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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 offered in loving memory of Lourdes Dimalanta, on the second anniversary of her death, from her family and friends.

THE CATHEDRAL ESPRESSO CART is open! Please come by after the 10:00 and Noon Masses. All proceeds for the month of February benefit the Cathedral Music Program.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN NAVIGATING THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM. Julianne Kocer, an attorney serving clients in the greater Seattle area, has graciously agreed to visit our Mental Health Open House in the Gallagher Center on Sunday, February 23, 11am–12 Noon, for a presentation and discussion. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

GREAT MUSIC FOR GREAT CATHEDRALS returns on February 28 and March 1, 8:00 pm. Nine Cathedral choirs, and 16-member Cathedral brass, along with seven pipe organs, six synthesizers, and one grand piano! Movement, poetry, stunning artistic creations, and evocative lighting of St. James’ grand interior by lighting designer Linet Henry, combine to highlight and bring to life Cathedral music from the 12th to the 21st centuries. Suggested donation $30, students and seniors pay as able. Get your Reserved Passes now by calling 206-382-4874 or use your credit card at www.stjames-cathedral.org/music.

GREAT MUSIC “PARISH NIGHT” Cathedral parishioners are invited to a free performance of Great Music for Great Cathedrals, on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:00pm. This is the “dress rehearsal” and gives parishioners the opportunity to see the performance in advance of the general public. If you’ve never experienced Great Music before, this is the time to do so! It’s a unique musical journey of light, movement, sound, and color, taking us to Cathedrals around the world and through the centuries. Don’t miss it! No pass or ticket is required for Parish Night.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN thanks Horizon House for their donation of sandwiches and cake on February 19. They helped us to serve more than 150 dinner guests and the meal was enjoyed by all!

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Patricia Kay, Wesley Phillips, Mark Swanson, Jake Voigt, and Geoffrey Welsh who made professions of faith as Catholics and received the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion last Sunday. Congratulations also to Brent Marrah and Emmanuel Ochsenreiter who were baptized in the Catholic tradition and completed their sacraments of initiation by receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion.

NO TAIZE THIS FRIDAY. Due to Great Music for Great Cathedrals on Friday, February 28, and the Rite of Election on Friday, March 7, there will be no Taizé Prayer on February 28 or March 7. The service will resume on Friday, March 14 at 6:30pm. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for understanding!

GARDEN UPDATE. Spring is coming and plans are underway for planting in our new Cathedral Kitchen Garden! Join us on Sunday, March 2, at the 12:00 Mass for a blessing of the seeds and plant starts we will use in the garden. Also, we are still seeking volunteers to help with planting, weeding, watering, etc. To learn more, or to volunteer, e-mail garden@stjames-cathedral.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE PANCAKE BREAKFAST. We are looking forward to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with all of you! Please consider helping us as a volunteer at this year’s Pancake Breakfast. We have a need for cashiers, greeters, bussers, dishwashers, decorators, food servers, and a clean-up crew. We will be serving after the 10:00am and Noon Masses and have volunteer opportunities starting at 9:00 and running through 2:00pm, all on Sunday, March 16. To volunteer or to learn more, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

RETREAT FOR YOUNG ADULTS AT THE PALISADES. Inspired by Pope Francis, this retreat will reveal practical ways to live out our faith with joy in school, at work, at home, and in our communities. This retreat is especially designed for Catholic young adults and professionals. In addition to full-group presentation and prayer times, there will be break-out sessions for adults and young adults. Young adults will have the opportunity to hear the faith stories of a panel of Catholic professionals, including a financial advisor, a lawyer, and a physician. Retreat fee for a private room is $99.50 for young adults (aged 18-30) or $199 per person (aged 30 and up). Price includes lodging, all presentations, and six meals. Scholarships are available. The retreat runs from Friday February 28 at 4:00pm to Sunday March 2, 2014 at 1:00pm at the Palisades Retreat Center in Federal Way. Information, Helen Nguyen, 206-748-7991.

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH NIGHTS. Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Youth Nights will help you apply your faith to everyday life. (Grades 9-12)

JUNIOR HIGH RALLY. Saturday, March 1, all day. This is a gathering of hundreds of Catholic youth from around the region. Join us for live music, engaging speakers, moving prayer experiences and MORE! Permission forms are available in the parish office or by e-mailing Joe.

HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT. Save the Date: March 29 and 30, 2014. Join us for a weekend getaway filled with fun, faith, and friends, an opportunity to step away from distractions and get closer to God. (Grades 9-12)

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082


BABYSITTING is available for children up to four years of age on Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses, during baptism preparation classes, and during special events for parents and families. The program is located in the Mother Cabrini Room on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center; enter through the courtyard at Ninth and Columbia. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

BABYSITTERS NEEDED. The Family Ministry Department is working to improve the facilities in our Children’s Corner and to provide babysitting during additional parish events. To do that, we need to expand our roster of paid babysitters. If you are age 18 or older and love working with children, this is the part time job for you! Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

RSVP and Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288

REGISTER NOW for our Family-to-Family Education Program This popular 12-week course developed by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) for family members of those with mental health challenges includes accurate information about Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Panic and Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as up to date information about medications, side effects, and strategies for medication adherence, and problem solving, listening and communication techniques. The series begins Thursday, March 6, 6:30–9:00pm. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

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. Mary in Aberdeen, Seattle, and Seaview.


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Seattle, Washington  98104
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