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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 Holy Family. Stained glass window by Charles Connick, 1918. North transept, St. James Cathedral.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY HELPLINE. Facing eviction because you cannot pay rent? Electricity being shut off because you cannot pay your bill? Sleeping on the floor because you cannot afford a bed? Need help paying for basic food, clothing or hygiene items? SVdP helps residents in need. Call the SVdP Helpline, 206-767-6449, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 3 pm.

CHILDREN’S EPIPHANY PROCESSION NEXT SUNDAY, January 3, 2016, at the beginning of the Noon Mass. Accompany the Magi as they make their way to Jesus. Children’s Faith Formation classes resume next Sunday, January 3.

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. More information Brenda Bellamy, 206-661-5094.

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.

THANK YOU TO OUR SOCK DONORS! We’ll have an official count soon, but thank you to everyone who donated socks during our “Warm Hearts, Warm Soles” Advent sock drive!

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s


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.

STAY TUNED. We’ll announce more events for young adults shortly!

Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

YOUTH NIGHTS. No Youth Night this week due to the Christmas holiday. Please enjoy some extra time with your families. Youth Nights will resume on Sunday, January 3 at 6:30pm.

HOMELESS OUTREACH – Saturday, January 9th from 9:00am-12:00pm. Join us as we fill our cathedral vans with sandwiches, socks, coats, etc. and hit the streets of Seattle in search of souls needing love, support, and care. Please contact Joe to reserve your spot in the van.

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. Join us in the Pastoral Outreach Center on Thursday, January 21 at 6:30pm for an information meeting.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!), are regular recipients of the Cathedral’s quarterly journal In Your Midst, are able to celebrate their wedding at the Cathedral, and their children may attend any of the five Catholic Rainbow Schools at parishioner rates. Registration cards can be found in the vestibule. If you are not sure whether or not you’re registered, call the Parish Office, 206-622-3559.

REMEMBER THE CATHEDRAL IN YOUR WILL. The generous bequests of parishioners and friends is critical to fulfilling the mission of St James Cathedral. Each year, we rely on bequests to help us carry out our mission of prayer and outreach here on First Hill. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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 Holy Innocents in Duvall; Holy Family in Auburn, Kirkland, and Seattle; Holy Family Mission in Frances; and Prince of Peace Mission in Belfair.


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804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, Washington  98104
Phone 206.622.3559  Fax 206.622.5303