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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 from Angela Kim and Slater Marshall, in memory of Kathleen Marshall.

CHILDREN’S PROCESSION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NOON MASS TODAY. Say, sing, sign “ALLELUIA!” one last time before Lent begins. Gather in the West Vestibule at 11:50am. Parents, please accompany very young children.

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.

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.

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 learning and participating in the ancient Church practice of making ashes for Lent. 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.

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.

HOMELESS OUTREACH Saturday, February 20 from 9:00am-12:00pm. Join us as we fill our Cathedral vans with socks, blankets, coats, etc. and hit the streets of Seattle in search of souls needing love, support, and care. Contact Joe to reserve your spot in the van.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

WINTER SHELTER HYGIENE NEEDS. The overflow Winter Shelter is currently in need of spray deodorant and cough drops. You can drop off donations at Coffee Hour on Sunday mornings or at the front desk, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Thanks in advance for your generosity! Information, Tom Frasene.

ARCHDIOCESAN SURVEY. St. James Cathedral has been invited to participate in a national survey on parish life and spiritual growth. The survey, the Disciple Maker Index, is conducted annually by the highly respected consulting firm, the Catholic Leadership Institute. If you have not yet done so, please take a few moments to follow the link to the survey, which will take about ten-fifteen minutes to complete. If you need a paper copy of the survey, call Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284. The survey is open through February 17.

ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP meets Monday, February 8 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. We knit and crochet hats and scarves for the homeless. As always, everybody is welcome. Want to join the fun? Please join us. Information, Connie, 206-518-1623.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Mary Ann McJohn and Kevin Kelly.

Dear Friends,

At the hospitality next Sunday, February 14, following the 10 o’clock Mass you will have an opportunity to greet John Simpson and to thank him for his years of ministry here at St. James. I know John looks forward to seeing as many of you as possible. I sincerely regret that since I will be away for my annual retreat at this time, I will have to settle for being with you and John in spirit.

Once again, let me take this opportunity to express in my sincere gratitude to John for his caring and highly effective ministry among us over these years. I know you will all join me in praying that he will soon find an opportunity in another of our parishes to share his wonderful gifts.

Father Ryan

BABYSITTING for children up to four 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.

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.

HISTORIC SEATTLE FIRST HILL WALKING TOUR. Our neighbors at Historic Seattle are offering a walking tour on Tuesday, March 8 from 1:30pm-4:30pm. The tour begins at the Frye Art Museum and concludes at the Sorrento Hotel, and includes an opportunity to tour some of First Hill’s most celebrated buildings—including St. James Cathedral! Please contact Historic Seattle at 206-622-6952 for details. The cost of $35 ($25 for members) supports the work of Historic Seattle, which provides educational programs and advocates for the preservation of Seattle’s architectural landmarks.

SOUND SYSTEM UPDATE. Thanks to a generous donation from a parishioner, we have been able to update the Cathedral’s sound system. The system continues to be fine-tuned. If you have trouble hearing or have a suggestion to make, please contact Corinna Laughlin. In your message, please be sure to include details about where you usually sit so we can pinpoint problem areas.

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 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.

PIZZA & PROBLEM SOLVING COLLEGE SUPPORT GROUP takes place on the today, 3:00-4:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia (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.

Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

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. Information, email Tom.

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.

VOLUNTEER AT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE. Young adults from St. James, Blessed Sacrament, the Newman Center, and Eastside Disciples are teaming up to perform all the corporal works of mercy this Lent! Our first effort is on February 20th, 8am-11:30am, at Ronald McDonald House (5130 40th Ave NE) where we’ll visit (the families of) the sick and serve them breakfast! Limited spots are available, so email Tom to RSVP.

Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235
Facebook.com/StJamesYoungAdultMinistry

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 Our Lady of Lourdes in Seattle and Vancouver, and the Mission of Our Lady of Lourdes in Wilkeson.

 

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