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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 Icon of the Resurrection of the Lord. Joan Brand-Landkamer, Cathedral Iconographer.

CELEBRATING THE DIVINE MERCY. You are invited to join in praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet today immediately following the Noon Mass. The Chaplet will be led by the young people of the parish. Afterwards, all are welcome to a festive lunch Cathedral Hall.

REPORT FROM ST VINCENT DE PAUL. Your SVdP donations made it possible for our Cathedral Vincentians to do 136 home visits during January, February & March and help 176 low (or no) income residents of St James parish who struggle to pay for life's necessities, such as rent, electricity, beds, food, clothes and basic hygiene products. Your generosity is great, but we continue to be asked for more help than we can provide, especially with the high rents in central Seattle. That means we and those we serve are deeply grateful for every dollar you share with SVdP – thank you! Information, Bob Clifford, 206-718-4158.

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.

A WEEKLY TIP ON CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME. During Lent, you were encouraged to reduce your dependence on single-use plastics (SUPs). What lasting changes are you going to make? Do you find yourself looking at plastics in a different way? List three things you are going to commit to changing.

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, May 1 at 7:00pm in the Fireside Room (lower level of the Pastoral Outreach Center at 907 Columbia Street). All are welcome; no RSVP needed. My soul is thirsting for God, the God of my life; when can I enter and see the face of God? (Psalm 42)

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.

IS SEATTLE DYING? According to the annual Point in Time count, there is a rise in the number of people experiencing homelessness in our region. On Thursday, May 16, there will be a dinner conversation based on Seattle is Dying, a TV documentary that raises questions about what must be done. Space is limited and RSVP required. Information, Patrick Barredo, 206-382-4515.

CRS RICE BOWL: ENCOUNTER THE RISEN CHRIST. We prayed, fasted and gave alms this past Lent—and now we continue to celebrate Easter joy! Our Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl challenges us as we encounter our Risen Lord to bring the hope of Resurrection to a world in need. You can still turn in your Rice Bowl. Please convert your CRS Rice Bowl gifts into checks made out to St. James Cathedral for easier counting, be sure to write “CRS Rice Bowl” on the memo line, and then place your gift into the collection basket at Mass. You may also donate directly to Catholic Relief Services at www.crsricebowl.org/give. And did you know that 25% of Rice Bowl funds remain in this archdiocese? St. James Cathedral receives some of those funds to support the Cathedral Garden, which provides fresh produce for the Cathedral Kitchen!

Sacred Steps
Sacramental Moments at St. James

Congratulations to Jacob Flores, Katy Pereira, and Averie Timoteo who received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion at the Easter Vigil. Congratulations also to Christina Timoteo, Ciara Timoteo, and Natalee Timoteo who were received into the Full Communion of the Catholic Church and celebrated the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. We welcome with joy these newest members of the family of faith!

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

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.

COFFEE HOUR LEAD NEEDED. If you are available 2nd and 4th Sundays, we are hiring a Coffee Lead to help assist the Coffee Hour Manager. Duties include serving, cleaning, and hospitality. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

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 or June. 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.

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. 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.

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH, a time to pray, support and fight stigma for people affected by mental illness and their families in our parish, city and country. Did you know…

  • 1 in 5 adults in the United States lives with a mental health condition and 1 in 25 adults lives with a serious mental illness
  • Half of all lifelong mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24, but early intervention can help
  • No fewer than 4 youth in King County have died by suicide in April. 90% of those who take their own lives have an underlying mental illness. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and rates for suicide in youth are increasing at an alarming rate. Suicide is preventable.
  • Today’s treatments for serious mental illnesses are highly effective; between 70-90% of individuals have significant reduction of symptoms and improved quality of life with the right help and supports.

Information, Nancy Granger, Parish Mental Health Nurse, 206-382-4269, or visit www.stjames-cathedral.org/education/mentalhealth.aspx.

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.

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.

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.

YOUNG ADULTS

TAIZE GATHERING & SIMPLE SUPPER. Join us for Taizé prayer at 6:30pm, Friday, May 3. At the end of this contemplative, communal prayer, we’ll have a simple supper in the Pastoral Outreach Center located at 9th and Columbia. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

CYO SOFTBALL IS HERE! Are you a Cathedral young adult ages 18-39? Come play softball with us as we compete against other parishes in the archdiocese. Season starts June 4 and ends August 10. Fee is $40 per player. Game schedule: http://www.oyyae.org/athletics/adultsports. You can register here: https://www.stjames-cathedral.org/BusinessCenter/Giving.aspx. Please type in "SOFTBALL" in the memo line. Scholarships are available. Registration deadline is May 3. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

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 May 8 and May 22. Information, Jamerika Haynes, 206-382-4235.

THIRD SUNDAY SOCIAL. Join us for our monthly social in the Rectory Parlors after the 5:30pm Mass on Sunday, May 19. Get to know other young adults while enjoying cheese, crackers, & refreshments! The Rectory Parlors are near the entrance to the bookstore. Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082.

Information, Curtis Leighton, 206-264-2082

SEND A MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY TO OUR SISTERS AND BROTHERS AT THE BORDER. Come to the Immigrant Assistance table at coffee hour after 10:00am mass on Sunday, May 5 to write a note of solidarity to those on the border. These cards will be hand-delivered by the team going to El Paso, Texas in July. 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.

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.

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 parish of St. Catherine in Seattle and the missions of St. Catherine in Cathlamet and Concrete.

 

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