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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. Be sure to stop by the Cathedral Bookstore after Mass for a wide selection of Cathedral souvenirs as well as Catholic books and gifts.

FOR YOUR SAFETY. At each of the weekend Masses a Seattle police officer is present on the Cathedral campus.

ON THE COVER The Holy Family. North transept stained-glass window, St. James Cathedral. Charles Connick, artist.

MASSES OF NEW YEAR’S DAY. January 1 is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, the most ancient feast honoring Mary on the Church’s calendar! Masses for this holy day will be at 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12 Noon on Monday, January 1. After the Noon Mass, the Cathedral will close for the remainder of the day. The parish office will be closed on Monday, January 1.

SOCK DRIVE. Please bring sock donations to the Cathedral Hall after the morning Masses, the Chapel after the 5:30 Masses, or the Parish office during the week. The deadline is Sunday, December 31. To volunteer to collect socks contact Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

CAPPELLA ROMANA CONCERT–THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN THE EAST Friday, January 5 at 8:00pm, Music Director Alexander Lingas leads Cappella Romana in a program of early and contemporary music from the Greek Orthodox tradition for the 12 Days of Christmas. The program includes Medieval Byzantine Chant, choral works by Greek-Americans Frank Desby, Tikey Zes, and Peter Michaelides, and by Michael Adamis and John Tavener. There is a pre-concert talk at 7:00pm in Room 1E-W of Cathedral Place. Information and passes, www.cappellaromana.org.

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT. Please join us as we kick off the 2018 season of marriage enrichment on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 6:30pm in the Holy Names Room, Pastoral Outreach Center. Married couples are invited to join us for a Dinner Date Series: Food for the Souls of Married Couples. Babysitting is provided. The evening will be facilitated by Christina and Dave Buchholz and we’ll spend time exploring the themes that future evenings will explore. To register, contact Kathleen McCabe or Suzanne Lee.

WYATT SMITH D.M.A. GRADUATE ORGAN RECITAL. On Friday, January 12 at 7:00pm, organist Wyatt Smith will present his fourth graduate recital in fulfillment of a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Washington. The program will feature Healey Willan’s “Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue,” Jean Langlais’s “Arabesque for the Flutes,” and the complete Sixth Organ Symphony, Op. 59 by Louis Vierne. This performance is free and open to the public.

THE ANNUAL MASS FOR LIFE AND MARCH FOR LIFE WILL BE HELD JANUARY 22, 2018, the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion throughout the United States. The Mass for Life will be held at 9:30am in the Marcus Pavilion of St. Martin’s University in Lacey and will be concelebrated by Archbishop Sartain and Abbot Roth of St. Martin’s Abbey. The March for Life will take place on the steps of the State Capitol Building in Olympia at noon. Transportation from St. James will be available. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

COUNT US IN – FRIDAY, JANUARY 26. All Home, a Seattle/King County agency that focuses on homelessness, is now accepting volunteers for Count Us In 2018, the annual count of people experiencing homelessness. Volunteers will be asked to conduct a visual count of individuals experiencing homelessness across King County. Teams are comprised of community volunteers and expert guides (individuals currently/previously experiencing homelessness). Volunteers are expected to have a cell phone, and to walk approximately 2-3 miles if necessary. To volunteer, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KingCountyPIT2018. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

SURVIVING SUICIDE Sunday, January 28, 1:30pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. If you have lost a loved one to suicide – you are a survivor of suicide. A survivor can be a spouse or partner, child, sibling, friend. Common feelings include shock, anger, guilt, depression, confusion and shame. Laura Takacs MPH, LICSW - clinical director of Virginia Mason’s Separation and Loss Services, will be addressing the grief cycle associated with traumatic loss. She will also talk about a therapeutic model known as Restorative Retelling groups – with a healing focus on restoring resilience by honoring the memory of your loved one and sharing common experiences in a supportive environment. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

OUR FAITH IN ACTION ORIENTATION & RETREAT. On Saturday, January 27, 10am-2:30pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe church, the parishes of South Seattle and Catholic Community Services will offer a retreat to help form you in Catholic Social Teaching and Advocacy. The day will be offered in both English and Spanish. Register at outreach@stjames-cathedral.org. And be sure to register at www.ipjc.org for Catholic Advocacy Day, Wednesday, February 21 in Olympia. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

BABYSITTERS NEEDED. St. James Cathedral offers babysitting for children ages 1-4 during the 10am and 12 Noon Sunday Masses, during baptism preparation classes, and for special events. Two paid babysitters, who are over the age of 18 and have gone through Safe Environment Training, are on duty at all times. We currently have openings for additional staff. If you like working with children and want to provide a valuable service to the young families of our parish, please apply. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

ADULT CONFIRMATION. Are you a baptized Catholic who has not yet been confirmed? Adult preparation classes for this important sacrament begin Wednesday, February 21, and continue through early May. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

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. Learn more by visting the RCIA website. Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. A man called the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449) asking if we could pay his entire month's rent, which was only $59 thanks to a low-income rent subsidy. He had given a friend cash to buy a money order to pay the rent. The friend disappeared with the cash, so he could not pay the rent. We covered the rent and had a delightful visit with the man and his pet, an affectionate terrier given to him by another friend who is homeless and can no longer care for the dog. As we talked, we realized the man was very short on food for himself and his little companion. When we gave him a grocery store gift card, he was so happy and grateful, not just for the food but also for the gift of hope our visit gave him. Thank you for making this possible! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. St. James hosts a Coffee Hour in the Cathedral Hall on Sundays after the 8am, 10am, and 12pm Masses. It 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 in need of volunteers to serve coffee and pastries and help clean up after each Mass. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

IMMIGRATION SUMMIT. Today we celebrate the gift of family through the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. We are, too, part of a greater human family and Church. Together, we can create this family. Learn how at Your Liberation is Bound Up with Mine, the Archdiocesan Immigration Summit at Seattle University on March 10. Look for registration information at www.seattleu.edu/ictc in early 2018. Information, Chris Koehler, 206-382-4511.

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 Holy Innocents in Duvall, Holy Family in Auburn, Kirkland, and Seattle, Holy Family Mission in Frances, and Prince of Peace Mission in Belfair.

 

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