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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.

TODAY: VOLUNTEER CHORE SERVICES AT COFFEE HOUR. Stop by the Volunteer Chore Services (VCS) table at Coffee Hour today! VCS is a program of Catholic Community Services, and it matches lowincome, elderly neighbors with volunteers who can help with chores around the house. This important ministry helps people live independently for as long as possible while forming a meaningful relationship. If you are unable to make it to Coffee Hour, contact Katrina Hale.

NEXT SUNDAY IS PALM SUNDAY. Next Sunday’s 10:00am Mass will begin with the blessing of palms in O’Dea Gym, followed by a procession to the Cathedral. Please gather in the O’Dea Gym when you arrive; there will be no access to the Cathedral until after the procession.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST. A huge thank you to all who joined in the fun of last Sunday’s pancake breakfast. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise $3,519 for the Solanus Casey Center! Special thanks also to chef Brendan O’Farrell and 60+ volunteers for making this possible. Our sincere apologies to folks at the Noon Mass who didn’t get pancakes!

THE HEALTH AND HEALING MINISTRY thanks all those who supported last Sunday's blood drive (in spite of the challenging weather). Here is the report from the Blood Center: we were able to register 31 donors and three of them were first time donors. Of those, we were able to collect 22 units of whole blood. This means that 66 units off different blood products are now available to help save the lives of local patients!

OPERATION RICE BOWL. CRS Rice Bowl brings our Lenten journey back to Africa this week, to the Democratic Republic of Congo. We join our fasting in solidarity with people who go hungry, and we remember in prayer the importance of building a community that is willing to support those most in need. Learn more at www.crsricebowl.org.

EXPLORING THE GOSPELS OF LENT. Our evenings of reflection on the Gospels of Lent conclude on Tuesday, March 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. Information, Kathleen McCabe.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NO YOUTH NIGHT THIS WEEK (3/22) due to our Migrant Food Bank Trip. We will resume with our Lenten “Youth in Solidarity” series on Sunday, March 29 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the POC. All 7th-12th grade youth are welcome.

BOWL & SKATE TRIP. Please join us for bowling and roller skating at the Lynnwood Bowl & Skate on Saturday, March 28th from 12:00 – 4:30 pm. What a wonderful opportunity to play together and build community. Please contact Joe to sign-up.

YOUTH MINISTRY SURVEY. The Archdiocesan Office for Youth and Young Adult Evangelization (OYYAE) is conducting a survey to better understand the needs of Catholic youth. We’re looking for ways to better serve the young Church and need both youth and adult feedback. For a link to the survey, please e-mail Joe.

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

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

TODAY: YOUNG ADULT ADVOCACY SESSION. Can’t make it to Advocacy Day but want to advocate for the vulnerable in our community? Join us for a conversation about Washington State legislative issues and a letter-writing session with Senator Cyrus Habib and Linda Haydock, SNJM, director of the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center. This event will be hosted in the Chancery’s Isaac Orr Center (910 Marion) on Sunday, March 22, 3:30pm-5:00pm.

TONIGHT: LENTEN EVENING REFLECTIONS. Join your fellow young adults for Lenten reflections on Sundays at 7:00pm 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!

HOLY THURSDAY PILGRIMAGE. After the 6:00pm Holy Thursday Mass at St. James Cathedral, young adults from throughout the Archdiocese will gather at St. James Cathedral to begin the annual Holy Thursday Pilgrimage. Archbishop Sartain and Bishop Elizondo 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!

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

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.

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.

DO YOU SHOP AT BARTELL’S? If you shop at Bartell’s, every purchase you make can benefit St. James Cathedral if you register for their “B” Caring program. Ask at Bartell’s for details. If you’re already signed up, be sure to use your “B” Caring card when you check out.

CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE. Visitors and regulars alike are invited to 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.

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.

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!), are regular recipients of the Cathedral’s journal In Your Midst, are able to celebrate their wedding at the Cathedral, and their children may attend any of the five Catholic Rainbow Schools at parishioner rates. Registration cards can be found in the vestibule. If you are not sure whether or not you’re registered, call the Parish Office, 206-622-3559.

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY

UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER’S: THERE IS HELP AND SUPPORT. Wednesday, March 25, 6:30–8:00pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. A short video featuring people with memory loss and their care partners provides guidelines on diagnosis and treatment, as well as tips on daily living with memory loss. Following the video there will a panel discussion with question and answer period. This will be facilitated by family caregiver, support group facilitator and staff member of the Alzheimer’s Association.

REGISTER BY MARCH 25 FOR FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM. Begins Thursday, April 9, 6:30 pm in the Gallagher Center. This evidence based 12 week program developed by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a must for those who have a loved one living with mental illness. Learn accurate information about diagnoses, medications, current research, management strategies, and more. Get support from others who are having similar experiences.

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 earlyonset Alzheimer’s. Discussion to follow.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID. Saturday April 11, 8am–6pm, Cathedral Place Room 1EW. This evidence 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. Workbook included. Scholarship available to King County residents through National Alliance on Mental Illness.

GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: NOTE NEW DAY AND TIME. Tuesdays, 1:30–3:00pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. John Baumann, M. Div., LMHC, gently guides the group through the difficult journey of grief with a Christian perspective. Freewill donation up to $15 gratefully accepted, but not required.

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

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Grant Simpson and Bill Staley.

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 Chehalis, Elma, Ferndale, Issaquah, Pe Ell, Vancouver, and Sequim.

 

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