Cathedral Bulletin | December 15, 2021
  • Advent Readings and Carols this Friday at 7:30pm (in person only!)
  • Masses for the Fourth Sunday of Advent
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass Schedule
  • COP 26 in the Eyes of the Church (tonight on Zoom!)
  • International Migrant Day 12/18
  • New Year's Eve Gala is back on December 31
  • News and notices
Advent Readings and Carols 12/17
Readings and Carols will NOT be livestreamed,
so do plan on coming in person!
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Saturday, December 18, 2021

5:30pm MASS
in person only

Sunday, December 19, 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
Christmas Mass Schedule
Christmas Greeters Needed
CHRISTMAS GREETERS NEEDED We need your help to extend a warm welcome to all our visitors and regulars at the Christmas Eve Masses! Please consider volunteering as a greeter to provide hospitality, answer basic questions, and hand out programs. Greeters get reserved seats for the Mass. We need greeters for both the 5:30pm Mass (greet from 4:00pm-5:15pm) and the 10:00pm Mass (greet from 7:45pm-9:15pm). Please contact Corinna Laughlin at if you are interested.
COP 26 through the eyes of the Church 12/15
International Migrant Day 12/18
Labyrinth for Peace 12/31
New Year's Eve Gala is back!
Sacrificial Giving 2022
Poem of the Week
Scott Webster reads Wendell Berry's "Sabbaths 2001" and Corinna Laughlin offers commentary
Looking for Catholic Pre-School or Pre-K?
News and Notices
NATIONAL HOMELESS PERSONS' MEMORIAL DAY VIGIL Tuesday, December 21, 4:21pm at Seattle City Hall Plaza (4th and James). So far in 2021, 170 homeless people have died outside, in public or by violence. This represents a shattering record. Come together on the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, designated by the National Coalition for the Homeless as “National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day.” Stand in vigil on the steps of Seattle City Hall to remember all of the year’s deaths.
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.
HOLY FAMILY SUNDAY Next Sunday, December 26, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. Masses will be at 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12 Noon, as usual, with Vespers at 4:00pm. The Cathedral will close following Vespers. Please note: There will be no 5:30pm evening Mass on Sunday, December 26.
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY The Parish Office will be closed for the holiday on Friday, December 24 and Monday, December 27. The Cathedral Kitchen will be open and serving as usual on December 24 and 27.
BECOMING CATHOLIC How do I become Catholic? What must I do? How do I get started? There will be a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 7:00pm to answer these questions and talk about the process of becoming Catholic. Information, John Marquez, 206-654-4640,
WELCOME BACK is an invitation to take another look at the Catholic Church for those who, for one reason or another, have been away. If you yourself – or someone you know – is disillusioned, longing for community, or hungry for something more, Welcome Back might be just the right place to safely express these concerns. A new six week series will begin Thursday, January 20. Information, John Simpson, 206-654-4658 or
ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU for your donations to the special collection taken for SVdP on the third Sunday of the month. Without your support, we could not provide material aid to residents of St James parish who call the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449 or apply online at Whether you drop a single dollar bill or many dollars into the SVdP collection basket, mail us a check, or donate to SVdP at the St James website online, know that you are assisting our neighbors in need. Each time we visit one of those neighbors, we have the privilege of accepting their deep gratitude for your help. Thank you! Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or
ADVENT GIVING TREE AND SOCK DRIVE Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Advent Giving Tree, through your gifts and your prayers. Because of your generosity, hundreds of children, young people and families will have reason to rejoice this Christmas! The annual “Warm Hearts and Soles” Advent Sock Drive continues until the end of the year. Our Goal: 2,022 pairs of socks for homeless men. Socks may be dropped off in the Cathedral Chapel or Bookstore or shipped to the Parish Office. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515 or Thank you!
HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND, HEALTHY PLANET Save the date! Thursday, January 20 from 7-8pm via Zoom. Are you looking to make a positive change in the New Year? If you would like to learn about practical, effective ways to enhance your health and the health of the planet, come join our “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Planet” program. Information, Blake Steller,
SUPPORT GROUP FOR CAREGIVERS OF ADULT CHILDREN WITH MENTAL ILLNESS Caring for a loved one with mental illness can be a draining experience. Connecting with others who are experiencing a similar situation can be very helpful. Mindful Alternative Family Support Group has been meeting at St. James 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 Zoom, on the last Saturday at 2:30pm. Information, Terry Proctor,

AS WE ENTER 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, 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,
VOLUNTEER TUTORS FOR IMMIGRANTS Do you have a few hours each week to help an immigrant learn English? No prior tutoring or teaching experience necessary. All tutoring is currently done remotely. Immigrant Assistance staff provide ongoing support. Information, Sayuko Setvik,
VOLUNTEER SOMALI INTERPRETER NEEDED Do you speak Somali or know someone who does? Immigrant Assistance is seeking a Somali speaker who can help with communication between staff, tutors, and students. Information, Sayuko Setvik,
FAITH FRIENDS Do you know a child or teen age 7-18 with physical, cognitive and/or intellectual disabilities? Faith Friends begins in January 2022 and will be a unique blend of our Faith Mentor, Children’s Faith Formation program, and an inclusion ministry. Information, or
TEEN, YOUNG ADULT AND ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FAITH FRIENDS 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. Training for Faith Mentors, Faith Peers and Adult Leadership is ongoing. Information, or
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St. James Cathedral
804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104