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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 St. Lawrence with palm. Virgin and Child with Six Saints (detail). Neri di Bicci, ca. 1456.

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.

CHILDREN’S PROCESSION OF PALMS at the beginning of the Noon Mass. Meet in the West Vestibule at 11:50am. Parents, please accompany very young children.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED. The parish office will be closed on Good Friday, March 25 and Easter Monday, March 28, in observance of the holiday.

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. Information, Corinna Laughlin, 206-264-2086.

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.

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.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. Every dollar you donate to SVdP at St James Cathedral helps the huge and growing population of low (or no) income people living Downtown, in the International District, Pioneer Square area, on First Hill and Capitol Hill. Thank you! And if you (or someone you know) can afford to make periodic or one-time donations larger than what most of us can afford, please contact us. We have dedicated volunteers ready, willing and able to put more money to good use by directly helping the poor in our parish. Information, Christine Henderson, 253-973-1441.

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.

WINTER SHELTER HYGIENE NEEDS. The overflow Winter Shelter is currently low on toothbrushes 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.

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.

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.

BLOOD DRIVE THANK YOU. Bloodworks Northwest would like to thank all who participated in last Sunday’s blood drive. Thanks to you, it was our best drive since April, 2013! We had 42 registered donors, 29 actual units collected, and an amazing 11 first-time donors. Thanks to all for sharing the gift of life. Special thanks to our Youth Ministry volunteers.

Mental Health & Wellness Ministry

ARE YOU ONE OF MANY COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO EXPERIENCE STRESS from the demands and expectations of college life? Do you feel overwhelmed at times? Pizza & Problem Solving College Student Support Group meets the last Sunday, 3-4:30 pm. Next meeting is April 3. Information, contact Nancy.

MINDFUL ALTERNATIVES SUPPORT GROUP for parents of adults living with mental illness meets last Saturday of the month. Next meeting is March 26. Information, Terry Proctor.

A VERY IMPORTANT PART of the Mental Health and Wellness Ministry is our Prayer Partner program. If you would like to find out more about how to join this aspect of our ministry please contact Nancy.

OCD SEATTLE invites you to their free monthly drop in group that provides information and support to individuals whose lives are affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Hoarding Disorder, and related conditions. It meets the 3rd Saturday of the month at Swedish Orthopedic Institute, 601 Broadway, 10am – 12 noon. For more information, visit www.ocdseattle.org.

Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

NIGHTWATCH TEAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS! The St. James team at Operation Nightwatch feeds 100+ of our hungry neighbors three times per month. We currently need sandwich makers for the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 5:30pm-7:30pm, at 302 14th Ave S. Also, an assistant cook is needed for the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Information, Tom Frasene.

DO YOU FEEL DISILLUSIONED WITH YOUR MARRIAGE? Do you think you have to settle for a lackluster, cold or distant relationship? Think again. You can gain new insight into your marriage and rekindle the warmth you once felt. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) has helped tens of thousands of struggling couples worldwide. Your marriage could be next. For confidential information about, or to register for our upcoming program beginning April 8-10, 2016, call 360-671-6479 or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB'S STATIONS OF THE CROSS CEREMONY will start at 10am on the 25th of March (410 2nd Ave Ext S) http://www.chiefseattleclub.org/ . A modest refreshments will be available afterwards during fellowship. For newcomers, this walk recognizes the Good Work of Pioneer Square Outreach Organizations - Bread of Life Mission, Compass Center, Lazarus Center, Pioneer Square Clinic. Experience the merciful face of Jesus for those “on the street.” Information, Tony.

NO YOUTH NIGHT this week due to the retreat.

NPH FACES OF HOPE Wednesday, March 23 at 6:00pm in the Palace Ballroom. Join us as we continue to grow our relationship with Latin American orphans. The fundraiser will feature various speakers from the NPH orphanages. Contact Joe to attend.

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-a-lifetime pilgrimage by purchasing shares of stock in the trip, available for sale at coffee hour. Our goal is to sell 500 shares. Currently, 37 shares have been purchased, leaving a balance of 463. 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 Monserrat Diamante.

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

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!

FEED THE HUNGRY. Come volunteer at St. Mary’s Food Bank on Saturday, March 26 at 9am. Email Tom for more details or to RSVP.

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
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