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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.

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.

PARENTS’ FAITH FORMATION continues today Meet in Room 206 of O’Dea High School from 11:05 to 11:40. Explore ways to incorporate prayer into your family’s home life. Information, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR 2018. The St. James Care for Creation committee invites everyone to Cathedral Hall after today’s 10am and 12 Noon Mass for their annual Environmental Fair. Over 20 exhibitors will be on hand, so that you can learn more and take action to become better stewards of the Earth!

ROSARY IN HONOR OF MARY. Next Sunday, May 6, join the children of St James for a rosary in honor of Mary immediately following the Noon Mass.

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.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. As we finally head into the warmer days of spring and summer, try to use air conditioning sparingly on particularly warm days. AC uses more energy and contributes to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and it also has been demonstrated to have negative health effects, particularly for respiratory and some chronic conditions.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

REPORT FROM ST VINCENT DE PAUL. With your help on Earth Day (April 22), our Cathedral Vincentians stuffed a 24-foot SVdP truck full of clothes and other re-sellable items for SVdP’s Seattle clothing bank and King County thrift stores. During January, February & March, your financial donations made it possible for us to do 162 home visits and help 201 low (or no) income residents of St James parish who struggle to pay for life's necessities, such as rent, electricity, beds, food, clothes and basic hygiene products. We and those we serve are deeply grateful for all you share with SVdP – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

PREPARES VOLUNTEERS ACCOMPANY YOUNG FAMILY. Our new Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program (PREPARES) is establishing supportive relationships with parents and families throughout our community. Here is a recent account from a volunteer couple: “Six months ago my husband and I were partnered with a family who had come to Catholic Community Services for help with food and clothing. The parents of a 6-month old had been homeless and had suffered from problems with addiction, but now had been clean and sober for two years. They continued to follow up with their recovery program, but with very limited family, this was their only support system. As PREPARES volunteers, our role is to be supportive and non-judgmental companions to these parents. We meet weekly to go to the food bank, share a meal or cup of coffee, or just go for a walk. We strive to be good friends and listeners. Recently we attended the birthday party for their now 1-year old toddler, who is a beautiful and happy little boy.”

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.


From the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. For the full report on the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, go to http://www.k12.wa.us/HomelessEd/Data.aspx.

If you are interested in learning more about the Housing Advocacy Committee, contact Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

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 parish of St. Catherine in Seattle, and the mission churches of St. Catherine in Cathlamet and Concrete.


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