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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.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Mairead Corrigan from her family.

PARENTS OF CFF CHILDREN: It’s time again for PFF, Parents’ Faith Formation. This time, you’ll have opportunity to learn about our greatest prayer, the Mass. The series runs for four Sundays beginning January 22, from 11:05 – 11:40 in Room 211 of O’Dea High School. Sessions are held while your children are in their classes. It’s a great way to meet other parents, enjoy coffee and donuts, and learn about your faith. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

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.

HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS ADVOCACY DAY. Do you passionately believe that everyone in Washington should have the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy, and affordable home? If the answer is yes, then join the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, the St. James Housing Advocacy Committee and more than 600 advocates on February 2 in Olympia. There you will be given the tools to be an effective advocate for affordable homes and an end to homelessness, followed by an opportunity to deliver your message to lawmakers. To register, and find out about carpools, contact Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515. Can’t make it to Olympia? You can still be an advocate! Check out wliha.org on Thursday, February 2 to find out how you can still participate by contacting your lawmaker from home or work.

YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. Come this Sunday for an evening of community, faith and fun. If you have new toiletries or gently used winter gear to donate, bring them tonight! We’ll meet in the Pastoral Outreach Center from 6:30-8:30pm.

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.

SAVE THE DATE. We’ll be distributing coats, gloves and toiletries to those in need on Saturday, January 28 from 10am to 1pm. RSVP to Curtis to be part of the coat patrol!

QUESTIONS? Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

TRIVIA TONIGHT! Join us this Sunday for the first edition of St. Joseph/St. James Young Adult Catholic Trivia Night. Bring your A-Game to eat, drink, and do trivia at the Chieftain Irish Pub from 7-9pm! The Chieftain is located at 908 12th Avenue, one block south of Madison St.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a middle-aged woman who recently got her own apartment after being homeless for a long time. Lacking a high school education and having few job skills, she has spent much of her adult life being treated like she isn’t worth much. But, with a new home to call her own, she had a bright smile on her face and a new attitude, saying “I’m not going to let nobody stop me!” She’s now working toward her high school diploma and starting to find occasional babysitting and other short-term jobs to cobble together a small income. We helped with food and basic household items. Otherwise, she told us she will be fine because “the Lord will provide.” Your support made our help possible–thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

THREE WALKING PILGRIMAGES. Jan Vallone Roberts, known for facilitating writing groups at St. James, will provide an overview of Catholic pilgrimages and discuss her recent experiences walking two sections of the Camino de Santiago in Spain and one section of the Via Francigena in Italy. This informal presentation will include many beautiful pictures and will provide information and enjoyment for those contemplating a walking pilgrimage, as well as for those who prefer armchair traveling! Sunday, February 12, 1:15 pm, Mother Mary Rose Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. Coffee and donuts will be served!

CONFRONTING PORNOGRAPHY. St. James has an anonymous support group for those who want to overcome pornography use in their lives. Meetings are each Tuesday from 7:30-8:30 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, 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.

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.

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.

SENDING YOUR CHILD TO A CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL? THERE’S HELP! Did you know that St. James has SIX elementary schools? Our Rainbow Schools include: St. Therese, St. Paul, St. Edward, St. George, St. Joseph and Holy Family in Seattle. These schools provide in-parish tuition rates for St. James parishioners. Parishioners needing financial assistance may apply for a Rainbow Schools scholarship if attending one of these schools this fall. For the requirements and an application packet, contact Theresa Van de Ven at 206-219-5822. Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2017.

SENDING YOUR CHILD TO A CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL? THERE’S HELP! Parishioners with a child attending O’Dea, Holy Names, Bishop Blanchet, or Kennedy Catholic may apply for financial assistance from our new Simperman Scholars High School Scholarship program. For the requirements and an application packet, contact Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822. Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2017.

“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.

JANUARY 18, 2017
Total pledges received 873
Average pledge amount $185/month
Participation goal 40%
% participation 36%
Total goal $2,200,000
% of goal reached 88%

We still need 107 pledges to reach our participation goal. If you haven’t already made your pledge for 2017, please do so TODAY!

You can make your pledge online.

WINTER SHELTER REQUEST. Over the holidays, two generous donors gifted new pillows for our Winter Shelter. (Imagine sleeping without a pillow!) In order to make our guests as comfortable as possible, we would like to provide pillowcases with the pillows. Donations of gently-used or new pillowcases can be brought to Sunday Coffee Hour or to the Parish Office. Thank you!

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Paul in Seattle and on the Swinomish Reservation, and the Mission Church of St. Paul in Westport.


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