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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.

PARENT’S FAITH FORMATION CONTINUES TODAY. While your children are in their Faith Formation classes, join other parents for coffee, community and 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.

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.

CATHEDRAL BELLS. You may notice that the Cathedral bells may not be ringing at the normal times on weekdays the next couple of weeks. We are in the process of power washing the upper areas of the towers and ringing the bells in the proximity of workers could constitute a safety hazard. We anticipate returning to the regular bell schedule shortly and having some newly cleaned towers to go with them!

SEATTLE PRO MUSICA CONCERT Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26 at 8:00 pm. This concert of sacred music for choir and organ explores the theme of liberation, expressing the desire of humankind to seek social justice and peace. Leonard Bernstein’s beloved Chichester Psalms speaks eloquently of humanity’s capacity for compassion and tolerance. Scottish composer James MacMillan’s riveting and deeply moving Cantos sagrados draws on Latin American poetry and addresses contemporary humanitarian issues. Information and passes, www.seattlepromusica.org.

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. Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

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 our Catholic teachings, calling us to respect all human life and to observe a preferential option for the poor.

Our first volunteer training was held this weekend. If you weren’t able to attend, another training session has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 28th from 6:00 to 9:00PM in the Pastoral Outreach Center at 907 Columbia . Information and registration, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. On a recent afternoon, we made two separate home visits to two people who do not know each other but called the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449) for the same reason: Both were the victims of identity thieves. One (a home care worker) had about $500 stolen from her checking account, and the other (a disabled senior) had over $900 stolen from her Social Security EBT card. As a result, neither could pay rent while they waited for police and other governmental authorities to sort through the financial mayhem. We helped pay rent and admired their positive attitudes in the face of such misfortune. Your support made SVdP’s help possible – 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 introductory information sessions in the Mother Cabrini Room on the ground floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center: Sunday, February 12, 1pm; and Wednesday, February 15, 2:30pm. Information, Curtis Leighton, 264-2082; or Patrick Barredo, 382-4515.

WINTER SHELTER DONATION REQUESTS. Body lotion, cough drops, shaving cream, men’s razors, toothbrushes, deodorant (spray can only). Donations can be dropped off at Sunday Coffee Hour or at the Parish Office. Thank you!

NICARAGUA INFO SESSION. The second info session for our trip to Nicaragua has been rescheduled for tonight, Sunday, from 6:30-8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. If you’re planning on joining our mission trip this July, please bring any paperwork and deposits along with you.

NO YOUTH NIGHT NEXT SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19. Enjoy the long weekend, and be sure to come join us for our Academy Awards Party on February 26. Black tie not required!

CONFIRMATION CLASSES BEGIN this Thursday, February 16 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Please pray for our youth Confirmation candidates as they take their final step in their Christian Initiation.

QUESTIONS? Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

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

SPIRITUALITY OF PAUL BOOK GROUP. This week we’ll be looking at the chapters 3, 4 and 5 of Professor Thomas H. Tobin's The Spirituality of Paul. Books are available online.

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL next Sunday, February 19 in the Rectory Parlors, just across the courtyard on the south side of the Cathedral. Enjoy a chance to meet other young adults over wine and cheese after the 5:30pm Sunday Mass.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY. 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.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2017 ART OF FAITH DAY CAMP for youth now open. Explore Cathedral art and make your own art using several different drawing techniques. Display your work in the Cathedral Chapel. July 17 – 21, 2107. For youth entering 7th through 12th grades. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-661-5094.

ONLY AMAZEMENT KNOWS: AN ASTROPHYSICIST ON THE BEAUTY OF THE COSMOS Thursday, February 16, 7:00pm, Wyckoff Auditorium, Seattle University. Fascination with the moon and the stars is documented at every stage of human history. In the last century, tremendous advances have improved our understanding of the evolution and content of the Universe. And yet, the same wonder and sense of mystery that drove the builders of Stonehenge is still very much a driver of modern research. In this talk, Dr. Maria Elena Monzani will share her experience as an astrophysicist looking for one of the most elusive components of the Universe, Dark Matter.

FLORAL DONATIONS. Floral donations are a wonderful way to remember a deceased loved one or commemorate an important anniversary, and at the same time enrich the whole parish community! If you would like to make a floral offering, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650.

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.

BABYSITTING is available for children up to four years of age on Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses, during baptism preparation classes, and during special events for parents and families. The program is located in the Mother Cabrini Room on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center; enter through the courtyard at Ninth and Columbia. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

CD OF SUNDAY MASS. Do you know someone who is unable to attend Sunday Mass but would appreciate staying connected by listening to the Mass on CD? Each Sunday, a faithful volunteer records and masters the 10:00am Mass, including the music, prayers, reading, and homilies. This CD is mailed at no charge to homebound parishioners and to “long-distance” parishioners around the country, along with a Sunday bulletin. If you or someone you know would like to be added to the list, contact Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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.

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Are you among the more than 5,000 who follow St. James on Facebook? It’s a great way to stay abreast of current events at the Cathedral. Find us at www.facebook.com/stjamesseattle. You can also find us on Instagram at @stjamescathedral and on Twitter, @StJamesSeattle.

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? YOU CAN NOW REGISTER ONLINE! 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!). You can now register online! Visit the main page and look for the red button on the main page. Registration cards can also be found in the vestibule and at the welcome table in Cathedral Hall.

“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.

FINAL REPORT
THROUGH FEBRUARY 8, 2017
Total pledges received 957
Average pledge amount $41/week
Participation goal 40%
% participation 39%
Total goal $2,200,000
% of goal reached 93%

If you haven’t already made your pledge for 2017, it’s not too late!

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 St. Mary in Aberdeen, Seattle, and Seaview; and Star of the Sea Mission in Stevenson.

 

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