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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. The DVD of Midnight Mass 2014 is now in stock for a limited time! Stop by today to pick up a copy (just $10). Also: plenty of great Catholic reading, medals, rosaries, and so much more!

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 Bishop Elizondo and members of the African American Catholic community from across the Archdiocese.

SANTO NIÑO 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.

PLACE OF LIGHT, PLACE OF WELCOME CAMPAIGN. You may have read in the recent issue of In Your Midst about a new capital campaign to provide exterior lighting which will make our beloved Cathedral as beautiful and safe by night as by day. This $1 million campaign will also greatly improve accessibility to the Cathedral and provide improved signage around the Cathedral campus for visitors and regulars alike. If you would like to learn more about Father Ryan’s vision for this campaign, meet the artist and architect, ask questions, and consider making a donation, you are invited to an information session, Thursday, January 22, at 6:30pm in the Holy Names Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. An RSVP is required. Literature about the campaign is also available in the Cathedral Bookstore and in the kiosk in the Cathedral’s west vestibule. Information, Maria Laughlin, Director of Development, 206-382-4284.

IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES ASSISTANT. The Immigrant Assistance program has an opening for a part -time Immigration Legal Services Assistant. Duties include assisting clients with naturalization, DACA, and DAPA applications. Fluent in Spanish, previous BIA accreditation, and/or immigrant legal experience desired. Information, Christopher Koehler.

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.

ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP meets Monday, January 12 from 6:30—8:00pm in the Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. We are a mix of beginners and lifelong knitters. In addition to hats and scarves for the homeless, this year we'll also be working on shawls. We'll be knitting and crocheting squares individually, then combining everybody's work to make patchwork-style shawls. The squares can be any color, any pattern, and measure 12x12 inches. All are welcome. Thanks to generous donors, we have yarn and needles to share. We are happy to teach beginners, and we'll have patterns for easy squares. Please join us. Information, Connie Carlson, 206-518-1623.

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL. In the 1830s, a small group of young men studying at the Sorbonne in Paris started the organization that became the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVdP), drawing inspiration from St Vincent de Paul, a 17th century French priest who worked tirelessly to help the poor. Today, SVdP welcomes men and women of all ages who feel called to help our neighbors in need. We especially invite young adults to continue a 180-year tradition of joining this grace-filled ministry. Information, Barb Schmidt, 206-938-8696.

"WE ARE ONE FAMILY UNDER GOD" As we conclude National Migration Week, stop by coffee hour today to learn more about why migrant families are coming to the U.S. seeking safe haven and a better life, and how we are called to welcome them. Visit our table to get the latest updates from staff and volunteers at coffee hours after the 8:00, 10:00, and noon masses today. Information, Chris Koehler, 206-382-4511.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Josephine Guido, Ann McIntyre, and Mary Louise McKee.

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!

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.

UPDATE: THANKS TO THE AMAZING GENEROSITY OF CATHEDRAL PARISHIONERS, our youth ministry was able to provide toys and coats to 360 migrant children during a special gift event in the Skagit Valley. A very special thank you to all those who participated in our annual toy drive and giving tree endeavor. You made Christmas very special for children in need.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

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.

FILM & DISCUSSION SERIES: “HOW AM I BEING CALLED TO BE NON-VIOLENT?” Sunday, January 25, Sunday, February 22, and Sunday, March 29, 2015, all from 2-4pm, at St. Mary-on-the-Lake Peace and Spirituality Center, 1663 Killarney Way, Bellevue. Facilitated by Deacon Denny Duffell, Leona Muller, CSJP-A, and Sue Nies, CSJP-A. Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. To register or for more information, Sue Nies, 206-595-4431.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED CATHOLIC HOSPITAL MINISTRY AT HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER. Volunteers are needed to bring Holy Communion and provide a prayerful presence to patients and their families at Harborview Hospital. Volunteers must complete all necessary paperwork, background checks, personal interviews and Orientation/Training sessions. Time expectation is once a week - 3-4 hour shift, plus bimonthly check-in gatherings. There is lots of flexibility in regards to specific day/time. Information, Deacon Steve Wodzanowski, 206-965-1646. Deadline is February 2.

FLOWERS IN THE CATHEDRAL. Remember a loved one, mark a special anniversary, or give thanks for an answered prayer by offering the floral arrangements at the altar. Contact Jane Mueller at 206-622-3559 to schedule. Flowers are especially needed during the next few weeks until the season of Lent begins: January 25, February 1, 8, and 15 are currently available.

DO YOU HOMESCHOOL? We are exploring the possibility of hosting a group for Catholic families who homeschool, who want to homeschool or have homeschooled. Please contact Brenda Bellamy if you are interested 206-274-3108.

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH NEEDS SLICED MEAT! Cathedral volunteer crews feed and serve people experiencing homelessness at Operation Nightwatch. A donor recently had to step down, so the ministry needs someone to donate 90 slices of meat on either the first or third Tuesday of the month. The meat slices would be dropped off at the Cathedral Kitchen. Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

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.

PRAYING FOR OUR ADULT SONS AND DAUGHTERS. Do you have an adult son or daughter who has wandered from the Catholic Church? Do you have a grown child who is struggling emotionally or spiritually, or is trapped in negative life style choices or addictions? If so, consider joining a small group of parents to discuss Praying for Our Adult Sons and Daughters by John and Theresa Botham. The book gives parents powerful tools for prayer and discernment as they reach out to their adult children. This 8-week study will begin Tuesday, January 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Fireside Room and is limited to 8 people. Information and registration, Ginnie Huntsman, 206-860-5893.

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 Rectory Parlors at 6:30pm for wine, cheese, and other light refreshments.

SAVE THE DATE FOR TAIZÉ MONK 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


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!

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.

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

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.

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 Castle Rock and Centralia, and St. Mary Mission in Coupeville.


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