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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 Raising of Lazarus. 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 God’s mercy.

PEACE—MUSIC OF THREE FAITHS Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 8:00pm, Seattle Pro Musica. Peace explores the deep connections between three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Anchoring the program are Gloria (everywhere) by Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince with words by the 13th-century Sufi poet Rumi, and I sing of love by Bernard Hughes, who weaves together texts from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. The concert also features uplifting works by Renaissance Jewish composer Salomone Rossi and contemporary Latvian composer Ērik Ešenvalds, along with Islamic and Maronite chants. Information and passes, seattlepromusica.org.

CHRISM MASS. On Thursday, March 17, at 7:00pm, you are invited to join Archbishop Sartain and the priests of the Archdiocese of Seattle for the annual Chrism Mass, during which oils are blessed for use in the celebration of the sacraments at the Easter Vigil and throughout the coming year. All are welcome. Because of the Chrism Mass, there will be no 5:30pm Mass on March 17.

PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION. Next Sunday, March 20, is Palm Sunday. The 10:00am Mass will begin in the O’Dea Gym for the blessing of palms with Archbishop Sartain. Please note that the Cathedral will be closed until after the procession, except for those with physical disabilities. Please go straight to the O’Dea Gym when you arrive next Sunday.

EASTER GREETERS NEEDED. We need greeters to assist at the Masses of Easter Day at 10:00am and 12 Noon, to welcome our visitors and regulars on Easter morning and hand out programs. You will need to arrive one hour early. Reserved seats will be provided for you as soon as Mass begins. Come on your own, as a couple, or as a family! Information, Corinna Laughlin, 206-264-2086.

ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP meets Monday, March 14 from 6:30-8:00pm in the Fireside Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. We make hats and scarves for the homeless. We chat, cast-on, fix dropped-stitches, knit in the round, crochet on looms, figure out patterns, and more. As always, everyone is welcome. Please join us. Information, Connie, 206-518-1623.

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL CARE FOR CREATION COMMITTEE CELEBRATES EARTH HOUR 2016. The global movement for raising awareness on climate change is coming to St. James Saturday, March 19! Earth Hour started in 2007 with one city; in 2016, people from over 7,000 cities and 192 countries will join in powering down the lights to turn on action for climate change. For the first time, the exterior of St. James Cathedral will go dark to participate in Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30pm Saturday, March 19, bringing awareness to the issue of climate change in the spirit of Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ encyclical on environment and poverty. During Earth Hour, please plan to join us for an hour of candlelit prayer for creation in the cathedral. Or, if you cannot join us here at the cathedral, wherever you are, please consider powering down and praying for our planet during that hour. Together we can create a better future for us and our common home. Information, Patty Bowman, 206-382-4515.

IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES GATHERING. If you want to support justice for immigrants and refugees at home and abroad, join us on Wednesday, March 30 at 6:00pm. We will meet in the Fireside Room in the Pastoral Outreach Center to discuss current immigration topics. Bring a friend or two. Information, Chris Koehler, 206-382-4511.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SVDP’S “STUFF THE TRUCK” EVENT. On Saturday, April 23 (5:00-7:00pm) and Sunday, April 24 (7:30am-7:00pm), a St Vincent de Paul truck will be in the O’Dea parking lot, where Vincentians will accept your gently used clothes, household goods and other items. SVdP will then resell the fruits of your “spring cleaning” through local SVdP thrift stores, with proceeds used to support SVdP activities throughout King County, all of which benefit our neighbors in need. Donations are tax deductible. Information, event chair Larry Beyer, 206-234-7438.

ARE YOU ONE OF MANY COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO EXPERIENCE STRESS from the demands and expectations of college life? Have you found yourself struggling with achieving your personal goals? Pizza & Problem Solving College Student Support Group meets the last Sunday of the month, 3-4:30 pm. Next meeting is Sunday, April 3. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

VOLUNTEER IN THE BOOKSTORE. We currently have openings for several shifts in the Cathedral Bookstore. Bookstore volunteers have the opportunity to greet visitors and regulars to the Cathedral and also receive a special discount on bookstore items. Please consider this special ministry! All training provided; background check required. We are especially seeking volunteers for one Saturday evening Mass each month. Information, , Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN is in need of a few more volunteers on Mondays to help with preparing and serving 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.

CAN’T AFFORD TO SEND YOUR CHILD TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL? THERE’S HELP! Did you know that St. James Cathedral has SIX Catholic elementary schools? Our Rainbow Schools include: St. Therese, St. Paul, St. Edward, St. George, St. Joseph and Holy Family (in West Seattle). These schools provide in-parish tuition rates for St. James parishioners. In addition to financial aid from the schools and the Fulcrum Foundation, parishioners needing financial assistance may apply for a Parish scholarship if attending (or planning to attend) one of these schools. For the requirements and an application packet, contact Theresa Van de Ven at 206-219-5822. Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2016.

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 faithful 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.

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.

FEED THE HUNGRY. The St. James team at Operation Nightwatch is seeking an assistant cook for the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 5:30pm-7:30pm, at 302 14th Ave S. Also, sandwich makers are needed-positions are for either the 1st Tuesday of the month or the 3rd Tuesday. All of these volunteer positions requires a 6-month commitment. Information, Tom Frasene.

MINDFUL ALTERNATIVES SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS OF ADULTS LIVING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS meets on the last Saturday of the month. Next meeting is Saturday, March 26. Information, Terry Proctor.

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. All are welcome!

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.

WORLD YOUTH DAY STOCK. St. James is sending 8 pilgrims to Poland this summer to worship with Pope Francis and two million Catholic young people. You can become part of this once-in-alifetime pilgrimage by purchasing shares of stock in the trip, available for sale at coffee hour. See bulletin page for details.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Paul Tosaya and Paul Johnson.

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

CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY. We’re providing opportunities to perform (almost!) all of the corporal works of mercy this Lent! There are two left—bury the dead at Calvary Cemetery by U Village on Saturday, March 19th, 9:30am, and feed the hungry at St. Mary’s Food bank on Saturday, March 26th at 9am. Email Tom for more details or to RSVP.

HOLY THURSDAY PILGRIMAGE. On March 24, share in a powerful evening with Archbishop Sartain and hundreds of young adults from the whole archdiocese! Mass is at St. James Cathedral at 6pm, and we’ll depart from the west steps around 8pm. We’ll walk to St. Mary’s, Immaculate Conception, the Chapel of St. Ignatius at Seattle U, and back to St. James with time for prayer at every stop. Rides are available in lieu of walking. Don’t miss this faith-filled night of prayer!

FIRST FRIDAY TAIZÉ AND SIMPLE SUPPER. On Friday, April 1, 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.

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 St. Joseph in Seattle, Tacoma, and Lynden, and the mission church of St. Joseph in Kalama.

 

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