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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 The wise men join the Christmas Crib, St. James Cathedral Chapel.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR. Some of the fresh flowers on the altar are offered in loving memory of Kaye Cascio on the 13th anniversary of her death.

CHILDREN'S PROCESSION AT THE NOON MASS. We invite all children to accompany the Magi (three kings) as they join us for today's entrance procession. Meet in the West Vestibule at 11:53. Parents, please accompany very young children.

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.

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. Please notify Patrick Barredo that you have registered.


Wednesday, 1/30

7:00pm, Holy Names Room
SISTER JUDY BYRON, OP, shares the story of her extraordinary ministry doing shareholder advocacy work with corporations.

Wednesday, 2/27 at 7:00pm

7:00pm, Holy Names Room
SISTER ALEXANDRA KOVATS, CSJP, draws upon the timeless wisdom of nature, the insights of scientists, native people, scripture, theologians and mystics, emphasizing the Christian responsibility to listen to and live in harmony with Earth and to be co-creators with God in shaping the future.

Information, Maria Laughlin

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.

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.

Dear Friends,

Now that the flurry of holiday activity is winding down, I’m coming to you with some great news and some not-so-great news. The great news is that some 721 parish households have made a commitment to support the Cathedral parish in 2019. The not-so-great news is that this represents only 28% of our parish! Ever the optimist, I’m blaming this on the rush of activities around Christmas and New Year’s.

Would you consider making a pledge for 2019 if you haven’t already done so? The pledge cards are back in the pews and chairs this weekend. Or you can go online to make your commitment at www.stjames-cathedral.org. Our goal is 1,000 pledges (40% participation). I think it’s doable, but we do still have a ways to go!

Thank you very much. May you and your loved ones know God’s abundant blessings in this New Year!

Father Ryan

HELP NEEDED AT COFFEE HOUR. Are you looking for an opportunity to serve? Coffee Hour is looking for volunteers to help. You will be making muffins, serving food, and cleaning. If you’re available 2nd and 4th Sundays, we are also hiring a Coffee Lead to assist the Coffee Hour Manager. Information, Jamerika Haynes.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. Shortly before Christmas, we visited a young couple with a baby girl. Dad is partially blind and suffers from a potentially debilitating disease. Although planning soon to return to work, his limited disability income has made it extra hard for this family, and they were sleeping on blankets on the floor. With your support, we gave them a bed, helped with rent, food and other necessities. Thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SEATTLE urges anyone who suspects abuse by any Church personnel to contact local law enforcement. In addition, anyone who has knowledge of sexual abuse or misconduct by a member of the clergy, an employee or volunteer of the Archdiocese of Seattle is urged to call the archdiocesan hotline at 1-800-446-7762.

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Moments at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Phil Frasher and Sibyl Carlock.

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 Elizabeth Ann Seton in Bothell, St. Mary in Castle Rock and Centralia; and St. Mary Mission in Coupeville.


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