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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!

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are the gift of the Office of the Vicar for Clergy of the Archdiocese of Seattle, honoring the life and witness of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If you would like to offer flowers to remember a loved one, mark a special anniversary, or give thanks for an answered prayer, please 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.

JOIN IN THE SANTO NIÑO PROCESSION AT THE NOON MASS TODAY. Children are invited to accompany the Santo Niño statue in the entrance procession. Meet in the West Vestibule at 11:50am. Parents, please accompany very young children.

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.


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 22.

HOLY YOGA. Enhance your physical and spiritual well-being and reduce stress with gentle stretching, balance and strength building postures in a faith filled atmosphere. Chair class Wednesdays 4:00pm, Mat class Tuesdays 6:30 pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. $5 Freewill donation gratefully accepted.

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.

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, March 19, 7 pm Pastoral Outreach Center. Ann Hedreen, writer, filmmaker, teacher, and voice of the radio podcast and blog “Restless Nest,” will speak about her new book, Her Beautiful Brain, a memoir about her experience with her mother’s early onset Alzheimer’s.

GALLAGHER CENTER RESOURCE ROOM OPEN HOUSE – Sundays 9:30 – 1:30 Meet Mental Health Nurse and volunteers and learn about resources and information regarding mental health concerns.

HOME VISITS. Contact Nancy Granger, RN if you would like a nurse or volunteer visit you or a loved one at home. 206-382-4269.

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

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following young children, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, December 28: Jed Matthew Dumot Arreola, Gabriel Facun Baladad, Elizabeth Grace Flugstad, Lyra Elizabeth Lewis, Jeramie Andreyevich Loveless, Ivy Therese Banzon Malapitan, Ethan Luis Nem-Samayoa; and baptized on Sunday, January 11: Peytonmarie Bonoan Alnas, Ryley Michael Macaraeg Cueto, NAhea Toribia Costales-Gaon, Lula Jean Friday, and Fiona Grace Lavin. We welcome with great joy these newest members of the family of faith.

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.

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 20th at 7:00 PM in the Holy Names Room of the Pastoral Outreach Center – 907 Columbia St, across from the parish office. Food and beverages will be provided. Information, John Simpson, 206-274-3173.

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.

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.

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.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

WINTER SHELTER HYGIENE DRIVE. The Winter Shelter is currently out of lip balm, spray deodorant, and large bottles of lotion. Donations of any of these items would be very much appreciated! You can drop off donations at Coffee Hour after the 8am, 10am, and Noon Masses or at the Parish Office Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Thank you very much to everyone who donated washcloths! We now have enough to make it through the rest of the season.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

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.

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ AND DINNER. On Friday, February 6, join other young adults for Taizé prayer at 6:30 in the Cathedral. Afterwards, we will meet in the north end of the Cathedral to decide on a place for dinner.

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 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.

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.

A guide to Sunday parking at the Cathedral

We know that parking in this area is at a premium and we do our best to make it available to you.
In consideration of our neighbors, please note these important Do’s and Don’ts!


  • In the O’Dea High School lot.
  • In the Cabrini Tower Garage on Marion Street across from O’Dea High School for the Saturday 5:30 pm Mass and all Sunday Masses. The Cathedral pays for parking (and for official traffic officers from the Seattle Police Department) during these times, and you are encouraged to take advantage of it.
    Did you know that there is also parking underground at Cabrini Garage? Dozens of spots sit empty most weekends! Try it if you arrive late.
  • In the P-1 parking lot under the Chancery building at 9th and Marion.
  • In the Cherry and Terry Parking lot, only in spaces 1-22.

Please DO NOT park:

  • In any parking spot marked with an orange cone.
  • In the Cherry and Terry Parking lot, spaces 23-40 (the south side of the L shaped lot). These are clearly marked with signs; we do appreciate your not parking there.
  • In the lot adjacent to the Envoy Apartments on 9th Avenue, directly across from the Cathedral.
  • In the Blood Bank parking lot at the corner of Terry and Columbia.
  • In the Frye Museum parking lots on Terry Avenue.
  • In the parking places at the Pastoral Outreach Center.
  • In the spaces on Terry Avenue reserved for loading and unloading of the parish vans.

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 Holy Redeemer in Vancouver and Sacred Heart in LaConner and Winlock.


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