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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.

GUEST CHOIR, SUNDAY, APRIL 12 AT NOON. We welcome the Ealing Abbey Choir from London, England, Chris Eastwood, director.

NEW ON THE CATHEDRAL WEBSITE. Visit www.stjames-cathedral.org to relive the liturgies of Holy Week: view photo albums of Palm Sunday, the Triduum, and Easter Sunday, read Father Ryan’s homilies, and more! Also: the Cathedral is on social media! Join the 3,933 people who follow St. James on Facebook (stjamesseattle) and Instagram (stjamescathedral).

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.

ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP meets Monday, April 13 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.

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 an 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.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

EASTER PARTY WITH PIZZA AND LECTIO DIVINA! Join your fellow young adults on Sunday, April 19 after the 5:30pm Mass for a celebration! We will meet in the Rectory Parlors for some food, drink, and fellowship before reading and reflecting on the Easter gospel reading.

HOST A LUNCH FOR HOMELESS WOMEN. On Saturday, April 25, we will be hosting a lunch for women experiencing homelessness at Gethsemane Lutheran Church (9th & Stewart). All hands on deck are needed to carry out their baptismal call to serve! More details to come.

SOFTBALL SEASON STARTING SOON. More details to come, but if you are interested in playing, please email Tom. The season will start in June, and the cost will be $30 per person.

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. Please join us!

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

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.

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS to the seven who were baptized, confirmed and received first communion at the Easter Vigil: Jonathan Anderson, Maile Carey, Shea Carstens, Willard G. Ling, Amity Ludders, Anna Rice, and Caleb Jon Fan Vandenbos. We welcome them to the fullness of the Catholic faith and rejoice with them during this Easter season.

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.

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL thanks the many generous people who donated goods to our March 21 & 22 “Stuff the Truck” event at St James Cathedral. With your help, we filled the bed of the huge SVdP truck 6 feet high with items that will be resold at SVdP's 5 thrift stores in King County. Sale proceeds will be used to support SVdP activities in parishes throughout the county. Year-round we offer pickups of gently used furniture, as well as large donations of clothing and household goods. To schedule a pickup, call (206)767-3835. You can also drop off your donations (which are tax deductible) at any of our 6 local Donation Centers. For addresses and hours, please visit our website at http://www.svdpseattle.org/goods-clothingdonations/.

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.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. Thanks, Pemco for supplying, preparing and serving a roasted pork and potato dinner at our Cathedral Kitchen on March 24. The dinner and dessert were appreciated by our many dinner guests. Thanks also to O’Dea H.S. staff for volunteering your time to deep clean our Cathedral Kitchen and Dining Hall on Friday March 20. We really appreciate all your hard work and our kitchen and dining hall look great! Finally, thank you, Marci Jewelry for your donation that provided an amazing Easter Dinner at our Cathedral Kitchen on April 7. With your support we served baked ham, scalloped potatoes, roasted asparagus and a variety of desserts to our many nightly meal guests who really enjoyed the dinner.

James Cathedral and the Faith and Family
Homelessness Project present


Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 10:00am to 1:00pm
Cathedral Hall


Could you survive a month in poverty? What choices would you make if you had little time and little money to spare?

This workshop is limited to 80 participants. Walkin participants are welcome as space allows. To register, visit http://stjamespovertyworkshop.evenbrite.com

Lunch is included.

Information, Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515.

THIS SPRING: A NEW BEGINNING FOR YOUR MARRIAGE. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) helps distressed couples rediscover each other and take positive steps to begin a new life of healing, commitment and love. For confidential information about, or to register for our upcoming program beginning April 24-26, call 206-706-2608 or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

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.

THE ESPRESSO MINISTRY is up and running after the 10:00 Masses. This month, all espresso sales benefit Pastoral Care Ministry.

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.

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.


ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP. 4th Tuesday 1:00 – 2:30 pm Pastoral Outreach Center (Mother Cabrini Room). Begins April 28.

GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP TUESDAYS 1:30–2:45pm, Pastoral Outreach Center (Mother Mary Rose Room). John Baumann, M. Div., LMHC, gently guides the group through the difficult journey of grief with a Christian perspective. John’s wealth of experience in pastoral care as well as his theological and clinical training offers a safe place for companionship and support through this challenging process. Freewill donation up to $15 gratefully accepted, but not required.

“THE COUNSELOR IS IN” Licensed Mental Health Counselors are available for consultation with parishioners after 10 am and noon masses for brief problem solving sessions. For appointment, contact Nancy.

HOLY YOGA. Reduce stress and enhance physical and spiritual well-being with gentle stretching, balance and strength building postures done in a faith filled atmosphere. Chair class Wednesdays 4:00 pm, Mat class Tuesdays 6:30 pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. $5 freewill donation gratefully accepted.

GALLAGHER CENTER RESOURCE ROOM OPEN HOUSE. Sundays 9:30–1:30 Meet Mental Health Nurse and Mental Health Ministry volunteers who will listen to your concerns and provide information and resources.

HOME AND HOSPITAL VISITS – Mental Health Ministry nurse and volunteers would like to reach out to parishioners who are grieving, lonely, ill, or experiencing stress in their lives.

CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP – 2nd and 4th Thursday, Gallagher Center, 12 noon – 2 pm. Let your creative juices flow in this supportive atmosphere. No artistic experience necessary! Next workshop April 23.


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

BABYSITTING is available for children up to four years of age on Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses, during baptism preparation classes, and during special events for parents and families. The program is located in the Mother Cabrini Room on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center; enter through the courtyard at Ninth and Columbia. Information, Suzanne Lee.

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 Sacred Heart in Bellingham, Tacoma, and Lacey.


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