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Pallium Mass – Chancery Offices Closed
July 16, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Mass with Investiture with the Pallium at 2:00 pm, July 16 – LIVESTREAM
Join us virtually for The Mass with Investiture with the Pallium scheduled for 2:00 pm, July 16, at St. James Cathedral and will be live-streamed.
The pallium, a special vestment worn around the shoulders by a metropolitan archbishop, represents the archbishop’s responsibility as a shepherd and is a sign of his communion with the Holy See. Each year, the pallia for new or newly-assigned archbishops are blessed by Pope Francis on June 29, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. Since 2015, the ceremony of the imposition of the pallium has taken place in the archbishop’s own cathedral, rather than at St. Peter’s in Rome, so that the local Church can participate in this significant moment.
On July 16 at 2pm, the Most Reverend Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, will confer the pallium on Archbishop Etienne at St. James Cathedral, the first time this ceremony has taken place in the Archdiocese of Seattle. Join us via Livestream as Archbishop Paul D. Etienne receives the sacred pallium from Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio, representative of Pope Francis in the United States.