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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 “From the cloud came a voice that said, ‘This is my chosen Son; listen to him.’” Icon of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral Iconographer.

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 ST. JAMES WINTER SHELTER is open for six 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. The Winter Shelter is also in need of large cans of men’s spray deodorant. Donations can be brought to Sunday Coffee Hour, dropped at the Parish Office, or shipped to the Cathedral. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

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.


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

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.

SENIOR SOCIAL EVENT, Tuesday, April 2nd 1:00-3:00pm, Pastoral Outreach Center. Silver Kite Theater Company performs an origonal production based on lives of multigenerational cast members. Audience is engaged in lively discussion following the performance. Light refreshments. Information or to RSVP, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

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.

HAVE YOU DRIFTED AWAY FROM YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH? Are you disillusioned by what you hear about the Church? The Welcome Back program provides a place where you can learn about changes in the Church, ask questions, and experience a small faith community. Our 8-week series begins Monday, April 29, and continues Mondays through June. Sessions are held 7:00 – 9:00 pm in Cathedral Place, 803 Terry Avenue. Information or to register, Rosanne Michaels, 206-654-4658.

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.

YOUNG ADULT WOMEN’S SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY. We’ll be reading Courageous Women: A Study on the Heroines of Biblical History by Stacy Mitch. If you need help purchasing a guide, contact Jamerika. The series begins Wednesday, March 27, 6:00pm-8:30pm, in the Mother Mary Rose Room at the Pastoral Outreach Center, located at 9th and Columbia. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

Mental Health & Wellness Ministry

ARCHDIOCESE MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY NETWORKING LUNCHEON, Wednesday, March 20th, 11:30 – 1:30 pm, Holy Family Parish, 7045 120th Ave NE, Kirkland 98033. Guest speaker will share personal story of his struggle with family member’s mental illness. Panel of representatives from parish mental health ministries will share strategies on how to develop a welcoming environment for those with mental illness and their families. Free. Open to parish leaders and parishioners. RVSP to Erica Cohen-Moore, 206-382-4852.

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.

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.


We are now accepting applications for a Kitchen Manager. This is a full time position with benefits. Qualifications for this position should include the following:

Experience in the food industry, excellent organizational and people skills, enthusiasm and compassion toward serving anyone in need including the homeless. Food Handlers permit required.

Interested applicants should download the Seattle Archdiocesan Job Application at: -http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Assets/HR/6652_EmploymentApp2016Parish.pdf and send it with a cover letter and resume, via e-mail, to Teddi Callahan.

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. Louise in Bellevue, and St. Patrick in Seattle and Tacoma.


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