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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.

CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE. Stop by the Cathedral Bookstore for a wide selection of great spiritual reading for Lent. We also have Cathedral souvenirs, rosaries, and religious medals in stock. All proceeds benefit St. James Cathedral!

OPERATION RICE BOWL. This week, the CRS Rice Bowl takes us to the coffee highlands of Nicaragua, where we’re called to protect both the goodness of creation and the livelihoods of struggling families. How will this week’s fast remind us of the sacredness of God’s creation and our duty to protect it? Learn more at www.crsricebowl.org.

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR. Friday, March 6 is First Friday. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin immediately following the 8:15am Mass, and continue until 1:00pm. Holy Hour will be prayed at 12 Noon, with hymns, readings, and rosary. All are welcome. Please note that the Stations of the Cross will not be prayed after the 8:15am Mass on First Friday.

YOUTH RALLY MASS. At 5:30pm on Saturday, March 7, Archbishop Sartain will celebrate Mass with hundreds of Catholic junior high students from all over the Archdiocese. The young people will be at the Cathedral and O’Dea High School for a day of learning and prayer, concluding with Mass in the Cathedral. We invite our regular Saturday 5:30pm Mass-goers to plan ahead as parking will be impacted by this special event.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Our annual pancake extravaganza benefiting our own Solanus Casey Center will be held Sunday, March 15 after the 10am and Noon Masses. Many volunteers are needed, to prepare food, decorate, serve, and clean up. To volunteer in any capacity, contact Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235 or e-mail tfrasene@stjames-cathedral.org. We also need items for our raffle prizes! Do you have a dinner gift card or something fun to share? Contact Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288. Tickets for the breakfast will be $7. Presales will be next Sunday, March 8 after the 10:00am and Noon Masses, and of course, passes will be available on the day of the breakfast.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

TONIGHT: LENTEN EVENING REFLECTIONS. Join your fellow young adults for Lenten reflections on Sundays at 7pm in the Rectory Parlors. We will discuss the Lenten Gospel readings 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 CONTINUES! Join us for a special Lenten edition of Theology on Tap! On Wednesdays, March 4 and March 11, meet at Kell’s Irish Pub (1916 Post Alley) at 7pm to discuss the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Our fantastic speakers this session are Dr. Victoria Ries and Father 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

CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN WORK PARTY. The garden, which grows fresh, healthy produce for our Cathedral Kitchen meal program, is back for a second year. Our first task is to prepare the soil for planting. We will have our first work party of the year on Saturday, March 14, from 9:00 to noon, to spread compost and to do other soil preparation work. We need about 20 people to get the job done, so please join us and bring your friends. For information, or to volunteer for this work party or throughout the year, contact Gary.

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.

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.

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!

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

THE CATHEDRAL ESPRESSO CART is up and running! Your friendly Cathedral baristas will be serving espresso drinks after the 10:00 Mass. During the month of March, all proceeds benefit the Cathedral Kitchen Garden.

ASSIST AN ELDERLY ADULT IN OUR COMMUNITY. Volunteer Chore Services Needs You! T.H. lives alone in the Central District. She has trouble with mopping, cleaning floors, and cleaning her bathtub. She'd like someone to visit twice a month to help with these chores. Will you take some time to visit her? If you are interested in opportunities like this, contact Katrina Hale. Katrina will also be available to speak to interested volunteers after Masses on Sunday, March 22.

IMMIGRATION REFORM: YOUR LENTEN PROMISE. This Lent, the Justice for Immigrants Campaign of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops invites you to pray, fast, learn, give, and advocate for just and humane immigration reform in solidarity with immigrants and refugees. For resources, visit www.justiceforimmigrants.org/lent. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

SEATTLE PRO MUSICA: CARITAS. On Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2015, 8:00pm, Seattle Pro Musica presents a tribute to great female composers throughout the centuries. Information, 206-781-2766 or www.seattlepromusica.org.

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 Holy Disciples in Puyallup and St. Yves Mission in Harmony.


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