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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. For more information about the parish, to register, or to ask a question, visit our Sunday Help Desk at Coffee Hour. A Cathedral staff person will be on hand to assist you.

COVER ART. The Seattle Madonna. Stained-glass window by Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, 1994. South Sacristy, St. James Cathedral.

DEDICATION OF ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL. December 22 marks the anniversary of dedication of St. James Cathedral, dedicated by Bishop Edward O’Dea on December 22, 1907, and rededicated by Archbishop Thomas Murphy on December 22, 1994. The solemn celebration with music will be Monday, December 21, at the 5:30pm Mass.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED. The Cathedral Parish Office will be closed on Friday, December 25 and Monday, December 28, in observance of Christmas.

COFFEE HOUR SEEKS MUFFIN MAKERS! Are you hospitable and an early riser? Coffee Hour currently needs two muffin makers who can commit one Sunday per month, 7am-10am. We are currently looking for one person each on the first Sunday of the month and on the fourth Sunday of the month. Information, Tom Frasene.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING AN ALTAR SERVER? There are a few openings in the Sunday Noon Mass youth server corps for young people through age 18 who have received First Communion and who regularly attend the Noon Mass. Training and support provided. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-661-5094.

EUROPEAN REFUGEE CRISIS. Join us for an informative presentation and discussion during National Migration Week with representatives from Catholic Relief Services and two local doctors who have been working in the refugee camps. Wednesday, January 6 at 6:30 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. RSVP to Christopher Koehler at 206-382-4511.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

TONIGHT! GREENING OF THE CATHEDRAL. Following the 5:30pm Mass, come for a fun evening where we’ll make the Cathedral even more beautiful for the Christmas season. If you like, you’ll be able to explore some of the nooks and crannies of the Cathedral that are normally closed off! Once we are finished decorating we will have a pizza party.


3RD SUNDAY WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION. After the 5:30pm Mass on January 17th, we’ll have share some wine and cheese in the Rectory Parlors, just south of the Cathedral’s south entrance.

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY SUPPORT GROUP. Has pornography had a negative impact in your life? Has porn ever come between you and your friends, loved ones, or God? You are not alone. St. James will be holding a free and anonymous support group to confront and overcome habits of porn use and addiction. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, January 5 from 8-10pm in Cathedral Place (803 Terry Ave). All seeking help are welcome to attend. Information, Tom Frasene.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY THANKS YOU. Earlier this month, we visited a middle-aged man dealing with two recent deaths in his family, many serious health issues of his own and multiple bills he could not pay. We gave the modest rent help he requested and then handed him a grocery store gift card as “a little Christmas present.” Surprised, he said we were going to have him in tears, that it could have been “just a penny” and that “there are good people in this world.” Your support helped us touch this man’s heart – thank you! Information, Christine Henderson, 253-973-1441.

WELCOME BACK! Have you drifted away from your Catholic faith? Are you disillusioned by what you hear about the church? Do you desire a life filled with faith? St. James Cathedral offers a 9-week program for Catholics out of touch with a Church that once may have been home. It’s a safe place to ask questions, and to experience a small community of faith. Winter session begins Monday, January 11, and continues Mondays through March. Sessions are 7:00 – 9:00 pm in Cathedral Place. Information: Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

PRAYER WITH MUSIC FROM TAIZÉ. There will be no Ecumenical Prayer on Friday, December 25, or Friday, January 1. Taizé Prayer will resume on Friday, January 8 at 6:30pm. All are welcome to this meditative candlelight prayer.

YOUTH NIGHTS. 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!

YOUTH CONFIRMATION. As a result of parish feedback, we have restored the Youth Confirmation program to a 10-week process beginning February 18, 2016. Sessions will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. Any youth who will turn 16 by May, 2016 is eligible to participate. Please join us in the Pastoral Outreach Center on Thursday, January 21 at 6:30pm for an information meeting.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

PLEASE JOIN FR. RYAN, ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL PARISHIONERS AND HUNDREDS GOING TO CATHOLIC ADVOCACY DAY, Monday, February 8, 2016 in Olympia. To register, go to www.ipjc.org and give voice to Justice and life. Invite your friends along! The day will include briefings on legislative issues, Mass and appointments with legislators. Information, Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515. Sponsored by: Washington State Catholic Conference, Catholic Community/Housing Services, Archdiocese of Seattle, Pierce County Deanery, St. Vincent de Paul Society and Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of George Gorog, Margaret Abrego, and Roza Dikmen.

Mental Health & Wellness Ministry

SAVE THE DATE! The next Mental Health First Aid Training will take place on Saturday, January 16, 8:00am–5:00pm in Cathedral Place. This training will teach you basics about mental health conditions and help you feel comfortable and equipped to assist strangers and loved ones alike.

PIZZA & PROBLEM SOLVING: COLLEGE SUPPORT GROUP takes place on the first Sunday of the month, 3-4:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Interested in support with navigating the stressful complications of college life? College students of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to discuss academic, social and emotional challenges. Next meeting is Sunday, January 3.

Information, Nancy Granger, 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. John in Vancouver and Seattle; St. John Mission in Montesano and Mukilteo; St. Stephen the Martyr in Renton; and St. John of the Woods in Tacoma.


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