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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. Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden. Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors, St. James Cathedral. Ulrich Henn, artist.

PARENTS OF CFF CHILDREN. It’s time again for PFF, Parents’ Faith Formation. This time, we’ll share ideas on living Lent as a family, and spend time reflecting on the Sunday gospels. The series runs for four Sundays beginning March 5, from 11:05 – 11:50 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.

ROSARY. All are welcome to join with a group of parishioners who pray the rosary together in the Chapel, Monday through Saturday at 7:40am.

CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS. This campaign of the US Bishops funds a wide range of pastoral services including religious education, mission parishes, the training of seminarians, and ministry to ethnic groups, including African American and Native American communities. There are special envelopes for this important cause in the pews and chairs this weekend.

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.

CRS RICE BOWL: ENCOUNTER INNOVATION. This week, we meet the Singh family in India, where a mother and father are using innovative farming techniques to feed their family amidst a flood. How is God inviting us to think outside the box in service to others this Lent? Visit crsricebowl.org for more. Be sure to pick up your Rice Bowl if you haven’t done so already.

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!

SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE FOR CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS. Did you know that St. James has SIX elementary schools? Our Rainbow Schools are 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. And we now support FOUR Catholic High Schools through our Simperman Scholar program: O’Dea, Holy Names, Bishop Blanchet, and Kennedy Catholic. For the requirements and an application packet, contact Theresa Van de Ven at 206-219-5822. Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2017.

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? Please bring your questions to the SVdP table at Coffee Hour after the 10:00am Mass this Sunday or contact Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

SUNDAY HOSPITALITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FROM 1PM-2PM. Coffee Hour is a welcoming space in which persons experiencing homelessness and parishioners can come together to drink coffee, eat pastries, relax, and socialize. It is also a great place to learn about the array of ministries and volunteer opportunities at St. James. We are especially in need of volunteers to serve coffee and pastries and help clean up from 1pm-2pm after the Noon Mass. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

THE 40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN of prayerful vigil in front of the Planned Parenthood facility at 20th Ave. and Madison continues from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm daily except Sunday until April 9. Participants must sign a pledge that they will not harass anyone, block the passage of anyone, or be violent in any way. If you would like to participate, sign up at www.40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/seattle.

"WE ARE IMMIGRANTS" Take part in Immigrant Assistance’s new photography project. We are taking portraits of immigrants to feature on Instagram and Facebook. No words, just faces. If you or someone you know would like to be photographed for this project, please contact Jesson Mata, 206-919-2637.

IMMIGRATION UPDATE. Do you have questions or concerns about immigration? Are you confused or hearing contradictory information? Come get your questions answered at this informative event. Holy Names Room, Pastoral Outreach Center, 6:30 – 8:00 pm on Tuesday March 14th. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

YOUTH NIGHT. We’ll be talking about Lent this Sunday: what it is and how this season can help us to grow into friends, daughters, sons and siblings filled with faith, love and joy come Easter. Join us in the Pastoral Outreach Center from 6:30-8:30pm this Sunday night!

QUESTIONS? Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

PILGRIM PEOPLE. Are you interested in developing a practice of personal prayer this Lent and walking with others on the spiritual journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter? If so, take a look at the insert in this week’s bulletin, and contact Curtis Leighton to become part of our parish’s Pilgrim People young adult group.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

MASS WITH THE SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITY OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SEATTLE. All are welcome and encouraged to join in this joyful celebration, led by Catholics with special needs from across the Archdiocese of Seattle. Saturday, April 1 at 11:00am. Archbishop Sartain will preside.

THE JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMISSION is holding a half-day training on juvenile court practice, restorative justice, and peacemaking circles for anyone interested in participating in St. James' efforts to provide alternative resolutions for juveniles involved in the court system. Please join us from 9:00 am to Noon in the Cathedral Hall on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, February 19: Joseph Michael Craig, Eliana Josephine Rallanka, Wesley Panna Sheker, and Robin Dequito Smith, Jr. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!

WE ALSO WELCOME three new Catholics, Kenny Alokolaro, Zaldy Hidalgo, and Rick Pfeil, who celebrated the Rite of Reception Into Full Communion this past Sunday.

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.

PRAYER PARTNERS MINISTRY. Don’t be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God (Phil 4:6). Prayer Partners is a parish ministry that allows participants to support our brothers and sisters in Christ others through prayer. This is a wonderful opportunity for those who may not have the ability to get involved in other parish activities due to health, work schedules, or other reasons. You can pray on your own time, in your own way. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

MINDFUL ALTERNATIVE SUPPORT GROUP meets at St. James monthly on the last Saturday of the month. The next meeting is March 25 at 3pm. Join us as we grapple with how to help someone close to us, who lives with a profound mental illness, have the best quality of life and find the support services he or she needs. Information, Terry Proctor, or visit www.mindfulalternative.org.

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.

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.

Archdiocesan Planning Study

Campaign planning study announcement

Over the last several years it has become apparent that the archdiocesan priest pension and post-retirement medical plans are seriously underfunded. Similarly, our women religious must rely on dwindling resources within their own communities to meet their retirement needs. In addition, parishes have their own needs to address.

At the recommendation of the Archdiocesan Finance Council and in dialogue with the Presbyteral Council, the Priest Pension Board and other leadership, Archbishop Sartain has decided to explore the possibility of a major campaign to address the retirement needs we face today and are projected to face in the future, as well as local parish needs.

This planning study is an assessment to gauge support for a major campaign to address some or all of our identified priorities. The study is being administered by outside counsel, the Steier Group, a Catholic development firm. They will survey the entire archdiocese to determine which of our needs are deemed most urgent by parishioners, and identify potential support of a major campaign.

All parishioners are invited visit the Archdiocese of Seattle’s website to learn more about the study’s proposed goals and participate in the study.

To participate in this important study, please go online to www.seattlearchdiocese.org and click on the “Planning Study Survey” link under the Archdiocesan Events and Activities section to learn more and provide comments. Use password: Catholic.

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? 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. You can now register online! If you are not sure whether or not you’re registered, call the Parish Office, 206-622-3559.

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. Louise in Bellevue and St. Patrick in Seattle and Tacoma.


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