The title of this post comes from the inscription, set in the oculus, above the altar at St. James Cathedral. It is the the central idea around which this community gathers, a remarkable community of which I am honored to be a member and volunteer. When there have been times when I considered moving away from Seattle, the idea of leaving this community has given me great pause.
We are the Cathedral for the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle and its Archbishop, The Most Reverend Alexander J. Brunett. We are also a parish church for a vibrant faith-community with a long history that reaches back to Seattle's early days. St. James Cathedral began a Year of Prayer and Renewal as part of its three-year Centennial Celebration on November 20, 2005.
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.
The St. James Cathedral Parish is lead by the Very Rev. Michael G. Ryan, Pastor (recently profiled as one of The Puget Sound Area’s 25 most influential people of 2005 in Seattle magazine's November 2005 issue). He is a remarkable man-intelligent, compassionate, funny and faithful. He has been my Pastor for seven years and I am blessed. He married my husband and me. We are blessed.
Mass at St. James Cathedral is celebrated:
Mon, Wed & Fri, 8:15 am & 5:30 pm
Tues & Thurs, 8:15 am, 12:10 pm, & 5:30 pm
Saturdays 8:15 am & "Vigil" 5:30 pm
Sundays 8, 10, 12, & 5:30 pm
Follow this http://www.stjames-cathedral.org/Main.htm to the Cathedral Web site. Click on Upcoming Events. Advent at the Cathedral is a miracle.