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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 Good Shepherd. Statuette on Father Ryan’s desk in the Rectory.

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.

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.

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 Room 1EW, Cathedral Place. Information, CappellaRomana.org.

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.

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY BY DONATING TO SVDP. 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 TODAY, Sunday, April 22. 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 and a gift to our planet, too! Information, Ken Goddard, 206-981-7185.


JOURNEY WITH MARY
Wednesday, May 23 | 7:00pm
Cathedral Chapel

FATHER MICHAEL G. RYAN draws the series to a close reflecting on the images of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Cathedral, and what each one teaches us about the Mother of God. We’ll pray a decade of the rosary at each stop and conclude in the Cathedral Courtyard.

Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284

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!

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.

OPEN HOUSE AT CATHOLIC CEMETERIES. You are invited to our open house at Holyrood, Calvary, and Gethsemane Catholic Cemeteries on Sunday, April 29, 12pm - 4pm. Staff will be on hand to help you find graves, provide refreshments, and answer questions. For directions visit www.MyCatholicCemetery.org.

HOUSING ADVOCACY COMMITTEE. The National Low Income Housing Coalition recently released its 2018 Housing Gap Report last week. In Washington, there are only 29 affordable homes for every 100 households with 30% or less of area median income. The St. James Housing Advocacy Committee invites you to join us in our efforts to increase affordable housing and decrease homelessness. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

CRS RICE BOWL. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year’s CRS Rice Bowl program. We are still counting the coins and hope to have preliminary totals soon! It’s not too late to support the CRS Rice Bowl. Place your Rice Bowl in the collection basket at Mass, or drop it by the parish office. You can also convert your CRS Rice Bowl gift into a check made out to St. James Cathedral (be sure to write “CRS Rice Bowl” on the memo line). On behalf of our needy sisters and brothers throughout the world, THANK YOU for participating in the CRS Rice Bowl during this Lenten season!

PRAYERS TO OUR LADY OF LOURDES. Members of the Order of Malta will be going on pilgrimage to the healing shrine of Lourdes in southern France this May. They will take with them prayer intentions from local parishes, which will be remembered in prayer at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Stop by the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary today, write your petition on the form provided, and drop it in the box of intentions.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. “In the family we first learn how to show love and respect for life; we are taught the proper use of things, order and cleanliness, respect for the local ecosystem and care for all creatures… In the family we learn to ask without demanding, to say ‘thank you’ as an expression of genuine gratitude for what we have been given, to control our aggressivity and greed, and to ask forgiveness when we have caused harm. These simple gestures of heartfelt courtesy help to create a culture of shared life and respect for our surroundings.” (Laudato Si’, 213)

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

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

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.

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Celebrations at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Purita Dimalanta.

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. George in Seattle, St. Mark in Shoreline, and St. George Byzantine Church in Olympia.

 

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