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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 Cathedral’s Tabernacle, Ulrich Henn, artist.

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.

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.

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 TODAY, Sunday, February 28 immediately following the 10:00am Mass.

GATHERING FOR PARENTS CONTINUES “Are you listening, God?” is drop-in class for parents. Explore your relationship with God while your children are in Faith Formation classes. February 28, March 6 and March 13, 11:05 – 11:40 in Room 411 of Cathedral Place. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

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.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a formerly homeless man and gave him a small rent voucher and a bit of help with groceries. Never having asked SVdP for help before, he was so moved by our visit that he serenaded us with two songs: one he had written about life in low-income housing and the other a beautiful rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Your support made it possible for this grateful man to remind us all that “the dreams that you dare to dream” really can come true – thank you! Information, Christine Henderson, 253-973-1441.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN LEADERSHIP TEAM is excited to announce the start of our third season growing vegetables for the Cathedral Kitchen! Our first work party will be 9:00am-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. Whether you want to come help for this one event, or make the garden part of your 2016 volunteer commitments, RSVP to Gary Scheider.

MAKE YOUR MARRIAGE A PRIORITY THIS LENTEN SEASON. It’s not too late to focus on something positive during Lent: making your marriage everything God intended it to be. Retrouvaille (pronounced retrovī) can help you rediscover your spouse and move forward in a more positive and loving way. The next program starts April 8, 2016. Confidential information and registration, 360-671-6479 or www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

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.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

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 gather 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!

CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY. We’re providing opportunities to perform (almost!) all of the corporal works of mercy this Lent! Feed the hungry and give drink to the thirsty at St. Mary’s Food bank on Saturday, March 5 and Saturday, March 26 at 9am; clothe the naked at DESC’s Rainer Beach House on Thursday, March 10 at 5:30pm, and bury the dead at Calvary Cemetery on Saturday, March 19, 9:30am. RSVP to Tom.

THEOLOGY ON TAP! On March 2, join us for a special edition of Theology on Tap with Catholic Relief Services’ Thomas Awiapo. Orphaned before the age of 10, Thomas survived poverty and hunger in a small village in Ghana with the help of a CRS Food for Education program. Now, Thomas works for CRS training community leaders in his home country and traveling through the US sharing his story. The evening will begin with 6:30pm mass at Christ our Hope (1902 2nd Ave) and the speaker will begin at 7:15pm at Kells Irish Pub (1916 Post Alley).

HOLY THURSDAY PILGRIMAGE. Save the date for March 24 for this powerful evening with Archbishop Sartain and hundreds of young adults from around the entire archdiocese.

nformation, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

THE ART OF FAITH is a summer day camp for youth entering grades 6 -12. The camp will be from July 18 to July 22 and artwork from the camp will be displayed in the Cathedral Chapel for the weekend of the Feast of St James on July 24. Details to come. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. Thanks, Horizon House, for donating fresh green salads to our Cathedral Kitchen on February 11. They were enjoyed and appreciated by all. Thank you, Pagliacci Pizza for providing your wonderful pizza to our Cathedral Kitchen on Thursday, February 18. With your help we served more than 180 dinner guests. And thank you St. James Youth Group, St. James Young Adults and additional volunteers for your help in preparing and serving the lentil soup at the Ash Wednesday Simple Supper on February 10. Your enthusiasm and service were appreciated by many!

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 devoted to community building. 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 dance in the O’Dea gym. We are seeking youth volunteers to run the event. Please contact Joe to volunteer.

LENTEN YOUTH RETREAT – March 19-20. Join us for an overnight retreat experience in the Christian Brother’s residence here on campus. The theme is: Preparation for the Passion, Death, and Resurrection. To register, please contact Joe.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

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.

MEET MARINA ORTIZ, SALVADORAN HUMAN RIGHTS LEADER. Marina was disappeared as a child during the war and found her identity and family through the work of human rights organization Pro-Busqueda. She founded the Salvadoran Human Rights Association in response to cases of disappearance happening in the context of current social violence. Free and open to public. Co-sponsored by St. James Immigrant Assistance, St. Patrick's, and Wallingford United Methodist. Friday March 4, 6-8:30 pm at St. Patrick's, 2702 Broadway E, Seattle. Information, Betania Renata Loberg or Debi Covert-Bowlds at 206-375-7276.

NEXT MEETING OF PIZZA & PROBLEM SOLVING COLLEGE STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP will be Sunday, March 6, 3-4:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center, Fireside Room. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

DO YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN BEING A PART OF THE MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS MINISTRY TEAM? If so, please contact Nancy Granger if you would like to learn more about what we do. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

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 Holy Disciples in Puyallup and the Mission Church of St. Yves in Harmony.


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