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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. Thanks, in part, to the generosity of visitors like you, we are able to celebrate the Church’s liturgy here in a fitting and beautiful way. We are also able to offer a wide range of services to needy people living in the central district of our city.

LENTEN HOLY HOUR. Each Friday during Lent, we will have a Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 12 Noon. Holy Hour, which includes the Liturgy of the Hours, meditations, and rosary, is the perfect midday retreat!

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE: GOOD NEWS FOR THE POOR. It’s not too late to join our parish Lenten series on the Gospel of Luke and its message of care for the poor. Presenters: Fr. James Eblen and Patty Bowman, Mondays during Lent, February 25 through March 25, 7:00 pm. NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: we will be meeting in the Pastoral Outreach Center, not in Cathedral Hall. Information, Patty Bowman, 382-4515.

LENTEN SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY continues on the Tuesdays of Lent up to and including March 19. We will read through and reflect on passages from the Book of Job. Meetings will take place in the Holy Names Room at the Pastoral Outreach Center, Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30. All are welcome. Information, John Marquez, 206-654-4646.

LENTEN CHORAL PRAYER. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 8:00 pm, Medieval Women's Choir, Margriet Tindemans, conductor, presents From Santiago to Canterbury, a musical journey to the three most celebrated pilgrimage sites of the medieval world: Jerusalem, Santiago de Compostela and Canterbury. Baritone David Stutz joins the choir and instrumentalists Peggy Monroe and Bill McJohn in a program that includes the famous Palestinalied by Walter von der Vogelweide and O Jerusalem by St. Hildegard of Bingen; laments for the untimely death of Thomas Becket at Canterbury; and music from the famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage route to the shrine of Saint James in northern Spain. Information, www.medievalwomenschoir.org or 206-264-4822. And on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm, Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble, Loren Pontén, conductor, presents sacred music for Lent with Dr. Clint Kraus, Cathedral Associate Organist. Information, www.opus7.org or 206-782-2899.

UPCOMING GUEST/VISITING CHOIRS. 100 young singers from Mountain View High School, Meridian, Idaho, will sing a free half hour performance of sacred music in the Cathedral this Friday, March 8 at 2:00 pm. All are welcome to attend. Trinity Lutheran College Choir, Everett, will be the Guest Choir for the Saturday Vigil Mass on March 9, at 5:30 pm.

OPERATION RICE BOWL. Helping Children in Lesotho. This week we focus our prayers, fasting and almsgiving on Lesotho, where many children lack access to quality education. Only 73% of primary school-age children in Lesotho are enrolled in school. Give to your Rice Bowl this week to support communities working with CRS to provide educational opportunities for children. Learn more at www.crsricebowl.org.

NEW!!! ST. PATRICK’S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Save the date for our first annual pancake breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17, after the 10:00am and Noon Masses. The breakfast will benefit our own Solanus Casey Center, which provides essential services to homeless and low-income people in the downtown area. Many volunteers are needed! If you’d like to be part of this fun mid-Lent event—for a great cause—contact Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515.

LOOKING FOR A DIVINE DESSERT? The latest ESL Cookbook has nearly 100 delicious dessert recipes from around the world! Recipes include Fr. Ryan’s favorite dessert, two types of baklava, Tarta de Santiago, and Irish Cream. Available for $20 each. Buy your copy at the bookstore or online. Proceeds go toward helping refugees and immigrants to learn English and become citizens. Information, Christopher J. Koehler, 206-382-4511.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS. The unique Stations of the Cross hanging in the Cathedral during Lent are the work of Cathedral iconographer Joan Brand-Landkamer. They were inspired by the work of 20th-century French artist Georges Rouault. The stations were created from found objects which Landkamer collected near her home in Ocean Shores. Each station is unique, and together they form a stark and intensely moving portrayal of the last journey of Jesus. You are invited to pray the Stations of the Cross Mondays after 12:10pm Midday Prayer, Wednesday evenings after 5:30pm Mass, and Friday mornings, after 8:15am Mass.

ARCHBISHOP HUNTHAUSEN LIBRARY. Visit your friendly and accessible Archbishop Hunthausen Library in Cathedral Hall during the Sunday coffee hours. We have a good selection of old favorites and recent releases.

I AM IN YOUR MIDST …
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

PLEASE CONSIDER SPONSORING A CANDIDATE FOR CONFIRMATION. Sponsors are needed for three young adults pursuing Confirmation. As a sponsor, you would be a prayer partner and a companion on the journey. You would also be present at the Rite of Confirmation on Saturday, April 13 during the 5:30pm Mass. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

TOILETRY DONATIONS. We are collecting donations of toiletries for our Winter Shelter and for the Solanus Casey Center. Please bring in donations of razors, deodorant, toothbrushes, combs, and shaving cream. Right now we are especially in need of razors. Drop them off at Coffee Hour after masses or at the parish office Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

COFFEE HOUR HOSPITALITY NEEDS YOU! Coffee Hour hospitality ministry is in need of extra hands. We are looking for several outgoing people to help with setup, serving and clean-up for this very important ministry of welcome and hospitality. It is a fun ministry with a small time commitment. Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

O’DEA HIGH SCHOOL POSH AUCTION. Join us for our POSH auction events. Family Night Friday, March 8, 2013 from 5:30-8:30pm in the O’Dea High School Gym. Gala Auction and Dinner Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 5:00-9:30pm at the Washington State Convention Center in Ballrooms 6E & 6F. Information, Dianne Irwin, 206-622-7151.

DONATE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN DINNER AND A SHOW. Donate to the St. James ESL Program by March 31 for your chance to win a dining gift card to FX McRory’s and a ticket for 2 to any show at the Unexpected Productions Theater in Pike Place Market. Suggested donation is $35. Four winners will be notified on April 5. Your donation will help St. James ESL continue to help low-income refugees and immigrants to learn English, become citizens and connect to community resources. Find out more at the ESL webiste. Information, Mali Main, 206-382-4511.

YOU KNOW THE CATHEDRAL HELPS IMMIGRANTS, BUT DID YOU KNOW IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION HELPS US ALL? Improved ESL, basic skills, and citizenship can help to build a stronger economy and a richer community life. Read the report, “Why Immigrant Integration is Good for Everyone”, at the Cathedral’s ESL website. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

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 St. Louise in Bellevue and St. Joseph in Seattle, Tacoma, and Lynden.


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