Prayer of Repentance and Healing

St. James Cathedral, 804 9th Avenue, 7pm

The findings of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury and the news of abuse by Archbishop McCarrick have devastated the Church in recent days and have left many Catholics feeling deeply angry, disturbed, and hurting.

Archbishop J. Peter Sartain and auxiliary bishops Eusebio Elizondo and Daniel Mueggenborg invite all the faithful to join in this service in which we will pray for all victims of clergy sexual abuse, ask forgiveness for the sins of action and inaction on the part of Church leaders, and pray for the renewal the Church needs to protect the vulnerable and proclaim Christ’s Gospel with transparency and integrity.

This service will mark the beginning of a Novena of Prayer to Mary, Mother of the Church throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle. All are encouraged to join in the novena, beginning at 7pm on the evening of Thursday, October 4, in your home or join in community at St. James Cathedral, and concluding with the weekend Masses (all parishes) on October 13 and 14. Visit to learn more.  Link here for the Novena.