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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. East Apse clerestory window. Charles Connick, artist.

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.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in thanksgiving for Patty Bowman's years of service to St James Cathedral, from Eleanor Dowson and Ed Bossart. 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.

NEW! CATHEDRAL MOTHERS GROUP. Becoming a parent brings big changes to every facet of a woman’s life. Marriage, work, sleep, emotional and physical well -being are all affected. This is a time when women need the support of the whole community, yet many young mothers live far away from their extended families and wise elders. Our new Cathedral Mothers Group, facilitated by child and family counselor, Ansebe Bicof-Smit, MA, LMHCA, meets every Monday beginning Monday, May 2, from 10:30 to Noon in the Mother Cabrini Room of the Pastoral Outreach Center. Bring your young children and check it out. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

NEW! A VISUAL ARTS DAY CAMP FOR YOUTH ENTERING GRADES 7 THROUGH 12. As a participant in the Art of Faith camp you will: learn about the history, science and making of stained glass; study the stained glass of the Cathedral; visit several stained glass installations; and make your own small stained glass piece. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

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-a-lifetime pilgrimage by purchasing shares of stock in the trip. Our goal is to sell 500 shares. Currently, 232 shares have been purchased, leaving a balance of 268. Checks can be made payable to “St. James Cathedral” and mailed, Attn. Joe Cotton, to 804 9th Ave Seattle, WA 98104. Credit donations can be made on the cathedral website. Please write “World Youth Day” in the Special Note field.

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. Please contact Joe for a registration packet.

QUESTIONS? Joe Cotton, 206-264-2082

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

WANT TO BE PART OF A FAITH SHARING GROUP? St. James young adults are starting a small group that meets every other Sunday evening after the 5:30pm Mass. Our next gathering is May 8. If you’re interested, email Tom.

SERVE DINNER AT RECOVERY CAFE. Our May service event will be at the amazing Recovery Café’s Open Mic Night! On Saturday, May 21, we need helping hands to cook and serve dinner for this fun evening for Café members and volunteers alike. Serving is from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. RSVP to Tom.

SOFTBALL SEASON COMING UP! The young adults of St. James will field an all-skill-levels, coed softball league this spring! Registration will be $30 per person for an 8-game season plus a postseason tournament. To register, email Tom.

Information, Tom Frasene, 206-382-4235

YOUTH MUSIC CHOIR CAMP. August 8-14, St. James Cathedral presents its annual youth music choir camp where children have opportunities to sing, laugh, and play in a beautiful and welcoming environment. Each day, choristers will learn beautiful music both modern and ancient, enter into prayerful reflection in the service of morning praise, and share fellowship with fellow students in a variety of activities. More information at www.stjames-cathedral.org/music.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN NEEDS A FEW MORE VOLUNTEERS to help with preparing and serving our meal. The shifts are from 2:00-4:00 and 4:00-6:00pm. If you would like to join us and help out please contact Teddi Callahan at 206-264-2091.

SCREENING OF CHASING HEROIN. On Monday, May 2, at 5:15pm, Recovery Cafe (2022 Boren Ave) invites you to a screening of Frontline’s recent documentary, Chasing Heroin, filmed right here in the Seattle area. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion of experts in this area. The panel discussion begins at 7:00pm. Come be a part of a solutions-based conversation. Light snacks provided. RSVP to rsvp@recoverycafe.org.

ELDER INTEGRATION COMPANIONS. St. James Immigrant Assistance provides elder immigrant and refugee clients with a range of services and social opportunities so that they can be more engaged in the broader community. As an Elder Integration Companion you will provide conversation and friendship on field trips to museums and parks, or share special interests and skills in informal presentations. Groups meet throughout King County at various locations during day time hours. Knowledge of the area is a plus. Information, Cecilia Erin Walsh at 206-382-4511.

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.

HOW DO I PREPARE MY CHILD FOR FIRST COMMUNION? It is customary for children to begin preparation for First Communion at age 6 or in the 1st grade. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

SEATTLE PRO MUSICA PRESENTS BACH’S B MINOR MASS. On Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 Resident Ensemble Seattle Pro Musica presents this monumental work with the renowned periodinstrument orchestra Pacific MusicWorks and four stellar soloists: Kendra Colton, soprano; Joseph Schlesinger, countertenor; Zach Finkelstein, tenor; and Charles Robert Stephens, bass. Reserve your seats today at www.seattlepromusica.org.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Cathy Chan, Jamerika Haynes, Lane Hobbs, Crystal Hornback, Holly Mosimann, Melissa Mummery, & Brynn Taylor-Rinehart who were received into Full Communion of the Catholic Church on April 24. Congratulations also to Andrea Dorado & Sione Phillips who completed their sacraments of initiation on April 24.

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. Philip in Woodland and St. Joseph the Worker Mission in Yacolt.


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Seattle, Washington  98104
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