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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 healing of the man born blind. Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors, St. James Cathedral. Ulrich Henn, artist.

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, 206-654-4658.

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 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.

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 celebration of the Sacrament of Penance will be Monday, March 19 at 7:30pm.

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.

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.

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 several drivers, each to cover one Sunday a month. Openings are currently on the third, fourth, and fifth Sundays. All training provided; background check required. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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,       ghttp://stjohnsea.org/OurParish/SeattleCaminodeSantiago/tabid/1660/Default.aspx, or contact Jim Russelll, 206-782-6666.

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 Ave. Questions, or to RSVP, 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, blending Byzantine chant with richly textured Russianstyle choruses, composed expressly for Cappella Romana, in English with Greek refrains. 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.

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

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, providing an evolutionary foundation from the Gregorian era to the Renaissance, Baroque, and even contemporary music. 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.

PAX CHRISTI AT ST JAMES. Visit our Pax Christi peace and justice group at 1:15pm (after the Noon Mass) on 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.

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.

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. During Lent last year, dozens of parishioners sacrificed their time to cull through personal possessions and decide what they could part with. The result was a huge haul for SVdP, yielding 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.

AN EVENING WITH MARYKNOLL. Come learn about formation, experiences, and resources available to help the US Church grow in embracing our call to global solidarity and living out mission in our daily lives – all programs of the US Church Engagement Division of Maryknoll. Also, the Maryknoll Lay Missioners will share about mission immersion trips and opportunities for you to serve as a missioner overseas. March 5 at 6:00pm at 958 16th Ave E, Seattle. Refreshments will be provided. Information and RSVP, Anna Johnson.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Think about the environment Jesus lived in and how it affected his ministry. Reflect on examples of Jesus drawing on his environment for illustrations and inspiration.

YOUTH MINISTRY TRI-PARISH FOOD BANK TRIP. We’ll be volunteering on Holy Saturday, March 31 at the food bank in Skagit Valley. Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

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. Joseph in Seattle, Tacoma, and Lynden and the Mission of St. Joseph in Kalama.


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