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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. The Seattle Madonna. Stained-glass window by Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, 1994. St. James Cathedral Sacristy.

TODAY AT THE NOON MASS we have the privilege of celebrating with 30 young people as they receive the Eucharist for the first time. So that they may focus on the sacrament, please do not take pictures during the Mass, or leave your seat while they are receiving Communion. Thank you for your understanding.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU for making our April 30 “Stuff the Truck” event a big success! We filled the truck in only 3 hours, and SVdP had to bring a second truck to pick up all the clothes, warm coats, business suits, baby items, household goods, etc., you gave us. Your generosity is amazing, and we thank you for helping us help our neighbors in need. Thinking about joining us? Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. Thank you, Pagliacci Pizza, for providing your tasty pizza on Thursday, April 20. With your help we served more than 180 guests! And thank you, Pemco, for supplying, cooking and serving baked ziti, salad, and delicious desserts on Tuesday, April 25, for more than 180 meal guests.

IMMIGRATION EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM. Join our team of volunteers ready to spring into action in the event of a local immigration raid. Can you help provide hospitality? Are you fluent in a language in addition to English? Would you be willing to help families gather important family documents? We also need people willing to provide prayers or a comforting presence, and to help in other ways. To find out more or to sign up, contact Chris Koehler, 206-382-4511.

SEATTLE PRO MUSICA CONCERT Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 at 8:00pm – Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona nobis pacem (Grant us peace). Written between WWI and WWII, Vaughan Williams’ masterful anti-war cantata is one of the composer’s best-known works. Scored for soloists, choir, and orchestra, it is an impassioned plea for peace, incorporating Biblical text with the emotionally charged anti-war poetry of Walt Whitman, creating a searing indictment of the tragedy of war. Information and passes, www.seattlepromusica.org.

A CHORAL CELEBRATION OF THE FRIENDS OF CATHEDRAL MUSIC–Sunday, May 21 at 7:30pm. St. James welcomes the Friends of Cathedral Music to a concert in your honor in thanks for the generosity displayed to our Cathedral music program. The Cathedral Choir will present an evening of music selected from our favorite pieces from the church year – the concert is open to the public (free admission, no passes required). To learn how to become a Friend, visit www.stjames-cathedral.org/music/donate.

NEW FIRST HILL SHELTER. The City of Seattle, Compass Housing Alliance and First Presbyterian Church will be partnering to provide a new enhanced shelter for 100 people starting this summer. There will be a community meeting at the shelter’s location, First Presbyterian Church (1013 – 8th Ave), on Monday, May 22 at 6:30pm to discuss the shelter. Come learn more, and get involved through service partnerships, meal service or preparation, and more.

“WELCOME BACK” REUNION. All those connected with the Cathedral “Welcome Back” program, including former participants or team members… you are invited to a reunion on Tuesday evening, May 23, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center, 907 Columbia St. It will be a time to share food and laughter, to reminisce, to connect with friends old and new. RSVP to Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Marianne Cote, longtime staff member at St. James Cathedral and known to many. A rosary for Marianne will be Sunday, May 7 at 7:30pm in the Cathedral Chapel, and the Funeral Mass will be Monday, May 8 at 10:00am in the Cathedral. “Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter your master’s joy!”

YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. Join us for an evening of fun activities, prayer and community-building to start your week. Sunday night from 6:30-8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

NICARAGUA INFO MEETING. Families traveling to NPH Nicaragua this July will be meeting Monday, May 8 at 7pm in Cathedral Place, Rm. 411 (please note the new location).

MOTHERS’ DAY. No Youth Night next Sunday, May 13, Mothers’ Day.

QUESTIONS? Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

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.

OPENING IN THE CATHEDRAL BOOKSTORE. We are currently looking for volunteers after the Saturday evening Mass. The volunteer opens the bookstore immediately following Mass and closes up about 7:00pm or 7:15pm. If you love books, holy cards, and religious items, you’ll enjoy this ministry! All training provided; background check required. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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.

BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this most important sacrament, parents and godparents participate in a series of classes to update their understanding of baptism, to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith, and to learn about the many ways our parish supports families. Please allow at least two months for preparation. Information, Julianna Castro, 206-619-0816.

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. Rita in Tacoma and Sacred Heart in Battle Ground and Enumclaw.


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