For Urgent Spiritual Care:

The cathedral clergy are available to parishioners in need of pastoral care, and the best way to contact a priest after hours for urgent concerns (e.g. emergency hospitalization, serious injury, etc.) is by calling or texting them on their personal cell phones. These numbers are readily available to all parishioners via the Parish Directory (accessible via a link in the upper right of the cathedral website) or the ChurchLife mobile app. If you have not yet installed this app on your phone, we encourage you to do so—it is a great resource. Erik Donner can assist you with downloading the app or can simply provide you with the priests’ numbers himself; email or call 206.323.0300 ext. 217.

For non-urgent pastoral messages, call the church office and leave a voicemail message, either for one of the priests or in the general mailbox.

Clergy are available for individual pastoral appointments, and when desired, administration of sacraments including anointing and confession. Please call the cathedral office (206.323.0300) or email one one of the clergy directly.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at: 988


To receive Holy Communion when you are unable to attend services:

When an individual cannot attend a liturgical service because of illness or other incapacity, Holy Communion may be brought to the home or the hospital following regularly scheduled services. If you know of someone who would like to receive communion, contact Kevin Johnson or a member of the clergy. (Eucharistic visits were suspended in 2020, but have now resumed.)


To request prayers from the cathedral community:

Send an email to, call the cathedral office (206.323.0300), or ask a member of the clergy. You may request prayers for healing for yourself or others, prayers for those who have died, prayers of thanksgiving following happy events, or prayers for whatever is on your heart. You may chose to have your prayer request printed in the cathedral's weekly prayer list and read aloud at Sunday services, or you may chose to keep your request more private.


Know someone suffering from need or illness?

The Saint Mark's Quilt Ministry provides quilts to wrap members of our community in love during times of need and illness, and to mark major life transitions. Recommendations for quilt gifts come from Saint Mark's clergy and the Pastoral Care Team. For more information contact



Al-Anon and A.A.

Alcoholics Anonymous

The A.A. Broadway Group meets on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in Bloedel Hall. More information here.

The "Knukleheads," a men-only A.A. group, meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in Bloedel Hall. More information here.

"Sober & Free," an LGBTQ-focused group, no longer meets at Saint Mark's. The group now meets a short distance away at All Pilgrims Church. More information here.



Capitol Hill Al-Anon Family Group meets Mondays at 12 p.m. in Cathedral House Room 210. Enter through the Office/Hoerster Annex entrance. More information here.