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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. Detail of Virgin and Child with Six Saints by Neri Di Bicci (ca. 1456). This treasured Renaissance altarpiece hangs in the Cathedral Chapel.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR this Mother's Day are offered in memory of Nilda Corvo from the family of her daughter, Laura Conte.

I SAW ETERNITY THE OTHER NIGHT. Our series on the metaphysical poets concludes with poems by the great Anglican Divine John Donne. Tuesday, May 12, 7:00pm in Room 1EW, Cathedral Place. Information, Corinna Laughlin, 206-622-3559 x3996.

THE MUSIC OF ST. HILDEGARD OF BINGEN: Medieval Women’s Choir, under the direction of Nancy Zylstra, presents St. Hildegard of Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum. Hildegard’s most substantial composition, this work is a semi-staged morality play about the Soul and its journey towards acceptance in the community of Virtues. Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16, 8:00pm. Information, www.medievalwomenschoir.org.

CELEBRATING WITH FATHER DAVID BRANT. Next Sunday, May 17, we will recognize Father David Brant in a special way at the Noon Mass as he marks the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. A reception will follow in Cathedral Hall. All are welcome.

RCIA REUNION. Calling all former RCIA participants! Are you someone who has come through the RCIA process at St. James? Please join us for a social time to check in and catch up. We will gather on Tuesday evening, May 19, 7:00pm. If you can attend, RSVP to Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.

JOB OPENING. St. James Cathedral has an opening for a custodian to perform basic janitorial tasks and floor care. This is a full time position with an Archdiocesan benefits package. To receive a job description, 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

THE NEXT SENIOR TRIP will be Wednesday May 13. First we will visit the Botanical Gardens in Bellevue: a lovely display of cultivated gardens and serene woodlands. Our second stop will be lunch at The Forecaster’s Pub at the Redhook Brewery. Lunch will be followed by a tour of the brewery including a taste of their ales. Information, or to reserve your place, John Simpson, Pastoral Care Minister, at 206-274-3173.

CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN. The 2015 garden has been planted and is growing! Now the garden needs tending, and that’s where you come in. We need volunteers to help with weeding, watering, thinning and other garden tasks. All the produce we grow goes to our Cathedral Kitchen, feeing our neighbors in need five days a week. Flexible time commitment. Can you help? Information, Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515.

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL. Young adults started SVdP because they wanted to go to the poor in their humble homes, listening to their needs. SVdP at St James Cathedral needs adult volunteers of all ages, but we especially need more young adults to join our ministry to the poor. Most volunteers attend two Tuesday evening Vincentian gatherings (90 minutes each) per month and make home visits to our neighbors in need 2-3 times per month (afternoons or evenings, about 2-3 hours each time). Please consider this wonderful opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people who are calling out for our help. Information, Barb Schmidt, 206-938-8696.

NO YOUTH NIGHT this week. Please enjoy some quality time with Mom! Happy Mother’s Day! Youth Nights will resume next Sunday, May 17 from 6:30 - 8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

SUPPORT OUR NICARAGUAN MISSION TRIP. Please see the bulletin insert for details on how you can be a part of this important project! Also, this week’s proceeds from the espresso cart will go toward the mission.

NORTHWEST HARVEST – Saturday, May 30 from 12:00–2:00pm. Please mark your calendars and join us as we package food for area food banks. Please help us feed the poor!

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082



IN RECOGNITION OF MAY BEING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH the Mental Health Ministry invites you to a presentation by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Wednesday, May 20, 6:30–8:00pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. If you know someone who lives with mental illness, have mental health concerns yourself, or are just curious to learn more about the everyday challenges faced by those with mental illness you will not want to miss this presentation offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Listen to a panel discussion of individuals with four different perspectives: a family advocate, an individual with the diagnosis of schizophrenia, the child of an individual with mental illness and person in recovery from mental illness who will speak about the benefits of Clubhouse model of recovery, namely Hero House.

HOLY YOGA classes will be ending for the summer. The last session before summer hiatus will be Tuesday, May 12, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, in Pastoral Outreach Center.

10 DAY STATE OF THE ART BRAIN AND BODY WELLNESS PROGRAM for people living with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Information, Marigrace Becker, 206-744-2017.

CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOP 2nd and 4th Thursday, Gallagher Center, 12:00–2:00pm. Let your creative juices flow in this supportive atmosphere. No artistic experience necessary! Next workshop: May 14.

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

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. Philip in Woodland and St. Brendan in Bothell.


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