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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.

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.

NOTES FOR ELECT PRAYER PARTNERS. Did you “adopt” one of our Elect preparing for baptism at the Easter Vigil as a prayer partner this Lent? Please drop off notes and cards in the designated receptacle in the north aisle, or you can drop them off at the Parish Office during business hours.

HOLY THURSDAY RICE BOWL PROCESSION. A reminder to bring your Rice Bowl with you this Thursday evening at 6:00pm for the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. You will be invited to bring it forward to the altar in the gifts procession during the solemn Holy Thursday Mass.

DIVINE MERCY CELEBRATION. Sunday, April 27 is Divine Mercy Sunday. This year, we will have special reason to celebrate God’s mercy as we mark the canonization of two Popes of recent times: John XXIII and John Paul II. Following the 12 Noon Mass, Cathedral young people will lead the Divine Mercy chaplet, a favorite devotion of John Paul II. Mass will be followed by a special reception in Cathedral Place Hall, with foods from around the world, and egg decorating and games for kids. All are welcome.

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 scarves 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.

THE ST VINCENT DE PAUL CONFERENCES of St. James thank cathedral parishioners for their generous donations last month. During March we made 61 home visits to our low income neighbors. Your contributions allowed us to help 28 individuals and families pay their rent and stay safely in their homes. In addition, we provided food for 32 families, beds and furniture for 15 households, clothes for 6 people, and transportation assistance for 11 individuals. Our priority is preventing homelessness. This makes your contributions go a long way. Helping our neighbors pay their rent is far cheaper than picking up the pieces after they lose their homes. Members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society follow Jesus through service to those in need. Bearing witness to Christ’s compassionate and liberating love, we show our commitment through person-to-person contact, making our home visits in pairs. Please consider joining our ministry to the poor among us. Information, Rob Millar, 206-954-8902 and Tammy Bendix, 206-595-9158.

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.

CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN. Spring is here, and we’re underway with planting in our new Cathedral Kitchen Garden. We are still looking for volunteers to help with planting, weeding, watering, and other tasks. No gardening experience necessary. It’s a lot of fun, and a great way to meet people. To volunteer, contact garden@stjames-cathedral.org.

THINKING OF BEING MARRIED AT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL? Parishioners are able to schedule a wedding at St. James Cathedral 14 months in advance; non- parishioners are able to schedule 12 months in advance. We do require at least six months preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

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.

REMEMBER THE CATHEDRAL IN YOUR WILL. The generous bequests of parishioners and friends is critical to fulfilling the mission of St James Cathedral. Each year, we rely on bequests to help us carry out our mission of prayer and outreach here on First Hill. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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.

WEEKEND RETREAT. April 26 and 27 at Camp Killoqua in Stanwood. Open to Grades 7-12. Please join us!

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

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!), are regular recipients of the Cathedral’s quarterly journal In Your Midst, are able to celebrate their wedding at the Cathedral, and their children may attend any of the five Catholic Rainbow Schools at parishioner rates. Registration cards can be found in the vestibule. If you are not sure whether or not you’re registered, call the Parish Office, 206-622-3559.

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.

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP. A place where those experiencing loss can find support and understanding. Wednesdays 10:30–12 Noon, Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, contact Nancy Granger, RN 206-382-4269. Please note: there will not be a session on Wednesday, April 23 due to the Easter Holiday.

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.

ARE YOU A YOUNG ADULT IN YOUR 20s OR 30s? We are a community of Cathedral Young Adults who gather for spirituality, social, and service events. We’d love to have you join us! Information, Caitlin Lanigan, 206-382-4235.

 

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