Cathedral Bulletin | November 13, 2020
Today is the feast day of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, patron saint of immigrants, and the first US citizen to be declared a saint. Mother Cabrini worshiped in the Cathedral in its early days. St. Frances Cabrini, pray for us!
Register for this weekend's Masses
There are FOUR options for public Mass in the Cathedral this weekend (click on a date/time to register). Availability indicated is as of Friday morning at 9:30am.

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. The Archdiocese of Seattle recommends registration both to limit the numbers in attendance and to provide for contact tracing should we learn that anyone present has been exposed to Covid-19.
  • 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. For your safety and that of others, face masks are not optional.
  • 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! However, 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.
  • 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 this weekend
The 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, November 15, 2020

MASS with Father Ryan
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MASS with Father Ryan
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Sacrificial Sunday Giving
Dear Friends,

“Above all, let your love for one another be intense.” During this unique year of 2020, those words from the First Letter of St. Peter present a powerful challenge. As we deal with divisions in our nation the like of which we have never experienced, and as we reel from the impact of a pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 in this country and that continues to hinder our ability to come together in community, what better reminder could there be of what is most important—mutual love?

Our parish isn’t just a place we go on Sundays. During these challenging days, we’ve learned that we are a resilient family of faith, and in spite of distance and separation, we continue to find a home together: where we are nourished, comforted, and challenged; where we are surrounded and supported by a wonderfully diverse community.

Sacrificial Giving is all about our support of this parish family. It’s about giving back to God what God has given to us. Through our gift to the parish, we reach out—together—in the name of Christ to the poor, the elderly, and the immigrant. We celebrate in a powerful way the mysteries of our faith; and we provide a refuge to so many who live on the edge of loneliness in these trying times.

During this year when so many have lost life and so many have lost livelihood, I find myself more grateful than ever before for the gift this parish is to me—the gift YOU are to me! Your support throughout these past months is an inspiration.

Thank you for your prayerful response and for all the ways you make this parish family what it is.

Father Ryan

Youth Ministry--postponed
The Youth Ministry gathering planned for this Sunday has been postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic. We hope to resume Youth Ministry in the January if possible. Information, David Buchholz,
Daily Masses now open to the public
WEEKDAY MASSES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Monday—Saturday this week, the 8:00am Mass is open to the public without prior registration. On Tuesdays, 8:00am Mass is followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, concluding with rosary at 12 Noon.
CONFESSIONS are heard in the Cathedral Chapel from 10:00am–11:00am on Saturday mornings.
VESPERS AND BENEDICTION on Sunday afternoons at 4:00pm is open to the public. No advance registration required.
Livestream Musical Prayer

Friday, November 13, 2020 at 6:30pm
John Carrington, harp

ICYMI: Musical Prayer on November 10
Roberta Hansen Downey, violoncello and Joseph Adam, piano
History Talk: Pioneer Bishop, November 23
Advent Evening of Reflection, December 2
My grandmother, Dorothy Day
Information and registration, Patrick Barredo,
In case you missed it
Father Ryan's message in the wake of the election
Poem of the Week
Rita Dove, "Dawn Revisited"

Jackie O'Ryan reads the poem by contemporary poet Rita Dove and Corinna Laughlin provides context and commentary.
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