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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 Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem. Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors, St. James Cathedral. Ulrich Henn, artist.

IN THE BOOKSTORE. Great Holy Week reading, including titles by our Good Friday preacher, Father Daniel Horan, OFM. Father Horan is a noted speaker and author whose books include God Is Not Fair and Other Reasons for Gratitude, Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis, and The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering.

CHILDREN’S PROCESSION OF PALMS DURING THE NOON MASS TODAY. We invite all children to gather in the Cathedral Chapel before 11:55am in preparation for the procession. Parents, please accompany very small children.

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.

TENEBRAE Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30pm. Each year during Holy Week, St. James Cathedral observes the office of Tenebrae (“shadows”) in which the sufferings of Christ are foretold in the Lamentations of Jeremiah and commemorated in the slow extinguishing of candles. The evening culminates in Gregorio Allegri’s stirring setting of Psalm 51, Miserere mei, Deus (“Have mercy on me, O God”).

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.

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. 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.

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 16. There will be no coffee hour on Easter Sunday. The Mental Health and Wellness Resource Center will be closed. The Cathedral Bookstore will be open after the 10:00am and Noon Masses only.

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.

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.

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.

YOUR MARRIAGE CAN HEAL AND THRIVE. Are you going through the motions in your marriage? Have you drifted apart over the years? Would you like to rekindle the love you once felt? There is hope. Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vī) can help your marriage not only heal, but thrive. Retrouvaille is a worldwide ministry for struggling married couples, Catholic in origin and endorsed by the Seattle Archdiocese. Confidential information or registration for the program beginning May 5-7, 2017, call 206-706-2608 or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

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 (8:00am-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. Information, visit the Cathedral website or contact Ken Goddard, 206-981-7185.

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

IMMIGRANT ASSISTANCE UPDATE. This past quarter, 40 volunteers helped more than 80 immigrants to learn English and study civics, 4 people became citizens and another 8 applied for citizenship, and 40 elders learned about arthritis, and took trips to the Seattle Art Museum, Benaroya Hall, Frye Art Museum, and other places. Learn how you can be part of all this! Information, Caroline Okello,  206-382-4511.

WINTER SHELTER NEEDS. Our stock of the following items is low. Can you please help with: spray deodorant, toothbrushes, razors, vinyl pillowcases (all items are for men). Donations can be brought to the Sunday Help Desk or the Parish Office. Thank you!

CHIEF SEATTLE CLUB STATIONS OF THE CROSS. Consider joining the Chief Seattle Club for Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, April 14, 10am - Noon. Meet at the Chief Seattle Club (410 2nd Ave Ext S) and pray at Pioneer Square's outreach locations. Continue to spread the Good News! Information, Tony Fragada .

ART OF FAITH. Registration now open for the Cathedral’s Art of Faith day camp for youth, July 17 through July 21. Explore different drawing techniques, learn from area artists, get behind the scenes tours of Cathedral art. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-661-5094.

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.

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REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Doris Hickey.

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.

 

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