St. James Cathedral, Seattle

St. James Cathedral, Seattle

We are the Cathedral for the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle and its Archbishop, the Most Reverend J. Peter Sartain. We are also a parish church for a vibrant faith community with a long history that reaches back to Seattle's early days.

We are an inner-city parish with an outreach to many who live on the edge of poverty and loneliness. We are a diverse community that welcomes, accepts, and celebrates the differences we all bring. We exist in the heart of the city, yet sometimes our parishioners come from considerable distances to worship here.
St. James Cathedral is a crossroads where ideas and challenges both old and new are explored in the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our Cathedral is also the center for many cultural and ecumenical events which both reflect and help to shape a vital metropolitan community.

Above all, St. James Cathedral is a community of prayer.

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    Let us approach the throne of grace

    Father Peter Ely, SJ, preaches on the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 15, 2019, at St. James Cathedral, Seattle

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    Mass with Archbishop Sartain as he prepares for retirement

    On Sunday, September 1, 2019, at the Noon Mass, we gathered with Archbishop Sartain to wish him well as he prepares for retirement. Listen to Archbishop's homily and to Father Ryan's remarks at the conclusion of the Mass.

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    The scribe of the gentle Christ

    Father Ryan preaches at the 10:00am Mass on Sunday, August 25, 2019, the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time.

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    A great cloud of witnesses

    Father Ryan preaches at the 10:00am Mass at St. James Cathedral, Seattle, on Sunday, August 18, 2019, the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

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    Letting go

    Father Michael G. Ryan preaches at the 10:00am Mass on Sunday, August 11, 2019, the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

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    Seeking true riches

    Father Michael G. Ryan preaches at the 10:00am Mass at St. James Cathedral, the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 4, 2019.

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