Cathedral Bulletin | August 18, 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 Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, August 22, 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. Based on the most recent CDC guidance regarding the spread of the delta variant of coronavirus, we request all visitors to the Cathedral, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks while they are in the building.
Last call for auction donations!
Our annual Hunthausen Dinner and Auction benefiting the Cathedral Kitchen is back! It’s coming up on Monday, August 30. We are in need of 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
Information, Maria Laughlin, or 206-382-4284, or Margaret Lynch, or 206-382-4288.
Volunteer opportunities
GARDENERS WANTED! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY The Cathedral Kitchen Garden needs your help! We're looking for volunteers who can water tender plants through the heat, plant fall crops, lay down mulch, tend to our hydroponic cabinet and help get our shed organized. Information, Lonnie Larsen, 206-382-4235,
CATECHISTS FOR CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION NEEDED! “The catechist is a Christian who receives a particular calling from God that, when accepted in faith, empowers him [or her] for the service of the transmission of faith and for the task of initiating others into the Christian life” (Directory for Catechesis 112). Do you want to share in the mission of Jesus Christ and introduce others to that mystery of God revealed in the paschal mystery which you have experienced in the Catholic Church? Do you want to accompany young people as the Holy Spirit guides them—and you—into deeper knowledge of the truth? Then you might be called to be a catechist for children’s faith formation! You’re invited to explore how you can serve our children and together with them attend to the voice of the Good Shepherd. Information, Andrew Casad, or 206-274-3108.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP REFUGEES With US troops pulling out of Afghanistan, at least 2,500 people who served with US troops and are no longer safe in Afghanistan have been evacuated and have arrived at Fort Lee in Virginia, their first stop before being resettled in other areas. Our partner agency, Lutheran Community Services Northwest, will be welcoming some of these families to our area and helping them settle into their new homes. Can you help pick them up from the airport, drive them to appointments, show them around the community, or host them while permanent housing is secured? Information, Tammi Murray, or 206-382-4532.
EARLY BREAKFAST VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES On most Saturday afternoons, St. James parishioners come to Cathedral Hall to cook a hot breakfast which is served on Sunday mornings to our homeless and low-income neighbors. Our cooking team has some openings. If you are fully vaccinated and would like to help cook once or twice a month, contact Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515 or
CIRCLE OF WELCOME In his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis calls us towards an ever wider “we” and offers a prayer to bless each act of welcome and outreach that draws those in exile into the “we” of community and of the Church. St. James Immigrant Assistance will be answering this call by “co-sponsoring” a newly arriving or recently arrived refugee family. We are seeking 10-15 people to form a core group of volunteers that will make a one-year commitment to walk alongside the family. Volunteers may engage in activities such as gathering furnishings and household supplies, stocking the pantry with culturally appropriate foods, providing seasonal clothing, helping the family learn about their new community, assisting with transportation, helping develop conversational English, helping with financial literacy, and advocating for the family, but most of all, providing encouragement and building lasting friendships. Information, Tammi Murray, or 206-382-4532.

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