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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

FREE CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP. Gallagher Center, every other Saturday, from 10am–12 Noon. Our next session is February 8. 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.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES BEGIN SOON! If you are interested in pursuing Confirmation this year, please contact Brenda Bellamy now. Confirmation classes begin on Thursday, February 13. 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.

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.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Workshop, Saturday, February 22, 8:30am– 4:30pm. This is an informational program to help individuals understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Learn a simple 5 Step Action Plan to help an individual in crisis. Comments from an attendee of recent MHFA training: “I found it very informative and helpful. I found the tools very specific, how to approach a disturbed person and when X happens, do Y. That is very helpful to persons who aren't trained in how to handle individuals with mental health problems.” Scholarships to cover $100 cost available for King County residents through NAMI. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. A huge thank you to Pagliacci Pizza for providing, preparing and serving amazing pizza, and to Macrina Bakery for their delicious baked desserts, on Thursday January 16. You helped the Cathedral Kitchen serve over 160 guests and we are very grateful for all that you do. We also thank Horizon House for preparing and donating a fresh green salad on Thursday, January 9. It was delicious and appreciated by our many dinner guests.

TOILETRY DONATIONS. We are collecting donations of toiletries for our Winter Shelter and for the Solanus Casey Center. Please bring in donations of cough drops, lip balm, razors, combs, individual tissue packets, large cans of spray deodorant or small individual deodorant sticks, and colored washcloths. We cannot accepted used items. Please drop off donations at Coffee Hour after masses or at the parish office Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.

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REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Mairead Brigid Corrigan and Dianne Mardon.


HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH NIGHTS. Join your peers for a weekly gathering filled with games, prayer opportunities, and activities designed to help you apply your faith to everyday life. Youth Nights occur every Sunday evening from 6:30–8:30pm 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 4:30-6:00pm 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

YOUNG ADULTS “FIRST FRIDAYS” On the first Friday of every month join St. James Young Adults at Taize. Following Taize 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, February 7. Information, Caitlin Lanigan.

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; in the Fireside Room in the Pastoral 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.

END OF YEAR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS. Financial statements were sent out last week via e-mail for all parishioners for whom we have e-mail addresses, and via US Mail for others. If you did not receive your statement, or if you have questions, contact Sister Mary Slater, Bookkeeper, 206-382-4564.

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.

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. Paul in Seattle and on the Swinomish Reservation, and the Mission Church of St. Paul in Westport.


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