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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 offered by the Nguyen family in memory Mary Marcelline Vo, on the second anniversary of her death.

NOON MASS PROCESSION OF FAMILIES. As the Church prepares to celebrate the Presentation of the Lord, when Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the temple, families are invited to join the procession together. Please gather in the vestibule at the west (main) entrance of the Cathedral at 11:55am.

BLESSING OF CANDLES. On Monday, February 2, we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, with the traditional blessing of candles for use in the Cathedral throughout the coming year at the 8:15am and 5:30pm Masses. You are welcome to bring your own candles from home for the blessing.

BLESSING OF THROATS. Tuesday, February 3 is the Feast of Saint Blaise, bishop and martyr. According to legend, Saint Blaise saved a boy who was choking. He is the patron saint of all with throat ailments and diseases. The traditional blessing of throats will take place in the context of the Masses at 8:15am and 5:30pm and at 12:10pm Midday Prayer as well. All are welcome.

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.

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR. This Friday, February 6, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin immediately following the 8:15am Mass and continue until 1:00pm. Holy Hour, with psalms, hymns, and rosary, will begin at 12 Noon. All are welcome to join in all or part of this traditional prayer in the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY

GRIEF TRANSFORMED – Four week interactive workshop led by Helen Donnelly Goehring based on personal experiences of losing loved ones. Begins Sunday February 8, 2- 4:15 PM Pastoral Outreach Center. Registration required.

SAVE THE DATE! Monday, March 16, 7:00pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Cathedral parishioner and psychiatrist, Dr. Pablo Proano will offer an overview and discussion on Disordered Thinking—A Psychiatric Perspective. Participants will have plenty of time for questions and answers rerated to Schizophrenia and other forms of thought disorders.

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.

CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP. Twice monthly, Gallagher Center. Let your creative juices flow in this supportive atmosphere. No artistic experience necessary! Next workshops Thursdays, February 5th and February 19 – 12 - 2:00pm.

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

MASS IN THE YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE. On Sunday, February 8, women and men religious from across the Archdiocese of Seattle will join us at the 12 Noon Mass for a celebration of the gift of consecrated life in the Church. This is a special opportunity to give thanks to God for the religious who have made a difference in our lives and our faith. There will also be an opportunity to explore a vocation to one of the many different religious communities in the Archdiocese.

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL. Mark your calendar: After all morning masses on Sunday, March 22, SVdP will hold its annual "Stuff the Truck" event in the O'Dea parking lot, where our volunteers will receive your gently used clothes, household goods and other items for resale through local SVdP thrift stores. This is a great opportunity for some early spring cleaning! Proceeds from thrift store sales support SVdP activities throughout King County, all of which benefit our neighbors in need. Information, event chair Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

THE ESPRESSO MINISTRY is up and running after the 10:00am Mass. This month, all espresso sales benefit the Youth Music Program.

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
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.

TAIZÉ EVENING WITH BR. EMILE. How can we live the Gospel in our daily lives? How can we be in solidarity with those on the margins? How can we persevere in prayer? Br. Emile, a brother in the ecumenical Taizé Community, will facilitate a discussion of these questions on Sunday, February 8, 7pm-8:30pm, in Isaac Orr (910 Marion St).

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.

WANT TO LEARN MORE?
Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235
Facebook.com/StJamesYoungAdultMinistry

NO YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT – In an effort to free people up for Super Bowl enjoyment, we are canceling this week’s Sunday Youth Night. Go Hawks!

NICARAGUA MISSION TRIP – August 6-14, 2015. We are joining forces with NPH USA, a national agency devoted to supporting orphanages in Latin America and the Caribbean. 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
www.stjames-cathedral.org/youthministry

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Peggy Ghelardi, Natalie Gibbons, Scott Hamilton, Ashley Howard, Jeff Mackie, and Margaret Young who were received into the Catholic Church on Sunday, January 25. They made their Profession of Faith and received the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist. Congratulations also to Alana Solomon and Brian Tracy who received the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist.

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. Thomas Aquinas in Camas and St. John Bosco in Tacoma.

 

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