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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.

PARENTS OF CFF CHILDREN: It’s time again for PFF, Parents’ Faith Formation. We are currently learning about our greatest prayer, the Mass. Join us today 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.

PRESENTATION OF THE LORD. This week, we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Masses for the feast day will be on Thursday, February 2 at 8:15am and 5:30pm. The solemn liturgy with music will be on February 2 at 5:30pm. Candles will be blessed during both Masses. You are welcome to bring candles from home for the blessing.

FEAST OF ST. BLAISE. On Friday, February 3, the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr, who is invoked against diseases of the throat. The traditional blessing of throats with crossed candles will be offered during the 8:15am and 5:30pm Masses.

FIRST FRIDAY. On Friday, February 3, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin following the 8:15am Mass and continue until 1:00pm. Holy Hour, with hymns, scripture readings, and rosary, will begin at Noon. All are welcome to join in this prayer in the presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN WELCOME BACK, our parish program designed to help people return to the sacraments and to regular church attendance. If you are a Catholic who has been away from the Church, or if you know someone who has been away, please consider this wonderful opportunity. Sessions are held Monday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm in Cathedral Place, 803 Terry Avenue, and continue each Monday through March. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

WINTER SHELTER NEEDS. Donations of pillowcases, travel size lotion, men’s razors, men’s deodorant, dental floss, small packets of tissues, lip balm, toothbrushes, cough drops can be dropped off at Sunday Coffee Hour or at the Parish Office. Thank you!

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.

CALLING ALL LITURGY AND OUTREACH VOLUNTEERS! On Saturday, February 4, our annual gathering begins at 9:00am in Cathedral Hall (doors open for breakfast at 8:30am). This year, liturgical ministers will be joined by volunteers in our outreach programs for the first time. If you volunteer in a liturgical or outreach ministry, please be there! The day includes opportunities for shared reflection and important ministry updates, and concludes with lunch at 12:00pm. Information, Corinna Laughlin, 206-264-2086 or Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. A construction worker was unable to pay his rent after being injured and missing work for a couple weeks. He lives in a building where it is legal to evict with little advance notice. His landlord locked him out of his apartment, and he was spending nights walking around and napping at the airport rather than sleeping outside during the coldest winter weather. We helped cure the rent problem, and he is now back in his small but warm apartment. Your support literally put a roof back over this man’s head and gave him back his own bed to sleep in–thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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.

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.

REKINDLE THE WARMTH IN YOUR MARRIAGE THROUGH RETROUVAILLE. Have you and your spouse drifted apart over the years? Are you simply going through the motions? Do you think it’s impossible to have a warm and loving marriage? Think again. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) can help. Confidential information or registration for our upcoming program, call 360-671-6479 or visit our website.

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!

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

BAPTIZED IN THE CATHEDAL LAST SUNDAY were eight beautiful children: Jiraiya Facun Baladad, William John Cheyne, Patrick Henry Conley, James Brian Eike, Gianna Estelle Mammano, Ansel William Francis Noonan, So Hee Rubbelke Zorotovich, and Ye Jin Rubbelke Zorotovich. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Tracy Rouse.

“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 25, 2017
Total pledges received 887
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.

YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. Join us for 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.

YOUTH TABLE. Join us in the Cathedral Hall after the Noon Mass on February 5 for fun and food after the First Sunday Youth Celebration. Find our table in the Cathedral Hall after Mass!

SAVE THE DATE! We’ll be sorting and boxing food for the hungry at Northwest Harvest on Saturday, November 11. This is a great chance to give back and earn service hours.

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 7pm. Books may be purchased on sliding scale of $10-$20. Contact Curtis to get a copy (not available in Bookstore).

TAIZE PRAYER AND SIMPLE SUPPER this Friday, February 3. At the end of this contemplative, communal prayer, we’ll cross Columbia Street to share a simple meal in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

PLEASE JOIN HUNDREDS GOING TO CATHOLIC ADVOCACY DAY, Thursday, March 16, in Olympia. To register, go to www.ipjc.org and be a neighbor and advocate for all. Invite your friends along! The day will include briefings on legislative issues, Mass and appointments with legislators. Sponsored by: Washington State Catholic Conference, Catholic Community/Housing Services, Archdiocese of Seattle, Pierce County Deanery, St. Vincent de Paul Society and Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center.

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. New choristers are requested to complete a short interview to assess musical aptitude. To schedule an interview, please call Youth Music Program director, Stacey Sunde, 206-941-9450.

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. Thomas Aquinas in Camas and St. John Bosco in Tacoma.


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