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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 Baptism of the Lord. Eustace Ziegler, 1950. St. James Cathedral Reconciliation Chapel.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are in memory of Ann McIntyre from her daughter Bridget Cooley. Flowers are also in thanksgiving for all those who will participate in the Cathedral Ministry Conference this coming week.

CATHEDRAL MINISTRY CONFERENCE THIS WEEK. You are invited to participate in several of the Conference liturgies and events this coming week. Please see the box in the bulletin for details! The Conference begins with Evening Prayer on Monday, January 14 at 6:00pm in the Cathedral. Please note that there will be no 5:30pm Mass on Monday evening.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a remarkable older woman who has devoted much of her life to helping others: working in hospice care, sheltering a woman whose apartment was damaged by fire, sheltering a man as he received cancer treatments, many times helping her neighbors in need, taking in rescue dogs, etc. Disabled by a past brain tumor, she can now see with only one eye, hear with only one ear and has memory issues. On top of all that, a bureaucratic mixup with Social Security and food stamps suddenly left her broke and with no income – problems that are on their way to being fixed, but in the meantime your support made it possible for SVdP to provide enough rent help to keep her housed. Thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 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.


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

SUNDAY HOSPITALITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Many people do not know that there are very few places for those experiencing food insecurity to get a hot meal on a Sunday. In order to meet this area of highest need, St. James is rolling out Early Breakfast, a free Sunday-morning meal program, starting January 27. The regular Coffee Hour following the 8am, 10am, and Noon Masses will remain unchanged; however, we are in urgent need of volunteers to help at least once a month with food prep on Saturday afternoons and/or service and cleanup on Sundays in the early morning. We are also seeking additional assistance with our regular Coffee Hour following all Sunday Masses. These are excellent options for people seeking volunteer opportunities that fit into their busy work schedules, or for those looking to complement their Sunday worship with direct service to those in need. Early Breakfast information: Dylan Hogan, 206-382-4235. Coffee Hour information: Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

NAMI PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT GROUP Tuesdays, January 15 – March 5, 6:00–8:30pm, Pastoral Outreach Center, Mother Cabrini Room. This is a free 8-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussion, and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment approach. “It made me feel I was not alone in coping with mental illness. It gave me hope that I could recover and that my life would not always be filled with chaos and it provided positive role models to inspire me to strive for recuperation and success in life.” RSVP to Aislin Percival, 206-783-9264


During the coming week, January 14-17, St. James Cathedral has the privilege of hosting the national Cathedral Ministry Conference and Conference of Roman Catholic Cathedral Musicians, which gather Cathedral pastors, musicians, and other staff for a week of sharing and learning. During the week, there are several liturgies and concerts in the Cathedral. Please consider taking part in any or all of these events. Your presence will help our guests experience what makes St. James Cathedral such a special community of faith!

Monday, January 14 at 6:00pm
Vespers – Father Ryan, presider

Tuesday, January 15 at 5:30pm
Mass – Archbishop Sartain, presider

Wednesday, January 16 at 5:30pm
Mass – Father Ryan, presider

PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN – SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS. Do you volunteer with children or vulnerable adults here at St. James? Safe Environment Program Training will be offered on Sunday afternoon, February 10 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. You must preregister online for this class at https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/; go to Seattle Archdiocese, and look for the February 10th class. Information, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822, or Suzanne Lee, 206-979-6308.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Our baptism connects us intimately with the sacred power and properties of water that heal, cleanse, renew, purify and sustain all life. Spend time today with this most essential source of life and discover anew God flowing in and through you.

THE ST. JAMES WINTER SHELTER needs up to 266 toothbrushes each month, one for every guest we receive! One way to help is to ask your dentist’s office if they might donate toothbrushes for the Winter Shelter. Thank you!

PLEASE NOTE: The presentation on Strategies for Wellness in the New Year: Goal Setting Without Shame by Licensed Counselor David Teachout originally scheduled for Sunday, January 13 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a date in the near future.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Moments at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Timothy J. Blair, Marijke Vreeburg, and Sharon Stillson.

ECOLOGICAL WINTER RETREAT. The St. James Care for Creation committee will host an ecological winter retreat on Saturday, February 9 led by Sr. Alexandra Kovats. She is an acclaimed teacher and lecturer on ecological and creation spirituality at Seattle University, and is involved in spiritual direction and retreat facilitation. Information, Ruben de Anda, Committee Chair.

POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS. Do you support an adult family member with a chronic condition? In this free 6-week course, learn key skills for taking care of yourself while you care for your loved one. Topics include stress reduction, communication, decision-making, and community resources. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, February 14 – March 21. Pastoral Outreach Center. Space is limited; Registration is required by February 7. Contact Mari Becker, UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center, 206-744-2017.

ON JANUARY 20, ST JAMES CATHEDRAL WILL OFFER one sexual abuse prevention course during Children’s Faith Formation classes and the Sunday Youth Night. In our efforts to protect our vulnerable populations, the Archdiocese of Seattle has integrated abuse prevention material into our faith formation and youth ministry curriculum in the context of teaching our youth about our Catholic faith. To help you understand what your youth will be offered, we ask you to visit: http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/SEP/faithformation.aspx. This will provide you with “Parent/Guardian Resources,” to inform you about the curriculum being used while also making available the actual lessons. As the guardian, you have the right to opt your child/youth out of this lesson. You may do so by clicking on the link “Opting Out.” This announcement is to notify you of our new initiative to provide abuse prevention curriculum to our youth in Faith Formation/Youth Ministry. Unless you would like to opt your youth out of this lesson you are not required to do anything. Information, Brenda Bellamy, Director of Children’s Faith Formation, 206-274-3108, or Curtis Leighton, Youth Minister, 206- 264-2082.

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.

BABYSITTERS NEEDED. St. James Cathedral offers babysitting for children ages 1-4 during the 10 am and 12:00pm Sunday Masses, during baptism preparation classes, and for special events. Two paid babysitters, who are over the age of 18 and have gone through Safe Environment Training, are on duty at all times. We currently have openings for additional staff. If you like working with children and want to provide a valuable service to the young families of our parish, please apply. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

OUTREACH & ADVOCACY NEWSLETTER. At the beginning of each month, a digital newsletter is sent out with news, information and stories about the Life, Peace and Justice ministries of the Cathedral. Recently, we’ve highlighted our work with immigrants, mental health services and encounters with our neighbors who are homeless. If you’d like to receive this newsletter, please send a message to outreach@stjames-cathedral.org and ask to subscribe to the newsletter.

CD OF SUNDAY MASS. Do you know someone who is unable to attend Sunday Mass but would appreciate staying connected by listening to the Mass on CD? Each Sunday, a faithful volunteer records and masters the 10:00am Mass, including the music, prayers, reading, and homilies. This CD is mailed at no charge to homebound parishioners and to “long-distance” parishioners around the country, along with a Sunday bulletin. If you or someone you know would like to be added to the list, contact Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES? Many who attend St. James regularly and consider the Cathedral their parish have never officially registered. We strongly encourage you to register. Registered parishioners receive important mailings from the Cathedral (including offering envelopes!). Registration cards can be found in the vestibule and at the welcome table in Cathedral Hall. You can also register online at www.stjames-cathedral.org.

THINKING OF BEING MARRIED AT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL? Parishioners are able to schedule a wedding at St. James Cathedral 14 months in advance; non- parishioners are able to schedule 12 months in advance. We do require at least six months preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

Cathedral Bookstore

Open weekdays 11am-3pm and after each of the weekend Masses

Stop by the Cathedral Bookstore for gifts including medals and rosaries, children’s books, and hundreds of books on spirituality, history, theology, and much more! In addition, there are great Cathedral souvenirs, including rosaries, notecards, postcards, snow globes, keyrings, as well as books exploring Cathedral art and history.

Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284

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 Redeemer in Vancouver and Sacred Heart in LaConner and Winlock.


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