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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.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Our annual pancake extravaganza benefiting our own Solanus Casey Center will be held TODAY, Sunday, March 15 after the 10am and Noon Masses. Delicious pancakes, sausages, and potatoes thanks to our volunteer chef Brendan O’Farrell and his team of volunteers, a fun raffle, and Irish dancers following the Noon Mass. Please join us for this fun event for a good cause!

LENTEN HOLY HOUR. Because of a funeral Mass, we will not be able to have Holy Hour on Friday, March 20. Our Lenten Holy Hours will resume on Friday, March 27. Thank you for your understanding!

OPERATION RICE BOWL. This week, we journey with CRS Rice Bowl to Lebanon to be present to a people who themselves are on a journey. Here we meet a family of Syrian refugees, a family perhaps not so unlike our own. We are challenged through our almsgiving this week to reach out to those who are forced to flee their homes, who are seeking shelter in a land of peace. Learn more at www.crsricebowl.org.

PLACE OF LIGHT, PLACE OF WELCOME. Thanks so much to all who have contributed to our new Capital Campaign to relight the Cathedral and provide greatly improved access to mobility impaired persons. Thanks to your generosity, we met one generous parishioner’s $20,000 challenge grant and even surpassed it! If you have not yet contributed to the campaign, consider doing so! Gifts of any size are welcome. Visit the Cathedral website for information, or contact Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Ian Torres, Richard Downs, Polly Joy, and Josefina Reyes.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

TONIGHT: 3RD SUNDAY RECEPTION & LENTEN EVENING REFLECTION. After the 5:30pm Mass, young adults are invited to Rectory Parlors for some wine and cheese. Around 7pm, we will transition to the weekly Sunday Evening Lenten Reflection. 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!

HOLY THURSDAY PILGRIMAGE. Save the date! On Thursday, April 2, after the 6pm Holy Thursday Mass at St. James Cathedral, young adults from throughout the Archdiocese will gather on the western steps to begin the annual Holy Thursday Pilgrimage. Archbishop Sartain and Bishop Eusebio will lead us to Immaculate Conception, St. Mary’s, and the Chapel of St. Ignatius with time for prayer and reflection at each stop before returning to St. James. Don’t miss this moving and powerful evening!

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

EASTER GREETERS NEEDED. We need greeters to assist at the Masses of Easter Day at 10:00am and 12 Noon, to welcome our visitors and regulars on Easter morning and hand out programs. You will need to arrive one hour early for Mass, but reserved seats will be provided for you as soon as Mass begins. Come on your own, as a couple, or as a family! Training will be provided. Interested? Please contact Corinna Laughlin, 206-622-3559.

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.

RAINBOW SCHOOLS SCHOLARSHIP. St. James Cathedral has a scholarship fund to assist need-based families to have their children attend one of the Rainbow Schools (Saints Joseph, George, Therese, Paul or Edward). We are accepting applications for the 2015- 2016 school year. Please contact Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822, for the application form and the list of requirements. Open to registered parishioners of St. James Cathedral. The deadline for completed application packets is April 30, 2015.

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

ARE YOU A CATHOLIC WHO HAS BEEN AWAY FROM THE CHURCH? This spring, St. James Cathedral will again offer Welcome Back, our parish program designed to help people return to the sacraments and to regular church attendance. The program provides opportunity to ask questions about your faith, and to learn about changes in the Church. Program begins Monday, April 13, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, and continues Monday nights through June. Location is Cathedral Place, 803 Terry Ave. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

EXPLORING THE GOSPELS OF LENT. Our evenings of reflection on the Gospels of Lent continue on Tuesdays, March 17 and 24 at 7:00pm, in the Holy Names Room at Cathedral Outreach Center. In this series, we meditate on and learn about the Gospel reading for the coming Sunday. You need not have attended the first three to join in the remaining sessions! Information, Kathleen McCabe.

SEVEN LAST WORDS RETREAT. Come and pray in preparation for Holy Week! Saturday, March 21st, 9:30am – 2pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center, Holy Names Room. Presented by Sr. Joyce Cox. The seven last words of Jesus, spoken from the cross are cherished through the ages with profound meaning and passion for our own lives. As we near the coming holy days prior to Easter, this retreat will provide reflections reaching into ur own everyday lives with prayerful possibilities for deeper living into this Gospel. Please bring a sack lunch. RSVP to Kathleen McCabe.

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.

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL. 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. Information, event chair Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. We thank Horizon House for your donation of freshly made salads to our Cathedral Kitchen. They were greatly appreciated by our many meal guests during the month of February. Thanks also to Pagliacci Pizza for providing your tasty pizza to our Cathedral Kitchen on Thursday, February 26. Your donation helped us serve more than 180 meal guests! And thank you, St. James Youth Group, for your help in preparing and serving the lentil soup at the Simple Supper on Ash Wednesday.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? If you are an adult who has never been baptized, an adult who has been baptized in another Christian tradition, or a Catholic who has been baptized, but not received First Eucharist or Confirmation, you are invited to participate in the RCIA, a process of initiation into the Catholic Church. You can learn more by going to the RCIA website. Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.

BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this most important sacrament, parents and godparents participate in a series of classes to update their understanding of baptism, to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith, and to learn about the many ways our parish supports families. Please allow at least two months for preparation. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.


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.

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

THINKING OF BEING MARRIED AT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL? Parishioners are able to schedule a wedding at St. James Cathedral 14 months in advance; non- parishioners are able to schedule 12 months in advance. We do require at least six months preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

REMEMBER THE CATHEDRAL IN YOUR WILL. The generous bequests of parishioners and friends is critical to fulfilling the mission of St James Cathedral. Each year, we rely on bequests to help us carry out our mission of prayer and outreach here on First Hill. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

PRAYER WITH MUSIC FROM TAIZÉ. Each Friday at 6:30pm in the Cathedral, all are invited to join in an ecumenical service of readings, silence, candlelight, and the music of the ecumenical community of Taizé in France. This simple, reflective prayer is the perfect way to end a busy week.

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. Louise in Bellevue and St. Patrick in Seattle and Tacoma.


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