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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.

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.

THE ST. JAMES WINTER SHELTER currently has openings for volunteers to stay overnight on the 1st or 2nd Sundays of the month from 8pm to 7:30am. 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 needs small packs of tissues and large cans of men’s spray deodorant. Donations can be brought to Sunday Coffee Hour, the Parish Office, or be shipped. Thank you!

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.

THINKING OF BEING MARRIED AT ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL? Parishioners are able to schedule a wedding at St. James Cathedral 14 months in advance; non- parishioners are able to schedule 12 months in advance. We do require at least six months preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Information, Margaret Lynch, 206-382-4288.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. The world produces more than 300 million tons of plastic each year, and scientists estimate that up to 91% is not recycled. This Lent, try to be conscious about how material things pollute the Earth. Can you cut down on your use of convenient Single Use Plastics? Have you considered how our society’s hyper-consumptive habits affect the Earth?

ST. JAMES ECOLOGY FAIR Sunday, April 7 after the 10am and 12 noon Masses in Cathedral Hall. Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ calls for every person on the planet to show mercy to the Earth, our common home. Our annual Fair is an opportunity to become better informed and to take action to protect and nurture our environment.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR LUNCH AT OUR LIVE, EAT & LEARN SEMINAR at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery on Saturday, April 6, 2019, beginning with 10:30am Mass, 11:30am discussion, 12:30 lunch. We’ll discuss the churches teaching on cremation, green burial, non-Catholic burials, veteran burials, options, costs, and we’ll answer any other questions you might have. Seating is limited. Please RSVP: (206) 366-8834 or RSVP by email to: accparish@mycatholiccemetery.org. Address: Holyrood Cemetery, 205 NE 205th St, Shoreline, WA 98155.

FREE MIDDAY CONCERT Thursday, March 28 at 12:30pm. St. James Cathedral welcomes visiting choirs from high schools, colleges, and choral organizations around the world to experience singing in the wonderful acoustics of the Cathedral. As part of their visit, Chino Hills High School Choir from Chino Hills, California, directed by Laura Rutherford, will present an informal 30-minute concert. We invite you to come to hear the artistry of these young musicians and welcome them to Seattle. Their program includes African-American spirituals as well as sacred music by Elizabeth Poston, Ola Gjeilo, and more. No passes required.

TALLIS SCHOLARS CONCERT Saturday, April 6 at 8:00pm. Cappella Romana presents the worldrenowned Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips, for an evening of soaring Renaissance music inspired by the Sistine Chapel. The program includes Allegri’s famous Miserere and music by Palestrina, Josquin, and more. Information and reserved passes: 503-236-8202 ; pay-as-able parishioner passes (limited availability) 206-382-4874 or musicoffice@stjames-cathedral.org.

OUTREACH SUNDAY. On the first Sunday of the month, several of our Cathedral Outreach and Advocacy ministries are present at Coffee Hour after the 10am Mass. Come over next Sunday to learn more about their work, and to perhaps get involved! Ministry groups will include St. Vincent de Paul and Volunteer (Chore) Services.

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

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.

CD OF SUNDAY MASS. Do you know someone who is unable to attend Sunday Mass but would appreciate staying connected by listening to the Mass on CD? Each Sunday, a faithful volunteer records and masters the 10:00am Mass, including the music, prayers, reading, and homilies. This CD is mailed at no charge to homebound parishioners and to “long-distance” parishioners around the country, along with a Sunday bulletin. If you or someone you know would like to be added to the list, contact Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

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.

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.

BABYSITTING is available for children up to four years of age on Sundays during the 10:00am and Noon Masses, during baptism preparation classes, and during special events for parents and families. The program is located in the Mother Cabrini Room on the first floor of the Pastoral Outreach Center; enter through the courtyard at Ninth and Columbia. Information, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

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

ARE YOU RAISING A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS? The Faith Mentors program provides a class for your child to be tutored one-on-one by a teen mentor (under adult supervision) in the ways of faith, including sacramental preparation. Information, Brenda Bellamy, 206-274-3108.

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 Pastoral Outreach Center, Mother Mary Rose Room, 907 Columbia St. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

THE KITCHEN GARDEN NEEDS YOUR HELP. Now that Spring is here, the Cathedral Kitchen Garden is seeking help with maintaining flower and vegetable beds. We need volunteers to regularly assist with watering and harvesting. This is perfect for anyone looking for a reason to get outdoors. Come help those in need while spending some time in the sun! Information, Dylan Hogan, 206-382-4235.

OPERATION NIGHTWATCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Operation Nightwatch is an organization that seeks to reduce the impacts of poverty by providing food, clothing, shelter, and other assistance to persons experiencing homelessness. Every Second Sunday of the month, a team of volunteers from St. James helps serve and clean up after their evening meal. We need some additional volunteers! This is a great opportunity for people who would like to volunteer but can’t find time during the regular work week. Information, Dylan Hogan, 206-382-4235.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL ANNOUNCES that our annual “Stuff the Truck” event will take place on Sunday, May 26 in the O’Dea parking lot. Hours and more details will be announced as we get closer to that date. For now, Lent is a perfect time to start sorting through all your “stuff” to find “treasures” to donate to SVdP on May 26. Big sellers in our thrift stores include books, dishes, pots, pans and clothes. The money we raise from selling your items in SVdP stores supports SVdP activities that help low income residents throughout King County. Thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

Mental Health & Wellness Ministry

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.

The efforts of donors and supporters at St. James Cathedral blood drive are incredibly appreciated. Please know that patients and their families are truly grateful for your support.

RESULTS FOR MARCH 18TH BLOOD DRIVE.
Registered Donors - 17 - Thank you!
Units Collected - 11 - Not all donors can donate each time, we must thank all that try!
Lives Saved - 33 - each pint is separated into 3 components, red cells, platelets and plasma!

We had 2 first time donors. Welcome! We hope you will become a career donor with Bloodworks Northwest. The donor with the most donations at this blood drive has given 106 pints of blood in their lifetime! That is over 13 gallons! Thank you for your tremendous support!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The next blood drive at St. James Cathedral will be Sunday, June 23rd.

Social Gathering Calling All Seniors!
featuring
Performance by Silver Kite International Theater
Tuesday, April 2nd 1:00-3:00PM
Pastoral Outreach Center
Light Refreshments
Info: Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269

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 Sacred Heart in Battle Ground and Enumclaw.

 

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