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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 West nave clerestory window of clasped hands. Charles Connick, artist.

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.

SEATTLE PRO MUSICA CONCERT Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, 8:00pm.In our current climate of conflict and division, Seattle Pro Musica presents a concert on the theme of compassion and tolerance, expressing the desire of humankind to seek social justice and peace. This program centers on Bernstein’s beloved Chichester Psalms for choir, harp, organ and percussion. This will be paired with James MacMillan’s deeply moving Cantos Sagrados on Latin American liberation theology poetry, addressing contemporary issues of political repression and the disappearances of political prisoners in Latin America. The message of peace, and of remaining vigilant in the struggle for social justice and human rights is more timely now than ever. Information and passes, www.seattlepromusica.org.

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 offer flowers, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650.

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.

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 during the week. Thank you!

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 next volunteer training session has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 28 from 6:00 to 9:00pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center at 907 Columbia. Information and registration, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

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.

ATTENTION, PARENTS. On March 12, 2017, Children’s Faith Formation and the Youth Ministry will offer one sexual abuse prevention course to the children and youth who participate in those programs. In our efforts to protect our vulnerable population, the Archdiocese of Seattle has integrated abuse prevention material into our faith formation and youth ministry curriculum in the context of teaching our youth about our Catholic faith. To help you understand what your youth will be offered, we ask you to visit: http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/SEP/faithformation.aspx. This will provide you with “Parent/ Guardian Resources,” to inform you about the curriculum being used while also making available the actual lessons. As the guardian, you have the right to opt your child/youth out of this lesson. You may do so by clicking on the link “Opting Out.” You will need to fill this form with your Catechetical Leader. This announcement is to notify you of our new initiative to provide abuse prevention curriculum to our youth in Faith Formation/Youth Ministry. Unless you would like to opt your youth out of this lesson you are not required to do anything. Information, Brenda Bellamy or Curtis Leighton.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. A disabled man who was about to undergo knee replacement surgery called the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449) to ask for a bed. He could not afford to buy a bed, and all he had to sleep on was an air mattress. We had a new bed delivered to his apartment in less than a week. Later he told us his surgery went well and the bed we provided helped his recovery go more smoothly and be less painful. Your support made a tangible difference in this man’s life – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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

QUESTIONS? Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

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

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL this 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

CRS RICE BOWL. In two weeks, the Church invites us as a People of God to once more encounter Lent, a time of spiritual growth through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. We are given forty days of opportunity to encounter ourselves, our neighbors and our God anew. And, on Easter Sunday, we encounter the Risen Christ—and the hope that the Resurrection brings. Are you ready for this journey? Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Rice Bowl wants to accompany you throughout these forty days with stories, prayers, reflections and faith formation. Get started now by downloading the app for Android and iPhone users and setting a daily reminder to pray with it each day. How will you use this Lent as a time to build a culture of encounter—both in your local community, and in our global one?

WELCOMING THE STRANGER IN YOUR MIDST. Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 9, 6:30-8:00pm, in the Mother Cabrini Room. Learn how you can share your time and talents in welcoming immigrants and refugees. At St. James Immigrant Assistance volunteers provide one-to-one tutoring in English and Citizenship Preparation, serve on our advisory board, assist with legal services, promote Elder Integration, and provide office support. Information, Cecilia Erin Walsh, 206-382-4511.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Irene Chavez.

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. Peter in Seattle and the Mission churches of St. Peter in Deming, Suquamish, and Tenino.

 

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