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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.

THE CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE, open after all weekend Masses, features contemporary and classic Catholic spirituality, missalettes, Bibles, children’s books, rosaries, medals, and gift items. DVDs of the Christmas Mass are available for a short time. Also, stop by and take a look at our titles for Black History Month.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ST VINCENT DE PAUL. Would you like to learn more about how SVdP helps our neighbors in need in St James parish and throughout King County? Do you donate to SVdP in the monthly (third Sunday) special collection and have questions about how your money is put to good use? Have you wondered what it is like to volunteer with SVdP? Then please stop by the SVdP table at Coffee Hour after the 10:00am Mass this Sunday or contact Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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.

THREE WALKING PILGRIMAGES. Jan Vallone Roberts, will provide an overview of Catholic pilgrimages and her recent experiences in Spain and Italy. 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. Deadline: April 30.

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.

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.

CABRINI TRAINING ANNUAL DINNER & AUCTION. To be part of the miracle! Join us for an evening of dinner, drinks, bidding and fun on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00PM at Our Lady of the Lake Event Center, 8900 35th Ave NE, Seattle. Register by February 3 at cabriniministry.org or 206-760-0583.

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.

TRAINING FOR PREPARES VOLUNTEERS

PREPARES, which stands for Pregnancy and Parenting Support, is a partnership with Catholic Community Services and other Catholic agencies. In this new ministry, teams of parishioners will provide unconditional, safe and nurturing care to pregnant women and needy families through a child’s 5th birthday. PREPARES puts in action Catholic teachings, which call us to respect all human life and give a preferential option for the poor.

Thanks to the overwhelming response of parishioners who attended PREPARES information meetings in January, we have scheduled our first volunteer training for Saturday, February 11 from 9:00AM to Noon in Room 1EW on the 2nd floor of Cathedral Place. Additional training sessions will be scheduled soon. Information and registration, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

WINTER SHELTER DONATION REQUESTS. We are in need of clean, new or gently used pillowcases, travel-size lotion, men’s razors, men’s deodorant, dental floss, tissue packets, lip balm, toothbrushes, and cough drops. Donations can be dropped off during Coffee Hour on Sunday or at the parish office during the week. Thank you!

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! St. James Immigrant Assistance promotes an inclusive society and this means you. Join us in advocating for justice for immigrants and refugees. Visit our website at http://www.stjames-cathedral/immigrant; scroll to the bottom right of the page and click on ‘ways to be politically active at the local level.’ Visit the US Catholic Bishops campaign at http://justiceforimmigrants.org/takeaction/. Follow us on Facebook by searching for St. James Immigrant Assistance. Information, Chris Koehler, 206-382-4511.

NEXT WEEKEND, START TO HEAL YOUR MARRIAGE. Do you long for a more loving and caring marriage? You are not alone. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) has helped tens of thousands of couples just like you. There is still time to register for our upcoming program beginning next weekend, February 10-12, 2017. For confidential information or to register, 206-706-2608 or www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

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

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.

NICARAGUA TRIP. Our second info session for the mission trip to Nicaragua is this Monday, February 6. This is also the last day to turn in registration forms and deposits. See you at 7:00pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

NORTHWEST HARVEST. We’ll be sorting and boxing food for the hungry at Northwest Harvest on Saturday, February 11. This is a great chance to give back and earn service hours. We’ll leave from the Outreach Center at 11am and return by 2:30pm. RSVP to Curtis.

QUESTIONS? Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

SPIRITUALITY OF PAUL BOOK GROUP. We’ve sold out of Thomas Tobin’s Spirituality of Paul, but it’s not too late to join us on February 13 and 27 as we discuss the second and third part of the book. Our discussions will take place on Monday evenings from 7pm to 8:30 in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Copies available from most online booksellers.

HELP STOP HUNGER. Young Adults will be boxing up donated food at Northwest Harvest on Saturday, February 25 from Noon to 2pm. RSVP to Curtis if you’d like to be a part of this opportunity to stop hunger in our region.

DO YOU GET “THE SCROLL”? Stay up to date with events for Catholics in their 20s and 30s all around greater Seattle by signing up for this weekly email from the Office of Youth and Young Adult Evangelization (OYYAE) at www.oyyae.org/youngadults/.

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. Bernadette in Seattle, Our Lady of Lourdes in Seattle and Vancouver, and Our Lady of Lourdes Mission in Wilkeson.

 

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