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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 Resurrection of the Lord. South transept stained-glass window. Charles Connick, artist.

NEW ASSISTED LISTENING SYSTEM. Last week a new listening system was installed in the Cathedral. The old listening devices no longer work. If you would like to borrow a listening device, please ask an usher. If you use a device every week and would like to purchase one of your own, please contact Corinna Laughlin, 206-264-2086.

BLESS US OH LORD…AND THESE THY GIFTS! Parents’ Faith Formation (PFF) begins again today, April 15. Join other parents for a discussion around prayer in your home. Meets from 11:05 – 11:40 in Room 206 of O’Dea High School. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

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.

CAPPELLA ROMANA CONCERT – VENICE IN THE EAST. Friday, April 27 at 8:00pm. A concert of vibrant Renaissance music for the Easter season from the Greek Islands, featuring a boisterous setting of “Christos anesti” (“Christ is risen”) for full choir. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:00pm in the chapel. Information and passes, CappellaRomana.org or 503-236-8202.

APRIL IS NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH. St James is committed to maintaining a safe environment for children, youth and vulnerable adults. All employees and volunteers who work with these populations must pass a background check and complete Archdiocesan training. More information about the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Program: www.seattlearchdioces.org/sep or 206-274-3188.

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.

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, or razors? Donations can be brought to Sunday Coffee Hour or the parish office. Thank you!

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

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.

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS MINISTRY OPEN HOUSE Sundays 9:30–1:30 pm. Chat with volunteers and learn more about the ministry!

DROP-IN CREATIVE ARTS GROUP. On the 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 12 noon – 2pm. Next session: Thursday, April 26. Information, Nancy Granger, Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269.

MINDFUL ALTERNATIVE FAMILY SUPPORT for parents of Adult Children living with Mental Illness. Last Saturday of the month. Next session: Saturday, April 28. Information, Terry Proctor, 206-915-3555.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Stanley Marcin Niziol who was baptized last Sunday, April 8 in the Cathedral. We welcome with joy this newest member of the family of faith!

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Tom Gehl.

YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. This Sunday we’ll be reflecting on the good work of Catholic Relief Services by counting Rice Bowl donations! Prizes will be awarded for the most rare and exotic coins that find their way into the Rice Bowls!

SAVE THE DATE. Youth Migrant Project, a weeklong immersion with the migrant families in the Skagit Valley, will be happening July 22-27, and is open to teens age 13-18.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

For parishioners in their 20s and 30s

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Join other young adults for our monthly wine and cheese social. The social takes place in the Rectory Parlors located across the courtyard on the south side of the Cathedral, right next to the bookstore. Regulars and newcomers welcome!

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

PILATES AT ST. JAMES Second Thursday of the month 4:15 – 5:15 pm. Next class May 10, Pastoral Outreach Center, Mother Cabrini Room. Enter through patio on Ninth and Columbia.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. “Disinterested concern for others, and the rejection of every form of self-centeredness and self-absorption, are essential if we truly wish to care for our brothers and sisters and for the natural environment. These attitudes also attune us to the moral imperative of assessing the impact of our every action and personal decision on the world around us.” Laudato Si’

THE ART OF FAITH WORKSHOP FOR TEENS. This year we have been commissioned to make processional banners for use in the Mass of the Feast of St James. To that end, we will experience how banners are used in various settings, be inspired by the Cathedral’s banner collection and learn about liturgical colors and symbols. The workshop is from July 16 to July 20 from 9am to 4pm. In addition, teens are encouraged to attend the 10am or Noon Mass on July 22 in order to carry the banners they have created. As in years past, the cost is $100, which covers snacks and all materials. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

GARDENERS NEEDED. Are you a natural green thumb or just enjoy cultivating and harvesting organic produce? The Cathedral Garden is looking for volunteers who enjoy working outdoors and aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty. Information, Hunt Hoffman.

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 Sacred Heart in Battle Ground and Enumclaw.


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Seattle, Washington  98104
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