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WELCOME,VISITORS! 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. Icon of Christ the Teacher. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral iconographer.

CHILDREN’S PROCESSION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NOON MASS. All children are invited to help the assembly bid Farewell to Alleluia. Meet in the West Vestibule at 11:53. Parents, please accompany very young children.

PARENTS, JOIN OTHER PARENTS FOR A DROP-IN DISCUSSION around Family Life in a High-Tech Age. Meet in Room 206 of O’Dea High School from 11:05 to 11:40 this Sunday, February 11. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4659.

SKYLINE OPEN HOUSE. Skyline, a 62+ retirement community across the street from St. James, will be hosting an exclusive Open House for Cathedral parishioners following Noon Mass TODAY 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.

WINTER SHELTER NEEDS. We are close to depleting our supply of spray deodorant, toothbrushes and razors. Donations would be most appreciated and can be brought to Sunday Coffee Hour or the Parish Office. Thank you!

APPLICATIONS FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS. St. James has SIX Catholic Elementary Schools in Seattle: St. Therese, St. Paul, St. Edward, St. George, St. Joseph and Holy Family Bilingual. These schools provide in-parish tuition rates for registered St. James parishioners. We also support FOUR Catholic High Schools (O’Dea, Holy Names, Bishop Blanchet, and Kennedy Catholic) through the Simperman Scholar program. Contact Theresa Van de Ven at 206-219-5822 for requirements and an application packet for the 2018-2019 school year. Completed applications must be submitted by April 30, 2018.

OPUS 7 VOCAL ENSEMBLE CONCERT: THE ROAD OF MERCY. On Saturday, February 17 at 8:00pm, Opus 7, under the direction of conductor Loren Pontén , presents a program of choral music for the Lenten season, which includes Benjamin Britten’s great masterpiece, Cantata Misericordium for choir, soloists, harp, percussion, piano, and string orchestra. A dramatic retelling of the parable of the Good Samaritan, it compels us to show mercy to our neighbor. Also featured are multiple settings of the “O vos omnes” text, alternating with inspiring works by Rheinberger, Parry, Barber, Casals, and Elgar. Information and passes, www.opus7.org.

OPERATION RICE BOWL. On February 14, we begin the Lenten season with 40 days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Almsgiving at St. James has always involved the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl – the humble little box in which we place our donations for the many programs CRS supports throughout the world, and in our own community. Last year, parishioners at St. James contributed an amazing $17,490.28 through the Rice Bowls, an increase of 17% from 2016. This year, as you pick up your Rice Bowl after Mass, remember the important contribution the Rice Bowl program plays in providing food, education, medical care, disaster relief, and other humanitarian needs to people in over 110 countries, including our own, and give as generously as you can. If you give online using Our Sunday Visitor, you can make your Rice Bowl gift online as well!

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a young woman with an infectious smile and deep depression. Like several other women in her family, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She hoped to take a leave of absence from her job for surgery. But she feared telling her supervisors about her condition and worried about the loss of income while recuperating. We helped with rent and urged her to apply to certain governmental agencies for more financial help. We also recommended other charities that help breast cancer survivors in hope they can help her build the happy life she deserves. Thank you for your support, which makes our help possible! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

IMMIGRATION SUMMIT. We are called to imitate Christ who brought glad tidings to all, especially those who are marginalized. How can we be a better Church committed to all, especially to migrants in our midst? Join the Your Liberation is Bound Up with Mine Second Annual Archdiocesan Immigration Summit at Seattle U on Saturday, March 10 to pray and talk through how we can better be welcoming for migrants in our communities. Registration, www.seattleu.edu/ictc. Information, Chris Koehler, 206-382-4511.

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.

Rome Pilgrimage Concert


JOSEPH ADAM, Cathedral Organist and Director of Music, the CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF ST. JAMES, JUBILATE! YOUNG WOMEN’S ENSEMBLE and a large group of pilgrims travel with FATHER RYAN to Florence, Siena, Assisi, and Rome for days of prayer, concerts, Masses, and exploration of holy places. Along the way, the choirs will sing works by composers associated with these historic churches, as well as works from their standard repertoire. Join us for this send-off concert, which will follow the same program as the concert to be presented in Rome at the Church of Sant’Ignazio. The $18 suggested donation will help offset costs of the pilgrimage. All are welcome. Let’s fill the Cathedral and help to send our pilgrims on their way!

YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. Join us for the last of our three youth nights focused on different forms of spirituality. This week we’re diving into Ignatian forms of prayer. We meet from 6:30-8:30 most Sunday evenings in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

NO YOUTH NIGHT NEXT SUNDAY February 18. Enjoy the long President’s Day weekend.

CATHOLIC ADVOCACY DAY brings legislators, policy-makers and Catholics from all over our region together to advocate for Catholic Social Teaching at the State Capital. St. James Youth Ministry will send a delegation to on Wednesday, Feb. 21 for a day that will include issue briefings, Mass, stories from people livings in poverty and meetings with legislators. You can learn more at www.ipjc.org/cad. To reserve your spot for this day long trip to Olympia, RSVP to Curtis.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

SAVE THE DATE. Our days of enjoying the Old Seattle grandeur of the Rectory Parlors on Sunday evenings will be coming to a close next Sunday, February 18. We hope you can be there for our final Third Sunday Social and learn about what new things will be taking its place in March. We’ll meet, as usual, across the courtyard in the Rectory after the Sunday evening Mass.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

NEW! NAMI FAMILY & FRIENDS SEMINAR Saturday February 24, 9am – 1pm, Holy Names Room, 907 Columbia Street. NAMI Family & Friends is a free, 4-hour seminar that informs and supports family members, partners, friends and significant others who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders are also family members and know what it is like to have a loved one with a mental health condition. To register contact NAMI Seattle Program Manager Katie Mahoney, 206-783-9264.

ADDRESSING TRAUMA AND BUILDING RESILIENCE Cabrini Ministry Training, St. James Mental Health & Wellness Ministry and the Archdiocese of Seattle invite you to attend this workshop for caregivers interested in building strong communities. Saturday, February 24, 9am-2pm, Isaac Orr Center, 910 Marion Street. Presented by Avery Haller and Sierra Quintana, Bastyr University MPH candidates. This event is free and open to the public and is offered in partnership with the Archdiocesan Office of Discipleship.

PILATES AT SAINT JAMES CATHEDRAL Thursday, March 8, 4:15-5:15pm, Holy Names Room. This class taught by parishioner and certified Pilates teacher Jenny Dailey classes will be held once a month on second Thursdays Pilates heals old injuries and helps to correct postural imbalances. Bring a mat if you have one, some will be provided. Free and appropriate for all ages. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

YOUNGER ONSET ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH & EDUCATION DAY Wednesday, February 21, 10:30am-3:00pm, Shoreline Center, 18500 1st Ave NE. Were you or a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s before age 65? You are not alone! Attend this free event offered by UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center. Information: Mari Becker, 206-744-2017.

HAVE YOU DRIFTED AWAY FROM YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH? Do you have a desire to return to your faith, and to the sacraments? Come join our Cathedral Welcome Back team for a single session. We’ll listen to your needs, and offer ways you can deepen your understanding of your own Catholic faith …. whether in the context of a daytime group, an evening series, or even an individual meeting. Single sessions will be Monday afternoon, March 12, from 3:00–4:30 pm, OR Monday evening, March 12, from 7:00–8:30 pm., in Cathedral Place, 803 Terry. 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.

MUFFIN MAKER NEEDED FOR SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR. We are in immediate need of a volunteer to help make muffins on the fourth Sunday of each month from about 7am-10am. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

VAN DRIVER NEEDED. Our Sunday van ministry is an important outreach to senior parishioners who would not be able to get to 10:00am Mass on Sunday if it weren’t for our drivers. It’s a simple but important way to reach out to some of our senior parishioners! Right now we have a need for just one driver on the fourth Sunday of the month. All training provided; background check required. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Use matches instead of disposable lighters to light the grill or fireplace or for other uses. Estimates are that 1.5 billion lighters end up in landfills each year, and they are made of plastic and contain butane, neither of which is environmentally friendly. Paper matches are preferred because they are made from recycled paper.

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. Bernadette in Seattle, Our Lady of Lourdes in Seattle and Vancouver, and the Mission of Our Lady of Lourdes in Wilkeson.


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