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Saint James Cathedral

Archdiocese of Seattle

Seattle  +12062642086 

For more than a century Saint James Cathedral has stood atop Seattle's First Hill as a place of light and a place of welcome, both sentinel and beacon as it stands watch over a vibrant city, calling people to prayer, challenging them to justice, and enticing them with beauty.
Saint James Cathedral was dedicated by Bishop Edward J. O'Dea on December 22, 1907. St James Cathedral was rededicated on December 22, 1994 by Archbishop Thomas Murphy following nearly a year of extensive renovation to create the cathedral church you enter today. The Holy Door, one of the ceremonial bronze doors sculpted by Ulrich Henn, depicts the journey of humanity towards the heavenly city. The pilgrim is met inside the Holy Door with the inscription "Domus Dei Porta Coeli," "House of God, Door of Heaven."

Open Hours
Saint James Cathedral is open for prayer from 7:00am to 7:00pm on Sundays and from 7:30am to 6:00pm, Monday through Saturday.

Times of Liturgical Celebrations
The Liturgy of the Eucharist is celebrated on Sundays at 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm, and 5:30pm. A vigil Mass is celebrated at 5:30pm on Saturday.

Weekday Masses are celebrated at 8:15am and 5:30pm Monday through Saturday.

Evening Prayer (Vespers) with Benediction is celebrated every Sunday at 4:00pm.

Midday Prayer (Sext) is prayed Monday through Friday at 12:10pm.

Hours for Confession
The Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance is celebrated (Confessions) on Saturdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm in the Reconciliation Chapel, located in the west vestibule of Saint James Cathedral.

Other Information
Guided tours of Saint James Cathedral are given every Wednesday at 1:00pm. Groups of four or more pilgrims may arrange a special tour by contacting Corinna Laughlin.


804 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, United States of America