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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.

COVER ART. The face of Our Lady of Guadalupe is featured on the cover of today’s bulletin as we celebrate Mary in a special way during the month of May. A copy of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will hang in the south aisle of the West Nave throughout the month.

FLORAL DONATIONS. Floral donations are a wonderful way to remember a deceased loved one or commemorate an important anniversary, and at the same time enrich the whole parish community! Right now, we have an opening the weekend of May 9-10, Mother’s Day Weekend. If you would like to offer flowers, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650.

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.

SEATTLE PRO MUSICA: “PRISM” On Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9, at 8:00pm, Seattle Pro Musica presents Prism, featuring music by Arvo Pärt and James MacMillan as well as a world premiere of a new work by Pacific Northwest composer John Muehleisen. Information, www.seattlepromusica.org.

JOB OPENING. St. James Cathedral has an opening for a Custodian to perform basic janitorial tasks and floor care, and also to work with the Cathedral Facilities staff in setting up for special events. This is a full time position with an Archdiocesan Benefits package. To receive a job description and details, download the Seattle Archdiocesan Job Application at: http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Archdiocese/HR/Documents/EmploymentApplication.pdf and send it via e-mail to Tang Nguyen.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

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.

THIRD SUNDAY WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION. On Sunday, May 17, young adults are invited to the Rector Parlors at 6:30pm for wine, cheese, and other light refreshments.

VOLUNTEER AT FARESTART. On Saturday, May 23, 10am-3pm, join your fellow young adults as we volunteer at FareStart, a group that houses and trains people experiencing homelessness for restaurant work. We’ll help make dinner to be delivered to about 1,000 people sleeping in shelters. Please RSVP to Tom if you are interested.

THEOLOGY ON TAP. It’s coming back! Save the date for May 27, June 3, and June 10.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. Thank you, Horizon House for your donation of freshly made salads. They were greatly appreciated by our many meal guests during the month of April. Thanks also to Pagliacci Pizza for providing your amazing pizza to more than 170 meal guests at our Cathedral Kitchen on Thursday April 16. And finally, thanks, Seattle University Alumni Association who provided the Cathedral Kitchen with 8 volunteers that worked to deep clean our pantry space on April 25, The National Jesuit Alumni Day of Service.

CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP – 2nd and 4th Thursdays, Gallagher Center, 12 Noon – 2 pm. Let your creative juices flow in this supportive atmosphere. No artistic experience necessary! Next workshop May 14.

NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM. 8 sessions - Tuesdays 6 – 9:30 pm, May 5 through June 23. Family members and caregivers of those with mental health challenges learn about various psychiatric diagnoses, strategies for recovery, resources, and more. Space is limited. RSVP required. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

HOLY YOGA. Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Bring mat if you have one. $5 freewill donation gratefully accepted. Please note that the Wednesday Chair Class has been canceled. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

MAY CALENDARS. Calendars for the month of May 2015 are available in the vestibules as you leave the Cathedral today.

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

SUPPORT OUR NICARAGUAN 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! Our youth will be selling organic Nicaraguan coffee and shares of stock in the trip after select Masses. Please see the bulletin insert for more details. Thanks for your support!

MOVING PROJECT. Saturday, May 9 at 9:00am. Local development has forced some of our senior parishioners to suddenly find new places to live. Join us as we help one of our community members move to a new home. Service hours available.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

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.

MINDFUL ALTERNATIVES FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP – Are you a parent of an adult child with mental illness? Interested in meeting other parents with similar concerns? Next meeting Saturday, May 30, 3:00pm. Information, Terry Proctor, mindfulalternative@gmail.com.

INTENTIONAL SERVICE! Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps (JV EnCorps), an ecumenical program of JVC Northwest, facilitates transformative opportunities for valuecentered service, community and spiritual formation for older adults committed to social and ecological justice. During their ten months of part-time volunteer service, participants ages 50 and older meet together regularly in community, deepen their spirituality, and explore the values of simple living and social & ecological justice. Priority application deadline: June 30. Information, 206-305-8911 or visit http://jvencorps.org to apply.

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 parish of St. Catherine in Seattle, and the mission churches of St. Catherine in Cathlamet and Concrete, and St. Joseph the Worker in Yacolt.


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