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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.

NEW YEAR’S DAY. Wednesday, January 1, 2014, is a holy day, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Masses will be Tuesday, December 31 at 5:30pm, and Wednesday, January 1 at 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12 Noon. The Cathedral will be closed following the Noon Mass on New Year’s Day. Please note that the Parish Office will be closed on Wednesday, January 1.

MHM RESOURCE CENTER OPEN EVERY SUNDAY. The Parish Mental Health Nurse and MHM volunteers welcome you to drop by the Gallagher Center on Sundays from 9am–2pm. Feel free to drop by for hot chocolate, coffee or tea and a yummy snack while you browse through literature on mental health, chat with a volunteer, learn about the ministry.

PARISIAN ROYAL HOLIDAYS. Tuesday, December 31, 11:00pm. Ring in the New Year with festive music from the reigns of Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, and Napoleon III, sung by the professional vocal ensemble of St. James, the Cathedral Cantorei, Cathedral Soloists, and Chamber Orchestra, with Joseph Adam and Clint Kraus, organists; special guest pianist, Angelo Rondelo; all conducted by James Savage, Cathedral Director of Music. Suggested donation $30, pay-as-able passes available. Information, visit the Cathedral music webpage or call 206-382-4874.

GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP. Wednesdays 10:30-12:00. Join pastoral counselor and psychotherapist, John Baumann, M.Div., LMHCA as he guides the group in journeying through the complexities of losing a loved one. Enter at the patio level of the Fireside Room in The Parish Outreach Center. A freewill donation of $15 is suggested; however, attendance is strongly encouraged regardless of ability to pay. Information, Nancy Granger, RN 206-382-4269.

YOUNG ADULTS “FIRST FRIDAYS” On the first Friday of every month join St. James Young Adults at Taizé. Following Taizé we go out for dinner on Capitol Hill. It is a great way to unwind from the work week and to meet other Catholics in their 20’s and 30’s. Join us on Friday, January 3. Information, Caitlin Lanigan.

YOUNG ADULT INTERFAITH CONFERENCE. Many Faiths, One Humanity: Unity in Diversity: If you are in your 20’s or 30’s and have a dream for our world, you do not want to miss this conference! Come together with people of diverse faiths to build an interfaith community; experience and share faiths and traditions; network for the common good; and create interfaith action for a better world. Internationally acclaimed interreligious scholar Rabbi Susannah Heschel, Ph.D. will open the conference. Breakout sessions will include: How Interfaith Collaboration is Changing the World, Understanding and Challenging Our Biases, and Hate Crimes: How They Affect Our Communities and What We Can Do. The conference will take place January 12, 2014 1:30-6pm at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle (1245 Tenth Avenue East Seattle, WA 98102). There is a $12 pre-registration fee and a fee of $15 at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN. You are invited to a volunteer organizational meeting on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. We will be making final plans so that we can begin planting in February. Come share in this opportunity to produce a joyous harvest for the Cathedral Kitchen. Information, garden@stjames-cathedral.org or www.stjames-cathedral/outreach/kitchengarden.

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.

DO YOU SHOP AT BARTELL’S? Every purchase you make can benefit St. James Cathedral if you register for their “B” Caring program. Ask at Bartell’s for details. If you’re already signed up, be sure to use your “B” Caring card when you check out.

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.

ARCHBISHOP HUNTHAUSEN LIBRARY. Visit your friendly and accessible Archbishop Hunthausen Library in Cathedral Hall during the Sunday coffee hours. We have a good selection of old favorites and recent releases.

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH NIGHTS. Note that there will be no youth night tonight, Sunday, December 29.

JUNIOR HIGH SOJOURN. We are launching a biweekly gathering for middle school youth (Grades 7 & 8) that will help young people explore who they are, what they’re about, and what role God and faith will play in their lives. Please e-mail Joe to “vote” for a day of the week and time frame that would be ideal for you.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082
www.stjames-cathedral.org/youthministry

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY PRAYER PARTNERS are devoted to praying for anyone living with mental illness or emotional distress – either in you, a loved one, or someone you care for. The Prayer Partners help support the Mental Health Ministry by responding to special requests and needs that sometimes can only be answered with prayers. You are welcome to submit your requests online at www.stjames-cathedral.org/mhm.

REMEMBER THE CATHEDRAL IN YOUR WILL. The generous bequests of parishioners and friends is critical to fulfilling the mission of St James Cathedral. Each year, we rely on bequests to help us carry out our mission of prayer and outreach here on First Hill. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

TOILETRY DONATIONS. We are collecting donations of toiletries for our Winter Shelter and for the Solanus Casey Center. Please bring in donations of shaving cream, razors, soaps, lotions, etc. Drop them off at Coffee Hour after Masses or at the parish office Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Sacrificial Sunday Giving 2014

GIVE IN A SPIRIT OF JOY!

Results through December 15, 2013

Total pledges received 782
% participation (out of 2,173 households) 36%
Participation goal 100%
Total goal $2,100,000
% of goal reached 87%

Thank you to ALL who have turned in a pledge card.
We are now just $279,110 short of our goal.
With your help, we can get there.
Please turn in your pledge today, or make your pledge online.

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 Innocents in Duvall, and Holy Family in Auburn, Kirkland, and Seattle, and the mission churches of Holy Family in Frances, and Prince of Peace in Belfair.

 

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Seattle, Washington  98104
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