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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.

GUEST CHOIR SATURDAY, 5:30PM MASS. We welcome the Gonzaga University Schola Cantorum, conducted by Dr. Timothy Westerhaus. The 25-member ensemble will be performing the sublime 17th century Officium Defunctorum of Tomas Luis de Victoria as a meditative Lenten postlude following Mass.

GUEST CHOIR SUNDAY 12 NOON MASS. We welcome the Provo High School Choirs, conducted by Kenny Wiser.

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

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.

PALM SUNDAY AND EASTER SUNDAY COFFEE HOURS. Please note that on Palm Sunday, April 13, there will be no Coffee Hour following the 10:00am Mass. On Easter Sunday, April 20, we will not be hosting Coffee Hour after any Masses.

PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION. Next Sunday, April 13, is Palm Sunday. The 10:00am Mass will begin in the O’Dea Gym for the blessing of palms with Archbishop Sartain. Please note that the Cathedral will be closed until after the procession, except for those with physical disabilities. Please report straight to the O’Dea Gym next Sunday.

CHRISM MASS. On Thursday, April 10, at 7:00pm, you are invited to join Archbishop Sartain and the priests of the Archdiocese of Seattle for the annual Chrism Mass, during which oils are blessed for use in the celebration of the sacraments at the Easter Vigil and throughout the coming year. All are welcome.

OPERATION RICE BOWL. This week, CRS Rice Bowl invites us to enter into solidarity with the people of Haiti. We are encouraged to reflect on the Catholic social teaching principle, Call to Family, Community and Participation, and reminded that, as social beings, we are called to seek God together. Let us pray this week for our brothers and sisters in Haiti and all around the world, that our families and communities may be strengthened and blessed. Learn more about the work of Catholic Relief Services in Haiti.

ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP meets Monday, April 14 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. We get together the second Monday of the month to knit or crochet hats and scarfs for the homeless. Newcomers are always welcome. We’ve taught others to knit, and will help you, too. This month, expert knitter Connie Carlson will show us how to knit in the round with two circular needles. Bring two circulars, both the same size, and some yarn for practice. Or just bring your knitting and join the fun. Information, Connie Carlson, 206-518-1623.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. The Cathedral Kitchen would like to thank Horizon House for their donations of food during the Month of March. The freshly made cakes, sandwiches and green salads were enjoyed by our many dinner guests. We also thank Pagliacci Pizza for helping the Cathedral Kitchen serve a variety of tasty pizzas on March 20. More than 150 dinner guests enjoyed the meal!

THE FIRST SENIOR TRIP of the season will be Friday, April 11. We will travel to Bellingham, where we will explore Darius Kinsey’s photography which captured the monumental interaction between men, machinery and mammoth trees that defined early logging in northwest Washington as well as the Vanishing Ice exhibit of the Whatcom Museum. In addition, we’ll tour the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention and see an extensive array of electrical artifacts. Please join us! Space is limited and priority will be given to registered parishioners. Information, or to reserve your place, contact John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, 206-274-3173.

GALLAGHER CENTER MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE ROOM open every Sunday 9am-2 pm. Enjoy refreshments while you browse through literature, talk with nurse and volunteers, and connect with others. Note that the resource room will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 20.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN NAVIGATING THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM. Sunday, May 4, 11:00am, Gallagher Center. During this one hour session, attorney Julianne Kocer will discuss Guardianship, Life Care Planning, Special Needs Trusts and more. All are welcome. Information, Nancy Granger, Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269.

THE YOUTH NIGHT PROGRAM. Every Sunday evening from 6:30 – 8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Now open to ALL youth in grades 7-12. Youth Nights will help you apply your faith to everyday life.

ICE SKATING TRIP. Saturday, April 12 from 9:15am – 1:30pm. Join us as we skate the morning away at Highland Ice Arena followed by lunch out on the town.

WEEKEND RETREAT. April 26 & 27 at Camp Killoqua in Stanwood. Open to Grades 7-12. Save the dates!

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082


Dear Friends,

It’s wonderful to be able to share with you that you were your usual generous selves in responding to the collection last weekend in support of the victims of the terrible landslide in Snohomish County. To date, you have contributed $14,010! I know this will make a big difference for the people up there. We have sent a check in that amount to Father Tim Sauer, the pastor of Immaculate Conception parish in Arlington. Anyone who would still like to make a donation can do so by dropping a check in the collection basket, made out to St. James Cathedral with “Oso” on the memo line. Thank you!

FREE CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP. Every other Saturday, 10 am–12 Noon in the Gallagher Center. Open to all. No experience necessary! Next session: Saturday, April 19. Information, Nancy Granger, Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269.

SCREENING FOR MEMORY LOSS. This program is designed to provide information about memory, how it changes as we age, and how to recognize changes that may signal a problem. The more you know about memory and how it works, the better equipped you’ll be to recognize a problem if it arises. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:00, Cathedral Place. Information, John Simpson, 206-274-3173.

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. Bernadette and St. George in Seattle, and St. George Byzantine Church in Olympia.


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