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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 Baptism of the Lord. Detail of Central East Apse Stained Glass Window, St. James Cathedral. Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist.

SANTO NIÑO CELEBRATION. Today at the Noon Mass, we will celebrate the Santo Niño—the Holy Child Jesus. All are invited to the fiesta following Mass in Cathedral Place Hall.

HELP SYRIAN REFUGEES. Stop by the coffee cart during coffee hour after Mass. 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.

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. In 2016, the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449) took more than 24,000 phone calls from individuals and families in King County who needed help paying for life’s necessities, like rent, electricity, food, clothes and beds. Amazingly, SVdP (a worldwide organization) would not exist but for the fact that one day 400 years ago – in 1617 – St Vincent de Paul begged his parish congregation to help a single poor family in great need of food and spiritual comfort. The parish answered Vincent’s call, and he realized that many more people could be helped if properly organized to work together for charity. When you donate to SVdP in the special collection each month, you help our neighbors in need and you keep Vincent’s vision of charity alive – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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.

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.

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE FOR YOUTH. You can have a profound impact in the lives of teenagers charged with an offense in Juvenile Court. St. James Cathedral's Juvenile Justice Commission invites you to learn about the traditional Court process, and about a new opportunity for youth in King County to resolve criminal conflicts using Peacemaking Circles, rather than the traditional Court system. To learn how you can help, please join us, as well as speakers from both the Courts and the Peacemaking Circles, for one of three introductory information sessions in the Mother Cabrini Room on the ground floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center: Thursday, February 9, 7pm; Sunday, February 12, 1pm; and Wednesday, February 15, 2:30pm. Information, Curtis Leighton, 264-2082; or Patrick Barredo, 382-4515.

END HUMAN TRAFFICKING. Did you know that Pope Francis and eleven other faith leaders including Muslim, Jewish, Orthodox and other leaders have made a united commitment to help eradicate slavery world wide by 2020 (Source: www.IPJC.org)? Did you know that sex trafficking and labor trafficking occurs in the Greater Seattle area? Does this seem to you to be modern day slavery? Learn more about Human Trafficking and what you can do to help at www.IPJC.org, or by calling 206.223.1138. The website contains a resource library, downloadable resources, a listing of anti-trafficking organizations, and a legislative action center.

SABBATH OF DREAMS: THE HARD WON AND THE YET TO BE. All are invited to an Interfaith Shabbat Service at Temple De Hirsch Sinai on the evening of Inauguration Day. It will be an opportunity to gather with people of all faiths to rededicate ourselves to our shared values as we move forward together. Friday, January 20, 2017. Refreshments, 5:00pm; Service, 6:00pm. Temple De Hirsch Sinai is located at 1441 16th Ave, Seattle.

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

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


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.

TROUBLED MARRIAGE? HOPE IS A PHONE CALL AWAY. Are you struggling in your marriage? You are not alone. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) has helped tens of thousands of couples worldwide, and can help you too. For confidential information or to register for our upcoming program beginning February 10-12, 2017 call 206-706-2608 or visit our website.

YOUTH MUSIC PROGRAM. The spring semester of the St. James Youth Music Program has begun! Do you have a child who loves to sing or wants to learn? Choral singing is not just about music - it builds social skills, community, and cooperation in addition to making music to the glory of God. The Schola Cantorum choir, for girls and boys ages 8-13, provides the music at the noon “First Sunday Youth Celebrations,” the 5:30 Christmas Eve Vigil, and various archepiscopal liturgies. Jubilate!, the Cathedral's ensemble for young women of high school age, sings regularly at the noon Mass on the third Sunday of the month as well as various special liturgies and occasional Vespers. This year, Jubilate! will sing the Stabat Mater by G.B. Pergolesi, with orchestra at the Good Friday Tre Ore service. New choristers are requested to complete a short interview to assess musical aptitude – to schedule an interview, please call Youth Music Program director, Ms. Stacey Sunde at 206-941-9450. There is an $80 tuition fee assessed for each child per semester, and financial aid scholarships are available. Registration is ongoing throughout the semester – for more information or to register online, visit www.stjames-cathedral.org/music/youthmusic.

PLEASE SUPPORT THE WINTER SHELTER. Our inventory on the following items is low. If you can help out, please bring these travel-sized items to Sunday Coffee Hour or to the Parish Office. Thank you! Toothbrushes, Kleenex, men’s deodorant, men’s razors, pillowcases.

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.

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.

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, Julianna Castro, 206-619-0816.

“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 740
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.

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 Holy Redeemer in Vancouver and Sacred Heart in LaConner and Winlock.


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