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WELCOME, VISITORS! 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 Virgin & Child (detail). Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. James Cathedral.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING CATHOLIC. Are you, a family member, or a friend interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Come and see! You’re invited to a no-strings-attached gathering to ask questions and find out more on Wednesday, January 9 at 7:00pm in the Fireside Room (lower level of the Pastoral Outreach Center at 907 Columbia Street). All are welcome; no RSVP needed.

RACIAL JUSTICE DIALOGUES. Paul reminds us today to “put on love, that is, the bond of perfection.” Curious about how to be a more loving church? Join us for this five-week series for parishioners who desire to more deeply explore questions at the intersection of faith and racial justice. Mondays, January 21–February 25. Registration required by January 15 http://www.stjames-cathedral.org/immigrant. Information, Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

DETENTION LOTTERY. Join us for an immersive theatre experience set in a US immigration detention center. This is a dynamic and deeply moving play based on the direct experience of immigration attorneys from Seattle. Please note that this performance is not suitable for younger audiences. January 24 at 7:00 PM in Cathedral Hall. RSVP to Christopher Koehler, 206-382-4511.

COUNT US IN. St. James will participate in the annual count of people experiencing homelessness in the early hours of the morning of January 25, 2019. The purpose of the Count is to collect data on the needs of people experiencing homelessness in our community. The count also provides an excellent opportunity to increase awareness of homelessness and to spark action. Register at https://kingcounty.pointintime.info/register.cfm and be sure to indicate that you want to join the St. James Cathedral team. It is also good to notify Patrick Barredo (206-382-4515) that you have registered.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. A young man who had just moved into an apartment after an extended period of homelessness asked SVdP for a bed, sheets and other household items. Two of us were on our way to visit him when he called with the good news that he did not need our help. Several of his family members had surprised him with a visit of their own, delivering to his apartment everything he had asked us for and more. What made him happiest was that his family told him they were proud of him for getting out of homelessness and some “bad places” he had been in his earlier life. We congratulated him on this happy news and asked him to thank his family for us as their help to him meant we could put your donations to work helping someone else instead – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford at 206-718-4158.

JOIN WITH HUNDREDS OF CATHOLICS as we put our faith in action to advocate for our brothers and sisters in need on Catholic Advocacy Day in Olympia, Thursday, February 7, 2019. The day will include briefings on legislative issues, Mass and appointments with legislators. Register at www.ipjc.org by January 23. Sponsored by: Washington State Catholic Conference, Catholic Community/Housing Services, Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

SCAM ALERT! Cybercrime is hitting dioceses nationwide. If you receive a message from Father Ryan from a @gmail address asking for help or requesting you to purchase a gift card, please delete it. It is a scam! This email scam is happening across the country. When in doubt, contact the parish office to verify the legitimacy of any request you receive from the parish. Thank you! Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

COMING IN JANUARY: NAMI PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT GROUP Tuesdays, January 15 – March 5, 6:00 – 8:30pm, Pastoral Outreach Center, Mother Cabrini Room. NAMI peer-to-peer is a free 8-week educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. RSVP to Aislin Percival, 206-783-9264.

ARE YOU GOOD WITH NAMES AND FACES? Children’s Faith Formation is in need of two more doorkeepers. Doorkeepers check children in and out of class and keep an eye on the hallways where classes occur. Most Sundays through June from 10:45am to 11:55am. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

HELP RAISE UP THE NEXT GENERATION OF CATHOLICS. Share your love of God and the Church with the youth of St James as a catechist or assistant catechist. Immediate openings in the upper grades. Most Sundays through June from 10:45am to 11:55am. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

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 Holy Innocents in Duvall, Holy Family in Auburn, Kirkland, and Seattle, and Holy Family Mission in Frances.

 

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