Cathedral Bulletin | January 15, 2021
Scroll down for MLK Jr Day of Service; Musical Prayer tonight, and more
Register for public Masses
There are four opportunities to attend Mass at the Cathedral this weekend. Click on a date/time to register. (Masses marked with * will also be livestreamed; scroll down for links!)

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.
  • Masks/face coverings must be worn throughout the Mass except when receiving Holy Communion. Your mask needs to cover both your nose and your mouth at all times.
  • 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, nor will you be able to move about the Cathedral once you have been seated. 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.
  • There will be no congregational singing.
  • 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.
Livestream Masses
The 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, January 17, 2021

MASS with Archbishop Etienne
Streamed on the Archdiocese of Seattle Vimeo/Facebook pages


MASS with Father Ryan
Streamed on the Cathedral Vimeo/Facebook pages
MLK Day of Service on January 18
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Looking to make this Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday a Day of Service? The Cathedral will be open on Monday, January 18 from 9am-4pm and we will be collecting the following items for people in need in our community. Come by anytime and look for the collection bins near the altar area.


  • Thermal underwear
  • T-shirts, men’s and women’s in sizes M, L and XL. T-shirts can be new or used/freshly laundered
  • Non-perishable food items are also welcome

Musical Prayer tonight at 6:30pm!
Dan Williams, oboe & English horn
Joseph Adam, organ

Join us for another Livestream Musical Prayer from the Cathedral as we welcome Dan Williams, oboe and English horn, with Joseph Adam, organ. Dan Williams is one of Seattle's most sought-after performers, as soloist, orchestral musician, teacher and recording artist. He has played principal oboe with the Seattle Symphony, the Seattle Opera, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. He currently teaches oboe at the University of Puget Sound, and has served on the faculties of Western Washington University and the University of Washington School of Music. A native of Seattle, Dan received his musical training at the Juilliard School and at Western Washington University, where he was voted most Outstanding Graduate by the music faculty.
Mass for Life
Poem of the Week
Jackie O'Ryan reads an excerpt from Auden's Christmas Oratorio "For the time being" and Corinna Laughlin offers commentary
Sunday's bulletin
St. James Cathedral
804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104