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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.

CALLING ALL CHILDREN AT THE NOON MASS TODAY! You are invited to participate in the procession with palms today. Gather in the West Vestibule at 11:50am. (Parents, please accompany very young children.)

OPERATION RICE BOWL.We follow Jesus this week on our Lenten journey as he enters into Jerusalem, a community he knew well. CRS Rice Bowl asks us, too, to prayerfully enter into our own communities, to find those who are hungry and thirsty, who need our help. How does our Lenten journey motivate us to serve those we encounter in our daily lives? Learn more at www.crsricebowl.org.

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.

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.

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY

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

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL. Every dollar you donate to SVdP at St James Cathedral helps the huge and growing population of low (or no) income people living Downtown, in the International District, Pioneer Square area, First Hill and Capitol Hill. Thank you! And if you (or someone you know) can afford to make periodic or one-time donations larger than what most of us can afford, please contact us. We have dedicated volunteers ready, willing and able to put more money to good use by directly helping the poor in our parish. Information, Barb Schmidt, 206-938-8696.

SUNDAY EVENING NIGHTWATCH VOLUNTEER. St. James Cathedral has a long history of sending volunteers to Operation Nightwatch (14th Ave & Main St) to help feed people experiencing homelessness. There is currently a volunteer needed on the second Sunday of the month, 8:30pm-10:30pm, to serve a meal to 100+ guests. Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

WINTER SHELTER HYGIENE ITEM NEEDS. The St. James overflow winter shelter still has over a month left! We are currently in need of the following items: cough drops, deodorant cans, razors, and lip balm. You can drop-off donations at Coffee Hour following the 8am, 10am, and noon Masses on Sundays, or you can dropoff donations at the parish office, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

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!

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, e-mail Joe.

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

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

NO TAIZÉ OR FIRST FRIDAY DINNER ON APRIL 3. We still hope to see you at St. James Cathedral for the Good Friday liturgy at 6:00pm.

SOFTBALL SEASON STARTING SOON! More details to come, but if you are interested in playing, email Tom, tfrasene@stjames-cathedral.org. The season will start in late May or early June, and the cost will be $30 per person.

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

THE FIRST SENIOR TRIP OF THE SEASON will be Wednesday April 15. We will explore the Pompeii exhibit at the Pacific Science Center. Pompeii vanished in AD 79 beneath thick layers of volcanic ash left by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The exhibition tells the tale of this city, hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago. Please join us and experience daily life in this bustling Roman city! Space is limited and priority will be given to registered parishioners. Information, or to reserve your place, John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, at 206-274-3173.

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.

 

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