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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 Icon of the Wedding at Cana. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral iconographer.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered by Barbara & Jim Ziemann in memory of Dr. & Mrs. E.R. Good.

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.

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH VOLUNTEER OPENING. A few times a month, parishioners from St. James prepare and serve a late-night meal to guests at Operation Nightwatch, an organization that seeks to reduce the impacts of poverty by providing resources to people experiencing homelessness. We are currently looking for a volunteer to help us serve dinner on Second Sundays of every month. Come join our team! Information, Dylan Hogan, 206-382-4235.

REPORT FROM ST VINCENT DE PAUL. Your SVdP donations made it possible for our Cathedral Vincentians to do 188 home visits during October, November & December and help 298 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. Your generosity is great, but we continue to be asked for more help than we can provide, especially as rents keep rising. That means we and those we serve are deeply grateful for every dollar you share with SVdP – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Aside from indoor plants creating a cozy and warm ambience in a house, they are also energy efficient in the way they release moisture from their leaves allowing it to hold in heat. Some houseplants like aloe vera can act as an air purifying plant surviving on less sunlight and water while others such as the Golden Pothos, one of the most popular household plants, need indirect light consistently.

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 Sundaymorning 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.

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.

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. 11am–12:30pm. Thursdays, February 14 – March 21. Pastoral Outreach Center. Space is limited; Registration is required by February 7. Information, Mari Becker, UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center, 206-744-2017.

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.

CATHOLIC 101

Wednesday, 1/30
INVESTING FOR THE COMMON GOOD

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
ECOLOGICAL SPIRITUALITY

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

WORLD YOUTH DAY IN SEATTLE. Join high school teens around the Archdiocese for this weekend of live music, engaging speakers, and lively breakout sessions at this year’s World Youth Day in Seattle January 26 and 27. The weekend coincides with Pope Francis’ WYD visit to Panama. Registration can be done online at https://conta.cc/2SOwZrK. Information, Curtis Leighton.

YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. Newcomers and regulars in grades 8-12 are invited to join us for Youth Night from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. This is a fun, lively way to learn about ways to put your faith in practice, talk about what it’s like to be a teen and grow as a community of young people. We meet most Sunday evenings. Note: There will be no Youth Night next weekend, January 27.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Moments at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized in the Cathedral last Sunday, January 13, Keanu Alfredo Duenas, Lachlan Shawn-William McCrillis, Michael Pietromonaco Soelter, and Emilia Nhi Than.

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. Paul in Seattle and on the Swinomish Reservation; and the Mission Church of St. Paul in Westport.

 

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