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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.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are the gift of the Corrigan family in loving memory of Mairead Corrigan on the first anniversary of her death.

NORTHWEST CATHOLIC COLLECTION. Northwest Catholic is a magazine mailed 10 times a year to all registered parishioners in the Archdiocese of Seattle. It is an important initiative to evangelize and catechize. Your offering helps make Northwest Catholic available for free to more than 120,000 household in Western Washington. Thank you for your generosity.

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.

SEEKING A CHEF. We are seeking a chef who could help coordinate and prepare our St. Patrick’s Day Pancake Breakfast, which benefits the Solanus Casey Center. Preparation would be on Saturday, March 14 and the breakfast would be served on Sunday, March 15. Many helping hands will be provided, but an experienced chef is needed to coordinate the efforts of our volunteers. Can you help? Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. Thanks, Horizon House, for your donation of freshly made salads to our Cathedral Kitchen. They were greatly appreciated by our many meal guests during the month of January. Thanks also to Pagliacci Pizza for supplying your tasty pizza to our Cathedral Kitchen on Thursday, January 15. Your donation helped us serve more than 180 guests!


“THE COUNSELOR IS IN” - Licensed Mental Health Counselors and MHM Volunteers, Dwayne Stone and Emily Fell, are available by appointment to chat with parishioners after 10:00am and Noon masses. For an appointment, contact Nancy Granger 206-382-4269.

CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP – 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Gallagher Center, 12– 2pm. Let your creative juices flow in this supportive atmosphere. No artistic experience necessary! Next workshop: February 5.

HOLY YOGA – Reduce stress while enhancing physical and spiritual well-being 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 donation gratefully accepted.

GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP – Wednesdays 10:30 – 12, 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 author, and voice of the 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.

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

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL. Are you facing eviction because you cannot pay your rent? Electricity shutoff because you cannot pay your electricity bill? Are you or your children sleeping on the floor because you cannot afford to buy a bed? Do you lack money to buy basic food or clothing that you cannot obtain from free food or clothing banks? SVdP helps residents in need. Call the SVdP helpline, 206-767-6449, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm.

MUFFIN MAKERS NEEDED FOR COFFEE HOUR. Are you passionate about hospitality? Are you able to make a once-per-month commitment to the St. James community? Coffee Hour needs enthusiastic muffin makers for the second and fourth Sundays, 7:15am-9:15am. Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Marvin Hurd.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ AND DINNER. 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.

THIRD SUNDAY WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION. On Sunday, February 15, young adults are invited to the Rectory Parlors at 6:30pm for wine, cheese, and other light refreshments.

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

THE SOCK DRIVE NUMBERS ARE IN! St. James parishioners donated a total of 2,632 pairs of socks during Advent! Socks go to organizations that work to directly empower people experiencing homelessness such as St. Francis House, Urban Rest Stop, St. Martin de Porres Shelter, Lazarus Day Center, and our Cathedral’s own Solanus Casey Center, Cathedral Kitchen, and Foot Care. Thank you for your generous support!

THE ESPRESSO MINISTRY is up and running after the 10:00am Mass. This month, all espresso sales benefit our Mental Health Ministry.

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. Paul in Seattle and on the Swinomish Reservation, and the St. Paul Mission in Westport.


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