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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 Icon of the Resurrection of the Lord. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral Iconographer.

RELIVE HOLY WEEK. Visit the Cathedral website for a photo album of Holy Week liturgies and a short film capturing highlights of the Sacred Triduum and Easter. You can also read Father Ryan’s homilies for Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

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. All are welcome! Information, Maria Laughlin.

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.

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH SVDP. As Pope Francis has written, “Re-using something instead of immediately discarding it, when done for the right reasons, can be an act of love which expresses our own dignity.” On Earth Day (Sunday, April 22), St Vincent de Paul will make it easy for you to follow that good advice. Bring your donations of gently used clothes, shoes, kitchen and other household goods, books, DVDs, CDs, sports equipment and other re-sellable items to the SVdP truck that will be in the O’Dea parking lot from 8am to 2:30pm. Your gifts will find new homes through our local SVdP clothing bank and thrift stores, and sale proceeds will benefit our neighbors in need. Truly an act of love! Information, Ken Goddard, 206-981-7185.

PAX CHRISTI AT ST JAMES. Visit our Pax Christi peace and justice group at 1:15pm (after the Noon Mass) on April 8 in the Pastoral Outreach Center. We meet the second Sunday of each month. Come to learn more about working for peace and justice in our world. Information, Hunt Hoffman, 206-382-4235.

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.

HELP FOR SURVIVORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING. Do you know anyone who has a room, Mother-in-Law apartment, sublet, or Airbnb they would agree to temporarily rent to survivors of domestic violence and/ or human trafficking? It is a significant struggle to find temporary, transitional, or permanent housing for these folks, especially for men. One of our partner agencies is supporting them financially and with other services while they wait for their work permits. Information: Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

THE ART OF FAITH is a week-long summer workshop for teens, July 16-22. Explore the Cathedral’s art collection, learn from accomplished artists, make liturgical banners. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

SHELTER NEEDS. April is the last month that the Men’s Winter Shelter will operate, before taking a summer break. In order to provide hospitality, are you able to donate spray deodorant, cough drops, razors or body lotion? Donations can be brought to Sunday Coffee Hour or the parish office. Thank you!

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. As much as 95% of clothes, shoes and linens thrown in the garbage could be reused or recycled. A number of local organizations will accept all clothes (except those that are wet, mildewed or contaminated with hazardous materials)—even damaged or mismatched items. To learn where you can take these items, see www.kingcounty.gov/threadcycle.

DEADLINE FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS. Completed application packets must be submitted by April 30. Information, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!). Registration cards can be found in the vestibule and at the welcome table in Cathedral Hall. You can also register online at www.stjames-cathedral.org.

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.

TAX FRAUD COMMUNICATION. We have learned that six individuals have been charged in the 2013 tax fraud scheme that affected some employees and volunteers of the Archdiocese of Seattle. Five of these individuals have been convicted on multiple counts of mail and wire fraud and related charges. Two have been sentenced to federal prison (a 6 year and a 9 year term). The other three are awaiting sentencing. Although these convictions do not change the fact that many of our employees and volunteers experienced stress and a tremendous amount of inconvenience, it is reassuring to know that at least some of the individuals responsible are being held accountable for their crimes. We have been told that the large number of employees and volunteers who attended regional gatherings and signed affidavits for the IRS agents was helpful to their investigation.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? If you are an adult who has never been baptized, an adult who has been baptized in another Christian tradition or a Catholic who has been baptized, but not received First Eucharist or Confirmation, you are invited to participate in the RCIA, a process of initiation into the Catholic Church. You can learn more by visting the RCIA website. Information, Kathleen McCabe, 206-382-2018.

ROSARY. All are welcome to join with a group of parishioners who pray the rosary together in the Chapel, Monday through Saturday at 7:40am.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Clayton Hatridge, Johnna Jones, Khoi Nguyen, and Jason Wayne who were baptized, confirmed and received First Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil on Saturday, March 31.

PLEASE PRAY for the repose of the souls of Flordeliza Malapitan and Rebecca Masmela.

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 Star of the Sea in Bremerton and Port Townsend, and Our Lady of Good Counsel Mission in Eatonville.

 

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