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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:FOOD SUPPLY IN NIGER. The next stop on our CRS Rice Bowl journey is the African nation, Niger, where we’re reminded that life’s joys and challenges are often seasonal. This week we pray for people who struggle to feed their families during the hungry season—when food is in short supply—and we commit to acting for the common good. Learn more at www.crsricebowl.org.

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. 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 are today, Sunday, March 8 after the 10:00am and Noon Masses. Bypass the line or pre-purchase a breakfast for one of our neighbors in need! Passes will be available on the day of the breakfast.

OPUS 7: PEACE ON EARTH. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:00 pm This concert will highlight the Slavic music of Russia and the Ukraine, including movements from Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, celebrating the work’s centenary. Information, www.opus7.org or 206-782-2899.

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.

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 the final round of the Lenten Theology on Tap on Wednesday, March 11! Meet at Kells Irish Pub (1916 Post Alley) at 7pm to discuss the resurrection of Jesus with Fr. James Eblen. Pre-event Mass is at Christ Our Hope (1902 2nd Ave) at 6:30pm.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

MAKE YOUR MARRIAGE A PRIORITY THIS LENTEN SEASON. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) helps struggling spouses rediscover each other, move forward in more positive ways, and heal their marriages. This program is for couples in the initial stages of distress, as well as those who are in a state of hopelessness and considering divorce. The next Seattle area program will be held April 24-26. Confidential information or registration, www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP meets Monday, March 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, 206-518-1623.

BABYSITTERS NEEDED. We are working to provide babysitting for additional parish events. To do so, we need to expand our roster of paid babysitters. If you are age 18 or older and love working with children, this is the part time job for you! Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

OVERFLOW WINTER SHELTER SUPPLIES NEEDED. We are currently out of chapstick for our guests from St. Martin de Porres shelter, and we are very low on cough drops, tissue packs, and new combs. Spray deodorant is always appreciated as well! You can drop off donations after the 8am, 10am, and noon Masses on Sundays at Coffee Hour in the blue Rubbermaid container or at the Parish Office, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

ASSIST AN ELDERLY ADULT IN OUR COMMUNITY. Volunteer Chore Services needs you! P.P. is a friendly 90-year-old and needs someone to help her with vacuuming and dusting. She'd like help twice a month. Will you visit her? If you are interested in opportunities like this, contact Katrina Hale. Katrina will be available to speak to interested volunteers after masses on March 22.

Youth Ministry

YOUTH NIGHTS. Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Open to 7th-12th grade students. Our Lenten series is called “Youth in Solidarity,” a program of Catholic Relief Services. Please join us! All are welcome!

SPECIAL OLYMPICS DEVELOPMENT DAY. Friday, March 20 at Archbishop Murphy High School. The Archdiocese of Seattle is beginning to explore possibilities regarding our participation in Special Olympics/Project Unify. Given our existing commitment to the special needs community, the youth ministry will be sending some delegates. Please contact Joe to join the delegation.

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 question/answer session on various psychiatric disorders.

UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER’S: THERE IS HELP AND SUPPORT. Wednesday, March 25, 6:30pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. A short video featuring people with memory loss and their care partners will provide guidelines on diagnosis and treatment, as well as tips on daily living with memory loss. Following the video there will be an informal panel and question and answer discussion.

HER BEAUTIFUL BRAIN. Wednesday, April 1, 7:00pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Author Ann Hedreen will discuss her memoir based on her experience with her mother’s diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s. Discussion to follow.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID. Saturday, April 11, 8:00am–6:00pm, Cathedral Place Room 1EW. Register soon for this valuable training. This evidenced based program taught by two licensed mental health counselors helps you understand and respond to individuals with signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Cost $100. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) scholarship available to residents of King County.

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

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. Joseph in Seattle, Tacoma, and Lynden, and the Mission Church of St. Joseph in Kalama.


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