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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 Icon of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral Iconographer.

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. The banner at the ministers’ pier, by fabric artist Juanita Yoder, was commissioned for the Year of Mercy. It suggests the overflowing streams of mercy which God pours out on us, and which we are invited to experience more deeply in the Year of Mercy.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. After every Mass this weekend, the ushers will accept your donations to SVdP. After the 10:00am Sunday mass this weekend, Cathedral Vincentians will stand alongside the ushers as a visible sign of our deep gratitude to all of you–whether you donate to SVdP or simply say an occasional prayer for us and for those we seek to help. Our SVdP group at St James could not exist without your loyal support. Thank you! Information, Christine Henderson, 253-973-1441.

GATHERING FOR PARENTS BEGINS TODAY “Are you listening, God?” is a four-week, drop-in class for parents. Explore your relationship with God while your children are in Faith Formation classes. February 21 and 28, March 6 and 13, 11:05–11:40 in Room 425 of Cathedral Place. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

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.

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 will be youth planned and led. All are welcome!

SPECIAL NEEDS MASS & DANCE Saturday, March 12. Join us as we help to host the annual Mass for people with special needs followed immediately by a special dance in the O’Dea gym. We are seeking youth volunteers to run the event. Contact Joe to volunteer.

LENTEN YOUTH RETREAT MARCH 19-20. See the full-page ad in this week’s bulletin.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN needs a volunteer dishwasher on Fridays. The shift is from 4:00-5:30pm. We are also in need of a few more volunteers on Thursday and Friday to help with preparing the meal. The shifts are from 2:00-4:00 and 4:00-6:00 PM. If you would like to join us and help out please contact Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

ART EXHIBIT: IMPRINT OF MERCY BY TRUNG PHAM, SJ. During this Lent of the Year of Mercy, we are pleased to welcome to the Chapel a series of paintings by Father Trung Pham, SJ, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at Seattle University. These paintings invite us to meditate on wounds—Christ’s wounds and ours. Father Pham writes: “Pope Francis affirms that the name of God is Mercy. The deepest way one can experience mercy fully is to keep in touch with one’s own wounds and the wounds of others. The Imprint of Mercy series will help viewers to meditate upon the meaning of mercy and experience the power of vulnerability through the arts.” Father Pham will give a brief talk on the series on Sunday, February 28 immediately following the 10:00am Mass.

SAVE THE DATE! THE POWER OF NUTRITION FOR BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT. Four classes on Tuesdays beginning March 1, 6:30pm at the Gallagher Center. Learn key elements of nutrition to help achieve our best emotional and physical health. Facilitator: Judith Ames, Nutritional Therapist, Wellness Coach, Mental Health Nutrition Coach. Information, Nancy Granger, RN, 206-382-4269.

WINTER SHELTER HYGIENE NEEDS. The overflow Winter Shelter is currently in need of spray deodorant cough drops, and disposable razors. 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.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

THIRD SUNDAY RECEPTION TONIGHT! On Sunday, February 21, we’ll have a wine and cheese reception following the 5:30pm Mass in the Rectory Parlors. After we get some food and drink, stick around for our Lenten small group!

TAIZE SIMPLE SUPPER, RICE BOWL EDITION. Join us on Friday, March 4 for our first Friday simple supper. We’ll start in the Cathedral for Taizé prayer at 6:30pm, and then we’ll meet in the north entrance for the supper made from a Rice Bowl recipe. We’ll have a special guest, Kelly Hickman of the Archdiocese of Seattle, tell us about her recent Catholic Relief Services trip to Laos.

Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

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.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN LEADERSHIP TEAM is excited to announce the start of our 3rd season growing vegetables for the Cathedral Kitchen! Our first work party will take place from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, March 5. This work party will include topping existing beds with compost and other soil amendments, planting seeds, and planting starts. We hope many of you consider this an opportunity to respond locally to Pope Francis call in Laudato Si’ to care for our common home. We are encouraging people who want to come help for this one event, or those who want to make the garden part of your 2016 volunteer commitments, to RSVP to Gary Scheider.

VAN DRIVERS NEEDED. Our Sunday van ministry is an important outreach to senior parishioners who would not be able to get to 10:00am Mass on Sunday if it weren’t for our drivers. The commitment is for one Sunday a month and we have several openings. We’re also looking for people who might be willing to be trained in order to substitute when needed. All training provided; background check required. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

CD OF SUNDAY MASS. Do you know someone who is unable to attend Sunday Mass but would appreciate staying connected by listening to the Mass on CD? Each Sunday, a faithful volunteer records and masters the 10:00am Mass, including the music, prayers, reading, and homilies. This CD is mailed at no charge to homebound parishioners and to “long-distance” parishioners around the country, along with a Sunday bulletin. If you or someone you know would like to be added to the list, contact Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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. Peter in Seattle and the St. Peter Mission Churches in Deming, Suquamish, and Tenino.


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