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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 The Sacrifice of Noah. Ceremonial Bronze Doors, St. James Cathedral. Ulrich Henn, artist.

CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS. This weekend we will be taking up our annual collection for Catholic Home Missions. This campaign of the US Bishops funds a wide range of pastoral services including religious education, mission parishes, the training of seminarians, and ministry to ethnic groups, including African American and Native American communities.

NO YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. There will be no Youth Night this Sunday evening. Enjoy the long Presidents’ Day Weekend!

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Join other young adults after the Sunday evening Mass for refreshments and light appetizers in the Rectory Parlors. The parlors are located across the courtyard on the south side of the Cathedral near the bookstore.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU for your donations to the special collection taken for SVdP on the third Sunday of the month. Without your support, we could not provide material aid to residents of St James parish who call the SVdP Helpline (206-767-6449). For many of you, it is truly a sacrifice to drop a dollar or more in the SVdP collection basket or to donate to SVdP online at the Cathedral website. We know it is important to you to help our neighbors in need, whose deep gratitude we accept on your behalf during every home visit we make. In the past 12 months, your donations took us on nearly 650 visits in our parish, funding our aid to more than 900 people – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. An average U.S. home receives as much as 40 pounds of junk mail a year. You can cut down on the clutter and help the environment by registering (for a small fee) with the Data & Marketing Association to reduce the amount of junk mail you receive. Go to https://dmachoice.thedma.org/register.php.

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.

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.

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.

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.

WINTER SHELTER WISH LIST. Thank you to all of you who support the St. James Winter Shelter, as volunteers and as benefactors! This week, we are requesting cough drops and spray deodorant. Donations can be brought to Sunday Coffee Hour or to the Parish Office.

Join a pilgrimage of prayer

From February 28-March 8, some 254 Cathedral parishioners and choristers will join Father Ryan on a pilgrimage to Florence, Siena, Assisi, and Rome. Father Ryan and the pilgrims will be praying for our entire parish community each step along the journey, and especially at each of the six pilgrim Masses.

Please join in this pilgrimage of prayer by submitting your own prayer intention online. All intentions will be included in a book that will be carried along and placed near the altar at each Mass celebrated along the way.

Visit the pilgrimage page and submit your intention by February 27.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Charles (Chuck) Holmes, Jr., Presciliano Credo, and Margaret Jernberg.

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, February 11: Shinji Byer, Arlo Sverre Gordon-Maclean, Charlotte Marie Grondal Waller, Elsje Marie Krijger, Fendall James Lyon, Nicolas Wen Marriott, Benjamin Norman Martin, and Logan Valen Sebastian Olanday. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!

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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