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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. 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.

ON THE COVER. The Christmas Crib, St. James Cathedral Chapel. This is the last day to visit!

HELP SYRIAN REFUGEES. Stop by the coffee cart during coffee hour after mass on January 8 and January 15. The coffee cart will be collecting donations that will be distributed to local Syrian refugees. Needed items include clothing and blankets, hygiene products, and school supplies. Cash donations are used for rent assistance. Information, Chris Koehler, 206-382-4511.

SANTO NIÑO CELEBRATION. On Sunday, January 15 at the Noon Mass, we will celebrate the Santo Niño—the Holy Child Jesus. All are invited to bring their own images of the child Jesus from home for the blessing. A wonderful fiesta follows in Cathedral Place Hall.

THE SEARCH FOR ENOUGH: A MEN'S DAY OF REFLECTION Saturday, January 28, 9am – 3pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. As the new year begins, give yourself the gift of time to sift through what's most important in life. Presenter Mike Schut will help you explore the themes of scarcity and abundance in your life commitments and relationships, and in a modern economy. Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center. COST: $45 includes breakfast, snacks and lunch. Scholarships available. Information/registration, www.ignatiancenter.org.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a young man living in subsidized housing who was not taking advantage of discounts on utilities, medical treatment and health insurance available to him because of his low income. He asked us to start paying part of his rent on an ongoing basis so that he could pay some anticipated medical bills. We gave him rent help on a one-time basis (we cannot afford to help every month), encouraged him to apply for discounts to which he is entitled and referred him to other money-saving programs. Your support made this potentially life-changing visit possible–thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

“We, though many, are one body in Christ.”

Our giving makes possible so many of the good things that go on here at the Cathedral parish, week in and week out. Our giving allows us, in a very real way, to reach out to one another and to the poorest in our midst with love and compassion.


Total pledges received 719
Average pledge amount $45/week
Participation goal 40%
% participation 31%
Total goal $2,200,000
% of goal reached 82%

If you haven’t already made your pledge for 2017, please do so TODAY!

We still have a long way to go to meet our financial and participation goals.

If you prefer, you can make your pledge online.

Dear Friends,

On this Epiphany Sunday when we celebrate the gifts the wise men brought to the Holy Family, I want to take one more opportunity to thank you for the incredibly generous gift you made to the Hunthausen Fund at the time of my 50th anniversary celebration last month. You set out to raise $50,000. Would you believe that, at this point over $177,000 has been contributed to the Hunthausen Fund? What an unbelievable testament that is to your generosity. Frankly, it leaves me speechless. All I can think of is all the families who—thanks to you--will be able to move from shelters to permanent housing. Thank you with all my heart!

Father Ryan

ORGANIST KEN COWAN IN CONCERT Friday, January 20 at 7:30 pm. Associate Professor and Chair of Organ Studies at Rice University, Ken Cowan is one of America’s most sought-after organists. Particularly known for his performances of transcriptions, Mr. Cowan dazzles audiences through his immaculate technique and dramatic interpretations of orchestral music at the organ. In this, his first performance at St. James, he will present a variety of repertoire, including his own arrangements of popular symphonic movements. Information and passes, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music.

MINDFUL ALTERNATIVE SUPPORT GROUP meets at St. James monthly on the last Saturday. The next meeting is January 25th at 3pm. Family and friends of individuals with mental illness are invited to share ideas, resources and experiences. Information, Terry Proctor, or visit www.mindfulalternative.org.


The last Wednesday of each month is devoted to a refresher course in the basics of Catholic life and teaching

On Wednesday, January 25, at 7:30pm (note start time!) in the Holy Names Room, join us for LITURGY OF THE HOURS 101. ANDREW CASAD, Director of Liturgy for the Archdiocese of Seattle, gives an overview of the “Prayer of the Church”—and an opportunity to pray together.

YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. Wrap up the Christmas season with an evening of fun activities, prayer and community-building to start your week off right. Sunday night from 6:30-8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

NICARAGUA MISSION TRIP. The first of six prep sessions for our July service trip to NPH Nicaragua will be Monday, January 23, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. If you’ve expressed interest or already registered for the trip, it’s important that you be there. Questions or to RSVP, contact Curtis.

QUESTIONS? Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? If you are an adult who has never been baptized, an adult who has been baptized in another Christian tradition or a Catholic who has been baptized, but not received First Eucharist or Confirmation, you are invited to participate in the RCIA, a process of initiation into the Catholic Church. You can learn more by going to the RCIA website. Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.

CHAIR YOGA PRACTICE will no longer be offered due to low attendance. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank everyone who has participated in the chair yoga practice in the past.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

SPIRITUALITY OF PAUL BOOK GROUP. We hear from Paul of Tarsus almost every Sunday of the year, but how much do we really know about this persecutor-turned-proselytizer? Together we’ll learn about this complex and ever-controversial missionary and talk about what we can gain from his letters today. We’ll be using Professor Thomas H. Tobin's accessible The Spirituality of Paul as a jumping off point. Our first discussion will be on Monday January 30 at 7:00pm. Books may be purchased on sliding scale of $10-$20. Contact Curtis to get your copy today!

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Join us for our January 15th for our Third Sunday Social after the 5:30 Mass in the Rectory Parlors! All young adults are welcome!

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

CONFRONTING PORNOGRAPHY. St. James has an anonymous support group for those who want to overcome pornography use in their lives. Meetings are at each Tuesday from 7:30-8:30 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. For more information or questions, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

FOR YOUR SAFETY. It is important for you to know that at each of the weekend Masses a Seattle police officer or a private security guard is present on the Cathedral campus.

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. Mary in Anacortes and Marysville; and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Bothell.


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