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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 The Lamb of God. Detail of central East Apse stained-glass window, Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, 1994.

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. Information, Theresa Van de Ven at 206-219-5822. Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2016.

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.

ST. JAMES KNITTERS GROUP meets Monday, April 11 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm 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, everybody is welcome. Want to join the fun? Please join us. Information, Connie, 206-518-1623.

WINTER SHELTER HYGIENE NEEDS. The overflow Winter Shelter is currently out of 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.

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 tackle the coin donations from this year’s rice bowl campaign, preparing them for submission to Catholic Relief Services.

MOVIE OUTING Friday, April 15. Join the youth ministry community as we head to the movies! We plan to enjoy an evening meal followed by a movie in a local theater. Contact Joe to sign-up.

WORLD YOUTH DAY STOCK. St. James is sending eight 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, 130 shares have been purchased, leaving a balance of 370. See bulletin page for details.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

TONIGHT! SMALL GROUP KICK-OFF. After the 5:30pm Mass on Sunday, April 10, we’ll start our new small group on Catholic Spirituality. We will meet every other Sunday. If you are interested, join us in the Rectory Parlors.

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!

“STUFF THE TRUCK” VOLUNTEERING. Our local conference of St. Vincent de Paul is hosting a “Stuff the Truck” clothing drive to raise funds for its important work in preventing homelessness. We need a team of young adults to staff the truck on Sunday, April 24, 11:30am-1:30pm. RSVP to Tom.

Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

Mental Health & Wellness Ministry

STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY. Developed in partnership with the Spiritual Care Department, UW Medicine’s Memory & Brain Wellness Center will offer Strength for the Journey, a six-week small group experience for persons living with early stage memory loss. Through discussion and creative reflection, participants explore their strengths, values and relationships that can empower them throughout their journey with memory loss. Session topics include: Telling Our Stories; Growing through Challenging Times; Our Relationships; Hopes and Fears; Being with the Unknown; Living in Our New Reality. Optional concurrent session for family members and friends of participants, for informal sharing and education. Fridays, 10 – 11:30am May 6 – June 10 Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia Street. Information and registration, Mari Becker at the Memory & Brain Wellness Center: 206-744-2017.

OCD SUPPORT GROUP for those who suffer from or whose lives are affected by a loved one who experiences Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Hoarding Disorder, and related conditions. It meets the 3rd Saturday of the month at Swedish Orthopedic Institute, 601 Broadway, 10:00am–12 Noon. Next meeting April 16.

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEOPHYTES who were baptized, confirmed and received first communion at the Easter Vigil! We welcome Alan Brimelow, Dakota Cruz, Randi Evans, Vicky Fisher, William Lie, Courtney Turnbaugh, Joshua Warren, Mark Warren, Matthew B. Warren, Matthew D. Warren, Annemarie Weiss, & Derek Yost.

PARENT CLASS CONTINUES. Explore your own faith while your children are in their Faith Formation classes. The theme for this drop-in, come-as-you-are-able series is “Everything you ever wanted to know about the Mass: learn the basics of what’s happening at Mass each Sunday … before your kids ask!” Meets in Room 425 of Cathedral Place from 11:05–11:45 on April 10, 17 and 24. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR FIRST COMMUNION. Preparation for First Communion is customarily a two-year process beginning when your child is 6 years-old or in the 1st grade. There is also a special preparation process for older children. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

CONSOLE THOSE WHO MOURN. The Funeral Reception Committee needs additional volunteers to host gatherings of bereaved family and friends in the Pastoral Outreach Center after parish funerals. This is a beautiful ministry of hospitality and presence to fellow parishioners when they are most need of our loving care. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this most important sacrament, parents and godparents participate in a series of classes to update their understanding of baptism, to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith, and to learn about the many ways our parish supports families. Please allow at least two months for preparation. Information, Theresa Van de Ven.

CONFRONTING 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. JAMES CATHEDRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Are you among the more than 5,000 who follow St. James on Facebook? It’s a great way to stay abreast of current events at the Cathedral. Find us at www.facebook.com/stjamesseattle. You can also find us on Instagram at @stjamescathedral and on Twitter, @StJamesSeattle.

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!). Registration cards can be found in the vestibule and at the welcome table in Cathedral Hall. If you are not sure whether or not you’re registered, call the Parish Office, 206-622-3559.

INVITATION FROM ST VINCENT DE PAUL to attend its “Blue Dress Breakfast” on Tuesday, May 10 (7am registration; 7:30am program) at Seattle University Campion Ballroom. Presented by the SVdP Council of Seattle/King County, this annual event raises money to support SVdP activities at St James and throughout King County, all of which benefit our neighbors in need. "Blue Dress" refers to the fashion show during the event, which includes superb fashion that can be found for sale inexpensively at SVdP thrift stores in Seattle, Burien, Kenmore, Kent and Renton. A donation of $150 is suggested. RSVP by April 22 to Donna Whitford, 206-767-9975 (ext 1132).

A guide to Sunday parking at the Cathedral

We know that parking in this area is at a premium and we do our best to make it available to you.
In consideration of our neighbors, please note these important Do’s and Don’ts!


  • In the O’Dea High School lot.
  • In the Cabrini Tower Garage on Marion Street across from O’Dea High School for the Saturday 5:30 pm Mass and all Sunday Masses. The Cathedral pays for parking (and for official traffic officers from the Seattle Police Department) during these times, and you are encouraged to take advantage of it.
    Did you know that there is also parking underground at Cabrini Garage? Dozens of spots sit empty most weekends! Try it if you arrive late.
  • In the P-1 parking lot under the Chancery building at 9th and Marion.
  • In the Cherry and Terry Parking lot, only in spaces 1-22.

Please DO NOT park:

  • In any parking spot marked with an orange cone.
  • In the Cherry and Terry Parking lot, spaces 23-40 (the south side of the L shaped lot). These are clearly marked with signs; we do appreciate your not parking there.
  • In the lot adjacent to the Envoy Apartments on 9th Avenue, directly across from the Cathedral.
  • In the Blood Bank parking lot at the corner of Terry and Columbia.
  • In the Frye Museum parking lots on Terry Avenue.
  • In the parking places at the Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia Street.
  • In the spaces on Terry Avenue reserved for loading and unloading of the parish vans.

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. Bernadette and St. George in Seattle, and St. George Byzantine Church in Olympia.


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804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, Washington  98104
Phone 206.622.3559  Fax 206.622.5303