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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.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are the gift of Lisa and Michael Forbes in honor of Father David Brant. If you would like to offer flowers, contact Jane Mueller, 206-654-4650. There are several dates open in the coming months, including June 3, July 1, July 29, and August 5.

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.

ROSARY IN HONOR OF MARY directly following the Noon Mass, led by our Cathedral children.

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR 2018-2019 CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION CLASSES begins today. St James Cathedral offers classes for children age 4 through High School, as well as a class for children with special needs and classes for children preparing for sacraments. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

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.

SEATTLE PRO MUSICA – SACRED GROUND: Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 at 8:00pm. Conducted by Karen P. Thomas, “Sacred Ground” focuses on sacred choral music that speaks to our spiritual relationship with the natural world. Included are Canticle of the Sun by Estonian composer Tõnu Kõrvits; An Apostrophe to the Heavenly Host for multiple choirs by Healey Willan; and Amazing Grace by Hyo-Won Woo, which incorporates the sounds of wind, water, and birdsong to draw the spiritual and natural worlds together. Information and passes, www.seattlepromusica.org.

YOUTH NIGHTS & SENIOR SEND-OFF. This Sunday is our second-to-last youth night of the year! Come join us from 6:30-8:30 in the Outreach Center for an evening of faith and fun. Also, save the date of our end-of-year celebration and senior send-off on May 20th. (Note: We won’t have youth night on Mother’s Day, May 13).

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CONFIRMANDI. Blessings on the 25 youth confirmed in the Cathedral last Thursday! Thanks to the newly confirmed for all the generosity and joy they brought to the process and to the catechists, volunteers, sponsors, and musicians as well.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

JOB OPENING. St. James Cathedral will have an opening for the position of Administrative Coordinator for Social Outreach and Young Adult Ministries. The role includes helping to put on parish-wide events, and working with small groups, providing administrative assistance, supporting Social Outreach and Young Adult ministries, and managing Sunday Coffee Hour. Information, Patrick Barredo.

PILATES AT ST. JAMES Thursday May 10, 4:15– 5:15pm in the Mother Cabrini Room (enter through patio on 9th Ave and Columbia Street). Join Cathedral parishioner and certified Pilates Instructor, Jenny Dailey for the opportunity to strengthen muscles, improve balance and increase flexibility, and meet new friends! The class is free and all ages are welcome.

THANK YOU FROM THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN. Thanks to Pagliacci Pizza for providing wonderful pizza to the Cathedral Kitchen on Thursday, April 19. With your help we served more than 180 dinner guests. And thank you, 206 Burger Co., for your generous donation of beef patties in April. We appreciate your help in feeding our many neighbors in need.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. Mom and grandma were the most important people in the life of a young man we visited recently. He had barely moved into his first apartment when news came that grandma had died back home – 2,000 miles away. The rent money he had saved covered his plane fare for the funeral. When he returned, an eviction notice was taped to his door. With your help, we paid enough rent to stop the eviction and gave this loving grandson an SVdP thrift store voucher to buy a few essential household items for his new home. Thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. When shopping, often you can choose to have a receipt emailed to you instead of receiving a printed copy. Digital receipts are easier to organize, save and search, and they reduce paper waste.


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

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH. Many people believe that mental illness is a moral or spiritual failure, even caused by demonic possession. It has only been in the last 40 years that medical science has identified serious mental illness as a biochemical brain disorder. Did you know...

  • One in four persons sitting in our pews has a family member struggling with mental health issues.
  • Serious depression affects 1 in 50 children. Only 1/3 receive treatment.
  • One in 17 Americans lives with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder.
  • Illnesses of the brain affect all of us, regardless of age, gender, economic status or ethnicity.

Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

MINDFUL ALTERNATIVE FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP offers parents of adult children who live with mental illness a place to share their experiences, gain hope, and have connection with others. Next meeting Saturday, May 26, 3pm. Information, Terry Proctor, 206-915-3555.

JUVENILE JUSTICE CIRCLES. The Juvenile Justice Committee is hosting a peacemaking circle in May. St. James is the only Catholic parish that is serving as a resource for restorative justice work with juveniles in King County and it is important for our success that we acquire the skills and experience that will enable us to take on this important work. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

CONTEMPLATIVE LEADERS IN ACTION. Are you in your 20's or 30's and searching for a community of peers who are striving to be purposeful leaders grounded in faith? Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) is a two-year faith formation and leadership development program for young adults rooted in Ignatian spirituality. The application deadline is May 14. Visit www.contemplativeleaders.org to learn more and apply, or email Maria Ochoa, Regional Coordinator.

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. Rita in Tacoma and St. Philip in Woodland; and the Mission of St. Joseph the Worker in Yacolt.

 

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