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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 Beatitudes. Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors. Ulrich Henn, sculptor.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Mairead Corrigan on the fifth anniversary of her death.

INTERESTED IN EXPLORING BECOMING A CATHOLIC? There will be an information session on Wednesday evening, February 6 at 7pm in the Fireside Room of the Pastoral Outreach Center, on the corner of Ninth and Columbia. Please enter the Fireside Room from the courtyard (lower level). Information, Kathleen McCabe.

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.

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. At this year’s World Youth Day in Panama, a manifesto announced that “Young people want to focus on ‘achieving 100% renewable energy, to put an end to the era of fossil fuels’ in line with the goal of the Paris agreement to limit global warming to 1.5° C”.

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.

VAN DRIVERS NEEDED. Our Sunday van ministry is an important outreach to senior parishioners who would not be able to get to 10:00am Mass on Sunday if it weren’t for our drivers. It’s a simple but important way to reach out to some of our senior parishioners! Right now we have a need for just one driver on the third Sunday of the month. All training provided; background check required. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. Several years ago, we visited a lively woman with a passionate hobby: using her microscope to explore the microbiology of her apartment building. We did not know whether to laugh or cry as she described in vivid detail how scary dust from the building’s hallways and elevators looked under her microscope. Recently we visited again. She now has memory issues, and the microscope is tucked away, collecting its own dust. To overcome her failing memory, she asked her bank to pay her monthly rent automatically. The bank’s payment system failed, and her rent went unpaid for months. Unaware of the problem, she thought she had “extra money” in the bank, which she spent on extra things, until she got an eviction notice. Bank and landlord then set up safeguards to avoid this happening again. Your donations allowed SVdP to pay enough of the unpaid rent to keep this sweet woman housed and put a smile back on her face. Thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

NEW! TAI CHI CLASSES at St. James Cathedral, Fridays from 4–5pm, beginning February 8, Pastoral Outreach Center. Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health. Classes are for all ages and all levels of fitness. Seniors are welcomed! Information, Nancy Granger.


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

DROP-IN ART GROUP at St. James is held on the second and fourth Thursdays from Noon – 2:00 pm. Information, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

NO YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. After a full, fun weekend at the World Youth Day in Seattle, there will be no Youth Night tonight. Youth in grades 8-12 are welcome to join us next weekend from 6:30 to 8:30 in the Pastoral Outreach Center.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Moments at St. James

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOULS of Anthony Spakowski and Angel Loyola Santiago.

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Alex Bratt, Lisa Finch, and Brian Igleheart, who celebrated the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens. They are preparing for the sacrament of baptism. Congratulations also to Kevin Fenske, Corey Hays, Daniel Howard, Jessica Larsen, Mike Longwell, Hadi Malek-Zehtab, Elijah Morgan, and Anne Yue, who celebrated the Rite of Welcome. Pray for them as they prepare to be received into the Catholic Church.

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. Thomas Aquinas in Camas and St. John Bosco in Tacoma.


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