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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.

TELEPHONE SYSTEM HELP. The parish is evaluating an upgrade for its telephone system and would welcome assistance from a parishioner with expertise in this area. Information, Renan Jeffereis.

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.

OPERATION RICE BOWL. Join our parish community—and more than 13,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. Don’t forget to download the CRS Rice Bowl app! This week, we learn about farming in Tanzania where the simple soybean is changing lives. What actions can you take this Lent to change lives—at home and around the world? Learn more at www.crsricebowl.org.

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.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

LENTEN EVENING REFLECTIONS. Starting tonight, join your fellow young adults for Lenten reflections on Sundays at 7pm in the Rectory Parlors. We will discuss the Lenten Gospel readings. 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.

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ AND SIMPLE SUPPER. On Friday, March 6, join other young adults for Taizé prayer at 6:30 in the Cathedral. Afterwards, we will meet in the north entrance of the Cathedral for a simple supper.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

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 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. Due to popular demand, SVdP's annual "Stuff the Truck" event has been expanded to include Saturday, March 21 in addition to Sunday, March 22! Please bring your gently used clothes, household goods and other items to our truck in the O’Dea parking lot before and after Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses: 5-7 pm Saturday, March 21 and 7:30 am to 1:15 pm Sunday, March 22. Your donated items will be sold through local SVdP thrift stores, with proceeds used to support SVdP activities throughout King County, all of which benefit our neighbors in need. Information, event chair Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY? Linda Worthington, JD explains the difference between SSI & SSDI, reviews requirements and eligibility, how you can work while receiving benefits and more. Linda is an Attorney at Schroeder, Goldmark and Bender and the co-Vice President of NAMI Greater Seattle’s Board of Directors. Wednesday, February 25, 6:00pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

OSCAR PARTY. Sunday, February 22 at 5:00pm in the Cathedral Rectory. Join us for food, ballots, and fun as we collectively enjoy the 2015 Academy Awards.

JUNIOR HIGH RALLY. Saturday, March 7. This year, the archdiocesan rally of Catholic middle school youth (Grades 6-8) will be held right here at the cathedral, in cooperation with O’Dea High School. Please join us, along with 600+ middle school students, in an energizing day packed with lively music, dynamic speakers, and powerful prayer experiences, including a cathedral Mass with Archbishop Sartain! Contact Joe for a registration form. High school helpers needed.

MIGRANT FOOD BANK TRIP. March 20-21. In an effort to grow our ongoing relationship with the migrant community, we will once again assist with the migrant food bank in Burlington. Join us for an overnight experience with youth from St. John Vianney. Contact Joe for a permission form.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

‘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 on various psychiatric disorders. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

HER BEAUTIFUL BRAIN. Hear local author Ann Hedreen read from and discuss her newly published memoir about her experience with her mother’s diagnosis of Early Alzheimer’s. Wednesday, April 1, 7:00pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID. Saturday, April 11, 8am–6pm Cathedral Place Room 1EW. Don’t miss out on what many others have called the best mental health training around! This evidenced based program facilitated by Dwayne Stone, LMHC and Brooke Amyx, LICSW, helps individuals learn about, understand, and respond to individuals with signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Learn a simple 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis. Cost $100. NAMI scholarship available to residents of King County. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

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.

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. Peter in Seattle and St. Peter Mission in Deming, Suquamish, and Tenino.


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