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WELCOME! If you are a visitor to the Cathedral, we want you to know how welcome you are – whether you have come from another part of the country, from across the world, or simply from another parish here in the Archdiocese. For more information about the parish, to register, or to ask a question, visit our Sunday Help Desk at Coffee Hour. A Cathedral staff person will be on hand to assist you.
ON THE COVER Icon of the Resurrection of the Lord (Doubting Thomas). Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral iconographer.
PRAYERS TO OUR LADY OF LOURDES. The men and women of the Order of Malta will be going on pilgrimage to the healing shrine of Lourdes in southern France this May. They will take with them intentions from local parishes, which will be remembered in prayer at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Stop by the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary today or any time during the next week, write your petition on the form provided, and drop it in the box of intentions.
WHAT SLAVEHOLDERS THINK: A CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR AUSTIN CHOI-FITZPATRICK. Catholics have long advocated for an end to modern day slavery, but why do women, men, and children around the world continue to be exploited? Join the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center in welcoming the author of a new book, What Slaveholders Think, which explores the reasons why human traffickers exploit people for profit. Sunday, April 23 2:00-3:00pm at Assumption Parish, 6201 33rd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115. No cost for this event. Information, IPJC, 206-223-1138.
INTERESTED IN LEARNING WHAT WE CAN DO AS A COMMUNITY TO BETTER UNDERSTAND AND SUPPORT OUR VETERANS? St. Catherine of Siena Mental Health Ministry invites you to The Challenge of Coming Home: Learning about PTSD and Other Invisible Wounds of Combat, presented by Autumn del Fierro, psychologist from Seattle Veterans Administration. Thursday, April 27, 7- 9 pm at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Victoria Hall, 814 NE 85th. Information or to RSVP, Ally Cedeno, 206-310-2651.
ORGANIST VINCENT DUBOIS IN CONCERT Friday, April 28 at 7:30pm. Newly appointed as a titular organist of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, Vincent Dubois is one of France’s leading young organists. A laureate of several international competitions, Mr. Dubois has performed in churches and concert venues around the globe. In addition to his busy playing schedule, Dubois holds teaching positions at both the Strasbourg National Conservatory (France) and the University of Michigan. Information and passes, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music.
WE WELCOME SETON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR from Vancouver, WA, as a guest choir at the Noon Mass on Sunday, April 30. Led by director Janet Reiter, they will present an extended prelude before Mass and sing Offertory and Communion anthems during the Mass.
PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN—SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS. Are you a new volunteer at St. James? Have you been asked to attend a Safe Environment class before beginning your work in a ministry with young children or vulnerable adults? Safe Environment Training will be offered Sunday, April 29 from 1:00 to 4:00pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center, Holy Names Room on the 2nd floor. You must pre-register online for this class at https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus; go to Seattle Archdiocese, and look for the April 29 class. Information, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822, or Suzanne Lee, 206-979-6308.
REMEMBER YOUR IDENTITY AS A CHILD OF GOD! This workshop, presented by Brian DesRoches, Ph.D., is open to anyone who seeks a deeper sense of spiritual identity as a child of God. Saturday, April 29, 9:30am to 1:00pm, St. Bridget Parish, 4900 NE 50th St, Seattle. Registration and information, https://cabriniministry.ejoinme.org/identityworkshop or 206-760-0583 x3. Suggested donation is $25.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING PRESENTATION. What can Catholics do to stand in solidarity with human trafficking victims and work for systemic change? Join us on Monday, May 1 at 7:00pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center for an interactive workshop about modern day slavery, presented by the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center. Discover the who, how and where of human trafficking; explore teachings from Catholic tradition; examine the current situation and structural issues; receive practical tools and resources for action; and reflect and pray as a community. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.
A LIFELINE FOR MARRIAGES. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī), a worldwide marriage ministry, has helped tens of thousands of couples rediscover each other and begin a new life of healing, commitment and love. Retrouvaille is Catholic in origin and is endorsed by the Seattle Archdiocese. No matter the source of conflict in a marriage, Retrouvaille can help. Confidential information or registration for our program beginning May 5-7, 2017, 206-706-2608 or www.HelpOurMarriage.com.
MINISTRY OF PRESENCE IN THE CATHEDRAL. Each weekday in the Cathedral, a volunteer sits at a desk in the northeast corner of the Cathedral near the Mary Shrine, available to answer questions, accept prayer requests, and greet visitors who stop in between 1:00pm-4:00pm. It’s a quiet time to pray, read, and be present to those who come to the Cathedral, often people in need. If you’d like to spend one afternoon a week in the Cathedral, we’d love to have you be a part of this ministry. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.
WINTER SHELTER NEEDS. Our stock of the following items is either low or depleted. Can you please help with: spray deodorant, toothbrushes, razors, vinyl pillowcases (all items are for men). Donations can be brought to the Sunday Help Desk or the Parish Office. Thank you!
RETREAT FOR WOMEN CONSIDERING RELIGIOUS LIFE Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7, St. Placid’s Priory in Lacey, WA. Time to explore religious life with five sisters from different communities who serve in the Seattle Archdiocese. Meet and share with other young women (age 20-40) considering God’s call to religious life. Enjoy prayer and quiet time in the beautiful setting and chapel of St. Placid’s Priory. Deadline to register: Monday, May 1. Information, Sister Lucy Wyncoop OSB.
RICE BOWL: ENCOUNTER THE RISEN CHRIST. We prayed, fasted and gave alms—and now we celebrate Easter joy! Our Lenten journey with the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl ends as we encounter our risen Lord. We reflect on our brothers and sisters whom we have walked with in India, Zambia, El Salvador, Mexico, Ethiopia and Hawaii. And we commit to bring Easter joy to each person we meet in our daily lives. Don’t forget to turn in your Rice Bowl at Sunday Mass or at the Parish Office. Thank you!
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? If you are an adult who has never been baptized, an adult who has been baptized in another Christian tradition or a Catholic who has been baptized, but not received First Eucharist or Confirmation, you are invited to participate in the RCIA, a process of initiation into the Catholic Church. You can learn more by going to the RCIA website. Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.
CD OF SUNDAY MASS. Do you know someone who is unable to attend Sunday Mass but would appreciate staying connected by listening to the Mass on CD? Each Sunday, a faithful volunteer records and masters the 10:00am Mass, including the music, prayers, reading, and homilies. This CD is mailed at no charge to homebound parishioners and to “long-distance” parishioners around the country, along with a Sunday bulletin. If you or someone you know would like to be added to the list, contact Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.
BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this most important sacrament, parents and godparents participate in a series of classes to update their understanding of baptism, to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith, and to learn about the many ways our parish supports families. Please allow at least two months for preparation. Information, Julianna Castro, 206-619-0816.
ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!). Registration cards can be found in the vestibule and at the welcome table in Cathedral Hall. You can also register online.
SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE FOR CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS. Did you know that St. James has SIX elementary schools? The schools are St. Therese (Madrona), St. Paul (Skyway), St. Edward (Rainier Valley), St. George (Beacon Hill), St. Joseph (Capitol Hill) and Holy Family (White Center/West Seattle). If you are a registered parishioner at St. James, your children can attend any one of these schools at the ‘in-parish’ tuition rate. And you may also be eligible for tuition assistance. Also, thanks to the Simperman Scholar program, the Cathedral is able to assist parishioners with children attending any one of FOUR Catholic High Schools: O’Dea, Holy Names, Bishop Blanchet, and Kennedy Catholic. For the requirements and an application packet, Theresa Van de Ven at 206-219-5822. Applications due by April 30.
BABYSITTING is available for children up to four years of age on Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses, during baptism preparation classes, and during special events for parents and families. The program is located in the Mother Cabrini Room on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center; enter through the courtyard at Ninth and Columbia. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.
ROSARY. All are welcome to join with a group of parishioners who pray the rosary together in the Chapel, Monday through Saturday at 7:40am.
IMPROVING SAFETY THROUGH PURPOSEFUL COMMUNICATION AND BEHAVIOR. Wednesday, May 17, 5:30pm–7:30pm, Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia Street. We can help improve the safety of our environment by learning key concepts of productive verbal and non-verbal communication that are most helpful when interacting with people in distress. Join Marty Reinsel, MA, LMHC, Clinical Educator and Therapist at Navos Psychiatric Hospital to learn basic intervention and de-escalation approaches including verbal and non-verbal communication, environmental and safety considerations and basic non-violent physical defense. Essential for all who volunteer and work in ministries providing outreach to our less advantaged brothers and sisters in Christ who experience serious mental illness and / or addiction. RSVP to Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.
THINKING OF BEING MARRIED AT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL? Parishioners are able to schedule a wedding at St. James Cathedral 14 months in advance; non- parishioners are able to schedule 12 months in advance. We do require at least six months preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.
PARISH REMEMBRANCE: Throughout the year, because we are the Cathedral Church, we remember in prayer at Mass and Vespers each of the parishes and missions of the Archdiocese of Seattle on a Sunday near their feast day. This week we pray for the parish of St. Mark in Shoreline and Our Lady of Good Counsel Mission in Eatonville.