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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 Raising of Lazarus. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral Iconographer.

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.

FAMILY STATIONS OF THE CROSS immediately following the Noon Mass today. Please join us in this 15-minute traditional prayer, led by the young people of the parish.

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.

EASTER CROWDS. Parishioners, please note that the Easter morning Masses tend to be very crowded, with almost as many people standing as sitting at the 10:00am and 12 Noon Masses. Let’s be as welcoming as possible to our guests and visitors during the coming holy days! If you prefer not to brave the crowds (and to keep your usual seat!), plan on arriving early, or consider attending the 8:00am or 5:30pm Mass on Easter Day.

EASTER GREETERS NEEDED! We need greeters to assist at the Masses of Easter Day at 10:00am and 12 Noon, to welcome our visitors and regulars on Easter morning and hand out programs. You will need to arrive one hour early. Reserved seats will be provided for you as soon as Mass begins. Information, Corinna Laughlin.

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.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE APRIL 30. If you plan to apply for a Scholarship to the Rainbow Schools or Simperman Scholar Schools, please note the deadline is quickly approaching. Please submit all requirements with the application form. Information, Theresa Van de Ven, 206-219-5822.

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. Our young adult women’s group is 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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL ASKS YOU to please take time during Lent to select and set aside a few “treasures” you can part with at our annual “Stuff the Truck” event. This year’s “Stuff” will be on Sunday, May 26 in the O’Dea parking lot, from 8am to 2pm. That is a later date than in recent years, giving you more time to select gently used (or new) items to donate. Big sellers in our thrift stores include books, DVDs, dishes, pots, pans, other kitchen items and clothes. The money raised from selling your items in SVdP stores supports SVdP activities that help low income residents throughout King County. Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. Plastic remains in our ecosystem for hundreds of years. It kills countless fish and hundreds of thousands of marine mammals every year. To prevent plastic waste ending up in the oceans, consider a “litter pilgrimage” this Lent. On your next prayer walk, bring a bag to collect any garbage you encounter. Invite friends, other parishioners, or neighbors to come along, and make it a group effort to clean up plastic waste!

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.

YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT. Teens in grades 8-12 are welcome to join us this Sunday evening as we explore our faith through creativity, imagination and art. We’ll meet, as usual, in the Pastoral Outreach Center from 6:30—8:30pm.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

CRS RICE BOWL FOR THE FIFTH WEEK OF LENT. This week, we encounter Ona in Gaza, where despite lack of economic opportunity, people pursue their dreams by building businesses to better their lives. How do your daily choices impact others throughout the world? How can your choices support the dignity of workers? Visit www.crsricebowl.org for more. St. James Cathedral will be collecting your Rice Bowls at the Holy Thursday Mass. If you cannot turn yours in that night, then please place it in the collection basket at Mass on Easter Sunday. Thank you for your Lenten sacrifice that brings hope to our sisters and brothers most in need.

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 for up to date information on Cathedral happenings.

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.

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Moments at St. James

REST IN PEACE. Please pray for the repose of the souls of Donna Merlino and Myra Christine Kausche.

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, and holy water bottles, as well as books exploring Cathedral art and history.

Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284

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. George in Seattle, St. George (Byzantine) in Olympia, and St. Mark in Shoreline.

 

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