throughout the Mass except when receiving Holy Communion. You will need to bring your own as we cannot provide them at this time, and your mask needs to cover both your nose and your mouth at all times. For your safety and that of others, face masks are not optional.
  • On arriving at the Cathedral, you will be greeted by staff who will check you in and show you your place for the Mass. You will NOT be able to choose your own place to sit! However, household groups will be seated together. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
You will notice a number of changes to the Mass. All these changes are designed to ensure our safety as we gather together for Mass:
  • The Sign of Peace will not be shared, and Communion will not be offered from the cup.
  • Communion will be given only in the hand, not on the tongue.
  • Because we are not able to gather or socialize following Mass, we ask that you depart quietly after the celebration.
Please remember that there is no obligation to attend Sunday Mass at this time. While we do our utmost to make the Mass safe, anyone who attends does so at their own risk. Particularly vulnerable persons are strongly encouraged to continue to shelter in place. Anyone who is experiencing any symptoms whatsoever, such as fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, MUST remain at home out of consideration for the health and well being of others.

SPECIAL NOTE: Beginning next week, Sunday, November 1, we will be adding an additional weekend Mass, open to the public. The new Mass schedule will be Saturday, 5:30pm, and Sunday, 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12:00pm. The 8:00am and 10:00am Masses will continue to be livestreamed.
Livestream Masses this weekend
The 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, October 25, 2020

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


MASS with Father Ryan
Streamed on the Cathedral Vimeo/Facebook pages


Vespers is now open to the public rather than livestreamed.
No need to register in advance.
This Sunday's bulletin
Livestream Musical Prayer

Friday, October 23, 2020 at 6:30pm
Livestream Musical Prayer: Paul Taub, flute

ICYMI: Cathedral Concert Series, October 21, 2020
Joseph Adam, organ: Vierne Symphony No. 5
Meeting Jesus Again
Information or to register, Maria Laughlin.
Interfaith Prayer Vigil on November 1
Because of Covid-19 guidelines, the service will not open to the public.
Please join in the prayer via livestream!

Solemn Mass of All Souls November 2
If you are unable to attend, please join in the prayer via livestream on the Cathedral's Vimeo and Facebook pages.
Grief Support Group begins November 10
Information and registration, Rosanne Michaels,
Mass for the Deceased Homeless November 12
If you are unable to attend, please join in the prayer via livestream on the Cathedral's Vimeo and Facebook pages.
Annual Report to the Parish
Poem of the Week
Malachi Black, “Entering Saint Patrick’s Cathedral”

Scott Webster reads a poem by contemporary poet Malachi Black, and Corinna Laughlin provides commentary and context.
St. James Cathedral
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Seattle, WA 98104