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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 St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr, holding the palm of victory. Detail of Virgin & Child with Six Saints. Neri di Bicci, ca. 1456. St. James Cathedral Chapel.

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.

CELEBRATING THE DIVINE MERCY. The Sunday after Easter (April 28) is Divine Mercy Sunday, celebrating the mercy and love of Christ. There will be a special celebration at the Noon Mass that day followed by a lunch in Cathedral Place Hall. All are welcome! In the days leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday, beginning on April 19, a group of parishioners will pray the Divine Mercy chaplet daily in the Cathedral Chapel at 5:00pm. All are welcome to join them in this brief devotion, prayed on rosary beads.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU. Sometimes we help people who are on long, difficult personal journeys. A few months ago a compassionate apartment manager asked SVdP if we could help a family from Latin America pay rent. Although Mom speaks only Spanish, her teenage children are fluent in English. They are all trying to build a better future for themselves. But they have no income. Dad lives in their native country and is unable to send money. We visited and paid just enough rent to avoid eviction. The oldest daughter listened intently as we referred the family to other local charities that might give additional help. Later, we visited again and, before we left, gave more suggestions to the kind manager as to how he might help them obtain even more help elsewhere – help that could transform their lives. Without your support, this needy family would probably have lost their apartment. Thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

YOUNG ADULT WOMEN’S 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, let us know. We’ll be meeting in the Fireside Room at the Pastoral Outreach Center at 6:30pm on April 10, 24, May 8, and May 22. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

PURSE DRIVE THANK YOU. The St. James Young Adult Women’s Group wants to say thank you to everyone who donated purses to our drive during the month of March. We collected nearly 200 purses, clutches, and wallets for the Jubilee Women's Center. We appreciate everyone helping to improve the lives of women in our community.

SPRING ECOLOGY FILM SERIES. The St. James Care for Creation Committee, Seattle First Baptist Church and Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue will offer a series of documentaries focused on how we can better care for our waters, seas and oceans. Films will be on May 6, 13 and 20, 6:30pm at Seattle First Baptist (1111 Harvard Ave.). Sonic Sea, the first offering, is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. As Easter approaches, reflect on how you can continue to fast after Lent, by reducing your dependence on SUPs (single-use plastic). Can you recognize how fasting from SUPs can give you a stronger connection with your surroundings?

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.

SCAM ALERT! Cybercrime is hitting dioceses nationwide. If you receive a message from Father Ryan asking for help or requesting you to purchase a gift card, please delete it. It is a scam! When in doubt, contact the parish office to verify the legitimacy of any request you receive from the parish. Thank you! Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

CATHOLIC 101

4/24: REMBRANDT & THE FACE OF JESUS
7:00pm, Holy Names Room
FATHER TOM LUCAS, SJ, rector of the Jesuit community at Seattle University, explores Rembrandt’s depiction of the face of Christ.

5/22: FAITH & POLITICS
7:00pm, Holy Names Room
LT. GOV. CYRUS HABIB, a parishioner at St. James Cathedral, shares about how he brings his Catholic faith to bear in the political arena.

Information, Maria Laughlin

YOUTH MIGRANT PROJECT. Youth ages 14 and up are welcome to join us July 21-26 for a week of service, solidarity and fun in the Skagit Valley’s migrant work camps and Tri-Parish food bank. The deadline to register is May 12. Space is limited, so act fast! Information or to receive a registration packet, Curtis Leighton.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

Opportunities to Serve

MINISTRY OF PRESENCE IN THE CATHEDRAL. Each weekday in the Cathedral, a volunteer sits at a desk in the northeast corner of the Cathedral near the Mary Shrine, available to answer questions, accept prayer requests, and greet visitors who stop in between 1:00pm-4:00pm. It’s a quiet time to pray, read, and be present to those who come to the Cathedral, often people in need. We are currently looking for volunteers who might cover one afternoon each month, beginning in May. If you’d some quiet time in the Cathedral, we’d love to have you be a part of this ministry. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

MUFFIN BAKERS NEEDED AT COFFEE HOUR. Coffee Hour is looking for muffin bakers for 4th Sundays. We are also hiring a Coffee Lead to assist the Coffee Hour Manager on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

GARDEN SEEKS REGULAR VOLUNTEERS. Are you interested in seeing what it takes to maintain a working garden, from seed to harvest? The Cathedral Kitchen Garden is looking for volunteers who can come once a week to water, weed, and reap. This regular help is crucial to ensuring we are able to maintain a consistent output of fresh, organic produce for our homeless and food-insecure guests at the Cathedral Kitchen. Come and help us grow! Information, Dylan Hogan, 206-382-4235.

THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN NEEDS A FEW MORE VOLUNTEERS to help with cooking, preparing and serving our meals. Information, Teddi Callahan, 206-264-2091.

VAN DRIVERS NEEDED. Our Sunday van ministry is an important outreach to senior parishioners who would not be able to get to 10:00am Mass on Sunday if it weren’t for our drivers. It’s a simple but important way to reach out to some of our senior parishioners! Right now we have a need for just a driver on the third or fifth Sunday of the month. All training provided; background check required. Information, Maria Laughlin, 206-382-4284.

 

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