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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 Wise Men. Stained glass window by Charles Connick, 1918. North transept, St. James Cathedral.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY THANKS YOU. An elderly man called the SVdP Helpline and said he only had a loaf of bread and was hungry. We visited that night and learned he had just moved into his small apartment after being homeless 12 years. He was very excited to show us his new home. When we left, he was heading to the grocery store to spend our food voucher, announcing that the next morning he would cook himself bacon and eggs for the first time in a very long time – thank you for helping this man make a fresh start! Information, Christine Henderson, 253-973-1441.

CHILDREN’S EPIPHANY PROCESSION TODAY at the beginning of the Noon Mass. Walk with the Magi as they make their way to Jesus. Meet in the West Vestibule at 11:50. Parents, please accompany very young children.

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.

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.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? If you are an adult who has never been baptized, an adult who has been baptized in another Christian tradition, or a Catholic who has been baptized, but not received First Eucharist or Confirmation, you are invited to participate in the RCIA, a process of initiation into the Catholic Church. You can learn more by going to the RCIA website. Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.

BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this most important sacrament, parents and godparents participate in a series of classes to update their understanding of baptism, to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith, and to learn about the many ways our parish supports families. Please allow at least two months for preparation. Information, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

THINKING OF BEING MARRIED AT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL? Parishioners are able to schedule a wedding at St. James Cathedral 14 months in advance; non- parishioners are able to schedule 12 months in advance. We do require at least six months preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

BABYSITTING is available for children up to four years of age on Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses, during baptism preparation classes, and during special events for parents and families. The program is located in the Mother Cabrini Room on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center; enter through the courtyard at Ninth and Columbia. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

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! If you would like to offer flowers, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650.

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.

Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

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. This week, we have a special presentation related to National Migration Week. All are welcome!

HOMELESS OUTREACH Saturday, January 9 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.

REDHAWK BASKETBALL GAME Saturday, January 23 at 7:00pm. Join us as we watch Seattle University take on University of Texas Rio Grande Valley at Key Arena. Contact Joe to reserve a ticket.

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.

DO YOU SHOP AT BARTELL’S? If you shop at Bartell’s, every purchase you make can benefit St. James Cathedral if you register for their “B” Caring program. Ask at Bartell’s for details. If you’re already signed up, be sure to use your “B” Caring card when you check out.

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. Mary in Anacortes and Marysville and St. Mary Mission in Coupeville.

 

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Seattle, Washington  98104
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