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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 “Every tree is known by its own fruit.” The Tree of Life.. Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors. Ulrich Henn, artist.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Twelve year old Genesis Butler has posed a Lenten challenge to Pope Francis: Can he go vegan to raise awareness of how our food and diet adversely affect animals, people and the environment? Can you take up her challenge, even for just one or two days a week during Lent?

ASH WEDNESDAY SOUP SUPPER. You are invited to enjoy a simple soup supper after the 6:00pm Ash Wednesday Mass in Cathedral Hall.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a middle-aged man struggling to make a living as a driver for a rideshare car service. Many weeks he pays more to lease the car than he earns driving it. Until recently he had no place to park overnight except on the street, which led to large towing bills on mornings when his car was still on the the street at the time when “no parking” rules take effect. His parked car suffered major damage by a hit-and-run driver, and his insurance company required him to pay a high deductible for repairs. After all that, he accidentally dropped his key ring with all his keys down the elevator shaft at his apartment building, and the landlord charged a huge fee to retrieve his keys. At his wits’ end after so much bad luck and unable to pay his rent, he called SVdP for help. Working with another local charity, we paid enough to keep this beleaguered driver housed. Your support helps us help our neighbors when bad things happen – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

THANK YOU, PAGLIACCI PIZZA for providing your fantastic pizza to our Cathedral Kitchen on Thursday February 21. With your help we served more than 180 dinner guests.

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

MATT TALBOT CENTER IS HOSTING THEIR ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DINNER on Sunday, March 10, from 6 - 9 pm at the Elysian Fields located next to Centurylink Field. Individual tickets are $100. The event benefits the Matt Talbot Center, which provides a shared path for those desiring to change their lives by becoming clean and sober in a way that addresses housing, other basic needs, and vocational goals while providing spiritual ministry. Information or to register, Zelda Buck, 206-369-8111.

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, March 13 at 7:00pm in the Fireside Room (lower level of the Pastoral Outreach Center at 907 Columbia Street). All are welcome; no RSVP needed. My soul is thirsting for God, the God of my life; when can I enter and see the face of God? (Psalm 42)

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS. St. James has SIX Catholic Elementary Schools in Seattle: St. Therese, St. Paul, St. Edward, St. George, St. Joseph and Holy Family Bilingual. These schools provide in-parish tuition rates for registered St. James parishioners. We also support FOUR Catholic High Schools (O’Dea, Holy Names, Bishop Blanchet, and Kennedy Catholic) through the Simperman Scholar program. Please contact Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822, for requirements and an application packet for the 2019-2020 school year. Completed applications and all requirements must be submitted by April 30, 2019.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Moments at St. James

CONGRATULATIONS and GOD’S BLESSINGS to the following children, baptized in the Cathedral on Sunday, February 24: Cameryn Marie Cheyne, Lucas Devin Craig, Sibyl Yinhui Flogel, Jeffrey Yinboh Flogel, Sabrina Rose Xin Foo, Theodore Francis Newton Hoetger, Riley Shiwan Kim, James Patrick Halligan McCormick, and Averie Marie Shannon Rafael. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!

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

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN IS IN NEED OF MORE VOLUNTEERS on Thursday and Fridays. The shifts are between 2:00-6:00pm. Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

HOW TO SET ACHIEVABLE HEALTH, WELLNESS & SPIRITUAL GOALS FOR LENT AND BEYOND. Are you considering “giving up” something for Lent? Have your New Year’s resolutions become a distant memory? Do setting personal goals too often leave you with feelings of shame or self-doubt? Learn how to set achievable goals from a place of plenty rather than lack, and the distinction between value and behavior. Presenter, David Teachout is a licensed mental health counselor who has studied theology and psychology and is a mental group facilitator and coach. Sunday, March 10, Pastoral Outreach Center, 1:30-3:00 pm. A light lunch will be served. Information or to RSVP, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

YOUTH BOWLING PARTY NEXT WEEKEND. Join us for a Youth Night outing to West Seattle Bowl on Sunday, March 10. We’ll leave from the Outreach Center promptly at 6:30pm. RSVP to Curtis. Note: this will take the place of our regularly scheduled Youth Night.

ST. LUKE PARISH IN SHORELINE OFFERS A MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP, open to anyone experiencing mental illness and/or their family and friends. The goal is to ensure that no individual feels alone in his or her struggle. It is a safe non-judgmental environment to share your story, hear about others and break the silence that often surrounds mental illness. You will gain the experience of prayer, supportive relationships, discovering your inner strengths and learning how to identify local resources that can offer additional support if needed. The group is offered on the first Sunday of the month, April 7, and May 5. Information, Ana Short, 206-359-5283.

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. Joseph in Chehalis, Elma, Ferndale, Issaquah, Pe Ell, Sequim, and Vancouver.

 

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