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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 Resurrection of the Lord. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral Iconographer.

DIVINE MERCY CELEBRATION AT THE NOON MASS. We welcome Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz from the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi as our celebrant and homilist at the Noon Mass. Bishop Kopacz is in Seattle to participate in a special gathering with the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, who have long sponsored the Jonestown Mission Center in Mississippi.

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.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. Thank you, Horizon House for donating fresh green salads to our Cathedral Kitchen during March. They were enjoyed and appreciated by all. Thank you, Pagliacci Pizza, for supplying, preparing and serving a wonderful meal of barbecue ribs, baked beans, cornbread and salad on Thursday March 17. With your help our Cathedral Kitchen served more than 180 dinner guests. And thank you to the Maher Kids, who provided our Cathedral Kitchen with fresh bread and desserts during the season of Lent. Your weekly donations have been a wonderful addition to our meals.

ECUMENICAL PRAYER WITH MUSIC FROM TAIZÉ. Our next ecumenical prayer with music from Taizé will be on Friday, May 6 at 6:30pm in the Cathedral. Beginning this month, this prayer will take place on the first Friday of each month, rather than weekly. Please mark your calendar and come share in this beautiful ecumenical evening prayer.

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, we will welcome 6 young leaders from the NPH orphanages in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Haiti. All are welcome!

MIGRANT OVERNIGHT APRIL 8-9. We have yet another opportunity to serve the migrant community in the Skagit Valley. We will stay overnight in the St. Charles rectory and facilitate the Saturday food bank at Tri-Parish Food Bank in Burlington. E-mail Joe to sign up.

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. Our goal is to sell 500 shares. Currently, 90 shares have been purchased, leaving a balance of 410. See bulletin page for details.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

TILLING THE EARTH, CARING FOR THE POOR: MUSINGS ON STEWARDSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY. On Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 7:00pm in Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University, you’re invited to a lecture by Jose Ramon Villarin, S.J. President of Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with Patty Bowman, Director of Social Outreach at St. James Cathedral and Jessie Dye Program and Outreach Director of Earth Ministry. Drawing insight from Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si', panel speakers will explore the tangible ways local communities have worked to address issues of ecological injustice. Information, Institute of Catholic Thought and Culture, ictc@seattleu.edu.

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. Information, Tom Frasene.

OVERCOMING PORNOGRAPHY USE. 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.

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.

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.

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.

CLEAN YOUR CLOSETS FOR ST VINCENT DE PAUL. On Saturday, April 23 (5:00-7:00pm) and Sunday, April 24 (7:30am-7:00pm), an SVdP truck will be in the O’Dea parking lot, where our Cathedral Vincentians will accept your gently used clothes, household goods and other items. After we “Stuff the Truck,” SVdP will resell your donated items 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.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. After the 5:30pm Mass on Sunday, April 17, join us for some food and drink in the rectory parlors, just across the courtyard from the Cathedral. We’ll have some ice cream in honor of the warming of the weather!

MOVIE NIGHT! SEVENTH SEAL. Save the date for April 21. We’ll watch the acclaimed classic Seventh Seal about a man who faces death (literally) and ponders life’s tough questions in the midst of the devastating plague in medieval Europe. There will be pizza!

Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Anthony Lucero.

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 Chehalis, Elma, Ferndale, Issaquah, Pe Ell, Sequim, and Vancouver.


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