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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.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Lourdes Dimalanta, from her friends and family.

NEW IN THE CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE. Bishop Gordon Bennett’s Tre Ore homilies on the Seven Last Words are now available on CD. There are wonderful gifts for a child celebrating First Communion, including prayer books, rosaries, medals, and crosses. And we’ve just received a shipment of wonderful St. Francis statues for your garden.

CREATION: ART IN THE CATHEDRAL CHAPEL. In conjunction with the series “Heaven and Earth Are Full of Your Glory,” we are honored to host a show in the Cathedral Chapel of works by local artists on the theme of God in creation, curated by our parishioner Elizabeth Winder. The show will continue through June 14.

HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE FULL OF YOUR GLORY. Two events in our series on creation are taking place soon! Tomorrow, April 22, join us for In the Beginning: The Sacredness of Creation in Scripture with 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. Next Monday, April 29, join us for We Are Made of Stars, a video and discussion on the science of creation with our own parishioner Jack Southall. Both events are at 7:00 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Also, now available in the Bookstore are copies of Making the Shift, by Sr. Elaine Prevallet, which we will be discussing in May. Information, Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515.

THE FIRE OF CHRIST’S LOVE. Rekindle your spirit by engaging in prayer as we prepare for Pentecost. Please come join us – our gatherings have been wonderful! The format of our sessions is light and life-restoring, including both exploration and meditation. Open to all, come as you are, as often as you can. We will continue to meet on Tuesday mornings through May 14, 10:30-Noon, 2nd floor Cathedral Place. Information, TerryAnn Bowen, 206-382-2018.

EASTER BIBLE STUDY. This 5-week course of reflection on the New Testament accounts of Jesus' resurrection appearances continues with Session Two on Tuesday, April 23, when we will read the account from the Gospel according to Matthew. Come and explore what the resurrection—Jesus' and our own—meant to the early Church and what it means for us today. Session will meet 7-9pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, John Marquez, 206-654-4646.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. This last Tuesday at the Cathedral Kitchen we had a “Pagliacci Pizza Night”! The pepperoni and cheese varieties were delivered and served. We are very grateful to all of you who not only share your delicious food with our guests, who enjoy it so much, but also to all of our faithful volunteers who come week after week to be a part of this great Cathedral Kitchen family. Thank you!

CATHEDRAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR RAINBOW SCHOOLS STUDENTS. Our parish has a scholarship fund to assist families in meeting the financial obligation involved in sending their elementary school age children to any one of the Rainbow Schools (Saints George, Edward, Paul, Therese, and Joseph). Applications are now available for the 2013-2014 school year. Families are required to be registered in our parish, have Sacrificial Giving and Annual Catholic Appeal pledge cards on file (whether able to make a monetary pledge or not), and be active in the parish in some capacity. Applications are due by April 30. Information, TerryAnn Bowen, 206-382-2018.

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. We have just started a new inquiry session so it is the perfect time to join us on Wednesday at 7:00 pm in Cathedral Place, second floor. Information, TerryAnn Bowen, 206-382-2018.

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, if you are interested in volunteering or want to learn more.

REACH OUT TO SOMEONE WITH HIV/AIDS. I was ill and you looked after me. (Mt 25:36) St. James partners with Rosehedge Multifaith Works to provide practical and emotional support to people living with HIV/AIDS or recovering from addiction. CareTeams consisting of 4-7 cathedral parishioners build supportive relationships with CarePartners, helping with simple tasks such as shopping, light cleaning and transportation to appointments. Orientation for new volunteers will be held Saturday, April 27 from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm at Rosehedge Multifaith Works, 1401 East Jefferson Street, Suite 401, Seattle. Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

VATICAN II LECTURE. Mark your calendar for Vatican II: The Battle for Meaning, on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00pm in Cathedral Place Hall. Our speaker is Dr. Massimo Faggioli, one of the brightest young scholars working on the Council today. He will speak about the struggle to interpret the Council in past years, and what the election of Pope Francis might mean for the ongoing implementation of the Council’s teachings and decrees. Free and open to all!

SHELTER DONATIONS. We are in need of colored wash cloths and hand towels for our shelter guests. As always we are also in need of toiletries. We especially need razors, deodorant, and shaving cream. Drop donations off at Coffee Hour after masses or at the parish office Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

HELP FEED THE HUNGRY. Operation Nightwatch is an ecumenical Christian ministry providing hot meals and shelter referrals to 150-200 homeless people every night. St. James parishioners cook and serve dinner at the Nightwatch Center three times a month. Parishoners can get involved by volunteering to prepare and serve meals or by donating food items. We are especially in need of food donors right now. If you are interested in getting involved please contact Mary Nichols, 206-420-8788. Visit the Operation Nightwatch website to learn more.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following young people and adults, confirmed last Saturday at the 5:30pm Mass: Christopher Adkisson, Lynn Adkisson, Max Baker, Valerie Bauman, Ciara Benson, August Bruno, Violet Bruno, Shelby Fosburgh, Elizabeth Hottovy, Andrew Ipsen, Isaac Ipsen, Hans Krijger, Emily Lamberger, Steven Mann, Angela Peranzi, Blake Rassilyer, Rachael Renkens, Rosa Isela Rodriguez, Suzan Rodriguez, Henrika Stich, and Joseph Sullivan. Congratulations, confirmandi!

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Marcelino Latorre.

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 parish of Holy Disciples in Puyallup, and the mission church of St. Yves in Harmony.

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