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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 celebration and thanksgiving on the occasion of the 40th wedding anniversary of Jerome and Celia Chandler.

GUEST CHOIR SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14, 5:30PM MASS. We welcome I Cantorei from Walla Walla University, Dr. Kraig Scott, director.

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.

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.

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.

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL. Thank you! Your donations allowed our Cathedral Vincentians to make 692 home visits in the 12 months ending September 30, 2014 – averaging nearly 58 visits each month, during which we gave material aid and spiritual comfort to our neighbors in need. But the need for help continues to grow: We made 193 home visits in the 3 months of October, November and December 2014 – averaging more than 64 visits each month. We expect even more people living in our parish to ask for help in 2015. With your continued generosity, we hope to be there for them. Information, Barb Schmidt, 206-938-8696.

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY? Wednesday, February 25, 6:00pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Hear Linda Worthington, JD explain the difference between SSI & SSDI, requirements and eligibility, tips for being successful in the early stages, working while receiving benefits, and more. Linda is an Attorney at Schroeder, Goldmark and Bender and on NAMI’s Board of Directors.

‘DISORDERED THINKING – A PSYCHIATRIC PERSPECTIVE’ Monday, March 16, 7:00pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Cathedral parishioner and practicing psychiatrist, Dr. Pablo Proano will offer an overview and discussion. Participants will have plenty of time for questions and answers rerated to Schizophrenia and other forms of thought disorders.

NOTE DATE CHANGE! Wednesday April 1, 7:00pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Ann Hedreen, will discuss 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

CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN. It’s time to begin the 2015 growing season in our Cathedral Kitchen Garden. We will kick off the year with a potluck dinner of locally sourced foods on Friday, February 27, 6:00 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. This potluck will be an opportunity for us to renew relationships built in the garden during the last growing season and create new relationships with anyone who wants to volunteer in the upcoming season. We will also lay out a plan for the upcoming work parties, the planting, harvesting, weeding and watering needs, and the evolving vision for the garden as we work to bring healthy, locally produced food to the guests of the Cathedral Kitchen. Our first work party of the season will be March 14. “Lettuce” rejoice and be glad as we gather for fellowship and labor! Information, Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: MODERN DAY SLAVERY. Did you know slavery still exists? That there are more slaves now than at any other time in human history? That it’s even happening here, in Seattle? Join us to learn more about this scourge of modern-day slavery, also called human trafficking. What is it, and why does it still exist? How are we called to respond? Our presenter will be Annapatrice Clark from the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center. Monday, March 2, 7:00 pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515.

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

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

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 Kell’s Pub (1916 Post Alley) at 7pm to discuss the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Our fantastic speakers are Bishop Elizondo, Dr. Victoria Ries, and Fr. James Eblen!

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

NO YOUTH NIGHT 2/15. There will be no Youth Night on Sunday, February, 15 due to Presidents’ Day. We will resume on Sunday, February 22 with our world famous Oscar Party in the Rectory.

SIMPLE SUPPER. Youth volunteers are needed for the Ash Wednesday Simple Supper on Wednesday, February 18 following the evening Mass. A great opportunity to serve your parish community and gain service hours. Please e-mail Joe to sign up.

FIELD HOSPITAL ON THE BORDERS. Thursday, February 19. Seattle University is hosting an important lecture on a Church in kinship with migrants. Given our youth ministry’s commitment to the migrant community, we will be in attendance. In addition, Director of Immigrant Assistance Chris Koehler, will meet with us ahead of time to prepare. Please join us at 6:00pm in the outreach center. Transportation to/from SU will be provided.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082
www.stjames-cathedral.org/youthministry

SHARE YOUR LOVE OF GOD AND THE CHURCH WITH THE CHILDREN OF ST JAMES. Join the Children’s Faith Formation team. We have immediate need for two preschool catechists and one fifth grade catechist. Classes meet most Sundays from 11:00am to 11:45am through June 5, 2015. Materials and training provided. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

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.

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 Aberdeen, Seattle, and Seaview.

 

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