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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.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Slater Marshall in loving memory of his wife Kathleen, on the anniversary of her death.

PRAY FOR VOCATIONS. The Fourth Sunday of Easter is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Pick up a prayer card in the vestibule or in the Cathedral Bookstore as you leave today, and pray for vocations to the priesthood, religious life, permanent diaconate and committed lay ministry in the Church.

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR. On Friday, May 1, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin immediately following the 8:15am Mass and will continue until 1:00pm. Holy Hour, with hymns, Scripture readings, and rosary, will begin at 12 Noon. All are welcome!

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK. There will be a communal celebration of this sacrament on Saturday, May 2 at a special 10:30 Mass. Father Ryan will preside. All are welcome to attend the Mass. If you would like to receive the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, or have questions, please contact John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, 206-274-3173.

ST MARTIN DE PORRES SHELTER OPEN HOUSE. You are invited to an Open House at St. Martin de Porres Shelter, Sunday, May 3, from 11:30am-1:30pm. Enjoy light refreshments, tour the shelter, learn about the Cathedral’s long partnership with St. Martin’s, meet staff and residents, and learn about the shelter’s plans for the future. RSVP required by Thursday, April 30. Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

RAINBOW SCHOOLS SCHOLARSHIP. The deadline for applying for a needs-based Rainbow Schools (SS Edward, Joseph, Paul, George, Therese, and Holy Family, Seattle) scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year is quickly approaching. Please contact Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822, for the application and requirements. Open to all registered parishioners of St. James Cathedral. If you wish your child to be considered, the application packet must be in the Parish Office by April 30.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ AND SIMPLE SUPPER. On Friday, May 1, join other young adults for Taizé prayer at 6:30 in the Cathedral. Afterwards, we will meet in the north entrance of the Cathedral for a simple supper.

SOFTBALL. Softball season is just around the corner! The season will start in June with games either on Mondays or Thursdays. The season is 8 games long plus a tournament, and fees are $30 per person. Please email Tom if you are interested.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS to those who celebrated the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens this past Sunday: Alan Brimelow, Randi Evans, Vicky Fisher, Courtney Turnbaugh, Shannon Weidenheimer, and Annemarie Weiss. Congratulations also to our new candidates who celebrated the Rite of Welcome last Sunday: Michael Bocklund, Jared Fanning-Lytle, and Baki Wright.

I SAW ETERNITY THE OTHER NIGHT. Our series on the metaphysical poets continues with poems by Henry Vaughan (1621-1695) and Thomas Traherne (1636-1674) Vaughan’s work anticipates Wordsworth in its celebration of the innocence of childhood. Traherne’s extraordinary imagination, anticipating William Blake, was largely unknown until the rediscovery of his work in the early 20th century. Tuesday, May 5, 7:00pm in Room 1EW, Cathedral Place. Information, Corinna Laughlin, 206-622-3559 x3996.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP. Tuesday, April 28, 1:00–2:30pm Pastoral Outreach Center (Mother Cabrini Room). Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP. Tuesdays, 1:30–2:45pm, Pastoral Outreach Center (Mother Mary Rose Room). Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

“THE COUNSELOR IS IN” Licensed Mental Health Counselors are available for consultation with parishioners after 10:00am and Noon Masses for brief problem solving sessions. For appointment, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

SUNDAY YOUTH NIGHTS. Sunday evenings from 6:30–8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Open to 7th-12th grade students. Please join us for prayer, catechesis, and fun activities designed to integrate faith into everyday life. All are welcome!

SUPPORT OUR NICARAGUA MISSION TRIP – This summer, 26 youth and adult leaders are traveling to the NPH orphanage in Jinotepe, Nicaragua to learn from the poor. We need your help to get us there! Throughout May, our youth will be fundraising to make this mission a reality. Please consider supporting us in one (or both) of the following ways:

  • Buy organic Nicaraguan Coffee! Our youth will be pre-selling Nicaraguan French Roast, Medium, and Decaf blends following the 10 and 12 Masses throughout May. All profits will benefit our mission trip. Turn a household staple into a missionary endeavor!
  • Buy Shares of Stock! Please consider becoming a stockholder in our mission trip. Stockholders will receive e-mail contact from youth in the field. They will be prayed for by name during the trip. And they will be invited to a special stockholders dinner to hear stories about the mission they funded. Our youth will be selling shares of stock after the 10 and 12 Masses throughout May.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

HOLY YOGA. Tuesdays 6:30 pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. $5 freewill donation gratefully accepted. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

WELCOME OUR NEWEST NEIGHBORS! St. James Immigrant Assistance helps immigrants and refugees to learn English, prepare and apply for citizenship, apply for Deferred Action, and find community resources to address other challenges in their lives. Attend our upcoming Volunteer Information Session on Thursday, May 28, from 11:00am-12:30pm to learn more about our ministry including the many ways in which you can serve. Bring your questions to the Pastoral Outreach Center at 907 Columbia Street. Enter through the courtyard and come to the last room on the left. Information, Cecilia at 206-382-4511.

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL. Are you facing eviction because you cannot pay your rent? Electricity shutoff because you cannot pay your electricity bill? Are you or your children sleeping on the floor because you cannot afford to buy a bed? SVdP helps residents in need, 206-767-6449, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm.

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. Mark in Shoreline and Our Lady of Good Counsel Mission in Eatonville.


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