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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.

DIVINE MERCY CELEBRATION. Sunday, April 27 is Divine Mercy Sunday. This year, we 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.

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR. This coming Friday, May 2, Exposition will begin at 12 Noon with the Holy Hour, because of a special Mass with O’Dea High School in the morning. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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@mylifeinseattle.com.

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.

THE NEXT SENIOR TRIP will be Wednesday, May 14. We will visit Wolf Haven International. They rescue and provide sanctuary for displaced and captive-born wolves. Learn about wolves and the work to promote wolf restoration as well as efforts to protect our remaining wild wolves and their habitat. Please join us! Space is limited and priority will be given to registered parishioners. Information, or to reserve your place, John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, 206-274-3173.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE CATHEDRAL YOUTH on retreat this weekend at Camp Killoqua in Stanwood. They are reflecting on how to incorporate Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel into their daily lives and our youth ministry community.

YOUTH NIGHTS. Every Sunday evening from 6:30 – 8:30 PM 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.

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 help improving English language skills to help passing the US citizenship exam; from learning how to adjust immigration status to becoming more engaged in the broader community or finding resources to address other needs. Learn how you can serve in this ministry at our upcoming Volunteer Information Session on Monday, May 12, from 5:00pm-6:30pm (Pastoral Outreach Center, Mother Cabrini Room; courtyard entrance on the SE corner of 9th & Columbia). At this gathering you can learn more about our services, learn the variety of roles that volunteers play, have a chance to ask questions of staff, current volunteers, and clients. Our current volunteer openings include Advisory Board members, bi-lingual Cultural Navigators, and experienced ESL Instructors. Information, Cecilia Erin Walsh, 206-382-4511.

PLAY BALL! St. James Young Adults are gearing up for another season of summer softball. The season runs June through August with games on either Monday or Thursday nights. We had a great season last year and have been anticipating the season’s start all winter. This is a great way to get involved in the St. James Young Adult Community and to meet new friends. Players of all skills levels are welcome! Registration forms are available on the St. James website or by emailing Caitlin Lanigan.

INTENTIONAL SERVICE! JESUIT VOLUNTEER ENCORPS (JV ENCORPS), a program of JVC Northwest, is excited to announce our pilot year in Seattle. JV EnCorps is a faith-based volunteer program for people 50 and older. Participants engage in 5-10 hours per week of transformative service at local nonprofits. During their ten months of volunteer service, participants meet together regularly in community, deepen their spirituality, and explore the values of simple living, social and ecological justice. Applications available through June 30. Information, Helen Pitts, 206-305-8911, JVESeattle@jvcnorthwest.org or visit http://jvencorps.org to apply.


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 what you can do to avoid problems and ensure quality care. Don’t miss this special informative meeting!

NEW SUPPORT GROUP! Monthly support group at St. James starting May 31 for family members and caregivers of men and women age 18 to 45 with debilitating mental illnesses who meet the following criteria: never convicted of a felony, not active substance abusers, able to work or volunteer on a regular basis and are amenable to medications. The purpose of this group is to support each other and explore alternative options for needs of loved ones such as housing and community activities. Information, mindfulalternative@gmail.com.

CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (CDSMP) coming to the St. James community! Attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 20, 10:00-11:30am at Cabrini Senior Housing, 909 Boren Avenue. Learn strategies on how to develop a healthier lifestyle that supports overall wellness in the face of chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, chronic pain, depression, etc. Program runs for six Tuesdays beginning June 3, 10–11:30am.

YOUNG ADULTS “FIRST FRIDAYS” On the first Friday of every month join St. James Young Adults at Taizé. Following Taizé we go out for dinner on Capitol Hill. It is a great way to unwind from the work week and to meet other Catholics in their 20’s and 30’s. Join us in May on Friday the 2nd in the Cathedral at 6:30pm. Information, Caitlin Lanigan.

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Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to those who were baptized, confirmed, and received their First Communion at the great Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 19: Tony Combs, Yong Luu, Jaydee Ocon, Patrick Fields, and Kawika Ramat. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Marcia Rosellini and Jack Neal.

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. Mark in Shoreline and Our Lady of Good Counsel Mission in Eatonville.


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