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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 from the Nguyen family on the 100 day anniversary of death of Marie Marcelline “Marcy” Vo.

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

FLUTES FOR PENTECOST. Sunday, May 19, the music for the 10:00 Mass will include more than 100 flutes playing Pulitzer-prize winning composer, Henry Brant’s mystical and sublime setting of ancient Pentecost chants. If you are a flute player and would like to join the ensemble, contact Music Office, 206-382-4874.

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 Mass TODAY, May 12 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.

MOTHER’S DAY COLLECTION FOR BABY CORNER. This 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.

VISITING CHOIR SATURDAY MAY 18 11:00AM. We welcome the Pierce College Puyallup Concert Choir, directed by Dr. Ken Owen. Free and open to the public.

THE ST VINCENT DE PAUL conferences of St. James thank cathedral parishioners for their generous donations last month. Thank you to everyone who brought in donations for our “Stuff the Truck” event! Your generous donations will be sold at our thrift stores which will allow SVdP to help people all over King County. During April we made 65 home visits to our low income neighbors. Your contributions allowed us to help 31 individuals and families pay their rent and stay safely in their homes. In addition, we prevented 8 utility shut-offs, provided food for 15 families, beds and furniture for 8 households, clothes for 2 people, and transportation assistance for 8 individuals. Our priority is preventing homelessness. This makes your contributions go a long way. Please consider joining our ministry to the poor among us. Information, Rob Millar 206-954-8902 and Tammy Bendix 206-595-9158.

PLAY BALL! St. James Young Adult Ministry is gearing up for summer softball. The roster is filling up quickly but we have a few spots left. The season runs June through August with games on either Monday or Thursday nights. Roster closes May 31. Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235 for more information.

MILITARY VETERANS AND FAMILY MEMBERS. Next Sunday, May 19, parish volunteers will be at the coffee hour after the 8:00, 10:00, and Noon Masses to share information about the needs of veterans and resources available to them. Please stop by the information table to express your ideas and concerns. Information, John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, 206-274-3173.

YOUTH MIGRANT PROJECT. Attention High School Youth (Grades 9-12), are you interested in simple living and humble service? Do you desire to learn more about the justice issues associated with our local migrant workers? Are you compelled to journey alongside our hardworking neighbors, developing empathy for their situation and offering direct service and companionship? If so, God may be calling you to join us on this summer’s Youth Migrant Project in the Skagit Valley. July 28 – August 2. We will be sharing our week with St. Luke, Shoreline. What a great way to launch our new youth ministry program! We have up to 20 slots available. Friends are welcome! To register, please e-mail Joe Cotton. Let’s go live the Gospel together!

EASTER BIBLE STUDY. This program will be extended one week and will conclude on Tuesday, May 21. Next Tuesday, May 14, we will continue exploring the accounts of Jesus' resurrection in the Gospel of John. 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 ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP is up and running! Our next meetings are Mondays, May 13 and May 20, 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. Anyone and everyone is welcome, so please join us. Our guest speaker this week is Janice from Warm For Winter, an organization that distributed over 6,900 knitted items to the homeless in 2012. Want to join in on the fun? Any level of participation is welcome, from coming to meetings or knitting (and crocheting) on your own and donating the results. Even unused knitting items can be donated; we promise to put them to good use. Never knitted before? Then come join five others in the group that are just learning, and being taught by other group members, with great success! Information, Connie Carlson, 206-518-1623.

WHY DO WE NEED IMMIGRATION REFORM? The US Catholic Bishops have called on Congress to pass just and compassionate legislation. Learn more about why and what you can do to support our immigrant brothers and sisters. Visit the ESL Program’s webpage and click on “immigration” for updates, action items and links. Attend the Immigration Movie and Information Night at Our Lady of Guadalupe on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 pm (7000 35th Ave SW, Seattle 98126). The night will include a short documentary film on immigration, a personal immigration story from Jake Saldaña, information on the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Justice for Immigrants campaign, and ways you can take action. Patty Repikoff, Director of Eastside Hispanic Ministry, will discuss the pastoral work and advocacy that is being done in the Archdiocese of Seattle. Information, Jennifer Ibach at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 206-935-0358 x120.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the twenty-nine children who celebrated their First Holy Communion last Sunday at the Noon Mass: Giselle Batingan, Francesco Choisy, Isabella Craig, Elizabeth Daniels, Ava Franco, Lucas Galvin, Ryan Harrison, Nathaniel Joosten, Habuo Kidane, Ethan Kim, Benjamin Michalske, Caleb Murillo, Gabriel Ombrellaro, Isabella Rodriguez-Miller, Keishionna Rucker, Sandesh Samarasinghe, Estella Winch, Ethan Winch, Jensen Wong, Sophie Ziedalski, Alexander Cubelo, Audry Slye, Emma Uderski, Jaiden Shoel, Miguel Franco, Olivia Hauge, Ria Maisano-Torres, Sabrina Slye, and Sophia Williams.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Dr. John Wiegenstein.

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 Christ Our Hope in Seattle.

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