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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 Lamb of God. East Apse stainedglass window. Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are the gift of the Corrigan family in loving memory of their daughter Mairead.

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.

CHILDREN'S PROCESSION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NOON MASS. Meet in the West vestibule at 11:53. Parents, please accompany very young children.

GUEST CHOIR AT NOON MASS SANTO NIÑO CELEBRATION. Today, Sunday, January 14 at the Noon Mass, we welcome the Fil-Am Society Choir, directed by Carmen Pelayre. The choir’s members come from all around the Seattle area, and the choir sings at many cultural and church celebrations including Pagdiriwang (Philippine Independence celebration), Simbang Gabi, Flores de Mayo, San Lorenzo Ruiz, Santo Niño, San Pedro Calungsod, and the Filipino Community of Seattle Annual Christmas Concert.

SAFE TOUCH CLASS. Today, January 14, Children’s Faith Formation will offer a 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. 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.

MASS MARKING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR’S DEATH. Monday, January 15, 11am, Seattle University, Chapel of St. Ignatius. Keynote address to follow by James F. Williams, Managing Partner of the Seattle office of the law firm Perkins Coie. Mr. Williams is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He is a member of Immaculate Conception Parish.

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. To register, contact Kathleen McCabe or Suzanne Lee.

ST. JAMES COMMUNITY-BUILDING CIRCLE. Saturday, January 20, 2-5pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. The Juvenile Justice Committee will be holding a Community Circle open to all of St. James. This is an opportunity to engage with your brother and sister parishioners on a deeper level, and to begin to delve deeper into some of the issues and concerns that are present in our contemporary milieu.

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 and movements from Couperin’s Messe des Couvents. 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. When you register, indicate you are affiliated with Patrick Barredo. 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. 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.

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. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

IMMIGRATION SUMMIT. We’ve just concluded National Migration Week. How can we live our Catholic faith by continue to share the journey with our migrant brothers and sisters? Start by joining the Your Liberation is Bound Up with Mine: Second Annual Immigration Summit at Seattle University March 10, a day of prayer, sharing, and planning. Registration and more information at www.seattleu.edu/ictc in early 2018. Information, Chris Koehler, 206-382-4511.

SKYLINE OPEN HOUSE: SAVE THE DATE. Skyline, a 62+ retirement community across the street from St. James, will be hosting an exclusive Open House for Cathedral parishioners 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. RSVP to 206-405-4100 or email fjahan@skylineseattle.org.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a middle-aged, disabled couple who had lived in a local “tent city” for two years, until authorities cleared out the location. Good news was that the couple qualified for and moved into a rent-subsidized apartment in a new building in our parish. They thought their combined disability income would be enough to pay all expenses. Bad news was the first utilities bill they received. The bill did not arrive until months after they moved in and was hundreds of dollars more than they expected. We provided just enough help to get their finances back on track, relieving them of much stress and worry. Your support made that possible – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Concepcion Cabacungan.

YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. Join us tonight for a special living history presentation on one person’s story of immigration brought to us be Living Voices. This will be a fun and interesting way to conclude National Migration Week with other high school youth from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

TOILETRIES NEEDED. The youth group will be sending toiletry kits to the Kino Border Initiative. If you have extra toothbrushes, razors or other small toiletry items, please bring them to the parish office or drop them off by Sunday, January 21.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Join us for our monthly social next Sunday, January 21 after the 5:30pm Sunday Mass in the Rectory Parlors (across the courtyard next to the bookstore). This a fun way to meet other young adults and find out more about our young adult community at St. James.

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

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. When shopping, look for items made as close to home as possible as a way to help reduce the carbon footprint of global shipping. Also look for items that have a reputation for durability—you will save money as well as help to preserve natural resources.

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!). Registration cards can be found in the vestibule and at the welcome table in Cathedral Hall. You can also register online.

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.

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.

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.

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 paid 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 Holy Redeemer in Vancouver and Sacred Heart in LaConner and Winlock.


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