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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 Peter Weeps. Doorstop for the Ceremonial Bronze Doors, Ulrich Henn, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Tom Wilson.

PRESENTATION OF THE LORD. This week, we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Masses for the feast day will be on February 1 at 5:30pm and February 2 at 8:15am and 5:30pm (in the Chapel). The solemn liturgy with music will be on February 1 at 5:30pm. Candles will be blessed on Monday at 5:30pm and Tuesday at 8:15am. You are welcome to bring candles from home for the blessing.

FEAST OF ST. BLAISE. On February 3, the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr, who is invoked against diseases of the throat. The traditional blessing of throats with crossed candles will be offered during the 8:15am and 5:30pm Masses on February 3.

FIRST FRIDAY. On Friday, February 5, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin following the 8:15am Mass and continue until 1:00pm. In observance of the Year of Mercy, the Divine Mercy chaplet will be prayed at 9:00am. Holy Hour, with hymns, scripture readings, and rosary, will begin at 12:00pm. All are welcome to join in all or part of this prayer in the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

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.

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.

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.

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. St. James holds an anonymous support group to overcome habits of porn use on Tuesdays, 8-10 pm in Cathedral Place (803 Terry Ave). All are welcome. Information, Tom Frasene.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. Thanks, Pagliacci Pizza for providing your wonderful pizza to our Cathedral Kitchen on two Thursdays in January! With your help we served 150 dinner guests on Thursday, January 7 and over 190 dinner guests on Thursday, January 21. And thank you Horizon House for donating fresh green salads to our Cathedral Kitchen in January. They were enjoyed and appreciated by all.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a woman in her mid-30s with the faith and patience of Job: She works two jobs, seeks a third job, raises her own 4 children, cares for children of a relative struggling with addiction, combats debt and credit problems caused by a former husband who took a second wife while still married to her, pays high heating bills because her landlord has not fixed windows that do not close and faces other hardships too many to list. Yet this young woman remains upbeat, thanks to her unshakeable faith that “God will find a way.” With your support, we gave her food help, and she gave us inspiration – thank you! Information, Christine Henderson, 253-973-1441.

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.

NO YOUTH NIGHT THIS WEEK to make way for the Poverty Simulation.

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. If you’d like to attend last minute, please see Joe after the Noon Mass.

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, please contact Joe.

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

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 must 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 2 months for preparation. Information, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

BABYSITTING for children up to 4-years of age is available every Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses in the Mother Cabrini Room located on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center. Enter through the courtyard gate at 9th and Columbia. Parents are welcome to visit our babysitting room to get to know our paid staff and to help your children get comfortable. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Cathy Chan, Jamerika Haynes, Crystal Hornback, Holly Mosimann, Melissa Mummery, and Sione Phillips who celebrated the Rite of Welcome as they continue on their journey toward full communion with the Catholic Church. We also welcomed Yi Wang as she celebrated the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens on her journey Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion.

Mental Health & Wellness Ministry

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to a ‘Meet & Greet’ hosted by the Mental Health & Wellness Ministry on Tuesday, February 9, 7– 8:30 pm, Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia St. Sr. Joyce Cox BVM, Director of Formation and Spiritual Direction at Palisades Archdiocesan Retreat and Faith Formation Center, will share her personal experiences and her insights on the importance of such a ministry in our parish community. Following Sr. Joyce’s presentation, Ministry volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and share their experiences. Please consider beginning the Lenten season by learning more about this ministry, and the unique opportunities to demonstrate God’s mercy. Are you a retired professional or currently employed in a field related to health and wellness? What gifts, talents, or special interests has God given you that might benefit others? Snacks will be served! RSVP to Nancy to join us for this interesting and informative evening!

PIZZA & PROBLEM SOLVING COLLEGE SUPPORT GROUP takes place on the first Sunday of the month, 3:00-4:30pm 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.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

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!

YOUNG ADULT LENTEN RETREAT. St. James and St. Joe’s young adults are invited to start their Lent off right by attending a retreat in Gold Bar, WA on February 13-14. Deacon Steve Wodzanowski will lead the retreat. The cost is $95 and includes accommodations and 3 meals. Information, e-mail Tom.

SIGN UP FOR OUR LENTEN BOOK SMALL GROUP! 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. Thomas Aquinas in Camas and St. John Bosco in Tacoma.


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