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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 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!

FATHER RYAN’S TALK ON POPE FRANCIS is again available for a nominal fee in the Cathedral Bookstore. If you missed the talk, or if you want to share it with friends, stop by the bookstore today to pick up a copy. (Apologies that we sold out so early last week!)

LENTEN HOLY HOUR is each Friday during Lent, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, with scripture reading, reflection, and rosary. All are welcome to this simple Lenten prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.

OPERATION RICE BOWL. This week, CRS Rice Bowl invites us to enter into solidarity with the people of Guatemala. We are encouraged to reflect on the Catholic social teaching principle, Rights and Responsibilities, and reminded that as Christians, we are called to uphold and protect the basic rights of others. Let us pray this week for our brothers and sisters in Guatemala and all around the world, that we may come to know and protect the rights of all people. Learn more about the work of Catholic Relief Services in Guatemala.

JOY OF THE GOSPEL. Our Lenten series studying Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation is underway, with eighteen different groups meeting six days a week, both here on the Cathedral campus, and in homes in four neighborhoods. It’s not too late to join a group! Visit the Joy of the Gospel webpage to read more and to sign up. Or, if you are unable to attend the weekly sessions, why not participate on your own by studying the reading and reflection questions each week? The Joy of the Gospel and the workbook for the series are available online and in the Cathedral Bookstore.

FREE CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP – Every other Saturday, 10 am – 12 noon in Gallagher Center. No experience necessary. Creating clothespin people was such fun, it will be continued on Saturday, March 22!

LENTEN MUSIC FOR CHOIR AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: “GRANT US PEACE” Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble, Saturday, March 22, 8:00 pm. Featuring music from early to modern, including two settings of Stabat Mater by the Italian Baroque master, Antonio Caldera, and Seattle composer John Muehleisen. Also, Monteverdi’s sacred madrigal, Stabat Virgo Maria; a new setting of Amazing Grace by Stephen Cavit, also a Seattle composer; and Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks' majestic Dona nobis pacem for choir and orchestra. With members of the Cathedral Chamber Orchestra and Joseph Adam, Cathedral Organist, conducted by Loren Pontén. Information, opus7.org or 206-782-2899.

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.

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. Free. No registration required.

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL… AND THE CATHOLIC MIND. You are invited to a special tour of St. James Cathedral with Dr. Cordula Brown, Seattle University and Cornelia Kimmell, Art Historian, who will take a special look at the Ceremonial Bronze Doors, the Tabernacle, the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary and stained glass roundels in the East Apse. The tour is offered twice, on Thursday, March 27 at 4pm and Saturday, March 29 at 11am. Tours begin in front of the Bronze Doors. RSVP by e-mailing artguide@outlook.com.

ALL-PARISH RETREAT. On Saturday, April 12 from 9:00am-11:00am in Cathedral Place Hall, you are invited to join in a retreat led by parishioner Patty Repikoff. How do we bring Pope Francis’ vision for the Church to life in our own lives? As we prepare to celebrate Holy Week and Easter, this will be a welcome time of prayer and reflection. The retreat marks the conclusion of our Lenten discussion series on Joy of the Gospel, but is open to all. Please mark your calendar and come even if you have been unable to be part of the Lenten small study groups!

SPECIAL HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH NIGHT. 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 SOJOURN. Sunday, March 16 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. 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!

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

“IN THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE”: INTERVENTION AND DE-ESCALATION TECHNIQUES. Anyone who supports or works with individuals who have a mental illness will benefit from this all-day workshop. Ellis Amdur, trainer, will walk us through a multitude of strategies we can use to keep ourselves, and our mentally ill family member safe. Instructions include how to handle tense situations before they deteriorate into chaos, and how to manage a crisis once it has started. Saturday, April 12, 8:30am - 4pm, Holy Names Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. Cost: $50.00. Some scholarships are available. Once registered, checks can be made payable to Ellis Amdur and sent to NAMI GS, 802 NW 70th St. Seattle WA 98117. Information, Lyndsay Campbell, office@nami-greaterseattle.org or 206-783-9264.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jim Goempel.

 
March 16, 2014

Dear Friends,

Our second annual St. Patrick’s Day Pancake Breakfast is today (after the 10:00am and Noon Masses). The breakfast is a fundraiser for our own wonderful Solanus Casey Center, so the cause is a great one. (As you know, the Solanus Casey Center is our drop-in center for homeless people and people in crisis.) But, cause or no cause, the pancake breakfast is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the company of some of the best people around – your fellow parishioners!

I’m sorry to have to miss it this year. But that will leave more pancakes for you. Enjoy!


Father Michael G. Ryan
Cathedral Pastor

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. Patrick in Seattle and Tacoma, and St. Patrick Mission in Dockton.

 

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