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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.

CATHOLIC ADVOCACY 2014. Members of our Respect Life Committee will be present at coffee hours on January 19 to discuss current life issues in the Washington State Legislature and to register parishioners who would like a ride to Olympia on Tuesday, January 21 for the Mass and March for Life. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

SANTO NIÑO – HOLY CHILD TODAY, Sunday, January 19, at the Noon Mass, we have our annual celebration of the Santo Niño, the Holy Child Jesus. The image of Jesus as vulnerable child and mighty King is beloved throughout the world, and in a special way in the Philippines. The annual celebration will be followed by a fiesta in Cathedral Place Hall, with dancing, a raffle, and, of course, a marvelous feast of Filipino food prepared by a group of our own parishioners. All are welcome.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY. The Parish Office will be closed Monday, January 20 for the holiday. The Cathedral will be open throughout the day for prayer and Masses will follow the usual daily schedule, and will be offered at 8:15am and 5:30pm.

BECOMING CATHOLIC. Do you know someone who is interested in finding out more about becoming Catholic? A new inquiry session, with no strings attached, begins on Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00pm in Cathedral Place, Room 1. This is an opportunity to ask questions and learn the basics of the Catholic faith, the first step towards baptism or reception into full communion with the Church. Information, Kathleen McCabe, Director of Faith Formation, 206-382-2018.

FREE CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP. Gallagher Center, every other Saturday, beginning January 25, from 10am –12 Noon. Gilda will guide you in creating artwork and crafts including water colors, pencil drawing, collage, beading, sculpting, seasonal decorations and more! Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

CELEBRATING OUR CATHOLIC “RAINBOW” SCHOOLS. On Sunday, February 2, we will celebrate Catholic Schools, and in a particular way the Cathedral kids who attend one of the five Rainbow Schools. Our parish is a contributing member of the Rainbow Schools Coalition whereby children from our parish can attend at “parishioner” tuition rates. Approximately 50 cathedral children are enrolled in one of these terrific schools. On February 2, representatives of St. Edward, St. George, St. Paul, St. Joseph and St. Therese Catholics Schools will be available following the 10:00am and Noon Masses during hospitality. Please note: Children attending any Catholic school are encouraged to come to Mass in their uniforms! Information, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES BEGIN SOON! If you are interested in pursuing Confirmation this year, please contact Brenda Bellamy now. Confirmation classes begin on February 13, 2014. Confirmation is open to all persons who have been Baptized and received First Communion, and who are age 16 or older. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206 274 3108.

GOSPEL NONVIOLENCE. What does the Gospel teach about nonviolence? How can we follow the teachings of the nonviolent Jesus in a world of violence? Is nonviolence just an ideal, or can it become a practical way to resist injustice? Fr. Marion Nguyen will present the Gospel basis for nonviolence, as well as explore applications of Gospel nonviolence to contemporary situations. Thursday, January 30, 7:00 pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515.

PRESENTATION ON GRIEF AND LOSS. Sunday, January 26, 11:00am–12 Noon, Gallagher Center. John Baumann, Pastoral Counselor, will provide an opportunity to learn about the importance of grief and ways in which one might support themselves, and learn and grow from this painful experience. John facilitates the weekly grief and loss support group at St. James on Wednesdays at 10:30am. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

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CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, January 12: Juliana Pastores Aguila, Oliver Theo Parenteau, and Piero Roni; and on Saturday, January 4: Erin Raeanne Bryan Monda and Lucas Benjamin Bryan Monda. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Agnes Johnson and Ed McWilliams.

 

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH NIGHTS. There will be NO Youth Night this week, January 19. Youth Nights will resume on Jan. 26 at 6:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

JUNIOR HIGH SOJOURN. Our new biweekly program for middle school students (Grades 7 & 8) will occur on the first and third WEDNESDAY of every month from 4:30-6:00 PM in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Our next gathering will be Wednesday, February 5. Come explore who you are, what you’re about, and what role God and faith will play in your life. All are welcome!

KANGAROO FARM TRIP. Saturday, February 1. Attention all middle and high school students (Grades 7-12): Would you like to come face to face with a kangaroo and other animals? Join us for this close encounter with God’s creation. Forms are available in the parish office or by contacting Joe in the Youth Ministry office.

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

WRITERS GROUP. If you are interested in “telling your story” and would like the guidance of a professional educator and published author to help develop your writing skills, we will be holding an informative meeting to learn more about this free group. Call or email for details! Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

FLORAL DONATIONS. Floral donations are a wonderful way to remember a deceased loved one or commemorate an important anniversary, and at the same time enrich the whole parish community! If you would like to offer flowers, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650.

THE ST VINCENT DE PAUL CONFERENCES of St. James thank Cathedral parishioners for their generous donations last month. During December we made 64 home visits to our low income neighbors. Your contributions allowed us to help 42 individuals and families pay their rent and stay safely in their homes. In addition, we prevented 6 utility shut-offs, provided food for 44 families, beds and furniture for 20 households, clothes for 2 people, and transportation assistance for 5 individuals. Our priority is preventing homelessness. This makes your contributions go a long way. Helping our neighbors pay their rent is far cheaper than picking up the pieces after they lose their homes. Please consider joining our ministry to the poor among us. Information, Rob Millar 206-954-8902 and Tammy Bendix 206-595-9158.

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 Redeemer in Vancouver and Sacred Heart in LaConner and Winlock.

 

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