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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 BOOKSTORE. A CD of the remarkable Tre Ore talks by Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon is available for a small fee. Also, statues of St. Francis for your garden, a new book by Father Jim Martin, SJ, and much more!

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. Our ministry provides a range of services to adult immigrant and refugee clients, such as improving their English, passing the US Citizenship exam, becoming more active in the broader community, and finding resources to help address other needs. We do all of this with the generous help of volunteers. Learn more at our upcoming Volunteer Information Session on Monday, May 12, from 5:00pm-6:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. At this gathering you will learn more about volunteer opportunities. Enter through the courtyard and come to the last room on the left. Information, Cecilia Erin Walsh, 206-382-4511.

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. Information, Connie Carlson, 206-518-1623.

VAN DRIVER NEEDED. The Pastoral Care Ministry needs a responsible driver to help 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.

Family Ministry

BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this most important sacrament, parents and godparents must participate in a series of classes to update their understanding of baptism, to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith, and to learn about the many ways our parish supports families. Please allow at least two months for preparation.

BABYSITTING is available on Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses, during baptism preparation classes, and for special events. Babysitting is located in the Mother Cabrini Room on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center; enter through the courtyard at Ninth and Columbia.

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT DINNER SERIES continues Saturday, May 24 from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Marriage and Family Therapist, Tita Subercaseaux, M.S., will facilitate our discussion of Building a Happy Ever After Family. Babysitting will be provided. Married couples of all ages are welcome! RSVP is required.

Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288

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.

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!

BRAHMS REQUIEM AT ST. JAMES. May 17 and 18, 8:00pm. St. James Resident Ensemble, Seattle Pro Musica, presents Brahms’ profound meditation on grief and solace, sorrow and hope. Karen P. Thomas conducts the nationally acclaimed 70-voice choir and orchestra. Information and reserved seats: www.seattlepromusica.org. Parishioner Pay-as-able passes: Cathedral Music Office 206-382-4874.

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.

SPECIAL YOUTH NIGHT. Sunday, May 11 at 6:30pm. Parents and families are invited to join us as we explore the Out of the Darkness overnight walk. Come and learn how you can support this endeavor, even if you’re unable to participate in the walk itself.

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.

BOWLING EVENT. Sunday, May 18 from 6–8:30pm. Join us at Imperial Lanes for an evening of unlimited bowling, video games, and food!

FEED HOMELESS TEENS. Friday, May 23 from 4-7pm. For youth 16 and older. Join us as we prepare a meal for the homeless teens at the Orion Center.


  • Youth/Senior Trip – July 9
  • Ascend – July 14-18
  • Youth Migrant Project – August 3-8
  • Camp 4:12 – August 18-20

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

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.

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

PRAYER WITH MUSIC FROM TAIZÉ. Each Friday at 6:30pm in the Cathedral, all are invited to join in an ecumenical service of readings, silence, candlelight, and the music of the ecumenical community of Taizé in France. This simple, reflective prayer is the perfect way to end a busy week.

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. Philip in Woodland and St. Brendan in Bothell.


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