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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.

GUEST BELL CHOIR SATURDAY 5:30PM MASS. We welcome Forest Ridge School Handbell Choir, directed by Ron Mallory.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are from Patrick and Stephanie Hauge on the occasion of their 20th Wedding Anniversary and their daughter Olivia’s First Holy Communion.

CATHEDRAL ESPRESSO. Please come by after the 10:00am Mass. All proceeds for the month of May benefit the Young Adult Community. Information, Katherine Berry, 425-772-0897.

GIVE US THIS DAY MISSALETTES. In the vestibules are free copies of the excellent new monthly missalette, Give Us This Day. It includes readings for Mass, lives of the saints, daily prayers and reflections by well known contemporary spiritual writers. Please take one!

CREATION: ART IN THE CATHEDRAL CHAPEL. In conjunction with 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.

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH! Come visit with us TODAY at Coffee Hour after the 10:00am and Noon Masses for information/referral on mental health issues, to put in a Prayer Partners request, for just a friendly visit, or to sign up as a Mental Health Ministry volunteer. Our new Parish Mental Health Nurse, Nancy Granger, RN, will be there to “meet and greet.” Please stop by!

CANTILENA. An open sing on Sunday, May 5, 7:00 pm Cantilena—a come-one, come-all sing along with the music of St. Hildegard; directed by Cathedral Artist-inresidence, Margriet Tindemans; Sunday, May 11, 8:00pm Music of the Spheres, Medieval Women’s Choir. For information and reserved passes, www.medievalwomenschoir.org; for pay-as-able Parishioner Passes, 206-382-4874.

WORLD ORGAN DAY AT ST. JAMES. May 6, 2013 at 5:30pm Mass, celebrating the 850th anniversary of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris. Cathedral Associate Organist, Dr. Clint Kraus, and Cathedral organ scholar Matthew Johnson perform works by Louis Vierne, organist of Notre-Dame. Information, 206-382-4874.

LAY MINISTRY MASS. On Friday, May 10, at 2:30pm, Archbishop Sartain will gather with lay ministers from across the Archdiocese of Seattle for a special Mass of the Holy Spirit, giving thanks to God for the wonderful gift of lay ministry in the Church. All are welcome.

YOUNG ADULT SERVICE OPPORTUNITY. Every month St. James parishioners make sandwiches in the comfort of their homes to be served at St. Martin de Porres shelter. This month St. James Young Adults are coming together after the 5:30 pm Mass on May 12 in Cathedral Hall to make sandwiches to complement the rest of the parish’s generosity. If you are in your twenties or thirties come join us for a fun time making sandwiches for the men at St. Martin de Porres. The Young Adult Leadership team will buy ingredients beforehand. If you could come with a suggested $5-10 donation to help cover expenses we would appreciate it. 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 meetings, 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.

EASTER BIBLE STUDY. This 5-week course of reflection on the New Testament accounts of Jesus' resurrection appearances continues with Session Four on Tuesday, May 7, when we will read the accounts from John's Gospel. 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.

THE NEXT SENIOR TRIP will be Wednesday May 15. First we will tour Theo’s chocolate factory in Fremont: fair trade, organic chocolate made from the purest ingredients! Our second stop will be will be the lovely Chateau Ste Michelle where we will enjoy a private winery tour and taste. Please join us! Space is limited and priority will be given to registered parishioners. Information, or to reserve your place, John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, 206-274-3173.

THE FIRE OF CHRIST’S LOVE. Only two sessions left – you don’t want to miss out! Rekindle your spirit by engaging in prayer with St. Teresa of Avila as we prepare to light another candle on the Church’s birthday cake at 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 meet on Tuesday mornings through May 14, 10:30-Noon, 2nd floor Cathedral Place. Information, TerryAnn Bowen, 206-382-2018.

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!

MOTHER’S DAY COLLECTION FOR BABY CORNER. This coming Mother’s Day weekend (May 11-12), the cathedral’s Pregnancy Support Ministry and Children’s Faith Formation Program will be collecting diapers, formula, baby clothes and toiletries for local families who cannot afford these most basic necessities. Donations will be accepted after all Masses. Bring your items to the parish van parked outside Cathedral Hall. Financial contributions are also welcome. Make checks out to St. Joseph’s Baby Corner. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

VOLUNTEER WITH ST. JAMES ESL. At St. James ESL we help our clients to improve their English language skills, prepare for the US Citizenship exam, adjust their immigration status, become more engaged in the community, and find resources that address other life needs. We do all this with the generous help of our volunteers. You are invited to a Volunteer Information Session, Friday, May 10, 2:00-4:00pm, to learn more. Information or to RSVP, Cecilia Erin Walsh, 206-382-4511.

RICE BOWL RECAP. A huge thank you from Catholic Relief Services for your generous support of the Rice Bowl Program this past Lent. A total of $14,596.94 was collected in Rice Bowls this year (the Cathedral’s biggest year ever!). In addition, the Catholic Relief Services collection on the 4th Sunday of Lent brought in $6,080. Your generosity is supporting vital CRS projects and bringing a message of hope to our neighbors around the world.

PRAYER WITH MUSIC FROM TAIZÉ. Each Friday at 6:30pm in the Cathedral, all are invited to join in an ecumenical service of readings, silence, candlelight, and the music of the ecumenical community of Taizé in France. This simple, reflective prayer is the perfect way to end a busy week.

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. Philip in Woodland and St. Brendan in Bothell.

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