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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. Now in stock: Jesus: A Pilgrimage, a new book by Father James Martin, SJ. Also, a new book by our own Archbishop Sartain: A Journey to the Heart of Jesus. And don’t miss Journey of Faith, 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.

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 settings of Stabat Mater by the Italian Baroque master, Antonio Caldera, and Seattle composer John Muehleisen. Also, Monteverdi’s Stabat Virgo Maria; a new setting of Amazing Grace by Stephen Cavit; and Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks' majestic Dona nobis pacem. With members of the Cathedral Chamber Orchestra and Joseph Adam, Cathedral Organist, conducted by Loren Pontén. Information, opus7.org or 206-782-2899.

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.

PRAYERS TO OUR LADY OF LOURDES. The men and women of the Order of Malta will be going on pilgrimage to the healing shrine of Lourdes in southern France this May. They will take with them intentions from local parishes, which will be remembered at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Stop by the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary today or any time during the next week, write your petition on the form provided, and drop it in the box of intentions.

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.

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!

“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.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS. The unique Stations of the Cross are the work of Cathedral iconographer Joan Brand-Landkamer. They were inspired by the work of 20th-century French artist Georges Rouault. The stations were created from found objects which Landkamer collected near her home in Ocean Shores. Each station is unique, and together they form a stark and intensely moving portrayal of the last journey of Jesus.

PRAYING THE STATIONS is a wonderful Lenten tradition in the Church. There are three opportunities to pray the Stations each week: on Mondays following 12:10pm Midday Prayer, Wednesdays following the 5:30pm Mass, and Fridays following the 8:15am Mass (except First Fridays). You can also pray the stations online.

GALLAGHER CENTER MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE ROOM open every Sunday 9-2 pm. Enjoy refreshments while you browse through literature, talk with nurse and volunteers, and connect with others.

THE YOUTH NIGHT PROGRAM is announcing a change in its structure. Due to a low demand for middle school ministry, we are discontinuing the Sojourn program and instead opening up our weekly Youth Nights to ALL YOUTH in grades 7-12. If you are a young person in this age range, please consider joining us each Sunday evening from 6:30–8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Youth Nights will help you apply your faith to everyday life.

MASS WITH THE SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITY. Saturday, April 5 at 11:00am in the Cathedral. The Youth Ministry community will play a lead role in the implementation of this very special Mass. Please save the date. Sign-ups will occur at Sunday Youth Nights. Join us as we create kinship with some beloved members of our local community.

THE YOUTH RETREAT has been re-scheduled to April 26 and 27 at Camp Killoqua in Stanwood. Save the dates.

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

SPRING RETREAT AT PALISADES. From May 30-June 1 at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades in Federal Way, Dr. Massimo Faggioli and Helen Oesterle will offer a retreat on “The Church of Today,” exploring the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council, their implementation, and their meaning for each of us. The cost is $199 per person, including private room and board; $165 per person for a shared room. Register online at http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Palisades.

OPERATION RICE BOWL. This week, CRS Rice Bowl invites us to enter into solidarity with the people of the Philippines. We are encouraged to reflect on the Catholic social teaching principle, Option for the Poor, and reminded of Jesus’ words: “Whatever you did for these least of mine, you did for me.” Let us pray this week for our brothers and sisters in the Philippines and all around the world, that we see the Face of Christ in the poor among us. Learn more about the work of Catholic Relief Services in the Philippines.

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.

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 parish of Holy Disciples in Puyallup and St. Yves Mission in Harmony.

 

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