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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 Lord brought us out of Egypt with his strong hand and outstretched arm.” Moses leads the people of Israel through the Red Sea. Detail of the Central East Apse window, Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen, artist.

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.

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.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. May our Lent this year be a journey... bringing the hope of Christ also to creation, so that it may be “set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God” (Rom 8:21). Taken from Pope Francis’ 2019 Message for Lent.

THE ST. JAMES WINTER SHELTER is open for 7 more weeks before taking its summer break. There are currently openings for volunteers to stay overnight on the 1st or 2nd Sundays of the month. This might be an ideal way for retired parishioners to be involved in concrete ways to serve our homeless guests, who are men, aged 50 and older. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515. The Winter Shelter is also in need of large cans of men’s spray deodorant. Donations can be brought to Sunday Coffee Hour, the Parish Office, or be shipped.

UW GRADUATE ORGAN RECITAL Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30pm, Samuel Libra, Associate Cathedral Organist of St. James Cathedral and doctoral student at the UW School of Music, presents a free recital of music inspired by J. S. Bach. Eminent French composer and teacher Charles-Marie Widor once called Bach “the father of us all,” and his music inspired organists to emulate and parody him for generations. Various devotees from Bach’s own student, J. L. Krebs, to trail-blazing Franz Liszt are represented alongside music of Vivaldi, so admired by Bach that he transcribed it for organ. No passes required for this concert.

MASS FOR PEACE IN IRELAND AND AROUND THE WORLD. You are welcome to join in this special Mass, part of the annual celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, on Friday, March 15, at 10:00am at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 2702 Broadway East. Father William Treacy, a pioneer of interfaith works in the Pacific Northwest and a native of Ireland who has served in the Archdiocese of Seattle for over 70 years, is presider and homilist. All are welcome.

YOUNG ADULT THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL Sunday, March 17, 6:30pm-8:00pm. Join us for our monthly social in the Rectory Parlors. The parlors are near the entrance to the bookstore. Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

OPUS 7 & JUBILATE! CONCERT Saturday, March 23 at 8:00pm. Featuring Tigran Mansurian’s dramatic Requiem for choir and chamber string orchestra by Armenia’s greatest composer, dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide that occurred in Turkey from 1915 to 1917. Also on the program is Bern Herbolsheimer’s Stabat Mater and John Muehleisen’s The King of Glory with special guest Jubilate! Young Women’s Ensemble. Pre-concert talk at 7:00pm on the second floor of Cathedral Place (803 Terry Avenue). Information and reserved passes, 206-782-2899 or www.opus7.org; pay-as-able parishioner passes, 206-382-4874 or musicoffice@stjames-cathedral.org.

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

NO YOUTH NIGHT NEXT SUNDAY. There will be no Youth Night next Sunday, March 17.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a woman in her early 60s who walks with a cane and needs hip replacement surgery but cleans houses to supplement her $700 monthly disability income. She also helps care for her mom, who is nearly 100 years old. Recently she lost at least two of her best clients. At almost the same time, her rent went up $100 a month, an increase of more than 10%. We helped pay the rent to keep her housed as she looks for a more affordable apartment. Your support makes our financial help possible – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

JOIN THE IMMIGRATION CHAMPIONS. In collaboration with a neighbor church, we are organizing a team to participate in the need for a strong public show of support for a family in sanctuary sometime soon. This will likely take the form of a vigil at the USCIS building in Tukwila. We won't know when—neither date nor time—until shortly before the event and it will be on a weekday. Information, Caroline Okello, 206-382-4511.

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Be sure to follow the Cathedral on social media for up-to-date information about ongoing events in the life of the Cathedral! On Instagram: @stjamescathedral. On Facebook and Twitter: @stjamesseattle. Did you know the Cathedral has a podcast? Father Ryan’s homilies are available on iTunes. Just search “St. James Cathedral, Seattle” on Apple podcasts. And of course, you can always visit the Cathedral website at www.stjames-cathedral.org.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Moments at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Margaret Callahan, Paul Friedrich, and Lucille Sheridan.

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

YOUNG ADULT WOMEN’S PURSE DRIVE. To celebrate Women’s History Month during March, the young adult women’s group will be hosting a purse drive for the Jubilee Women’s Center. This organization helps women experiencing poverty with education, job skills, housing, and clothing. Purses are the least donated yet most highly sought item in their boutique. If you would like to donate a gently used or new purse, please drop it off at Coffee Hour on Sundays or the parish office during the week. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

LGBT CATHOLICS ARE WELCOMED to a ministry based in spirituality, community-building, and service. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at St. Mary’s Father Tony Haycock Parish Center, 2021 S. Weller St., 7-9 pm. The next gathering is Tuesday, March 12. Come celebrate your unique spiritual gifts (Eph 4:11) in an affirming community, with prayer, art, story-sharing, lectio divina, education, and service. Information, lgbtq.welcoming.ministry@gmail.com.

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.

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.

BAPTISM OF INFANTS & YOUNG CHILDREN (under the age of 7) is celebrated monthly at one of the weekend Masses. To prepare for this most important sacrament, parents and godparents participate in a series of classes to update their understanding of baptism, to reflect on their responsibility to guide their children in the practice of the faith, and to learn about the many ways our parish supports families. Please allow at least two months for preparation. Information, Julianna Castro, 206-619-0816.

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.

OPENING WIDER OUR HEARTS – SAVE THE DATE! The 12th Annual Catholic African Connections Conference will be held Saturday, April 13 at St. Thomas More in Lynnwood. Join us for an African Mass, keynote speaker, morning and afternoon breakout sessions. This free event is open to all who are involved with, or thinking about, a partnership beyond our borders, particularly in Africa. Information: Tammi Murray, 360-990-0900.

Mental Health & Wellness Ministry

OCD SEATTLE is a free adult, drop-in peer support group providing information, education and support for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Hoarding Disorder. Attend Presentations by Carol Lundemo, OCD therapist and specialist and Jackie Randall, clinical psychologist and owner of Northwest CBT. Saturday, March 16, 10:00am–Noon at Swedish Medical Center, 747 Broadway, Seattle, Room B1, across from Cafeteria on B Level.

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. Refreshments will be served.

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.

DROP -IN ART GROUP takes place on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from Noon–2:00 pm. Information, Nancy Granger, Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269.

TAI CHI CLASSES are held on Fridays in the Pastoral Outreach Center 5-6 pm. All levels welcomed!

NEW TELEPHONE-BASED CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP. Many of us who are caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease have little time in the day to attend a potentially very valuable support group. The Alzheimer’s Association of America offers a telephone-based caregiver support group which will take place on Thursdays from 4-5 pm beginning April 11. The group provides caregivers a safe and confidential space to share their concerns and get support. Call AFA 866-232-8484 to register.

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 Seattle, Tacoma, and Lynden and St. Joseph Mission in Kalama.


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