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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 Seven Fountains. East Nave Clerestory Window, St. James Cathedral. Charles Connick, artist.

THE SCRUTINIES. Lent began in the Church as a time of intense spiritual preparation and healing for the Elect, those preparing to celebrate the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil. On the third, fourth and fifth Sundays of Lent, the Church pours out her most powerful prayers for deliverance from sin and evil during the Scrutiny Rites. These rites will take place at the 10:00am Mass on March 4, March 11, and March 18. Please pick up a prayer card at the Place of Prayer near the font and pray for our Elect each day during this holy season. As Easter draws near, you will be invited to write a note telling our Elect of your prayerful support.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE UPDATES. Today, Father Ryan and our 250 pilgrims are celebrating Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica and joining in the Sunday Angelus with Pope Francis. This past week, they visited great shrines in Florence and Siena. In the coming week, they will have the opportunity to pray in Assisi at the shrines of Saint Francis and Saint Clare, as well as to celebrate Mass at the tomb of St. Paul. To see photos of the pilgrimage and daily updates on their travels, follow the Cathedral on Facebook @stjamesseattle and/or Instagram @stjames-cathedral.org

LET YOUR KIDS CATCH YOU PRAYING! Parent’s Faith Formation continues today. Meet in Room 206 of O’Dea High School from 11:05 to 11:40. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4659.

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.

OSCAR PARTY TONIGHT Sunday, March 4. Come for prizes, food and fun! The show starts at 5pm -- come for all or part of the evening. Black tie optional!

TRI-PARISH FOOD BANK. We’ll be volunteering on Holy Saturday, March 31 at the food bank in Skagit Valley. To RSVP for this service opportunity, email Curtis.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

LENTEN ADORATION ON FRIDAY EVENINGS. Each Friday during Lent, we will have an hour of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 5:30pm evening Mass. It is a time for silent prayer in the presence of Christ, lasting until 7:00pm. Stay for the whole prayer or drop in for a few minutes.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION. This Lent, there are many opportunities to celebrate the sacrament of God’s mercy. Confessions are heard each Saturday from 4:00—5:00pm. Our communal celebrations of the Sacrament of Penance will be Saturday, March 10 at 4:00pm and Monday, March 19 at 7:30pm.

PAX CHRISTI AT ST JAMES. Visit our Pax Christi peace and justice group at 1:15pm (after the Noon Mass) on Sunday, March 11 in the Pastoral Outreach Center. We meet the second Sunday of each month. Come to our meeting to learn more about working for peace and justice in our world. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

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.

CAPPELLA ROMANA CONCERT– IVAN MOODY: THE AKÁTHISTOS HYMN Friday, March 16 at 8:00pm. Rev. Dr. Ivan Moody, British composer, conductor, and Orthodox priest, returns to direct his stunning setting of the sixth-century hymn to the Mother of God. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:00pm in Room 1EW of Cathedral Place (803 Terry Avenue). Information and passes at www.cappellaromana.org.

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A US CITIZEN? St. James Immigrant Assistance can help you prepare for the test with free tutoring. We can also help you complete your application for citizenship. Information, Glenda Caldwell, 206-382-4511.

BYRD ENSEMBLE CONCERT–EVOLUTION OF CHANT: A STARTING POINT Saturday, March 17 at 8:00pm. Chant has been the cornerstone of Western music since the ninth century. The Byrd Ensemble explores motets based on chant from Thomas Tallis’s Loquebantur variis linguis to American composer Eric Whitacre’s Sainte-Chapelle. Information and passes at www.byrdensemble.com.

VINCENTIAN VOLUNTEERS IN THE UK. Are you aged between 18-35? Have you ever wanted to live in another country while making a real difference in the community? Have you thought about trying to live out Gospel values in a faith-filled group? If the answer to these questions is yes, then become a Vincentian Volunteer in the UK - living in community, serving the needy and living out your faith practically. Spend a year that will change your life. If you want to know more, visit www.vincentianvolunteers.org.uk.

SEATTLE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO. On March 24, join other pilgrims in a mini-Camino de Santiago. The pilgrimage begins with a free hot lunch at St. John’s Church in Greenwood at 11:30am. Pilgrims pray two Stations of the Cross at each of seven churches, beginning at St. John’s and finishing at St. James Cathedral around 5pm. We walk and ride Metro busses, with a church minibus backup. Pilgrims are welcome to drive. Information, Jim Russell, 206-782-6666.

CATHEDRAL GARDEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. We are preparing to get the Cathedral Garden back up and running and need volunteers! Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SVDP’S “STUFF THE TRUCK” EVENT. On Sunday, April 22 (8:00am- 2:30pm), a St Vincent de Paul truck will be in the O’Dea parking lot to receive your donations of gently used clothes, shoes, kitchen and other household goods, books, DVDs, CDs, sports equipment and other re-sellable items. Last year dozens of parishioners donated countless treasures that were then sold through SVdP’s five King County thrift shops. Sale proceeds benefitted our neighbors in need. Can you help us haul away an even bigger stash of treasures this year? Information, Ken Goddard, 206-981-7185.

APPLICATIONS FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS. St. James supports 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.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. When driving long distances, try using cruise control. You could increase your mileage by 15%.

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sally Parks.

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. Louise in Bellevue and St. Patrick in Seattle and Tacoma.

 

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