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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 Fifteenth Station of the Cross shows the Resurrection of the Lord. This work, by Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral iconographer, was inspired by the work of Georges Rouault and created from driftwood pieces the artist collected on the beach in Ocean Shores.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are given in honor of Father David Brant on the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood from Jason, Bethie, Charlotte, and Peter Hungerford. Ad multos annos!

CELEBRATING WITH FATHER DAVID BRANT. This Sunday, 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.

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.

TUESDAY 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 first Tuesday of the month, 8:30pm-10:30pm, to serve a meal to 100+ guests. If you are interested, please contact Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235.

THANK YOU FROM THE ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY. We visited an elderly woman who was homeless until recently. Since getting a small apartment, she has been careful to pay her rent on time as keeping her home is the most important thing to her. Fighting back tears, she told us she paid all her bills in cash, which she kept in her purse–which she left on the bus one day, a purse that never made it to Metro’s “lost & found.” Without that cash, she could not pay rent and got an eviction notice. With money you donated to SVdP at the Cathedral, we helped pay her rent and keep a roof over her head–thank you! Information, Barb Schmidt, 206-938-8696.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

TONIGHT: THIRD SUNDAY WINE, CHEESE, AND MARY CELEBRATION. On Sunday, May 17, young adults are invited to the Rectory Parlors at 6:30pm for wine, cheese, and a celebration of Mary during her month! We’ll take a brief look at Marian spirituality throughout the world while enjoying some drinks and snacks.

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 to register.

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. RSVP to Tom if you are interested.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

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, Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Cecilia, 206-382-4511.

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 to Tang Nguyen.

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.

YOUTH NIGHT. Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30pm 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 – Our goal is to sell 350 shares of stock to support our youth mission team. Currently, we have sold 120 shares. 230 shares remain! Please help us reach our goal. Stock sells for $15 per share. Please see the bulletin insert for details.

NORTHWEST HARVEST – Saturday, May 30th 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!

ASCEND LEADERSHIP RETREAT. July 12–15 at Camp Hamilton. Join with youth from all over the archdiocese for a week of Catholic leadership development. To register, please e-mail Joe.

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. 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.

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

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP - 4th Tuesday 1:00–2:30pm Pastoral Outreach Center (Mother Cabrini Room). Next meeting May 26.

GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP Tuesdays, 1:30–2:45pm, Pastoral Outreach Center.

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 Christ Our Hope in Seattle, St. Rita in Tacoma, and Sacred Heart in Battleground and Enumclaw.


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