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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 Raising of Lazarus. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral Iconographer.

PARENT’S FAITH FORMATION. Join a discussion around the theme of “Let your kids catch you praying.” Today, 11:05-11:40am, in Room 206 of O’Dea High School. Information Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS led by Father Ryan and Cathedral Youth Readers immediately following the Noon Mass today. This 10-minute prayer is especially appropriate for families.

EASTER FLOWERS. Please use the envelopes in the pews to make an offering towards Easter flowers. Your generous offerings will help to beautify the Cathedral for the coming great feast of Easter. Thank you for your generosity.

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.

EASTER GREETERS NEEDED. We need greeters to assist at the Masses of Easter Day at 10:00am and 12 Noon, to welcome our visitors and regulars on Easter morning and hand out programs. You will need to arrive one hour early. Reserved seats will be provided for you as soon as Mass begins. Information, Corinna Laughlin.

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.

YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. Join us for a chance to celebrate the last few days of Lent with an activity that blends faith, social justice and art. 6:30 to 8:30 in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

YOUTH MINISTRY TRI-PARISH FOOD BANK TRIP. We’ll be volunteering on Holy Saturday, March 31 at the food bank in Skagit Valley. Help make someone’s Easter holiday a little brighter.

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES. Cathedral Youth will help lead our parishioners’ to the March For Our Lives on Saturday, March 24 at 9pm. Please see the full-page in today’s bulletin for information.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for our Kitchen Greeter position. The job includes greeting meal guests and monitoring the dining hall during our daily serving of meals. The job also requires unloading the gleaning van, sorting its contents, and cleaning and closing up the Kitchen at the end of day. Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

VAN DRIVERS 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. 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.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Think prayerfully about how we are using up our resources at an unsustainable rate. Reflect on the fact that the richest 20% of the world’s population consumes 80% of its resources, while 80% of the population has to make do with the remaining 20%.

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH SUNDAY SERVERS NEEDED. We are in immediate need of volunteers to help serve meals at Operation Nightwatch, which provides food and shelter to persons experiencing homelessness in Seattle. The Cathedral serves a hot meal at Nightwatch on the second Sunday of each month, from approximately 8pm-10pm. Information, Hunt Hoffman.

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.


Great faith formation opportunities in the coming weeks!

7:00pm, Holy Names Room
TRICIA WITTMAN-TODD talks about what we believe about death and resurrection. This will be the perfect way to prepare for Holy Week!

7:00pm, Cathedral Hall
FATHER MICHAEL DRISCOLL, professor of theology at Notre Dame, explores the connections between Eucharist and life. This event is cosponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Seattle.

Information, Maria Laughlin,

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

JOB OPENING. The Cathedral has an opening for a custodian to perform basic janitorial responsibilities. This person will also work with the Cathedral Facilities staff in setting up for special events. This is a full time position with an Archdiocesan Benefits package. To receive a job description and details, download the Archdiocesan job application at http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Assets/HR/6652_EmploymentApp2016Parish.pdf and send it with a resume, via e-mail, to Tang Nguyen.

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. 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.

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REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Marice Jones, John Law, and Josephine Ingram.

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 Chehalis, Vancouver, Pe Ell, Ferndale, Issaquah, Elma, and Sequim.


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