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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 Christ the Teacher. Joan Brand- Landkamer, Cathedral Iconographer.

FLOWERS AT THE ALTAR are offered in loving memory of Nicholas Ryan Harrison on the first anniversary of his death, from his mother Roxanne and sister Natalie.

OUTREACH SUNDAY. Come to Cathedral Hall during Coffee Hour after the 10:00am Mass to learn more about the work of many of the Cathedral’s outreach and advocacy ministries, and how you can take part!

ST VINCENT DE PAUL INVITES YOU to stop by our table during Coffee Hour after the 10:00am mass this Sunday to learn how you can help our outreach ministry to low-income residents of St James parish. Ask us about volunteering, about donating gently used goods for resale in SVdP thrift stores and about how we put your financial donations to good work. Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE ADVENT GIVING TREE. At Coffee Hour today, notes will be on display thanking you for your generosity this past December. Many men, women and children benefited from your kindness as you shared hundreds of presents and thousands of socks!

TODAY IN THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN GARDEN. Swing by the Garden today (Sunday) between 11am and 3pm. We’ll have some small tasks to accomplish if you’d like to help out, or you can just see what we’ve been growing for the past few months. We’re located on the southeast corner of Terry Avenue and Madison Street, about a block from the Cathedral. Come on over and get some fresh air before the Super Bowl!

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. Emter from the courtyard (lower level). Information, Kathleen McCabe.

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.

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.

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 DRIVER NEEDED. Our Sunday van ministry is an important outreach to senior parishioners who would not be able to get to 10am 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.

NEW! TAI CHI CLASSES at St. James Cathedral, Fridays from 5–6pm (note time change), 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 welcome! Information, Nancy Granger.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. “We, young Catholics from World Youth Day in Panama, would like to raise our hearts and minds in praise, joy and gratitude for the beautiful gift of our beloved ‘sister, Mother Earth,’ in the beautiful words of St. Francis. . . . At the same time, we are painfully aware, as Pope Francis reminded us, that ‘our common home is falling into serious disrepair.'” From the 2019 World Youth Day Laudato Si’ manifesto.

CATHOLIC 101

2/27: 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.

3/27: THE CHURCH IN WESTERN WASHINGTON
7:00pm, Holy Names Room
CORINNA LAUGHLIN offers a whirlwind tour (and show and tell!) of the men and women who built up the Church in Western Washington.

4/24: REMBRANDT & THE FACE OF JESUS
7:00pm, Holy Names Room
FATHER TOM LUCAS, SJ, rector of the Jesuit community at Seattle University, explores Rembrandt’s depiction of the face of Christ.

5/22: FAITH & POLITICS
7:00pm, Holy Names Room
LT. GOV. CYRUS HABIB, a parishioner at St. James Cathedral, shares about how he brings his Catholic faith to bear in the political arena.

Information, Maria Laughlin

2019 POINT IN TIME COUNT. During the early morning hours of Friday, January 25, four representatives from St. James Cathedral joined hundreds of other King County residents to take part in the annual count of those experiencing homelessness. The purpose of the annual Point in Time (PIT) 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. A successful and accurate PIT Count is an essential component to informing King County’s response to the need in our community and to ultimately making homelessness rare, brief and one-time.

ST. JAMES WINTER SHELTER. Are you looking for a way to be a part of the solution to our area’s homelessness crisis? There are currently openings for volunteers to stay overnight on the 1st or 2nd Sundays of the month. Overnighters welcome up to 14 men, aged 50 and older. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

CATHOLIC ADVOCACY DAY is this Thursday, February 7. Held yearly during the legislative session, this is your opportunity to meet with your Washington State legislators and advocate for just policies for the common good, alongside Catholics from all over the state. To register, go to www.ipjc.org.

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. Mary in Aberdeen, Seattle, and Seaview, and Star of the Sea Mission in Stevenson.

 

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