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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. Jesus heals the man born blind. Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors. Ulrich Henn, artist.

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES COLLECTION. This weekend we take up our annual collection to support Catholic Relief Services. Since 1943, CRS has been the Catholic Church in America’s main agency for providing relief to victims of war and natural disasters as well as providing development and support services for the disadvantaged throughout the world. There are envelopes for this important cause in the pews and chairs in front of you.

PARISH LENTEN RETREAT. Helen Oesterle will lead us in a Lenten Retreat, Saturday, April 1, from 9am&en;11am in Cathedral Hall. The retreat is designed for those who have participated in our Lenten Pilgrim People series, but all are welcome. This will be the perfect way to prepare for our Lenten Communal Penance Services. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION. This Lent, there are many opportunities to celebrate the sacrament of God’s mercy. Confessions are heard each Saturday from 4:00—5:00pm. Our communal celebrations of the Sacrament of Penance will be Saturday, April 1 at 4:00pm and Monday, April 3 at 7:30pm.

SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE FOR CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS. Did you know that St. James has SIX elementary schools? The schools are St. Therese (Madrona), St. Paul (Skyway), St. Edward (Rainier Valley), St. George (Beacon Hill), St. Joseph (Capitol Hill) and Holy Family (White Center/West Seattle). If you are a registered parishioner at St. James, your children can attend any one of these schools at the ‘in-parish’ tuition rate. And you may also be eligible for tuition assistance. Also, thanks to the Simperman Scholar program, the Cathedral is able to assist parishioners with children attending any one of FOUR Catholic High Schools: O’Dea, Holy Names, Bishop Blanchet, and Kennedy Catholic. For the requirements and an application packet, Theresa Van de Ven at 206-219-5822. Applications due by April 30.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST THANK YOU. Thanks so much to all of you who participated in last Sunday’s breakfast. Thanks to your generous support, we raised $3,504 for the Solanus Casey Center. A special thanks to all our volunteers and to the wonderful dancers of Tara Academy of Irish Dance.

PRAYING THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS. There are three opportunities to pray the Stations each week: on Mondays following 12:10pm Midday Prayer, Wednesdays following the 5:30pm Mass, and Fridays following the 8:15am Mass (except First Fridays). The unique Stations of the Cross in the Cathedral are the work of Cathedral iconographer Joan Brand-Landkamer, inspired by 20th-century French artist Georges Rouault.

LENTEN HOLY HOUR. Each Friday during Lent, we have a Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 12 Noon. Holy Hour includes rosary, the Liturgy of the Hours, and silent prayer.

FOURTH WEEK OF LENT: ENCOUNTER COMMUNITY. Through Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl, we encounter Maria in Mexico, where a community of hardworking women share joys, sorrows and fellowship while growing economic opportunity at a greenhouse. How have your communities helped you encounter Christ anew this Lent? Visit crsricebowl.org for more information.

CAPPELLA ROMANA CONCERT: RUSSIAN CHANT FESTIVAL. On Friday, March 31 at 7:30pm, the men of Cappella Romana, a St. James resident ensemble, perform powerful chants and choral works in Slavonic that inspired the Russian orchestral masters Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Rimsky-Korsakov. Information and passes at www.cappellaromana.org.

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 TALLIS SCHOLARS IN CONCERT. Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30pm, in a presentation by Cappella Romana and St. James Cathedral, Peter Phillips conducts his Grammy-award winning Tallis Scholars in the program METAMORPHOSIS, including Renaissance masterpieces and music by modern composers John Tavener, Arvo Pärt, Igor Stravinsky, and Gustav Holst. Information and passes, www.cappellaromana.org. Sure to sell out!

DE-CLUTTER FOR ST VINCENT DE PAUL. Lent is the perfect time to de-clutter. Start gathering your gently used clothes, household goods and other items (no furniture, please). On Sunday, April 30 (8am-2:30pm), a St Vincent de Paul truck will be in the O’Dea parking lot to receive your treasures. SVdP will then resell the items through local SVdP thrift stores, with proceeds used to support SVdP activities throughout King County. Donations are tax deductible. Information, Ken Goddard, 206-981-7185.

PRAYER PARTNERS FOR THE ELECT. Lent is a time of intensive prayer and preparation for our Elect, who are preparing for Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. Please pick up a prayer card at the Place of Prayer near the font and pray for our Elect each day during this season of Lent. As Easter draws near, you are invited to write a note telling our Elect of your prayerful support.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH FAIR. Save the date – Sunday, April 30 after the 10am and 12 Noon Masses. The St. James Care for Creation committee invites you to learn how to show mercy for our common home. Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ calls for every person on the planet to take action for the environment. Our annual fair is an opportunity to be informed, learn, and take action on ways to protect and/or nurture our environment.

DO YOU FEEL DISILLUSIONED ABOUT YOUR MARRIAGE? Are you settling for a lackluster, cold, or distant marriage? It doesn’t have to be that way. You can gain new insight into your marriage and rekindle the warmth you once felt through Retrouvaille. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) has helped tens of thousands of struggling couples worldwide. Your marriage could be next. Confidential information and registration for our upcoming program beginning May 5-7, 2017, 206-706-2608 or www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

CABRINI MINISTRY WORKSHOP. Remembering Your Identity as a Child of God by Brian DesRoches, PhD, LMFT. Explore what Scripture tells us about our identity. Learn about spiritual neuroscience and the practical steps we can take to remember and live our spiritual identity as children of God. Saturday, April 29, 9:30am-1:00pm, St. Bridget Parish, 4900 NE 50th Street. Suggested donation $25. Registration, info@cabriniministry.org or 206-760-0583 x3.

"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.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. Thank you, Pagliacci Pizza for providing your wonderful pizza to our Cathedral Kitchen on Thursday, March 16. With your help we served more than 180 dinner guests. And thank you, Macrina Bakery, for supplying the dinner rolls for our Ash Wednesday Simple Supper on March 1.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jack Sullivan.

Opportunities to Serve
Do you long to get more involved in the Cathedral parish and find ways to meet fellow parishioners and form community here? The best way to do that is by getting involved in one of our many ministries!
Here are some current opportunities.

MINISTRY OF PRESENCE IN THE CATHEDRAL. Each weekday in the Cathedral, a volunteer sits at a desk in the northeast corner of the Cathedral near the Mary Shrine, available to answer questions, accept prayer requests, and greet visitors who stop in between 1:00pm-4:00pm. It’s a quiet time to pray, read, and be present to those who come to the Cathedral, often people in need. If you’d like to spend one afternoon a week in the Cathedral, we’d love to have you be a part of this ministry. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

PRAYER PARTNERS MINISTRY. Prayer Partners is a parish ministry that allows you to support your brothers and sisters in Christ through prayer. This is a wonderful opportunity for those of us who may not have the ability to get involved in other parish activities because of health, work schedules, or other reasons. You can pray on your own time, in your own way. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

SUNDAY HOSPITALITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FROM 1PM-2PM. Coffee Hour is a welcoming space in which parishioners and neighbors 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.

MUFFIN MAKER NEEDED FOR SUNDAY HOSPITALITY. We are in need of a volunteer to help make muffins on the second Sunday of each month from about 7am-10am. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN TEAM! The Cathedral Kitchen needs a volunteer dishwasher on Mondays from 4:00-6:00pm. Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

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.

TRAINING FOR NEW PREPARES VOLUNTEERS will be held Monday, April 10 from 6:00 to 9:00pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center at 907 Columbia. If you were unable to attend the February class, this training session is for you. PREPARES stands for Pregnancy and Parenting Support and is a partnership with Catholic Community Services and other Catholic agencies. This new ministry organizes teams of parishioners to provide nurturing care and support to pregnant women and families in crisis through their child’s 5th birthday. PREPARES puts in action our Catholic teachings calling us to respect all human life and provide a preferential option for the poor. Information and registration, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

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.

QUESTIONS? Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

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.

IMPROVING SAFETY THROUGH PURPOSEFUL COMMUNICATION AND BEHAVIOR. Wednesday, May 17, 5:30pm–7:30pm, Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia Street. We can help improve the safety of our environment by learning key concepts of productive verbal and non-verbal communication that are most helpful when interacting with people in distress. Join Marty Reinsel, MA, LMHC, Clinical Educator and Therapist at Navos Psychiatric Hospital to learn basic intervention and de-escalation approaches including verbal and non-verbal communication, environmental and safety considerations and basic non-violent physical defense. Essential for all who volunteer and work in ministries providing outreach to our less advantaged brothers and sisters in Christ who experience serious mental illness and / or addiction. RSVP to Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

WINTER SHELTER NEEDS. Our stock of the following items is either low or depleted. Please help with: deodorant, toothbrushes, cough drops, razors, vinyl pillowcases (all items are for men). Donations can be brought to the Sunday Help Desk or the Parish Office.

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Are you among the nearly 6,000 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.

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 pray for the parishes of Star of the Sea in Bremerton and Port Townsend.

 

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