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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 “Healing of the Man Born Blind” Detail of the Ceremonial Bronze Doors. Ulrich Henn, sculptor.

NO YOUTH NIGHT THIS SUNDAY. There is no Youth Night this Sunday, March 31. Teens in grades 8-12 are invited join us next Sunday, April 6 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Curtis Leighton.

FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION AND HOLY HOUR. On Friday, April 5, we observe the traditional First Friday devotion, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 8:15am Mass, and a Holy Hour including Midday Prayer and Rosary at 12 Noon.

CONTEMPLATIVE EVENING PRAYER: FORGIVENESS. On Friday, April 5 at 6:30pm, you are invited to join in this beautiful service, with candlelight, silence, and music from the ecumenical community of Taizé.

YOUNG ADULT SIMPLE SUPPER FOLLOWING TAIZE PRAYER. Join us for Taizé prayer at St. James Cathedral. At the end of this contemplative prayer, young adults are invited to a simple supper in the Pastoral Outreach Center. Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Moments at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Vlad Buchheit.

CALLING ALL SENIORS! On Tuesday, April 2, 1-3pm, Pastoral Outreach Center, you are invited to a performance by Silver Kite Intergenerational Theater Company, which performs original life-story based theatre productions in retirement communities, schools, community centers, faith communities, and other community organizations. Light refreshments will be served. Information, or to RSVP, Nancy Granger, 206-382-4269.

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, April 3 at 7:00pm in the Fireside Room (lower level of the Pastoral Outreach Center at 907 Columbia Street, use courtyard entrance that faces Ninth Ave.). All are welcome; no RSVP needed.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION. This Lent, our communal celebrations of the Sacrament of Penance will be Saturday, April 6 at 4:00pm and Monday, April 8 at 7:30pm.

PRAYING THE STATIONS is a wonderful Lenten tradition in the Church. There are three opportunities to pray the Stations each week: on Mondays following 12:10pm Midday Prayer, Wednesdays following the 5:30pm Mass, and Fridays following the 8:15am Mass (except First Fridays). The unique Stations of the Cross in the Cathedral are the work of Joan Brand-Landkamer. They were inspired by the work of 20thcentury French artist Georges Rouault.

CHRISM MASS. On Thursday, April 11, at 7:00pm, you are invited to join Archbishop Sartain and the priests of the Archdiocese of Seattle for the annual Chrism Mass, during which oils are blessed for use in the celebration of the sacraments at the Easter Vigil and throughout the coming year. All are welcome. Because of the Chrism Mass, there will be no 5:30pm Mass on April 11.

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.

MUFFIN BAKERS NEEDED AT COFFEE HOUR. Coffee Hour is looking for volunteer muffin bakers for 4th Sundays. If you're available 2nd and 4th Sundays, we are also hiring a Coffee Lead to help assist the Coffee Hour Manager. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

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. Please drop off a new or gently used purse at Coffee Hour on Sundays or the parish office during the week. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT DINNER. Did you know the Church cares about your marriage and wants it to succeed? And did you know that St. James is committed to helping married couples live out their vocation? Good marriages can always be made better! Pope Francis has described marriage as “a project to be worked on together” and a “process of growth” (Amoris Laetitia, no. 218, 221). Marriage enrichment dinners are an opportunity for couples to connect with fellow parishioners and to build community in the process! Married couples of any age are welcome. Our next gathering is Saturday, April 6, Pastoral Outreach Center, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Babysitting provided. RSVP required. Information and registration, Suzanne Lee, 206-654-4640.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. How is your Lenten sacrifice deepening your relationship with not just yourself but with others, with God, and with the environment? In this vein, “Giving up plastic would benefit the common good more than giving up chocolate,” offers Fr. James Martin, SJ. This week, consider giving up plastic drinking straws and plastic shopping bags.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. We visited a middle-aged woman who became an alcoholic before she was a teenager. She spent 40 years struggling to survive chemical dependency, multiple serious health issues, physical abuse and homelessness. Her unquenchable faith in God kept her going, along with the help of social workers who never lost faith in her. Now she lives on a small disability income and is a model tenant in subsidized housing, where she encourages others to turn their lives around, too. All she asked of us was help to buy a few clothes and household items at a SVdP thrift store and hygiene items at a grocery store. With your support, we gladly met her needs – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

WIDOWED, DIVORCED OR SEPARATED? There is help. As a faith-based organization, Beginning Experience helps men and women cope with the pain of loss and move into the future with renewed hope. Join us for a weekend away for a lifetime of change April 5-7, 2019 at The Gwinwood Conference Center in Lacey. Information, Chris at 253-223-2645 or www.beoftacoma.org.

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.

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 Star of the Sea in Bremerton and Port Townsend, and the mission of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Eatonville.

 

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