Cathedral Bulletin | December 7, 2021
  • Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 12/8
  • Join us for the Third Sunday of Advent
  • New Poem of the Week: Wendell Berry's "Sabbaths 2001"
  • Many, many events in the coming days!
Welcome back to Mass!
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 12/8
Wednesday, December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Masses for the Holy Day will be at 8:00am, 12:10pm, and 5:30pm. The 8:00am Mass will be livestreamed.

We fly to your protection,
O Holy Mother of God;
Do not despise our petitions
in our necessities,
but deliver us always from all dangers,
O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.

Sub Tuum Praesidium, a 4th-c prayer to Mary
Masses for the Third Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 11, 2021

5:30pm MASS
in person only

Sunday, December 12, 2021

8:00am MASS
in-person and live-streamed on VIMEO | FACEBOOK

10:00am MASS
in-person and live-streamed on VIMEO | FACEBOOK

12:00pm MASS
in person only

4:00pm Vespers with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
in person only

5:30pm MASS
in person only
Poem of the Week
Scott Webster reads Wendell Berry's "Sabbaths 2001" and Corinna Laughlin offers commentary
Advent Giving Tree
Pick up a Giving Tree tag in the Cathedral, or visit our online Giving Tree to purchase a gift for someone in need!

Gifts can be shipped directly to the parish office: St. James Cathedral attn: Patrick Barredo, 804 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104.
Simbang Gabi 12/11
SIMBANG GABI BLESSING On Saturday, December 11 at 11:00am, members of the Filipino community across the Archdiocese will gather in the Cathedral for the annual Simbang Gabi blessing. The Mass begins with a procession of parols, star-shaped lanterns which are a traditional part of the Simbang Gabi novena of prayer and preparation for Christmas. The Mass will also be livestreamed at
Faith Friends Open House 12/12
Advent Communal Reconciliation 12/13
COP 26 through the eyes of the Church 12/15
Advent Readings and Carols 12/17
Readings and Carols will not be livestreamed, so do plan on coming in person!
Christmas Mass Schedule
New Year's Eve Gala is back!
Sacrificial Giving 2022
News and Notices
CATHEDRAL DEDICATION ANNIVERSARY Wednesday, December 22 marks 114 years since St. James Cathedral was dedicated in 1907, and 27 years since it was rededicated in 1994. We will celebrate this anniversary with a special Mass on Tuesday, December 21 at 5:30pm, with the procession and lighting of the dedication candles. On Wednesday, December 22, Archbishop Etienne will join us for the 12:10pm Mass during which we will formally bless and dedicate the Cathedral Columbarium.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL MAKES A DIFFERENCE A middle aged woman has worked for the past four years as a bus driver for special ed students. This rewarding work with parents and students has brought her out of homelessness and enabled her to get affordable housing. Early in the pandemic, the schools closed and driving students ceased for the next one and a half years. She was paid for the first four months off work. Later she received unemployment income. In early 2021, the woman needed to renew her application for unemployment. A 12 week delay in the unemployment renewal process, resulted in the woman falling behind in rent. She called the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449), and we helped pay a portion of rent which gave her relief until other resources became available to her. Your continuing donations to SVdP at St James Cathedral are a great blessing and make our help possible – thank you! Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or
TEEN, YOUNG ADULT AND ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FAITH FRIENDS MINISTRY Faith Friends is a unique blend of our Faith Mentor, children’s faith formation program, and an inclusion ministry. The program's goal is to give children and teens ages 7- 18 with physical, cognitive and intellectual disabilities access to the parish community, social events, and faith formation. Perhaps the most unique aspect of the Faith Friends program is the Faith Peer program. Faith Peers are teens and young adults who have chosen to live out their discipleship and share some of their personal time in dedication and service to the goals of the program. Adult volunteers are needed for the Adult Leadership team. Join us to learn more at our Open House on December 12 from 10-12 in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Training for Faith Mentors, Faith Peers and Adult Leadership is ongoing. Information, or
ST. MARTIN DE PORRES SANDWICH MINISTRY St. James has resumed its Sandwich Ministry for the St. Martin de Porres men’s shelter! You can provide sandwiches and other food items for homeless men, bringing them to the Cathedral on Sunday, December 12 or Monday, December 13. Information, Maria Tally, or 206-264-2091.
SUPPORT GROUP FOR CAREGIVERS OF ADULT CHILDREN WITH MENTAL ILLNESS Caring for a loved one with mental illness can be a draining experience. Oftentimes, connecting with others who are experiencing a similar situation can be very helpful. Mindful Alternative Family Support Group has been meeting at St. James Cathedral under the leadership of Terry Proctor for over 7 years. Terry and his wife are parents of an adult son who lives with a serious mental health condition. The group meets monthly, on the last Saturday at 2:30 pm. Please contact Terry at to see if this free monthly virtual support group might be right for you.
AS WE APPROACH THE HOLIDAY SEASON, it is a good time to remember all those for whom depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges make this season difficult. If you or a loved one would like to access mental health and spiritual support, please consider attending NAMI’s Spiritual Support Group for those who use spirituality in their journey to mental health recovery.  The group is open to both individuals living with a mental illness and their family members. This group is facilitated by husband-wife team, Joe and Janie Stevens, who have personal experience with mental illness. This group has been ongoing at St. Brendan’s parish in Bothell for many years and is now accessible online. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm. Information, Joe Stevens,
CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE Open weekdays 11am-3pm and after each of the weekend Masses Stop by the Cathedral Bookstore for gifts including medals and rosaries, children’s books, and hundreds of books on spirituality, history, theology, and much more! In addition, there are great Cathedral souvenirs, including rosaries, notecards, postcards, snow globes, keyrings, as well as books exploring Cathedral art and history. We have many openings for bookstore volunteers! Information, Caroline Okello,
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