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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.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTION. Today, Sunday, April 7, is Divine Mercy Sunday. Immediately following the 12 Noon Mass, a group of parishioners will lead a recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet for all who are able to stay. A reception will follow in Cathedral Hall.

NEW ON THE WEBSITE. Visit the parish website for an albums of photos of Holy Week and Easter, as well as Father Ryan’s homilies, and up-to-date information on coming events at St. James Cathedral. Also: join the 1,474 people who follow us on Facebook!

ARE YOU A CATHOLIC WHO HAS BEEN AWAY FROM THE CHURCH? Our Welcome Back program provides a safe place, in the company of others who are also examining their faith, to ask questions about returning to regular church attendance, returning to the sacraments, and to learn about changes in the church. The sessions are offered on Mondays, April 8 through July 1, 7-9pm on 2nd floor Cathedral Place. Information, TerryAnn Bowen, 206-382-2018.

THE FIRE OF CHRIST’S LOVE. Rekindle your spirit by engaging in prayer as we prepare to celebrate Pentecost. The format of our sessions will be light and life-restoring, including both exploration and meditation. Open to all, come as you are, as often as you can. We will meet on six Tuesday mornings from April 9 through May 14, 10:30-Noon, 2nd floor Cathedral Place. Information, TerryAnn Bowen, 206-382-2018.

CALLING ALL KNITTERS. Are you a knitter? Would you love to contribute your talents to help the homeless? We are organizing a group to partner with Warm for Winter, a program that collects hand-knitted hats and scarves to distribute to people living on the streets. Whether you’re an expert or a novice, join us! We will be offering lessons for those who’d like to learn to knit. Organizational meeting Monday, April 15, 6:30 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515.

SENIOR TRIP FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL. The first senior trip of 2013 will be Wednesday, April 10. We will visit the remarkable Museum of History and Industry at its beautiful new location on South Lake Union. Explore the history of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest with lively displays and interactive exhibits. Information, or to reserve a place, contact John Simpson, 206-274-3173.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND/OR BECOMING CATHOLIC? You are invited to participate in the RCIA, a process of initiation into the Catholic community of faith. It is a process which encompasses the study of Scripture, Catholic teaching, and Christian values—the development and deepening of a life of prayer and action—all with the support and involvement of the parish community. You can learn more by going to the RCIA website. A new inquiry session will begin Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm in Cathedral Place, second floor. Information, TerryAnn Bowen, 206-382-2018.

EASTER BIBLE STUDY will begin Tuesday, April 16 and continue through Tuesday, May 14. We will read and reflect on the Gospel stories of Jesus’ Resurrection appearances. Sessions will be held from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Please note that the first meeting will be on the 2nd floor of Cathedral Place, but all subsequent meetings will be in the Pastoral Outreach Center. The first evening we will consider chapter 16 from the Gospel according to Mark. Information, John Marquez, 206-654-4646.

IN THE BEGINNING: THE SACREDNESS OF CREATION IN SCRIPTURE. Join us for an exploration of a Biblical view of creation in Genesis and the Gospel according to John. Presenters: Sr. Joyce Cox, Director of Ecumenical/Interreligious Dialogue for the Archdiocese of Seattle, and Catherine Punsalan, Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, Seattle University. Monday, April 22, 7:00 pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515.

CATHEDRAL KITCHEN THANK YOU. Recent holidays have been special days for us here at the Cathedral Kitchen. Thanks to the generosity of Rex and Lori Mudd of Marci Jewelry, we served a beautiful chicken breast with delicious sides on Valentine’s Day and a traditional Irish corned beef dinner on St. Patrick’s Day. Thank you for remembering our guests at the Cathedral Kitchen!

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. Drop them off at Coffee Hour after Masses or at the parish office Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

YOUNG ADULT SERVICE OPPORTUNITY. If you are a Young Adult (21-39) in the parish and are looking for a chance to meet other young adults while working for a great cause consider volunteering for “Stuff the Truck Sunday.” Following masses on April 27 and 28 our parish’s two St. Vincent de Paul Conferences are teaming up with the Young Adults of our parish to collect items such as bedding, clothing, kitchen items, books, and other household goods to be distributed to those in need in the greater community. Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

ADVOCATE FOR THE HOMELESS. The St. James Housing Advocacy Committee is looking for new members. We are a group of parishioners concerned about the large number of homeless people living on the streets of our city and the lack of affordable housing in our community. The group meets for monthly, attends advocacy opportunities at the city and state level, and maintains an action alert system to engage the larger St. James community in advocacy efforts. Information, Joseph Roberts, 206-940-9102.

THE ST VINCENT DE PAUL conferences of St. James thank cathedral parishioners for their generous donations last month. During December we made 70 home visits to our low income neighbors. Your contributions allowed us to help 50 individuals and families pay their rent and stay safely in their homes. In addition, we prevented 5 utility shut-offs, provided food for 41 families, beds and furniture for 7 households, clothes for 5 people, a state identification card for one person, and transportation assistance for 3 individuals. Please consider joining our ministry to the poor among us. Information, Rob Millar 206-954-8902 and Tammy Bendix 206-595-9158.

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CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following people, who were baptized, confirmed, and received their first holy communion last Saturday night at the great Easter Vigil: Victor Burton, Grace Gelseth, Gunnar Gelseth, Emma Hall, Betty Hopp, Olivia Jang, Sonja Lavin, Jasmine Martinez, Janie Nguyen, Jessica Turpin, Guadalupe Vidaurri, and Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack. We welcome with great joy these newest members of the family of faith.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Patricia Smith, Dorothy Oberto, and Evelyn Casey Steen.

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. Bernadette and St. George in Seattle, and St. George Byzantine Church in Olympia.

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