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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. Icon of the Raising of Lazarus. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral Iconographer.

YOUTH STATIONS OF THE CROSS TODAY immediately following the Noon Mass. All are welcome to join in this traditional Lenten prayer.

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.

EASTER GREETERS NEEDED. We need greeters to assist at the Masses of Easter Day at 10:00am and 12 Noon, to welcome our visitors and regulars on Easter morning and hand out programs. You will need to arrive one hour early. Reserved seats will be provided for you as soon as Mass begins. Information, Corinna Laughlin, 206-264-2086.

EASTER FLOWERS. Please use the envelopes in the pews to make an offering towards Easter flowers. Your generous offerings will help to beautify the Cathedral for the coming great feast of Easter. Thank you for your generosity.

CHRISM MASS. On Thursday, April 6, at 7:00pm, you are invited to join Archbishop Sartain and the priests of the Archdiocese of Seattle for the annual Chrism Mass, during which oils are blessed for use in the celebration of the sacraments at the Easter Vigil and throughout the coming year. All are welcome. Because of the Chrism Mass, there will be no 5:30pm Mass on April 6.

PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION. Next Sunday, April 9, is Palm Sunday. The 10:00am Mass will begin in the O’Dea Gym for the blessing of palms with Archbishop Sartain. Please note that the Cathedral will be closed until after the procession, except for those with physical disabilities. Please go straight to the O’Dea Gym when you arrive next Sunday.

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.

SUPPORT OUR MISSION TRIP. Become a stockholder in our mission trip to Nicaragua this July! We’ll be selling shares of stock to support our youth missionaries after all three Sunday morning Masses. Ask about the unique “dividends” for supporting us in this terrific experience of solidarity and service.

QUESTIONS? Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

A SEATTLE CAMINO—WAY OF THE CROSS. St. John the Evangelist Parish in North Seattle invites you to join in a walking and bus pilgrimage on Saturday, April 8. Pilgrims will visit seven churches, praying two of the Stations of the Cross in each church. The last stop will be here at St. James Cathedral, just in time for the 5:30pm Vigil Mass of Palm Sunday. To find out more or to sign up, visit www.seattlecamino.org.

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.

WHAT SLAVEHOLDERS THINK. Catholics have long advocated for an end to modern day slavery, but why do women, men, and children around the world continue to be exploited? Join the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center in welcoming Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, the author of a new book, What Slaveholders Think, which explores the reasons why human traffickers exploit people for profit. Sunday, April 23, 2:00-3:00pm at Assumption Parish, 6201 33rd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115. No cost for this event. Information, IPJC, 206-223-1138.

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.

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

TAIZÉ PRAYER AND SIMPLE SUPPER this Friday, April 7. Join us after the prayer service for a simple Lenten meal with other young adults in the Pastoral Outreach Center (across Columbia Street on the south side of the Cathedral). The service begins at 6:30pm with dinner at 7:15pm.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

FIFTH WEEK OF LENT: ENCOUNTER RESILIENCE. Through Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl, we encounter Dita in Ethiopia, and see how her newfound entrepreneurial skills are providing three meals a day for her children—even during a devastating drought. What skills have you discovered this Lent that can be put to good use in building God’s kingdom? Visit the Rice Bowl web page for more. As we draw nearer to the conclusion of Lent, please note that your CRS Rice Bowls may be turned in on Holy Thursday at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 6:00pm.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING PRESENTATION. What can Catholics do to stand in solidarity with human trafficking victims and work for systemic change? Join us on Monday, May 1 at 7:00pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center for an interactive workshop about modern day slavery, presented by the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center. Discover the who, how and where of human trafficking; explore teachings from Catholic tradition; examine the current situation and structural issues; receive practical tools and resources for action; and reflect and pray as a community. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING WHAT WE CAN DO AS A COMMUNITY TO BETTER UNDERSTAND AND SUPPORT OUR VETERANS? St. Catherine of Siena Mental Health Ministry invites you to The Challenge of Coming Home: Learning about PTSD and Other Invisible Wounds of Combat, presented by Autumn del Fierro, psychologist from Seattle Veterans Administration. Thursday, April 27, 7- 9 pm at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Victoria Hall, 814 NE 85th. Information or to RSVP, Ally Cedeno, 206-310-2651.

THE 40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN of prayerful vigil in front of the Planned Parenthood facility at 20th Avenue and Madison continues from 7:00am to 7:00pm daily except Sunday. If you would like to participate, sign up at www.40daysforlife.com/localcampaigns/seattle. If you would like to be there with other St. James parishioners, sign up for Wednesdays from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

WINTER SHELTER NEEDS. Our stock of the following items is either low or depleted. Please consider helping 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.

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 St. George in Seattle and St. George Byzantine Rite Church in Olympia.


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