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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 Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors, Ulrich Henn, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in memory of Mairead Corrigan from her loving family.

WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED AT ST. JAMES? Come visit the Sunday Help Desk at Coffee Hour! Here, you can register as a parishioner, find out how to volunteer for a ministry, arrange to have a Mass offered, and discover more about this community.

YEAR OF MERCY. We welcome all pilgrims to St. James Cathedral during this Year of Mercy. Whether you are a visitor or a regular at St. James, you can walk through the Holy Doors of Mercy, the four bronze doors at the Cathedral’s west entrance. The center doors are opened before and after each Mass. A self-guided pilgrimage of prayer, The Way of Mercy, is available as well—pick up a flyer just inside the Holy Doors. Find out more at the parish website.

NORTHWEST CATHOLIC COLLECTION. This weekend, you’ll find envelopes in the pew racks for the Northwest Catholic, the magazine sent to every registered Catholic household in western Washington. Your donations make this outreach possible!

IDENTITY AND CRISIS: SYRIA AND BEYOND. The war in Syria has killed as many as 250,000 Syrians and has uprooted more than 11 million people. The European refugee crisis, international terrorism, and the role of the Christian church in the Middle East are all intertwined in the history, politics and culture of Syria. Fr. David Nazar, SJ, will speak on the situation in Syria that has given rise to the conflict and the refugee crisis, as well as the response of the church to the crisis. Fr. Nazar has been the Provincial Superior of the Jesuits in Canada and in Ukraine, and is currently the Rector of the Pontifical Orientale Institute in Rome. Monday, January 25, 7:00 pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a young couple who recently moved to Seattle. He landed a good job and she enrolled in college. His employer soon downsized and, as “last hired,” he was “first fired.” Without his income, she could not afford tuition and had to drop out of college. Then their savings ran out. They could not pay rent and faced eviction. With your support, we were able to help pay their rent to keep a roof over their heads until they could both find new jobs – thank you!

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for a part-time, one day a week, Greeter position. The job includes greeting meal guests and monitoring the dining hall during our daily serving of meals. The job also requires unloading the gleaning van, sorting its contents, cleaning and closing up the Kitchen at the end of day. Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

CATHOLIC HOSPITAL MINISTRY AT HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER. Volunteers are needed to bring Holy Communion and provide a presence to patients and their families at Harborview Hospital. Volunteers must complete all necessary paperwork, background checks, personal interviews and Orientation/Training sessions. Time expectation is once a week - 3-4 hour shift, plus bimonthly check-in gatherings. There is lots of flexibility in regards to specific day/time. If you would like to participate, email Deacon Steve Wodzanowski at St. Joseph Parish.

ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY SUPPORT GROUP. Has pornography ever come between you and your friends, loved ones, or God? St. James will be holding a support group to overcome habits of porn use. We meet on Tuesdays, 8-10 pm in Cathedral Place (803 Terry Ave). All are welcome. Information, Tom Frasene.

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Are you among the more than 5,000 who follow St. James on Facebook? It’s a great way to stay abreast of current events at the Cathedral. Find us at www.facebook.com/stjamesseattle. You can also find us on Instagram at @stjamescathedral and on Twitter, @StJamesSeattle.

PIZZA & PROBLEM SOLVING COLLEGE SUPPORT GROUP takes place on the first Sunday of the month, 3-4:30 pm in the St. James Cathedral Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia Street (patio entrance). 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, February 7. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the infants baptized at the Noon Mass on Sunday, January 10: Renzo Isaiah Isla, Frank Anthony Palino, and Adam Roger Winkler. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!

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 is devoted to the exploration of prayer. All are welcome!

YOUTH CONFIRMATION. We are launching 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. To register, contact Joe.

POVERTY SIMULATION Sunday, January 31. In lieu of Youth Night, the youth ministry community will participate in a poverty simulation facilitated by Seattle University between 2:00-5:00pm at Plymouth Church. Please contact Joe to sign up.

THUNDERBIRDS GAME Sunday, February 14 at 5:00pm. It’s Youth Group Night with the Seattle Thunderbirds! Join us for premium seating and a free ball cap at ShoWare Center in Kent as the Thunderbirds take on the Victoria Royals.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

PRAYER WITH MUSIC FROM TAIZÉ. Each Friday at 6:30pm in the Cathedral, all are invited to join in an ecumenical service of readings, silence, candlelight, and the music of the ecumenical community of Taizé in France. This simple, reflective prayer is the perfect way to end a busy week.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

SPIRITUALITY THROUGH FILM: THE KID WITH A BIKE. Join us on Thursday, January 28th at 7pm to watch the 2011 Belgian film “The Kid with a Bike”! We’ll explore the spirituality of this powerful movie with a discussion afterwards. There will be pizza! Meet in the Pastoral Outreach Center (907 Columbia St.).

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ AND SIMPLE SUPPER. On Friday, February 5, join other young adults for Taizé prayer at 6:30 in the Cathedral. Afterwards, we will meet in the north entrance of the Cathedral for a simple supper of jambalaya for a Mardi Gras celebration!

SIGN UP FOR OUR LENTEN BOOK CLUB! We’ll be reading Mercy in the City, a recent book by a fellow young adult Kerry Weber who tries to perform all the corporal works of mercy in New York City. We’ll meet on Sundays during Lent after the 5:30pm Mass. To sign-up, email Tom.

Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

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. Paul in Seattle and on the Swinomish Reservation, and the Mission Church of St. Paul in Westport.


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