We are the Cathedral for the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle and its Archbishop, the Most Reverend Paul D. Etienne. 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.
Because we cannot gather as a community this Sunday, we’ve invited parishioners to record the readings of the Fourth Sunday of Lent from their homes. Father Ryan also shares his homily from his home. Let us continue to pray together during this difficult time. The podcast includes the readings and homily for today as well as a special prayer for our Elect.
Father Ryan shares a few words in response to the current moment. We apologize for the quality of the audio! Father Ryan is away on retreat and had to call in to share these words with the community. Let us continue to pray for one another during this anxious time!
Father Ryan preaches at the 10:00am Mass on Sunday, February 9, 2020, the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The recording includes Sister Anne Herkenrath's reflections on the Called to Serve as Christ Campaign.