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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 North transept stained-glass window. Via, the Way. Charles Connick, artist.
FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in thanksgiving for the ministry of Father Ryan, from Lisa and Michael Forbes.
CHILDREN’S PROCESSION at the beginning of the Noon Mass today. Meet in the West Vestibule at 11:50. Parents, please accompany very young children.
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.
THE CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE, open after all weekend Masses, features contemporary and classic Catholic spirituality, missalettes, Bibles, children’s books, rosaries, medals, and gift items. DVDs of the Christmas Mass are available for a short time. Also, stop by and take a look at our titles for Black History Month.
MUSIC FROM MEDIEVAL SPAIN THIS WEEKEND. At the Sunday 5:30pm Mass on February 26, a group of singers led by instrumentalist Shira Kammen will sing music from the late 14th-century manuscript Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, “Red Book of Montserrat.” The songs in the book are devotional prayers to Mary that were sung by pilgrims who kept watch at night in the church of the Blessed Mary of Montserrat. Shira will play a medieval bowed string instrument called a vielle, which was a precursor to the modern violin.
SEATTLE PRO MUSICA CONCERT Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, 8:00pm.In our current climate of conflict and division, Seattle Pro Musica presents a concert on the theme of compassion and tolerance, expressing the desire of humankind to seek social justice and peace. This program centers on Bernstein’s beloved Chichester Psalms for choir, harp, organ and percussion. This will be paired with James MacMillan’s deeply moving Cantos Sagrados on Latin American liberation theology poetry, addressing contemporary issues of political repression and the disappearances of political prisoners in Latin America. The message of peace, and of remaining vigilant in the struggle for social justice and human rights is more timely now than ever. Information and passes, www.seattlepromusica.org.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a man who was recently released from prison after serving a long sentence. While there, he was taught to crochet. It is now his favorite pastime, and the handiwork he showed us displays skill, artistry and joy. All the hats, scarves, toys for children and other items the prisoners crocheted were donated to charity. Now this man dreams of “giving back” by continuing to help others, even while he struggles to adjust to life outside prison walls. All he needed from SVdP was a little help with rent, and your support made that possible – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.
WELCOMING THE STRANGER IN YOUR MIDST. Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 9, 6:30-8:00pm, in the Mother Cabrini Room. Learn how you can share your time and talents in welcoming immigrants and refugees. At St. James Immigrant Assistance volunteers provide one-to-one tutoring in English and Citizenship Preparation, serve on our advisory board, assist with legal services, promote Elder Integration, and provide office support. Information, Cecilia Erin Walsh, 206-382-4511.
“I WAS SICK AND YOU CARED FOR ME” We are building a team of volunteers to bring communion to patients at Swedish Hospital. This is a wonderful and meaningful ministry in which you have the privilege of bringing Christ to the sick, and encountering Christ in them. Volunteers will serve 1-2 times per month for about two hours. You do not need to be an experienced communion minister to join the team--all training will be provided. Please attend an upcoming information session: Thursday, March 2 at 2:00pm in Cathedral Place, Room 1, or Sunday, March 5 at 11:15am in the Cathedral Chapel. If you are interested but cannot attend one of the information sessions, please contact Corinna Laughlin, 206-264-2086.
ENCOUNTER LENT, Join the St. James community—and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl on Ash Wednesday or in the vestibules during Lent, and don’t forget to download the CRS Rice Bowl app! May these 40 days better prepare us to encounter ourselves, our neighbors and our God.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE is an international, ecumenical, campaign of prayer to end abortion, taking place in 675 cities of 40 nations throughout the world. Participants are encouraged to engage in prayer, fasting, and community outreach, while maintaining a peaceful, prayer vigil in front of an abortion facility. The spring campaign runs from Ash Wednesday, March 1st, through Palm Sunday, April 9. In Seattle, the vigil will be held 7:00am to 7:00pm on the public sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood at 2001 Madison. The goal is to have at least two persons engaged in prayer—not demonstrations—during each two-hour shift. A kick-off event will be held Sunday, February 26 from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the Greenlake Guest House, 1911 N. 63rd St. Information, www.40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/seattle.
SUNDAY HOSPITALITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FROM 1PM-2PM. St. James hosts a Coffee Hour in the Cathedral Hall on Sundays after the 8am, 10am, and 12pm Masses. It is a welcoming space in which persons experiencing homelessness and parishioners can come together to drink coffee, eat pastries, relax, and socialize. It is also a great place to learn about the array of ministries and volunteer opportunities at St. James. We are especially in need of volunteers to serve coffee and pastries and help clean up from 1pm-2pm after the Noon Mass. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2017 ART OF FAITH DAY CAMP for youth now open. Explore Cathedral art and make your own art using several different drawing techniques. Display your work in the Cathedral Chapel. July 17 – 21, 2107. For youth entering 7th through 12th grades. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-661-5094.
WINTER SHELTER DONATION REQUESTS. Body lotion, cough drops, shaving cream, men’s razors, toothbrushes, deodorant (spray can only). Donations can be dropped off at Sunday Coffee Hour or at the Parish Office during the week. Thank you!
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. If you are not sure whether or not you’re registered, call the Parish Office, 206-622-3559.
MASS WITH THE SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITY OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SEATTLE. All are welcome and encouraged to join in this joyful celebration, led by Catholics with special needs from across the Archdiocese of Seattle. Saturday, April 1 at 11:00am. Archbishop Sartain will preside.
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.
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 remember in prayer the parishes of Holy Disciples in Puyallup and St. Yves Mission in Harmony.