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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 José Banez on the first anniversary of his death, from Matilde Banez and children.

NEW IN THE CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE. Hot off the press! Journey of Faith is a brand-new retelling of the history of the Church in Western Washington, from the days when native peoples called this place holy ground, right up to the present day. This short history (told in “comic book” or graphic novel format) includes key moments in the life of our Cathedral. You may even spot Father Ryan on a page or two! The book is great for all ages. Paperbound is $10, hardbound $15. Pick up a copy today. Also: we have plenty of Lenten reading in stock!

THE CATHEDRAL ESPRESSO CART is open! Please come by after the 10:00 and Noon Masses. All proceeds for the month of March benefit our ministries to the homeless.

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

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.

SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR MINISTRY. Are you a volunteer in ministry here at St. James? Do you work with children or vulnerable adults? Have you been asked to take this program? Our next class is on Sunday, March 23 from 1:30pm—4:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Register online at http://seattle.setanet.org/, click on “Register for Classes,” scroll down to March 23 and look for St. James. InformationTheresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

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Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Gabriel Cabral Blassan, Amelia Jasmine Macaraeg Cueto, Jola Jasmine Golicz, Remigio Ian Isla, and Natalie Grace Noonan, baptized in the Cathedral on Saturday, February 22. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!


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.

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.

JOIN US AS WE EXPLORE THE IMPACT OF THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE through tragic accident, illness or suicide. Beverly Goldsmith, LICSW, coordinator of Child and Family Grief Support Program at Providence Hospice of Seattle, has provided grief support and education to children and families for over 25 years. Sunday, March 23, Gallagher Center, 11am – 12 Noon. Information, Nancy Granger, RN, 206-382-4269.

SPECIAL HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH NIGHT. Sunday, March 2 at 5:00pm. Please note the earlier time frame! We’re hosting an Oscar party! Vote for your favorite movies and win prizes using our Oscar ballot! Plus, enjoy popcorn, pizza, and snacks while watching the stars!

JUNIOR HIGH SOJOURN. Sunday, March 16 from 6:30-8:30pm in Cathedral Place. Join us in welcoming a special guest from Maryknoll who will introduce us to the exciting missionary Church that Pope Francis is inviting us to embrace. Plus, food, games, and activities! Bring a friend!

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

IMMIGRANT ASSISTANCE VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SESSION. St. James ministry to immigrants and refugees provides clients with a range of services from learning English to passing the US citizenship exam; from adjusting immigration status to finding resources to address other needs. Learn how you can help by attending our upcoming Volunteer Information Session on Friday, March 7, from 5:30pm-7:00pm. We will meet in the Pastoral Outreach Center, in the Mother Cabrini Room. Enter through the courtyard. At this gathering you will learn about our services and the many roles that volunteers play, and meet staff, volunteers, and clients. Current volunteer openings include advisory board members, bi-lingual Cultural Navigators, ESL Tutors, and experienced ESL Teachers. Information, Cecilia Erin Walsh, 206-382-4511.

OPERATION RICE BOWL calls us to walk in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in need. Rice Bowls will be available on Ash Wednesday. Please be sure to take home a Rice Bowl and use this fun and easy resource to deepen your Lenten experience and make a difference in the lives of the poor. New this year: the Rice Bowl mobile app! Search “CRS Rice Bowl” to download the free app with prayers, stories of hope, and ways to give.

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 encouraged regardless of ability to pay. Information, Nancy Granger, RN, 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. Louise in Bellevue and St. Joseph in Tacoma, Lynden, and Seattle.


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