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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 Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem. Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors. Ulrich Henn, artist.

EASTER FLOWERS. Please use the envelopes in the pews to make an offering towards Easter flowers. Your gift will help to beautify the Cathedral for the season of Easter. Thank you.

CHILDREN’S PROCESSION OF PALMS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NOON MASS. All children are invited to gather outside on the front steps at the west end of the Cathedral at 11:53am. Parents, please accompany very young children.

LENTEN BLOOD DRIVE Tuesday, March 27, 12:30-6:30pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Why give blood? Each day, over 800 people must donate blood to meet the need. Every 2 minutes, someone in western Washington receives a transfusion. 70% of us will require a transfusion at some point in our lifetime. Sign up during Coffee Hours after Masses today, or schedule an appointment at www.bloodworksnw.org/drives. Reference Sponsor Code 2909. Or call 1-800-398-7888.

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.

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR. On Friday, April 6, we observe the traditional First Friday devotion, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 8:15am Mass, and a Holy Hour including Midday Prayer and Rosary at 12 Noon.

CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER WITH MUSIC FROM TAIZE: RESURRECTION. On Friday, April 6 at 6:30pm, you are invited to join in this beautiful prayer of music, candlelight, and silence.

FIRST FRIDAYS ECUMENICAL SMALL GROUP. At 7:00pm, Fireside Room. Join other Christians, both Catholic and non-Catholic for an informal faith-sharing discussion time after the monthly ecumenical Taizé prayer service. This is a great way to get to know fellow Christians as well as grow in your own faith. The topic varies each month.

CATHOLIC 101: EUCHARIST, EMBODIMENT OF LOVE Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00pm, Cathedral Hall. Father Michael Driscoll, professor of theology at Notre Dame, explores the connections between Eucharist and life. This event is co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Seattle. Information, Maria Laughlin.

PARISH OFFICE CLOSURES. The parish office will be closed on Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, for Good Friday and Easter Monday.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN IS BACK! Starting very soon, we will, once again, be growing vegetables and fruits for the Cathedral Kitchen to serve as part of their delicious and healthy meals to those in need. But we need your help! We are currently seeking raised beds, soil, and volunteers to help set up and plant the garden. 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. 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.

ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR 2018. The Care for Creation committee will be hosting its annual Environmental Fair on Sunday, April 29 after the 10am and 12 Noon Masses. As we approach the 3rd anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, we hope that the Fair will be an opportunity to become informed and take action in ways to protect and nurture our environment, promoting a healthier environment for all.

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. Information, 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. Read the Canticle of the Sun by St. Francis of Assisi and reflect on it with friends and family.

TRI-PARISH FOOD BANK TRIP. We’ll be volunteering on Holy Saturday, March 31 at the food bank in Skagit Valley. To join this service trip, RSVP to Curtis, and be at the Pastoral Outreach Center with your permission form at 8:30am on Saturday morning.

YOUTH NIGHTS. Celebrate the beginning of Holy Week with other Cathedral teens at Youth Night tonight from 6:30-8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Note: There will be no Youth Night on Easter Sunday.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

HOLY THURSDAY MIDNIGHT PILGRIMAGE. Join our Bishops and hundreds of young adults as we journey around our neighborhood’s churches for an evening of pilgrimage, adoration and community. The annual Holy Thursday Midnight Pilgrimage will begin after the Mass of the Lord's Supper at St. James Cathedral. The Mass begins at 6pm with the young adults departing around 8pm. Information, Edwin Ferrera.

TAIZÉ + SIMPLE SUPPER. Celebrate the new life of Easter with the meditative melodies of Taizé and a simple supper for young adults in the Pastoral Outreach Center. The prayer begins at 6:30pm in the Cathedral on Friday, April 6.

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.

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.

 

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