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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 in loving memory of S. J. Moses, from Darlene (Moses) Scott and Dr. Mary Starkebaum.

GUEST CHOIR SATURDAY MAY 19, 5:30PM MASS. We welcome the Chamber Choir from Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, director Alison Seaton.

SEATTLE PRO MUSICA CONCERT May 18 & 19, 8:00pm. Resident Ensemble, Seattle Pro Musica, presents a program of 20th and 21st century works expressing humanity’s connection to the divine and to each other. The featured work is Canticum calamitatis maritimae by Finnish composer Jaakko Mantyjarvi – written to commemorate a tragic 1994 shipwreck. Also included are the luminous Lucis creator optime by the Latvian composer Vytautis Miskinis, Penderecki’s Song of the Cherubim, A drop in the ocean by Estonian composer Eriks Esenvald, and Herbert Howells’ touching Take him, earth, for cherishing, dedicated to the memory of JFK. Information, 206-781-2766 or www.seattlepromusica.org.

WHO’S UNDER YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT? The next in our series on creation, Heaven and Earth Are Full of Your Glory, will take place this coming Monday, May 20, 7:00pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Join us for Who’s Under Your Carbon Footprint?, an exploration of the teaching of the Catholic Climate Covenant and the St. Francis Pledge to care both for creation and for the poor. The presenter for this evening will be Patty Bowman, Director of Social Outreach. Also, mark your calendar for the final event in this series, a discussion of Making the Shift, by Sr. Elaine Prevallet, on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 7:00 pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Copies of the book are available in the Bookstore. Information, Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515.

REMEMBER VETERANS ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. Learn more about the needs of veterans, find resources, and talk about ways to reach out to them. Parish volunteers welcome conversation with military veterans and their families. Please stop by the information table at the coffee hour after the 8:00, 10:00, and Noon Masses. Information, John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, 206-274-3173.

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.

THE ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP is up and running! Our next meeting is Monday, May 20, 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. Our guest speaker this week is our own Sister Claudette Conrad, talking about knitting patterns. Please join us. 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 5 others in the group that are just learning, and being taught by other group members, with great success! Information, Connie Carlson, 206-518-1623.

YOUNG ORGANISTS CONCERT. On Monday, May 20 at 7:30pm, St. James Cathedral presents some of the region's finest young organists on the Cathedral's two magnificent pipe organs. Free and open to the public.

EASTER BIBLE STUDY. This six-week reflection on the New Testament accounts of the resurrection concludes on Tuesday, May 21, when we will explore Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, chapter 15. Come and explore what the resurrection meant to the early Church and what it means for us today. We’ll meet from 7-9pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, John Marquez, 206-654-4646.

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. Attend the Immigration Movie and Information Night at Our Lady of Guadalupe on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30pm (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 , Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 206-935-0358 x120.

YOUNG ADULT SPIRITUALITY NIGHT. Join St. James Young Adults on Wednesday, May 29, 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center for an evening of reflection, discussion, and prayer for Pope Francis. What have we learned about Pope Francis since his election? What can we hope for during Pope Francis’s pontificate? What are you hopes for the new papacy? Bring your thoughts, questions, and prayers. Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

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! Information or to register, please e-mail Joe Cotton. Let’s go live the Gospel together!

PLASTIC CONTAINER DONATIONS. The Cathedral Kitchen is collecting plastic food storage containers for our daily meals program. Please bring clean used or new 16 oz. to 24 oz. sized plastic food storage containers with lids. Drop them off at the Cathedral Kitchen from 2-4p.m Monday- Friday or the parish office Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

PLAY BALL! St. James Young Adults are gearing up for summer softball. We have had such a great response we are going to have two teams! There are only a few spots left so sign up quickly. The season runs June through August with games on either Monday or Thursday nights. Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235 for more information.

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!), are regular recipients of the Cathedral’s quarterly journal In Your Midst, are able to celebrate their wedding at the Cathedral, and their children may attend any of the five Catholic Rainbow Schools at parishioner rates. Registration cards can be found in the vestibule. If you are not sure whether or not you’re registered, call the Parish Office, 206-622-3559.

ST. JAMES IS A PLACE FOR CHILDREN. We encourage all of our parishioners who attend Mass with young children, and we welcome them into our midst. Many families find that sitting in the front rows, where the view is unobstructed, allows children to participate more fully. Others are more comfortable sitting at the ends of the aisles, so that they can easily step into the west vestibule or the Cathedral Chapel, if their child needs a quiet place away from the assembly. We have provided a sound system in these areas so you can continue to participate in Mass. We appreciate your effort to be with us and to include your child in our worship. For those who wish, babysitting is available in the Mother Cabrini Room at the Pastoral Outreach Center during the 10:00 am and 12 Noon Masses.

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 Holy Spirit in Kent and St. Rita in Tacoma.

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