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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 in loving memory of Bruce Campbell, from his family.

MASS IN THE YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE. Today, Sunday, February 8, women and men religious from across the Archdiocese of Seattle 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.

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.

ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP meets Monday, February 9 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. We make hats and scarves for the homeless, and we also knit and crochet blocks for patchwork-style shawls. We chat, cast-on, fix dropped-stitches, knit in the round, crochet on looms, figure out patterns, and more. If you've never knitted, we can teach you how. Everybody is welcome. Please join us. Information, Connie Carlson, 206-518-1623.

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.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

TONIGHT: YOUNG ADULT EVENING WITH BROTHER 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? Brother Emile, a member of the ecumenical Taizé community, will facilitate a discussion of these questions TODAY, February 8, 7pm-8:30pm, in the Isaac Orr Room (910 Marion St.).

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

LENTEN EVENING REFLECTIONS. Starting February 22, join your fellow young adults for Lenten reflections on Sundays at 7pm in the Rectory Parlors. We will discuss the Lenten Gospel readings from the Gospel of John during this solemn but joyful season. There is no commitment to come to all the sessions; please bless us with your presence whenever you can make it!

THEOLOGY ON TAP RETURNS! Join us for a special Lenten edition of Theology on Tap! On Wednesdays, February 25, March 4, and March 11, meet at Kells Irish Pub (1916 Post Alley) at 7pm to discuss the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Our fantastic speakers this session are Bishop Elizondo, Dr. Victoria Ries, and Fr. James Eblen!

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

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

CELEBRATION OF THE SANTO NIÑO. The Friends of Santo Niño would like to thank the many parishioners who helped make this year’s Santo Niño fiesta another memorable event. Special thanks to the Fil-Am Choir, to the volunteers who helped serve the food and stayed to clean up, and to those who donated cash and desserts and all who supported our raffle. Your patronage makes it possible for us to continue this annual tradition. Maraming salamat po!

PRAYERS TO OUR LADY OF LOURDES. The men and women of the Order of Malta will be going on pilgrimage to the healing shrine of Lourdes in southern France later this year. They will take with them intentions from local parishes, which will be remembered in prayer at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Stop by the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary today or any time during the next week, write your petition on the form provided, and drop it in the box of intentions.

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL. Did you know that February 7 is the Feast of Blessed Rosalie Rendu (1786-1856)? Living in a time of revolution, cholera and widespread poverty, this Daughter of Charity of St Vincent de Paul cared for the sick, the elderly, the poor and orphans (at times risking her own life) for over 50 years in the poorest district of Paris. In the 1830s, when Frederic Ozanam and his student companions at the Sorbonne wanted to learn how to help the poor, Sister Rosalie became their mentor. She taught them how to do home visits and to always treat everyone with dignity and love – lessons those young men followed in establishing the Society of St Vincent de Paul and that are still followed today by 800,000 Vincentians volunteering in 140 countries worldwide, including here in the parish of St James Cathedral. Won’t you join us in this important work? Information, Barb Schmidt, 206-938-8696.

SANDWICH MINISTRY SEEKS DRIVER. Want to feed the hungry? Are you able to pick-up sandwiches St. James at 3pm and drive them to St. Martin de Porres Shelter in Sodo on the second Monday of the month? If so, this ministry is for you! Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

ASH WEDNESDAY is Wednesday, February 18. Please note the special Mass schedule for that day: 8:15am, 10:00am (with O’Dea High School), 12:10pm, and 6:00pm. The evening Mass will be followed by a Simple Supper in Cathedral Hall.

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!

L’ARCHE MASS – Thursday, February 12. As a means to grow our ongoing relationship with the special needs community, a small group of youth will join Father Ryan in celebrating Mass and sharing a meal with the L’Arche community on Capitol Hill. RSVP required.

HOMELESS OUTREACH – Saturday, February 14. Join a team of youth who will hit the streets in our cathedral van, seeking out people on the margins and offering listening, companionship, and much-needed resources and care. We will hand out socks, coats, valentines, and goodies.

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

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 Our Lady of Lourdes in Seattle and Vancouver, and the mission church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Wilkeson.


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