Cathedral Bulletin | April 6, 2022
  • Masses for Palm Sunday--join us in person or via livestream
  • Last Sunday's livestream for those who missed it
  • Chrism Mass this Thursday, April 7
  • Complete Holy Week Schedule
  • Tenebrae, Wednesday, April 13
  • Tre Ore on Good Friday, April 15
  • Prayers to Our Lady of Lourdes
  • What is your dream for the Church? Sign up for a synodal gathering--new sessions added after Easter!
  • Afghanistan--Then and Now, Wednesday, April 27
  • News and notices
  • This Sunday's bulletin
Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
Saturday, April 9, 2022

5:30pm MASS

Sunday, April 10, 2022

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

10:00am MASS
live-streamed on VIMEO | FACEBOOK
Please note: Mass will begin in the O'Dea gym with the blessing of palms; unfortunately, this part of the liturgy cannot be livestreamed.

12:00pm MASS

4:00pm Vespers with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

5:30pm MASS

Socially distanced seating is not available at 10:00am Mass this weekend. Seating is available at all other weekend Masses. Reservations should be made in advance by contacting Caroline Okello,

Please note: socially distanced seating will not be available for Easter Masses.
Last Sunday's Mass
Apologies for the technological difficulties which disrupted the livestream of last Sunday's 10:00am Mass. If you missed it, you can find the 8:00am Mass livestream here. Or read Father Ryan's homily here.
Chrism Mass 4/7
Join Archbishop Etienne for the Chrism Mass and the blessing of the holy oils which will be used in the administration of the sacraments at Easter and throughout the archdiocese in the coming year. These holy oils include Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick, and Sacred Chrism. 

The bishops and all the priests of the Archdiocese join in this Mass and renew their priestly promises during the liturgy. All are welcome to join this beautiful liturgy.

Find the livestream on VIMEO and FACEBOOK.
Holy Week Schedule
Tenebrae 4/13
Tre Ore on Good Friday 4/15
Prayers to Our Lady of Lourdes

The men and women of the Order of Malta will be going on pilgrimage to the healing shrine of Lourdes in southern France at the end of April. They will take with them intentions from local parishes, which will be remembered at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Stop by the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary, write your petition on the form provided, and drop it in the box of intentions.

The Synod is underway: sign up for a session
What is your dream for the Church?
What is the synod? Corinna Laughlin offers a 3-minute overview

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 6:30pm (Zoom)

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 4:00pm (Zoom)

Monday, April 25, 2022 at 4:00pm (Zoom)

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 6:30pm (Zoom)

Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 9:30am (in-person)

Monday, May 2, 2022 at 4:00pm (Zoom)

Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 6:30pm (Zoom)
Afghanistan: Then and Now 4/27
News and Notices
CHRISM MASS On Thursday, April 7 at 7:00pm, Archbishop Etienne will gather with the priests, deacons, and lay leaders of the local Church to bless the holy oils that will be used in the celebration of the sacraments at Easter and throughout the coming year. All are invited to participate in this special celebration.
FAITH FRIENDS INCLUSION MINISTRY Do you know a child or teen age 7-18 with physical, cognitive and/or intellectual disabilities? Faith Friends is an inclusion ministry serving children and teens from across the Archdiocese of Seattle. We are a unique blend of our Faith Mentor and Children’s Faith Formation program, and provide Sacramental Preparation, as well opportunities for friendship with other youth. Information, or

THE OFFICE OF TENEBRְÆ: On Wednesday of Holy Week, April 13, at 7:30pm, we observe the office of Tenebræ (a Latin word meaning “shadows”) in which the sufferings of Christ are foretold in the Lamentations of Jeremiah (musical setting by Tomás Luis de Victoria) and commemorated in the slow extinguishing of candles. The St. James Cathedral Cantorei and the Men’s Chant Choir also offer chanted psalms, Vinea mea electa by Francis Poulenc, and Gregorio Allegri's stirring setting of Psalm 51, Miserere mei, Deus ("Have mercy on me, O God"). Father Ryan, presider. Please note that the Cabrini Garage will not be open for this liturgy. Limited free parking (~65 spaces) is available in the O’Dea lot. Paid street parking is enforced until 8:00pm.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU for your continuing support of our Cathedral Vincentians. The rent moratorium has ended and the need for rental assistance is increasing. For the first three months of 2022, help has been given to 258 people in neighborhoods surrounding our parish. That’s a monthly average of over 86 people helped financially or with referrals to other possible sources of help. Requests for rent help far outnumber all other requests we receive. So far this year nearly 96% of our financial aid in the central Seattle neighborhoods we serve has gone to pay rent. We are deeply grateful for every dollar you share with SVdP – Thank you! Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or
CARE FOR CREATION NEWS: healthy planet: How to achieve optimal health in all aspects of your life Thursday, April 21, 7pm-8pm on ZOOM Celebrate Earth Day by joining the St. James Care for Creation team for a discussion of Healthy Planet, the third and last part in the Healthy Body, Health Mind, Healthy Planet Series. What we eat makes a big difference in the world! Learn about the environmental impact and footprint of the food production system in the U.S. See how our faith and devotion can lead us to be faithful citizens, impelling us to take action on behalf of the Earth, our common home. Registration, Patrick Barredo,
JOB OPENING IN THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN The Cathedral Kitchen, which serves 100 meals each weeknight to our homeless and low-income neighbors, is looking to add a new staff member to our team. Responsibilities include oversight of the grocery store gleaning program, working with dedicated staff and volunteers to prepare dinners, and interacting with Kitchen guests. Candidates must have a valid Washington State driver license and be able to lift cases of produce and canned goods. Information, Patrick Barredo, or 206-382-4515.
RICE BOWL As we walk with Jesus through Holy Week, we remember the countless men, women, and children who even today carry heavy crosses: crosses of hunger, of homelessness, lack of resources, and lack of security. As we encounter these, our brothers and sisters, it is important we never forget an essential pillar of our Lenten spirituality – almsgiving – by which we walk with and support those in need. Almsgiving is central to how we practice Lent. It flows from our prayers and fasting and allows us to make room for the needs of others. For more than 45 years, the CRS Rice Bowl has supported programs that prevent hunger and poverty in over 100 countries around the world as well as here in our own community. The CRS Rice Bowl provides immediate relief from hunger, of course, but goes beyond that to educate people about sustainable farming and entrepreneurship so that they can support themselves and their families and enrich their communities. During Holy Week, let us reflect on how God is calling us to meet the needs of the poor, through prayer and fasting, of course, but also as “Good Samaritans” who are moved by compassion to help by giving. As we prepare to celebrate Easter with joy, we remember, as members of God’s one human family, to share that joy with all of God’s people, whether here or around the world. Bring your Rice Bowls to the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, where they will be collected at the altar. You can also learn more about the CRS Rice Bowl, or use their donation portal, at
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