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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.

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.

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). Information, Cecilia Erin Walsh, 206-382-4511.

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.

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.


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!

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.

BUILDING AND MAINTAINING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS. Tuesday June 3, 7:00pm. This workshop is intended for individuals who struggle with relationships. Whether you want to build a healthier relationship with your partner or learn how to identify the red flags of a “bad” relationship, this presentation is for you. The workshop allows attendees to explore and evaluate their own relationships and learn new skills to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Although the presentation is geared towards romantic relationships, the principles can be generalized and applied to friendships as well. Presenter: Dr. Kathleen King, PhD, LMHC

Information, Nancy Granger,
Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269

YOUNG ADULTS “THIRD SUNDAY” On the third Sunday of every month join young adults in the parish at the 5:30pm Mass. This month we will be at Mass on May 18. After mass join us for a reception in the Parlors of the Rectory. Hope to see you there!

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to those who were baptized, on Sunday, April 27: Ambrose Benedict Bruno, Benjamin Francis Freyman, Lydia Ruane Gately, Winston Fleming Mackie, Rhoady Thomas Osborne, Erin Banker Pankiewicz, Devan Teresa Pankiewicz, Romeo Miguel Rafael, and Freya Pearl Tillotson. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Stephany Gray.


YOUTH NIGHTS – 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.

OUT OF THE DARKNESS OVERNIGHT WALK – June 14 and 15. Please consider joining “Team Mairead” during a 16-18 mile hike around Seattle lasting from dusk until dawn, a way to bring the issues of depression and suicide into the light. We are seeking to transform incredible difficulty into beauty. For details or to join the team, please contact Joe in the Youth Ministry office.


  • Youth/Senior Trip to Fort Casey – July 9, 2014
  • Ascend Leadership Camp (Grades 9-12 at Palisades) – July 14-18, 2014
  • Youth Migrant Project (Grades 7-12 in Burlington) – August 3-8, 2014
  • Camp 4:12 (Grades 7-8 at Camp Don Bosco) – August 18-20, 2014

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN WOULD LIKE TO THANK Horizon House for their donations of food during the Month of April. The freshly made cakes, sandwiches and green salads were enjoyed by our many dinner guests. Thank you Pagliacci Pizza for providing all the wonderful pizzas to our Cathedral Kitchen on April 17. More than 150 dinner guests enjoyed the meal!

VAN DRIVER NEEDED. The Pastoral Care Ministry needs a responsible driver to assist elderly parishioners attend Mass. The commitment is for one Sunday per month. Be a part of this rewarding ministry! Information, John Simpson, 206-274-3173.

CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION. On Thursday, May 29 at 7:00pm, Archbishop Sartain will confirm fifteen youth and adults from our parish. All are invited to attend this special Mass in which we pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our friends. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP meets Monday, May 12 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. Some of us are beginners. Some have been knitting for years. Never knitted before? We’ve taught others to knit, and will help you, too. Want to join in on the fun? Yarn, knitting needles, and other such things can be donated; we promise to put them to good use.

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 St. Catherine in Seattle, and the mission churches of St. Catherine in Cathlamet and Concrete, and St. Joseph the Worker in Yacolt.


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