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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 Lamb of God. Detail of the Tympanum of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors. Ulrich Henn, 1999.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are the gift of Alexa Miller and Mathew Mennella, married in the Cathedral on Saturday, April 16. If you would like to offer flowers in memory of a loved one, in celebration of an anniversary, or in thanksgiving, please contact Corinna Laughlin, 206-264-2086.

PARENT CLASS CONTINUES. Parents are warmly invited to participate in a four-week, drop-in, come-as-you-can class. Explore your own faith while your children are in their classes. The theme for this 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 17 and 24. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

THE QUALITY OF MERCY. On Monday, April 18 at 7:00pm in the Holy Names Room of the Pastoral Outreach Center, we conclude our series on Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice with Acts IV and V. Corinna Laughlin, Pastoral Assistant for Liturgy, will lead the session and Cathedral reader Scott Webster will perform key speeches from the play. All are welcome!

HAVE YOU DRIFTED FROM YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH? Have you been watching Pope Francis and been inspired to return to regular practice of our faith? St. James Cathedral offers Welcome Back, our own program designed to help you become an active part of our faith community once again. It’s a safe place to ask questions, and begin to experience a small community of faith. The Welcome Back program just began, and will run through mid- June; it is not too late to join us. Sessions are held Monday evenings, 7–9pm, in Cathedral Place, 803 Terry Avenue. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

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. This prayer now takes 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.

WORLD YOUTH DAY STOCK. St. James is sending 10 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. Our goal is to sell 500 shares. Currently, 188 shares have been purchased, leaving a balance of 312. Checks can be made payable to “St. James Cathedral” and mailed, Attn. Joe Cotton, to 804 9th Ave Seattle, WA 98104.

SUMMER MISSION TRIP: YOUTH MIGRANT PROJECT. Join with youth from St. Anne and St. Mary as we spend a full week serving migrant families in the Skagit Valley. The trip will occur July 3–8, 2016. There will be an information night in the Pastoral Outreach Center on Sunday, April 24 at 6:30pm. Please join us to learn more.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

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.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN WOULD LIKE TO THANK C & L Catering for their donation of meat, cheese and salad dressings. They have been a helpful addition to our daily meals. And thank you, Macrina Bakery, for supplying, preparing and serving chicken stroganoff, cooked carrots, green salad, rolls and chocolate cream pie in our Cathedral Kitchen on Tuesday March 29. The meal was enjoyed by all.

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.

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 sixweek 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. Fridays, 10–11:30am, May 6 – June 10, Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia Street. Information, Mari Becker, Memory & Brain Wellness Center, 206-744-2017.

MINDFUL ALTERNATIVES FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP. For those with adult children who live with mental illness. Meetings take place on the last Saturday of the month in Gallagher Center. Information, Terry Proctor 206-915-3555.

WHEN THE SUBSTANCE MISUSE EPIDEMIC HITS HOME—WHAT ALL FAMILIES NEED TO KNOW: A MOTHER’S STORY. Learn How current trends in prescribing drugs may lead to misuse and opioid/opiate addiction, how this epidemic affects our youth, the facts about the disease of addiction, options for treatment and recovery, and how the community’s efforts at prevention are a vital component of the solution. Further details in future bulletins, but save the date now: Sunday, May 15, 1:30–3:30pm.

Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

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. On Thursday, 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

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 parish of St. Mark in Shoreline and the Mission Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Eatonville.


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804 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, Washington  98104
Phone 206.622.3559  Fax 206.622.5303