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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.

PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY. On Friday, January 16 at 6:30pm, Seattle clergy from many different denominations will come together in prayer with Father Ryan at our weekly ecumenical prayer with music from Taizé. All are welcome to join in this shared prayer in observance of Christian Unity Week.

MASS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE. On Saturday, January 17 at 11:00am, as the nation remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., all are invited to join in a Mass for Peace and Justice in the Cathedral, with Archbishop Sartain and members of the African American Catholic community from across the Archdiocese.

SANTO NINO CELEBRATION. On Sunday, January 18 at the Noon Mass, we will celebrate the Santo Niño—the Holy Child Jesus. All are invited to bring their own images of the child Jesus from home for the blessing. A wonderful fiesta follows in Cathedral Place Hall.

VETERANS OF MILITARY SERVICE. The Cathedral parish would like to invite you and your loved ones to a Salute to Service gathering on Tuesday, January 20 at 7:00pm. Food and beverages will be provided. Information, John Simpson, 206-274-3173.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? If you are an adult who has never been baptized, an adult who has been baptized in another Christian tradition, or a Catholic who has been baptized, but not received First Eucharist or Confirmation then you are invited to participate in the RCIA, a process of initiation into the Catholic Church. You can learn more by going to the RCIA website. Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION. Preparation classes for youth aged 16 or older, as well as for adults will begin Wednesday evening, April 8, and continue each Wednesday into June. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

YOUTH NIGHTS. Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Open to 7th-12th grade students. Please join us for prayer, catechesis, and fun activities designed to integrate faith into everyday life. All are welcome!

NORTHWEST HARVEST SERVICE TRIP – Saturday, January 10 at 12:00pm. Join us in the Kent warehouse as we prepare thousands of pounds of food for distribution to regional food banks. Come live your faith! Please e-mail Joe to sign-up.

NICARAGUA MISSION TRIP – August 6-14, 2015. Join us for a unique international experience devoted to kinship and mutuality with orphaned and abandoned children. We are joining forces with NPH USA, a national agency devoted to supporting orphanages in Latin America and the Caribbean. NPH Nicaragua is home to 260 children who are eager to connect with St. James youth. We desire to learn from the poor, serve alongside them, and return home transformed. Registration is happening NOW. Contact Joe for a packet.

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016 WITH POPE FRANCIS IN KRAKOW, POLAND – Save the Dates – July 22 to August 2, 2016. Registration is happening NOW. Please contact Joe for a packet.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

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 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. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

TRANSITIONING TO TECH. Are you interested in a career in technology? Parishioner Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack is returning in January with her popular four-part workshop Transitioning to Tech. Topics covered will include exploring tech as a career, getting notice and building a resume, interview skills, and building professional relationships. The workshop will be held on four consecutive evenings, Monday January 26 through Thursday January 29, 7:00 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Attendance is free but registration is required. To register, contact Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515.

DO YOU SHOP AT BARTELL’S? If you shop at Bartell’s, every purchase you make can benefit St. James Cathedral if you register for their “B” Caring program. Ask at Bartell’s for details. If you’re already signed up, be sure to use your “B” Caring card when you check out.


THE COUNSELOR IS IN. Licensed Mental Health Counselors and MHM Volunteers, Dwayne Stone and Emily Fell, are available to chat with parishioners after 10am and Noon Masses. For appointment contact Nancy Granger.

CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP – 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Gallagher Center, 12– 2 pm. Let your creative juices flow in this supportive atmosphere. No artistic experience necessary! Next workshop: January 8.

HOLY YOGA. Chair Yoga, Mondays 1:30-2:45 & Wednesdays 4:00-5:15. Mat Yoga, Tuesdays 6:30–7:45pm, Pastoral Outreach Center.

GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP – Wednesdays 10:30am–12:00pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. For those suffering from any type of significant loss; be it loss of a loved one, health, job, or sense of well-being. Note that the group will not meet December 31.

HOME VISITS. Contact Nancy Granger, RN if you would like a nurse or volunteer to visit you or a loved one at home.

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


For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

SERVICE EVENT AT RECOVERY CAFÉ. Join us on Saturday, January 17 from 5pm to 8pm as we make and serve dinner for members of Recovery Café! This will take place at the Café’s monthly Open Mic Night, where members are encouraged to share their talents with the community. Recovery Café provides supportive community, meals, and hospitality to people working to overcome addictions of any kind.

THIRD SUNDAY WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION. On Sunday, January 18, young adults are invited to the Rector Parlors at 6:30pm for wine, cheese, and other light refreshments.

SAVE THE DATE FOR TAIZÉ BROTHER VISIT! On Sunday, February 8, Br. Emile will be in Seattle from the Taizé Monastery in France. Join us 7pm-8:30pm for a discussion with Br. Emile.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

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. Mary in Anacortes and Marysville and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Bothell.


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