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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 Three Kings. North transept stained-glass window. Charles Connick, artist.

CATHEDRAL ESPRESSO is up and running after the 10:00 Mass in Cathedral Hall. All proceeds benefit the ministries of St. James. Proceeds for January will go to the Mental Health and Wellness Ministry.

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.

SAFE TOUCH CLASS. Next Sunday, January 14, Children’s Faith Formation will offer one sexual abuse prevention course to children and youth enrolled in Sunday morning classes. In our efforts to protect our vulnerable population, the Archdiocese of Seattle has integrated abuse prevention material into our faith formation and youth ministry curriculum in the context of teaching our children and youth about our Catholic faith. To help you understand what your child will be offered, we ask you to visit: http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/SEP/faithformation.aspx. This will provide you with “Parent/ Guardian Resources,” to inform you about the curriculum being used while also making available the actual lessons. As the guardian, you have the right to opt your child/youth out of this lesson. You may do so notifying Brenda Bellamy (Children’s Faith Formation) or Curtis Leighton (Youth Ministry). This announcement is to notify you of our new initiative to provide abuse prevention curriculum to our youth in Faith Formation and Youth Ministry. Unless you would like to opt your youth out of this lesson you are not required to do anything.

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.

JUBILATE YOUNG WOMEN'S ENSEMBLE WITH JOSEPH ADAM, CATHEDRAL ORGANIST. On Friday, January 26 at 8:00pm, Jubilate Young Women’s Ensemble, conducted by Stacey Sunde, is joined by cathedral organists Joseph Adam and Paul Thornock in a program of chant-based works, including Dupré’s Fifteen Pieces, Op. 18, movements from Couperin’s Messe des Couvents, and other works by Parisian composers. Information and passes, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music.

FIRST ANNUAL PEACEMAKING SUMMIT. Friday, January 26, 2018, 6:00pm-9:00pm at Seattle University Student Center, Room 160. A celebration and acknowledgment of the power of partnerships relating to the Peacemaking Circles Movement in King County. Dan Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney, will be the keynote speaker. Register in advance at http://Peacemaking-Summit.eventbrite.com. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

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.

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.

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.

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

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

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.

REPORT FROM ST VINCENT DE PAUL. Your SVdP donations made it possible for our Cathedral Vincentians to do 190 home visits during October, November & December and help 315 low (or no) income residents of St James parish who struggle to pay for life's necessities, such as rent, electricity, beds, food, clothes and basic hygiene products. Your generosity is great, but we continue to be asked for more help than we can provide, especially as rents keep rising. That means we and those we serve are deeply grateful for every dollar you share with SVdP – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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. You can learn more by visting the RCIA website. Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, December 31: Loui Gerard Gjonej, Dorothea Changning Wright Lo, and Eleanor Marie Shield.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Suzanne Lescantz.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Instead of buying bottled water, buy reusable water bottles and fill them from the tap at home, work or school. You can also carry empty water bottles (even metal ones) through airport security and fill them once you have passed security. This will help remove non-biodegradable plastic from the waste stream and help keep it out of our waterways.

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.

SKYLINE OPEN HOUSE: SAVE THE DATE. Skyline, a 62+ retirement community across the street from St. James, will be hosting an exclusive Open House following Noon Mass on Sunday, February 11 from 1:30 – 3pm. One and two bedroom independent living apartment homes will be available to tour. Come enjoy a beverage and appetizer as you learn about the benefits and amenities of Skyline. Skyline is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community that offers independent and assisted living, as well as memory support and 24-hour skilled nursing. RSVP to (206) 405-4100 or email fjahan@skylineseattle.org. Free valet parking is available. Valet park at Skyline, walk across the street to noon Mass, and after Mass come to the Open House.

Pax Christi at St James

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 7: Excerpts from MLK’s prophetic “Beyond Vietnam” speech will be read aloud in the Holy Names Room at 1:15pm (after Noon Mass). This speech addresses matters of race, injustice, and war that are as important today as they were fifty years ago. Come listen to honor the life of MLK and be inspired by his words.

Vow of Nonviolence
Mass with Archbishop Sartain
January 13: Nonviolence: A Style of Politics for Peace is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for his yearly message for the 2017 World Day of Peace. We invite you to join Pax Christi members in making a one-year Vow of Nonviolence on Saturday, January 13 at the 5:30pm Mass.

Join Pax Christi
Second Sunday of each month at 1:15 in the Mother Mary Rose Room.

Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235

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.

WINTER SHELTER NEEDS. Your donations help the homeless men who stay in Cathedral Hall on the weekends. Items urgently needed include: spray deodorant; cough drops; small tissue packets; razors, toothbrushes. Items can be dropped off at Sunday Coffee Hour or in the Parish Office. Thank you!

RE-GIFT TO SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY. Spread the joy of giving even further when you re-gift presents to Cabrini Ministry Training for use at its fundraising dinner on January 20. Funds support the ministry of presence and Eucharist to those who are homebound or isolated in hospitals and other institutions. Mail gift cards to 5507 104th Ave NE, Kirkland WA 98033. Information, info@cabriniministry.org.

MUFFIN MAKERS NEEDED FOR SUNDAY COFFEE HOURS. We are in immediate need of volunteers to help make muffins on the First and Fourth Sundays of each month from about 7am-10am. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

PREPARES MINISTRY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS. The cathedral’s new Pregnancy and Parenting Support Ministry, PREPARES, offers unconditional, nurturing care to families from pregnancy through a child’s fifth birthday. PREPARES recognizes that parents need love and ongoing community support in order to choose life in difficult circumstances. St. James Cathedral is the first parish to launch PREPARES in central Seattle. We are forming teams of volunteers to work with a parent or family over the long haul. The model is similar to our existing AIDS Care Teams. Although PREPARES is brand new, we already have a waiting list of pregnant mothers, single parents, and young families who have asked for help. PREPARES is the ideal ministry for people who want to live out their commitment to social and economic justice and their belief in the dignity of every human life. Please consider stepping forward. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

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.

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. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Bothell, St. Mary in Castle Rock and Centralia, and St. Mary Mission in Coupeville.

 

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